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2012 in Sport

Events in Sport

Events 1 - 100 of 159

  • Jan 2 98th Rose Bowl: #6 Oregon beats #9 Wisconsin, 45-38
  • Jan 2 41st Fiesta Bowl: #3 Oklahoma State beats #4 Stanford, 41-38 (OT)
  • Jan 2 Englishman Adrian Lewis retains his PDC World Darts Championship with a 7-3 win over Andy Hamilton at the Alexandra Palace, London
  • Jan 3 78th Sugar Bowl: #13 Michigan beats #11 Virginia Tech, 23-20
  • Jan 4 78th Orange Bowl: #23 West Virginia beats #14 Clemson, 70-33
  • Jan 7 Hopman Cup Tennis, Perth: Tomáš Berdych beats Frenchman Richard Gasquet 7-6, 6-4 for an unassailable 2-0 lead; 2nd title for Czech Republic
  • Jan 8 "The 3:16 Game" AFC Wild Card Playof, underdogs Denver Broncos defeat Pittsburgh Steelers 29–23 with Tim Tebow connecting with Demaryius Thomas on an 80-yard touchdown pass on first scrimmage play of overtime

Sport awardFootball Awards

Jan 9 FIFA Ballon d'Or: Barcelona forward Lionel Messi wins award for a record 3rd consecutive year; Japanese midfielder Homare Sawa wins women's award

Football Star Lionel Messi
Football Star
Lionel Messi
  • Jan 9 College Football, 14th BCS National Championship, Louisiana Superdome, New Orleans: #2 Alabama beats #1 LSU, 21-0

Sports record brokenNBA Record

Jan 17 LeBron James becomes youngest player in NBA history to record 20,000 career points during the Miami Heat's 92-75 victory over Golden State; James, 28 years, 17 days, passes Kobe Bryant, 29 years, 122 days

Basketball Player LeBron James
Basketball Player
LeBron James
  • Jan 22 AFC Championship, Gillette Stadium, Foxborough: New England Patriots beat Baltimore Ravens, 23-20
  • Jan 22 NFC Championship, Candlestick Park, SF: New York Giants beat San Francisco 49ers, 20-17 (OT)

Sport awardTennis Open

Jan 28 Australian Open Women's Tennis: Victoria Azarenka becomes first Belarusian player to win Grand Slam singles title; beats Maria Sharapova of Russia 6-3, 6-0

Tennis Player Maria Sharapova
Tennis Player
Maria Sharapova
  • Jan 29 NFL Pro Bowl, Aloha Stadium, Honolulu, HI: AFC beats NFC, 59-41; MVP: Brandon Marshall, Miami Dolphins, WR

Sport awardAustralian Tennis Open

Jan 29 100th Australian Open Men's Tennis: Novak Đoković beats Rafael Nadal 5-7, 6-4, 6-2, 6-7, 7-5; longest Grand Slam singles final in duration in the Open Era, 5 hours 53 minutes

Tennis Champion Novak Đoković
Tennis Champion
Novak Đoković
Tennis Champion Rafael Nadal
Tennis Champion
Rafael Nadal
  • Jan 29 59th NHL All-Star Game, Scotiabank Place, Ottawa: Team Chara beats Team Alfredsson, 12-9; Marián Gáborík, NY Rangers, LW

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 29 American snowboarder Shaun White achieves the first ever SuperPipe perfect score (100) in Winter X Games history

Snowboarder Shaun White
Snowboarder
Shaun White
  • Feb 2 NHL player Sam Gagner becomes the first player to scores eight points in one game for the Edmonton Oilers against the Chicago Blackhawks since 1989
  • Feb 5 Super Bowl XLVI, Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, IN: New York Giants beat New England Patriots, 21-17; MVP: Eli Manning, New York, QB

Sport awardSuper Bowl

Feb 5 Flavor Flav and Elton John appear in a Pepsi Co. ad during Super Bowl XLVI

Rapper & TV star Flavor Flav
Rapper & TV star
Flavor Flav
Singer Elton John
Singer
Elton John
  • Feb 17 Approximately 70 ancient Olympic artifacts are stolen from the Archaeological Museum of Greece
  • Feb 26 61st NBA All-Star Game, Amway Centre, Orlando, FL: West beats East, 152-149; MVP: Kevin Durant, OKC Thunder, F
  • Feb 28 54th Daytona 500: Rain affected race stopped for 2 hours because of fuel on track; Matt Kenseth leads for final 34 laps to win
  • Mar 2 Major League Baseball confirms the postseason will be expanded from 8 to 10 teams, with an extra wild card team in each league
  • Mar 2 NFL establishes existence of a bounty program at the New Orleans Saints 2009-11; players given incentives to injure opposition; coach Sean Payton is suspended for 2012 season
  • Mar 10 33rd Big East Men's Basketball Tournament: Louisville beats Cincinnati, 50-44
  • Mar 11 59th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: #17 Florida State beats #4 North Carolina, 85-82
  • Mar 11 53rd SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: Vanderbilt beats Kentucky, 71-64

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 16 Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar becomes first cricketer to score 100 international centuries

Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar
Cricketer
Sachin Tendulkar
  • Mar 17 Bolton Wanderer footballer Fabrice Muamba collapses and is rushed to hospital during a live football match against Tottenham Hotspur
  • Mar 17 Wales beats France, 16-9 at Millennium Stadium, Cardiff to wrap up the Grand Slam and win the Six Nations Rugby Championship; Welsh fullback Leigh Halfpenny kicks 3 penalties and a conversion
  • Mar 18 Superleague Greece football match between Olympiacos and Panathinaikos is abandoned after fans set fire to Athens' Olympic Stadium
  • Mar 21 Sergio Agüero & Samir Nasri score to give Manchester City 2-1 win over Chelsea at City of Manchester Stadium; EPL record 20th consecutive home win; streak ends with 3-3 draw v Sunderland 31/3
  • Apr 1 Kraft Nabisco Championship Women's Golf, Mission Hills CC: Sun-Young Yoo wins sudden-death playoff on 1st extra hole after I.K. Kim misses a one-foot putt on the 72nd hole for the win
  • Apr 2 74th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Kentucky defeats Kansas, 67-59; Wildcats guard Doron Lamb, 22 points
  • Apr 3 31st NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: Baylor beats Notre Dame, 80-61; Lady Bears' second National title
  • Apr 5 A three-run homer by J.P. Arencibia off Jairo Asencio gives the Toronto Blue Jays a 7-4 win over the Cleveland Indians; 16 inning game duration a MLB Opening Day record
  • Apr 8 76th US Masters Tournament, Augusta National GC: Bubba Watson wins on the second hole of a sudden-death playoff with South African Louis Oosthuizen
  • Apr 14 165th Grand National: Daryl Jacob wins aboard Neptune Collonges; beats Sunnyhillboy in a photo finish and the closest ever GN finish
  • Apr 16 116th Boston Marathon: Kenyan double; Wesley Korir wins men's section in 2:12:40; Sharon Cherop first woman in 2:31:50
  • Apr 21 Chicago White Sox pitcher, Philip Humber, pitches the 21st MLB perfect game against the Seattle Mariners

  • Apr 22 30 year old woman collapses and dies during London Marathon
  • Apr 23 38,000 London Marathon entrants have their home and email contacts published in a data protection breach
  • Apr 26 NFL Draft: Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck first pick by Indianapolis Colts
  • Apr 30 Manchester City defeat Manchester United 1-0 in what is claimed to be the biggest match in the English Premier League's history
  • May 1 Guggenheim Partners make the largest ever purchase of a sports franchise after buying the Los Angeles Dodgers for $2.1 billion
  • May 2 Barcelona football player Lionel Messi breaks the European goal-scoring record with 68 goals
  • May 5 138th Kentucky Derby: Mario Gutierrez aboard Ill Have Another wins in 2:01.83
  • May 5 English FA Cup Final, Wembley Stadium, London (89,102): Chelsea beats Liverpool, 2–1; Didier Drogba scores winner for Blues' 7th title
  • May 13 Manchester City win the English Premier League for the first time
  • May 13 Manchester City beats QPR 3-2 at City of Manchester Stadium to win English Premier League title on goal difference from Manchester United; Citizens recover from 2–1 down with 2 stoppage-time goals; first EPL title decided on goal difference
  • May 13 PGA Players Championship, TPC at Sawgrass: Matt Kuchar wins by 2 strokes ahead of Ricky Fowler, Zach Johnson, Martin Laird and Ben Curtis
  • May 19 137th Preakness: Mario Gutierrez aboard Ill Have Another wins in 1:55.94
  • May 19 UEFA Champions League Final, Munich: Chelsea beats Bayern Munich, 4-3 on penalties after a 1–1 draw at the end of extra time; Blues' first title
  • May 22 NHL Western Conference Finals: Los Angeles Kings beat Phoenix Coyotes, 4 games to 1
  • May 25 NHL Eastern Conference Finals: New Jersey Devils beat New York Rangers, 4 games to 2
  • May 27 Indianapolis 500: Dario Franchitti wins in 2:58.51.2532 (269.934 km/h)
  • May 27 IPL Cricket Final, M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai: Kolkata Knight Riders beat Chennai Super Kings by 5 wickets; Manvinder Bisla top scores, 89 (48)
  • May 30 Vishwanathan Anand wins his fifth World Chess Championship
  • Jun 1 New York Mets pitcher Johan Santana pitches a no-hitter against the St. Louis Cardinals

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Jun 3 Tiger Woods claims his 73rd PGA tour victory with a 2 stroke win over Andrés Romero & Rory Sabbatini in the Memorial Tournament at Muirfield Village GC; equals Jack Nicklaus's record

  • Jun 4 MLB Draft: Puerto Rico Academy & HS shortstop Carlos Correa first pick by Houston Astros
  • Jun 9 144th Belmont: John Velazquez aboard Union Rags wins in 2:30.42
  • Jun 10 LPGA Championship Women's Golf, Locust Hill CC: Shanshan Feng of China wins by 2 strokes ahead of Eun-Hee Ji, Stacy Lewis, Mika Miyazato and Suzann Pettersen
  • Jun 10 French Open Women's Tennis: Maria Sharapova wins her first French title; beats Sara Errani of Italy 6-3, 6-2

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 10 The Tradition Senior Men's Golf, Shoal Creek G&CC: Defending champion Tom Lehman wins by 2 strokes from Bernhard Langer of Germany and Taiwan's Lu Chien-soon

Golfer and Two-Time Masters Champion Bernhard Langer
Golfer and Two-Time Masters Champion
Bernhard Langer
  • Jun 11 Stanley Cup Final, Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA : LA Kings defeat New Jersey Devils, 6-1 for 4-2 series win; first SC title in Kings' 45-year history

Sport awardTennis Open

Jun 11 French Open Men's Tennis: Rafael Nadal beats Novak Đoković 6-4, 6-3, 2-6, 7-5; 3rd straight French title for Nadal

Tennis Champion Rafael Nadal
Tennis Champion
Rafael Nadal
Tennis Champion Novak Đoković
Tennis Champion
Novak Đoković
  • Jun 13 San Francisco Giants' Matt Cain pitches first perfect game in the franchise's history against the Houston Astros
  • Jun 17 US Open Men's Golf, Olympic Club, SF: American Webb Simpson wins his first major title, 1 stroke ahead of runners-up Graeme McDowell and Michael Thompson
  • Jun 21 Miami Heat win the 2012 NBA finals after defeating the Oklahoma City Thunder 4 games to one
  • Jun 21 66th NBA Championship: Miami Heat beat Oklahoma City Thunder, 4 games to 1
  • Jun 22 NHL Draft: Sarnia Sting (OHL) right wing Nail Yakupov first pick by Edmonton Oilers
  • Jun 24 Female athletes will be allowed to compete for Saudi Arabia at the Olympics for the first time
  • Jun 28 NBA Draft: Kentucky center Anthony Davis first pick New Orleans Pelicans
  • Jul 1 UEFA European Championship Final, Olympic Stadium, Kiev, Ukraine: Spain crush Italy, 4-0 to retain their title
  • Jul 1 Senior Players Championship Men's Golf, Fox Chapel GC: Joe Daley wins his lone career major title by 2 strokes from Tom Lehman
  • Jul 5 Harness racing trainer/driver Dave Palone sets a new North American record for wins when he drives Herculotte Hanover to the winner's circle for his 15,181st career victory

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 7 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Serena Williams beats Agnieszka Radwańska of Poland 6-1, 5-7, 6-2 to win her 5th Wimbledon singles crown; 5 hours later teams with sister Venus to win doubles title

Tennis Player Serena Williams
Tennis Player
Serena Williams

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 8 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Roger Federer wins 7th Wimbledon and 17th Grand Slam title; beats Andy Murray 4-6 7-5 6-3 6-4

Tennis Champion Roger Federer
Tennis Champion
Roger Federer
Tennis Champion Andy Murray
Tennis Champion
Andy Murray
  • Jul 8 US Open Women's Golf, Blackwolf Run: Na Yeon Choi of South Korea wins her first major championship, 4 strokes ahead of compatriot Amy Yang
  • Jul 10 83rd All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 8-0 at Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City
  • Jul 11 20th ESPY Awards: LeBron James, Brittney Griner win

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 11 Steve Nash is traded by the Phoenix Suns to the Los Angeles Lakers

Basketball Player Steve Nash
Basketball Player
Steve Nash
  • Jul 13 Financially troubled Scottish football club, Rangers, is voted into the third division
  • Jul 15 US Senior Open Men's Golf, Indianwood G &CC: Englishman Roger Chapman wins by 2 strokes ahead of Bernhard Langer, Fred Funk, Corey Pavin & Tom Lehman
  • Jul 22 British Open Men's Golf, Royal Lytham & St. Annes: South African Ernie Els wins his 2nd Claret Jug, 1 stroke ahead of runner-up Adam Scott of Australia
  • Jul 22 99th Tour de France won by Bradley Wiggins of Great Britain
  • Jul 22 Hashim Amla smashes 311 not out in South Africa's inning and 12 run 1st Test win over England at The Oval; first South African to score a triple-century in Test cricket
  • Jul 25 The 2012 Summer Olympics begin (Opening ceremony 27th)

OlympicsOlympic Games

Jul 27 Queen Elizabeth II opens the 30th Olympics in London, United Kingdom (with some help from 007)

Queen of the United Kingdom Elizabeth II
Queen of the United Kingdom
Elizabeth II

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Jul 29 British Senior Open Men's Golf, Turnberry: Fred Couples wins by 2 strokes from fellow American Gary Hallberg

Golfer and Masters Champion Fred Couples
Golfer and Masters Champion
Fred Couples
  • Jul 30 General Motors (Chevrolet) sign a record breaking 7 year $559 million sponsorship deal with EPL club Manchester United

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 31 Germany wins London Olympic equestrian eventing final; daughter of Princess Anne, Zara Phillips part of GB silver medal winning team

Daughter of Princess Anne Zara Phillips
Daughter of Princess Anne
Zara Phillips

OlympicsOlympic Gold

Jul 31 Michael Phelps becomes the greatest medal winner in Olympic history as part of the winning American 4 x 200m freestyle relay team in London; Phelps' 19th career Olympic medal and 15th overall gold

  • Aug 1 8 female badminton doubles players are disqualified from the 2012 Summer Olympics for attempting to manipulate the draw by throwing matches
  • Aug 1 American Nathan Adrian clocks 47.52 in winning the 100m freestyle gold at the London Olympics, his first swim under 48 seconds
  • Aug 1 Great Britain collects its first ever gold medal in women's rowing with Heather Stanning and Helen Glover in the coxless pairs at the London Olympics
  • Aug 1 Bradley Wiggins' win in the London Olympics cycling time trial gives him the most aggregate medals (7) of any British Olympian (4 gold, 1 silver, 2 bronze)
  • Aug 2 American swimmer Michael Phelps wins an unprecedented third consecutive gold medal in the 200m individual medley in 1:54.27 at the London Olympics

Weddings in Sport

  • Jun 30 Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick (32) weds longtime girlfriend Kijfa Frink at the Fontainebleau resort in Miami Beach, Florida
  • Jul 4 NFL wide receiver Chad Johnson (34) weds "Basketball Wives" TV personality Evelyn Lozada in Saint Martin
  • Jul 26 NBA guard Rafer Alston (36) weds "Basketball Wives" star Ashley Walker at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida
  • Nov 2 BMX icon TJ Lavin weds longtime fiancee Roxanne Siordia (32) in Las Vegas
  • Nov 3 Olympic gymnast Carly Patterson (24) weds Mark Caldwell (27) at the Main Street Garden Park in Dallas, Texas
  • Nov 9 Tennis player James Blake (32) weds publicist Emily Snider (37) Del Mar, California

LoveWedding of Interest

Nov 13 Soccer goalkeeper and a double Olympic gold medalist Hope Solo (31) weds former NFL tight end Jerramy Stevens (33) in Washington

Football Star Hope Solo
Football Star
Hope Solo
  • Dec 1 Philadelphia Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard (33) weds Philadelphia Eagles cheerleader Krystle Campbell in Maui, Hawaii
  • Dec 1 Minnesota Twins baseball catcher Joe Mauer (29) weds Maddie Bisanz at Nativity of Our Lord Catholic Church in St. Paul, Minnesota
  • Dec 12 Basketball player Amare Stoudemire (30) weds Alexis Welch in Manhattan
  • Dec 17 Minnesota Vikings football quarterback Christian Ponder (25) weds ESPN reporter Samantha Steele (27) in Hudson, Wisconsin

Divorces in Sport

  • Jun 14 New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton (48) divorces Beth Shuey due to conflict of personalities after nearly 20 years of marriage
  • Aug 14 "Basketball Wives" TV personality Evelyn Lozada divorces NFL wide receiver Chad Johnson (34) due to irretrievably broken marriage only 41 days after getting married

Deaths in Sport

  • Jan 1 Bob Anderson, English Olympic fencer and renowned film fight choreographer, dies at 90
  • Jan 9 Brian Curvis, British boxer and 1960 welterweight champion, dies from leukemia at 74
  • Jan 17 Marty Springstead, American Major League baseball umpire and umpire supervisor, dies of heart attack at 74
  • Jan 22 Joe Paterno, American college hall of football coach (Penn State) and Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of 1986, dies from lung cancer at 85
  • Jan 29 Goody Petronelli, American boxing trainer and manager, dies at 88
  • Feb 1 Angelo Dundee, American boxing trainer and cornerman, dies at 90
  • Feb 10 Geoffrey Cornish, Canadian golf course architect, dies at 97
  • Feb 10 Adolfo Schwelm Cruz, Argentine racing driver, dies at 88
  • Feb 13 Freddie Solomon, American football wide receiver, dies from colon and liver cancer at 59
  • Feb 16 Gary Carter, American Hall of Fame baseball catcher dies from brain tumor at 57
  • Mar 3 Dave Charnley, British lightweight boxer (Dartford Destroyer), dies at 72
  • Mar 3 Alex Webster, American football coach (NY Giants), dies at 80
  • Mar 4 Don Mincher, American Major League Baseball 1st baseman, dies at 73
  • Mar 4 Runako Morton, West Indian cricketer, dies in a traffic collision at 33
  • Mar 7 Włodzimierz Smolarek, Polish soccer player (FC Utrecht), dies at 54
  • Mar 10 Julio Gonzalez, Mexican light heavyweight boxer (WBO Champion 2003-2004), dies from a hit and run at 35
  • Mar 10 Richard White, New Zealand rugby union player, dies at 86
  • Mar 13 Jock Hobbs [Michael], New Zealand Rugby Union chairman and All Black, dies from leukemia at 52
  • Mar 15 Dave Philley, American Major League Baseball switch-hitter, dies at 91
  • Mar 16 Estanislao Basora, Spanish footballer (The Monster of Colombes, 22 caps for Spain, 301 matches for Barcelona), dies at 85
  • Mar 20 Mel Parnell [Melvin], American Major League Baseball pitcher, dies from cancer at 89
  • Mar 24 Jocky Wilson, Scottish world champion darts player, dies at 62
  • Mar 25 Bert Sugar, American sports writer, dies from a cardiac arrest at 74
  • Mar 28 Harry Crews, American writer and actor (Indian Runner), dies from neuropathy at 76
  • Mar 29 Bill Jenkins, American Hall of Fame drag racer and engineer, dies at 81
  • Mar 30 Viktor Kosichkin, Russian speed skater and 1960 Olympic gold medalist, dies at 74
  • Apr 1 Giorgio Chinaglia, Italian soccer star, dies from heart attack at 65
  • Apr 9 Mark Lenzi, American springboard diver (Olympic gold 1992), dies at 43
  • Apr 14 Émile Bouchard, Canadian ice hockey player, dies at 92
  • Apr 15 Murray Rose, Australian Olympic gold winning swimmer, dies from leukemia at 73
  • Apr 15 Joan Tozzer, American figure skater, dies at 90
  • Apr 19 Valeri Vasiliev, Soviet ice hockey defenceman (2x Olympic gold, dies at 62
  • Apr 23 LeRoy T. Walker, American CEO (US Olympic Committee), dies at 93
  • Apr 27 Bill Skowron, American MLB player, dies from lung cancer at 81
  • May 2 Junior Seau, NFL inside linebacker, commits suicide at 43
  • May 11 Dorothea Hochleitner, Austrian giant slalom (Olympic bronze 1956), dies at 86
  • May 19 Bob Boozer, College/Basketball Hall of Fame forward (Olympic gold 1960), dies of a brain aneurysm at 75
  • May 30 Jack Twyman, American Hall of Fame basketball player, dies from complications from blood cancer at 78
  • Jun 11 Teofilo Stevenson, Cuban Heavyweight boxer, dies from a heart attack at 60
  • Jun 18 Alketas Panagoulias, Greek footballer and coach, dies at 78
  • Jun 22 Fernie Flaman [Ferdinand], Canadian Hall of Fame NHL player, dies at 85
  • Jun 23 Alan McDonald, Northern Irish footballer, dies from an apparent heart attack at 48
  • Jun 26 Ann Curtis, American Olympic swimmer, dies at 86
  • Jul 1 Loyd Gentry, American thoroughbred trainer (Kentucky Derby 1967 Proud Clarion), dies of heart failure at 86
  • Jul 2 Ben Davidson, American actor (Rhino-Ball Four, Code R) and football player, dies from prostate cancer at 72
  • Jul 4 Jimmy Bivins [James], American Hall of Fame boxer, dies from pneumonia at 92
  • Jul 13 Jerzy Kulej, Polish light welterweight boxer and politician, dies from a heart attack at 71
  • Jul 20 Dorothy Germain Porter, American golfer (US Curtis Cup winning captain 1966), dies at 88
  • Aug 4 Arnie Risen, Basketball Hall of Fame center (4-time NBA All Star), dies at 87
  • Aug 6 Dan Roundfield, American basketball forward (3-time NBA All Star), dies of drowning at 59
  • Aug 13 Johnny Pesky, American baseball player and manager, dies at 92
  • Aug 23 Steve Van Buren, American Hall of Fame NFL halfback, dies from pneumonia at 91
  • Aug 28 Norm Dussault, American-Canadian ice hockey player (Montreal Canadiens), dies at 86
  • Sep 6 Art Modell [Arthur Bertram], American businessman (Cleveland Browns, Baltimore Ravens, Modells Stores), dies from heart failure at 87 (b. 1925)
  • Sep 11 Sergio Livingstone, Chilean football player and journalist, dies from natural causes at 92
  • Sep 18 Jack Kralick, American MLB pitcher, dies from complications from strokes at 77
  • Sep 23 Corrie Sanders, South African boxer, shot dead at 46
  • Sep 30 Barbara Ann Scott, Canadian figure skater (Olympic gold 1948, World champion 1947-48), dies at 84
  • Oct 10 Alex Karras, American NFL player, dies from kidney failure at 77
  • Oct 11 John Junior "Champ" Summers, American MLB player, dies from kidney cancer at 66
  • Oct 13 Helmut Haller, German footballer, dies from Parkinson's disease and dementia at 73
  • Oct 14 Kyle Bennett, American BMX racer, dies in a traffic collision at 33
  • Oct 16 Eddie Yost, American MLB player, dies from cardiovascular disease at 86
  • Oct 19 Fiorenzo Magni, Italian professional road racing cyclist, dies from an aneurysm at 91
  • Oct 22 Wilson Whineray, New Zealand All Black rugby player (1957-65), dies at 77
  • Oct 24 Margaret Osborne DuPont, American tennis player (6-time Grand Slam singles winner), dies at 94
  • Oct 24 Jeff Blatnick, American wrestler (Olympic gold 1984), dies at 55
  • Oct 25 John Connelly, English footballer (20 English caps), dies from cancer at 74
  • Oct 31 Konstantin Vyrupayev, Soviet wrestler (Greco-Roman Bantamweight Olympic Gold 1956), dies at 82
  • Nov 1 Pascual Perez, Dominican baseball player, bludgeoned to death at 55
  • Nov 2 Milt Campbell, American decathlete (Olympic gold 1956), dies from prostate cancer and diabetes at 78
  • Nov 3 Tommy Goodwin, British track cyclist, dies at 91
  • Nov 6 M-16 [Ernest Mateen], American cruiserweight boxing champion, dies at 46
  • Nov 7 Carmen Basilio, American world welter and middleweight boxing champion, dies from pneumonia at 85
  • Nov 8 Lee MacPhail, American Baseball Hall of Fame executive (AL President), dies at 95
  • Nov 14 Brian Davies, Australia Rugby League player, dies at 82
  • Nov 16 Bob Scott, New Zealand Rugby player, dies at 91
  • Nov 18 Elena Donaldson-Akhmilovskaya, Russian Woman Grandmaster of chess, dies from brain cancer at 55
  • Nov 20 William Grut, Swedish pentathlete, dies at 98
  • Nov 24 Héctor Camacho, Puerto Rican professional boxer, dies from gunshot injuries at 50
  • Nov 25 David Sexton, English football manager, dies at 82
  • Nov 27 Marvin Miller, American baseball executive (Major League Baseball Players Association 1966-1982), dies at 95
  • Nov 29 Merv Pregulman, American NFL line backer (Green Bay Packers), dies at 90
  • Nov 30 Munir Malik, Pakistani cricket pace bowler (3 Tests 1959-62), dies at 78
  • Dec 1 Jovan Belcher, American football linebacker, commits suicide by gunshot at 25
  • Dec 4 Miguel Calero, Colombia footballer, dies from cerebral thrombosis at 41
  • Dec 9 Alexander Moulton, English engineer and bicycle designer (folding bicycle), dies at 92
  • Dec 11 Colleen Walker, American golfer (du Maurier Classic 1997), dies of cancer at 56
  • Dec 14 Klaus Köste, German gymnast, dies at 69
  • Dec 19 Larry Morris, American NFL player, dies at 79
  • Dec 22 Arkady Vorobyov, Russian middle heavyweight (Olympic gold 1956, 60), dies at 88
  • Dec 25 Othmar Schneider, Austrian skier (Olympic gold 1952), dies at 84

Person of interestTony Greig

Dec 29 Tony Greig, English cricket captain, all-rounder (1972-77) and commentator, dies from a heart attack at 66

Cricketer and Commentator Tony Greig
Cricketer and Commentator
Tony Greig