AP Sportlight

Published 3:57 pm Thursday, May 14, 2020

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May 15

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

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

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

1971 — Canonero II, with Gustavo Avila the jockey, captures the Preakness with a 1½-length victory over Eastern Fleet.

1981 — Len Barker of the Cleveland Indians pitches the first perfect game in 13 years — a 3-0 victory over the visiting Toronto Blue Jays.

1990 — Petr Klima’s goal at 15:13 of the third overtime wins the longest game in Stanley Cup Final history for the Edmonton Oilers — a 3-2 series-opening victory over the Boston Bruins in a game delayed 25 minutes because of 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. Earlier, a man in the Pimlico infield jumps onto the track in midstretch of Maryland Breeders’ Cup Handicap. The winner, Yes It’s True, avoids trouble but wagers on fifth-place finisher Artax are refunded.

2004 — With one breathtaking surge, Smarty Jones roars to 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.

2011 — Finland scores five late goals to beat Sweden 6-1 and claim its second title at the hockey world championship.

2015 — WNBA stars Brittney Griner and Glory Johnson are suspended seven games each for their domestic violence arrest — the league’s longest ban in its 19-year history. The suspension represents more one-fifth of the regular season.

2015 — Stephen Curry scores 32 points, including a 62-footer to end the third quarter, and Golden State advances to its first Western Conference finals since 1976 by beating Memphis 108-95.