April 2006 in Sport

Events in Sport


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 3 Steve Yzerman scores his final NHL goal (#692) against the Calgary Flames

NHL Legend Steve Yzerman
NHL Legend
Steve Yzerman
  • Apr 3 68th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Florida beats UCLA 73-57
  • Apr 4 25th NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: Maryland beats Duke 78-75
  • Apr 8 159th Grand National: Niall Madden aboard Numbersixvalverde wins

Sport awardGolf Major

Apr 9 70th Masters Golf Tournament: Phil Mickelson wins, shooting a 281

  • Apr 17 110th Boston Marathon: Robert Kipkoech Cheruiyot of Kenya 1st man in 2:07:14 and Rita Jeptoo of Kenya 1st woman in 2:23:38
  • Apr 29 2006 NFL Draft: Mario Williams from North Carolina State first pick from Houston Texans

Weddings in Sport

  • Apr 21 Professional drag racer Andrew Hines (22) weds Tanya Phillips at the First Baptist Church in Tampa, Florida

Deaths in Sport

  • Apr 6 Maggie Dixon, American college basketball coach (b. 1977)
  • Apr 9 Billy Hitchcock, American baseball player, coach, and official (b. 1916)
  • Apr 13 Bill Baker, American baseball player (b. 1911)
  • Apr 21 TelĂȘ Santana, Brazilian football manager (b. 1931)
  • Apr 24 Steve Stavro, Canadian businessman and sports team owner (b. 1927)
  • Apr 24 Brian Labone, English footballer (b. 1940)