On This Day

August 2014 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Aug 1 Indiana Pacers NBA super-star Paul George suffers a gruesome compound fracture of his lower right leg in a Team USA scrimmage
  • Aug 2 Super Rugby Final, ANZ Stadium, Sydney: NSW Waratahs win their first SR title in a nail-biting 33-32 home effort against New Zealand's Canterbury Crusaders

Sport awardPGA Championship

Aug 10 PGA Championship Men's Golf, Valhalla GC: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland wins his second PGA C'ship by 1 shot from Phil Mickelson

  • Aug 17 LPGA Championship Women's Golf, Monroe GC: Defending champion Inbee Park of South Korea beats runner-up Brittany Lincicome on 1st hole of a sudden-death playoff for her 5th major title
  • Aug 24 Canadian Open Women's Golf, London Hunt CC: Ryu So-yeon wins by 2 from fellow South Korean Na Yeon Choi

AgreementAgreement of Interest

Aug 26 Burger King agrees to purchase Canadian donut chain Tim Hortons for $11.4 billion

NHL Star and Businessman Tim Horton
NHL Star and Businessman
Tim Horton

Weddings in Sport

  • Aug 30 NBA basketball star Dwyane Wade (32) weds actress Gabrielle Union (41) at Miami's Chateau Artisan castle

Deaths in Sport

  • 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 Licia Albanese, Italian-American operatic soprano (NY Metropolitan Opera, 1940-66), dies at 105
  • Aug 15 Jerry Lumpe, American baseball player, dies at 81
  • Aug 29 Björn Waldegård, Swedish rally driver (World Rally Championship 1979), dies from cancer at 70