June 2012 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • 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 9 144th Belmont: John Velazquez aboard Union Rags wins in 2:30.42
  • Jun 10 LPGA Championship, Locust Hill CC: Shanshan Feng of China wins by 2 strokes ahead of Eun-Hee Ji, Stacy Lewis, Mika Miyazato and Suzann Pettersen

Sport awardTennis Open

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
  • 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 111th Men's French Open: Rafael Nadal beats Novak Đoković (6-4, 6-3, 2-6, 7-5)

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 24 Female athletes will be allowed to compete for Saudi Arabia at the Olympics for the first time

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 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