April 2015 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Apr 6 77th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Duke beats Wisconsin 68-63
  • Apr 7 34th NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: Connecticut beats Notre Dame 63-53
  • Apr 11 168th Grand National: Leighton Aspell aboard Many Clouds wins

Sport awardGolf Major

Apr 12 79th Masters Golf Tournament: Jordan Spieth wins, shooting a 270

Professional Golfer Jordan Spieth
Professional Golfer
Jordan Spieth
  • Apr 17 James Anderson becomes the highest wicket-taking bowler in England's test cricket history
  • Apr 20 119th Boston Marathon: Lelisa Desisa Benti of Ethiopia 1st man in 2:09:17 and Caroline Rotich of Kenya 1st woman in 2:24:55
  • Apr 26 35th London Marathon: Kenyan Eliud Kipchoge & Ethiopian Tigist Tufa win
  • Apr 30 NFL Draft: Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston first pick by Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Weddings in Sport


HeartWedding of Interest

Apr 11 Pro tennis player Andy Murray (28) weds Kim Sears at Dunblane Cathedral in Scotland

Tennis Champion Andy Murray
Tennis Champion
Andy Murray

Deaths in Sport

  • Apr 1 Eddie LeBaron, American football player, dies at 85
  • Apr 4 Elmer Lach, Canadian professional ice hockey player, dies at 97

Person of interestRichie Benaud

Apr 10 Richie Benaud, Australian cricket captain, broadcaster (62 Tests, 248 wickets), dies of skin cancer at 84

Cricketer and Commentator Richie Benaud
Cricketer and Commentator
Richie Benaud
  • Apr 20 Bob St. Clair "The Geek", American football player, dies at 84
  • Apr 29 Calvin Peete, PGA golfer (12 PGA wins), dies at 71