September 2008 in Sport

Events in Sport


Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 8 128th Men's U.S. Open: Roger Federer beats Andy Murray (6-2, 7-5, 6-2)

Tennis Champion Roger Federer
Tennis Champion
Roger Federer
Tennis Champion Andy Murray
Tennis Champion
Andy Murray

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 8 128th Women's U.S. Open: Serena Williams beats Jelena Jankovic (6-4, 7-5)

Tennis Player Serena Williams
Tennis Player
Serena Williams

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 19 Greg Maddux pitches his 5,000th career inning against the San Francisco Giants

MLB Pitching Legend Greg Maddux
MLB Pitching Legend
Greg Maddux
  • Sep 21 The final home game is played at Yankee Stadium against the Baltimore Orioles.
  • Sep 21 37th Ryder Cup: US wins 16.5-11.5 at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Kentucky
  • Sep 27 Greg Maddux wins his final start of his career (#355)

Weddings in Sport

  • Sep 22 TV personality and glamour model Kendra Wilkinson (24) weds Philadelphia Eagles NFL player Hank Baskett (26) at Playboy mansion in Los Angeles, California
  • Sep 28 American tennis player Mardy Fish (26) weds "Deal or No Deal" model Stacey Gardner at the Four Seasons in Beverly Hills, California

Deaths in Sport

  • Sep 6 Sören Nordin, Swedish harness racing driver and trainer (b. 1917)
  • Sep 7 Don Haskins, American College Basketball coach (b. 1930)
  • Sep 24 Mickey Vernon, American baseball player (b. 1918)

Person of interestPaul Newman

Sep 26 Paul Newman, American actor (Hud, Hombre, Hustler), racing car driver and charity food company founder (Newman's Own), dies of lung cancer at 83

Actor & Entrepreneur Paul Newman
Actor & Entrepreneur
Paul Newman
  • Sep 28 Andrzej Badeński, Polish athlete (400 metres)