Notable Sports Firsts in 2016
The Cavaliers won the franchise's first ever NBA Championship (and first Cleveland championship in 52 years).
Stephen Curry was voted the first unanimous NBA MVP.
The Golden State Warriors are the first NBA team to win 73 games in a regular season.
Peyton Manning became the first quarterback to win a Super Bowl with two teams.
Dak Prescott became the first rookie quarterback to throw 176 consecutive passes without an interception.
Carson Wentz became the first North Dakota State player taken in the first round of the NFL Draft.
Andrew Miller became the first relief pitcher to enter consecutive postseason games and strike out five-plus hitters.
Kyle Schwarber became the first position player to get his first hit of the season in a World Series game.
The first rain delay in a World Series Game 7.
The Chicago Cubs won their first World Series title in 108 years.
Jose Fernandez won MLB's NL Comeback Player of the Year posthumously.
The San Jose Sharks made their first Stanley Cup Final appearance.
Stony Brook and Cal State Bakersfield made their first ever appearances in the NCAA men’s basketball tournament.
Syracuse became the first No. 10 seed in NCAA men’s basketball tournament history to make the Final Four.
Brad Berry (North Dakota) became the first head coach in his first year to win an NCAA Ice Hockey Championship.
UFC 205 became the first UFC event to be held in New York state.
Conor McGregor became the first UFC fighter to hold titles in two weight divisions.
Leicester City won their first ever Premier League championship.
Iceland beat England in Euro 2016.
The first Formula One race was held in Azerbaijan.
The first Olympics were held in South America.
Fiji, Jordan, Kosovo, Puerto Rico, Singapore, Tajikistan, Ivory Coast and Vietnam each won their first-ever Olympic gold medals.
The feat, known as the "triple triple," made Usain Bolt the first athlete in history to win the 100m, 200m and 4x100m relay three Olympics in a row.
Anthony Ervin became the oldest swimmer in Olympic history to win a gold medal by touching first in the 50-meter freestyle, an event in which he tied for gold during the 2000 Olympics in Sydney. He was just 19 then. The 35-year-old Ervin, who is four years older than Michael Phelps, also became the first swimmer to win gold medals 16 years apart.
Gwen Jorgensen won the first U.S. Olympic gold medal in the Triathlon.