July 2008 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Jul 2 A settlement was reached allowing former NBA franchise the Seattle SuperSonics to move to Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 5 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Venus Williams successfully defends her title beating younger sister Serena 7-5, 6-4

Tennis Player Venus Williams
Tennis Player
Venus Williams
Tennis Player Serena Williams
Tennis Player
Serena Williams

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 6 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Rafael Nadal ends Roger Federer's 5 year reign at Wimbledon 6-4, 6-4, 6-7, 6-7, 9-7

Tennis Champion Rafael Nadal
Tennis Champion
Rafael Nadal
Tennis Champion Roger Federer
Tennis Champion
Roger Federer
  • Jul 16 79th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 4-3 at Yankee Stadium, New York
  • Jul 20 137th British Golf Open: Pádraig Harrington shoots a 283 at Royal Birkdale Golf Club

Sport awardSports Awards

Jul 20 16th ESPY Awards: Tiger Woods, Candace Parker win

Golfer Tiger Woods
Golfer
Tiger Woods
  • Jul 27 95th Tour de France won by Carlos Sastre of Spain

Divorces in Sport

  • Jul 7 Cynthia Rodriguez (35) divorces New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez (32) due to long period of infidelity and emotional abandonment after 6 years of marriage

Deaths in Sport

  • Jul 1 John Pont, American college football coach (Miami, Yale, Northwestern, Indiana), dies at 80
  • Jul 3 Ernie Cooksey, English Footballer (b. 1980)
  • Jul 4 Terrence Kiel, American Football Player (b. 1980)
  • Jul 10 Mike Souchak, professional golfer (b. 1927)
  • Jul 12 Bobby Murcer, American baseball outfielder (5-time MLB All Star), dies of brain cancer at 62
  • Jul 15 Gyorgy Kolonics, Hungarian canoeist, Olympics medalist. (b. 1972)
  • Jul 19 Eddie Fuller, South African cricketer (South African fast bowler in 7 Tests 1952-58), dies at 76