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New Jersey institute steroid testing policy for high school athletes – Chicago Tribune

Today’s sports highlight in history:

In 2006, New Jersey becomes the first state to implement a statewide steroid testing policy for high school athletes.

At this date:

1930 – Gallant Fox, ridden by Earle Sande, wins the Belmont Stakes by three lengths over Whichone, becoming the second horse to capture the Triple Crown.

1941 – Whirlaway, ridden by Eddie Arcaro, becomes the fifth horse to win the Triple Crown by capturing the Belmont Stakes by 2½ lengths over Robert Morris.

1952 – One Count, ridden by Eddie Arcaro, wins the Belmont Stakes by 2½ lengths over the heavily favored Blue Man.

1969 – Arts and Letters, ridden by Braulio Baeza, ends Majestic Prince’s bid for the Triple Crown with a 5½-length victory in the Belmont Stakes.

1978 – The Washington Bullets beat the Seattle SuperSonics 105-99 in Game 7 to win the NBA Championship.

1980 – Temperance Hill, a long shot 53-1 ridden by Eddie Maple, wins the Belmont Stakes by two lengths from Authentic Risk.

1986 – Danzig Connection, ridden by Chris McCarron, wins the Belmont Stakes by 1 1/4 lengths over Johns Treasure, giving trainer Woody Stephens his fifth consecutive Belmont victory.

1989 – Wayne Gretzky wins his 9th NHL Hart (MVP) Trophy in 10 years.

1995 – Hakeem Olajuwon’s tip-in with 0.3 seconds left gives Houston a 120-118 overtime victory in Game 1 of the NBA Finals. Houston, trailing by 20 points in the first half, is led back by Kenny Smith, whose Finals record seventh 3-pointer sends the game into overtime.

1997 – Stanley Cup Final, Joe Louis Arena, Detroit, MI: Detroit Red Wings edge Philadelphia Flyers, 2-1 for a 4-0 series sweep; 8th title in Wings franchise history and first since 1955.

1998 – Utah breaks the record for fewest points in an NBA game since the shot clock began, losing 96-54 to Chicago in Game 3 of the NBA Finals. It is the highest winning margin in NBA Finals history. Utah’s 54 points break the NBA record of 55 that Indiana set earlier this season.

2004 – Ruslan Fedotenko scores twice, including the crucial first goal, and the resilient Tampa Bay Lightning hold off the Calgary Flames 2-1 in Game 7 to win their first Stanley Cup.

2008 – Da’ Tara ruins Big Brown’s bid for a Triple Crown by winning the Belmont Stakes. Da’ Tara, a 38-1 long shot ridden by Alan Garcia, wins wire to wire by 5 1/4 lengths from Cork’s Denis. Big Brown, the 1-4 favourite, is met in the homestretch by jockey Kent Desormeaux who finishes so far behind at the end that his margin of defeat has not even been charted.

2009 – Roger Federer completes a career Grand Slam, winning his first French Open title. Federer wins his 14th major title, equaling Pete Sampras’ record by surprising finalist Robin Soderling 6-1, 7-6 (1), 6-4.

2014 – French Open Women’s Tennis: Maria Sharapova of Russia wins her 5th Grand Slam singles title; beats Romanian Simona Halep 6-4, 6-7, 6-4.

2014 – California Chrome fails in his bid to win the first Triple Crown in 36 years, losing the Belmont Stakes to the long-player Tonalist and leaving his owner to complain that others took “the cowards’ way out” by beating the first two legs of skip the Triple Crown.

2014 – Miguel Cotto becomes the first Puerto Rican fighter to win world championships in four weight classes, stopping Sergio Martinez for their WBC middleweight world title. Martinez doesn’t get off the stool when the bell rings for the 10th round.

2015 — LeBron James turns in a triple-double to remember, Matthew Dellavedova hits the go-ahead free throw in overtime, and the Cavaliers overcome a fourth-quarter collapse to outlast the Golden State Warriors 95-93 in Game 2 of the NBA Finals. James finished with 39 points, 16 rebounds and 11 assists in 50 minutes, lifting Cleveland’s depleted squad to victory on the NBA’s toughest home floor.

2018 — The Washington Capitals win the Stanley Cup for the first time in franchise history after beating the Vegas Golden Knights 4-3 in Game 5 of the finals.