On This Day

Events in Sport in June 2019

  • Jun 1 Mexican-American boxer Andy Ruiz Jr produces a huge upset when he stops English champion Anthony Joshua in 7 at Madison Square Garden; wins IBF, WBO, IBO and WBA world heavyweight titles
  • Jun 1 UEFA Champions League Final, Madrid: Liverpool beats Tottenham, 2-0 for Reds' 6th title
  • Jun 2 US Open Women's Golf, CC of Charleston: Lee Jeong-eun of South Korea wins her first major title; beats runners-up Lexi Thompson, Agel Yin and Ryu So-yeon by 2 strokes
  • Jun 3 MLB Draft: Oregon State catcher Adley Rutschman first pick by Baltimore Orioles
  • Jun 4 SF MLB manager Bruce Bochy reaches 1,000 win mark with the club as Giants beat Mets, 9-3 in NYC; second after legendary John McGraw to reach milestone
  • Jun 8 151st Belmont Stakes: Sir Winston with 2014 winner Joel Rosario aboard claims victory at 10-1
  • Jun 8 French Open Women's Tennis: Australian Ashleigh Barty beats Czech teenager Marketa Vondrousova 6-1, 6-3 to win her first Grand Slam singles title

Sport awardFrench Open Men's Tennis

Jun 9 French Open Men's Tennis: Rafael Nadal beats Austrian Dominic Thiem 6-3, 5-7, 6-1, 6-1; 3rd straight French singles title; 12th overall; first to win 12 singles titles at same Grand Slam; 18th major

Tennis Champion Rafael Nadal
Tennis Champion
Rafael Nadal
Tennis Player Dominic Thiem
Tennis Player
Dominic Thiem
  • Jun 9 Former Boston Red Sox star David Ortiz shot while visiting in his native Dominican Republic
  • Jun 12 Stanley Cup Final, TD Garden, Boston, MA: St. Louis Blues beat Boston Bruins, 4-1 for a 4-3 series victory; first title in franchise history
  • Jun 13 NBA Finals: Toronto Raptors beat defending champion Golden State Warriors, 114-110 to win franchise's first Championship; last game at Oracle Arena, Oakland; MVP: Kawhi Leonard
  • Jun 15 In a blockbuster NBA trade, the New Orleans Pelicans send forward Anthony Davis to the LA Lakers for Brandon Ingram, Lonzo Ball, Josh Hart & 3 future 1st round draft picks including 2019 #4

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 15 Baseball jersey belonging to Babe Ruth becomes most expensive sports memorabilia when it sells for $5.64 million at an auction in New York

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • Jun 16 US Open Men's Golf, Pebble Beach GL: American Gary Woodland claims his first major title with a 3 stroke victory over defending champion Brooks Koepka
  • Jun 16 24 Hours of Le Mans: 2-time World F1 champion Fernando Alonso along with Swiss driver Sébastien Buemi and Japan's Kazuki Nakajima win back-to-back titles for Toyota Gazoo Racing
  • Jun 18 England cricket captain Eoin Morgan smashes a ODI world record 17 sixes against Afghanistan in his side's 150-run World Cup victory at Old Trafford; Morgan, 148 from 71 balls
  • Jun 20 NBA Draft: Duke power forward Zion Williamson first pick by New Orleans Pelicans
  • Jun 21 NHL Draft: US NTDP center Jack Hughes first pick by New Jersey Devils
  • Jun 23 Ashleigh Barty becomes first Australian female in 42 years (since Evonne Goolagong Cawley) to attain world #1 tennis ranking when she beats Julia Görges 6-3, 7-5 at the Birmingham Classic
  • Jun 23 Women's PGA Championship, Hazeltine National GC: Australian Hannah Green leads wire-to-wire to win her first LPGA event by 1 stroke ahead of Park Sung-hyun
  • Jun 25 NHL Draft: Barrie Colts (OHL) defenceman Aaron Ekblad first pick by Florida Panthers

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 30 Brooklyn Nets load up on elite NBA talent on first day of free agency; sign Kevin Durant from Golden State, Kyrie Irving from Boston and DeAndre Jordan from NY Knicks

NBA Player Kyrie Irving
NBA Player
Kyrie Irving
  • Jun 30 US Open Senior Men's Golf, Warren GC: Steve Stricker wins his second Champions Tour major of the year by 6 strokes from David Toms and Jerry Kelly