April 2012 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Apr 2 74th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Kentucky defeats Kansas 67-59
  • Apr 3 31st NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: Baylor beats Notre Dame 80-61
  • Apr 4 Somalia's National Theatre is struck by a suicide bomber killing ten people including the presidents of the Somali Olympic Committee and Football Federation
  • Apr 8 76th Masters Golf Tournament: Bubba Watson wins, shooting a 278
  • Apr 14 165th Grand National: Daryl Jacob aboard Neptune Collonges wins
  • Apr 16 116th Boston Marathon: Wesley Korir of Kenya 1st man in 2:12:40 and Sharon Cherop of Kenya 1st 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

Deaths in Sport

  • 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 27 Bill Skowron, American MLB player, dies from lung cancer at 81