On This Day

September 2011 in Sports History

Events in Sport

Sports History

Sep 3 Following his disqualification in the 100m, Jamaica's Usain Bolt runs a season best 19.40 to win the 200m at the World Athletics Championships in South Korea

US Open Women's Tennis

Sep 10 US Open Women's Tennis: Samantha Stosur becomes first Australian to win a Grand Slam title since 1980; upsets Serena Williams 6-2, 6-3

US Men's Tennis Open

Sep 12 US Open Men's Tennis: Novak Đoković wins his first US title; beats Rafael Nadal 6-2, 6-4, 6-7, 6-1

  • Sep 25 Solheim Cup Women's Golf, Killeen Castle, Ireland: Europe regain Cup 15-13; Azahara Muñoz beats Angela Stanford 1-up to clinch the Cup for Europe

Deaths in Sport

  • Sep 4 Lee Roy Selmon, American football player (b. 1954)
  • Sep 7 Ruslan Salei, Belarusian ice hockey defenceman (917 NHL games; 48 internationals), dies in Lokomotiv Yaroslavl plane crash at 36
  • Sep 7 Brad McCrimmon, Canadian NHL defenseman, 1979-97 (Philadelphia Flyers; Calgary Flames and 4 others), dies as head coach of KHL Lokomotiv Yaroslavl, along with most of the team, in a plane crash enroute to his first game, at 52
  • Sep 11 Christian Bakkerud, Danish racing driver (b. 1984)
  • Sep 12 Alexander Galimov, Russian ice hockey player (b. 1985)
  • Sep 27 Dave Hill, American golfer (13 PGA Tour titles), dies of emphysema at 74