June 21896 -- Hastings, ridden by H. Griffin, edges Handspring by a neck to capture the Belmont Stakes.
1908 -- Royal Tourist, ridden by Eddie Dugan, posts a four-length victory over Live Wire in the Preakness Stakes.
1909 -- Joe Madden, ridden by Eddie Dugan, wins the Belmont Stakes by eight lengths over Wise Mason.
1935 -- Babe Ruth, 40, announces his retirement as a player.
1947 -- After a six-year layoff, 13-year-old Honey Cloud wins the second race at Aqueduct. His jockey, Clarence Minner, takes his first ride in 10 years.
1985 -- Nancy Lopez beats Alice Miller by eight strokes to win the LPGA championship.
1991 -- Andrettis finish 1-2-3 in the Miller 200 at Wisconsin State Fair Park Speedway in Milwaukee. Mario Andretti finishes third, his son Michael wins the race and his nephew John finished second.
1996 -- Annika Sorenstam closes with a 4-under 66 to win her second consecutive U.S. Women's Open. Sorenstam's 8-under 272 is the best ever in the Open.
2002 -- Annika Sorenstam matches the LPGA record for margin of victory in a 54-hole event while winning the inaugural Kellogg-Keebler Classic. Sorenstam finishes at 21-under 195 to win by 11 strokes.
2005 -- Jockey Russell Baze records his 9,000th career victory aboard Queen of the Hunt in the eighth race at Golden Gate Fields.
2007 -- Daniel Gibson scores a career-high 31 points as Cleveland beats Detroit 98-82 to advance to the NBA Finals. The Cavaliers are the third team to come back from an 0-2 deficit in a conference finals, joining the 1971 Baltimore Bullets and 1993 Chicago Bulls.
2008 -- Pittsburgh outlasts Detroit 4-3 in three overtimes of Game 5 of the Stanley Cup finals. Petr Sykora scores at 9:57 of the third overtime ending the fifth-longest finals game in NHL history.
2010 -- Armando Galarraga of the Detroit Tigers loses his bid for a perfect game with two outs in the ninth inning on a call that first base umpire Jim Joyce later admits he blew. First baseman Miguel Cabrera cleanly fields Jason Donald's grounder to his right and makes an accurate throw to Galarraga covering the bag. The ball is there in time, and all of Comerica Park is ready to celebrate the 3-0 win over Cleveland, until Joyce emphatically signals safe.
2011 -- Dirk Nowitzki makes the tie-breaking layup with 3.6 seconds left, and the Dallas Mavericks roar back from 15 points down in the fourth quarter to beat the Miami Heat 95-93 and tie the NBA finals at one game apiece. The Mavs outscore the Heat 22-5 down the stretch and pull off the biggest comeback win in an NBA finals since 1992.
June 31932 -- Lou Gehrig becomes the first major league player to hit four consecutive home runs in a game, giving the New York Yankees a 20-13 win over the Philadelphia A's. Gehrig's feat, however, is overshadowed by the resignation of John McGraw, manager of the New York Giants for 30 years.
1944 -- Bounding Home, ridden by G.L. Smith, wins the Belmont Stakes by one-half length over Pensive, the winner of the Kentucky Derby and Preakness.
1961 -- Sherluck, ridden by Braulio Baeza, wins the Belmont Stakes. Carry Beck, the winner of the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness, finishes seventh.
1984 -- Patty Sheehan wins the LPGA championship by a record 10 strokes over Beth Daniel and Pat Bradley.
1991 -- Thomas Hearns becomes a world champion for the sixth time, capturing the World Boxing Association's light-heavyweight title with a 12-round unanimous decision over Virgil Hill.
1992 -- Chicago's Michael Jordan scores a record 35 points, including a record six 3-pointers, in the first half as the Bulls beat Portland 122-89 in the opening game of the NBA Finals. Jordan finishes with 39 points and Chicago is only two points shy of the largest victory margin in the finals.
1995 -- Pedro Martinez of Montreal pitches nine perfect innings against San Diego before giving up a leadoff double to Bip Roberts in the 10th inning of the Expos' 1-0 win.
1999 -- Four days after her first LPGA Tour victory, Kelli Kuehne ties the Women's U.S. Open record with an 8-under 64 in the first round to take a one-stroke lead over Juli Inkster.
2001 -- Karrie Webb wins the U.S. Women's Open in a runaway for the second year in a row. Webb shoots a 1-under 69 for an eight-stroke victory, the largest margin at a Women's Open in 21 years.
2004 -- Calgary ties an NHL record with its 10th road win of the playoffs with a 3-2 overtime victory over Tampa Bay in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup finals. The New Jersey Devils also won 10 road playoff games during their championship seasons of 1995 and 2000.
2006 -- Jeff Burton has the biggest come-from-behind win ever in a Busch race, overcoming a 36th-place starting position in the Dover 200 for his second victory of the season.
2006 -- Russia's Nikolai Valuev retains his WBA heavyweight title in Hanover, Germany, stopping Jamaican challenger Owen Beck with a right uppercut in the third round.
2011 -- Roger Federer ends Novak Djokovic's perfect season and 43-match winning streak, beating him 7-6 (5), 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (5) in the French Open semifinals. Federer advances to the title match against five-time champion Rafael Nadal. Nadal reaches his sixth final in seven years at Roland Garros by defeating Andy Murray 6-4, 7-5, 6-4 in the other semifinal.
June 41870 -- Ed Brown becomes the first African-American jockey to win the Belmont Stakes, with Kingfisher.
1927 -- The United States wins the first Ryder Cup golf tournament by beating Britain 9½-2½.
1932 -- Faireno, ridden by Tommy Malley, wins the Belmont Stakes by 1½ lengths over Osculator. Burgoo King, the Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner, doesn't race.
1966 -- Ameroid, ridden by Bill Boland, wins the Belmont Stakes by 2½ lengths over Buffle. Kauai King, the Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner, finishes fourth.
1987 -- Danny Harris defeats Edwin Moses with a 47.56 mark in the 400 hurdles at a meet in Madrid, Spain, ending the longest winning streak in track and field history. Moses, who finishes .13 seconds behind Harris, had won 122 consecutive races dating to Aug. 26, 1977.
1988 -- West Germany's Steffi Graf beats 17-year-old Natalia Zvereva of the Soviet Union in 32 minutes with a 6-0, 6-0 victory to win the French Open women's title for the second straight year. Graf loses only 13 points in the match.
1990 -- Penn State officially is voted into the Big Ten. The school becomes the 11th member of the league and first addition to the Midwest-based conference since Michigan State in 1949.
1994 -- Haile Gebrselassie becomes the first Ethiopian to set a world track record with a time of 12:56.96 in the men's 5,000-meter race at Hengelo, Netherlands.
1997 -- Spain's Sergi Bruguera, No. 16, is the only seeded player left in the French Open after a 4-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-2 victory over Morocco's Hicham Arazi in the quarterfinals. The three unseeded players in the semifinals is a first for the tournament.
2005 -- Justine Henin-Hardenne beats a rattled and fumbling Mary Pierce 6-1, 6-1 to win the French Open women's singles title, capping a remarkable comeback from a blood virus with her fourth Grand Slam title and her second at Roland Garros.
2005 -- Jockey Eddie Castro sets a North American record for most wins by a jockey in a single day at one racetrack by winning nine races on the 13-race card at Miami's Calder Race Course.
2008 -- The Detroit Red Wings win the Stanley Cup for the fourth time in 11 seasons with a 3-2 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 6 of the finals. Detroit defenseman Henrik Zetterberg, who had a goal and assist in the Cup clincher, wins the Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP.
2009 -- Randy Johnson earns his 300th win, becoming the 24th major league pitcher to reach the milestone by leading San Francisco to a 5-1 victory over the Washington Nationals in the first game of a doubleheader.
2011 -- China's Li Na captures her first Grand Slam singles title, becoming the first tennis player from China, man or woman, to achieve such a feat. Na beats Francesca Schiavone 6-4, 7-6 (0) in the French Open final. The title is only Li's fifth in her career, and first on clay.
June 51884 -- James McLaughlin becomes the first jockey to ride three consecutive Belmont Stakes winners, when he rides Panique to victory. He previously won with George Kinney (1883) and Forester (1882). McLaughlin repeats his feat in 1886-88. McLaughlin's triple is matched by jockey Laffit Pincay Jr. in 1984.
1925 -- Willie McFarlane beats Bobby Jones by one stroke in the second round of a playoff to capture the U.S. Open.
1937 -- War Admiral, ridden by Charles Kurtsinger, wins the Triple Crown with a three-length victory over Sceneshifter in the Belmont Stakes.
1943 -- Count Fleet, ridden by Johnny Longden, wins the Triple Crown with a 25-length romp over Fairy Manhunt in the Belmont Stakes. Count Fleet is such a heavy favorite for the race, going off at odds of 1-20, that no place or show wagering is allowed.
1952 -- Jersey Joe Walcott scores a 15-round unanimous decision over Ezzard Charles in Philadelphia to retain the world heavyweight title.
1961 -- The newly formed American Basketball League adopts the 3-point field goal.
1977 -- The Portland Trail Blazers hold off the Philadelphia 76ers 109-107 to win the NBA championship in six games. Portland becomes the first team in the 31-year history of the league to win four straight after losing the first two games.
1985 -- Steve Cauthen wins the Epsom Derby aboard Slip Anchor and became the only American jockey to win both the English and Kentucky Derbies. Cauthen had ridden Affirmed to victory in the 1978 Kentucky Derby.
1990 -- At 14, Jennifer Capriati becomes the youngest Grand Slam semifinalist by rallying from a 1-4 deficit in the final set to beat Manuela Maleeva 3-6, 6-1, 7-5 in the French Open quarterfinals.
1993 -- Colonial Affair carries Julie Krone into the record books by winning the Belmont Stakes. Colonial Affair finishes 2¼ lengths ahead of Kissin Kris, making Krone the first female jockey to win a Triple Crown race.
1994 -- Beth Daniel's 20-under 268 in the Oldsmobile Classic ties the LPGA record for 72 holes by Nancy Lopez in the 1985 Henredon Classic.
1994 -- Arantxa Sanchez Vicario and Sergi Bruguera produce the best day of tennis in Spanish history. Sanchez Vicario beats Mary Pierce 6-4, 6-4 in the French Open final and Bruguera retains his title by defeating another Spaniard, Alberto Berasategui, 6-3, 7-5, 2-6, 6-1.1998 -- Doug Dunakey becomes the fourth player to shoot a 59 -- and the second in three weeks on the Nike Tour. Dunakey, in the Miami Valley Open, needing a par on the final hole to shoot a 58, three-putts, missing a 2-footer for par.
1999 -- Steffi Graf wins her sixth French Open title and her first Grand Slam championship in almost three years, beating top-ranked Martina Hingis 4-6, 7-5, 6-2. Graf is the first woman in the open era to beat the top three players in the world at the same event. On her way to the final, Graf beat No. 2 Lindsay Davenport and No. 3 Monica Seles.
1999 -- Charismatic loses his bid to become the 12th Triple Crown winner when he fractures his left front cannon bone and sesamoid while finishing third to Lemon Drop Kid in the Belmont Stakes.
2000 -- Shigeki Maruyama of Japan takes golf's magic number one notch lower by shooting a 58 during qualifying for the U.S. Open. The score is not recognized as a PGA Tour record because it happened in a qualifying round. Maruyama, carding 29 on both nines, has 11 birdies and an eagle on the par-71 South course at Woodmont Country Club, one of 12 qualifying sites for the U.S. Open.
2004 -- Smarty Jones loses his Triple Crown bid and his perfect record when Birdstone runs him down near the finish of a thrilling Belmont Stakes. Birdstone, a 36-1 long shot ridden by Edgar Prado, returns $74, $14 and $8.60.
2005 -- Spanish teenager Rafael Nadal beats unseeded Mariano Puerta of Argentina in four sets to win the French Open men's singles title. The No. 4-seeded Nadal becomes the youngest men's Grand Slam champion since Pete Sampras won the U.S. Open at 19 in 1990.
2010 -- Francesca Schiavone becomes the first Italian woman to win a Grand Slam title, beating Samantha Stosur in the French Open final 6-4, 7-6 (2). Schiavone, two weeks shy of her 30th birthday, becomes the oldest woman to win her first Grand Slam title since Ann Jones won at Wimbledon in 1969 at age 30.
2010 -- Drosselmeyer pulls off an upset in the Belmont Stakes, seizing the lead in the stretch and giving Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott his first win in a Triple Crown race. Sent off at odds of 13-1, Drosselmeyer defeats Fly Down by three-quarters of a length. Drosselmeyer also gives jockey Mike Smith his first Belmont win in his 13th try.
2011 -- Rafael Nadal wins his record-equaling sixth French Open title, beating Roger Federer 7-5, 7-6 (3), 5-7, 6-1 in the final. It's the fourth final at Roland Garros between the two players, with Nadal winning won all four. The Spaniard matches Bjorn Borg's record of six French Open titles and earns his 10th major overall.
June 61919 -- Man o' War wins his first race, a 5-furlong contest over a straightaway at Belmont Park. The 3-to-5 favorite wins by six lengths, covering the distance in 59 seconds.
1924 -- Cyril Walker captures the U.S. Open with a three-stroke victory over Bobby Jones.
1936 -- Granville, ridden by J. Stout, wins the Belmont Stakes by a neck over Mr. Bones. Bold Venture, the Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner, does not run in the race.
1981 -- Summing, ridden by George Martins, wins the Belmont Stakes, spoiling Pleasant Colony's Triple Crown bid.
1987 -- Bet Twice, ridden by Craig Perret, breezes to a 14-length victory in the Belmont Stakes to deny Alysheba the Triple Crown. Alysheba is a distant fourth.
1987 -- West Germany's Steffi Graf, eight days shy of her 18th birthday, becomes the youngest women's champion of the French Open when she beats Martina Navratilova 6-4, 4-6, 8-6.
1990 -- Mark Messier, who led the Edmonton Oilers to the Stanley Cup for the fifth time in seven years, edges Boston's Ray Bourque in the closest balloting for the Hart Trophy. Messier wins the NHL's MVP award by two points, receiving 227 of a possible 315 points in balloting by the Professional Hockey Writers Association.
1998 -- Real Quiet is denied the Triple Crown when Victory Gallop edges him at the wire in the Belmont Stakes before a crowd of 80,162. The crowd is the second-largest in the track's history and just shy of the mark set in 1971 when Canonero II failed in his Triple Crown bid before 82,694.
1999 -- Andre Agassi rallies to win the French Open and become the fifth man to complete a career Grand Slam. After losing the first two sets, Agassi surges back to beat Andrei Medvedev 1-6, 2-6, 6-4, 6-3, 6-4. Agassi won the 1992 Wimbledon, 1994 U.S. Open and 1995 Australian Open.
1999 -- Juli Inkster wins the U.S. Women's Open with a 16-under 272 total, the lowest 72-hole score in the championship's 54-year history.
2006 -- Alicia Hollowell throws her third straight shutout and sets the Women's College World Series record for strikeouts in a 5-0 win over Northwestern that gives Arizona the NCAA softball title. She strikes out 13 to finish with 64 in six games, two more than UCLA's Debbie Doom had in 1982.
2007 -- The Anaheim Ducks capture the Stanley Cup with a 6-2 victory over the Ottawa Senators, ending the series in five games. Defenseman Scott Niedermayer earns his first Conn Smythe Trophy as MVP of the NHL playoffs.
2007 -- Trevor Hoffman becomes the first major leaguer with 500 career saves when he closes out the San Diego Padres' 5-2 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers.
2008 -- Tirunesh Dibaba of Ethiopia breaks the world record in the women's 5,000 meters with a time of 14:11.15 at the Bislett Games in Oslo, Norway. Dibaba improves the record by more than five seconds. Meseret Defar, also of Ethiopia, held the previous record of 14:16.63, set a year earlier in Oslo.
2009 -- Svetlana Kuznetsova wins her second Grand Slam title, beating top-ranked Dinara Safina 6-4, 6-2 in an all-Russian final at the French Open.
2009 -- Summer Bird wins the Belmont Stakes, rallying past Mine That Bird to spoil jockey Calvin Borel's attempt at winning all three legs of the Triple Crown. Summer Bird, ridden Kent Desormeaux, beats Dunkirk by 2¾ lengths, with Mine That Bird finishing in third.
2010 -- Rafael Nadal wins his fifth French Open title and avenges his lone Roland Garros defeat, beating Robin Soderling 6-4, 6-2, 6-4. Nadal improves to 38-1 at Roland Garros, with the only loss to Soderling in the fourth round a year ago.
2011 -- The Bowl Championship Series strips Southern California of its 2004 title, leaving that season without a BCS champion. BCS officials vacated the championship after the Trojans were hit with heavy NCAA sanctions last year for rules violations committed during the 2004 and '05 seasons.
June 71930 -- Gallant Fox, ridden by Earle Sande, wins the Belmont Stakes by three lengths over Whichone, becoming the second horse to capture the Triple Crown.
1941 -- Whirlaway, ridden by Eddie Arcaro, becomes the fifth horse to win the Triple Crown by capturing the Belmont Stakes by 2½ lengths over Robert Morris.
1969 -- Arts and Letters, ridden by Braulio Baeza, ends Majestic Prince's bid for the Triple Crown with a 5½-length victory in the Belmont Stakes.
1980 -- Temperance Hill, a 53-1 long shot ridden by Eddie Maple, wins the Belmont Stakes by two lengths over Genuine Risk.
1986 -- Danzig Connection, ridden by Chris McCarron, wins the Belmont Stakes by 1¼ lengths over Johns Treasure to give trainer Woody Stephens his fifth straight Belmont win.
1998 -- Utah breaks the record for fewest points in an NBA game since the inception of the shot clock, losing 96-54 to Chicago in Game 3 of the NBA Finals. It's the highest margin of victory in NBA Finals history. Utah's 54 points break the NBA-record of 55 set earlier in the season by Indiana.
2003 -- Justine Henin-Hardenne beats Kim Clijsters 6-0, 6-4 at the French Open, in the first all-Belgian Grand Slam final. Henin-Hardenne becomes her nation's first Grand Slam winner.
2004 -- Ruslan Fedotenko scores twice, including the critical first goal, and the resilient Tampa Bay Lightning hold off the Calgary Flames 2-1 in Game 7 to win their first Stanley Cup.
2006 -- New Jersey becomes the first state to institute a statewide steroid-testing policy for high school athletes.
2008 -- Ana Ivanovic wins her first Grand Slam title by beating Dinara Safina 6-4, 6-3 in the French Open.
2008 -- Da' Tara spoils Big Brown's bid for a Triple Crown by winning the Belmont Stakes. Da' Tara, a 38-1 longshot ridden by Alan Garcia, goes wire-to-wire winning by 5 1/4 lengths over Denis of Cork and covers the distance in 2:29.65. Big Brown, the 1-4 favorite, is eased up in the homestretch by jockey Kent Desormeaux finishing so far behind at the end that his margin of defeat isn't even charted.
2009 -- Roger Federer completes a career Grand Slam, winning his first French Open title. Federer wins his 14th major title to tie Pete Sampras' record by sweeping surprise finalist Robin Soderling 6-1, 7-6 (1), 6-4.
June 81935 -- Omaha, ridden by Willis Saunders, becomes the third horse to win the Triple Crown by capturing the Belmont Stakes with a 1½-length victory over Firethron.
1950 -- Boston beats the St. Louis Browns 29-4 at Fenway Park, and the Red Sox set six major league records: most runs scored by one team; most long hits in a game with 17 (nine doubles, one triple and seven homers); most total bases with 60; most extra bases on long hits with 32; most runs for two games with 49 (20 a day earlier); and most hits in two games with 51.
1958 -- Mickey Wright beats Fay Crocker by six strokes to win the LPGA Championship.
1980 -- Sally Little wins the LPGA Championship by three strokes over Jane Blalock.
1985 -- Creme Fraiche, ridden by Eddie Maple, becomes the first gelding to win the Belmont Stakes, beating Stephan's Odyssey by a half-length.
1986 -- Larry Bird scores 29 points to lead the Boston Celtics to a 114-97 victory over the Houston Rockets and their 16th NBA title.
1990 -- The "Indomitable Lions" of Cameroon pull off one of the greatest upsets in soccer history, 1-0 over defending champion Argentina in the first game of the World Cup.
1991 -- Warren Schutte, a UNLV sophomore from South Africa, shoots a 5-under 67 to become the first foreign-born player to win the NCAA Division I golf championship.
2000 -- Mike Modano deflects Brett Hull's shot at 6:21 of the third overtime, ending the longest scoreless overtime game in Stanley Cup finals history and helping the Dallas Stars beat the New Jersey Devils 1-0 in Game 5.
2005 -- Freshman Samantha Findlay hits a three-run homer in the 10th inning to lead Michigan to a 4-1 win over UCLA for its first NCAA softball title. Michigan is the first team from east of the Mississippi River to win the national championship.
2008 -- Rafael Nadal wins his fourth consecutive French Open title in a rout, again spoiling Roger Federer's bid to complete a career Grand Slam. Dominating the world's No. 1 player with astounding ease, Nadal wins in three sets, 6-1, 6-3, 6-0.
2008 -- Yani Tseng of Taiwan becomes the first rookie in 10 years to win a major, beating Maria Hjorth on the fourth hole of a playoff with a 5-foot birdie on the 18th hole to win the LPGA Championship.
2012 -- I'll Have Another's bid for the first Triple Crown in 34 years ends shockingly in the barn and not on the racetrack when the colt is scratched the day before the Belmont Stakes and retires from racing with a swollen tendon.
2012 -- Novak Djokovic beats a mistake-prone Roger Federer 6-4, 7-5, 6-3 to reach his first French Open final and close in on becoming the first man in 43 years with four consecutive Grand Slam titles. Djokovic won Wimbledon and the U.S. Open last year, then the Australian Open in January.