March 2018 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Mar 10 Two girls aged 8 and 6 become the first female weightlifters to appear on Iranian television after a protest
  • Mar 17 Ireland beats England, 24-15 at Twickenham to wrap up Six Nations Rugby Championship; 3rd Grand Slam & 11th Triple Crown
  • Mar 24 Australian batsman Cameron Bancroft is caught on camera rubbing match ball with an object during 3rd Cricket Test in Cape Town, resulting in an infamous ball tampering scandal
  • Mar 25 Australian cricket captain Steve Smith handed one-match ban after admitting Australian team tampered with the ball in 3rd test against South Africa in South Africa
  • Mar 28 Captain Steve Smith and David Warner are suspended by Cricket Australia for 12 months, and Cameron Bancroft (9 months) for their part in the infamous ball-tampering scandal in South Africa

Weddings in Sport

  • Mar 3 Supermodel Chanel Iman (Victoria's Secret Angel), weds New York Giants wide receiver Sterling Shepard in Los Angeles

Deaths in Sport

  • Mar 1 Anatoly Lein, Soviet-born American chess Grandmaster (1968), dies at 86
  • Mar 2 Samuel "Sammy" Stewart, Americal MLB pitcher (Cleveland Indians), dies at 63

Person of interestRoger Bannister

Mar 3 Roger Bannister, English middle-distance athlete who was the 1st to run a 4 minute mile at Iffley Road Track, Oxford (1954), dies of Parkinson's disease at 88

Middle-Distance Runner Roger Bannister
Middle-Distance Runner
Roger Bannister
  • Mar 4 Davide Astori, Italian footballer (Milan), dies from cardiac arrest at 31
  • Mar 12 Kenneth "Ken" Flach, American professional tennis player (4 Grand Slam titles, 2 mixed doubles), dies of pneumonia at 54
  • Mar 15 Edwin "Ed" Charles, American MLB third baseman (Miracle Mets-1969), dies following long illness at 84
  • Mar 22 Wayne Huizenga, American businessman, CEO (Waste Management, Blockbuster), and sports team owner (Miami Dolphins, Florida Panthers, Florida Marlins), dies of cancer at 80
  • Mar 24 Carl Scheib, American baseball pitcher who became the youngest player in league history at 16 (Philadelphia A’s), dies at 91