On this day in sport: 14 July

Modestas Paulauskas would again be a catalyst for the success of the Soviet Basketball team, claiming his second World Championship title on this day 40 years ago.
Modestas Paulauskas surrounded by Lithuanian students in the 1970s. Photo courtesy of klaipedoskrepsinis.lt.

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