April 2000 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Apr 2 19th NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: Connecticut beats Tennessee 71-52
  • Apr 3 62nd NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Michigan State beats Florida 89-76
  • Apr 7 South African cricket captain Hansie Cronje is charged by Delhi police with fixing One Day International matches against India
  • Apr 8 153rd Grand National: Ruby Walsh aboard Papillon wins
  • Apr 9 64th Masters Golf, Augusta: Fijian Vijay Singh wins by 3 strokes from Ernie Els of South Africa
  • Apr 11 South African cricket captain Hansie Cronje is sacked after admitting dishonesty following match-fixing allegations in India
  • Apr 15 NFL Draft: Penn State defensive end Courtney Brown first pick by Cleveland Browns
  • Apr 17 104th Boston Marathon: Elijah Lagat of Kenya 1st man in 2:09:47 and Catherine Ndereba of Kenya 1st woman in 2:26:11

Birthdays in Sport

  • Apr 23 Chloe Kim, American snowboarder (Olympic Gold 2018), born in Torrance, California

Weddings in Sport


HeartWedding of Interest

Apr 22 NFL football player Emmitt Smith (31) weds Miss Virginia USA beauty queen Patricia Southall (29)

American Football Player Emmitt Smith
American Football Player
Emmitt Smith

Deaths in Sport

  • Apr 5 Lee Petty, American race car driver (b. 1914)
  • Apr 14 Frenchy Bordagaray, American baseball player (b. 1910)
  • Apr 14 Wilf Mannion, English footballer (b. 1918)
  • Apr 24 John Beck, New Zealand cricketer (lefty bat in 8 Tests for NZ 1953-56), dies at 65