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June 2012 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Jun 1 Johan Santana throws first no-hitter in the New York Mets' 50-year MLB history when he beats the St. Louis Cardinals, 8 - 0

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

Sport awardFrench Open Women's Tennis

Jun 10 French Open Women's Tennis: Maria Sharapova wins her first French title; beats Sara Errani of Italy 6-3, 6-2

Tennis Player Maria Sharapova
Tennis Player
Maria Sharapova

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 awardFrench Open Men's Tennis

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

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Jun 13 San Francisco Giants' Matt Cain pitches first perfect game in the franchise's history against the Houston Astros

Baseball Player José Altuve
Baseball Player
José Altuve
  • 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

Sport awardNBA Finals

Jun 21 NBA Finals: Miami Heat win their second NBA title; beat Oklahoma City Thunder, 121-106 in Game 5; MVP: LeBron James

Basketball Player LeBron James
Basketball Player
LeBron James
  • 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

Weddings in Sport

  • Jun 30 Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick (32) weds longtime girlfriend Kijfa Frink at the Fontainebleau resort in Miami Beach, Florida

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

Deaths in Sport

  • Jun 4 Pedro Borbón, Dominican baseball pitcher (World Series 1975, 76; Cincinnati Reds), dies from cancer at 65
  • Jun 6 Vladimir Krutov, Russian ice hockey forward (Canada Cup 1981; Olympic gold 1984, 88; World C'ship gold 1981, 82, 83, 86, 89; Vancouver Canucks 1989-90), dies from liver failure at 52
  • 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