August 2006 in Sport

Events in Sport


Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Aug 3 Barry Bonds' 715th MLB home run ball (moved him past Babe Ruth for 2nd all-time) fetches $220,100 at auction

MLB Legend Barry Bonds
MLB Legend
Barry Bonds
  • Aug 3 Brazilian Champ Car driver Cristiano da Matta crashes into a deer during testing at Road America, Wisconsin; seriously injured but returns to racing in 2008

Hall of fameHall of Fame

Aug 5 Warren Moon becomes the first black quarterback to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio; joined by Troy Aikman, John Madden, Rayfield Wright, Harry Carson and Reggie White

NFL Legend Reggie White
NFL Legend
Reggie White

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Aug 6 Tiger Woods (30) becomes the youngest player to compile 50 PGA Tour wins with a 3 stroke victory in the Buick Open at Grand Blanc, Michigan

Golfer Tiger Woods
Golfer
Tiger Woods
  • Aug 6 For a MLB record 11th time in his career, Padres closer Trevor Hoffman records 30 or more saves in a season; beats mark set by Lee Smith, baseball's all-time saves leader
  • Aug 6 Fresh from his British Open victory, Tiger Woods goes back-to-back to capture his 50th career title, taking the Buick Open by 3 strokes from Jim Furyk

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 8 Actor Sylvester Stallone and former heavyweight boxing contender Chuck Wepner settle law suit out of court for an undisclosed sum; Wepner claims he was the inspiration for the "Rocky" movies

Actor/Director Sylvester Stallone
Actor/Director
Sylvester Stallone
  • Aug 13 Cleveland Indians first baseman Travis Hafner ties Don Mattingley's MLB mark of 6 grand slams in a season when he homers off Kansas City's Luke Hudson
  • Aug 13 Canadian Open Women's Golf, London Hunt CC: Christie Kerr wins by 1 shot from Angela Stanford
  • Aug 20 PGA Championship, Medinah CC: Tiger Woods wins his 3rd PGA C'ship by 5 strokes from Shaun Micheel

AgreementContract of Interest

Aug 24 After signing a one-day contract with the San Francisco 49ers, Jerry Rice officially retires from the NFL

NFL Legend Jerry Rice
NFL Legend
Jerry Rice
  • Aug 26 New Zealand retain Tri Nations Rugby Series with 45-26 win over South Africa in Pretoria; All Blacks flyhalf Dan Carter lands 4 penalties and 4 conversions

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Aug 30 Greg Maddux wins his 330th career game

MLB Pitching Legend Greg Maddux
MLB Pitching Legend
Greg Maddux

Deaths in Sport

  • Aug 13 Payao Poontarat, Thai Olympic boxer (b. 1957)
  • Aug 15 Rick Bourke, Australian rugby league player
  • Aug 15 Faas Wilkes, Dutch international footballer
  • Aug 15 Faas Wilkes, Dutch soccer star (Xerxes/Fortuna/Inter Milan), dies at 82
  • Aug 26 Clyde Walcott, Barbadian West Indies cricketer (b. 1926)
  • Aug 31 Tom Delaney, British racing driver (b. 1911)
  • Aug 31 Mohamed Abdelwahab, Egyptian footballer (b. 1983)