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by Ace Damon
AP Sportlight

May 30th

1903 – Flocarline becomes the first foal to win the Preakness Stakes.

1908 – Jockey Joe Notter misjudges the end of the Belmont stakes and relaxes on his mount, Colin, whose career record was 13 to 13 before. Notter recovers from his mistake and avoids Fair Play, which reached the point to defeat Colin. When he retired, Colin's record was 15 wins in so many matches.

1911 – Ray Harroun wins the first Indianapolis 500 in 6 hours, 42 minutes and 8 seconds with an average speed of 74.59 mph.

1912 – Joe Dawson wins the second Indianapolis 500 at 6:21:06. Ralph Mulford is told that he must complete the race for 10th place money. It takes 8 hours and 53 minutes while he makes several stops for fried chicken. The completion rule is changed next year.

1951 – Lee Wallard wins the Indianapolis 500, becoming the first driver to break the 4-hour mark with a time of 3: 57: 38.05.

1952 – At 22, Troy Ruttman becomes the youngest driver to win the Indianapolis 500.

1955 – Bob Sweikert, a native of Indianapolis, wins the Indianapolis 500. Bill Vukovich, seeking his third consecutive victory, is killed in a car accident on the 56th lap.

1985 – The Edmonton Oilers win the Stanley Cup for the second year in a row with an 8-3 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers in Game 5.

1993 – Emerson Fittipaldi wins his second Indianapolis 500 for 2.8 seconds. Fittipaldi takes the lead on lap 185 and remains, overtaking Formula 1 champion Nigel Mansell and runner-up Arie Luyendyk.

2004 – In Cooper City, Florida, Canada easily wins the United States in a three-day cricket match, the first competition on American soil sanctioned by the International Cricket Council.

2005 – Johns Hopkins wins his first NCAA lacrosse title in 18 years, defeating Duke 9-8 to complete an undefeated season.

2009 – Travis Tucker releases an RBI single with one at the top of the 25th inning to give Texas a 3-2 victory over Boston College in the longest baseball game in NCAA history.

2011 – Jim Tressel, who led the state of Ohio to its first national title in 34 years, resigns amid NCAA violations of a tattoo studio scandal that tarnished the image of one of the nation's top football programs.

2012 – Roger Federer breaks Jimmy Connors' season record of 233 Grand Slam wins by beating Adrian Ungur of Romania 6-3, 6-2, 6-7 (6), 6-3 in the second round of the French Open .

2016 – Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson take the Warriors' 73 victories back to the NBA finals, with Golden State recovering from a 3-1 deficit in the series to beat Oklahoma City Thunder 96-88 in game 7 of the finals of the Western Conference. The Warriors are the tenth team to recover from a 3-1 deficit and win a post-season streak.



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