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BC-AP Sportlight

May 27, 2019

May 28

1901 — Parader, ridden by Fred Landry, overcomes a bad start to win the Preakness Stakes by two lengths over Sadie S.

1904 — Bryn Mawr, with Eugene Hildebrand aboard, captures the Preakness, finishing a length ahead of Wotan.

1946 — The Washington Senators beat New York 2-1 in the first night game at Yankee Stadium.

1956 — Dale Long of the Pittsburgh Pirates hits a home run in his eighth consecutive game for a major league record. Long connects off Brooklyn’s Carl Erskine at Forbes Field.

1978 — Al Unser wins his third Indianapolis 500, the fifth driver to do so, edging Tom Sneva by 8.19 seconds.

1985 — The San Diego Sockers beat the Baltimore Blast 5-3 to win the MISL title in five games.

1995 — Jacques Villeneuve wins the Indianapolis 500 after fellow Canadian Scott Goodyear is penalized for passing the pace car on the final restart.

2006 — Sam Hornish Jr. overcomes a critical mistake in the pits and a pair of Andrettis — Marco and father Michael — to win by .0635 seconds in the second-closest Indianapolis 500.

2007 — Duke loses to Johns Hopkins 12-11 in the NCAA lacrosse championship game. The Blue Devils never finished their 2006 season, and then make it all the way back to the title game.

2011 — Novak Djokovic extends his perfect start to the season at the French Open, beating Juan Martin del Potro 6-3, 3-6, 6-3, 6-2. Djokovic’s 40-0 start to 2011 is the second-best opening streak in the Open era, which started in 1968.

2016 — Klay Thompson makes a playoff-record 11 3-pointers and scores 41 points, and the defending champion Golden State Warriors force a seventh game in the Western Conference finals with a 108-101 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder.

2017 — Angelique Kerber becomes the first women’s No. 1 seed to lose in the French Open’s first round in the Open era. Kerber loses 6-2, 6-2 to the 40th-ranked Ekaterina Makarova of Russia.

2018 — Jack Tigh scores 36 seconds into the game for his first of three goals in the opening half, and Matt Gaudet scores four goals as Yale beat Duke 13-11 to win its first NCAA lacrosse title.

2018 — Kevin Durant scores 34 points and the Golden State Warriors head to their fourth straight NBA Finals after rallying from another big deficit with a huge third quarter and beating the Houston Rockets 101-92 in Game 7 of the Western Conference finals. The defending champions trail by as many as 15 in the first half. Stephen Curry, who finishes with 27 points, scores 14 of Golden State’s 33 points in the third quarter. The Rockets miss all 14 3-point attempts in that period.

2018 — The Vegas Golden Knights take a big step in their unlikely quest to win the Stanley Cup, beating the Washington Capitals 6-4 in a Game 1 thriller. Fourth-line forward Tomas Nosek scores a go-ahead goal midway through the third period and has an empty-net goal with 2.7 seconds left.

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