On This Day

September 2010 in Sports History

Events in Sport

US Open Women's Tennis

Sep 11 US Open Women's Tennis: Belgian defending champion Kim Clijsters beats Vera Zvonareva of Russia 6-2, 6-1 for her third US singles crown

US Men's Tennis Open

Sep 13 US Open Men's Tennis: Rafael Nadal wins his first US crown; beats Novak Đoković 6-4, 5-7, 6-4, 6-2; first Spanish man to win US title since Manuel Orantes 1975


Weddings in Sport

Jenni Rivera

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

Divorces in Sport

  • 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

  • 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 23 Bob Shaw, American baseball player (Chicago White Sox), dies at 77
  • Sep 27 George Blanda, American NFL kicker and quarterback (Bears, Oilers, Raiders), dies at 83