Some stories of the past that led to sporting headlines around the world on June 25.

1983

India wins their first-ever Cricket World Cup, beating the West Indies by 43 runs in the final at Lord’s. 

Set 184 for victory, the West Indies were cruising at 50/1, but quickly found themselves at 76/6 and eventually out for 140. 

June 25 - All Blacks beat British & Irish Lions in the series opener
June 25 – All Blacks beat British & Irish Lions in the series opener

Back then, games were 60 overs, with Man of the Match awarded to Mohinder Amarnath for his 26 runs and 3/12. Kris Srikkanth led all scorers with 38.

2005

The All Blacks open their test series against the British & Irish Lions with a 21-3 win at Jade Stadium in Christchurch. 

The win was overshadowed by a dangerous tackle that saw Lions captain Brian O’Driscoll dislocate his shoulder in the opening minutes of the match. 

O’Driscoll was driven head-first into the ground by opposite number Tana Umaga and hooker Keven Mealamu. 

Dan Carter kicked three penalties and a conversion, with Ali Williams and Sitiveni Sivivatu scoring tries. Johnny Wilkinson kicked the only goal for the Lions. 

2009

French center Mathieu Bastareaud admits he lied about being attacked by up to five people outside the team hotel, after a 14–10 defeat to New Zealand in Wellington.

He later revealed that his injuries were caused by a drunken fall in his hotel room.

June 25 - All Blacks beat British & Irish Lions in the series opener
June 25 – All Blacks beat British & Irish Lions in the series opener

2017

American Jordan Spieth secures victory at the Travelers Championship, after holing out from the bunker.

Spieth, who finished -12, led wire-to-wire at TPC River Highlands and had to land a 60-foot shot from the bunker to win the tournament in a playoff against Daniel Berger.

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