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Sport-On this day... May 16

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May 16, 2001

BASEBALL - Atlanta Braves centerfielder Andruw Jones makes a diving catch on a ball hit by Colorado Rockies’ Ron Gant in the second inning of their Major League Baseball game in Atlanta.

The Rockies got off to a quick start and led 4-0 after four innings but the Braves hit back to seal a 6-4 victory.

A five-time All Star, Jones won the Golden Glove award for outfielders 10 consecutive years between 1998 and 2007.

May 16, 2009

HORSE RACING - Jockey Calvin Borel rides Rachel Alexandra to victory in the 134th running of the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland.

Rachel Alexandra got off to a quick start and, despite losing steam towards the end of the race, finished a length ahead of Kentucky Derby winner Mine That Bird.

Rachel Alexandra also became the first filly since 1924 to win the Preakness Stakes, the second jewel in horse racing’s coveted Triple Crown.

May 16, 2010

SOCCER - Inter Milan captain Javier Zanetti holds the trophy after they claim their fifth successive Serie A title with a 1-0 win against Siena at the Artemio Franchi stadium.

Jose Mourinho’s side won the Italian Cup earlier that month and sealed their second trophy thanks to a goal from Diego Milito, finishing two points clear of AS Roma.

Inter went on to defeat Bayern Munich 2-0 in the Champions League final the following week to become the only Italian team to a win a treble.

May 16, 2010

BADMINTON - China’s Lin Dan celebrates after crushing Indonesia’s Taufik Hidayat 21-7 21-14 in the final of the Thomas Cup in Kuala Lumpur.

The win enabled China to demolish Indonesia 3-0 in the final of the biennial men’s team tournament and prompted Taufik, the 2004 Olympic champion, to appeal to his country to do something to produce a new wave of players to replace him.

Lin, the only player to complete badminton’s super grand slam by winning all nine major titles, won 13 of his 17 encounters against Taufik before the Indonesian’s retirement in 2013.

May 16, 2010

FORMULA ONE - Australia’s Mark Webber lifts the trophy after holding off the challenge of second-placed finisher Fernando Alonso to win the Monaco Grand Prix in Monte Carlo.

The safety car was deployed multiple times over the course of the 78-lap race and Webber, who began from the front of the grid, led throughout to claim the fourth of his nine career race victories.

Webber’s victory was also the first by an Australian in Monaco since the 1959 edition, which was won by three-time champion Jack Brabham.

May 16, 2014

ICE HOCKEY - United States defender Connor Murphy’s attempts to stop Kazakhstan’s Roman Starchenko from scoring a goal during their World Championship game at Minsk Arena in Minsk.

Starchenko’s equaliser sent the game into overtime before United States’ Seth Jones netted to seal a 4-3 victory.

Kazakhstan failed to win a single game throughout the competition and finished bottom of their group while U.S. were eliminated in the quarter-finals.

May 16, 2014

TENNIS - Sara Errani celebrates in front of the home crowd after defeating world number two Li Na 6-3 4-6 6-2 in the Italian Open quarter-finals in Rome.

The win was Errani’s first in seven attempts over Li and her maiden triumph against a top-three opponent.

Errani’s bid to become the first Italian woman to win the tournament since Raffaella Reggi in 1985 ended at the final hurdle after she was beaten 6-3 6-0 by top-ranked Serena Williams.

May 16, 2014

SOCCER - Borussia Dortmund coach Juergen Klopp and Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola pose next to the German Cup trophy during a news conference in Berlin.

Arjen Robben and Thomas Muller scored in extra time as Bayern edged Dortmund 2-0 in the final, to add more silverware following their Bundesliga triumph with a record seven games to spare.

Guardiola’s Bayern also won the Club World Cup and UEFA Super Cup earlier in the season.

May 16, 2016

SOCCER - Chelsea skipper John Terry is thrown in the air by team mates after their 1-1 Premier League draw with champions Leicester City at Stamford Bridge in London.

Terry was suspended for the contest, Chelsea’s final match of the season, and later addressed his devoted fans telling them he still wanted to stay at the club after saying in January that he intended to leave.

Two days later, Terry signed a new one-year contract. The defender eventually left Chelsea in 2017 after 19 seasons during which he won 17 trophies, including five Premier League titles, five FA Cup triumphs, three League Cup trophies and the Champions League.

May 16, 2018

SOCCER - Atletico Madrid’s Gabi and Fernando Torres lift the trophy as they celebrate winning the Europa League after a 3-0 win over Olympique de Marseille in the final at the Groupama Stadium in Lyon, France.

Atletico striker Antoine Griezmann struck twice as the Spanish side outclassed hapless Marseille to win the title for the third time.

The scoreline mirrored the Spanish side’s last Europa League final win over Athletic Bilbao in 2012 and cemented their status as one of the continent’s most consistent teams since Argentine coach Diego Simeone transformed their fortunes. (Compiled by Arvind Sriram, Hardik Vyas and Shrivathsa Sridhar in Bengaluru)

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