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Compiled By Paul Montella
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May 14, 2014

AP Sportlight

1876 — Vagrant, ridden by Robert Swim, wins the second Kentucky Derby by two lengths over Creedmoor.

1918 — The Preakness, run in two divisions, is won by War Cloud, ridden by Johnny Loftus in the first half. Jack Hare Jr., ridden by C. Peak, wins the second half.

1937 — War Admiral, ridden by Charles Kurtsinger, battles Pompoon head-to-head from the top of the stretch and wins the Preakness Stakes by a head.

1948 — Citation, ridden by Eddie Arcaro, wins the Preakness Stakes by 5½ lengths over Vulcan’s Forge.

1971 — Canonero II, ridden by Gustavo Avila, posts a 1½-length victory over Eastern Fleet in the Preakness Stakes.

1981 — Len Barker of Cleveland pitches the first perfect game in 13 years as the Indians beat the Toronto Blue Jays 3-0 at Municipal Stadium.

1990 — Petr Klima ends a bizarre NHL marathon. His goal at 15:13 of the third overtime wins the longest game in Stanley Cup finals history for the Edmonton Oilers — a 3-2 series-opening victory over the Boston Bruins in a game delayed 25 minutes by a lighting problem.

1993 — Prairie Bayou, ridden by Mike Smith, rebounds from a second-place finish in the Kentucky Derby to become the first gelding to win the Preakness in 79 years.

1998 — Se Ri Pak shoots a 68 at the LPGA Championship for a two-day total of 9-under 133 — the lowest 36-hole score in the history of the tournament.

1998 — Notah Begay III joins Al Geiberger and Chip Beck as the only players to shoot a 59 on a U.S. pro tour. He does it at the Nike Old Dominion Open.

1999 — Charismatic wins the Preakness and a chance to become the 12th Triple Crown champion, finishing 1½ lengths ahead of Menifee. It’s the 12th Triple Crown race victory for trainer D. Wayne Lukas. Earlie in the day, Lee Chang Ferrell, a patron in the Pimlico infield, jumps onto the track in midstretch and interferes with the running of the Maryland Breeders’ Cup Handicap. The race winner, Yes It’s True, avoids the trouble, but wagers on fifth-place finisher Artax are refunded due to the incident.

2003 — The three-year championship reign of the Los Angeles Lakers ends. Tim Duncan has 37 points and 16 rebounds, and Tony Parker adds 27 points to help the San Antonio Spurs overpower the Lakers 110-82 to win the Western Conference semifinal series 4-2.

2004 — With one breathtaking surge, Smarty Jones posts a record 11½-length victory in the Preakness. Rock Hard Ten, in his fourth start, finishes strong for second ahead of Eddington.

2005 — Annika Sorenstam cruises to a 10-stroke win in the Chick-fil-A Charity Championship, finishing with a 23-under 265 total, matching the biggest 72-hole win of her career.

2010 — Lookin at Lucky wins the Preakness to end Super Saver’s bid to become the first Triple Crown winner in 32 years. Ridden by new jockey Martin Garcia, Lookin at Lucky moves into contention in the final turn and sprints to the finish ahead of First Dude by three-quarters of a length.

2011 — Finland scores five late goals to beat Sweden 6-1 and claim its second title at the ice hockey world championship. The Finns also beat rival Sweden in the 1995 final.

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