Events in Sport in 2017

Hall of fameHall of Fame

Jan 18 Baseball Hall of Fame adds Jeff Bagwell, Tim Raines and Ivan Rodriguez

MLB Outfielder Tim Raines
MLB Outfielder
Tim Raines
  • Jan 23 Bernie Ecclestone removed as Formula One boss as Liberty Media completes $8 billion takeover

Sport awardTennis Open

Jan 28 105th Women's Australian Open: Serena Williams defeats Venus Williams 6–4, 6–4, becomes player with most wins in major tournaments (39) in open era

Tennis Player Serena Williams
Tennis Player
Serena Williams
Tennis Player Venus Williams
Tennis Player
Venus Williams

Sport awardTennis Open

Jan 29 105th Men's Australian Open: Roger Federer beats Rafael Nadal 6–4, 3–6, 6–1, 3–6, 6–3 to win his 18th Grand Slam

Tennis Champion Roger Federer
Tennis Champion
Roger Federer
Tennis Champion Rafael Nadal
Tennis Champion
Rafael Nadal
  • Feb 5 Super Bowl LI: New England Patriots defeat Atlanta Falcons 34-28 in a great comeback in extra time at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas
  • Mar 14 World's oldest golf club Muirfield in Scotland, votes to admit women as members for 1st time in 273 years
  • Apr 2 American golfer Lexi Thompson loses ANA Inspiration in Racho Mirage because of TV viewer emailing earlier infringement
  • Apr 9 81st Masters Golf Tournament: Spanaird Sergio Garcia wins his 1st major after beating Justin Rose in a playoff

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 22 Ilie Năstase thrown off tennis court for insulting British female players during Fed Cup play-off against Romania in Constanta

Tennis Champion Ilie Năstase
Tennis Champion
Ilie Năstase
  • Apr 26 Gift Ngoepe becomes 1st black African to play in Major League Baseball, for the Pittsburgh Pirates

AgreementAgreement of Interest

May 1 Billy Corgan agrees to purchase the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA)

Musician Billy Corgan
Musician
Billy Corgan
  • May 6 143rd Kentucky Derby: Always Dreaming ridden by John Velasquez wins
  • May 20 142nd Preakness Stakes: Javier Castellano aboard Cloud Computing wins in 1 minute 55.98 seconds
  • May 24 UEFA Europa League won by Manchester United 2-0 against Ajax in Stockholm
  • May 27 FA Cup Final: Arsenal defeat Chelsea 2-1 at Wembley, London
  • May 28 Indianapolis 500: Takuma Sato wins in 3:13:03.3584

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 29 Tiger Woods is arrested and charged with driving under the influence in Jupiter, Florida

Golfer Tiger Woods
Golfer
Tiger Woods
  • Jun 6 Scooter Gennet hits four home runs in Cincinnati Reds 13-1 victory against at home against St. Louis Cardinals, 17th player to do so

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 9 Tennis player Venus Williams causes car accident that leads to death of another passenger in Palm Beach, Florida

Tennis Player Venus Williams
Tennis Player
Venus Williams
  • Jun 10 149th Belmont Stakes: Jose Ortiz aboard Tapwrit wins in 2:30.02

Sport awardTennis Open

Jun 11 116th Men's French Open: Rafael Nadal beats Stan Wawrinka (6–2, 6–3, 6–1) to become 1st man to win title 10 times

Tennis Champion Rafael Nadal
Tennis Champion
Rafael Nadal
  • Jun 11 116th Women's French Open: Jeļena Ostapenko beats Simona Halep(4–6, 6–4, 6–3) to claim her 1st grand slam title
  • Jun 11 Stanley Cup: Pittsburgh Penguins defeat Nashville Predators, 2-0 in Nashville, 1st defending champions for nearly 20 years
  • Jun 12 Stanley Cup: Pittsburgh Penguins defeat San Jose Sharks 4-2 in San Jose
  • Jun 13 Warriors win 2nd NBA title in 3 years over the Cavaliers (129-120)
  • Jun 14 Bernie Sanders supporter opens fire at Republican politicians practising baseball near Washington D.C., injuring 4
  • Jun 18 Pakistan defeat India to win cricket's Champions Trophy at the Oval in London by 180 runs, Fakhar Zaman scores 114 runs
  • Jun 18 117th US Golf Open: Brooks Koepka wins his 1st major with a 16-under par 272 round at Erin Hills, Wisconsin
  • Jun 20 Tiger Woods checks into a clinic to manage his pain medication and sleep disorder, following his arrest for driving under the influence
  • Jun 26 America's Cup: Emirates Team New Zealand defeat Oracle Team USA 7-1 in Bermuda, Peter Burling (26) youngest ever helmsman
  • Jun 27 Tennis star Serena Williams poses pregnant and nude for the cover of "Vanity Fair"

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 2 Jeff Horn defeats Manny Pacquiao in WBO welterweight world title fight in Brisbane, Australia

  • Jul 4 World champion Peter Sagan disqualified from Tour de France for a dangerous act while cycling during stage four
  • Jul 5 Arsenal Football Club break their transfer record, paying 52.7 million pounds for Alexandre Lacazette from Lyon
  • Jul 8 British Lions tie 15-15 with New Zealand All Blacks in their 3rd rugby match to tie the series

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 9 English footballer Wayne Rooney announces he has left Manchester United after 13 years to rejoin Everton

English Footballer Wayne Rooney
English Footballer
Wayne Rooney
  • Jul 9 Atthaya Thitikul,14-year old Thai amateur becomes youngest winner on Ladies's European Golf Tour at 14 years, 4 months at Ladies European Thailand Championship
  • Jul 15 124th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Garbine Muguruza beats Venus Williams (7-5, 6-0)
  • Jul 16 131st Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Roger Federer beats Marin Cilic (6-3, 6-1, 6-4) for a record 8th title
  • Jul 22 South African golfer Branden Grace records lowest round for a men's major championship - 62 in 3rd round at British Open, Royal Birkdale, England
  • Jul 23 104th Tour de France won by Chris Froome of Great Britain, his 4th win
  • Jul 23 Women's Cricket World Cup: England beat India by 9 runs in the final at Lords in London

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 23 146th British Golf Open Championship: American Jordan Spieth shoots a 268 to win at the Royal Birkdale Golf Club, Southport

Professional Golfer Jordan Spieth
Professional Golfer
Jordan Spieth

Sports record brokenWorld Record

Aug 3 Footballer Neymar signs 5-year deal with club Paris Saint-Germain in a $263 million world-record transfer from Barcelona

Footballer Neymar
Footballer
Neymar
  • Aug 13 99th PGA Championship: Justin Thomas wins his first major by 2 shots with a three-under 68 at Quail Hollow, North Carolina

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Aug 27 Former five-weight world boxing champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. defeats MMA fighter Conor McGregor in his debut match in the 10th round in Las Vegas