In pictures: US Sport's 2004 in pictures
June: Droughts ended

Tampa Bay Lightning won NHL's Stanley Cup for the first time in their 12-year history with a 4-3 win over the Calgary Flames.

It ended a 22-year wait for Tampa captain Dave Andreychuk who finally tasted success.

In the NBA, the Detroit Pistons thrashed the LA Lakers 4-1 to claim their first title since 1990.

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