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Monday, 15 May 2017 00:28

Monday, May 15

Famous sporting events and news from yesteryear that happened on this day

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1862 Baseball. The first baseball stadium was opened at the Union Grounds in Brooklyn, New York.

1935 Cricket. England cricketer and selector Ted Dexter is born.

1963 Football. Spurs become the first British club to win the European Cup Winners Cup after beating Athletico Madrid.

1981 Equestrianism. Three-day eventer Zara Phillips is born.

1987 Tennis. Scottish tennis star Andy Murray is born.

2000 Swimming. Australian teenager Ian Thorpe notched his tenth world record.

2002 Football. The FA announced a four-year sponsorship deal with Carlsberg worth an estimated £30-million.

2005 Football. Southampton were relegated from the Premiership after a 2-1 defeat to Manchester United. Saints had been in football's top flight for 27 years.

2011 Football. Despite leading 2-0, West Ham United lose 3-2 at Wigan and are relegated from the Premiership.

2016 Football. Spurs' hefty 5-1 defeat at already-relegated Newcastle United enables Arsenal to steal the runners-up spot in the Premier League table with a 4-0 win against also relegated Aston Villa. Manchester United's game with AFC Bournemouth was called off minutes before kick off due to a bomb scare. A controlled explosion was carried out after the stadium was evacuated. It was later revealed that a dummy bomb, previously used in a security exercise at the venue, had been accidentally left in the ground.

2016 Motor racing. Lewis Hamilton and team-mate Nico Rosberg crashed out of the Spanish Grand Prix during the first lap. The race was eventually won by Red Bull's Max Verstappen, who, aged just 18, became the youngest ever F1 victor.

2016 Tennis. In Rome, Andy Murray beats world number one Novak Djokovic 6-3, 6-3 in the final to win the Italian Open title.

 

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