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Year 2017 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Jan 28 Australian Open Women's Tennis: Serena Williams defeats older sister Venus Williams 6–4, 6–4 for her 7th Australian title and record 23rd Grand Slam event singles victory
  • Mar 14 World's oldest golf club Muirfield in Scotland, votes to admit women as members for 1st time in 273 years
  • Jun 11 French Open Men's Tennis: Spaniard Rafael Nadal beats Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland 6–2, 6–3, 6–1; becomes first man to win French title 10 times
  • Jun 26 America's Cup: Emirates Team New Zealand defeat Oracle Team USA 7-1 in Bermuda, Peter Burling (26) youngest ever helmsman
  • Jul 16 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Roger Federer beats Marin Čilić 6-3, 6-1, 6-4 for a record 8th Wimbledon men's title
  • Jul 22 South African golfer Branden Grace records lowest round for a men's major championship - 62 in 3rd round at British Open, Royal Birkdale, England
  • Aug 3 Brazilian soccer forward Neymar transfers from FC Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain for a world-record transfer fee of €222M on a 5-year deal
  • Sep 19 New MLB record for most home runs in a season, no. 5,694 hit by Alex Gordon of the Kansas City Royals
  • Nov 8 Brazilian surfer Rodrigo Koxa breaks the world record for surfing the biggest-ever wave at 24.4m at Nazaré, Portugal
  • Dec 5 Russia is banned from the next Winter Olympics in South Korea over state-sponsored doping
  • Dec 7 Ballon d'Or: Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo wins his 5th award to equal Lionel Messi's record; 2nd consecutive win for Ronaldo
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Sports Stars Married in 2017

  • Mar 26 FIFA Women's World Cup champion Julie Beth Johnston (25) weds NFL player Zach Ertz (26) in Santa Barbara, California
  • Apr 14 Actress and model Nicky Whelan (36) weds former NFL player-turned-actor Kerry Rhodes (34) at the Beverly Hills Hotel in Los Angeles
  • May 6 Olympic diver Tom Daley (23) weds Oscar-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black at Bovey Castle in Devon, England

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