This Day in Sports History

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1983: Reggie Jackson is 1st major leaguer to strike out 2,000 times.

1984: Dutch footballer Johan Cruyff”s last competitive match.

1989: Trinidad & Tobago ties with US 1-1, in 3rd round of 1990 world soccer cup.

1991: Yankee Stadium fans sing “Like a Virgin” to Jose Canseco.

1996: O.J. Simpson appears on British TV discussing his not guilty verdict.

1999: Allen Iverson sets a record for most steals in a playoff game with 10, in a win over the Magic.

2003: An amazing turnaround at the tail-end of an amazing Test series. Australia had beaten West Indies in the first three Tests of a four-Test series, and were on top for much of the fourth one, in Antigua, having set West Indies 418 to win – higher than any total previously chased down in Test cricket. West Indies slipped to 74 for 3, and lost Brian Lara for 60 with the score on 165. But Ramnaresh Sarwan, with a feisty 105, and Shivnarine Chanderpaul, with 104, fought back bravely. It was left to Omari Banks and Vasbert Drakes, though, coming together at the fall of the seventh wicket with 46 still required, to finish the game off. Banks, playing just his second Test, made a spirited 47 not out, Drakes made 27 not out, and West Indies made history.

2007: At 16 years, 65 days, Matthew Briggs debuts for Fulham in a 3-1 defeat at Middlesbrough; youngest player to appear in an English Premier League match.

2012: Manchester City win the English Premier League for the first time.

2018: Manchester City ends the EPL season with a 1-0 win at Southampton having smashed 11 Premier League records including biggest title winning margin (19 points) and most points (100).

2018: Liverpool’s Egyptian soccer forward Mohamed Salah scores in a 4-0 win against Brighton to set the EPL goal scoring record (32) for a 38-game season.

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