On This Day

June 2010 in Sports History

Events in Sport

Sports History

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

  • Jun 5 142nd Belmont: Mike Smith riding Drosselmeyer wins in 2:31.57
  • Jun 5 French Open Women's Tennis: Francesca Schiavone of Italy wins her first and only Grand Slam title; beats Samantha Stosur of Australia 6-4, 7-6

French Open Men's Tennis

Jun 6 French Open Men's Tennis: Rafael Nadal wins 5th French title; defeats Robin Söderling of Sweden 6-4, 6-2, 6-4

  • Jun 7 MLB Draft: Southern Nevada outfielder Bryce Harper first pick by Washington Nationals
  • Jun 9 Stanley Cup Final, Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, PA: Chicago Blackhawks edge Philadelphia Flyers, 4-3 in OT for a 4-2 series win; first Championship for Chicago since 1961

Appointment of Interest

Jun 16 Hockey HOF right wing Cam Neely is named President of his former team, the Boston Bruins

NBA Finals

Jun 17 NBA Finals: Depending champion Los Angeles Lakers beat Boston Celtics, 83-79 in Game 7 for franchise's 16th NBA title; MVP: Kobe Bryant

  • Jun 20 US Open Men's Golf, Pebble Beach GL: Irishman Graeme McDowell wins his first major title, 1 stroke ahead of runner-up Grégory Havret of France
  • Jun 24 In the longest match in tennis history, American John Isner defeats Nicolas Mahut of France at Wimbledon after 11 hours, 5 minutes of play over 3 days
  • Jun 24 NBA Draft: Kentucky point guard John Wall first pick by Washington Wizards
  • Jun 25 NHL Draft: Windsor Spitfires (OHL) left wing Taylor Hall first pick by Edmonton Oilers
  • Jun 27 LPGA Championship Women's Golf, Locust Hill CC: American Christie Kerr takes her second major title with a 12 stroke win over Song-Hee Kim of South Korea

Deaths in Sport

  • Jun 4 John Wooden, American basketball coach (UCLA-10 national championships), dies at 99
  • Jun 17 Andy Ripley, English rugby union #8 (24 caps; British Lions 1974), dies from prostate cancer at 62
  • Jun 19 Manute Bol, Sudanese basketball player (b. 1962)