March 2013 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Mar 9 Bernard Hopkins defeats Tavoris Cloud to win IBF light heavyweight title

Laureus Awards

Mar 11 Laureus World Sports Awards, Municipal Theater, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: Sportsman: Usain Bolt; Sportswoman: Missy Franklin; Team: FC Bayern Munich

  • Mar 15 Patrick Chan of Canada wins the men’s 2013 World Figure Skating Championships
  • Mar 16 34th Big East Men's Basketball Tournament: Louisville beats Syracuse, 78-61
  • Mar 16 Kim Yu-Na of South Korea wins the women’s 2013 World Figure Skating Championships
  • Mar 16 Wales routs England by a record 30-3 at Millennium Stadium, Cardiff to retain their Six Nation Rugby Championship; Welsh winger Alex Cuthbert scores 2 tries and fullback Leigh Halfpenny lands 4/4 penalties
  • Mar 17 54th SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: Ole Miss beats Florida, 66-63
  • Mar 17 60th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: Miami beats North Carolina, 87-77
  • Mar 21 Martin Gould defeats Ali Carter to win the snooker 2013 Championship League
  • Mar 24 Scotland defeats Sweden to win the 2013 World Women's Curling Championship

Sports History

Mar 25 Golfer Tiger Woods returns to his world number one ranking


Weddings in Sport

  • Mar 24 Motorcycle mogul Jesse James (43) weds drag racer Alexis DeJoria in Malibu, California

Deaths in Sport

  • Mar 1 Sammy Guillen, West Indian cricket wicket-keeper (5 Tests West Indies & 3 Tests New Zealand), dies at 88
  • Mar 5 Calvin Fowler, American basketball point guard (Olympic gold 1968 co-captain; Saint Francis University), dies at 73
  • Mar 6 Sabine Bischoff, German fencer (Olympic gold 1984), dies at 54
  • Mar 13 Ducky Detweiler, American MLB player, dies at 94
  • Mar 15 Terry Lightfoot, British clarinetist and bandleader (New Orleans Jazzmen), dies at 77
  • Mar 19 Bud Palmer, American basketball player (NY Knicks) and sportscaster, dies at 91
  • Mar 22 Pietro Mennea, Italian sprinter (200m world record), dies from cancer at 60
  • Mar 23 Virgil Trucks, American baseball pitcher (World Series 1945 Detroit Tigers; MLB All Star 1949, 54), dies at 95
  • Mar 25 Lou Sleater, American MLB pitcher, dies from lung disease at 86
  • Mar 26 Tom Boerwinkle, American NBA player, dies at 67
  • Mar 27 Hjalmar Andersen, Norwegian speed skater, dies from trauma due to a fall at 90
  • Mar 28 Soraya Jiménez, Mexican weightlifter, dies from a heart attack at 70
  • Mar 30 Bob Turley, American MLB pitcher, 1951-63, (New York Yankees, and 3 other teams), 3X All-Star, Cy Young and World Series MVP, 1958, dies from liver cancer at 82