spotlight Today in sports history: June 11 Associated Press Jun 11, 2021 Jun 11, 2021 Updated Jul 18, 2021 On this date, Rafael Nadal captured three of his 13 French Open titles in 2006, 2012 and 2017. Video 1949: Cary Middlecoff wins U.S. Open by beating Sam Snead, Clayton Heafner. 1949 — Cary Middlecoff wins the U.S. Open by beating Sam Snead and Clayton Heafner. AP FILE 1977: Seattle Slew runs wire to wire in Belmont to capture Triple Crown 1977 — Seattle Slew, ridden by Jean Cruguet, runs wire to wire in the Belmont for a four-length victory over Run Dusty Run and the Triple Crown. AP FILE 1978: Nancy Lopez shoots record 13-under par to win LPGA Championship 1978 — Nancy Lopez shoots a record 13-under par to win the LPGA Championship by six strokes over Amy Alcott. AP FILE 1984: Boston Celtics beat Los Angeles Lakers in Game 7 to win their 15th NBA title 1984 — The Boston Celtics beat the Los Angeles Lakers 111-102 in Game 7 to win their 15th NBA title. AP FILE 1990: Nolan Ryan, 43, pitches sixth no-hitter of his career 1990 — Nolan Ryan, 43, pitches the sixth no-hitter of his career as the Texas Rangers beat the Oakland Athletics 5-0. Ryan becomes the first to pitch no-hitters for three teams and the oldest to throw one. AP FILE 2006: Se Ri Pak beats Karrie Webb on first playoff hole to win LPGA Championship 2006 — Se Ri Pak beats Karrie Webb on the first playoff hole to win the LPGA Championship. Pak atones for a three-putt bogey on the 18th hole in regulation that set up the playoff. AP FILE 2006: Rafael Nadal wins his second consecutive French Open 2006 — Rafael Nadal wins his second consecutive French Open, beating Roger Federer in four sets. Nadal spoils Federer’s bid for a fourth consecutive Grand Slam championship and extends his record clay-court winning streak to 60 matches. AP FILE 2011: Texas A&M sweeps men’s, women’s titles at NCAA outdoor championships 2011 — Texas A&M sweeps the men’s and women’s titles at the NCAA outdoor championships, becoming the first school to post dual three-peat champions. Villanova’s Sheila Reid becomes the first woman to win the 1,500 and 5,000 meters at the same NCAA meet. AP FILE 2012: Rafael Nadal wins his record seventh French Open title 2012 — Rafael Nadal wins his record seventh French Open title, returning to Roland Garros to defeat Novak Djokovic 6-4, 6-3, 2-6, 7-5. It’s Nadal’s 11th Grand Slam title, tying him on the all-time list with Rod Laver and Bjorn Borg, who won six French Open titles. AP FILE 2012: Los Angeles Kings win their first NHL championship 2012 — The Los Angeles Kings win their first NHL championship, defeating the New Jersey Devils 6-1 in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final. AP FILE 2017: Rafael Nadal wins his record 10th French Open title 2017 — Rafael Nadal wins his record 10th French Open title by dominating 2015 champion Stan Wawrinka 6-2, 6-3, 6-1 in the final. No other man or woman has won 10 championships at the same major in the Open era, which began in 1968. AP FILE 1982: Larry Holmes stops Gerry Cooney in 13th round for WBC heavyweight title 1982 — Larry Holmes stops Gerry Cooney in the 13th round for the WBC heavyweight title at Las Vegas. 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