May 2017 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • May 1 World Snooker Championship: Briton Mark Selby defends title beating John Higgins 18-15, at the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield
  • May 6 143rd Kentucky Derby: Always Dreaming ridden by John Velasquez wins
  • May 20 142nd Preakness Stakes: Javier Castellano aboard Cloud Computing wins in 1 minute 55.98 seconds
  • May 24 UEFA Europa League won by Manchester United 2-0 against Ajax in Stockholm
  • May 27 FA Cup Final: Aaron Ramsey scores 79' winner as Arsenal beats Chelsea 2-1; Arsène Wenger becomes most successful manager in FA Cup history, winning his 7th title
  • May 28 Indianapolis 500: Takuma Sato wins in 3:13:03.3584

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May 29 Tiger Woods is arrested and charged with driving under the influence in Jupiter, Florida

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Weddings in Sport

  • May 6 Olympic diver Tom Daley (23) weds Oscar-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black at Bovey Castle in Devon, England
  • May 13 Former WNBA player Diana Taurasi (34) weds teammate Penny Taylor (36) in Pheonix, Arizona
  • May 14 Retired soccer player Abby Wambach (37) weds best-selling author Glennon Doyle Melton
  • May 19 Roller derby skater Bonnie Thunders weds NFL player Larry English (31) at The Montage in Laguna Beach, California

Deaths in Sport

  • May 1 Sam Mele, American MLB outfielder/manager (Twins record 102 wins 1965), dies at 95
  • May 5 Adolph Kiefer, American swimmer (Olympic gold 100m backstroke 1936), dies at 98
  • May 6 Steven Holcomb, American Bobsledder (Olympic gold 2010), dies at 37
  • May 11 Yale Lary, American NFL safety Hall of Famer (Detroit Lions), dies at 86
  • May 14 Frank Brian, American basketball guard (NBA All Star 1951, 1952), dies at 94
  • May 22 Nicky Hayden, American motorcycle racer (MotoGP Champion 2006), dies after being hit by a car at 35
  • May 23 Cortez Kennedy, American NFL defensive tackle (Seattle Seahawks)dies at 48
  • May 26 Jim Bunning, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher, politician (perfect game vs Mets 1965, Rep. Senator-Ky), dies of a stroke at 85
  • May 26 John Severson, founder of 'Surfer' magazine and artist (known for his depictions of surf culture), dies of cancer at 83