2010 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Jan 1 Suicide car bomb detonates at a volleyball tournament in Lakki Marwat, Pakistan, killing 105 and injuring 100
  • Jan 1 96th Rose Bowl: #8 Ohio State beats #7 Oregon, 26-17
  • Jan 1 76th Sugar Bowl: #5 Florida beats #3 Cincinnati, 51-24
  • Jan 4 39th Fiesta Bowl: #6 Boise State beats #3 TCU, 17-10

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Jan 5 Mike Shanahan is formally introduced as head coach of the Washington Redskins

NFL Head Coach Mike Shanahan
NFL Head Coach
Mike Shanahan
  • Jan 5 76th Orange Bowl: #10 Iowa beats #9 Georgia Tech, 24-14
  • Jan 7 12th BCS National Championship: #1 Alabama beats #2 Texas, 37-21
  • Jan 24 AFC Championship Game: Indianapolis Colts beat New York Jets 30-17
  • Jan 24 NFC Championship Game: New Orleans Saints beat Minnesota Vikings 31-28 (OT)
  • Jan 31 NFL Pro Bowl: AFC beats NFC 41-34

Sport awardTennis Open

Jan 31 98th Men's Australian Open: Roger Federer beats Andy Murray (6-3, 6-4, 7-6)

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

Sport awardTennis Open

Jan 31 98th Women's Australian Open: Serena Williams beats Justine Henin (6-4, 3-6, 6-2)

Tennis Player Serena Williams
Tennis Player
Serena Williams
  • Feb 7 Super Bowl XLIV; New Orleans Saints defeated the Indianapolis Colts 31-17 to win their first super bowl.
  • Feb 12 21st Winter Olympic Games open at Vancouver, Canada

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 14 Alexandre Bilodeau wins the Gold Medal in the freestyle skiing men's moguls event, becoming the first Canadian to win a Gold Medal during a Canadian-hosted Olympics

Two Time Olympic Gold Medalist Alexandre Bilodeau
Two Time Olympic Gold Medalist
Alexandre Bilodeau
  • Feb 14 59th NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 141-139 at Arlington, Texas
  • Feb 14 America's Cup: Team USA defeats Alinghi 2-0 to win in Spain

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 24 Sachin Tendulkar scores the first double century in One Day International cricket

Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar
Cricketer
Sachin Tendulkar
  • Feb 28 21st Winter Olympic Games close at Vancouver, Canada
  • Mar 13 31st Big East Men's Basketball Tournament: #7 West Virginia beats #22 Georgetown, 60-58
  • Mar 14 57th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: #4 Duke beats Georgia Tech, 65-61
  • Mar 14 51st SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: Kentucky beats Mississippi State, 75-74 (OT)

AgreementContract of Interest

Apr 2 Kobe Bryant signs a three-year contract extension with the Los Angeles Lakers worth $87 million

NBA Guard Kobe Bryant
NBA Guard
Kobe Bryant
  • Apr 5 72nd NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Duke beats Butler 61-59
  • Apr 6 29th NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: Connecticut beats Stanford 53-47
  • Apr 10 163rd Grand National: Tony McCoy aboard Don't Push It wins

Sport awardGolf Major

Apr 11 74th Masters Golf Tournament: Phil Mickelson wins, shooting a 272

  • Apr 19 114th Boston Marathon: Robert Kiprono Cheruiyot of Kenya 1st man in 2:05:52 and Teyba Erkesso of Ethiopia 1st woman in 2:26:11
  • Apr 22 2010 NFL Draft: Sam Bradford from University of Oklahoma first pick by St. Louis Rams
  • May 1 136th Kentucky Derby: Calvin Borel aboard Super Saver wins in 2:04.45
  • May 9 Oakland A's Dallas Braden becomes 19th pitcher to throw a perfect game (4-0 vs Tampa Bay)

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May 10 Flavor Flav guest hosts the wrestling show WWE Raw

Rapper & TV star Flavor Flav
Rapper & TV star
Flavor Flav
  • May 15 135th Preakness: Martin Garcia aboard Lookin At Lucky wins in 1:55.47
  • May 22 18th UEFA Champions League Final: Internazionale beats Bayern Munich 2-0 at Madrid
  • May 23 NHL Western Conference Finals: Chicago Black Hawks beat San Jose Sharks, 4 games to 0
  • May 24 NHL Eastern Conference Final: Philadelphia Flyers beat Montreal Canadians, 4 games to 1
  • May 29 Philadelphia Phillies' Roy Halladay becomes 20th pitcher to throw a perfect game (1-0 vs Florida)
  • May 30 Indianapolis 500: Dario Franchitti wins in 3:05:37.0131 (260.107 km/h)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 3 Canadian sportscaster Ron MacLean saves a man from drowning in the Delaware River in Philadelphia

CBC Sportscaster Ron MacLean
CBC Sportscaster
Ron MacLean
  • Jun 5 142nd Belmont: Mike Smith riding Drosselmeyer wins in 2:31.57

Sport awardTennis Open

Jun 6 109th Men's French Open: Rafael Nadal beats Robin Soderling (6-4, 6-2, 6-4)

Tennis Champion Rafael Nadal
Tennis Champion
Rafael Nadal
  • Jun 6 109th Women's French Open: Francesca Schiavone beats Samantha Stosur (6-4, 7-6)
  • Jun 9 Stanley Cup: Chicago Blackhawks defeat Philadelphia Flyers 4-2

AppointmentAppointment of Interest

Jun 16 Cam Neely is named President of his former team, the Boston Bruins

NHL Star Cam Neely
NHL Star
Cam Neely
  • Jun 17 64th NBA Championship: Los Angeles Lakers beat Boston Celtics, 4 games to 3
  • Jun 20 110th US Golf Open: Graeme McDowell shoots a 284 at Pebble Beach GL CA
  • Jun 24 In the longest match in tennis history, John Isner of the U.S. defeats Nicolas Mahut of France at Wimbledon after 11 hours, 5 minutes of play over three days
  • Jun 27 56th LPGA Championship won by Cristie Kerr
  • Jul 2 FIFA World Cup: Ghana's Black Stars, the only African team standing in the Quarter Finals of the FIFA 2010 World Cup in South Africa, are defeated by Uruguay
  • Jul 4 117th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Serena Williams beats Vera Zvonareva (6-3 6-2)
  • Jul 4 124th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Rafael Nadal beats Tomáš Berdych (6-3 7-5 6-4)

  • Jul 11 FIFA World Cup: Spain beats the Netherlands 1-0 for football's 19th World Cup in Johannesburg (Spain's 1st title)
  • Jul 13 81st All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 3-1 at Angel Stadium, Anaheim
  • Jul 18 139th British Golf Open: Louis Oosthuizen shoots a 272 at St Andrews
  • Jul 25 97th Tour de France won by Andy Schleck of Luxembourg

Hall of fameHall of Fame

Aug 7 Jerry Rice is inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame

NFL Wide Receiver Jerry Rice
NFL Wide Receiver
Jerry Rice
  • Aug 14 1st Summer Youth Olympic Games opens in Singapore
  • Aug 15 92nd PGA Championship: Martin Kaymer shoots a 277 at Whistling Straits
  • Sep 6 21st College Football Crab Bowl Classic: Maryland beats Navy 17-14 in Baltimore
  • Sep 13 130th Men's U.S. Open: Rafael Nadal beats Novak Đoković (6-4, 5-7, 6-4, 6-2)
  • Sep 13 130th Women's U.S. Open: Kim Clijsters beats Vera Zvonareva (6-2, 6-1)
  • Oct 2 20th College Football Holy War: Notre Dame beats Boston College 31-13 in Chestnut Hill
  • Oct 4 38th Ryder Cup: Europe wins 14.5-13.5 at Celtic Manor Resort, Wales
  • Oct 6 Roy Halladay pitches the second no-hitter in MLB Postseason History during Game 1 of the NLDS versus the Cincinnati Reds
  • Oct 22 MLB American League Championship: Texas Rangers beat New York Yankees, 4 games to 2
  • Oct 23 MLB National League Championship: San Francisco Giants beat Philadelphia Phillies, 4 games to 2
  • Nov 1 MLB World Series: San Francisco Giants defeat Texas Rangers to win 4-1

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Nov 14 61st Formula One WDC: Sebastian Vettel wins by four points

Formula 1 Driver Sebastian Vettel
Formula 1 Driver
Sebastian Vettel
  • Nov 26 75th Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 28-27 in Tuscaloosa
  • Nov 28 98th CFL Grey Cup: Montreal Alouettes defeats Saskatchewan Roughriders, 21-18
  • Dec 4 19th SEC Championship Game: #2 Auburn beats #18 South Carolina, 56-17
  • Dec 4 6th ACC Championship Game: #12 Virginia Tech beats #20 Florida State, 44-33
  • Dec 4 15th Big 12 Championship Game: #10 Oklahoma beats #13 Nebraska, 23-20
  • Dec 5 99th Davis Cup: Serbia beats France in Belgrade (3-2)
  • Dec 13 76th Heisman Trophy Award: Cam Newton, Auburn (QB)
  • Dec 19 "Miracle at the New Meadowlands", Philadelphia Eagles trail New York Giants by 21 points with eight minutes to play, before scoring 4 touchdowns in final 7 minutes, including dramatic walk-off punt returned for a touchdown by DeSean Jackson

Weddings in Sport

  • Apr 9 Philadelphia Eagles long snapper Jon Dorenbos (30) weds Julie Lesicki at St. Augstine Catholic Church in Philadelphia
  • Jun 26 Former WWE Diva Michelle McCool (30) weds fellow wrestler "The Undertaker" Mark Calaway (45) in Houston, Texas
  • Jul 2 Miss California USA 2009 Carrie Prejean (23) weds Oakland Raiders quarterback Kyle Boller (29) in San Diego

HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 10 Actress and fourth season American Idol winner Carrie Underwood (29) weds Nashville Predators ice hockey player Mike Fisher (32) at Ritz Carlton Lodge in Greensboro, Georgia

  • Jul 10 NBA star Carmelo Anthony (25) weds actress Lala Vasquez (30) at Cipriani 42nd St. in New York City
  • Jul 17 Actress Khadijah Haqq (29) weds New Orleans Saints defensive end Bobby McCray (29) at Vibiana in downtown Los Angeles
  • Jul 17 Boston Celtics star player Paul Pierce (32) weds interior-designer Julie Landrum (27) at Pelican Hill Resort in Newport Coast, California

HeartWedding of Interest

Aug 14 Actress and singer Hilary Duff (24) weds retired Canadian professional ice hockey centre Mike Comrie (31) at La Quinta Estate in Montecito, California

Actress/Singer Hilary Duff
Actress/Singer
Hilary Duff

HeartWedding of Interest

Sep 8 Grammy nominated singer Jenni Rivera (41) weds MLB pitcher Esteban Loaiza (38) at the Hummingbird Nest Ranch in Simi Valley, California

Singer Jenni Rivera
Singer
Jenni Rivera

HeartWedding of Interest

Nov 6 Professional golfer Greg Norman (51) weds Australian interior decorator Kirsten Kutner (41) on Necker Island in the British Virgin Islands

Golfer Greg Norman
Golfer
Greg Norman
  • Nov 13 Major League Baseball pitcher Kyle Kendrick (26) married three-time "Survivor" contestant Stephanie LaGrossa (30) at Silverado Resort and Spa in Napa, California

HeartWedding of Interest

Nov 18 Cricketer Glenn McGrath (40) weds interior designer Sara Leonardi in Cronulla, New South Wales

Cricketer Glenn McGrath
Cricketer
Glenn McGrath

HeartWedding of Interest

Dec 10 Tennis player Martina Hingis (30) weds equestrian show jumper Thibault Hutin at a private civil ceremony in Paris, France

Tennis Player Martina Hingis
Tennis Player
Martina Hingis
  • Dec 11 Actress Joanna Garcia (32) weds New York Yankees` Nick Swisher (31) at Breakers Hotel & Resort in Palm Beach, Florida

HeartWedding of Interest

Dec 14 WWF wrestler Hulk Hogan (57) marries 2nd wife Jennifer McDaniel in Clearwater Florida

WWF Wrestler Hulk Hogan
WWF Wrestler
Hulk Hogan
  • Dec 31 NASCAR driver and team owner Kyle Busch (25) weds model Samantha Sarcinella at Holy Name Cathedral in Chicago

Divorces in Sport


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Aug 23 Former Swedish model Elin Nordegren (30) divorces professional golfer Tiger Woods (34) after 6 years of marriage

Golfer Tiger Woods
Golfer
Tiger Woods
  • Sep 3 Pop singer Cheryl Cole (27) divorces England soccer player Ashley Cole (29) due to unreasonable behavior after 3 and a half years of marriage

Deaths in Sport

  • Jan 4 Rory Markas, American sportscaster (b. 1955)
  • Jan 5 Rory Markas, Angels baseball announcer (b.1955)
  • Jan 8 Tony Halme, Finnish boxer and politician (b. 1963)
  • Jan 9 Vimcy, Sports writer (b. 1925)
  • Jan 11 Joe Rollino, American strongman, weightlifter, and boxer (b. 1905)
  • Jan 17 Gaines Adams, American football player (b. 1983)
  • Jan 19 Bill McLaren Scottish rugby commentator (b. 1923)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jan 29 Tom Brookshier, American football player and sportscaster, dies of cancer at 78

NFL Sportscaster Tom Brookshier
NFL Sportscaster
Tom Brookshier
  • Feb 10 Fred Schaus, American basketball coach and executive (b. 1925)
  • Feb 12 Nodar Kumaritashvili, Georgian luger (b. 1988)
  • Feb 14 Dick Francis, British jockey and detective writer (Whip Hand, High Stakes), dies at 89
  • Feb 16 Wan Chi Keung, Hong Kong soccer player and actor. (b. 1956)
  • Mar 3 Keith Alexander, British football manager (b. 1956)
  • Mar 4 Tony Richards, British footballer (b. 1934)
  • Mar 6 Endurance Idahor, Nigerian footballer (b. 1984)
  • Mar 11 Merlin Olsen, American football player (Los Angeles Rams) and actor, dies of cancer at 69
  • Apr 2 Mike Cuellar, Cuban baseball player (b. 1937)
  • Apr 2 Chris Kanyon, American wrestler (b. 1970)
  • Apr 9 Zoltán Varga, Hungarian Footballer (b. 1945)
  • Apr 9 Aladár Kovácsi, Hungarian pentathlete and Olympic champion (1952, Helsinki), dies at 77
  • Apr 19 Edwin Valero, Venezuelan boxer (b. 1981)
  • Apr 21 Juan Antonio Samaranch, International Olympic Committee president (b. 1920)
  • May 4 Ernie Harwell, American sportscaster (b. 1918)
  • May 6 Robin Roberts, American baseball player (b. 1926)
  • May 15 Loris Kessel, Swiss racing driver (b. 1950)
  • May 15 Besian Idrizaj, Footballer (b. 1987)
  • May 23 Jose Lima, Dominican baseball player (b. 1972)
  • May 24 Morrie Martin, Major League Baseball pitcher (b. 1922)
  • May 25 Alexander Belostenny, Ukrainian basketball player (b. 1959)
  • May 25 Alan Hickinbotham, Australian businessman, football player, & football coach (b. 1925)
  • May 26 Jarvis Williams, American football player (b. 1965)
  • Jun 4 John Wooden, American basketball player and coach (b. 1910)
  • Jun 19 Manute Bol, Sudanese basketball player (b. 1962)
  • Jul 5 Bob Probert, Canadian professional ice hockey forward. (b. 1965)
  • Jul 11 Bob Sheppard, New York Yankees and New York Giants announcer, dies at 99

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jul 13 George Steinbrenner, American businessman and owner of the New York Yankees, dies from heart attack at 80

New York Yankees Owner George Steinbrenner
New York Yankees Owner
George Steinbrenner
  • Jul 19 Lorenzen Wright, American basketball player (b. 1975)
  • Jul 27 Jack Tatum, American football player (b. 1948)
  • Aug 1 Eric Tindill, New Zealand rugby and cricket international player and referee/umpire (b. 1910)
  • Aug 10 Adam Stansfield, Professional footballer who played for Exeter City F.C. (b. 1978)
  • Aug 16 Bobby Thomson, Scottish-American baseball player, dies at 86
  • Aug 18 Hal Connolly, American Athlete and hammer thrower (b.1931)
  • Aug 22 Stjepan Bobek, Yugoslav football player (b. 1923)
  • Aug 31 Laurent Fignon, French cyclist (1983 & 1984 Tour de France), dies of cancer at 50
  • Sep 1 Wakanohana Kanji I, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 45th Yokozuna (b. 1928)
  • Sep 5 Shoya Tomizawa Japanese MotoGP Racer (b. 1990)
  • Sep 7 Amar Garibović, Serbian Cross Country Skier (b. 1991)
  • Sep 12 Giulio Zignoli, Italian footballer (b. 1946)
  • Sep 20 Kenny McKinley, American football player (b. 1987)
  • Sep 27 George Blanda, American football player (b. 1927)
  • Oct 1 Ian Buxton, English footballer and cricketer (b. 1938)
  • Oct 3 Ben Mondor, Canadian-born American baseball executive (b. 1925)
  • Oct 12 Woody Peoples, American football player (b. 1943)
  • Oct 20 Parthasarathy Sharma, Indian cricketer (b. 1948)
  • Oct 23 Francis Crippen, American long-distance swimmer (b. 1984)
  • Oct 31 Maurice Lucas, American basketball player (b. 1952)
  • Nov 2 Andy Irons, American professional surfer (b. 1978)
  • Nov 2 Clyde King, American baseball player and manager (b. 1924)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Nov 4 Sparky Anderson, American baseball manager, dies at 76

MLB Player and Manager Sparky Anderson
MLB Player and Manager
Sparky Anderson
  • Nov 8 Quintin Dailey, American basketball player (b. 1961)
  • Nov 10 Dave Niehaus, American sportscaster (b. 1935)
  • Nov 13 Ken Iman, American football player (b. 1939)
  • Nov 14 Wes Santee, American middle distance runner, dies at 78
  • Nov 15 Ed Kirkpatrick, American baseball player (b. 1944)
  • Nov 16 Britton Chance, American molecular biologist and yachtsman (b. 1913)
  • Nov 20 Rob Lytle, American football player (b. 1954)
  • Nov 20 Danny McDevitt, American baseball player (b. 1932)
  • Nov 22 Jean Cione, American All-American Girls Professional Baseball League player (b. 1928)
  • Nov 28 Gil McDougald, American baseball player (b. 1928)
  • Dec 2 Ron Santo, American MLB player (Chicago Cubs) and broadcaster, dies at 70
  • Dec 5 Don Meredith, American football player and broadcaster (b. 1938)
  • Dec 10 MacKenzie Miller, American horse trainer and breeder (b. 1921)
  • Dec 11 Dick Hoerner, American football player (b. 1922)
  • Dec 12 Peter Pagel, German footballer (b. 1956)
  • Dec 12 Tom Walkinshaw, former racing driver and Formula 1 team owner (b. 1946)
  • Dec 14 Dale Roberts, English footballer (b. 1986)
  • Dec 15 Bob Feller, American baseball player (b. 1918)
  • Dec 17 Walt Dropo, American baseball player (b. 1923)
  • Dec 18 Phil Cavarretta, American baseball player (b. 1916)
  • Dec 21 Enzo Bearzot, Italian football player and manager (b. 1927)