AP Sport Light | The state

June 6

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

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

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

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

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

1987 – Bet Twice, ridden by Craig Perret, takes a 14-length victory in the Belmont Stakes to deprive Alysheba of the Triple Crown. Alysheba is a distant fourth.

1987 – West Germany’s Steffi Graf, eight days shy of her 18th birthday, becomes the youngest female French Open champion by beating Martina Navratilova 6-4, 4-6, 8-6.

1998 – Real Quiet were denied the Triple Crown when Victory Gallop edged them out in the Belmont Stakes.

1999 – Andre Agassi rallies to win the French Open and become the fifth man to complete a career Grand Slam. After losing the first two sets, Agassi came 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 an under-16 272, the lowest score over 72 holes in the championship’s 54-year history.

2007 — The Anaheim Ducks win 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 league player with 500 career saves when he closes out the San Diego Padres’ 5-2 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers.

2010 – Rafael Nadal wins his fifth Roland-Garros title and avenges his only loss at Roland Garros by beating Robin Soderling 6-4, 6-2, 6-4. Nadal improves to 38-1 at Roland Garros, with the only loss to 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 left the league after the Trojans were hit with stiff NCAA penalties last year for rule violations during the 2004 and 2005 seasons.

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

2015 – Serena Williams overcomes a mid-match lull and third-set deficit to claim 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 .

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

2018 – LeBron James surpasses 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.