July 2013 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Jul 2 Reds pitcher Homer Bailey no-hits SF Giants 3-0 in Cincinnati, his second no-hitter in 10 months
  • Jul 6 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Bob & Mike Bryan beat Ivan Dogic & Marcelo Melo to be the only pair to hold all 4 majors and Olympic gold medal at same time
  • Jul 6 British & Irish Lions Rugby Union team thrash Australia 41-16 in Sydney for a 2-1 series win, their first against the Wallabies since 1997
  • Jul 6 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: In her last appearance at a major Marion Bartoli of France beats German Sabine Lisicki 6-1, 6-4 for her only Grand Slam title

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 7 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Andy Murray beats Novak Đoković 6-4. 7-5. 6-4 to become the first British man to win a Wimbledon singles title since 1936

Tennis Champion Andy Murray
Tennis Champion
Andy Murray
Tennis Champion Novak Đoković
Tennis Champion
Novak Đoković
  • Jul 15 18 people are killed and 47 are injured in a riot following a boxing match in Indonesia
  • Jul 16 84th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 3-0 at Citi Field, New York

Sport awardSports Awards

Jul 17 21st ESPY Awards: LeBron James, Serena Williams win

Basketball Player LeBron James
Basketball Player
LeBron James
Tennis Player Serena Williams
Tennis Player
Serena Williams

Sport awardGolf Major

Jul 21 British Open Golf, Muirfield: Phil Mickelson wins his 5th major, by 3 strokes from Henrik Stenson of Sweden

  • Jul 21 100th Tour de France won by Chris Froome of Great Britain

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 22 Mike Babcock is again named head coach of Team Canada, this time for the 2014 Winter Olympics (they would repeat as gold medalists)

NHL Coach Mike Babcock
NHL Coach
Mike Babcock

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 29 British Open Seniors Golf, Royal Birkdale: American Mark Wiebe wins in a playoff with Bernhard Langer of Germany

Golfer and Two-Time Masters Champion Bernhard Langer
Golfer and Two-Time Masters Champion
Bernhard Langer

Weddings in Sport

  • Jul 6 Actress Elisha Cuthbert (30) weds ice hockey player Dion Phaneuf at St James Catholic Church in Summerfield, Canada

Deaths in Sport

  • Jul 1 John Stanford, American college baseball coach/administrator (Middle Tennessee), dies at 77
  • Jul 14 Matt Batts, American MLB player, dies at 91
  • Jul 15 Earl Gros, American NFL running back (Green Bay), dies at 72
  • Jul 16 Torbjorn Falkanger, Norwegian ski jumper who took the Olympic oath in 1952, dies at 85
  • Jul 19 Phil Woosnam, Welsh footballer and manager, dies from complications from prostate cancer and Alzheimer's disease at 90
  • Jul 19 Bert Trautmann, German footballer, dies from heart failure at 89
  • Jul 22 Lawrie Reilly, Scottish footballer, dies at 84
  • Jul 23 Djalma Santos, Brazilian footballer, dies from complications from pneumonia at 84
  • Jul 23 Emile Griffith, American boxer, (world welterweight, middleweight & junior middleweight champion), dies of dementia complications at 75
  • Jul 28 George Scott, American MLB player, dies at 69
  • Jul 28 Frank Castillo, American MLB player, drowns at 44
  • Jul 29 Christian Benítez, Ecuadorian soccer striker (Ecuador 58 caps), dies from heart failure at 27