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28/6/2016American Pat Summitt, the winningest college basketball head coach in D1 history, dies at 64, five years and two months after being diagnosed with early onset dementia, Alzheimer's type. Summitt helped grow college women's basketball by serving as the head coach of the University of Tennessee Lady Vols basketball team from 1974 to 2012, winning eight NCAA championships (an NCAA women's record when she retired), and surpassed only by the 10 titles won by UCLA men's coach John Wooden and the 11 titles won by UConn women's coach Geno Auriemma. She was the first NCAA coach, and one of four college coaches overall, to achieve at least 1,000 wins. She achieved 1,098-208 in 38 seasons plus 18 NCAA Final Four appearances. Summitt also won an Olympic Gold medal as head coach of the 1984 U.S. women's basketball team, and was named the Naismith Basketball Coach of the Century in April 2000. In 2012, Summitt was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama. She received the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the 2012 ESPY Awards.
28/6/2015Serbia makes history by defeating France, 76-68, to win their maiden EuroBasket Women title and earn direct qualification to the 2016 Rio Olympic Games in front of over 5,000 fans in Budapest, Hungary. Ana Dabovic, the tournament MVP presented by Tissot, had a game-high 25 points, and her All-Star Five teammate Sonja Petrovic collected 22. In the bronze medal match, Spain defeated Belarus 74-58.
28/6/201318-year-old Giannis Antetokounmpo is selected as the number 15th pick in the 2013 NBA Draft by the Milwaukee Bucks. He started playing basketball with the youth teams of Filathlitikos in Greece. He began his professional career in Greece's 2nd-tier basketball league, the Greek A2 League, with the senior men's club of Filathlitikos in the 2012-13 season.
28/6/200644-year-old ex-Panionios basketball player, Boban Jankovic, who on 28/4/1993 became paralyzed after a head injury at the Panionios-PAO basketball game, dies of heart attack at the island Syros
28/6/200120 year-old Barcelona center Pau Gasol becomes the first European to be drafted No3. Antonis Fotsis is selected by the Memphis Grizzlies (48th pick overall) becoming the first Greek player born in Greece to play in NBA
28/6/1997Mike Tyson bites Evander Holyfield's ear during their match in Las Vegas. Despite the referee's warning, he goes on biting Holyfield's other ear. The referee disqualifies him and Holyfield is crowned world champion. The Nevada State Athletic Commission fines Tyson $3 million and bans him for one year
28/6/1994Oleg Salenko sets World Cup record with 5 goals in the victory of Russia over Cameroon (6-1)
28/6/1992Latvian world chess champion Mikhail Tal dies of kidney failure at the age of 56 in Moscow. At the age of 23, he became the youngest ever world champion (a record which will be broken by Garry Kasparov) beating Mihhail Botvinnik by 12,5-8,5. Surprisingly his gravestone shows a death date of 27/6/1992. One of his famous quotations was “ I drink, I smoke, I gamble, I chase girls but postal chess is one vice I don’t have”.
28/6/1991The 11th Mediterranean Games open in Greece. 3.500 athletes take part in 23 events
28/6/1990FIFA modifies the off-side rule for the first time in 65 years
28/6/1972Juan Ramon Veron, the 29-year-old striker of Estudiantes and Argentina, known also as “La Bruja” (the witch) arrives in Athens. He will play for Panathinaikos for two years and in 57 championship matches he will score 22 goals
28/6/1970Aris Salonica win their first Greek Cup after defeating PAOK 1-0 at Kaftanzoglio Stadium
28/6/1959PROPO includes 13th game
28/6/1948Dick Turpin, the first black boxer to be allowed to fight for the british title, becomes middleweight champion after beating Vince Hawkins
28/6/1930''Mick the Miller'' wins the second consecutive Greyhound Derby and becomes the first dog to win that race two times
28/6/1925First Panathinaikos - Olympiacos derby (3-3) at Leoforos
28/6/1914Archiduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria is assasined in Serajevo by Gavrilo Princip, resulting in the start of World War I. The archiduke dies in the hands of his driver Otto Merz, winner of many car races and Grand Prix’s of the following decade
28/6/1891The statutory of Panellinios AC is published at the Government Newspaper, stating that the prime goal of the club is the organization of the Olympic Games, before Pierre de Cubertin presents this idea

 

             
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