April 2002 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Apr 1 64th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Maryland beats Indiana 64-52
  • Apr 6 155th Grand National: Jim Culloty aboard Bindaree wins
  • Apr 6 France beats Ireland 44-5 at Stade de France, Saint Denis to complete a Grand Slam and win the Six Nations Rugby Championship; their 13th title

Sport awardGolf Major

Apr 14 66th Masters Golf Tournament: Tiger Woods becomes the third golfer to win in two consecutive years

Golfer Tiger Woods
Tiger Woods
  • Apr 15 106th Boston Marathon: Rodgers Rop of Kenya 1st man in 2:09:02 and Margaret Okayo of Kenya 1st woman in 2:20:43
  • Apr 20 NFL Draft: Fresno State quarterback David Carr first pick by Houston Texans

Weddings in Sport

HeartWedding of Interest

Apr 20 MLB Outfielder Carl Yastrzemski (62) weds Nancy Benson

MLB Outfielder Carl Yastrzemski
MLB Outfielder
Carl Yastrzemski

HeartWedding of Interest

Apr 20 MLB player Mark McGwire (38) weds Stephanie Slemer (26) in Las Vegas, Nevada

MLB First Baseman Mark McGwire
MLB First Baseman
Mark McGwire

Deaths in Sport

  • Apr 9 Pat Flaherty, American racecar driver (b. 1926)
  • Apr 13 Desmond Titterington, Northern Irish racecar driver (b. 1928)
  • Apr 15 Byron "Whizzer" White, American football player and U.S. Supreme Court Justice (b. 1917)
  • Apr 18 Wahoo McDaniel, American football player and professional wrestler (b. 1938)
  • Apr 29 Bob Akin, American industrialist and race car driver (b. 1936)