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Larry Nassar found guilty of molesting over 150 girls

Nassar was sentenced to 40 to 175 years in a Michigan state prison after pleading guilty to seven counts of sexual assault of minors. The next month, he was sentenced to an additional 40 to 125 years in prison after pleading guilty to an additional three counts of sexual assault.


Mario Lemieux announces his retirement from the NHL

On this day a Canadian former professional ice hockey player and current owner of the Pittsburgh Penguins team, Mario Lemieux, announced his retirement from the NHL. He is the only player to score one goal in each of the five possible situations in a single NHL game, a feat he accomplished in 1988.


Uruguayan professional footballer Luis Suárez is born

Luis Alberto Suárez is an Uruguayan professional footballer who plays as a striker for Spanish club Barcelona and the Uruguay national team. Often regarded as one of the best players in the world, Suárez has won 17 trophies in his career, including five league titles and a UEFA Champions League title at club level, and a Copa América with Uruguay.


American race car driver Scott Speed is born

Scott Andrew Speed is an American race car driver, who currently races in Global Rallycross for the Andretti Autosport team. In 2006, Speed became the first American driver to race in Formula One since Michael Andretti in 1993, when he made his debut at the 2006 Bahrain Grand Prix for Scuderia Toro Rosso.


1st African American is elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame

In his first year of eligibility for the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1962, Robinson encouraged voters to consider only his on-field qualifications, rather than his cultural impact on the game. He was elected on the first ballot, becoming the first black player inducted into the Cooperstown museum.

Anniversaries of the (in)famous

born 1986

Sean McVay

born 1987

Luis Suárez

died 1975

Larry Fine