On This Day

June 2006 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Jun 10 138th Belmont: Fernando Jara aboard Jazil wins in 2:27.81
  • Jun 10 French Open Women's Tennis: Justine Henin-Hardenne retains her title; beats Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russia 6-4, 6-4 for 5th Grand Slam singles crown

Sport awardLPGA Championship

Jun 11 LPGA Championship Women's Golf, Bulle RockGC: Se Ri Pak wins her 3rd title in the event and 5th major; beats Australian Karrie Webb on first play-off hole

LPGA Golfer Se Ri Pak
LPGA Golfer
Se Ri Pak
Golfer Karrie Webb
Golfer
Karrie Webb

Sport awardFrench Open Men's Tennis

Jun 11 French Open Men's Tennis: Rafael Nadal of Spain wins his 2nd straight French title; beats Roger Federer 1-6, 6-1, 6-4, 7-6

Tennis Champion Rafael Nadal
Tennis Champion
Rafael Nadal
Tennis Champion Roger Federer
Tennis Champion
Roger Federer

Sport awardUS Golf Open

Jun 18 US Open Men's Golf, Winged Foot GC: Geoff Ogilvy of Australia makes clutch pars on the final 2 holes to win by 1, as runners-up Jim Furyk, Colin Montgomerie and Phil Mickelson all fail to par the 72nd hole

  • Jun 19 Stanley Cup Final, PNC Arena, Raleigh, NC: Carolina Hurricanes beat Edmonton Oilers, 3-1 for a 4-3 series victory; Hurricane's first Championship
  • Jun 20 NBA Finals: Miami Heat beat Dallas Mavericks, 95-92 in Game 6 for first title in franchise history; MVP: Dwyane Wade
  • Jun 28 NBA Draft: Benetton Treviso (Italy) power forward Andrea Bargnani first pick by Toronto Raptors

Deaths in Sport

  • Jun 2 Keith Smith, English professional rugby player (b. 1952)
  • Jun 11 Neroli Fairhall, New Zealand archer (b. 1944)
  • Jun 15 Herb Pearson, New Zealand cricketer (b. 1910)
  • Jun 20 Billy Johnson, American baseball player, dies at 87
  • Jun 23 Luke Graham, American wrestler, dies at 66
  • Jun 23 Dave Webster, American football player (led his football team to a National Championship in 1958), dies at 68
  • Jun 23 Budhi Kunderan, Indian cricket wicketkeeper and batsman (18 Tests), dies of lung cancer at 66
  • Jun 29 Randy Walker, American football fullback (Miami University) and coach (Miami University 1990-98, Northwestern University 1999-2005), dies of a heart attack at 52
  • Jun 29 Jim McNab, Scottish footballer, dies at 66