August 2000 in Sport

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Events in Sport

  • Aug 3 England cricket wicket keeper Alec Stewart becomes only the 4th batsman to score a century (105) in his 100th Test, during the 3rd Test against the West Indies at Old Trafford

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 7 Los Angeles Lakers announce retirement of former star player and Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations Jerry West; name Mitch Kupchak to succeed him

NBA Guard Jerry West
NBA Guard
Jerry West

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Aug 13 Canadian Open Golf (du Maurier Classic), Royal Ottawa GC: Meg Mallon wins by 1 from Rosie Jones

LPGA Golfer Meg Mallon
LPGA Golfer
Meg Mallon

Sport awardGolf Major

Aug 20 PGA Championship: Tiger Woods becomes first since Ben Hogan in 1953 to win 3 majors in a calendar year; wins playoff with Bob May

Golfer Tiger Woods
Golfer
Tiger Woods
Golfer Ben Hogan
Golfer
Ben Hogan

Deaths in Sport

  • Aug 10 Gilbert Parkhouse, Welsh cricketer (England batsman in 7 Tests 1950-59), dies at 74
  • Aug 14 Cuan McCarthy, South African cricketer (b. 1929)
  • Aug 20 Henry Austin, British tennis player (3-time Grand Slam runner-up), dies of complications from a fall at 94
  • Aug 29 Willie Maddren, English footballer (b. 1951)