March 2012 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • 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

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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

Deaths in Sport

  • Mar 3 Dave Charnley, British lightweight boxer (Dartford Destroyer), dies at 72
  • Mar 3 Alex Webster, American football coach, 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