April 2013 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Apr 6 166th Grand National: Ryan Mania aboard Auroras Encore wins
  • Apr 8 75th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Louisville beats Michigan 82-76
  • Apr 9 32nd NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: Connecticut beats Louisville 93-60
  • Apr 14 77th Masters Golf Tournament: Adam Scott wins, shooting a 279
  • Apr 15 Boston Marathon bombings: 3 people are killed and 183 injured after two explosions near the finish line
  • Apr 15 117th Boston Marathon: Lelisa Desisa Benti of Ethiopia 1st man in 2:10:22 and Rita Jeptoo of Kenya 1st woman in 2:26:25
  • Apr 20 5 snowboarders are killed by an avalanche in Loveland Pass, Colorado
  • Apr 21 Tsegaye Kebede and Priscah Jeptoo win the 2013 London Marathon
  • Apr 22 Manchester United defeat Aston Villa to claim the 2012/2013 English Premier League
  • Apr 23 West Indian cricketer, Chris Gayle, smashes the fastest century in history (30 balls)
  • Apr 25 NFL Draft: Central Michigan offensive tackle Eric Fisher first pick by Kansas City Chiefs

Weddings in Sport

HeartWedding of Interest

Apr 27 NBA great Michael Jordan (50) weds 2nd wife model Yvette Prieto at Episcopal Church of Bethesda-by-the-Sea in Palm Beach, Florida

Basketball Superstar Michael Jordan
Basketball Superstar
Michael Jordan

Deaths in Sport

  • Apr 1 Nicolae Martinescu, Romanian Olympic wrestling champion, dies at 73
  • Apr 4 Ian Walsh, Australian rugby league player, dies at 80
  • Apr 11 Grady Hatton, American baseball player and manager, dies from natural causes at 90
  • Apr 12 Robert Byrne, American grand chess master, dies from Parkinson’s disease at 84

Person of interestPat Summerall

Apr 16 Pat Summerall, American NFL player and sportscaster, dies from cardiac arrest at 82

CBS, Fox, and ESPN Sportscaster Pat Summerall
CBS, Fox, and ESPN Sportscaster
Pat Summerall
  • Apr 19 Mike Denness, Scottish cricketer, dies from cancer at 72
  • Apr 20 Nosher Powell, English actor and boxer, dies at 84
  • Apr 24 Larry Felser, American sports columnist, dies at 80
  • Apr 25 Rick Camp, American MLB pitcher, dies of natural causes at 59