May 2013 in Sport

Events in Sport

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May 4 Floyd Mayweather defeats Robert Guerrero to retain his WBC Welterweight title

  • May 4 139th Kentucky Derby: Joel Rosario aboard Orb wins in 2:02.89
  • May 8 Sir Alex Ferguson announces his retirement as Manchester United's manager at the end of the season
  • May 9 Everton Manager David Moyes is announced as Sir Alex Ferguson's successor at Manchester United (he only lasts 10 months)

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May 10 Joe Sakic is hired by his former team, the Colorado Avalanche, as Executive Vice President of Hockey Operations

NHL Legend Joe Sakic
NHL Legend
Joe Sakic
  • May 18 RC ToulonnaisĀ defeatĀ ASM Clermont Auvergne to win the rugby Heineken Cup final
  • May 18 138th Preakness: Gary Stevens aboard Oxbow wins in 1:57.54
  • May 19 Sweden defeats Switzerland to win the 2013 World Ice Hockey Championship

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May 23 Patrick Roy is named head coach of the Colorado Avalanche, his former team where he won two Stanley Cups

NHL Goalie and Coach Patrick Roy
NHL Goalie and Coach
Patrick Roy
  • May 25 21st UEFA Champions League Final: Bayern Munich beats Borussia Dortmund 2-1 at London
  • May 26 Golfer Matteo Manassero wins the BMW PGA Championship
  • May 26 Indianapolis 500: Tony Kanaan wins in 2:40:03.4181 (301.644 km/h)

Deaths in Sport

  • May 3 Joe Astroth, American MLB player, dies at 90
  • May 7 George Sauer, Jr., American football player, dies from heart failure at 69
  • May 9 Andrew Simpson, British sailor, dies after a yacht capsize at 36
  • May 11 Jack Butler, American football player, dies from complications from staph infection at 85
  • May 13 Chuck Muncie, American football running back, dies from a heart attack at 60
  • May 13 Vladimir Romanovsky, Soviet sprint canoer, dies at 56
  • May 16 Dick Trickle, American race car driver, commits suicide by gunshot at 71
  • May 17 Ken Venturi, American golfer and sports broadcaster, dies from multiple infections at 82
  • May 24 Ron Davies, Welsh footballer, dies at 70
  • May 24 Antonio Puchades, Spanish footballer (23 caps), dies from Alzheimer's disease at 87