May 2008 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • May 3 134th Kentucky Derby: Kent Desormeaux aboard Big Brown wins in 2:01.82
  • May 17 133rd Preakness: Kent Desormeaux aboard Big Brown wins in 1:54.80
  • May 18 NHL Eastern Conference Final: Pittsburgh Penguins beat Philadelphia Flyers, 4 games to 1
  • May 19 NHL Western Conference Final: Detroit Red Wings beat Dallas Stars, 4 games to 2
  • May 21 16th UEFA Champions League Final: Manchester United beats Chelsea (1-1, 6-5 on penalties) at Moscow
  • May 25 Indianapolis 500: Scott Dixon wins in 3:28:57.6792 (231.049 km/h)

Deaths in Sport

  • May 8 Fran├žois Sterchele, Belgian football player (b. 1982)
  • May 9 Jack Gibson, Australian rugby league footballer and coach (b. 1929)
  • May 11 Bruno Neves, portuguese cyclist that died in competition (b.1981)
  • May 15 Tommy Burns, Scottish footballer (b. 1956)
  • May 15 Robert Dunlop, Northern Irish motorcycle racer, younger brother of Joey Dunlop, dies after a crash at 47
  • May 29 Luc Bourdon, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1987)