May 2017 in Sport

Events in Sport


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May 1 Billy Corgan agrees to purchase theĀ National Wrestling AllianceĀ (NWA)

Musician Billy Corgan
Musician
Billy Corgan
  • 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: Arsenal defeat Chelsea 2-1 at Wembley, London
  • 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

Golfer Tiger Woods
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Tiger Woods

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 5 Adolph Kiefer, American 100m backstroke swimmer (Olympic gold 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 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 John Severson, founder of 'Surfer' magazine and artist (known for his depictions of surf culture), dies of cancer at 83
  • May 27 Jim Bunning, American baseball player and politician (pitched a perfect game in 1965, R-KY), dies at 85