On This Day

June 2014 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Jun 1 IPL Cricket Final, M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore: Kolkata Knight Riders beat Kings XI Punjab by 3 wickets; Manish Pandey, 94 (50)
  • Jun 3 Hashim Amla becomes the first non-white captain of the South African national cricket team
  • Jun 5 MLB Draft: Cathedral Catholic HS (CA) pitcher Brady Aiken first pick by Houston Astros

Sport awardFrench Open Women's Tennis

Jun 7 French Open Women's Tennis: Maria Sharapova of Russia wins her 5th Grand Slam singles title; beats Romanian Simona Halep 6-4, 6-7, 6-4

Tennis Player Maria Sharapova
Tennis Player
Maria Sharapova
  • Jun 7 146th Belmont: Joel Rosario aboard Tonalist wins in 2:28.52

Sport awardFrench Open Men's Tennis

Jun 8 French Open Men's Tennis: Rafael Nadal beats Novak Đoković 3-6, 7-5, 6-2, 6-4; record extending 9th French title; ties Pete Sampras with 14 Grand Slam singles titles

Tennis Champion Rafael Nadal
Tennis Champion
Rafael Nadal
Tennis Champion Novak Đoković
Tennis Champion
Novak Đoković
  • Jun 13 Stanley Cup Final, Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA: LA Kings edge New York Rangers, 3-2 in double OT for a 4-1 series win; second Championship in LA franchise history
  • Jun 15 US Open Men's Golf, Pinehurst Resort: Martin Kaymer of Germany leads wire-to-wire to win his second major title, 8 strokes ahead of runners-up Erik Compton and Rickie Fowler
  • Jun 15 NBA Finals: San Antonio Spurs beat Miami Heat, 104-87 in Game 5 for 5th NBA Championship in franchise history; MVP: Kawhi Leonard
  • Jun 22 US Open Women's Golf, Pinehurst Resort: Michelle Wie wins by 2 shots from Stacy Lewis for her first major title
  • Jun 24 Sidney Crosby wins the Hart Memorial Trophy and the Ted Lindsay Award for the 2014 NHL season

Sport awardFIFA World Cup

Jun 25 Luis Suárez is charged with biting at the 2014 FIFA World Cup

Football Player Luis Suárez
Football Player
Luis Suárez
  • Jun 26 Luis Suárez is expelled from the 2014 FIFA World Cup following his biting incident
  • Jun 26 NBA Draft: Kansas small forward Andrew Wiggins first pick by Cleveland Cavaliers
  • Jun 27 NHL Coyotes franchise changes geographic name from "Phoenix" to "Arizona" after change of ownership

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 29 Senior Players Championship Men's Golf, Fox Chapel GC: Bernhard Langer of Germany beats Jeff Sluman with birdie on 2nd playoff hole; first of Langer's 3 straight Players' titles

Golfer and Two-Time Masters Champion Bernhard Langer
Golfer and Two-Time Masters Champion
Bernhard Langer

Weddings in Sport

  • Jun 12 The Band Perry singer Kimberly Perry weds Texas Rangers catcher J.P. Arencibia (28) in Greeneville, Tennessee

Deaths in Sport

  • Jun 1 Valentin Mankin, Ukrainian yachtsman (Olympic gold, USSR, Finn class 1968), dies at 75
  • 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