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Champions League final in Kiev

The 2018 UEFA Champions League Final will be the final match between Spanish team Real Madrid and English team Liverpool. It will be the 63rd season of Europe's premier club football tournament organized by UEFA, and the 26th season since it was renamed from the European Champion Clubs' Cup to the UEFA Champions League. The game will be held at the NSC Olimpiyskiy Stadium in Kiev, Ukraine.


The 12th UEFA Champions League Final

The 2004 UEFA Champions League Final was a football match between Monaco and FC Porto, held at the Arena AufSchalke in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. Portugal's Porto won the match 3–0, with Carlos Alberto, a man of the match Deco, and Dmitri Alenichev scoring the goals. Rising manager star Jose Mourinho left the team for Chelsea after the final.


"The Bill Russell Tribute" is held at the FleetCenter in Boston

Russell is widely considered one of the best players in NBA history. He is one of only seven players in history to win an NCAA Championship, an NBA Championship, and an Olympic gold medal. In his honor, the NBA players are awarded the Bill Russell NBA Finals Most Valuable Player Award since 2009.


The 7th UEFA Champions League Final

The 1999 UEFA Champions League Final was a football match between Manchester United and Bayern Munich, played at Camp Nou in Barcelona. United won the game 2-1 and completed a treble-winning season after they had won the Premier League and FA Cup. Bayern also played for a treble, having won the Bundesliga and reached the DFB-Pokal final, but lost that match.


The first UEFA Champions League Final

The final match between Marseille and AC Milan was held at the Olympiastadion in Munich. The fans saw only one goal in the 43rd minutes by Marseille defender Basile Boli with a header. It was the first time when French team had won the European Cup. Marseille and club president Bernard Tapie would later be found to have been involved in a match-fixing scandal during the 1992–93 season.


Carlos Martinez famously hits a ball off Jose Canseco's head for a home run

During a game against the Cleveland Indians, Carlos Martínez hit a fly ball that Canseco lost in the lights as he was crossing the warning track. The ball hit him in the head and bounced over the wall for a home run. The cap Jose was wearing on that play, which This Week in Baseball rated in 1998 as the greatest blooper of the show's first 21 years, is in the Seth Swirsky collection. After the incident, the Harrisburg Heat offered him a soccer contract.


Rick Mears wins his fourth Indy 500

It was the 75th Indianapolis 500, held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Speedway, Indiana when Rick Mears won the race from the pole position, becoming the third four-time winner of the Indy 500. During time trials, Mears also established an Indy record by winning his sixth pole position.


Danny Sullivan wins the Indy 500

It was the 69th Indianapolis 500, held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Speedway, Indiana. In one of the most dramatic moments in Indy 500 history, Danny Sullivan after the losing control of his car made a comeback and re-pass Andretti for the lead. Sullivan led the final 61 laps and scored his first and only Indy victory.


Joe Frazier fights vs. Ron Stander for heavyweight boxing title

It was the fight for heavyweight boxing title, held in Civic Auditorium, Omaha, Nebraska. Frazier was a 10 to 1 favorite and confirmed the prediction. He won the fight by the fifth-round technical knockout when ring doctor stopped the fight after the fourth round. Stander required 32 stitches after the fight.


The first 24 Hours of Le Mans takes place

24 Hours of Le Mans is the world's oldest active sports car race in endurance racing. The race is held annually since 1923 near the town Le Manse. The winner of the firts race is a team Chenard-Walcker with drivers André Lagache and René Léonard. At the end of the race third place overall finisher Paul Gros left his Bignan and crossed the circuit to shake his hand of a friend, when he was struck by the car of second-place Raoul Bachmann. He suffered a broken arm and bruises.

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