Events in Sport in 2014

  • Jan 1 100th Rose Bowl: #4 Michigan State beats #5 Stanford, 24-20
  • Jan 1 43rd Fiesta Bowl: #15 UCF beats #6 Baylor, 52-42
  • Jan 2 80th Sugar Bowl: #11 Oklahoma beats #3 Alabama, 45-31
  • Jan 3 80th Orange Bowl: #12 Clemson beats #7 Ohio State, 40-35
  • Jan 6 Zach Johnson wins the 2014 PGA Tournament of Champions
  • Jan 6 16th BCS National Championship: #1 Florida State beats #2 Auburn, 34-31
  • Jan 9 Yaya Toure wins African Footballer of the Year

Sport awardFootball Awards

Jan 13 Cristiano Ronaldo wins the 2013 FIFA Ballon d'Or

Football Star Cristiano Ronaldo
Football Star
Cristiano Ronaldo
  • Jan 19 AFC Championship Game: Denver Broncos beat New England Patriots 26-16
  • Jan 19 NFC Championship Game: Seattle Seahawks beat San Francisco 49ers 23-17
  • Jan 25 102nd Women's Australian Open: Li Na beats Dominika Cibulková (7-6, 6-0)

Sport awardTennis Open

Jan 26 102nd Men's Australian Open: Stanislas Wawrinka beats Rafael Nadal (6-3, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3)

Tennis Champion Rafael Nadal
Tennis Champion
Rafael Nadal
  • Jan 26 NFL Pro Bowl: Team Rice beats Team Sanders 22-21
  • Jan 29 Cristiano Ronaldo becomes the 1st non-Spanish player to captain Real Madrid, making his 500th appearance for the club
  • Feb 1 Ray Guy becomes the first pure NFL punter to be inducted in the hall of fame

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Feb 1 Adam Silver becomes the 5th NBA Commissioner

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver
NBA Commissioner
Adam Silver
  • Feb 2 Super Bowl XLVIII: Seattle Seahawks defeat Denver Broncos 42-8, most viewed television event in the United States with over 111 million viewers
  • Feb 7 22nd Winter Olympic Games open at Sochi, Russia
  • Feb 8 Ole Einar Bjørndalen equals the Winter Olympics medal record with 12
  • Feb 12 Tatyana Volosozhar and Maksim Trankov win the Olympic gold in pairs figure skating
  • Feb 16 63rd NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 163-155 at New Orleans
  • Feb 23 22nd Winter Olympic Games close at Sochi, Russia
  • Mar 15 35th Big East Men's Basketball Tournament: Providence beats Creighton, 65-58
  • Mar 16 61st ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: #6 Virginia beats #7 Duke, 72-63
  • Mar 16 55th SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: Florida beats Kentucky, 61-60

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Mar 18 Phil Jackson signs a five-year contract to be president of the New York Knicks

  • Apr 5 167th Grand National: Leighton Aspell aboard Pineau de Re wins
  • Apr 7 76th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Connecticut beats Kentucky 60-54

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Apr 8 Mike Babcock wins his 414th career game as head coach of the Detroit Red Wings, becoming the winningest coach in Red Wings history (passing Jack Adams)

NHL Coach Mike Babcock
NHL Coach
Mike Babcock
  • Apr 8 33rd NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: Connecticut beats Notre Dame 79-58
  • Apr 13 Kenyan Wilson Kipsang wins the London Marathon
  • Apr 13 78th Masters Golf Tournament: Bubba Watson wins, shooting a 280

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Apr 13 Manny Pacquiao defeats Timothy Bradley to regain his WBO welterweight boxing title

  • Apr 21 118th Boston Marathon: Meb Keflezighi of United States 1st man in 2:08:37 and Rita Jeptoo of Kenya 1st woman in 2:18:57
  • Apr 22 David Moyes is sacked as manager of Manchester United
  • May 3 140th Kentucky Derby: Victor Espinoza aboad California Chrome wins in 2:03.66
  • May 8 2014 NFL Draft: Jadeveon Clowney from University of South Carolina first pick by Houston Texans
  • May 16 Paris Saint-Germain F.C. & Manchester City F.C. are each fined €60 million for breaching Fair Play Regulations
  • May 17 Arsenal defeats Hull City to win the 2014 FA Cup Final
  • May 17 139th Preakness: Victor Ezpinoza aboard California Chrome wins in 1:54.84

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May 18 Adam Scott overtakes Tiger Woods as the No. 1 ranked golfer in the world

Golfer Tiger Woods
Golfer
Tiger Woods
  • May 24 22nd UEFA Champions League Final: Real Madrid beats Atletico Madrid 4-1 at Lisbon
  • May 25 Indianapolis 500: Ryan Hunter-Reay wins in 2:40:48.2305 (300.244 km/h)
  • May 29 NHL Eastern Conference Final: New York Rangers beat Montreal Canadians, 4 games to 2
  • Jun 1 Kolkata Knight Riders win the Indian Premier League cricket championship
  • Jun 1 NHL Western Conference Finals: Los Angeles Kings beat Chicago Blackhawks, 4 games to 3
  • Jun 3 Hashim Amla becomes the first non-white captain of the South African national cricket team

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Jun 7 Maria Sharapova wins the French Open women's tennis singles

Tennis Player Maria Sharapova
Tennis Player
Maria Sharapova
  • Jun 7 146th Belmont: Joel Rosario aboard Tonalist wins in 2:28.52
  • Jun 8 113th Men's French Open: Rafael Nadal beats Novak Đoković (3-6, 7-5, 6-2, 6-4)
  • Jun 8 113th Women's French Open: Maria Sharapova beats Simona Halep (6-4, 6-7, 6-4)

  • Jun 13 Stanley Cup: Los Angeles Kings defeat the New York Rangers in 5 games
  • Jun 15 114th US Golf Open: Martin Kaymer shoots a 271 at Pinehurst Resort, North Carolina
  • Jun 15 68th NBA Championship: San Antonio Spurs beat Miami Heat, 4 games to 1
  • Jun 24 Sidney Crosby wins the Hart Memorial Trophy and the Ted Lindsay Award for the 2014 NHL season
  • Jun 25 Luis Suárez is charged with biting at the 2014 FIFA World Cup
  • Jun 26 Luis Suárez is expelled from the 2014 FIFA World Cup following his biting incident
  • Jun 26 Canadian Andrew Wiggins is selected as the No.1 draft pick in the NBA by the Cleveland Cavaliers
  • Jul 5 121st Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Petra Kvitová beats Eugenie Bouchard (6-3 6-0)

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 6 128th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Novak Đoković beats Roger Federer (6-7 6-4 7-6 5-7 6-4)

Tennis Champion Novak Đoković
Tennis Champion
Novak Đoković
Tennis Champion Roger Federer
Tennis Champion
Roger Federer
  • Jul 8 FIFA World Cup: Germany defeat Brazil by a record 7-1 in the semi-finals to make it to the final; Miroslav Klose of Germany breaks the World Cup goal scoring record with 16 goals
  • Jul 13 FIFA World Cup: Germany beats Argentina 1-0 in extra time to win football's 20th World Cup in Rio de Janeiro

Sport awardFootball Awards

Jul 13 FIFA World Cup Awards: Lionel Messi (golden ball), James Rodriguez (golden boot) and Manuel Neuer (Golden gloves)

Football Star Lionel Messi
Football Star
Lionel Messi
  • Jul 15 85th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 5-3 at Target Field, Minnesota
  • Jul 20 143rd British Golf Open: Rory McIlroy shoots a 271 at Royal Liverpool Golf Club
  • Jul 27 101st Tour de France won by Vincenzo Nibali of Italy
  • Aug 10 96th PGA Championship: Rory McIlroy shoots a 268 at Valhalla Golf Club

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Aug 26 Burger King agrees to purchase Canadian donut chain Tim Hortons for $11.4 billion

NHL Star and Businessman Tim Horton
NHL Star and Businessman
Tim Horton
  • Sep 7 Bob and Mike Bryan win their fifth US Open men's tennis doubles
  • Sep 8 134th Men's U.S. Open: Marin Cilic beats Kei Nishikori (6-3, 6-3, 6-3)

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 8 134th Women's U.S. Open: Serena Williams beats Caroline Wozniacki (6-3, 6-3)

Tennis Player Serena Williams
Tennis Player
Serena Williams
  • Sep 11 South African athlete Oscar Pistorius is found not guilty of murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp (and is later found guilty of culpable homicide)
  • Sep 28 40th Ryder Cup: Europe wins 16.5-11.5 at Gleneagles Hotel, Scotland

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Oct 1 Canadian freestyle skier and two-time Olympic gold medalist Alexandre Bilodeau retires at 27

Two Time Olympic Gold Medalist Alexandre Bilodeau
Two Time Olympic Gold Medalist
Alexandre Bilodeau
  • Oct 4 20th Rugby Championship: Australia beats New Zealand 27-19 to win
  • Oct 15 MLB American League Championship: Kansas City Royals beat Baltimore Orioles, 4 games to 0
  • Oct 16 MLB National League Championship: San Francisco Giants beat St. Louis Cardinals, 4 games to 1
  • Oct 21 San Francisco Giants win game one of the 2014 World Series
  • Oct 28 Kansas City Royals defeat the San Francisco Giants 10–0 in the 6th game to tie the 2014 World Series 3-3
  • Oct 29 San Francisco Giants win the 2014 World Series
  • Oct 29 Madison Bumgarner is named MLB 2014 World Series MVP

Hall of fameHall of Fame

Oct 31 Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine, Frank Thomas, Bobby Cox, Tony La Russa and Joe Torre are inducted into baseball's Hall of Fame

Baseball Manager Tony La Russa
Baseball Manager
Tony La Russa
MLB Pitching Legend Greg Maddux
MLB Pitching Legend
Greg Maddux
  • Nov 11 Samsung Lions win the 2014 Korean Series in baseball
  • Nov 13 Rohit Sharma of India sets a new record of 264 runs against Sri Lanka in an ODI innings in cricket
  • Nov 13 Clayton Kershaw & Mike Trout wins the MVP awards in MLB for 2014
  • Nov 16 Kevin Harvick wins the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
  • Nov 22 Lionel Messi of FC Barcelona sets a new goal scoring record in La Liga of 253 goals
  • Nov 23 A suicide bomber kills 40 people at a volleyball tournament in eastern Afghanistan
  • Nov 23 103rd Davis Cup: Switzerland beats France in Lille (3-1), winning the Davis Cup for the first time

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Nov 23 65th Formula One WDC: Lewis Hamilton wins by 67 points

Formula One Driver Lewis Hamilton
Formula One Driver
Lewis Hamilton
  • Nov 25 Lionel Messi becomes the UEFA Champions League all-time top scorer
  • Nov 27 Stephanie Gilmore wins her 6th women's world surfing title
  • Nov 27 Cricketer Phillip Hughes dies two days after being struck on the head by a bouncer
  • Nov 29 79th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 55-44 in Tuscaloosa
  • Nov 30 102nd Grey Cup: Calgary Stampeders beat Hamilton Tiger-Cats, 20-16
  • Dec 3 Australian Rugby star David Pocock is arrested after protesting against a coal mine under construction in an Australian national forest
  • Dec 6 23rd SEC Championship Game: #1 Alabama beats #14 Missouri, 42-13
  • Dec 6 10th ACC Championship Game: #2 Florida State beats #12 Georgia Tech, 37-35
  • Dec 13 80th Heisman Trophy Award: Marcus Mariota, Oregon (QB)
  • Dec 31 44th Fiesta Bowl: #20 Boise State beats #10 Arizona, 38-30
  • Dec 31 81st Orange Bowl: #10 Georgia Tech beats #8 Mississippi State, 49-34