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May 5, 2014
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May 5
1912 The fifth Summer Olympics Games opened in Stockholm, Sweden.
1904 Boston's Cy Young tossed the first perfect game in the American League defeating the Philadelphia A's, 3-0.
1925 At Sportsman Park in St. Louis, Ty Cobb went 6-for-6 as Tigers defeated Browns, 14-8.
1934 Cavalcade won the Kentucky Derby.
1966 The Montreal Canadiens won the Stanley Cup defeating the Detroit Red Wings four games to two.
1969 The Boston Celtics won the NBA Championship defeating the Los Angeles Lakers four games to three.
1973 Secretariat became the first horse to complete the 1 1-4-mile course for the Kentucky Derby in less than two minutes when he won the 99th Run for the Roses in a record 1:59 2-5.
1979 St. Louis' Lou Brock reached the 3000 hit milestone.
1980 For pushing his glove in the face of umpire Gerry Crawford, Pittsburgh's Bill Madlock was suspended for 15 days and fined $5,000 by National League president Chub Feeney.
1990 Unbridled won the Kentucky Derby.
2000 Former Dodgers skipper Tommy Lasorda was named manager of the United States Olympic baseball team.
2004 With his 352nd home run as a catcher, Mike Piazza of the Mets passed Carlton Fisk for most home runs hit by a catcher.
2004 With his strikeout of Raul Mondesi in the fifth inning, Roger Clemens moved ahead of Steve Carlton (4,136) into second place on the career strikeouts list.
2010 The New Orleans Saints re-signed guard Jahri Evans to a seven-year contract extension.
2011 Maryland basketball coach Gary Williams announced his retirement.
2012 I'll Have Another, ridden by Mario Gutierrez, won the 138th Kentucky Derby.
2012 Floyd Mayweather Jr. took away Miguel Cotto's WBA super welterweight title with a 12-round unanimous decision.
2013 Miami Heat forward LeBron James was named NBA MVP for the fourth time in his career.

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