1904 – Mrs. Charles Durnell becomes the first woman to own a Kentucky Derby starter and winner when long shot Elwood wins the 30th Run for the Roses. Elwood is also the first Derby winner to be bred by a woman, Mrs. J.B. Prather.
1917 – Fred Toney of the Cincinnati Reds and James “Hippo” Vaughn of the Chicago Cubs pitch a double no-hitter for nine innings, but the Reds win 1-0 with two hits in the 10th.
1939 – Lou Gehrig of the New York Yankees does not play against the Detroit Tigers at Briggs Stadium, ending his streak of 2,130 consecutive games played.
1953 – Dark Star, 25-to-1 long shot wins the Kentucky Derby beating 7-10 favorite Native Dancer by a head. It’s Native Dancer’s first defeat after 11 straight wins and the only defeat in 22 career starts.
1964 – Northern Dancer, ridden by Bill Hartack, wins the Kentucky Derby by a neck over Hill Rise in a race record 2:00.
1967 – The Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Montreal Canadiens 3-1 to win the Stanley Cup in six games.
1970 – Diane Crump becomes the first female jockey to ride in the Kentucky Derby. Her mount, Fathom, finishes 15th in a field of 17. Dust Commander, with Mike Manganello aboard, wins the race.
1992 – Lil E. Tee, a 17-to-1 shot, carries Pat Day to victory in the Kentucky Derby as Arazi falters in the stretch and finishes eighth. Lil E. Tee finishes a length ahead of Casual Lies.
1995 – Hideo Nomo of the Los Angeles Dodgers becomes the first Japanese native to play in the majors in three decades. Nomo pitches five scoreless innings of one-hit ball, but the Dodgers blow a 3-0 lead and lose to San Francisco 4-3.
2001 – James Hylton, a 28-year-old construction worker from Keizer, Ore., bowls the fifth perfect 900 series in the 106-year history of the sport.
2002 – Mike Cameron hits four homers and comes close to a record-setting fifth in leading the Seattle Mariners to a 15-4 victory over the Chicago White Sox. Cameron and Bret Boone become the first teammates to both hit two home runs in the same inning.
2002 – Patrick Lalime becomes the 14th goalie in NHL history to record four shutouts in one postseason with his 27-save performance in Ottawa’s 5-0 defeat of Toronto.
2005 – The NBA fines Houston Rockets coach Jeff Van Gundy $100,000 – the largest amount for a coach – a day after he accuses officials of targeting center Yao Ming this postseason.
2009 – Mine That Bird, ridden by Calvin Borel, stuns the field by capturing the Kentucky Derby with a dynamic stretch run through the mud at Churchill Downs. Borel finds room along the rail deep in the stretch then pulls away to give the 50-1 long shot one of the biggest upsets in the 135-year history of the Run for the Roses. Pioneer of the Nile holds off Musket Man for second.
2010 – Ryo Ishikawa shoots a 12-under 58 – the lowest score ever on a major tour – to win The Crowns in Togo, Japan. The 18-year-old Ishikawa scores 12 birdies in his bogey-free round on the 6,545-yard Nagoya Golf Club course.
2010 – Cleveland’s LeBron James becomes the 10th player in NBA history to win consecutive MVP awards.
2012 – Lionel Messi breaks Gerd Mueller’s 39-year-old record for goals in a European club season. Messi scores a hat trick for Barcelona in a 4-1 win over Malaga to raise his total to 68. Mueller had held the record since scoring 67 goals for Bayern Munich in 1972-73.
2013 – Dutchman Robert-Jan Derksen shoots a 6-under 66 to take the first-round lead in the China Open, while 12-year-old Ye Wocheng opens with a 79 at Binhai Lake. At 12 years, 242 days, Ye is the youngest player in European Tour history, breaking Guan Tianlang’s mark of 13 years, 177 days set last year in the event.