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AP Sportlight

June 12, 2018
June 13

1913 — James Rowe, who won the Belmont Stakes in 1872 and 1873 as a jockey, sets the record for most Belmont wins by a trainer (eight), with a victory by Prince Eugene.

1935 — Jim Braddock scores a 15-round unanimous decision over Max Baer in New York to win the world heavyweight title.

1953 — Ben Hogan wins the U.S. Open for the fourth time, with a six-stroke victory over Sam Snead.

1959 — Billy Casper captures the U.S. Open golf tournament over Bob Rosburg.

1971 — Kathy Whitworth takes the LPGA championship by four strokes over Kathy Ahern.

1982 — Jan Stephenson wins the LPGA championship with a two-stroke triumph over Joanne Carner.

1991 — The National, the nation’s first all-sports daily newspaper, ceases publication.

1992 — Sergei Bubka of Ukraine breaks his own world outdoor record in the pole vault by soaring 20 feet, one-half inch. The jump is the 30th time that Bubka has set the record indoors or outdoors, surpassing the 29 world records by distance runner Paavo Nurmi of Finland in the 1920s.

1993 — Patty Sheehan wins the LPGA Championship for a third time, beating Lauri Merten by a stroke.

1997 — Chicago wins its fifth NBA championship in the last seven years when Steve Kerr’s last-second shot gives the Bulls a 90-86 Game 6 victory over the Utah Jazz.

2003 — Roger Clemens reaches 300 wins and becomes the third pitcher with 4,000 strikeouts, leading the New York Yankees over the St. Louis Cardinals 5-2.

2010 — Zenyatta wins her 17th consecutive race, the longest winning streak by a modern day thoroughbred in unrestricted races. The 6-year-old mare, ridden by Hall of Famer Mike Smith, wins the $200,000 Vanity Handicap at Hollywood Park. Zenyatta surpasses the 16-race winning streaks of Cigar, 1948 Triple Crown winner Citation and Mister Frisky.

2012 — Matt Cain pitches the 22nd perfect game in major league history and first for San Francisco, striking out a career-high 14 batters and getting help from two running catches by outfielders Melky Cabrera and Gregor Blanco to beat the Houston Astros 10-0.

2014 — The Netherlands thrashes Spain 5-1 in the World Cup, avenging a loss in the 2010 final.

2014 — The Los Angeles Kings win the Stanley Cup for the second time in three years with a 3-2 victory over the New York Rangers in Game 5. Alec Martinez scores 14:43 into the second overtime to end the longest postseason in franchise history.

2016 — LeBron James and Kyrie Irving score 41 points each, and the Cleveland Cavaliers stave off NBA Finals elimination with a 112-97 victory in Game 5. The Golden State Warriors play without suspended star Draymond Green.

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