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2016

Cleveland Cavaliers win their first title

The 2016 NBA Finals was the championship series of the NBA 2015–16 season and the conclusion of the 2016 playoffs. The Eastern Conference champion Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the Western Conference champion Golden State Warriors 4–3 in a rematch of the 2015 NBA Finals. The win by the Cavaliers was the first major professional sports championship won by a team based in Cleveland since 1964, and the first-ever championship won by the Cavaliers franchise.

2016

Albania make history with first win at European Championship

Albania qualified for a UEFA EU Championship for the 1st time after securing the 2nd spot in their qualifying group. They were placed in group with Switzerland, France and Romania. Albania won the match against the Romanian team 1-0, thanks to a goal scored by Armando Sadiku. The match took place at Parc Olympique Lyonnais.

2005

Schumacher wins controversial United States Grand Prix

The United States Grand Prix became one of the most controversial Formula One races in history after only the 6 cars were allowed to compete. Due to a problem with tyres provided by Michelin, the remaining 14 drivers retired to the pits after the parade lap. Schumacher won the race, boosting his championship standing and ranking him 3rd overall.

2000

Shaquille O'Neal is named MVP

Shaquille O'Neal is an American retired professional basketball player and sports analyst. In June 2000, he was voted the 1999-2000 regular season Most Valuable Player, falling just one vote short of becoming the first unanimous MVP in NBA history. O'Neal also won the scoring title, finishing second in rebounds and third in blocked shots.

1999

Brett Hull clinches series with controversial "No Goal"

The Dallas Stars won the final series against the Buffalo Sabres thanks to goal scored by Brett Hull. The goal was not without some controversy, however, as Hull scored off of a rebound from inside the crease over the head of goaltender, Dominik Hasek. The goal was ruled legal because “Hull had possession of the puck when his skate entered the crease”.

1978

Ian Botham makes cricket history

Ian Botham, a former English cricket star, became the first man ever to score a century and take 8 wickets in a single inning of a Test match. His performance was invaluable and helped the England team prevail over Pakistan. Wasim Bari, captain of Pakistan team said that Botham was just unplayable against.

1949

The first ever NASCAR race is held at Charlotte Speedway

Charlotte Speedway was the site of NASCAR's first Strictly Stock (now Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series) race in June 1949. Driver Jim Roper was declared the winner after Glenn Dunaway was disqualified for driving with altered rear springs. The track was located a few miles west of the NASCAR Hall of Fame, on Little Rock Road, but it was forced to close when construction on Interstate 85 took its parking area.

1938

Italy wins the World Cup

France hosted the 16-day, 1938 FIFA World Cup. In the contest’s final match, Hungary was pitted against Italy, with the latter retaining the championship and winning their second title after defeating Hungary 4-2. Italy’s Vittorio Pozzo became the only coach to lead a team to two World Cups.

Anniversaries of the (in)famous

born 1978

Dirk Nowitzki

died 2010

Manute Bol

born 1903

Lou Gehrig