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June 20, 2014
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June 20
1936 American Jesse Owens set a 100-meter record at 10.2 seconds.
1960 Floyd Patterson knocked out Ingemar Johansson and became the first heavyweight boxer to regain his crown.
1980 Roberto Duran scored a unanimous 15-round decision over Sugar Ray Leonard (27-1) and won the WBC welterweight championship.
1982 Pete Rose became the third baseball player to appear in 3,000 games,
1982 Tom Watson won the U.S. Open by two strokes over Jack Nicklaus.
1987 The Dallas Sidekicks won the MISL title with a 4-3 overtime victory in the seventh game over the Tacoma Stars.
1993 John Paxson hit a three-pointer with 3.9 seconds left as the Chicago Bulls captured their third consecutive NBA title with a 99-98 victory over the Phoenix Suns in Game 6 of the finals.
1998 Chicago Cubs' Sammy Sosa belted two homers for the 2nd straight game to set a MLB record with 16 HRs in June.
1999 The Dallas Stars defeated the Buffalo Sabres 2-1 in triple over time to win their first Stanley Cup in six games.
1999 Payne Stewart won his second U.S. Open.
2002 Florida's Luis Castillo made history when he had a hit in his 34th straight game, which marked the longest streak by a second baseman in major league history.
2003 The Philadelphia 76ers named Randy Ayers their new head coach.
2004 Retief Goosen won the 104th U.S. Open Championship at Shinnecock Hills.
2004 Cincinnati's Ken Griffey Jr. hit his 500th career home run.
2006 Dwyane Wade's 36 points led the Miami Heat to the franchise's first NBA championship with a 95-92 win over the Dallas Mavericks.
2006 The Vancouver Canucks named Alain Vigneault their new head coach.
2007 Texas' Sammy Sosa became the fifth member of the 600 home run club, joining Hank Aaron, Babe Ruth, Barry Bonds and Willie Mays.
2007 Baltimore Orioles named Andy MacPhail as their President of Baseball Operations.
2008 The Toronto Blue Jays fired manager John Gibbons. Cito Gaston was named the new manager.
2008 The Atlanta Thrashers named John Anderson head coach.
2008 The Tampa Bay Lightning selected centerman Steven Stamkos with the first overall pick in the NHL Entry Draft.
2009 USC named Kevin O'Neill basketball coach.
2010 Graeme McDowell won the 110th U.S. Open.
2012 Pittsburgh Penguins forward Evgeni Malkin won the Hart Trophy as the NHL's Most Valuable Player.
2012 Henrik Lundqvist of the New York Rangers was selected the winner of the Vezina Trophy as the NHL's top goaltender.
2012 St. Louis Blues head coach Ken Hitchcock won the Jack Adams Award as the NHL's top coach.
2012 Gabriel Landeskog of the Colorado Avalanche was named the winner of the Calder Memorial Trophy as the NHL's top rookie.
2012 A record 10 men's basketball teams, including three-time national champion Connecticut, were banned from next season's NCAA tournament because of subpar work in the classroom.
2012 The Orlando Magic named Rob Hennigan their new general manager.
2013 The Miami Heat successfully defended their NBA title with a victory in the finals against the San Antonio Spurs. LeBron James was named the Playoff MVP for the second straight year.

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