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May 3, 2014
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May 3
1902 Jockey James Winkfield, the last African American rider to win the Kentucky Derby, won his second consecutive Derby aboard Alan-a-Dale.
1950 Yankees pitcher Vic Raschi balked four times in one game due to his failure to comply to the new one-second stop with men on base.
1952 The first coast-to-coast, network-televised Kentucky Derby aired on CBS. Favorite Hill Gail won the Derby.
1958 Tim Tam won the Kentucky Derby.
1969 Jockey Bill Hartack won his fifth Kentucky Derby aboard Majestic Prince.
1970 The New York Knicks won the NBA Championship defeating the Los Angeles Lakers four games to three.
1979 Cleveland Indians OF Bobby Bonds hit his 300th home run.
1980 Texas Rangers Ferguson Jenkins joined Cy Young, Jim Bunning and Gaylord Perry as the fourth major league hurler to win 100 games in each league as he defeated the Baltimore Orioles, 3-2.
1980 Diana Firestone's Genuine Risk became the second filly to win the Kentucky Derby.
1986 Charlie Whittingham, at age 73, became the oldest trainer to win his first Kentucky Derby when he sent Ferdinand to victory.
1998 Seattle Mariners catcher Dan Wilson hit the first inside-the-park grand slam in the franchise's history.
1999 In a 12-11, 10-inning loss to the A's, Red Sox rookie Creighton Gubanich became only fourth player to hit a grand slam for his first major league hit.
2001 Texas Rangers manger Johnny Oates resigned. He was replaced with Jerry Narron.
2003 Funny Cide held off heavily-favored Empire Maker and Peace Rules to capture the 129th running of the Kentucky Derby.
2006 Major League Baseball sold the Washington Nationals to group led by Theodore Lerner.
2008 Big Brown, overcoming the far outside post, rolled to a five-length victory in the 134th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs.
2010 The Chicago Bulls fired basketball coach Vinny Del Negro.
2010 Hofstra University announced that Tim Welsh resigned as head men's basketball coach, just three days after he was arrested for a reported DWI.
2011 Chicago's Derrick Rose was named the NBA's Most Valuable Player.
2011 Francisco Liriano pitched the fifth no-hitter in Minnesota Twins history, leading them to a 1-0 victory over the Chicago White Sox.
2012 The Saskatchewan Roughriders took offensive lineman Ben Heenan No. 1 overall in the CFL Canadian Draft.
2013 The Minnesota Timberwolves named Flip Saunders as the team's new president of basketball operations.

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