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Year 2014 in Sports History

Events in Sport

Events 1 - 100 of 188

  • Jan 1 Dutchman Michael van Gerwen wins his first PDC World Darts Championship beating Peter Wright of Scotland, 7-4; first time no Englishman in the final
  • Jan 1 100th Rose Bowl: #4 Michigan State beats #5 Stanford, 24-20
  • Jan 1 43rd Fiesta Bowl: #15 UCF beats #6 Baylor, 52-42
  • Jan 1 New Zealand cricket batsman Corey Anderson smashes a record century off just 36 balls in the Black Caps' 159 run ODI win over the West Indies in Queenstown; finishes on 131 not out off 47 balls
  • Jan 2 80th Sugar Bowl: #11 Oklahoma beats #3 Alabama, 45-31
  • Jan 3 80th Orange Bowl: #12 Clemson beats #7 Ohio State, 40-35
  • Jan 4 Hopman Cup Tennis, Perth: France wins first title; Alizé Cornet & Jo-Wilfried Tsonga beat Poland's Agnieszka Radwańska & Grzegorz Panfil 6-0, 6-2 to clinch 2-1 victory
  • Jan 6 College Football, 16th BCS National Championship, Rose Bowl, Pasadena: #1 Florida State beats #2 Auburn, 34-31
  • Jan 9 Yaya Toure wins African Footballer of the Year
  • Jan 12 Stephen Bunting and Lisa Ashton win the 2014 BDO World Darts Championship

Sport awardFootball Awards

Jan 13 FIFA Ballon d'Or: Real Madrid & Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo ends Lionel Messi's domination of award; FFC Frankfurt goalkeeper Nadine Angerer takes women's award

Football Star Cristiano Ronaldo
Football Star
Cristiano Ronaldo
Football Star Lionel Messi
Football Star
Lionel Messi
  • Jan 15 LA Dodgers sign pitcher Clayton Kershaw to the biggest deal in baseball history, a 7-year, $215 million package averaging $30.7 million per season
  • Jan 19 AFC Championship, Mile High Stadium, Denver: Denver Broncos beat New England Patriots, 26-16
  • Jan 19 NFC Championship, CenturyLink Field, Seattle: Seattle Seahawks beat San Francisco 49ers, 23-17

Sport awardAustralian Open Women's Tennis

Jan 25 Australian Open Women's Tennis: Li Na of China becomes first Asian Australian champion; beats Dominika Cibulková of Slovakia 7-6, 6-0

Tennis Player Li Na
Tennis Player
Li Na

Sport awardAustralian Men's Tennis Open

Jan 26 Australian Open Men's Tennis: Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland wins his first major title; beats Rafael Nadal 6-3, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3

Tennis Champion Rafael Nadal
Tennis Champion
Rafael Nadal

  • Jan 26 NFL Pro Bowl, Aloha Stadium, Honolulu, HI: Team Rice beats Team Sanders, 22-21; MVPs: Nick Foles, Philadelphia, QB; Derrick Johnson, KC Chiefs, LB
  • Jan 29 Cristiano Ronaldo becomes the 1st non-Spanish player to captain Real Madrid, making his 500th appearance for the club

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 1 Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning becomes all-time record-holder for MVP trophies, winning his 5th at the NFL Honours in New York; also 2013 Offensive Player of the Year

NFL Quarterback Peyton Manning
NFL Quarterback
Peyton Manning
  • Feb 1 Ray Guy (Oakland/LA Raiders) becomes second pure kicker, and first pure punter to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 1 American businessman and lawyer Adam Silver becomes the 5th NBA Commissioner

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver
NBA Commissioner
Adam Silver
  • Feb 2 Super Bowl XLVIII, MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ: Seattle Seahawks beat Denver Broncos, 42-8; MVP: Malcolm Smith, Seattle, LB
  • Feb 7 XXII Winter Olympic Games open in Sochi, Russia
  • Feb 8 Ole Einar Bjørndalen equals the Winter Olympics medal record with 12
  • Feb 8 Netherlands sweeps the medals in the men's 5,000m speed skating at the Sochi Winter Olympics; Sven Kramer retains title (Vancouver (2010) ahead of team mates Jan Blokhuijsen and Jorrit Bergsma
  • Feb 8 Slopestyle snowboarding event makes Olympic debut at Sochi Winter Games; American Sage Kotsenburg is inaugural men's gold medallist
  • Feb 8 Justine and Chloe Dufour-Lapointe claim gold and silver medals in the moguls freestyle skiing event at the Sochi Winter Olympics; first Canadian sisters to stand together on the podium
  • Feb 9 Slopestyle snowboarding event makes Olympic debut at Sochi Winter Games; American Jamie Anderson is inaugural women's gold medallist
  • Feb 9 Slovak biathlete Anastasiya Kuzmina retains her Olympic 7.5k sprint title (Vancouver 2010) at the Sochi Winter Games
  • Feb 9 Olympic teams figure skating event debuts in Sochi with Russia taking the gold medal; pairs champions Tatiana Volosozhar and Maxim Trankov win first of 2 gold at the Games
  • Feb 10 Netherlands sweeps the medals in the men's 500m speed skating at the Sochi Winter Olympics; Michel Mulder wins gold ahead of team mates Jan Smeekens and Ronald Mulder
  • Feb 10 Canadian short track speed skater Charles Hamelin wins his 3rd career Olympic gold medal in the 1,500m in Sochi; Vancouver (2010) 500m and 5,000m relay champion
  • Feb 10 German alpine skier Maria Höfl-Riesch retains her Olympic combined title (Vancouver 2010) when she Nicole Hosp beats of Austria by 0.4s

OlympicsOlympic Gold

Feb 10 After winning Vancouver (2010) Olympic moguls title, Canadian freestyle skier Alexandre Bilodeau wins 2nd consecutive Olympic gold medal in Sochi; beats team mate Mikaël Kingsbury

Two Time Olympic Gold Medalist Alexandre Bilodeau
Two Time Olympic Gold Medalist
Alexandre Bilodeau
  • Feb 11 Slopestyle freestyle skiing event makes Olympic debut at Sochi Winter Games; Canadian Dara Howell is inaugural women's gold medallist
  • Feb 12 Tatyana Volosozhar and Maksim Trankov win the Olympic gold in pairs figure skating

  • Feb 12 Switzerland’s Dominique Gisin and Tina Maze of Slovenia tie for gold in the women’s downhill event at 1:41.57s at the Sochi Winter Games; first-ever dead-heat in Olympic alpine skiing
  • Feb 12 German Nordic combined skier Eric Frenzel wins the 1st of 3 career Olympic gold medals in Individual normal hill/10 km event in Sochi; wins event again Pyeongchang and long hill 4 x 5k relay
  • Feb 13 Polish cross country skier Justyna Kowalczyk follows her Vancouver (2010) Olympic women's 30k classical title with a gold medal in the 10k classical in Sochi
  • Feb 13 Slopestyle freestyle skiing event makes Olympic debut at Sochi Winter Games; American Joss Christensen is inaugural men's gold medallist
  • Feb 13 French biathlete Martin Fourcade wins his 2nd gold medal of the Sochi Winter Olympics in the individual competition; also claims the pursuit title
  • Feb 13 Women's luge singles champion Natalie Geisenberger and men's doubles winners Tobias Wendl & Tobias Arlt earn their 2nd Olympic gold medals in Sochi in team relay event; Germany sweeps 4 events
  • Feb 13 Japanese figure skater Yuzuru Hanyu is first to break 100 points barrier in the short program (101.45 points) at the Sochi Winter Olympics, on way to the men's singles gold medal
  • Feb 14 Britain's Lizzy Yarnold wins her first of 2 consecutive Olympic women's skeleton gold medals in Sochi; also wins event in Pyeongchang (2018)
  • Feb 14 For the first time in men's figure skating, all 3 Olympic singles medalists are of Asian descent; Yuzuru Hanyu (Japan) gold, Patrick Chan (Canada) and Denis Ten (Kazakhstan)
  • Feb 14 Swiss cross country skier Dario Cologna wins his 2nd gold medal of the Sochi Winter Olympics in the 15k classical; also wins 30k skiathlon
  • Feb 15 World champion Aleksandr Tretyakov of Russia wins the men's skeleton gold medal at his home Sochi Winter Olympics
  • Feb 15 Polish ski jumper Kamil Stoch wins his 2nd gold medal of the Sochi Winter Olympics in the men's large hill event; also wins normal hill gold

Sport awardNBA All-Star Game

Feb 16 63rd NBA All-Star Game, Smoothie King Centre, New Orleans, LA: East beats West, 163-155; MVP: Kyrie Irving, Cleveland Cavaliers, G

NBA Player Kyrie Irving
NBA Player
Kyrie Irving
  • Feb 16 Netherlands sweeps the medals in the women's 1,500m speed skating at the Sochi Winter Olympics; Jorien ter Mors wins gold ahead of team mates Ireen Wüst and Lotte van Beek
  • Feb 16 At age 36, American Bode Miller becomes the oldest medalist in Olympic alpine skiing history when he ties for bronze in the super-G in Sochi
  • Feb 17 Belarusian biathlete Darya Domracheva wins her 3rd gold medal of the Sochi Winter Olympics in the mass start; also wins individual and pursuit gold
  • Feb 17 American pair Meryl Davis and Charlie White win the first Olympic gold medal for the US in ice dance at the Sochi Winter Games
  • Feb 17 Belarus takes the aerials double at the Sochi Winter Olympics when Anton Kushnir wins the men's event; Alla Tsuper claims the women's section
  • Feb 18 Netherlands sweeps the medals in the men's 1,000m speed skating at the Sochi Winter Olympics; Jorrit Bergsma wins gold ahead of team mates Sven Kramer and Bob de Jong
  • Feb 18 American snowboarder David Wise wins first of 2 consecutive Olympic halfpipe gold medals in Sochi; wins again in Pyeongchang (2018)
  • Feb 19 Norwegian biathletes Ole Einar Bjørndalen (sprint gold) and Emil Hegle Svendsen (mass start gold), each win their 2nd gold medal of the Sochi Winter Olympics in the mixed relay
  • Feb 19 Canadian team Kaillie Humphries and Heather Moyes win their second consecutive Olympic 2-woman bobsleigh gold medal at the Sochi Winter Games
  • Feb 19 Czech speed skater Martina Sáblíková retains her Olympic 5,000m title (Vancouver 2010) in Sochi; also Vancouver 3,000m gold
  • Feb 19 After winning the combined gold in Turin (2006), American alpine skier Ted Ligety has to wait 8 years for his next Olympic success, gold in the giant slalom in Sochi
  • Feb 20 France sweeps the medals in the men's ski cross at the Sochi Winter Olympics; Jean-Frédéric Chapuis takes the gold ahead of team mates Arnaud Bovolenta and Jonathan Midol
  • Feb 20 Marie-Philip Poulin scores in overtime to lead Canada to a 3-2 win over the US and 4th consecutive Olympic women's ice hockey gold medal at the Sochi Winter Games
  • Feb 20 Canada beats Sweden, 6-3 in final to become first women's curling team to go through the Olympics undefeated as they win Sochi gold medal; first Manitoba based team to win Olympic gold
  • Feb 20 Adelina Sotnikova convincingly wins the women's singles figure skating gold medal at the Sochi Winter Olympics for Russia's first title in the ladies event
  • Feb 20 After winning the individual large hill 10k Nordic combined title Jørgen Graabak of Norway wins his 2nd gold medal of the Sochi Winter Olympics in the team large hill / 4 x 5 km relay
  • Feb 21 Canada take the curling double at the Sochi Winter Olympics beating Great Britain, 9-3 in the final; also win women's gold medal
  • Feb 21 Park Seung-hi wins Olympic women's 1,000m short track speed skating gold medal in Sochi for her 2nd gold medal of the Games; 3,000m relay winner
  • Feb 21 Viktor An of Russia wins 6th career Olympic short track speed skating gold medal as part of the 5,000m relay team in Sochi; 2nd gold of the day (500m) and 3rd of Games (1,000m)
  • Feb 22 Norway sweeps the medals in the women's 30k cross country skiing at the Sochi Winter Olympics; Marit Bjørgen wins her 6th career gold ahead of team mates Therese Johaug and Kristin Størmer Steira
  • Feb 22 Snowboard Olympic parallel special slalom event debuts and is run for the only time at the Sochi Winter Games; Russian Vic Wild and Julia Dujmovits of Canada win unique gold medals
  • Feb 22 Dutch speed skaters Jorien ter Mors (1,500m champion) and Ireen Wüst (3,000m winner) each claim their 2nd gold medal of the Sochi Winter Olympics as part of the women's pursuit team
  • Feb 22 At age 34, Mario Matt of Austria becomes the oldest champion in Olympic alpine skiing history with the slalom gold medal at Sochi
  • Feb 22 After winning the men's parallel giant slalom at the Sochi Winter Olympics, Russian snowboarder Vic Wild wins his 2nd gold in the parallel slalom
  • Feb 23 56th Daytona 500: Dale Earnhardt Jr. breaks a 55-race winless streak to win his 2nd Great American Race
  • Feb 23 XXII Winter Olympic Games close in Sochi, Russia
  • Feb 23 Russia sweeps the medals in the men's 50k cross country skiing at the Sochi Winter Olympics; Alexander Legkov wins gold ahead of team mates Maxim Vylegzhanin and Ilia Chernousov

OlympicsOlympic Gold

Feb 23 Canada wins the Olympic ice hockey double with a 3-0 victory over Sweden in the men's gold medal game in Sochi; first team to finish the tournament undefeated since 1984

NHL Star John Tavares
NHL Star
John Tavares
  • Mar 15 35th Big East Men's Basketball Tournament: Providence beats Creighton, 65-58
  • Mar 15 Ireland edges France, 22-20 at Stade de France, Saint-Denis to beat England on points difference and win Six Nations Rugby Championship; final international match for Ireland centre Brian O'Driscoll with record 141 caps
  • Mar 16 61st ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: #6 Virginia beats #7 Duke, 72-63
  • Mar 16 55th SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: Florida beats Kentucky, 61-60

AgreementContract of Interest

Mar 18 Phil Jackson signs a five-year contract to be president of the New York Knicks

NBA Coach Phil Jackson
NBA Coach
Phil Jackson

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 26 Laureus World Sports Awards, Istana Budaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: Sportsman: Sebastian Vettel; Sportswoman: Genzebe Dibaba; Team: Germany Men's National Football team

Formula 1 Driver Sebastian Vettel
Formula 1 Driver
Sebastian Vettel
  • Apr 5 167th Grand National: Leighton Aspell wins aboard Pineau de Re; sixth French-bred horse to win the GN
  • Apr 5 Minnesota manager Ron Gardenhire picks up the 1,000th win of his MLB career as the Twins score a 7 - 3 victory over the Cleveland Indians
  • Apr 6 ICC Women's Cricket T20 World Cup, Dhaka: captain Meg Lanning's 44 from 30 balls leads Australia to 106/4; beat England 105/8 to win by 6 wickets (with 29 balls remaining); 3rd consecutive T20 WC
  • Apr 6 Kraft Nabisco Championship Women's Golf, Mission Hills CC: 19 year old Lexi Thompson shoots a bogey-free final round 68 to win her first major title, 3 strokes ahead of Michelle Wie
  • Apr 7 76th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Connecticut beats Kentucky, 60-54; 2nd time a school has won both men's & women's Div I national titles in same year

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 8 Mike Babcock wins his 414th career game as head coach of the Detroit Red Wings, becoming the winningest coach in Red Wings history (passing Jack Adams)

NHL Coach Mike Babcock
NHL Coach
Mike Babcock
  • Apr 8 33rd NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: Connecticut beats Notre Dame, 79-58; 2nd time a school has won both men's & women's Div I national titles in same year
  • Apr 13 Kenyan Wilson Kipsang wins the London Marathon

Sport awardUS Masters Golf

Apr 13 78th US Masters Tournament, Augusta National GC: Bubba Watson wins his 2nd Masters, 3 shots ahead of runners-up Jonas Blixt and Jordan Spieth

Professional Golfer Jordan Spieth
Professional Golfer
Jordan Spieth

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Apr 13 Manny Pacquiao defeats Timothy Bradley to regain his WBO welterweight boxing title

  • Apr 21 118th Boston Marathon: American Meb Keflezighi men's champion in 2:08:37; Rita Jeptoo of Kenya wins her 2nd women's title in 2:18:57
  • Apr 22 David Moyes is sacked as manager of Manchester United
  • May 3 140th Kentucky Derby: Victor Espinoza aboad California Chrome wins in 2:03.66

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 5 World Snooker Championship: Briton Mark Selby beats countryman Ronnie O'Sullivan 18-14, the first of 3 world titles

Snooker Player Ronnie O'Sullivan
Snooker Player
Ronnie O'Sullivan
  • May 8 NFL Draft: South Carolina outside linebacker Jadeveon Clowney first pick by Houston Texans
  • May 11 PGA Players Championship, TPC at Sawgrass: German Martin Kaymer leads after each round to win by 1 stroke ahead of Jim Furyk; first 8-figure purse in golf with winner's share $1.8 million

Weddings in Sport

  • Jan 30 NBA player Baron Davis (34) weds CAA agent Isabella Brewster (31) in a secret ceremony
  • Jun 12 The Band Perry singer Kimberly Perry weds Texas Rangers catcher J.P. Arencibia (28) in Greeneville, Tennessee
  • Aug 30 NBA basketball star Dwyane Wade (32) weds actress Gabrielle Union (41) at Miami's Chateau Artisan castle

LoveWedding of Interest

Dec 31 Olympic gold medalist soccer player Alex Morgan (25) weds Houston Dynamo midfielder Servando Carrasco (26) in Santa Barbara, California

Soccer Player Alex Morgan
Soccer Player
Alex Morgan

Deaths in Sport

  • Jan 5 Eusébio da Silva Ferreira, Portuguese footballer (top goalscorer-1966 World Cup), dies from heart failure at 71
  • Jan 5 Jerry Coleman, American MLB 2nd baseman, dies from complications from brain bleeding and surgery at 89
  • Jan 12 Gyula Torok, Hungarian Olympic Champion Boxer, dies at 75
  • Jan 13 Bobby Collins, Scottish footballer, dies at 82
  • Jan 19 Bert Williams, English footballer (Wolverhampton, 30 caps), dies at 93
  • Jan 26 Tom Gola, American basketball player, dies at 81
  • Feb 1 Luis Aragonés, Spanish soccer forward (11 caps; Atlético Madrid) and manager (Spain 2004-08; Atlético Madrid, Barcelona), dies from leukemia at 75
  • Feb 3 Louise Brough, American tennis player (Wimbledon 1948-50, 55), dies at 90
  • Feb 6 Ralph Kiner, American Baseball Hall of Fame left fielder (NL home run leader 1946–52; 6×MLB All-Star; Pittsburgh Pirates) and sportscaster (NY Mets), dies at 91
  • Mar 6 Ron Murphy, Canadian NHL player, dies at 80
  • Mar 20 Hilderaldo Bellini, Brazilian footballer, dies from complications from a heart attack at 83
  • Mar 21 Jack Fleck, American golfer (US Open 1955), dies at 92
  • Mar 23 Carmelo Bossi, Italian light middleweight boxer (Olympic silver 1960), dies at 74

Person of interestHobart "Hobie" Alter

Mar 29 Hobart "Hobie" Alter, surf and sailing entrepreneur and pioneer who created the Hobie Cat, dies of cancer at 80

  • Apr 9 Bertha Tickey, American softball pitcher (Hall of Fame 1973), dies at 91
  • Apr 11 Bill Henry, American baseball player (Boston Red Sox, Cincinnati Reds), dies from a heart attack at 86
  • Apr 12 Hal Smith, American baseball player (St. Louis Cardinals), dies at 82
  • Apr 12 Beverly Hanson, American golfer (3 LPGA major titles), dies of Alzheimer's & COPD at 89
  • Apr 20 Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, American boxer whose murder convictions were overturned after 19 years in prison, dies of prostate cancer at 76
  • Apr 25 Earl Morrall, American football player, dies from complications from Parkinson's disease at 79
  • Apr 28 Jack Ramsay, American Hall of Fame basketball coach (Portland Trail Blazers, 1977 NBA Champions), dies from cancer at 89
  • May 1 Juan de Dios Castillo, Mexican soccer coach (Honduras, Copa Centroamericana 2011), dies of skin cancer at 63
  • May 6 Jimmy Ellis, American boxer & WBA heavyweight champion, dies from dementia at 74
  • May 9 Mel Patton, American sprinter, double Olympic champion, dies at 89
  • May 11 Reg Gasnier, Australian Rugby League Hall of Fame centre and captain (36 Tests; 3 World Cup; St. George), dies at 74
  • May 19 Jack Brabham AO, OBE, Australian auto racer and team owner (World F1 champion 1959-60, 66), dies of liver disease at 88
  • May 20 Phil Sharpe, English cricketer, dies at 77
  • May 24 David Allen, English cricketer (England off-spinner of 60's), dies at 78
  • Jun 4 Don Zimmer, American baseball manager, dies from heart failure as a complication from cardiac surgery at 83
  • Jun 5 Chris Burger, South African cricketer (South African batsman v Australia 1957-58), dies at 78
  • Jun 9 Bob Welch, American baseball pitcher (AL Cy Young Award 1990; Oakland A's; World Series 1981, 89, 2001), dies from a broken neck at 57
  • Jun 10 Gary Gilmour, Australian cricket all-rounder (15 Tests, 54 wickets, top score 101), dies of liver problems exacerbated by a fall at 62

Person of interestChuck Noll

Jun 13 Chuck Noll, NFL head coach (Pittsburgh Steelers), dies of natural causes at 82

NFL Head Coach Chuck Noll
NFL Head Coach
Chuck Noll
  • Jun 14 Rodney Thomas, American NFL running back, dies at 41
  • Jun 16 Tony Gwynn, American Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder (8-time NL batting champion), dies of salivary gland cancer at 54
  • Jun 18 Michael Frederick, Barbadian cricketer (one Test WI v England 1954, scored 0 & 30), dies at 87
  • Jun 28 Jim Brosnan, American baseball player and writer (Long Season), dies at 84
  • Jul 7 Alfredo Di Stéfano, Argentine-Spanish soccer forward, coach (Spain 31 caps, Real Madrid), dies of a heart attack at 88
  • Jul 14 Alice Coachman, American athlete (Olympic gold high jump 1948), dies of cardiac arrest at 90
  • Jul 28 Jon Erikson, American swimmer 1st to triple cross English Channel (1981), dies at 58
  • Aug 5 Arvind Apte, Indian cricketer (brother of Madhav Scored 8 & 7 in one Test), dies at 79
  • Aug 10 Graham Gedye, New Zealand cricket batsman (4 Tests 1964), dies at 85
  • Aug 15 Jerry Lumpe, American baseball player, dies at 81
  • Aug 29 Bjorn Waldegard, Swedish rally driver, dies from cancer at 70
  • Sep 29 Dan Goossen, American boxing promoter (Michael Nunn, Terry Norris, James Toney), dies of liver cancer at 64
  • Oct 15 Nobby Wirkowski, American-Canadian football player and coach (Toronto Argonauts), dies at 88
  • Oct 26 Jeff Robinson, American baseball player, dies at 52
  • Nov 1 Jackie Fairweather, Australian triathlete (ITU World Championships gold 1996), commits suicide at 46
  • Nov 8 Don Paul, 89, American football player, dies at 89
  • Nov 13 Alvin Dark, American baseball player and manager, dies from Alzheimer's disease at 92
  • Nov 16 Ian Craig, Australian cricket batsman and captain (11 Tests), dies from cancer at 79
  • Nov 17 Ray Sadecki, American MLB player, dies from blood cancer at 73
  • Nov 23 Dorothy May Bundy-Cheney, American tennis player, dies at 98
  • Nov 27 Phillip Hughes, Australian cricketer, dies in a coma after being hit by cricket ball 2 days earlier at 25

Person of interestJean Béliveau

Dec 2 Jean Béliveau, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame center (Hart Trophy 1956, 64; Art Ross Trophy 1956; Conn Smythe Trophy 1965; record 17 Stanley Cups), dies at 83

NHL Legend Jean Béliveau
NHL Legend
Jean Béliveau
  • Dec 2 Josie Cichockyj, British wheelchair athlete (wheelchair racing [WR 5,000m], basketball, tennis, table tennis), dies from cancer at 49
  • Dec 2 Don Laws, American figure skater and coach (Scott Hamilton, Patrick Chan, Tiffany Chin), dies from heart failure at 85
  • Dec 6 Fred Hawkins, American golfer (US Masters 1958 runner-up), dies at 91
  • Dec 16 Ernie Terrell, American boxer (WBA champ 1965-7), dies at 75
  • Dec 25 Geoff Pullar, English cricketer (England opening batsman late 50's early 60's), dies at 79