2013 in Sport

Events in Sport

Events 1 - 100 of 116

  • Jan 1 99th Rose Bowl: #8 Stanford beats Wisconsin, 20-14
  • Jan 1 79th Orange Bowl: #13 Florida State beats #16 Northern Illinois, 31-10

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Jan 2 Ray Lewis announces he will retire at the end of the playoffs

NFL Legend Ray Lewis
NFL Legend
Ray Lewis
  • Jan 2 79th Sugar Bowl: #21 Louisville beats #3 Florida, 33-23
  • Jan 3 42nd Fiesta Bowl: #5 Oregon beats #7 Kansas State, 35-17
  • Jan 6 The NHL reaches an agreement to end a 113 day lockout

Sport awardFootball Awards

Jan 7 Lionel Messi wins the FIFA Ballon d'Or for the third consecutive year

Football Star Lionel Messi
Football Star
Lionel Messi
  • Jan 7 15th BCS National Championship: #2 Alabama beats #1 Notre Dame, 42-14

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Jan 8 Steve Nash records his 10,000th career assist against Houston

Basketball Player Steve Nash
Basketball Player
Steve Nash
  • Jan 12 "Mile High Miracle", In AFC Divisional Playoff Game Denver Broncos trail Baltimore Ravens 35-28 with 1:09 remaining, quarterback Joe Flacco heaves 70 yard touchdown pass to receiver Jacoby Jones to tie the game. Ravens win in overtime.
  • Jan 19 The 2012-2013 NHL season begins after a 119-day lockout

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Jan 19 Lance Armstrong admits to doping in all seven of his Tour de France victories

Professional Road Cyclist and Testicular Cancer Survivor Lance Armstrong
Professional Road Cyclist and Testicular Cancer Survivor
Lance Armstrong
  • Jan 20 AFC Championship Game: Baltimore Ravens beat New England Patriots 28-13
  • Jan 20 NFC Championship Game: San Francisco 49ers beat Atlanta Falcons 28-24
  • Jan 26 101st Women's Australian Open: Victoria Azarenka beats Li Na (4-6, 6-4, 6-3)
  • Jan 27 7 people are killed and 3 are injured after a retaining wall collapses during a football match at the Ugur Sports Facility, Turkey
  • Jan 27 Spain defeats Denmark to win the 2013 World Men's Handball Championship
  • Jan 27 NFL Pro Bowl: NFC beats AFC 62-35

Sport awardTennis Open

Jan 27 101st Men's Australian Open: Novak Đoković beats Andy Murray (6-7, 7-6, 6-3, 6-2)

Tennis Champion Novak Đoković
Tennis Champion
Novak Đoković
Tennis Champion Andy Murray
Tennis Champion
Andy Murray
  • Feb 3 Super Bowl XLVII: Baltimore Ravens beat San Francisco 49ers, 34-31 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome MVP: Joe Flacco, Baltimore, QB

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Feb 12 At a ceremony in Philadelphia, the NFL pays tribute to the life of the late Steve Sabol and his many contributions to the league

American Filmmaker and Founder of NFL Films Steve Sabol
American Filmmaker and Founder of NFL Films
Steve Sabol
  • Feb 16 Lionel Messi scores his 14th consecutive goal in La Liga and his 300th goal in 365 appearances for Barcelona
  • Feb 17 Australia defeat the West Indies to win the women's 2013 Cricket World Cup
  • Feb 17 62nd NBA All-Star Game: West beats East 143-138 at Houston
  • Feb 17 Cricket Women's World Cup: Australia defeats West Indies by 114 runs
  • Mar 9 Bernard Hopkins defeats Tavoris Cloud to win IBF light heavyweight title
  • Mar 15 Patrick Chan of Canada wins the men’s 2013 World Figure Skating Championships
  • Mar 16 Kim Yu-Na of South Korea wins the women’s 2013 World Figure Skating Championships
  • Mar 16 34th Big East Men's Basketball Tournament: Louisville beats Syracuse, 78-61
  • Mar 17 60th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: Miami beats North Carolina, 87-77
  • Mar 17 54th SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: Ole Miss beats Florida, 66-63

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Mar 25 Golfer Tiger Woods returns to his world number one ranking

Golfer Tiger Woods
Golfer
Tiger Woods
  • Apr 6 166th Grand National: Ryan Mania aboard Auroras Encore wins
  • Apr 8 75th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Louisville beats Michigan 82-76
  • Apr 9 32nd NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: Connecticut beats Louisville 93-60
  • Apr 14 77th Masters Golf Tournament: Adam Scott wins, shooting a 279
  • Apr 15 Boston Marathon bombings: 3 people are killed and 183 injured after two explosions near the finish line
  • Apr 15 117th Boston Marathon: Lelisa Desisa Benti of Ethiopia 1st man in 2:10:22 and Rita Jeptoo of Kenya 1st woman in 2:26:25
  • Apr 20 5 snowboarders are killed by an avalanche in Loveland Pass, Colorado

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Apr 21 Sebastian Vettel wins the 2013 Formula One Bahrain Grand Prix

Formula 1 Driver Sebastian Vettel
Formula 1 Driver
Sebastian Vettel
  • Apr 21 Tsegaye Kebede and Priscah Jeptoo win the 2013 London Marathon
  • Apr 22 Manchester United defeat Aston Villa to claim the 2012/2013 English Premier League
  • Apr 23 West Indian cricketer, Chris Gayle, smashes the fastest century in history (30 balls)
  • Apr 25 2013 NFL Draft: Eric Fisher from Central Michigan first pick by Kansas City Chiefs

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May 4 Floyd Mayweather defeats Robert Guerrero to retain his WBC Welterweight title

  • May 4 139th Kentucky Derby: Joel Rosario aboard Orb wins in 2:02.89
  • May 8 Sir Alex Ferguson announces his retirement as Manchester United's manager at the end of the season
  • May 9 Everton Manager David Moyes is announced to become Sir Alex Ferguson's successor at Manchester United (he only lasted 10 months)

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May 10 Joe Sakic is hired by his former team, the Colorado Avalanche, as Executive Vice President of Hockey Operations

NHL Legend Joe Sakic
NHL Legend
Joe Sakic
  • May 18 RC Toulonnais defeat ASM Clermont Auvergne to win the rugby Heineken Cup final
  • May 18 138th Preakness: Gary Stevens aboard Oxbow wins in 1:57.54
  • May 19 Sweden defeats Switzerland to win the 2013 World Ice Hockey Championship

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May 23 Patrick Roy is named head coach of the Colorado Avalanche, his former team where he won two Stanley Cups

NHL Goalie and Coach Patrick Roy
NHL Goalie and Coach
Patrick Roy
  • May 25 21st UEFA Champions League Final: Bayern Munich beats Borussia Dortmund 2-1 at London
  • May 26 Golfer Matteo Manassero wins the BMW PGA Championship
  • May 26 Indianapolis 500: Tony Kanaan wins in 2:40:03.4181 (301.644 km/h)
  • Jun 7 NHL Eastern Conference Finals: Boston Bruins beat Pittsburgh Penguins, 4 games to 0
  • Jun 8 145th Belmont: Mike Smith aboard Palace Malice wins in 2:30.70

Sport awardTennis Open

Jun 8 112th Women's French Open: Serena Williams beats Maria Sharapova (6-4, 6-4)

Tennis Player Serena Williams
Tennis Player
Serena Williams
Tennis Player Maria Sharapova
Tennis Player
Maria Sharapova
  • Jun 8 NHL Western Conference Finals: Chicago Blackhawks beat Los Angeles Kings, 4 games to 1
  • Jun 9 59th LPGA Championship won by Inbee Park

Sport awardTennis Open

Jun 9 112th Men's French Open: Rafael Nadal beats David Ferrer (6-3, 6-2, 6-3)

Tennis Champion Rafael Nadal
Tennis Champion
Rafael Nadal
  • Jun 16 113rd US Golf Open: Justin Rose shoots a 281 at the Merion Golf Club, PA
  • Jun 20 Miami heat defeat San Antonio Spurs to win the NBA Finals 4-3

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Jun 20 LeBron James is named NBA finals MVP for the second straight year

Basketball Player LeBron James
Basketball Player
LeBron James
  • Jun 20 67th NBA Championship: Miami Heat beat San Antonio Spurs, 4 games to 3
  • Jun 23 India defeats England to win the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy in cricket
  • Jun 24 Stanley Cup: Chicago Blackhawks defeat Boston Bruins 4-2

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Jun 28 Jay Onrait and Dan O'Toole's final "Sportscentre" broadcast on TSN

Sports Anchor Jay Onrait
Sports Anchor
Jay Onrait
Sports Anchor Dan O'Toole
Sports Anchor
Dan O'Toole
  • Jul 6 Bob and Mike Bryan defeat Ivan Dogic and Marcelo Melo to win the men's doubles tennis final at Wimbledon
  • Jul 6 The British Lions defeat Australia 41-16 to win their first rugby Test series since 1997
  • Jul 6 120th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Marion Bartoli beats Sabine Lisicki (6-1 6-4)

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 7 127th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Andy Murray beats Novak Đoković (6-4 7-5 6-4) becoming the first British man to win a Wimbledon tennis title since 1936

Tennis Champion Andy Murray
Tennis Champion
Andy Murray
Tennis Champion Novak Đoković
Tennis Champion
Novak Đoković
  • Jul 15 18 people are killed and 47 are injured in a riot following a boxing match in Indonesia
  • Jul 16 84th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 3-0 at Citi Field, New York
  • Jul 17 21st ESPY Awards: LeBron James, Serena Williams win

Sport awardGolf Major

Jul 21 142nd British Golf Open: Phil Mickelson shoots a 281 at Muirfield Golf Links

  • Jul 21 100th Tour de France won by Chris Froome of Great Britain

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Jul 22 Mike Babcock is again named head coach of Team Canada, this time for the 2014 Winter Olympics (they would repeat as gold medalists)

NHL Coach Mike Babcock
NHL Coach
Mike Babcock
  • Aug 3 The Chiefs defeat the Brumbies to win the Super 15 Rugby Final
  • Aug 5 Alex Rodriquez, New York Yankee MLB player, is banned for 211 games for using human growth hormones
  • Aug 10 14th World Championships in Athletics open at Moscow, Russia
  • Aug 11 95th PGA Championship: Jason Dufner shoots a 270 at Oak Hill Country Club

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Aug 11 14th World Championships in Athletics: Usain Bolt wins 100m

Olympic Sprinter Usain Bolt
Olympic Sprinter
Usain Bolt
  • Aug 17 14th World Championships in Athletics: Usain Bolt wins 200m
  • Aug 18 14th World Athletics Championships close in Moscow, Russia
  • Sep 8 Sebastian Vettel wins the 2013 Italian Formula One Grand Prix
  • Sep 9 133rd Men's U.S. Open: Rafael Nadal beats Novak Đoković (6-2, 3-6, 6-4, 6-1)
  • Sep 9 133rd Women's U.S. Open: Serena Williams beats Victoria Azarenka (7-5, 6-7, 6-1)
  • Sep 20 Alex Rodriquez sets new MLB record with 24 Grand Slam home runs for the New York Yankees
  • Sep 25 Oracle Team USA defeats Team New Zealand 9-8 to win the America's Cup
  • Oct 5 Wladimir Klitschko defeats Alexander Povetkin to retain his WBA Heavyweight Championship
  • Oct 12 Timothy Bradley defeats Juan Manuel Márquez to win the WBA Welterweight boxing title
  • Oct 18 MLB National League Championship: St. Louis Cardinals beat Los Angeles Dodgers, 4 games to 2
  • Oct 19 MLB American League Championship: Boston Red Sox beat Detroit Tigers, 4 games to 2
  • Oct 23 Boston Red Sox defeat St Louis Cardinals in game 1 of the MLB 2013 World Series
  • Oct 24 St Louis Cardinals defeat Boston Red Sox to tie the MLB 2013 World Series 1-1
  • Oct 26 St Louis Cardinals defeat Boston Red Sox to lead the MLB 2013 World Series 2-1
  • Oct 30 MLB World Series: Boston Red Sox defeat St Louis Cardinals to win 4-2

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Nov 3 Bobby Orr's autobiography "Orr: My Story" debuts at the #8 position on The New York Times best seller list for nonfiction

Ice Hockey Legend Bobby Orr
Ice Hockey Legend
Bobby Orr

Weddings in Sport


HeartWedding of Interest

Jan 4 Former World Middleweight champ Jake LaMotta (90) weds his longtime fiancée Denise Baker (62) in Bisbee, Arizona

World Middleweight Boxing Champion Jake LaMotta
World Middleweight Boxing Champion
Jake LaMotta
  • Jan 15 "Gomer Pyle" actor Jim Nabors (82) weds retired performer Stan Cadwallader (64) at the Fairmont Olympic Hotel in Seattle
  • Jan 19 Figure skater five-time world champion Michelle Kwan (32) weds Clay Pell at the First Unitarian Church of Providence, Rhode Island
  • Mar 24 Motorcycle mogul Jesse James (43) weds drag racer Alexis DeJoria in Malibu, California

HeartWedding of Interest

Apr 27 NBA great Michael Jordan (50) weds 2nd wife model Yvette Prieto at Episcopal Church of Bethesda-by-the-Sea in Palm Beach, Florida

Basketball Superstar Michael Jordan
Basketball Superstar
Michael Jordan
  • Jun 8 TV personality Kristin Cavallari (26) weds Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler (30) in Nasvhille, Tennessee
  • Jun 24 Actress Kerry Washington (36) weds NFL star Nnamdi Asomugha (32) in Blaine County, Idaho
  • Jul 6 Actress Elisha Cuthbert (30) weds ice hockey player Dion Phaneuf at St James Catholic Church in Summerfield, Canada

HeartWedding of Interest

Aug 18 Pro surfer Bethany Hamilton (23) weds boyfriend Adam Dirks in Kauai, Hawaii

Professional Surfer Bethany Hamilton
Professional Surfer
Bethany Hamilton

HeartWedding of Interest

Sep 14 NBA player LeBron James (28) weds longtime girlfriend Savannah Brinson at the Capella Chapel in San Diego, California

Basketball Player LeBron James
Basketball Player
LeBron James
  • Oct 5 Skateboarder and actor Bam Margera (34) weds Nicole Boyd in Reykjavík, Iceland

HeartWedding of Interest

Oct 5 Soccer player Abby Wambach (33) weds longtime partner Sarah Huffman (29) in Hawaii

Soccer Player Abby Wambach
Soccer Player
Abby Wambach
  • Oct 12 Olympic diving champion Greg Louganis (53) weds paralegal Johnny Chaillot in Malibu, California
  • Oct 24 Country music singer-songwriter Ashley Monroe (27) weds MLB pitcher John Danks (28) at Blackberry Farm in Walland, Tennessee
  • Dec 31 "The Big Bang Theory" actress Kaley Cuoco (28) weds professional tennis player Ryan Sweeting (26) at Hummingbird Nest Ranch in Santa Susana, California

Deaths in Sport

  • Jan 2 Ladislao Mazurkiewicz, Uruguayan football player, dies from a respiratory illness at 67
  • Jan 4 Derek Kevan, English footballer, dies at 77
  • Jan 6 Neil Adcock, South African cricketer, dies from bowel cancer at 81
  • Jan 13 Rusi Surti, Indian cricketer, dies from complications from a stroke at 76
  • Jan 14 Giorgio Alverà, Italian bobsledder, dies at 69
  • Jan 15 Chucho Castillo, Mexican boxer, dies from a heart attack at 68
  • Jan 19 Milt Bolling, American MLB shortstop, dies from complications from heart surgery at 82

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Jan 19 Stan Musial, American MLB hall of famer, dies from Alzheimer's disease at 92

MLB Legend Stan Musial
MLB Legend
Stan Musial
  • Jan 19 Earl Weaver, American hall of fame MLB manager, dies from a heart attack at 82
  • Jan 20 Freddie Williams, Welsh motorcycle speedway champion, dies at 86
  • Jan 28 Eddy Choong, Chinese badminton player, dies at 82
  • Feb 1 Vladimir Yengibaryan, soviet boxer, dies at 80
  • Feb 2 Walter Francis Sweeney, American NFL guard, dies from pancreatic cancer at 71
  • Feb 20 Antonio Roma, Argentinian footballer, dies at 80
  • Feb 22 Atje Keulen-Deelstra, Dutch speed skater, dies at 74
  • Mar 13 Ducky Detweiler, American MLB player, dies at 94
  • Mar 22 Pietro Mennea, Italian sprinter, dies from cancer at 60
  • Mar 23 Virgil Trucks, American MLB pitcher, dies at 95
  • Mar 25 Lou Sleater, American MLB pitcher, dies from lung disease at 86
  • Mar 26 Tom Boerwinkle, American NBA player, dies at 67
  • Mar 27 Hjalmar Andersen, Norwegian speed skater, dies from trauma due to a fall at 90
  • Mar 28 Soraya Jiménez, Mexican weightlifter, dies from a heart attack at 70
  • Mar 30 Bob Turley, American MLB pitcher, dies from liver cancer at 82
  • Apr 1 Nicolae Martinescu, Romanian Olympic wrestling champion, dies at 73
  • Apr 4 Ian Walsh, Australian rugby league player, dies at 80
  • Apr 11 Grady Hatton, American baseball player and manager, dies from natural causes at 90

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Apr 16 Pat Summerall, American NFL player and sportscaster, dies from cardiac arrest at 82

CBS, Fox, and ESPN Sportscaster Pat Summerall
CBS, Fox, and ESPN Sportscaster
Pat Summerall
  • Apr 19 Mike Denness, Scottish cricketer, dies from cancer at 72
  • Apr 20 Nosher Powell, English actor and boxer, dies at 84
  • Apr 25 Rick Camp, American MLB pitcher, dies of natural causes at 59
  • May 3 Joe Astroth, American MLB player, dies at 90
  • May 7 George Sauer, Jr., American football player, dies from heart failure at 69
  • May 9 Andrew Simpson, British sailor, dies after a yacht capsize at 36
  • May 11 Jack Butler, American football player, dies from complications from staph infection at 85
  • May 13 Chuck Muncie, American football running back, dies from a heart attack at 60
  • May 13 Vladimir Romanovsky, Soviet sprint canoer, dies at 56
  • May 16 Dick Trickle, American race car driver, commits suicide by gunshot at 71
  • May 17 Ken Venturi, American golfer and sports broadcaster, dies from multiple infections at 82
  • May 24 Ron Davies, Welsh footballer, dies at 70
  • May 24 Antonio Puchades, Spanish football player, dies from Alzheimer's disease at 87
  • Jun 3 Deacon Jones, American NFL Hall of Fame Defensive End, dies from natural causes at 73
  • Jun 6 Esther Williams, American swimmer and actress, dies from natural causes at 91
  • Jun 11 Miller Barber, American golfer, dies from lymphoma at 82
  • Jun 15 Stan Lopata, American baseball player, dies from complications of a cardiac condition at 87
  • Jun 15 José Froilán González, Argentine race car driver, dies from respiratory failure at 90
  • Jun 16 Hans Hass, Austrian diving pioneer, dies at 94
  • Jun 18 Gene Freese, American MLB player, dies from complications of back surgery at 79
  • Jun 23 Sharon Stouder, American swimmer, dies at 64
  • Jun 27 Alain Mimoun, French runner, dies at 92
  • Jul 14 Matt Batts, American MLB player, dies at 91
  • Jul 15 Earl Gros, American NFL player, dies at 72
  • Jul 19 Phil Woosnam, Welsh footballer and manager, dies from complications from prostate cancer and Alzheimer's disease at 90
  • Jul 19 Bert Trautmann, German footballer, dies from heart failure at 89
  • Jul 22 Lawrie Reilly, Scottish footballer, dies at 84
  • Jul 23 Djalma Santos, Brazilian footballer, dies from complications from pneumonia at 84
  • Jul 23 Emile Griffith, US Virgin Islands professional boxer, dies from complication from dementia at 75
  • Jul 28 George Scott, American MLB player, dies at 69
  • Jul 28 Frank Castillo, American MLB player, drowns at 44
  • Jul 29 Christian Benítez, Ecuadorian footballer, dies from heart failure at 27
  • Aug 4 Art Donovan, American football player, dies from a respiratory ailment at 89
  • Aug 5 Shawn Burr, Canadian ice hockey player, dies from complications from a fall at 47
  • Aug 9 John Logan, American MLB player, dies at 86
  • Aug 9 Glen Hobbie, American MLB player, dies at 77
  • Aug 18 Dezső Gyarmati, Hungarian water polo player, dies at 85
  • Aug 25 Gilmar, Brazilian footballer, dies from complications from a heart attack at 83
  • Aug 27 Zelmo Beaty, American basketball player, dies at 73

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Sep 1 Tommy Morrison, American heavyweight boxing champion and actor, dies from multiple organ failure at 44

Heavyweight Boxer Tommy Morrison
Heavyweight Boxer
Tommy Morrison
  • Sep 5 Willie Frazier, American football player (Houston Oilers), dies at 71
  • Sep 14 Rock Casares, American football player, dies at 82
  • Sep 18 Ken Norton, American heavyweight boxer, dies at 70
  • Sep 19 Gerrie Muhren, Dutch footballer, dies from complications from myelodysplastic syndrome at 67
  • Sep 27 Gates Brown, American MLB player, dies at 74
  • Sep 29 L. C. Greenwood, American football player, dies from kidney failure at 67
  • Oct 8 Andy Pafko, American baseball player, dies at 92
  • Oct 18 Allan Stanley, Canadian ice hockey player, dies at 87

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Oct 25 Bill Sharman, American basketball player, dies from complications from a stroke at 87

NBA Guard Bill Sharman
NBA Guard
Bill Sharman
  • Nov 2 Walt Bellamy, American HOF basketball player, dies at 74
  • Nov 4 Hakon Barfod, Norwegian sailor and Olympic champion, dies at 87
  • Nov 13 Todd Christensen, NFL player and sportscaster, dies from complications during liver transplant surgery at 57
  • Nov 21 Vern Mikkelsen, American HOF basketball player, dies at 85
  • Nov 22 Reg Simpson, English cricketer, dies at 93
  • Nov 25 Bill Foulkes, English footballer (Manchester United), dies at 81
  • Nov 27 Nilton Santos, Brazilian footballer, dies from a lung infection at 88
  • Dec 22 Ed Herrmann, American baseball player, dies from prostate cancer at 67
  • Dec 25 Mike Hegan, American baseball player, dies from heart failure at 71
  • Dec 26 Paul Blair, American baseball player, dies at 69