LeBron James passes Michael Jordan’s record – Chicago Tribune

Today’s sports highlight in history:

In 2018, LeBron James passed Michael Jordan’s record of 109 for most 30-point games in NBA playoff history in a 110–102 loss to the Golden State Warriors.

At this date:

1919 – Man o’ War wins its first race, a five-furlong straight at Belmont Park. The 3 to 5 favorite wins by six lengths, covering the distance in 59 seconds.

1924 – Cyril Walker conquers the US Open with a three-stroke victory over Bobby Jones.

1936 – Granville, ridden by James Stout, wins the Belmont Stakes by a neck over Mr. Bones. Bold Venture, the winner of the Kentucky Derby and Preakness, will not participate in the race.

1946 — The National Basketball Association is founded at the Commodore Hotel in New York.

1966: NFL and AFL announce their merger.

1969 – Joe Namath resigns from the NFL after football commissioner Pete Rozelle said he had to sell his interest in a bar.

1976 – 30th NBA Championship: Boston Celtics beat Phoenix Suns, 4 games to 2.

1981 – Summing, ridden by George Martins, wins the Belmont Stakes, spoiling Pleasant Colony’s Triple Crown bid.

1987 – Bet Twice, ridden by Craig Perret, records a fourteen-length victory in the Belmont Stakes to deny Alysheba the Triple Crown. Alysheba is a distant fourth.

1987 – Eight days before her 18th birthday, West German Steffi Graf becomes the youngest women’s champion of the French Open when she beats Martina Navratilova 6-4, 4-6, 8-6.

1992 – NY Mets first baseman Eddie Murray records his 1,510th run batted in during the 15-1 thrashing of the Pittsburgh Pirates, passing Mickey Mantle as the all-time RBI leader among MLB switch hitters.

1998 – Real Quiet is denied the Triple Crown when Victory Gallop borders him at the wire in the Belmont Stakes.

1999 – Andre Agassi rallies to win the French Open, becoming the fifth man to complete a career Grand Slam. After losing the first two sets, Agassi comes back to beat Andrei Medvedev 1-6, 2-6, 6-4, 6-3, 6-4. Agassi won Wimbledon in 1992, the US Open in 1994 and the Australian Open in 1995.

1999 – Juli Inkster wins the US Women’s Open with a 16-under 272, the lowest 72-hole score in the championship’s 54-year history.

2007 – The Anaheim Ducks capture the Stanley Cup with a 6-2 victory over the Ottawa Senators, ending the series in five games.

2007 – Trevor Hoffman becomes the first Major Leaguer with 500 career saves when he caps the San Diego Padres’ 5-2 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers.

2010 — Rafael Nadal wins his fifth French Open title and avenges his only defeat at Roland Garros by beating Robin Soderling 6-4, 6-2, 6-4. Nadal improves to 38-1 at Roland Garros, with the lone loss coming against Soderling in the fourth round a year ago.

2011 – The Bowl Championship Series strips the Southern California Trojans of their 2004 title, leaving that season without a BCS champion. BCS officials abandoned the championship after the Trojans were hit with stiff NCAA sanctions last year for rules violations during the 2004 and ’05 seasons.

2015 – American Pharoah leads all the way to win the Belmont Stakes by 5½ lengths, becoming the first horse in 37 years to win the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont Stakes. The bay colt, trained by Bob Baffert and ridden by Victor Espinoza, is the 12th horse and first since Affirmed in 1978 to win the Triple Crown.

2015 – Serena Williams overcomes a mid-match break and a third-set deficit to win her third French Open title and 20th Major Singles trophy by beating Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic 6-3, 6-7 (2), 6- 2 to beat .

2015 — Tiger Woods hits a new low with the highest score of his career: an 85 at the Memorial at Muirfield Village, the course where he has won eight times. Woods closes his first nine of the third round with back-to-back double bogeys and finishes with a quadruple-bogey 8.

2015 – UEFA Champions League Final, Berlin: FC Barcelona beats Juventus 3-1 for the 5th title and the second treble (Spanish La Liga and Cup champions).

2023 – In a stunning development, the PGA Tour, DP World Tour and LIV Golf League agree to unite to create their own for-profit entity, run by the PGA Tour and financed by the Saudi Public Investment Fund.