- Associated Press - Thursday, May 7, 2020

May 12

1909 - The Preakness Stakes is held in Maryland after 16 runnings in New York. As part of the celebration marking the return of the Preakness, the colors of the race’s winner were painted onto the ornamental weather vane at Pimlico Racecourse for the first time.

1917 - Omar Khayyam, ridden by Charles Borel, becomes the first foreign-bred (England) colt to win the Kentucky Derby with a 2-length victory over Ticket.

1924 - Walter Hagen wins the PGA championship with a 2-up victory over Jim Barnes.

1955 - Sam “Toothpick” Jones of the Cubs gets a no-hitter the hard way. In the ninth inning against Pittsburgh, he walks the bases loaded and proceeds to strike out the next three batters for a 4-0 victory.



1970 - Ernie Banks hits his 500th career home run off Pat Jarvis in the Chicago Cubs’ 4-3 victory over Atlanta at Wrigley Field.

1974 - The Boston Celtics beat the Milwaukee Bucks 102-87 to win the NBA championship in seven games.

1996 - A three-way dead heat is run at Yakima (Wash.) Meadows, the 20th such finish in thoroughbred racing history there. In the day’s third race, a trio of $8,000 claimers - Fly Like A Angel, Allihaveonztheradio and Terri After Five - hit the wire together after a one-mile race.

2000 - Boston’s Pedro Martinez, who had 17 strikeouts in his last start May 6 against Tampa Bay, strikes out 15 in a 9-0 win over Baltimore, to tie an AL record set in 1968 by Cleveland’s Luis Tiant for most strikeouts over two games.

2006 - Laure Manaudou of France breaks Janet Evans’ 18-year-old world record in the 400-meter freestyle, finishing in 4:03.03 at the French national swimming championships. Manaudou beats the time of 4:03.85 set by Evans in winning the 400-meter freestyle at the 1988 Seoul Olympics.

2006 - Justin Gatlin breaks the 100-meter world record with a time of 9.76 seconds at the Qatar Grand Prix. A week later, the International Association of Athletics Federations announces a timing error gave Gatlin a time of 9.76 seconds. His time of 9.766 seconds, should have been manually rounded up to 9.77, tying Asafa Powell’s world mark of 9.77.

2009 - The Japanese women’s soccer team cancels a tour in the United States because of the swine flu outbreak.

2010 - Montreal follows up a monumental upset by pulling off another. The Canadiens, who eliminated the Washington Capitals, beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 5-2 in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference semifinals. Montreal accomplishes what no team had done since the current playoffs format was adopted in 1994. And that is beat the Presidents’ Trophy winner and defending Stanley Cup champion in successive rounds as an eighth-seeded team.

2010 - Kelly Kulick, the first woman to win a PBA Tour title when she beat the men in January in the Tournament of Champions, wins the U.S. Women’s Open for her second women’s major victory in 15 days. Kulick beats Liz Johnson of 233-203 in the final.

2013 - Serena Williams beats Maria Sharapova 6-1, 6-4 in the final of the Madrid Open to retain her No. 1 ranking and collect her 50th career title.

2014 - LeBron James ties his playoff career high with 49 points, Chris Bosh makes the tiebreaking 3-pointer with 57 seconds left, and the Miami Heat beat the Brooklyn Nets 102-96 for a 3-1 lead in the Eastern Conference semifinals.

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May 13

1891 - Isaac Murphy wins his second straight Kentucky Derby aboard Kingman. In the stretch, Kingman comes from last in the four-horse field to beat Balgownan by one-half length.

1952 - In an Appalachian League game, Ron Necciai of the Bristol Twins strikes out 27 batters while pitching a 7-0 no-hitter against the Welch Miners.

1958 - Stan Musial gets his 3,000th hit with a pinch-double off Chicago’s Moe Drabowsky at Wrigley Field. The Cardinals win 5-3.

1976 - The New York Nets overcome a 22-point third-quarter deficit to beat the Denver Nuggets 112-106 and win the last ABA championship in six games.

1995 - Team New Zealand’s Black Magic 1 completes a 5-0 sweep in the America’s Cup, beating Dennis Conner’s borrowed boat Young America by 1 minute, 50 seconds.

2002 - Carolina’s 8-2 victory over Montreal ties the mark for the most goals the Canadiens have allowed in the Stanley Cup playoffs. Chicago beat the Canadiens 8-7 in Game 5 of the 1973 finals.

2005 - Tiger Woods misses the cut at the Byron Nelson Championship to end his record of 142 consecutive cuts made over the last seven years on the PGA Tour.

2006 - With a 5-1 victory over Carolina in the Eastern Conference semifinals, New Jersey’s Martin Brodeur becomes the third winningest goalie in league playoff history with 89. Brodeur trails Patrick Roy (151) and Grant Fuhr (92).

2007 - Canada wins hockey’s world championship with a 4-2 victory over Finland. Rick Nash leads the way with two goals as Canada captures its’ 24th world title and first since 2004.

2007 - Rafael Nadal becomes the first player to win the Rome Masters three consecutive times by beating Fernando Gonzalez of Chile 6-2, 6-2. The victory extends his winning streak on clay to 77 matches. By reaching the final, the Spaniard broke John McEnroe’s record for most consecutive victories (75) on one surface.

2012 - Manchester City wins the English title for the first time in 44 years, surging past Queens Park Rangers 3-2 with Sergio Aguero scoring his team’s second goal late in injury time. Aguero scores during the fourth minute of injury time, two minutes after substitute Edin Dzeko made it 2-2. The winning goal snatches the trophy from defending champion Manchester United on goal difference.

2013 - Patrice Bergeron ties it with 51 seconds left in regulation then scores the game-winner 6:05 into overtime to give the Boston Bruins a 5-4 victory over the Maple Leafs in Game 7 of their first-round conference playoff series. Boston led the best-of-seven series 3-1 before the Maple Leafs won two in a row to force a seventh game.

2014 - Henrik Lundqvist sets an NHL record with his fifth straight Game 7 victory, making 35 saves to lift the New York Rangers to a 2-1 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins and earn a spot in the Eastern Conference finals. Brian Boyle and Brad Richards score for New York, who rally from a 3-1 series deficit for the first time in the franchise’s 88-year history.

2015 - Derek Stepan scores 11:24 in overtime, lifting the New York Rangers past the Washington Capitals 2-1 and into the Eastern Conference finals. Stepan’s wrist shot from the left wing caps a comeback from a 3-1 deficit in the series. The Rangers become the only team to manage that in successive years, doing the same thing to Pittsburgh in the second round in 2014.

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May 14

1913 - Washington’s Walter Johnson gives up a run in the fourth inning against the St. Louis Browns to end his streak of 56 scoreless innings. The Senators win 10-5.

1919 - Four days after his Kentucky Derby victory, Sir Barton, ridden by Johnny Loftus, wins the Preakness Stakes by four lengths over Eternal.

1920 - Walter Johnson of the Washington Senators records his 300th victory with a 9-8 win over the Detroit Tigers.

1967 - Mickey Mantle’s 500th home run, off Stu Miller, lifts the New York Yankees to a 6-5 victory over the Baltimore Orioles.

1977 - The Montreal Canadiens edge the Boston Bruins 2-1 to win the Stanley Cup in four games.

1981 - The Boston Celtics win the NBA championship with a 102-91 victory over the Houston Rockets in Game 6.

1989 - James Worthy scores 12 of his 33 points in the fourth quarter as the Lakers overcome a 29-point first-half deficit to beat Seattle 97-95 and sweep the Western Conference semifinal series, four games to none.

1993 - Billy Mayfair shoots a 61, the 11th-best score in PGA Tour history, in the Byron Nelson Classic.

1995 - Kelly Robbins overcomes a three-shot deficit in the final seven holes to win the LPGA Championship by a stroke over defending champion Laura Davies.

2004 - Richard Jefferson scores 18 of his 31 points after regulation to lead New Jersey to a 127-120 triple-overtime victory over Detroit and a 3-2 lead in the Eastern Conference semifinals. The last playoff game to be decided in three overtimes was Phoenix’s 129-121 victory over Chicago in Game 3 of the 1993 NBA Finals.

2006 - Rafael Nadal beats Roger Federer in a five-set match to successfully defend his Rome Masters title and tie Guillermo Vilas’ record 53-match winning streak on clay in the Open era.

2010 - The Philadelphia Flyers overcome a couple of 3-0 deficits to finish off the Boston Bruins. Simon Gagne scores on a power play with 7:08 left to cap a comeback from a three-goal deficit, and the Flyers win 4-3 for a berth in the Eastern Conference finals. The Bruins become the third team in NHL history to lose a series after winning the first three games.

2015 - Corey Brewer scores 15 of his 19 points in the fourth quarter and Houston erases a 19-point, second-half deficit to stun the Los Angeles Clippers 119-107 and force a Game 7 in the Western Conference semifinals.

2017 - Stephen Curry scores 40 points and hits a tying 3-pointer with 1:48 remaining, and the Golden State Warriors rally from way down after Kawhi Leonard is lost to an ankle injury to beat the San Antonio Spurs 113-111 in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals. Draymond Green gives Golden State the lead for good on a three-point play after the Warriors trail by as many as 25 points in the first half.

2017 - Si Woo Kim of South Korea becomes the youngest winner of The Players Championship with a game and nerves well beyond his 21 years. Kim is the only player to go bogey-free on the TPC Sawgrass course and closes with a 3-under 69 for a three-shot victory in golf’s biggest tournament that’s not a major. The previous youngest champion of The Players was Adam Scott, who was 23 when he won in 2005.

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May 15

1918 - The Preakness is run in two divisions. War Cloud, ridden by Johnny Loftus, wins the first half. Jack Hare, Jr., ridden by C. Peak, wins the second half.

1937 - War Admiral, with Charles Kurtsinger aboard, battles Pompoon from the top of the stretch and wins the Preakness Stakes by a head.

1948 - Citation, ridden by Eddie Arcaro, wins the Preakness by 5½ lengths over Vulcan’s Forge.

1971 - Canonero II, with Gustavo Avila the jockey, captures the Preakness with a 1½-length victory over Eastern Fleet.

1981 - Len Barker of the Cleveland Indians pitches the first perfect game in 13 years - a 3-0 victory over the visiting Toronto Blue Jays.

1990 - Petr Klima’s goal at 15:13 of the third overtime wins the longest game in Stanley Cup Final history for the Edmonton Oilers - a 3-2 series-opening victory over the Boston Bruins in a game delayed 25 minutes because of a lighting problem.

1993 - Prairie Bayou, ridden by Mike Smith, rebounds from a second-place finish in the Kentucky Derby to become the first gelding to win the Preakness in 79 years.

1998 - Se Ri Pak shoots a 68 at the LPGA Championship for a two-day total of 9-under 133 - the lowest 36-hole score in the history of the tournament.

1998 - Notah Begay III joins Al Geiberger and Chip Beck as the only players to shoot a 59 on a U.S. pro tour. He does it at the Nike Old Dominion Open.

1999 - Charismatic wins the Preakness and a chance to become the 12th Triple Crown champion, finishing 1½ lengths ahead of Menifee. It’s the 12th Triple Crown race victory for trainer D. Wayne Lukas. Earlier, a man in the Pimlico infield jumps onto the track in midstretch of Maryland Breeders’ Cup Handicap. The winner, Yes It’s True, avoids trouble but wagers on fifth-place finisher Artax are refunded.

2004 - With one breathtaking surge, Smarty Jones roars to a record 11½-length victory in the Preakness. Rock Hard Ten, in his fourth start, finishes strong for second ahead of Eddington.

2005 - Annika Sorenstam cruises to a 10-stroke win in the Chick-fil-A Charity Championship, finishing with a 23-under 265 total, matching the biggest 72-hole win of her career.

2011 - Finland scores five late goals to beat Sweden 6-1 and claim its second title at the hockey world championship.

2015 - WNBA stars Brittney Griner and Glory Johnson are suspended seven games each for their domestic violence arrest - the league’s longest ban in its 19-year history. The suspension represents more one-fifth of the regular season.

2015 - Stephen Curry scores 32 points, including a 62-footer to end the third quarter, and Golden State advances to its first Western Conference finals since 1976 by beating Memphis 108-95.

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