On This Day

March 2010 in Sports History

Events in Sport

Laureus Awards

Mar 10 Laureus World Sports Awards, Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi, UAE: Sportsman: Usain Bolt; Sportswoman: Serena Williams; Team: Brawn F1 team

  • 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)
  • Mar 20 France edges England, 12-10 at Stade de France, Saint Denis to complete a Grand Slam and win the Six Nations Rugby Championship; France's 17th title

Deaths in Sport

  • Mar 3 Keith Alexander, British soccer forward (3 caps St Lucia; Grimsby Town FC, Lincoln City FC) and manager (Lincoln, Peterborough, Macclesfield), dies from a brain aneurysm at 56
  • Mar 4 Tony Richards, British footballer (b. 1934)
  • Mar 6 Endurance Idahor, Nigerian footballer (b. 1984)

Willie Davis

Mar 9 Willie Davis, American MLB center fielder (LA Dodgers), dies at 69

  • Mar 11 Merlin Olsen, American football player (Los Angeles Rams) and actor (Father Murphy), dies of cancer at 69
  • Mar 17 Wayne Collett, American 400m runner (Olympic silver 1972), dies of cancer at 60