August 2007 in Sport

Events in Sport

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Aug 7 Barry Bonds of the SF Giants breaks Hank Aaron's MLB record by hitting his 756th career home run.

MLB Legend Barry Bonds
MLB Legend
Barry Bonds

Sport awardGolf Major

Aug 12 89th PGA Championship: Tiger Woods shoots a 272 at Southern Hills Country Club

Golfer Tiger Woods
Tiger Woods
  • Aug 22 The Texas Rangers rout the Baltimore Orioles 30-3, the most runs scored by a team in modern MLB history.
  • Aug 24 11th World Championships in Athletics open at Osaka, Japan

Weddings in Sport

  • Aug 6 NBA Houston Rockets center Yao Ming (27) weds Chinese women's national basketball team member Ye Li (26) at the Pudong Shangri-La hotel in Shanghai
  • Aug 11 U.S. Women's Olympic ice hockey team member Krissy Wendell (25) weds NHL player John Pohl (28) at the Rose Hill Alliance Church in West Roseville, Minnesota
  • Aug 25 Dallas Stars hockey player Mike Modano (37) weds "Dancing with the Stars" season 3 alumna Willa Ford (26) in Athens, Texas

Deaths in Sport

  • Aug 13 Phil Rizzuto, American baseball player and sportscaster (b. 1917)
  • Aug 15 Sam Pollock, Canadian sports executive (b. 1925)
  • Aug 17 Eddie Griffin, American basketball player (b. 1982)
  • Aug 25 Ray Jones, English footballer (b. 1988)
  • Aug 28 Antonio Puerta, Spanish footballer (b. 1984)
  • Aug 29 Richard Jewell, central figure in the 1996 Centennial Olympic Park bombing (b. 1962)
  • Aug 31 Gay Brewer, American golfer (b. 1932)