On This Day

June 2017 in Sports History

Events in Sport

Sports History

Jun 3 UEFA Champions League Final, Cardiff: Cristiano Ronaldo scores twice as defending champions Real Madrid thrash Juventus, 4-1 for 12th title; Juventus loses 5th consecutive final

  • Jun 6 Scooter Gennet hits four home runs in Cincinnati Reds 13-1 victory at home against St. Louis Cardinals, 17th player to do so

Sports History

Jun 9 Tennis player Venus Williams is involved in a car accident that leads to death of another passenger in Palm Beach, Florida; police later clear her of fault

  • Jun 10 French Open Women's Tennis: Jeļena Ostapenko upsets Simona Halep 4–6, 6–4, 6–3 to claim her 1st Grand Slam title; first Latvian to win a Grand Slam singles title
  • Jun 10 149th Belmont Stakes: Jose Ortiz aboard Tapwrit wins in 2:30.02

French Open Men's Tennis

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 11 Stanley Cup Final, Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, TN: Pittsburgh Penguins defeat Nashville Predators, 2-0 for 4-2 series win; Penguins back-to-back champions
  • Jun 12 NBA Finals: Golden State Warriors beat defending champion Cleveland Cavaliers, 129-120 in Game 5 to win series, 4-1; first time same teams had met for third consecutive year; MVP: Kevin Durant
  • Jun 12 MLB Draft: JSerra Catholic HS, CA shortstop Royce Lewis first pick by Minnesota Twins
  • Jun 13 Warriors win 2nd NBA title in 3 years over the Cavaliers (129-120)
  • Jun 14 Bernie Sanders supporter opens fire at Republican politicians practising baseball near Washington, D.C., injuring 4
  • Jun 18 Pakistan defeat India to win cricket's Champions Trophy at the Oval in London by 180 runs, Fakhar Zaman scores 114 runs
  • Jun 18 US Open Men's Golf, Erin Hills GC: Brooks Koepka wins his first major title by 4 strokes from Brian Harman and Hideki Matsuyama

Sports History

Jun 20 Tiger Woods checks into a clinic to manage his pain medication and sleep disorder, following his arrest for driving under the influence

  • Jun 22 NBA Draft: Washington point guard Markelle Fultz first pick by Philadelphia 76ers
  • Jun 23 NHL Draft: Halifax Mooseheads (QMJHL) center Nico Hischier first pick by New Jersey Devils
  • Jun 24 World record for highest altitude football match ever played at 18,799ft on Mount Kilimanjaro by women's international team
  • Jun 26 America's Cup: Emirates Team New Zealand defeat Oracle Team USA 7-1 in Bermuda, Peter Burling (26) youngest ever helmsman

Sports History

Jun 27 Tennis star Serena Williams poses pregnant and nude for the cover of "Vanity Fair"


Deaths in Sport

  • Jun 1 Roberto De Vicenzo, Argentine golfer (British Open 1967; US Masters 1968 runner-up), dies at 94
  • Jun 1 Jack McCloskey, American basketball coach (Portland Trail Blazers 1972-74) and executive (GM Detroit Pistons NBA C'ship 1989, 90), dies from Alzheimer's disease at 91
  • Jun 3 Jimmy Piersall, American baseball outfielder (MLB All Star 1954, 56; his bipolar disorder subject book & film, "Fear Strikes Out"), dies at 87
  • Jun 22 Hervé Filion, Canadian harness racing driver (World Driving C'ship 1970; Harness Tracks of America Driver of the Year 1969-74, 76, 78, 81, 89), dies of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at 77