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August 2017 in Sports History

Events in Sport


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Aug 3 Brazilian soccer forward Neymar transfers from FC Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain for a world-record transfer fee of €222 on a 5-year deal

Footballer Neymar
Footballer
Neymar

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Aug 5 Jamaican sprint super-star Usain Bolt finishes 3rd behind Justin Gatlin and Christian Coleman in his final individual race, the 100m at IAAF World Championships in London

Olympic Sprinter Usain Bolt
Olympic Sprinter
Usain Bolt
  • Aug 5 Super Rugby Final, Ellis Park: Canterbury Crusaders (NZ) travel to Johannesburg and beat Lions, 25-17 for their 8th SR title
  • Aug 6 British Open Women's Golf, Kingbarns GC: South Korean In-Kyung Kim wins by 2 strokes from Jodi Ewart Shadoff of England
  • Aug 7 England breaks 19-year drought in home Test cricket series against South Africa; beat Proteas by 177 in 4th Test at Old Trafford; Moeen Ali 75no and 5/69
  • Aug 12 Usain Bolt injures himself in his very last race, the men's 4x100m relay, Jamaica misses gold at world championships
  • Aug 13 PGA Championship Men's Golf, Quail Hollow GC: Justin Thomas wins his first major by 2 shots from Francesco Molinari, Patrick Reed & Louis Oosthuizen
  • Aug 20 Solheim Cup Women's Golf, Des Moines G & CC: US retains Cup 16½- 11½; down by 5, Europe can only halve the singles 6-6
  • Aug 26 Women's Rugby World Cup: New Zealand Black Ferns defeat England 41-32 in the final in Belfast
  • Aug 26 Manchester City scores a 2-1 win at Bournemouth to start EPL record 18 game winning streak; Raheem Sterling scores for City but is sent off with 2 yellow cards in injury time

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Aug 27 Former five-weight world boxing champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. defeats MMA fighter Conor McGregor in his debut match in the 10th round in Las Vegas

  • Aug 27 Canadian Open Women's Golf, Ottawa Hunt GC: Park Sung-hyun of South Korea wins by 2 from Mirim Lee

Deaths in Sport

  • Aug 5 Doug Insole, English cricketer (England batsman of the 50's, nine Tests), dies at 91
  • Aug 6 Darren Daulton, American baseball catcher (MLB All-Star 1992, 93, 95; World Series 1997; Silver Slugger Award 1992; Philadelphia Phillies), dies of brain cancer at 55
  • Aug 6 Betty Cuthbert, Australian athlete, 100m/200m/400m dash (Olympic gold 1956, 64), dies at 79
  • Aug 22 Rafael "Felo" Ramírez, Cuban-American Spanish language sports announcer (Miami Marlins), dies at 94
  • Aug 28 Bobby Boyd, American NFL cornerback (5 × All-Pro 1964–1968; NFL interceptions leader 1965; Baltimore Colts), dies of bladder cancer at 79