August 2010 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Aug 1 Australian Stuart Appleby finishes with an 11-under-59 to win the Greenbrier Classic at White Sulphur Springs, to become only the 5th player and first non-American to break 60 on the PGA Tour
  • Aug 4 On 3rd anniversary of his 500th MLB career home run, Alex Rodriguez reaches the 600 HR mark in the NY Yankees 5-1 win v Toronto; 7th and youngest to reach milestone

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 5 Group led by Hall of Fame pitcher Nolan Ryan & Pittsburgh attorney Chuck Greenberg is confirmed as winning bidder in court ordered auction of Texas Rangers MLB franchise (value $593m)

MLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan
MLB Pitching Legend
Nolan Ryan

Hall of fameHall of Fame

Aug 7 Jerry Rice, Emmitt Smith, John Randle, Russ Grimm, Rickey Jackson, Floyd Little & Dick LeBeau are inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame

NFL Legend Jerry Rice
NFL Legend
Jerry Rice
  • Aug 7 Hampered by a back injury Indian cricket batsman VVS Laxman scores a brave, unbeaten 103 to guide India to a 5 wicket win v Sri Lanka in Colombo; draw series
  • Aug 14 1st Summer Youth Olympic Games opens in Singapore
  • Aug 15 PGA Championship, Whistling Straits GC: Martin Kaymer of Germany wins his first major title in a playoff with Bubba Watson
  • Aug 29 Canadian Open Women's Golf, St. Charles CC: Michelle Wie wins by 3 from Suzann Pettersen, Jiyai Shin, Jee Young Lee & Kristy McPherson

Weddings in Sport


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

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

Deaths in Sport

  • Aug 1 Eric Tindill, New Zealand rugby, cricket representative (international cricket umpire, rugby referee), dies at 99
  • Aug 10 Adam Stansfield, Professional footballer who played for Exeter City F.C. (b. 1978)
  • Aug 11 Markus Liebherr, German born Swiss owner of Southampton Football Club (b. 1948)
  • 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 27 Anton Geesink, Dutch judoka (first non-Japanese world champion, Olympic gold 1964), dies at 76
  • Aug 31 Laurent Fignon, French cyclist (1983 & 1984 Tour de France), dies of cancer at 50