- Associated Press - Monday, June 23, 2014

1911 - John McDermott becomes the first American-born winner of the U.S. Open when he beats Michael Brady and George Simpson in a playoff. McDermott finishes two strokes better than Brady and five better than Simpson.

1928 - John Farrell beats Bobby Jones by one stroke in a 36-hole playoff to win the U.S. Open.

1947 - Jim Ferrier wins the PGA championship by defeating Chick Harbert 2 and 1 in the final round.

1956 - Marlene Bauer Hagge beats Patty Berg in a sudden-death playoff to take the LPGA championship.

1968 - Canada’s Sandra Post beats Kathy Whitworth by seven strokes in a playoff to become the first non-U.S. player and rookie to win the LPGA championship.

1968 - Joe Frazier stops Mando Ramos in the second round at Madison Square Garden in New York City for the world heavyweight title.

1990 - Criminal Type becomes the first horse to win consecutive $1 million races after capturing the Hollywood Gold Cup. He had previously won the $1 million Pimlico Special on May 12.

1991 - The NHL’s Board of Governors adopts instant replay.

1995 - The New Jersey Devils complete a four-game sweep with a 5-2 win over the Detroit Red Wings for their first Stanley Cup title.

1998 - Sammy Sosa ties the major league record for homers in a month, hitting his 18th of June in the first inning of the Cubs’ 7-6 loss to Detroit. Sosa matches the mark set by Detroit’s Rudy York in August 1937, and breaks Willie Mays’ NL record set in August 1965.

2000 - Rick DiPietro is the first goalie drafted No. 1 when the New York Islanders select the 18-year-old star from Boston University at the NHL Draft.

2001 - Karrie Webb, 26, captures the LPGA Championship by two strokes to become the youngest woman to complete the Grand Slam. Webb has won her last four majors, including consecutive U.S. Opens, by a combined 25 strokes. The Australian joins Juli Inkster, Louise Suggs, Pat Bradley and Mickey Wright as winners of the LPGA’s four majors.

2010 - John Isner outlasts Nicolas Mahut in the longest match in tennis history. Isner hits a backhand winner to win the last of the match’s 980 points, and takes the fifth set against Mahut, 70-68. The first-round match took 11 hours, 5 minutes over three days, lasting so long it was suspended because of darkness - two nights in a row. Play resumed at 59-all and continued for more than an hour before Isner won 6-4, 3-6, 6-7 (7), 7-6 (3), 70-68.

2010 - John Wall is selected as the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft by the Washington Wizards, and a record number of Kentucky teammates follow him. Four more Wildcats are among the top 30 selections, making them the first school ever to put five players in the first round.

2011 - Nineteen-year-old UCLA star Patrick Cantlay shoots a course-record 10-under 60 - the lowest PGA Tour round by an amateur - to take a four-stroke lead in the Travelers Championship. Cantlay ties the tournament record set by Tommy Bolt when the event was played in Wethersfield in 1954.

2013 - In one of Wimbledon’s greatest upsets, an ailing Rafael Nadal is knocked out in straight sets by a player ranked 135th - the Spaniard’s first loss in the opening round of a Grand Slam event. Steve Darcis of Belgium stuns the two-time champion 7-6 (4), 7-6 (8), 6-4.

2013 - Bryan Bickell and Dave Bolland score 17 seconds apart in the final 1:16 of the third period and the Chicago Blackhawks win the Stanley Cup with a 3-2 comeback victory in Game 6 over the Boston Bruins.

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