May 2009 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • May 2 135th Kentucky Derby: Calvin Borel wins aboard 50-1 long shot Mine That Bird
  • May 16 134th Preakness: Calvin Borel aboard Rachel Alexandra wins in 1:55.08
  • May 24 Indianapolis 500: Hélio Castroneves wins in 3:19:34.6427 (241.913 km/h)
  • May 26 NHL Eastern Conference Final: Pittsburgh Penguins beat Carolina Hurricanes, 4 games to 0
  • May 27 NHL Western Conference Final: Detroit Red Wings beat Chicago Black Hawks, 4 games to 1
  • May 27 17th UEFA Champions League Final: Barcelona beats Manchester United 2-0 at Rome

Weddings in Sport

  • May 1 Olympic swimmer gold medalist Amanda Beard (27) weds photographer Sacha Brown (34) in Wakatobia, Indonesia
  • May 16 Actress Jennifer Freeman (23) weds NBA guard Earl Watson (29) in Beverly Hills, California

Deaths in Sport

  • May 6 Kevin Grubb, former NASCAR driver (b. 1978)
  • May 8 Dom DiMaggio, American baseball player (b. 1917)
  • May 9 Chuck Daly, American basketball coach (b. 1930)
  • May 15 Wayman Tisdale, American basketball player (b. 1964)
  • May 26 Peter Zezel, Canadian professional hockey player (b. 1965)
  • May 29 Karine Ruby, French snowboarder and Olympic champion (b. 1978)