1896 American athlete Robert Garrett wins the throwing double at the Athens Olympics by taking out the shot putt (11.22m); wins the discus the previous day
1928 44-year old NY Rangers GM Lester Patrick replaces his injured goaltender in a Stanley Cup game and beats Montreal Maroons, 2-1 in OT; Rangers go on to win series, 3-2
1940 7th US Masters Tournament, Augusta National GC: Jimmy Demaret wins the first of his 3 Masters titles, 4 strokes ahead of runner-up Lloyd Mangrum
1943 NFL adopts free substitution rule; helmets made mandatory and 10-game schedule for all teams approved
1951 15th US Masters Tournament, Augusta National GC: Ben Hogan wins the first of his 2 Masters titles, 2 strokes ahead of runner-up Skee Riegel
1951 105th Grand National: John Bullock wins aboard 40/1 shot Nickel Coin; of 36 runners, only 3 complete the course
1956 10th NBA Championship: Despite 30 points from Pistons forward George Yardley, Philadelphia Warriors beat Fort Wayne, 99-88; Warriors wrap up series, 4-1
1958 Dodgers erect 42-foot screen in left field at LA Coliseum to cut down on home runs, since it is only 250 feet down the line
1962 Indian cricketer Polly Umrigar slams 172 not out vs West Indies at Port-of-Spain in 248 minutes
1963 Public stock offering of 115,000 shares in Milwaukee Braves withdrawn after only 13,000 shares are sold to 1,600 new investors
1969 Dodgers’ Bill Singer is credited with 1st official save, against Reds
1970 MLB Milwaukee Brewers (former Seattle Pilots) 1st game, lose to Angels 12-0
1971 Dismissal of Curt Flood’s free agency suit against baseball is upheld by the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit [1]
1973 Doug Walters’ best Test Cricket bowling, 5-66 v WI Georgetown
1977 Toronto Blue Jays 1st game, they beat Chicago 9-5
1979 Houston Astro Ken Forsch no-hits Atlanta Braves, 6-0
1984 Detroit Tiger Jack Morris no-hits Chicago White Sox, 4-0
1985 Nabisco Dinah Shore Women’s Golf, Mission Hills CC: Alice Miller shoots a final round 67 (−5) to win her only major title, 3 strokes ahead of Jan Stephenson of Australia
1989 NY Supreme Court takes America’s Cup away from SD Yacht Club for using a catamaran against NZ. Appeals court eventually overrules
1990 NY Rangers beat NY Islanders 5-2, Rangers lead 2-0 in preliminary
1990 144th Grand National: Marcus Armytage aboard 16/1 bet Mr Frisk wins in race record 8m 47.8s; 2 equine fatalities during the race
1991 Tradition Senior Men’s Golf, GC at Desert Mountain: Jack Nicklaus wins his second of 4 event titles by 1 stroke from Jim Colbert, Jim Dent & Phil Rodgers
1994 NY Yankees beat Texas Rangers 18-6
1995 Baseball exhibition season begins late due to strike
1996 The Tradition Senior Men’s Golf, GC at Desert Mountain: Defending champion Jack Nicklaus wins his 4th event title by 3 strokes from Hale Irwin
1996 Pakistan beats Sri Lanka to win Cricket’s Singer Cup in Singapore
1997 150th Grand National: Tony Dobbin aboard New Zealand bred Lord Gyllene wins at 14/1 by 25 lengths; race postponed 2 days because of IRA bomb threat
2000 South African cricket captain Hansie Cronje is charged by Delhi police with fixing One Day International matches against India
2001 154th Grand National: Richard Guest wins aboard Red Marauder; trainer Martin Pipe saddles 10 of 40-strong field, Blowing Wind best at 3rd place
2003 65th NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship: Syracuse beats Kansas, 81-78; Orangemen win first title; Carmelo Anthony named tournament Most Outstanding Player
2008 70th NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship: Kansas beats Memphis, 75-68; first time since seeding began, all 4 top seeds advance to the Final Four
2009 28th NCAA Women’s Basketball Championship: Connecticut beats Louisville, 76-54; Huskies’ 6th national title with center Tina Charles MOP
2013 Sweden wins the 2013 World Men’s Curling Championship defeating Canada
2013 Kraft Nabisco Championship Women’s Golf, Mission Hills CC: Inbee Park wins her 2nd major title, 4 strokes ahead of fellow South Korean So Yeon Ryu; first of Park’s 3 straight major victories in 2013
2014 76th NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship: Connecticut beats Kentucky, 60-54; 2nd time a school has won both men’s & women’s Div I national titles in same year
2015 34th NCAA Women’s Basketball Championship: Connecticut beats Notre Dame, 63-53; Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis & Moriah Jefferson, 15 points for Huskies
2018 Vegas Golden Knights suffer a 7-1 end of regular season defeat at Calgary but finish with an NHL expansion team record 51 victories; previous record 33 by Anaheim Ducks & Florida Panthers 1993-94
2019 ANA Inspiration Women’s Golf, Mission Hills CC: Ko Jin-young wins her first major title by 3 strokes over fellow South Korean Lee Mi-hyang
2019 38th NCAA Women’s Basketball Championship: Baylor beats Notre Dame, 82-81; Lady Bears’ point guard Chloe Jackson, 26 points

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