April 2018 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Apr 8 82nd Masters Golf: Patrick Reed wins his first major title shooting 273
  • Apr 16 Desiree Linden becomes the first American to win the women's Boston marathon title since 1985
  • Apr 20 Arsène Wenger announces he will leave London EPL club Arsenal after 22 years as manager
  • Apr 21 Oakland A's left hander Sean Manaea no-hits the Boston Red Sox
  • Apr 22 Liverpool's Egyptian goal sneak Mohamed Salah is named Professional Footballers' Association Player of the Year

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Apr 22 Monte Carlo Tennis Masters: Rafael Nadal beats Kei Nishikori 6-3, 6-2 to extend his Open-era record for most wins at the same event (11)

Tennis Champion Rafael Nadal
Tennis Champion
Rafael Nadal
  • Apr 24 Golden State Killer suspect Joseph DeAngelo arrested and charged with eight murders after being identified through genealogy websites
  • Apr 26 NFL Draft: 4 quarterbacks are taken in the top 10 selections for the first time in history
  • Apr 28 Shaquem Griffin is the first one-handed person to be drafted into the NFL, for the Seattle Seahawks
  • Apr 29 Spanish tennis great Rafael Nadal equals his Open-era record for most wins at the same event (11 Monte Carlo) with his 11th Barcelona ATP title

Deaths in Sport

  • Apr 4 Ray Wilkins, English former footballer and captain of the National Soccer Team, dies at 61
  • Apr 5 Eric Bristow [The Crafty Cockney], English darts legend and 5 time world champion, dies of a heart attack at 60 while attending a Premier League Darts event in Liverpool
  • Apr 23 Sachio Kinugasa, Japanese baseman nicknamed Tetsujin, meaning "Iron Man", dies of colon cancer at 71