July 2015 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Jul 4 20th Super Rugby Final: Otago Highlanders beat Wellington Hurricanes 21-14 in Wellington for their first title
  • Jul 4 Chile wins football's Copa América for the first time beating Argentina 4-1 on penalties, 0-0 a.e.t. in Santiago
  • Jul 5 FIFA Women's World Cup Final: Carli Lloyd scores a hat-trick as US beats Japan 5-2 in Vancouver, Canada

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 6 Floyd Mayweather Jr. is stripped of his WBO welterweight boxing title after failing to pay $200k sanctioning fee and vacate his 2 junior middleweight titles

  • Jul 8 The NFL's Washington Redskins have their trademark vacated on the grounds it may cause offence to native Americans

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 11 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Serena Williams becomes oldest winner in Open era (33) beating Garbiñe Muguruza 6-4, 6-4

Tennis Player Serena Williams
Tennis Player
Serena Williams

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 12 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Novak Đoković successfully defends his title beating Roger Federer 7-6, 6-7, 6-4, 6-3

Tennis Champion Novak Đoković
Tennis Champion
Novak Đoković
Tennis Champion Roger Federer
Tennis Champion
Roger Federer
  • Jul 14 86th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 6-3 at Great American Ball Park, Cincinnati
  • Jul 20 144th British Golf Open: American Zach Johnson wins in a four-hole play-off (-1) at St Andrews
  • Jul 25 UCI BMX Supercross series: Niek Kimmann & Stefany Hernandez win the world title
  • Jul 26 102nd Tour de France won by Chris Froome of Great Britain

Weddings in Sport


HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 4 Music legend Billy Joel (66) weds equestrian Alexis Roderick (33) in Long Island

Pianist, songwriter, and composer Billy Joel
Pianist, songwriter, and composer
Billy Joel
  • Jul 12 Former football player Ledley King (35) weds long-term girlfriend Amy Kavanagh at Syon House in West London

Deaths in Sport

  • Jul 2 Charlie Sanders, American football player (Detroit Lions), dies at 68
  • Jul 8 Ken "The Snake" Stabler, NFL quarterback (Oak Raiders, Super Bowl XI), dies at 69
  • Jul 17 Jules Bianchi, French Formula One racing driver, dies from injuries during accident at Japanese Grand Prix in 2014, at 25
  • Jul 28 Clive Rice, South African cricket all-rounder, dies at 66
  • Jul 29 Peter O'Sullevan, British horse racing commentator 'the voice of racing', dies at 97