On This Day

Year 2013 in Sports History (Part 2)

Events in Sport

  • Aug 4 British Open Women's Golf, St. Andrews: American Stacy Lewis wins her second major, 2 shots ahead of runners-up Na Yeon Choi and Hee Young Park
  • Aug 5 MLB bans New York Yankees infielder Alex Rodriguez for 211 games as a result of the Biogenesis Laboratories scandal
  • Aug 5 Rain intervenes to end the 3rd cricket Test between Australia and England at Old Trafford; England retains the Ashes after winning the first 2 Tests
  • Aug 10 14th Athletics World Championships open at Moscow, Russia
  • Aug 11 PGA Championship Men's Golf, Oak Hill CC: Jason Dufner wins first major title by 2 shots from fellow American Jim Furyk

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Aug 11 Usain Bolt of Jamaica records best time of the year (9.77s) to edge out American Justin Gatlin and win 100m at the World Athletics Championships in Moscow, Russia

Olympic Sprinter Usain Bolt
Olympic Sprinter
Usain Bolt
  • Aug 17 14th Athletics World Championships: Usain Bolt wins 200m
  • Aug 18 Solheim Cup Women's Golf, Colorado GC: Europe retain Cup for the first time in record winning margin 18-12; Sweden's Caroline Hedwall becomes first player to win 5 matches in a single competition

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Aug 25 Canadian Open Women's Golf, Royal Mayfair GC: New Zealand amateur Lydia Ko successfully defends her title by 5 shots from Karine Icher

Golfer Lydia Ko
Golfer
Lydia Ko
  • Sep 1 Gareth Bale transfers from Tottenham Hotspur FC to Real Madrid for an estimated world record fee of £85.3 million (€100 million)

Sport awardUS Open Women's Tennis

Sep 8 US Open Women's Tennis: Serena Williams successfully defends her title; beats Victoria Azarenka of Belarus 7-5, 6-7, 6-1

Tennis Player Serena Williams
Tennis Player
Serena Williams

Sport awardUS Men's Tennis Open

Sep 9 US Open Men's Tennis: Spaniard Rafael Nadal wins his second US title; beats Novak Đoković 6-2, 3-6, 6-4, 6-1

Tennis Champion Rafael Nadal
Tennis Champion
Rafael Nadal
Tennis Champion Novak Đoković
Tennis Champion
Novak Đoković
  • Sep 13 Jim Furyk fires 12-under-par 59 in the 2nd round of the BMW Championship at Conway Farms GC in Lake Forest, Illinois, becoming just the 6th player to shoot sub-60 in a PGA Tour event
  • Sep 15 Evian Championship Women's Golf, Evian Resort GC: Suzann Pettersen of Norway wins by 2 strokes over New Zealand amateur Lydia Ko; first time event has major title status
  • Sep 20 Alex Rodriquez sets new MLB record with 24 Grand Slam home runs for the New York Yankees
  • Sep 25 Oracle Team USA defeats Team New Zealand 9-8 to win the America's Cup

  • Oct 5 In an all-Russian boxing contest, Wladimir Klitschko beats Alexander Povetkin in 12 round unanimous points decision in Moscow to retain his WBA, WBO, IBF, IBO heavyweight titles
  • Oct 5 New Zealand beats South Africa, 38-27 in Johannesburg to retain the Rugby Championship with an undefeated record; All Black flanker Liam Messam crosses for 2 tries
  • Oct 6 Presidents Cup Golf, Muirfield Village GC: US wins for 5th successive time with an 18½–15½ victory over the International team
  • Oct 12 Timothy Bradley defeats Juan Manuel Márquez to win the WBA Welterweight boxing title
  • Oct 18 MLB National League Championship: St. Louis Cardinals beat Los Angeles Dodgers, 4 games to 2
  • Oct 19 MLB American League Championship: Boston Red Sox beat Detroit Tigers, 4 games to 2

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Oct 27 German Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel wins the Indian Grand Prix at the Buddh International Circuit to clinch his 4th straight F1 World Drivers Championship; 6th consecutive GP victory

Formula 1 Driver Sebastian Vettel
Formula 1 Driver
Sebastian Vettel
  • Oct 27 American Serena Williams wins her 4th season ending tennis title; beats Li Na of China 2–6, 6–3, 6–0 in the WTA Championship final in Istanbul, Turkey
  • Oct 30 World Series Baseball: Boston Red Sox beat St Louis Cardinals, 6-1 in Game 6 at Fenway Park to win title; MVP: Boston slugger David Ortiz
  • Nov 1 Breeders' Cup Horse Racing, Santa Anita Racetrack; Day 1 winners: London Bridge, Outstrip, Goldencents, Chriselliam, Beholder

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Nov 2 Brazilian surfer Gabriel Medina claims ASP World Junior Title by beating Ramzi Boukhiam of Morocco in a high-scoring final at Joaquina Beach in Florianopolis, Brazil

  • Nov 2 Breeders' Cup Horse Racing, Santa Anita Racetrack; Day 2 winners: Ria Antonia, Dank, Groupie Doll, Mizdirection, New Year's Day, Magician, Secret Circle, Wise Dan, Mucho Macho Man
  • Nov 2 Masahiro Tanaka's record streak of 30 consecutive starts without a loss ends when the Rakuten Golden Eagles' ace is beaten, 4-2, by the Yomiuri Giants in Game 6 of the Japan Baseball Series
  • Nov 3 Nick Foles connects with Riley Cooper 3 times to become 7th passer in NFL history with 7 TD tosses in a game during Philadelphia Eagles’ 49-20 win over the Raiders at Oakland; Foles completes 22 of 28 for 406 yards

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Nov 3 Bobby Orr's autobiography "Orr: My Story" debuts at the #8 position on The New York Times best seller list for nonfiction

Ice Hockey Legend Bobby Orr
Ice Hockey Legend
Bobby Orr
  • Nov 3 Federation Cup Women's Tennis, Cagliari, Italy: Sara Errani of Italy outclasses Russia's Alisa Kleybanova 6-1, 6-1 for an unassailable 3-0 lead (ends 4-0) and 4th title for the home country
  • Nov 3 New York City Marathon: Geoffrey Mutai becomes first repeat winner in 15 years in slow 2:08:24; fellow Kenyan Priscah Jeptoo wins women's race in 2:25:07
  • Nov 10 Spaniard Marc Márquez wins the 2013 MotoGP World Championship to become its youngest ever winner at 20

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Nov 11 Novak Đoković claims back-to-back ATP World Tour Finals tennis titles with a 6-3, 6-4 win over Spaniard Rafael Nadal in the final in London, England

Tennis Champion Novak Đoković
Tennis Champion
Novak Đoković
Tennis Champion Rafael Nadal
Tennis Champion
Rafael Nadal

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Nov 16 Sachin Tendulkar plays his very last cricket match before retiring in Mumbai's Wankhede Stadium against the West Indies

Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar
Cricketer
Sachin Tendulkar

  • Nov 17 102nd Davis Cup: Czech Republic beats Serbia in Belgrade (3-2)
  • Nov 17 German Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel wins record 8th consecutive Formula 1 race with victory in United States Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas
  • Nov 17 Jimmie Johnson wins the NASCAR Sprint Cup for the sixth time

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Nov 22 Norwegian, Magnus Carlsen defeats Viswanathan Anand to win the 2013 World Chess Championship

Chess Grandmaster Magnus Carlsen
Chess Grandmaster
Magnus Carlsen

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Nov 23 Manny Pacquiao defeats American Brandon Rios to win the WBO welterweight title

  • Nov 24 CFL Grey Cup, Taylor Field, Regina: Saskatchewan Roughriders win 4th title; defeat Hamilton Tiger-Cats, 45-23; Roughriders running back Kory Sheets MVP, sets Grey Cup record rushing for 197 yards with 2 TDs
  • Nov 24 German Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel wins season-ending Brazilian Grand Prix; his record 9th straight GP victory; record equalling 13th consecutive GP win; 4th straight World Drivers Championship

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Nov 27 Tiger Woods is named PGA Tour's Player of the Year for the 11th time

Golfer Tiger Woods
Golfer
Tiger Woods
  • Nov 30 14th Rugby League World Cup: Australia beats New Zealand 34-2
  • Nov 30 78th Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 34-28 in Auburn
  • Dec 7 22nd SEC Championship Game: #3 Auburn beats #5 Missouri, 59-42
  • Dec 7 9th ACC Championship Game: #1 Florida State beats #20 Duke, 45-7

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Dec 9 Mike Ditka's #89 jersey is retired by the Chicago Bears

NFL Head Coach Mike Ditka
NFL Head Coach
Mike Ditka
  • Dec 16 79th Heisman Trophy Award: Jameis Winston, Florida State (QB)
  • Dec 17 Australia wins the 3rd test to take win the 2013-14 Ashes test cricket series
  • Dec 28 Chris Weidman defeats Anderson Silva to retain the UFC Middleweight Championship

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Dec 29 7-time world F1 motor racing champion Michael Schumacher suffers a serious head injury in a ski accident in the French Alps; his condition still remains unclear

Formula 1 Driver Michael Schumacher
Formula 1 Driver
Michael Schumacher

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Dec 30 NFL head coach Mike Shanahan is fired by the Washington Redskins

NFL Head Coach Mike Shanahan
NFL Head Coach
Mike Shanahan

Birthdays in Sport


Weddings in Sport


Deaths in Sport

  • Nov 6 Clarence "Ace" Parker, American NFL quarterback (Brooklyn, Boston Yanks), dies at 101
  • Nov 13 Todd Christensen, NFL player (Oakland) and sportscaster, dies from complications during liver transplant surgery at 57
  • Nov 15 Mike McCormack, American NFL offensive tackle (NY Yankees, Cleveland, Philadelphia), dies at 83
  • Nov 16 Arne Pedersen, Norwegian soccer inside forward (40 caps; Fredrikstad), dies at 82
  • Nov 21 Vern Mikkelsen, American HOF basketball player, dies at 85
  • Nov 22 Reg Simpson, English cricket batsman (27 Tests; best 156no v Australia 1951), dies at 93
  • Nov 25 Bill Foulkes, English footballer (Manchester United), dies at 81
  • Nov 27 Nilton Santos, Brazilian footballer, dies from a lung infection at 88
  • Dec 2 Pedro Rocha, Uruguayan soccer midfielder and manager (52 caps; Peñarol, São Paulo F.C.), dies from mesencephalic atrophy at 70
  • Dec 3 Khalid Hasan, Pakistani cricket leg-spin bowler (1 Test; 16 years, 352 days, then youngest Test player), dies at 76
  • Dec 4 McDonald Bailey, British-Trinidadian 100m runner (Olympic bronze 1952), dies at 92
  • Dec 7 Jacob Matlala, South African boxer (WBO, WBU, IBA flyweight champion; shortest world champion ever at 1.47m [4-foot-10]), dies from pneumonia at 51
  • Dec 21 Bronzell Miller, American WLAF linebacker (Amsterdam Admirals), dies at 42
  • Dec 22 Ed Herrmann, American baseball player, dies from prostate cancer at 67
  • Dec 25 Mike Hegan, American baseball player, dies from heart failure at 71
  • Dec 26 Paul Blair, American baseball outfielder (MLB All-Star 1969, 73; World Series 1966, 70, 77-78; Gold Glove Award 1967, 69–75; Baltimore Orioles), dies from a heart attack at 69