Events in Sport in 2007

  • Jan 1 93rd Rose Bowl: #8 Southern California beats #3 Michigan, 32-18
  • Jan 1 36th Fiesta Bowl: #9 Boise State beats #7 Oklahoma, 43-42 (OT)
  • Jan 2 73rd Orange Bowl: #5 Louisville beats #15 Wake Forest, 24-13
  • Jan 3 73rd Sugar Bowl: #4 LSU beats #11 Notre Dame, 41-14

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 5 Bill Cowher resigns as head coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers

NFL Head Coach Bill Cowher
NFL Head Coach
Bill Cowher
  • Jan 8 9th BCS National Championship: #2 Florida beats #1 Ohio State, 41-14
  • Jan 21 AFC Championship Game: Indianapolis Colts beat New England Patriots 38-34
  • Jan 21 NFC Championship Game: Chicago Bears beat New Orleans Saints 39-14
  • Jan 24 55th NHL All-Star Game: West beats East 12-9 at Dallas, Texas

Sport awardTennis Open

Jan 28 95th Men's Australian Open: Roger Federer beats Fernando Gonzalez (7-6, 6-4, 6-4)

Tennis Champion Roger Federer
Tennis Champion
Roger Federer

Sport awardTennis Open

Jan 28 95th Women's Australian Open: Serena Williams beats Maria Sharapova (6-1, 6-2)

Tennis Player Serena Williams
Tennis Player
Serena Williams
Tennis Player Maria Sharapova
Tennis Player
Maria Sharapova

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 29 Ken Dryden's #29 jersey is retired by the Montreal Canadiens

NHL Goalie and Canadian Politician Ken Dryden
NHL Goalie and Canadian Politician
Ken Dryden

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Feb 4 Super Bowl XLI: Indianapolis Colts beat Chicago Bears, 29-17 at the Dolphin Stadium MVP: Peyton Manning, Indianapolis, QB

NFL Quarterback Peyton Manning
NFL Quarterback
Peyton Manning
  • Feb 10 NFL Pro Bowl: AFC beats NFC 31-28

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Feb 12 Marty Schottenheimer is abruptly fired as head coach of the San Diego Chargers due to lack of playoff success and a strained relationship with ownership

  • Feb 18 56th NBA All-Star Game: West beats East 153-132 at Las Vegas

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Feb 27 Mark Messier's #11 jersey is retired by the Edmonton Oilers

NHL Legend Mark Messier
NHL Legend
Mark Messier
  • Mar 10 28th Big East Men's Basketball Tournament: Georgetown beats Pittsburgh, 65-42
  • Mar 11 54th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: #8 North Carolina beats NC State, 89-80
  • Mar 11 48th SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: Florida beats Arkansas, 77-56
  • Apr 2 69th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Florida beats Ohio State 84-75
  • Apr 3 26th NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: Tennessee beats Rutgers 59-46
  • Apr 8 71st Masters Golf Tournament: Zach Johnson wins, shooting a 289
  • Apr 14 160th Grand National: Robbie Power aboard Silver Birch wins
  • Apr 16 111th Boston Marathon: Robert Kipkoech Cheruiyot of Kenya 1st man in 2:14:13 and Lidiya Grigoryeva of Russia 1st woman in 2:29:18
  • Apr 28 2007 NFL Draft: JaMarcus Russell from LSU first pick by Oakland Raiders
  • May 5 133rd Kentucky Derby: Calvin Borel aboard Street Sense wins in 2:02.17
  • May 19 132nd Preakness: Robby Albarado aboard Curlin wins in 1:53.46
  • May 19 NHL Eastern Conference Final: Ottawa Senators beat Buffalo Sabres, 4 games to 1
  • May 22 NHL Western Conference Final: Anaheim Ducks beat Detroit Red Wings, 4 games to 2
  • May 23 15th UEFA Champions League Final: Milan beats Liverpool 2-1 at Athens
  • May 27 Indianapolis 500: Dario Franchitti wins in 2:44:03.5608 (244.257 km/h)
  • Jun 6 Stanley Cup: first time winners Anaheim Ducks defeat Ottawa Senators 4-1
  • Jun 9 139th Belmont: John Velazquez aboard Rags To Riches wins in 2:28.74
  • Jun 10 53rd LPGA Championship won by Suzann Pettersen
  • Jun 10 106th Men's French Open: Rafael Nadal beats Roger Federer (6-3, 4-6, 6-3, 6-4)
  • Jun 10 106th Women's French Open: Justine Henin beats Ana Ivanovic (6-1, 6-2)
  • Jun 14 61st NBA Championship: San Antonio Spurs beat Cleveland Cavaliers, 4 games to 0
  • Jun 17 107th US Golf Open: Ángel Cabrera shoots a 285 at Oakmont GC PA
  • Jun 28 Craig Biggio of the Houston Astros becomes the 27th member of the 3000 hit club, going 5 for 5 against the Colorado Rockies.
  • Jul 3 America's Cup: Alinghi defeats Team New Zealand 5-2 to win in Spain

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 8 114th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Venus Williams beats Marion Bartoli (6-4 6-1)

Tennis Player Venus Williams
Tennis Player
Venus Williams
  • Jul 8 121st Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Roger Federer beats Rafael Nadal (7-6 4-6 7-6 2-6 6-2)
  • Jul 10 78th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 5-4 at AT&T Park, San Francisco
  • Jul 22 136th British Golf Open: Pádraig Harrington shoots a 277 at Carnoustie Golf Links
  • Jul 29 94th Tour de France won by Alberto Contador of Spain

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Aug 7 Barry Bonds of the San Francisco Giants breaks baseball great Hank Aaron's record by hitting his 756th home run.

MLB Legend Barry Bonds
MLB Legend
Barry Bonds

Sport awardGolf Major

Aug 12 89th PGA Championship: Tiger Woods shoots a 272 at Southern Hills Country Club

Golfer Tiger Woods
Golfer
Tiger Woods
  • Aug 22 The Texas Rangers rout the Baltimore Orioles 30-3, the most runs scored by a team in modern MLB history.
  • Aug 24 11th World Championships in Athletics open at Osaka, Japan
  • Sep 2 11th World Championships in Athletics close at Osaka, Japan
  • Sep 9 127th Men's U.S. Open: Roger Federer beats Novak Đoković (7-6, 7-6, 6-4)
  • Sep 9 127th Women's U.S. Open: Justin Henin beats Svetlana Kuznetsova (6-1, 6-3)
  • Oct 13 17th College Football Holy War: Boston College beats Notre Dame 27-14 in South Bend
  • Oct 15 MLB National League Championship: Colorado Rockies beat Arizona Diamondbacks, 4 games to 0
  • Oct 20 6th Rugby World Cup: South Africa beats England 15-6 at Saint-Denis
  • Oct 21 58th Formula One WDC: Kimi Raikkonen wins by one point
  • Oct 21 MLB American League Championship: Boston Red Sox beat Cleveland Indians, 4 games to 3
  • Oct 28 MLB World Series: Boston Red Sox defeat Colorado Rockies to win 4-0
  • Nov 18 59th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Jimmie Johnson wins
  • Nov 24 72nd Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 17-10 in Auburn
  • Nov 25 95th CFL Grey Cup: Saskatchewan Roughriders defeats Winnipeg Blue Bombers, 23-19
  • Dec 1 16th SEC Championship Game: #5 LSU beats #14 Tennessee, 21-14
  • Dec 1 3rd ACC Championship Game: #6 Virginia Tech beats #12 Boston College, 30-16
  • Dec 1 12th Big 12 Championship Game: #9 Oklahoma beats #1 Missouri, 38-17

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 1 T. C. Williams High School’s newly constructed basketball court is named after Earl Lloyd

Basketball Player Earl Lloyd
Basketball Player
Earl Lloyd
  • Dec 2 96th Davis Cup: USA beats Russia in Oregon (4-1)
  • Dec 8 73rd Heisman Trophy Award: Tim Tebow, Florida (QB)

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Dec 13 The Mitchell Report is publicly released listing the names of 89 Major League Baseball players that have presumably used anabolic steroids and human growth hormones. Notable players named include Roger Clemens and Miguel Tejada.

MLB Pitching Legend Roger Clemens
MLB Pitching Legend
Roger Clemens

Sports record brokenNFL Record

Dec 29 Tom Brady sets a then-NFL record, throwing his 50th TD pass, and the New England Patriots become the first team in NFL history to finish the regular season 16-0.

NFL Quarterback Tom Brady
NFL Quarterback
Tom Brady