On This Day

Events in Sport in May 2008

  • May 3 134th Kentucky Derby: Kent Desormeaux aboard Big Brown wins in 2:01.82
  • May 11 PGA Players Championship, TPC at Sawgrass: Sergio García of Spain claims the biggest win of his career to date in a sudden-death playoff over American Paul Goydos
  • May 17 133rd Preakness: Kent Desormeaux aboard Big Brown wins in 1:54.80
  • May 17 English FA Cup Final, Wembley Stadium, London (82,752): Portsmouth beats Cardiff City, 1-0; Nwankwo Kanu scores 37' winner
  • May 18 NHL Eastern Conference Final: Pittsburgh Penguins beat Philadelphia Flyers, 4 games to 1
  • May 19 NHL Western Conference Final: Detroit Red Wings beat Dallas Stars, 4 games to 2
  • May 21 UEFA Champions League Final, Moscow: Manchester United beats Chelsea, 6-5 on penalties after scores tied at 1-1 after extra time; first all-English final in the competition's history
  • May 25 Indianapolis 500: Scott Dixon wins in 3:28:57.6792 (231.049 km/h)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 25 Senior PGA Championship Men’s Golf, Oak Hill CC: Jay Haas wins his second title in the event by 1 stroke from Germany’s Bernhard Langer

Golfer and Two-Time Masters Champion Bernhard Langer
Golfer and Two-Time Masters Champion
Bernhard Langer

Sports record brokenWorld Record

May 31 Usain Bolt breaks the world record in the 100m sprint, with a wind-legal (+1.7m/s) 9.72 seconds

Olympic Sprinter Usain Bolt
Olympic Sprinter
Usain Bolt
  • May 31 Super Rugby Final, Christchurch: Canterbury Crusaders claim their 7th title with a 20-12 win over NSW Waratahs; Dan Carter kicks 4 penalties & a dropped goal for the home team