On this day: 2006 – Ronaldo makes World Cup history in Germany

Sport360 staff 27/06/2016
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On this day 10 years ago, Ronaldo achieved a world record of 15 goals, most by any player in World Cup history until 2014.

The Brazilian legend has made a habit of scoring in World Cups.

The then Real Madrid striker was playing in his third global showpiece event and had already netted against Japan in the group stage to equal Gerd Muller’s record of 14 goals.

He did not have to wait long to put himself into the record books 10 years ago today, needing just five minutes in the last-16 round clash against Ghana for his 15th World Cup goal as Brazil won 3-0 in Dortmund.

That proved to be his last goal as the five-time champions were knocked out in the next round by France.

Ironically, Ronaldo’s feat was broken in Brazil in 2014 by Miroslav Klose, whose record of 16 strikes stands today.

1979: Muhammad Ali announced his retirement after 59 fights, only to return a year later.

2009: South Africa beat the British & Irish Lions 28-25 in Pretoria to win the second Test and claim the series. 

2012: Spain beat Portugal 4-2 on penalties to reach the 2012 European Championship final.

2014: Luke Shaw becomes the most expensive teenage footballer after his £27m move from Southampton to Manchester United.

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On this day in 1983: India beat West Indies to win their first CWC

Sport360 staff 25/06/2016
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On top: India.

India overcame huge odds to upset defending two-time champions the West Indies to win the third Cricket World Cup by 43 runs, 33 years ago today.

The Windies had won the first two World Cups in 1975 and 1979 and came into the tournament with the best bowling and batting attack in the game.

Things did not look good either for India when they were bowled out for 183, Krishnamachari Srikkanth top-scored with 38.

However, India exploited the weather and pitch conditions to bowl out their opponents for just 140 to complete one of cricket’s most stunning upsets.

Mohinder Amarnath and Madan Lal both took three wickets, with Amarnath named man of the match.

1968: Bobby Bonds of the San Francisco Giants becomes the first player to hit a grand-slam home run on debut against the LA Dodgers.

1999: The San Antonio Spurs beat the New York Knicks to win the 1999 NBA Finals. Tim Duncan, drafted by the Spurs on the same day two years previously, is named MVP.

2008: A last-minute Philipp Lahm goal sends Germany through to the Euro 2008 final with a 3-2 semi-final win over Turkey.

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Ten best postseason comebacks in NBA history

Sport360 staff 23/06/2016

Cleveland Cavaliers romped to a stunning win over Golden State Warriors on Monday to win the NBA title after being 3-1 down in the series.

It was a historic comeback as Warriors looked unstoppable for the first half of the series, carving out such a commanding lead after four games.

With that in mind, Sport360 looks at ten of the best postseason comebacks, featuring Houston Rockets’ famous win in 1995 and Miami’s triumph in 2006.

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