August 2007 in Sport

Events in Sport


Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Aug 4 San Francisco slugger Barry Bonds homers off Clay Hensley in 2nd inning of 3-2 loss to San Diego to tie Hank Aaron’s 33 year-old MLB career home run record of 755

MLB Legend Barry Bonds
MLB Legend
Barry Bonds
Baseball Player Hank Aaron
Baseball Player
Hank Aaron
  • Aug 4 32-year-old Alex Rodriguez becomes the youngest player in MLB history to hit 500 home runs, connecting on the 1st pitch he sees as NY Yankees beat Kansas City, 16-8
  • Aug 5 Atlanta left-hander Tom Glavine becomes only the 23rd pitcher in MLB history to reach the 300 win milestone as the Braves beat Cubs, 8-3
  • Aug 7 San Francisco Giants slugger Barry Bonds hits his 756th career home run to break Hank Aaron's long-standing MLB record

Sport awardGolf Major

Aug 12 PGA Championship, Southern Hills CC: Tiger Woods wins his 4th PGA C'ship by 2 shots from Woody Austin

Golfer Tiger Woods
Golfer
Tiger Woods
  • Aug 19 Canadian Open Women's Golf, Royal Mayfair GC: Mexican Lorena Ochoa wins by 3 from Paula Creamer
  • 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 Athletics World Championships 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)