On This Day

May 2013 in Sports History

Events in Sport

Sports History

May 4 Floyd Mayweather Jr. 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)

Sports History

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

Sports History

May 11 Bayern Munich set a new  Bundesliga points record of 91

Football Star Thomas Müller
Football Star
Thomas Müller
  • May 11 English FA Cup Final, Wembley Stadium, London (86,254): Wigan Athletic upsets Manchester City, 1-0; Ben Watson scores 90+1' winner

PGA Players Championship

May 12 PGA Players Championship, TPC at Sawgrass: Tiger Woods wins his second PC, 2 strokes ahead of David Lingmerth, Jeff Maggert and Kevin Streelman

Golfer Tiger Woods
Golfer
Tiger Woods
  • May 18 RC Toulonnais defeat 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

Appointment of Interest

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 UEFA Champions League Final, London: Arjen Robben scores twice as Bayern Munich beats Borussia Dortmund, 2-1 in first all-German final
  • May 26 Indianapolis 500: Tony Kanaan becomes 4th Brazilian to win the race; fastest Indy 500 in history with Kanaan's average speed 187.433 mph; record stands until 2021
  • May 26 Indian Premier League T20 Cricket Final, Eden Gardens, Kolkata: Mumbai Indians beat Chennai Super Kings by 23 runs; Kieron Pollard 60 no (32)
  • May 26 Senior PGA Championship Men's Golf, Bellerive CC: Kōki Idoki of Japan wins his lone PGA event by 2 strokes from Jay Haas and Kenny Perry

Deaths in Sport

  • 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, broadcaster (US Open 1964), dies from multiple infections at 82
  • May 20 Miloslav Kříž, Czech basketball coach (Czech Women's team, German Men's team), dies at 88
  • May 24 Ron Davies, Welsh footballer (29 Welsh caps), dies at 70
  • May 24 Antonio Puchades, Spanish soccer midfielder (23 caps; Valencia 256 games), dies from Alzheimer's disease at 87
  • May 30 Elliot del Borgo, American music educator (SUNY/Crane School of Music, 1966-95) and composer (1980 Winter Olympics), dies at 74