September 2006 in Sport

Events in Sport


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 1 Roger Goodell begins his tenure as NFL Commissioner

Commissioner of the National Football League (NFL) Roger Goodell
Commissioner of the National Football League (NFL)
Roger Goodell
  • Sep 10 126th Men's U.S. Open: Roger Federer beats Andy Roddick (6-2, 4-6, 7-5, 6-1)

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 10 126th Women's U.S. Open: Maria Sharapova beats Justine Henin-Hardenne (6-4, 6-4)

Tennis Player Maria Sharapova
Tennis Player
Maria Sharapova
  • Sep 24 36th Ryder Cup: Europe wins 18.5-9.5 at The K Club, Ireland

Weddings in Sport


HeartWedding of Interest

Sep 9 Tennis player Iva Majoli (29) weds local businessman Stipe Marić

Tennis Player and French Open Champion Iva Majoli
Tennis Player and French Open Champion
Iva Majoli
  • Sep 12 NBA basketball star Tracy McGrady (27) weds CleRenda Harris at the sandy beach in Los Cabos, Mexico

Deaths in Sport

  • Sep 2 Bob Mathias, American decathlete (Olympic gold 1948, 52) and congressman, dies of cancer at 75
  • Sep 4 Giacinto Facchetti, Italian footballer (b. 1942)
  • Sep 8 Peter Brock, Australian racecar driver (b. 1945)
  • Sep 8 Erk Russell, American football coach (b. 1923)
  • Sep 9 Matt Gadsby, English footballer (b. 1979)
  • Sep 10 Patty Berg, American golfer (b. 1918)
  • Sep 16 Floyd Curry, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1925)
  • Sep 19 Roy Schuiten, Dutch cyclist (b. 1950)
  • Sep 22 Carla Benschop, Dutch basketball player (b. 1950)

Person of interestSofia Muratova

Sep 25 Sofia Muratova, Russian Olympic gold winning Gymnast, dies at 77

Person of interestByron Nelson

Sep 26 Byron Nelson, American PGA golfer (won 19 tournaments in 1945), dies at 94

Golfer Byron Nelson
Golfer
Byron Nelson
  • Sep 29 Walter Hadlee, New Zealand cricketer (b. 1915)