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Decades before Jane Fonda sent millions of American women into their living rooms with her pop-in exercise videos, Jack LaLanne was more
In 1985, Libby Riddles became the first woman to conquer the Iditarod, the world’s most prestigious dog sled race. more
Twenty years ago, Major League Soccer (MLS), the premier North American soccer league, was on life support. Financial losses were racking up, more
“Swim 2.4 miles! Bike 112 miles! Run 26.2 miles! Brag for the rest of your life”. A registered trademark today, more
Devon Harris is a retired 3-time Olympian who represented Jamaica at the 1988, 1992 and 1998 Winter Olympics. more
On May 11, 1997, thirty-four year old Gary Kasparov stormed out of a chess tournament, squirming in fury and shaking in disbelief. more
Scott Hamilton dazzled the world with his fast and fancy footwork on ice and his signature backflip that few skaters could replicate. more
Before he became America’s 45th Commander-in-Chief, Donald Trump was many things in the business world, including owner of more
A master in the serve-and-volley game, Pat Cash was one of the most prominent tennis figures of the 1980s. more
After more than four decades of motorized thrills and spills in the vast expanses of Africa and South America, the Dakar Rally has entered a third chapter more
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10 years ago

HORSE RACING June 5, 2010  Drosselmeyer wins the 142nd Belmont Stakes with jockey Mike Smith aboard. Named after a character from ‘The Nutcracker’ ballet, the chestnut-colored colt cleared the finish line in 2:31:57, ahead of second place Fly Down ridden by John Velazquez. Drosselmeyer would go on to claim the 2011 Breeders’ Cup Classic with Smith on the saddle once again. A 15-1 longshot, he nevertheless won the race with a margin of 1½ lengths, or in 2:04:27.

20 years ago

HOCKEY June 10, 2000  The New Jersey Devils defeat the Dallas Stars 2-1 to win the Stanley Cup series 4-2. The match was won in double overtime after Jason Arnott netted the final deciding goal. It was the Devils’ second Stanley Cup in franchise history after winning the first one five years earlier. New Jersey’s captain, Scott Stevens, took home the MVP award. The team would go on to wear the crown again in 2003, taking out the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim 4-3.

30 years ago

BASEBALL June 12, 1990  Ricky Henderson becomes the second player to steal 900 bases in modern baseball after Lou Brock. The 10x All-Star who won 2 World Series with the Oakland Athletics (1989) and Toronto Blue Jays (1993) was widely regarded as baseball’s greatest leadoff hitter and baserunner. At the time of his retirement, the “Man of Steal” posted 1,406 stolen bases, of which 130 were in a single season; both achievements still stand today as MLB records.

40 years ago

TENNIS June 7, 1980  Chris Evert defends her title at the French Open, defeating Romania’s Virginia Ruzici 6-0, 6-3. It was the 10th singles victory for the Florida native who turned pro in 1972. She reached the No. 1 world ranking in 1975 and won 18 Grand Slam singles at the end of her illustrious career: French Open (7), U.S. Open (6), Wimbledon (3), and the Australian Open (2). One of the greatest in the game, Evert was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1995.