Events in Sport in September 2008

  • Sep 3 The new Oklahoma City NBA franchise announces the team will be named the 'Thunder'; reference to powerful storms in the area

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Sep 7 US Open Women's Tennis: Serena Williams wins her third US title; beats Jelena Jankovic of Serbia 6-4, 7-5

Tennis Player Serena Williams
Tennis Player
Serena Williams

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 8 US Open Men's Tennis: Roger Federer wins 5th consecutive US title; beats Scotsman Andy Murray 6-2, 7-5, 6-2

Tennis Champion Roger Federer
Tennis Champion
Roger Federer
Tennis Champion Andy Murray
Tennis Champion
Andy Murray
  • Sep 13 New Zealand beats Australia, 28-24 in Brisbane to clinch their 4th straight Tri Nations Rugby Series; flyhalf Dan Carter scores a try and lands 4 conversions for the All Blacks
  • Sep 14 Federation Cup Women's Tennis, Madrid, Spain: Svetlana Kuznetsova beats Spaniard Anabel Medina Garrigues 5-7, 6-3, 6-4 to give Russia its 4th title in 5 years (ends, 4-0)

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Sep 19 Greg Maddux pitches his 5,000th career inning against the San Francisco Giants

MLB Pitching Legend Greg Maddux
MLB Pitching Legend
Greg Maddux
  • Sep 21 The final home game is played at Yankee Stadium against the Baltimore Orioles.
  • Sep 21 Ryder Cup Golf, Valhalla GC: US lead from start to finish to win 16½-11½ and regain Cup after 3 consecutive European victories
  • Sep 27 Greg Maddux wins his final start of his career (#355)
  • Sep 28 The last game played at Shea Stadium before its demolition happens between baseball teams The New York Mets and the Florida Marlins, the Marlins win 4-2