Events in Sport in September 2006

  • Sep 1 The United States men's basketball team is upset at the World Basketball Championships in Saitama, Japan, as the hot-shooting Greece pulls off a 101-95 semi final victory

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Sep 1 Roger Goodell begins his tenure as NFL Commissioner

Commissioner of the National Football League (NFL) Roger Goodell
Commissioner of the National Football League (NFL)
Roger Goodell
  • Sep 3 Los Angeles Sparks center Lisa Leslie wins the WNBA's Most Valuable Player award, joining Sheryl Swoopes as the league's only three-time winners

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Sep 3 Andre Agassi loses to 112th-ranked Benjamin Becker of Germany 7-5, 6-7, 6-4, 7-5 in the 3rd round at the US Open in his final career match; 8-time Grand Slam winner finishes with record of 870-274

Tennis Legend Andre Agassi
Tennis Legend
Andre Agassi

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Sep 4 Tiger Woods matches the lowest final round of his career (8-under 63) in the Deutsche Bank C'ship at Norton, Mass. to win for the 5th straight time and 7th time this PGA Tour season

Golfer Tiger Woods
Golfer
Tiger Woods
  • Sep 4 Damon Allen moves past ex-CFL & NFL star Warren Moon as pro football's all-time leading passer; throws for 207 yards & 2 scores as Toronto routs Hamilton, 40-6; Allen 70,595 career passing yards

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 9 US Open Women's Tennis: Maria Sharapova of Russia wins her first US title; overpowers Belgian Justine Henin-Hardenne 6-4, 6-4

Tennis Player Maria Sharapova
Tennis Player
Maria Sharapova
  • Sep 10 US Open Men's Tennis: Roger Federer wins 3rd straight US title; beats Andy Roddick 6-2, 4-6, 7-5, 6-1
  • Sep 24 Ryder Cup Golf, K Club, Ireland: Europe, captained by Ian Woosnam wins convincingly 18½-9½ for 3rd consecutive Cup victory