September 2008 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Sep 3 The new Oklahoma City NBA franchise announces the team will be named the 'Thunder'; reference to powerful storms in the area

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 7 US Open Women's Tennis: Serena Williams wins her third US title; beats Jelena Jankovic of Serbia 6-4, 7-5

Tennis Player Serena Williams
Tennis Player
Serena Williams

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 8 US Open Men's Tennis: Roger Federer wins 5th consecutive US title; 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
  • Sep 14 Federation Cup Women's Tennis, Madrid, Spain: Svetlana Kuznetsova beats Spaniard Anabel Medina Garrigues 5-7, 6-3, 6-4 to give Russia its 4th title in 5 years (ends, 4-0)

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 Ryder Cup Golf, Valhalla GC: US lead from start to finish to win 16½-11½ and regain Cup after 3 consecutive European victories
  • Sep 27 Greg Maddux wins his final start of his career (#355)
  • Sep 28 The last game played at Shea Stadium before its demolition happens between baseball teams The New York Mets and the Florida Marlins, the Marlins win 4-2

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)