On This Day

Events in Sport in June 2008

  • Jun 1 IPL Cricket Final, DY Patil Stadium, Mumbai: Rajasthan Royals win inaugural event; beat Chennai Super Kings by 3 wickets; Yusuf Pathan top scores with 56 (39)
  • Jun 4 Stanley Cup Final, Civic Center, Pittsburgh, PA: Detroit Red Wings defeat Pittsburgh Penguins, 3-2 for a 4-2 series win; Red Wings' 11th Championship
  • Jun 7 140th Belmont: Alan Garcia aboard Da Tara wins in 2:29.65
  • Jun 7 French Open Women's Tennis: Ana Ivanović of Serbia wins her only Grand Slam singles title; beats Russian Dinara Safina 6-4, 6-3
  • Jun 8 LPGA Championship Women's Golf, Bulle Rock GC: 19-year old tour rookie Yani Tseng of Taiwan wins a 4th hole playoff over Swede Maria Hjorth

Sport awardFrench Open Men's Tennis

Jun 8 French Open Men's Tennis: Rafael Nadal equals Björn Borg's Open era record of 4 consecutive French titles; outclasses Roger Federer 6-1, 6-3, 6-0

Tennis Champion Rafael Nadal
Tennis Champion
Rafael Nadal
Tennis Champion Roger Federer
Tennis Champion
Roger Federer

Sport awardUS Golf Open

Jun 16 US Open Men's Golf, Torrey Pines GC: Tiger Woods wins his 3rd US Open and 14th major title, beating Rocco Mediate on the 1st hole of sudden-death, following a Monday 18-hole playoff

Golfer Tiger Woods
Golfer
Tiger Woods
  • Jun 17 62nd NBA Championship: Boston Celtics beat Los Angeles Lakers, 4 games to 2
  • Jun 23 Félix Hernández of the Seattle Mariners hits a grand slam home run against New York Mets, 1st pitcher since Steve Dunning in 1971
  • Jun 26 NBA Draft: Memphis point guard Derrick Rose first pick by Chicago Bulls
  • Jun 29 UEFA European Championship Final, Ernst-Happel-Stadion, Vienna, Austria: Fernando Torres scores as Spain beats Germany, 1-0
  • Jun 29 US Open Women's Golf, Interlachen CC: 19-year-old South Korean Inbee Park wins the first of her 7 major titles by 4 strokes ahead of runner-up Helen Alfredsson