Events in Sport in 2013

  • Jan 1 99th Rose Bowl: #8 Stanford beats Wisconsin, 20-14
  • Jan 1 79th Orange Bowl: #13 Florida State beats #16 Northern Illinois, 31-10

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Jan 2 Ray Lewis announces he will retire at the end of the playoffs

NFL Legend Ray Lewis
NFL Legend
Ray Lewis
  • Jan 2 79th Sugar Bowl: #21 Louisville beats #3 Florida, 33-23
  • Jan 3 42nd Fiesta Bowl: #5 Oregon beats #7 Kansas State, 35-17
  • Jan 6 The NHL reaches an agreement to end a 113 day lockout

Sport awardFootball Awards

Jan 7 Lionel Messi wins the FIFA Ballon d'Or for the third consecutive year

Football Star Lionel Messi
Football Star
Lionel Messi
  • Jan 7 15th BCS National Championship: #2 Alabama beats #1 Notre Dame, 42-14

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Jan 8 Steve Nash records his 10,000th career assist against Houston

Basketball Player Steve Nash
Basketball Player
Steve Nash
  • Jan 12 "Mile High Miracle", In AFC Divisional Playoff Game Denver Broncos trail Baltimore Ravens 35-28 with 1:09 remaining, quarterback Joe Flacco heaves 70 yard touchdown pass to receiver Jacoby Jones to tie the game. Ravens win in overtime.
  • Jan 19 The 2012-2013 NHL season begins after a 119-day lockout

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Jan 19 Lance Armstrong admits to doping in all seven of his Tour de France victories

Professional Cyclist and Drug Cheat Lance Armstrong
Professional Cyclist and Drug Cheat
Lance Armstrong
  • Jan 20 AFC Championship Game: Baltimore Ravens beat New England Patriots 28-13
  • Jan 20 NFC Championship Game: San Francisco 49ers beat Atlanta Falcons 28-24
  • Jan 26 101st Women's Australian Open: Victoria Azarenka beats Li Na (4-6, 6-4, 6-3)
  • Jan 27 7 people are killed and 3 are injured after a retaining wall collapses during a football match at the Ugur Sports Facility, Turkey
  • Jan 27 Spain defeats Denmark to win the 2013 World Men's Handball Championship
  • Jan 27 NFL Pro Bowl: NFC beats AFC 62-35

Sport awardTennis Open

Jan 27 101st Men's Australian Open: Novak Đoković beats Andy Murray (6-7, 7-6, 6-3, 6-2)

Tennis Champion Novak Đoković
Tennis Champion
Novak Đoković
Tennis Champion Andy Murray
Tennis Champion
Andy Murray
  • Feb 3 Super Bowl XLVII: Baltimore Ravens beat San Francisco 49ers, 34-31 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome MVP: Joe Flacco, Baltimore, QB

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Feb 12 At a ceremony in Philadelphia, the NFL pays tribute to the life of the late Steve Sabol and his many contributions to the league

American Filmmaker and Founder of NFL Films Steve Sabol
American Filmmaker and Founder of NFL Films
Steve Sabol
  • Feb 16 Lionel Messi scores his 14th consecutive goal in La Liga and his 300th goal in 365 appearances for Barcelona
  • Feb 17 Australia defeat the West Indies to win the women's 2013 Cricket World Cup
  • Feb 17 62nd NBA All-Star Game: West beats East 143-138 at Houston
  • Feb 17 Cricket Women's World Cup: Australia defeats West Indies by 114 runs
  • Mar 9 Bernard Hopkins defeats Tavoris Cloud to win IBF light heavyweight title
  • Mar 15 Patrick Chan of Canada wins the men’s 2013 World Figure Skating Championships
  • Mar 16 Kim Yu-Na of South Korea wins the women’s 2013 World Figure Skating Championships
  • Mar 16 34th Big East Men's Basketball Tournament: Louisville beats Syracuse, 78-61
  • Mar 17 60th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: Miami beats North Carolina, 87-77
  • Mar 17 54th SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: Ole Miss beats Florida, 66-63

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Mar 25 Golfer Tiger Woods returns to his world number one ranking

Golfer Tiger Woods
Golfer
Tiger Woods
  • Apr 6 166th Grand National: Ryan Mania aboard Auroras Encore wins
  • Apr 8 75th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Louisville beats Michigan 82-76
  • Apr 9 32nd NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: Connecticut beats Louisville 93-60
  • Apr 14 77th Masters Golf Tournament: Adam Scott wins, shooting a 279
  • Apr 15 Boston Marathon bombings: 3 people are killed and 183 injured after two explosions near the finish line
  • Apr 15 117th Boston Marathon: Lelisa Desisa Benti of Ethiopia 1st man in 2:10:22 and Rita Jeptoo of Kenya 1st woman in 2:26:25
  • Apr 20 5 snowboarders are killed by an avalanche in Loveland Pass, Colorado

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Apr 21 Sebastian Vettel wins the 2013 Formula One Bahrain Grand Prix

Formula 1 Driver Sebastian Vettel
Formula 1 Driver
Sebastian Vettel
  • Apr 21 Tsegaye Kebede and Priscah Jeptoo win the 2013 London Marathon
  • Apr 22 Manchester United defeat Aston Villa to claim the 2012/2013 English Premier League
  • Apr 23 West Indian cricketer, Chris Gayle, smashes the fastest century in history (30 balls)
  • Apr 25 2013 NFL Draft: Eric Fisher from Central Michigan first pick by Kansas City Chiefs

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May 4 Floyd Mayweather defeats Robert Guerrero to retain his WBC Welterweight title

  • May 4 139th Kentucky Derby: Joel Rosario aboard Orb wins in 2:02.89
  • May 8 Sir Alex Ferguson announces his retirement as Manchester United's manager at the end of the season
  • May 9 Everton Manager David Moyes is announced to become Sir Alex Ferguson's successor at Manchester United (he only lasted 10 months)

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May 10 Joe Sakic is hired by his former team, the Colorado Avalanche, as Executive Vice President of Hockey Operations

NHL Legend Joe Sakic
NHL Legend
Joe Sakic
  • May 18 RC Toulonnais defeat ASM Clermont Auvergne to win the rugby Heineken Cup final
  • May 18 138th Preakness: Gary Stevens aboard Oxbow wins in 1:57.54

  • May 19 Sweden defeats Switzerland to win the 2013 World Ice Hockey Championship

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May 23 Patrick Roy is named head coach of the Colorado Avalanche, his former team where he won two Stanley Cups

NHL Goalie and Coach Patrick Roy
NHL Goalie and Coach
Patrick Roy
  • May 25 21st UEFA Champions League Final: Bayern Munich beats Borussia Dortmund 2-1 at London
  • May 26 Golfer Matteo Manassero wins the BMW PGA Championship
  • May 26 Indianapolis 500: Tony Kanaan wins in 2:40:03.4181 (301.644 km/h)
  • Jun 7 NHL Eastern Conference Finals: Boston Bruins beat Pittsburgh Penguins, 4 games to 0
  • Jun 8 145th Belmont: Mike Smith aboard Palace Malice wins in 2:30.70

Sport awardTennis Open

Jun 8 112th Women's French Open: Serena Williams beats Maria Sharapova (6-4, 6-4)

Tennis Player Serena Williams
Tennis Player
Serena Williams
Tennis Player Maria Sharapova
Tennis Player
Maria Sharapova
  • Jun 8 NHL Western Conference Finals: Chicago Blackhawks beat Los Angeles Kings, 4 games to 1
  • Jun 9 59th LPGA Championship won by Inbee Park

Sport awardTennis Open

Jun 9 112th Men's French Open: Rafael Nadal beats David Ferrer (6-3, 6-2, 6-3)

Tennis Champion Rafael Nadal
Tennis Champion
Rafael Nadal
  • Jun 16 113rd US Golf Open: Justin Rose shoots a 281 at the Merion Golf Club, PA
  • Jun 20 Miami heat defeat San Antonio Spurs to win the NBA Finals 4-3

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Jun 20 LeBron James is named NBA finals MVP for the second straight year

Basketball Player LeBron James
Basketball Player
LeBron James
  • Jun 20 67th NBA Championship: Miami Heat beat San Antonio Spurs, 4 games to 3
  • Jun 23 India defeats England to win the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy in cricket
  • Jun 24 Stanley Cup: Chicago Blackhawks defeat Boston Bruins 4-2

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Jun 28 Jay Onrait and Dan O'Toole's final "Sportscentre" broadcast on TSN

Sports Anchor Jay Onrait
Sports Anchor
Jay Onrait
Sports Anchor Dan O'Toole
Sports Anchor
Dan O'Toole
  • Jul 6 Bob and Mike Bryan defeat Ivan Dogic and Marcelo Melo to win the men's doubles tennis final at Wimbledon
  • Jul 6 The British Lions defeat Australia 41-16 to win their first rugby Test series since 1997
  • Jul 6 120th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Marion Bartoli beats Sabine Lisicki (6-1 6-4)

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 7 127th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Andy Murray beats Novak Đoković (6-4 7-5 6-4) becoming the first British man to win a Wimbledon tennis title since 1936

Tennis Champion Andy Murray
Tennis Champion
Andy Murray
Tennis Champion Novak Đoković
Tennis Champion
Novak Đoković
  • Jul 15 18 people are killed and 47 are injured in a riot following a boxing match in Indonesia
  • Jul 16 84th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 3-0 at Citi Field, New York
  • Jul 17 21st ESPY Awards: LeBron James, Serena Williams win

Sport awardGolf Major

Jul 21 142nd British Golf Open: Phil Mickelson shoots a 281 at Muirfield Golf Links

  • Jul 21 100th Tour de France won by Chris Froome of Great Britain

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Jul 22 Mike Babcock is again named head coach of Team Canada, this time for the 2014 Winter Olympics (they would repeat as gold medalists)

NHL Coach Mike Babcock
NHL Coach
Mike Babcock
  • Aug 3 The Chiefs defeat the Brumbies to win the Super 15 Rugby Final
  • Aug 5 Alex Rodriquez, New York Yankee MLB player, is banned for 211 games for using human growth hormones
  • Aug 10 14th World Championships in Athletics open at Moscow, Russia
  • Aug 11 95th PGA Championship: Jason Dufner shoots a 270 at Oak Hill Country Club

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Aug 11 14th World Championships in Athletics: Usain Bolt wins 100m

Olympic Sprinter Usain Bolt
Olympic Sprinter
Usain Bolt
  • Aug 17 14th World Championships in Athletics: Usain Bolt wins 200m
  • Aug 18 14th World Athletics Championships close in Moscow, Russia
  • Sep 8 Sebastian Vettel wins the 2013 Italian Formula One Grand Prix
  • Sep 9 133rd Men's U.S. Open: Rafael Nadal beats Novak Đoković (6-2, 3-6, 6-4, 6-1)
  • Sep 9 133rd Women's U.S. Open: Serena Williams beats Victoria Azarenka (7-5, 6-7, 6-1)
  • Sep 20 Alex Rodriquez sets new MLB record with 24 Grand Slam home runs for the New York Yankees
  • Sep 25 Oracle Team USA defeats Team New Zealand 9-8 to win the America's Cup
  • Oct 5 Wladimir Klitschko defeats Alexander Povetkin to retain his WBA Heavyweight Championship
  • Oct 12 Timothy Bradley defeats Juan Manuel Márquez to win the WBA Welterweight boxing title
  • Oct 18 MLB National League Championship: St. Louis Cardinals beat Los Angeles Dodgers, 4 games to 2
  • Oct 19 MLB American League Championship: Boston Red Sox beat Detroit Tigers, 4 games to 2
  • Oct 23 Boston Red Sox defeat St Louis Cardinals in game 1 of the MLB 2013 World Series
  • Oct 24 St Louis Cardinals defeat Boston Red Sox to tie the MLB 2013 World Series 1-1
  • Oct 26 St Louis Cardinals defeat Boston Red Sox to lead the MLB 2013 World Series 2-1
  • Oct 30 MLB World Series: Boston Red Sox defeat St Louis Cardinals to win 4-2

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Nov 2 Gabriel Medina, Brazilian professional surfer, wins the 2013 ASP World Junior Title at 19

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Nov 3 Bobby Orr's autobiography "Orr: My Story" debuts at the #8 position on The New York Times best seller list for nonfiction

Ice Hockey Legend Bobby Orr
Ice Hockey Legend
Bobby Orr
  • Nov 10 Spaniard Marc Márquez wins the 2013 MotoGP World Championship to become its youngest ever winner at 20
  • Nov 17 102nd Davis Cup: Czech Republic beats Serbia in Belgrade (3-2)
  • Nov 17 Sebastian Vettel wins a record breaking eighth consecutive Formula One race in the 2013 United States Grand Prix
  • Nov 17 Jimmie Johnson wins the NASCAR Sprint Cup for the sixth time

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Nov 23 Manny Pacquiao defeats American Brandon Rios to win the WBO welterweight title

  • Nov 24 101st CFL Grey Cup: Saskatchewan Roughriders defeats Hamilton Tiger-Cats, 45-23
  • Nov 24 64th Formula One WDC: Sebastian Vettel wins by 155 points
  • Nov 27 Tiger Woods is named PGA Tour's player of the year for the 11th time
  • Nov 30 14th Rugby League World Cup: Australia beats New Zealand 34-2
  • Nov 30 78th Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 34-28 in Auburn
  • Dec 7 22nd SEC Championship Game: #3 Auburn beats #5 Missouri, 59-42
  • Dec 7 9th ACC Championship Game: #1 Florida State beats #20 Duke, 45-7

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Dec 9 Mike Ditka's #89 jersey is retired by the Chicago Bears

NFL Head Coach Mike Ditka
NFL Head Coach
Mike Ditka
  • Dec 16 79th Heisman Trophy Award: Jameis Winston, Florida State (QB)
  • Dec 17 Australia wins the 3rd test to take win the 2013-14 Ashes test cricket series

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Dec 30 NFL head coach Mike Shanahan is fired by the Washington Redskins

NFL Head Coach Mike Shanahan
NFL Head Coach
Mike Shanahan