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2016

Medina lands the first backflip ever in competition

During the Oi Rio Pro, Medina made history becoming the first surfer ever to land a backflip in competition. As a result, Medina got a perfect 10 from all five judges, beating fellow countryman Alex Ribeiro in a 2nd round elimination heat.

2010

Flyers erase 3-0 series deficit vs. Bruins

The 2000 NHL post-season was noted for the unexpected playoff successes of two teams: the Philadelphia Flyers and Montreal Canadiens. The Flyers became the third NHL team to win a seven-game series after being down 3–0. The Flyers went on to play in the Stanley Cup Final, losing to Chicago.

1997

Heat–Knicks rivalry gets physical in wild free-for-all

The Heat–Knicks rivalry was one of the fiercest in the NBA, and Sports Illustrated considered it the third-best NBA rivalry. In the 1997 NBA playoffs, their rivalry came to a head when, in game five, a brawl started after P.J. Brown objected to Charlie Ward's attempt to gain position for a rebound. Brown flipped Ward over his head and body-slammed him, and a melee ensued.

1994

Manchester United wins FA Cup Final

The 1994 FA Cup Final was contested between Manchester United and Chelsea. It was Manchester United's eighth success in the competition, matching the record set by Tottenham Hotspur three years earlier. Chelsea qualified for the 1994–95 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup as United had also won the Premier League title and would be competing in the UEFA Champions League.

1985

Coffey sets new record for points by a defenseman in a playoff game

Paul Douglas Coffey is a Canadian retired professional ice hockey defenseman who played for nine teams in the National Hockey League. Known for his speed and scoring prowess, Coffey ranks second all-time among NHL defensemen in career goals, assists, and points, behind Ray Bourque.

1980

Valencia win the first European final to be decided on penalties

The 1979–80 season of the European Cup Winners' Cup was won on penalties by Valencia CF in a goalless final against Arsenal. It was the only Cup Winners' Cup to be decided in this way, and was Valencia's third European title after two Inter-Cities Fairs Cup victories.

1967

Mickey Mantle hits his 500th Home Run

Mickey Mantle was an American professional baseball player. He became the sixth member of the 500 home run club. Mantle hit .237 with 18 home runs and 54 RBI during his final season. He was selected an AL All-Star and pinch hit at the All-Star Game. Mantle was an All-Star player almost every season during his eighteen-year career.

1938

England soccer team beats Nazi-Germany in friendly match

The match took place at the Olympic Stadium in Berlin, and it was the last time England played against a unified German team until the 1990s. This was the most controversial of all the early encounters between the two teams, as before kick-off the English players were ordered by the Foreign Office to line up and perform a Nazi salute in respect to their hosts.

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