April 2005 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Apr 2 James Stewart Jr. becomes first African American to win a major motor sports event.
  • Apr 4 67th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: North Carolina beats Illinois 75-70
  • Apr 5 24th NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: Baylor beats Michigan State 84-62
  • Apr 9 158th Grand National: Ruby Walsh aboard Hedgehunter wins

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Apr 10 69th Masters Golf Tournament: Tiger Woods wins, shooting a 276

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  • Apr 10 Cricket Women's World Cup: Australia defeats India by 98 runs
  • Apr 18 109th Boston Marathon: Hailu Negussie of Ethiopia 1st man in 2:11:44 and Catherine Ndereba of Kenya 1st woman in 2:25:12
  • Apr 23 2005 NFL Draft: Alex Smith from University of Utah first pick from San Francisco 49ers

Deaths in Sport

  • Apr 1 Ioannis Kyrastas, Greek footballer and manager (b. 1952)
  • Apr 3 Jef Eygel, Belgian basketball player (b. 1933)
  • Apr 7 Bob Kennedy, American baseball player and manager (b. 1920)
  • Apr 7 Cliff Allison, British racing driver (b. 1932)
  • Apr 8 Eddie Miksis, American baseball player (b. 1926)
  • Apr 10 Al Lucas, American football player (b. 1978)
  • Apr 11 Lucien Laurent, French footballer (b. 1907)
  • Apr 13 Don Blasingame, American baseball player (b. 1932)
  • Apr 18 Sam Mills, American football player (b. 1959)
  • Apr 20 Zygfryd Blaut, Polish football player (b. 1943)
  • Apr 21 Gerry Marshall, British racing driver (b. 1941)
  • Apr 23 Earl Wilson, American baseball player (b. 1934)
  • Apr 28 Chris Candido, American wrestler (b. 1972)