On This Day

June 2001 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Jun 3 US Open Women's Golf, Pine Needles Lodge & GC: Defending champion Karrie Webb of Australia repeats by 8 strokes ahead of runner-up Se Ri Pak; largest margin in 21 years

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Jun 8 Ray Bourque plays the final game in his NHL career

NHL Legend Ray Bourque
NHL Legend
Ray Bourque
  • Jun 9 133rd Belmont: Gary Stevens aboard Point Given wins in 2:26.80
  • Jun 9 Stanley Cup Final, Pepsi Center, Denver, CO: Colorado Avalanche beat defending champion New Jersey Devils, 3-1 for 4-3 series win; Avalanche 2nd title
  • Jun 9 French Open Women's Tennis: American Jennifer Capriati wins her second major title; beats Kim Clijsters of Belgium 1-6, 6-4, 12-10
  • Jun 10 French Open Men's Tennis: Gustavo Kuerten of Brazil wins his 3rd French title; beats Spaniard Àlex Corretja 6-7, 7-5, 6-2, 6-0
  • Jun 15 55th NBA Championship: Los Angeles Lakers beat Philadelphia 76ers, 4 games to 1
  • Jun 18 US Open Men's Golf, Southern Hills CC: Retief Goosen of South Africa wins first of 2 US Open titles in an 18-hole Monday playoff, 2 strokes ahead of runner-up Mark Brooks
  • Jun 24 LPGA Championship, DuPont CC: 26 year old Australian Karrie Webb becomes youngest woman to win career slam; beats runner-up Laura Diaz by 2 strokes
  • Jun 27 NBA Draft: Glynn Academy center Kwame Brown first pick by Washington Wizards

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jun 24 Mo'ne Davis, American Little League baseball pitcher, 1st girl to pitch a shutout, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Weddings in Sport

  • Jun 9 "Law & Order" actress and model Angie Harmon (28) weds New York Giant NFL player Jason Sehorn (30) at Highland Park Presbyterian Church in Dallas, Texas

Deaths in Sport

  • Jun 2 Joey Maxim, American boxer, dies at 79
  • Jun 10 John McKay, American football coach (USC, Tampa Bay, 5X Rose Bowl champ), dies at 77
  • Jun 26 Soccer (dog actor) (b. 1988)