August 2002 in Sport

Events in Sport


AgreementContract of Interest

Aug 1 In signing star linebacker Ray Lewis to a 5-year contract extension the Baltimore Ravens give him a $19m signing bonus, then the largest in NFL history

NFL Legend Ray Lewis
NFL Legend
Ray Lewis
  • Aug 6 32-year old reliever Robb Nen becomes 16th and youngest closer to record 300 career saves as he protects Giants 11-10 lead v Cubs

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Aug 9 SF Giants outfielder Barry Bonds hits his 600th career home run

MLB Legend Barry Bonds
MLB Legend
Barry Bonds

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 18 PGA Championship, Hazeltine National GC: American Rich Beem wins his first major title by 1 stroke from Tiger Woods

Golfer Tiger Woods
Golfer
Tiger Woods

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 18 Canadian Open Women's Golf, Summerlea GC: Meg Mallon wins by 3 from Michelle Ellis, Rosie Jones, Catriona Matthew & Michele Redman

LPGA Golfer Meg Mallon
LPGA Golfer
Meg Mallon

Weddings in Sport

  • Aug 10 "Baywatch" actress Angelica Bridges (28) weds Canadian hockey player Sheldon Souray (26) at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada

Deaths in Sport

  • Aug 5 Chick Hearn, American NBA broadcaster (called 3,338 LA Lakers games), dies at 85
  • Aug 12 Enos Slaughter, American baseball player, dies at 86
  • Aug 15 Kyle Rote, NFL halfback (NY Giants 1951-61), dies at 74
  • Aug 16 John Roseboro, American baseball player and coach (b. 1933)
  • Aug 23 Hoyt Wilhelm [James], American Major League Baseball player and knuckleball pitcher (New York Giants, Los Angeles Dodgers), dies of heart failure at 80