September 2000 in Sport

Events in Sport


Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 10 120th Men's U.S. Open: Marat Safin beats Pete Sampras (6-4, 6-3, 6-3)

Tennis Player Pete Sampras
Tennis Player
Pete Sampras

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 10 120th Women's U.S. Open: Venus Williams beats Lindsay Davenport (6-4, 7-5)

Tennis Player Venus Williams
Tennis Player
Venus Williams
  • Sep 15 27th Olympic Games opens at Sydney, Australia

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Sep 16 Sammy Sosa becomes the second player to hit 50 or more home runs in three consecutive years, joining Mark McGwire

MLB Outfielder Sammy Sosa
MLB Outfielder
Sammy Sosa
MLB First Baseman Mark McGwire
MLB First Baseman
Mark McGwire

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 17 Dan Marino's #13 jersey is retired by the Miami Dolphins

Hall of Fame NFL Quarterback Dan Marino
Hall of Fame NFL Quarterback
Dan Marino
  • Sep 19 Ken Griffey, Jr. pinch-hits his 400th home run. The first major leaguer to reach the mark as a pinch-hitter

Weddings in Sport

  • Sep 13 Wrestler "Stone Cold" Steve Austin (35) weds WWE Diva Debra Marshall (40) at the Little White Chapel in Las Vegas

HeartWedding of Interest

Sep 30 Tennis star player Pete Sampras (29) weds actress and former Miss Teen USA Bridgette Wilson (27) in Los Angeles, California

Tennis Player Pete Sampras
Tennis Player
Pete Sampras

Deaths in Sport

  • Sep 17 Nicole Reinhart, American cyclist (b. 1976)
  • Sep 23 Aurelio Rodríguez, Mexican Major League Baseball player (b. 1947)