Sport June 30 in sports history: A brief glimpse at Magic kingdom

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Medieval History | June 7, 2019. Vintage illustration of a cigar box label for Wizard tobacco in the 1920s. Source: (Photo by Found Image Press/Corbis via Getty Magicians , wizards, witches, sorcerers, and fairies all know that to give their magical powers a boost, they need a magic wand.

Magic Kingdom park is a theme park at Walt Disney World Resort featuring classic attractions, enchanting fireworks, musical parades and Disney Characters. Park Hours for. Saturday, June 27, 2020.

Here's a look back at notable sports news on June 30 through the years:

Chris Webber holding a basketball: Michigan star Chris Webber was the top pick in the 1993 draft, but he didn't last long with the Magic. © USA TODAY Sports Michigan star Chris Webber was the top pick in the 1993 draft, but he didn't last long with the Magic.

1993: Sheesh, he didn't even get to visit Space Mountain.

On this date in Auburn Hills, Michigan, Chris Webber was the first pick in the NBA Draft, by Orlando. Ah, this was going to be great for C-Webb, who would be pairing with Shaq in the Magic kingdom!

But the former Michigan star wasn't in Orlando's plans. The Magic sent the former Fab-Fiver to Golden State 20 minutes after his selection for No. 3 pick Anfernee Hardaway and three first-round picks.

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At its peak, Zheng He’s armada had 30 ,000 sailors and over 300 ships, including the legendary nine-masted Treasure Ship. Today, visitors to Hong Kong can catch a glimpse of the famous Aqua Luna, a handcrafted, historically authentic junk offering harbor cruises and onboard fine dining.

Still, Webber got lots of love (hugs and such) at the draft from former college teammate Jalen Rose and family members. And he wasn't bummed at all.

"The hugs weren't because of Orlando," he said. "The hugs were because of being No. 1."

The Magic, who missed the playoffs the previous season with a 41-41 record, were convinced Hardaway was more versatile than Webber. But their fans clearly wanted C-Webb.

"We just fell in love with Anfernee after seeing his workout," Magic GM Pat Williams said over the jeers of Orlando fans at a draft gathering. "The kid can do everything. We have found the player to run the club for the next 12 to 15 years. We asked Golden State for the world, and they gave it to us."

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If we look back at its history , we will see that there were several foreign communities living in Moscow on a permanent basis. We all know about German people inhabiting the banks of the Yauza river, where little Peter, the future tsar of all Russia, ran around

My kingdom for a horse!’’ by Richard III. But more importantly, they’re loaded with historical and cultural baggage. The only hope for a truly universal language would seem to he an artificial one a language that is designed to be free from cultural biases and easy to learn This was precisely the goal

Hardaway actually lasted six years in Orlando, who dealt the impending free agent to the Suns in 1999. C-Webb, who won Rookie of the Year, had no magic connection with Warriors coach Don Nelson. The two infamously feuded, and in November 1994, Golden State dealt him to Washington.


1994: FIFA booted Argentina star Diego Maradona from the World Cup in the United States for failing a drug test. 

According to an Italian reporter, the stunning move was huge — bigger than the O.J. murder case that had begun consuming Americans. 

"Around the world this is 10 times bigger than O.J. Simpson. Nobody knows Simpson," the reporter said. "Everybody knows Maradona."

1994: For her role in the clubbing of rival Nancy Kerrigan, Tonya Harding was stripped of her national title and banned for life by the U.S. Figure Skating Association. It was the harshest penalty ever handed out by the group.

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Children can enjoy magic exhibits or explore science at special centers situated within the area of the resort. They can also watch wild animals at the Animal Kingdom or enjoy one of the world movies at Disney Studios. The Florida Hurricane Season officially starts on June 1 and ends on November 30 .

Brief history and overviews[edit]. Before the middle of the 19th century, politics in the United Kingdom was dominated by the Whigs and the Tories. The Electoral Commission's Register of Political Parties[7] lists the details of parties registered to fight elections in the United Kingdom , including their

"Tonya Harding is going on with her life," her attorney said in a statement.


1978: Back in the day, Willie McCovey was among the most fearsome sluggers in the game. The 6-foot-4, 200-pound-plus first baseman jacked 521 home runs during his 22-year career in the bigs, mostly for the Giants.

After Big Mac hit his 500th, in a loss in Atlanta to the Braves, he thought of ... the Giants' owner?

"I'm giving the ball to Bob Lurie," he told the San Francisco Examiner. "He's the main reason I'm with the Giants. That's the least I can do to show my appreciation."

Ah, a different era.

1997: In the Rangers' 3-2 interleague game win against the Dodgers, Bobby Witt jacked the first homer by an AL pitcher in nearly 25 years. 

"To be honest, I got up there and swung hard," Witt told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. "It's the Mickey Tettleton theory: Swing hard; you might accidentally make contact."

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But Bezos' lawyer advised him that the reference to magic might be a bit too obscure. Also, when people heard the name on the phone, they all too often heard "Cadaver" instead - - not ideal. So Bezos and his then-wife, MacKenzie Tuttle, started to register some domain names for their potential new

This brings us to the discussion of sports , and those that involve coin tosses to decide a team’s possession. “Try to catch a glimpse of how it starts out.” Is it heads-up when it’s flipped? Then bet on it coming up on that same side. It’s not magic at all.

1998: Dueling St. Louis' Mark McGwire in a bid to set the MLB season home run record, Sammy Sosa went yard for the 20th time in June. The homer by the Cubs outfielder in the eighth against Arizona — his 33rd of the season -— extended his record for HRs in a month.

Sosa pooh-poohed his chances to set the season home run record: "The only guy who can break the mark is Mark McGwire," he told the Arizona Republic. "He's the man. I'm just another kid trying to play good."


1908: In an 8-0 win over the New York Highlanders, 41-year-old Cy Young pitched a no-hitter — the third of his career. Young did OK in his 22-year big league career, winning 511 games and finishing with a 2.63 ERA.

1948: In a 2-0 win over the Tigers, Cleveland’s Bob Lemon pitched the American League's first night-game gem. Per baseball tradition, teammates kept their mouths shut about the no-hitter during the game.

"Hell, yes," Lemon said when asked if he knew he had a no-no going during the game. "I knew it from the moment those [teammates] stopped talking to me. Why, from the fifth inning on those guys wouldn't even look at me." 

1962: Hall of Famer Sandy Koufax pitched four no-hitters in his career — the first in a 5-0 win over the lowly Mets, who finished the season with a 40-120 record. The lefty threw 138 pitches, struck out 13, walked five and went to a 3-2 count nine times.

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"Whoever says there's no pressure when you're working on a no-hitter is crazy," he told the Los Angeles Times.


2002: In a 2-0 win over Germany, superstar Ronaldo scored both goals for Brazil, which won its record fifth World Cup.  "Even in my wildest dreams," he told reporters, "I had never imagined that something like this would happen."

But, geez, about that 2002 haircut, big guy ...

Happy birthday ...

  • “Iron Mike” Tyson, undisputed heavyweight champ from 1987-1990 and first heavyweight to hold the WBA, WBC and IBF titles. At 20 years old, Tyson became the youngest boxer to win a heavyweight title. Eleven years later, he was banned for boxing for more than a year for biting off part of Evander Holyfield’s ear during a rematch. (54)
Michael Phelps hitting a ball with a racket: Happy 35th, superstar swimmer Michael Phelps. © Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports Happy 35th, superstar swimmer Michael Phelps.
  • Swimmer Michael Phelps, whose 28 medals are the most ever in Olympic competition.  (35)
  • Hall of Fame shooting guard Mitch Richmond, picked fifth overall by Golden State in the 1988 NBA draft. Richmond was the 1989 Rookie of the Year and a six-time All-Star as well as an NBA champ with the 2002 Lakers. (55)
  • Professional wrestler Cody Rhodes, who has followed in the footsteps of his famous wrestler father, the late Dusty Rhodes. (35)
  • Ron Swoboda, outfielder who played most of his nine seasons with the Mets and was a member of the ’69 “Amazins.” (76)


Call of June 18: Macron in London, "cradle of free France"

 Call of June 18: Macron in London, © Tolga Akmen / Pool via REUTERS French President Macron and Prince Charles lay wreaths in front of the statue of Charles de Gaulle at Carlton Gardens in the center from London on June 18, 2020. Paris and London celebrated this Thursday the 80th anniversary of the call of June 18, 1940 launched by General de Gaulle on the BBC. First received by Prince Charles, French President Emmanuel Macron testified to the "infinite recognition" of the Republic in London, "the cradle of free France".

2002: Former MLB outfielder Pete Gray, known as the "one-armed wonder." Gray, who lost his right arm in a childhood accident, played one season with the St. Louis Browns, batting .218 with 13 RBI. Gray died at 87. (Read more.)

2011: “The Great Imposter” Barry Bremen, who gained fame by posing as everything from a World Series umpire to a Dallas Cowboys cheerleader. He died of cancer on his 64th birthday.

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