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May 31, 2014
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May 31
1938 Yankees first baseman Lou Gehrig played in his 2000th consecutive game.
1983 The Philadelphia 76ers swept the Los Angeles Lakers to win the NBA championship.
1987 The Edmonton Oilers defeated the Philadelphia Flyers to win the Stanley Cup.
2001 The Montreal Expos fired manager Felipe Alou. They named Jeff Torborg their new manager.
2002 The New Jersey Nets advanced to the NBA Finals for the first time in their franchise history when they defeated the Boston Celtics in game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals.
2005 The Kansas City Royals named Buddy Bell their new manager.
2008 Boston's Manny Ramirez hit his 500th career home run.
2009 The unthinkable occurred at the French Open, as Spanish superstar Rafael Nadal finally lost on the famed red clay at Roland Garros, falling in four sets to unheralded Swede Robin Soderling in fourth- round play.
2009 The Dallas Stars named Joe Nieuwendyk their new general manger.
2010 C.J. Costabile scored only five seconds into overtime as Duke captured its first-ever national championship in the sport with a 6-5 decision over Notre Dame in the NCAA men's lacrosse title contest.
2011 The Los Angeles Lakers named Mike Brown their new basketball coach.
2011 The NHL's Atlanta Thrashers will move to Winnipeg, Manitoba for the start of the 2011-12 season.
2012 The Calgary Flames named Bob Hartley their new head coach.
2012 Detroit Red Wings defenseman Nicklas Lidstrom announced his retirement.
2013 The Toronto Raptors named Masai Ujiri their new general manager.
2013 The Milwaukee Bucks named Larry Drew their new had coach.

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