Today in Sports - Golden State Warriors win 4th NBA title in 8 years, Steph Curry named Finals MVP

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Today in Sports - Golden State Warriors win 4th NBA title in 8 years, Steph Curry named Finals MVP

June 16

1927 - Tommy Armour wins the U.S. Open with a three-stroke victory over Harry Cooper in a playoff.

1946 - Lloyd Mangrum edges Byron Nelson and Vic Ghezzi to win the U.S. Open by one stroke in a 36-hole playoff.

1951 - Ben Hogan captures the U.S. Open for the second straight year with a two-stroke comeback victory over Clayton Heafner.

1956 - Cary Middlecoff wins the U.S. Open by one stroke over Ben Hogan and Julius Boros.

1968 - Lee Trevino becomes the first golfer to play all four rounds of the U.S. Open under par as he beats Jack Nicklaus by four strokes.

1974 - Hale Irwin beats Forrest Fezler by two strokes to win the U.S. Open. In what becomes known as the "Massacre at Winged Foot," not a single player breaks par in the first round. Irwin's 7-over 278 is the second-highest score since World War II - Julius Boros was 9-over in 1963.

1975 - NBA Milwaukee Bucks trade Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Walt Wesley to L.A. Lakers for 4 players.

1985 - Andy North wins the U.S. Open by one stroke over Taiwan's Tze-chung Chen, Canada's Dave Barr and Zimbabwe's Denis Watson.

1985 - Willie Banks of USA sets triple jump record (58 feet 11 inches) in Indianapolis.

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1993 - Michael Jordan scores 55 points to lead the Chicago Bulls to a 111-105 victory and a 3-1 lead over the Phoenix Suns in the NBA Finals.

1993 - Ken Griffey Jr. slugs his 100th career home run in Seattle.

1995 - Marlins outfielder Andre Dawson hits his 400th NL career HR (429).

1996 - 50th NBA Championship: Chicago Bulls beat Seattle Supersonics, 4 games to 2; the Bulls' 4th title in 6 years.

1998 - The Detroit Red Wings become the first team to win consecutive Stanley Cups since Pittsburgh in 1992, completing a sweep of Washington with a 4-1 win behind two goals by Doug Brown. It's the fourth straight NHL finals sweep, a first in major pro sports history.

1999 - Maurice Greene smashes the 100-meter world record at 9.79 seconds, breaking the previous mark of 9.84 set by Donovan Bailey at the 1996 Olympics.

2002 - A runaway winner again in the U.S. Open, Tiger Woods becomes the first player since Jack Nicklaus in 1972 to capture the first two major championships of the year with a three-stroke victory at Bethpage (N.Y.) Black.

2006 - Tiger Woods returns from his longest layoff by making his earliest departure at a major, missing the cut in a Grand Slam tournament for the first time as a pro. Woods, with rounds of 76-76, misses the cut at the U.S. Open by three strokes.

2008 - Tiger Woods wins the U.S. Open in a 19-hole playoff over Rocco Mediate, his 14th career major.

2013 - Justin Rose captures his first major championship and becomes the first Englishman in 43 years to win the U.S. Open. Rose shoots a closing 70 at Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pa. for a 1-over 281 total and two-shot victory over Phil Mickelson and Jason Day.

2013 - Greg Biffle gives Ford a milestone victory with his second straight Sprint Cup win at Michigan International Speedway. It's the 1,000th victory for Ford Motor Company across NASCAR's three national series - Cup, Nationwide and Truck.

2015 - The Golden State Warriors win their first NBA championship since 1975, beating the Cleveland Cavaliers 105-97 in Game 6. Stephen Curry and Finals MVP Andre Iguodala each score 25 points for the Warriors, who won the final three games after Cleveland had taken a 2-1 lead.

2016 - LeBron James scores 41 points, Kyrie Irving adds 23 and the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Golden State Warriors 115-101 to even an unpredictable series and force a decisive Game 7.

2018 - Video Assist Referee (VAR) technology used for the first time in a World Cup soccer match.

2022 - NBA Finals: Golden State Warriors beat Boston Celtics, 103-90 for a 4-2 series win; Warriors' 4th title in 8 years; MVP: Stephen Curry.

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