American Pharoah wins the Belmont Stakes by 51/2 lengths on Saturday and becomes horse racing’s first Triple Crown winner since Affirmed in 1978. It was the longest Triple Crown drought in history.
Madison Bumgarner allows a grand slam but strikes out 11 and walks none as San Francisco defeats Philadelphia 7-5. “The grand slam ticked him off,” Giants manager Bruce Bochy said of Bumgarner.
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Austin Laut caps his unbeaten season in style, winning the CIF State championship pole vault title at 15 feet, 9 inches in front of a sellout crowd of 10,000-plus at Veteran’s Stadium in Clovis.
Giants starter Jake Peavy, on a rehabilitation assignment for a strained back, allows two runs in 41/3 innings, and the River Cats ride a four-run sixth inning to a 4-2 win over the Tacoma Rainiers at Raley Field.
Despite outshooting the visitors 20-4, Republic FC falls 1-0 to the Austin Aztex for only their second loss at Bonney Field this season.
The NBA Finals matchup between the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers was among the most highly anticipated and compelling championship series in recent seasons. But Kyrie Irving’s knee injury in the series opener changed the story line – and not in a good way for the Cavs.
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