Sport and Leisure/Sport 2013

From Quiz Revision Notes


Jan 1

Antwerp is the European Capital of Sport 2013 (Cardiff in 2014)

Christopher Martin-Jenkins dies

PDC final – Taylor bt van Gerwen to win his 16th title

Jan 2

New Zealand bowled out 45 by South Africa (Philander 5-7)

Kallis – 13,000 Test runs

Daniel Sturridge moves from Chelsea to Liverpool

Jan 4

Demba Ba moves from Newcastle to Chelsea

Kevin-Prince Boateng (AC Milan) walks off pitch due to racist chants, causing match against Pro Patria to be abandoned

Jan 5

Welsh Grand National – Monbeg Dude (Paul Carberry)

FA Cup third round – Macclesfield bt Cardiff, Luton bt Wolves

Defending champion Christian Kist is knocked out of the BDO World Darts Championships in the opening round by Robbie Green

Hopman Cup final – Spain (Verdasco and Medina Garrigues) bt Serbia (Djokovic and Ivanovic)

Jan 6

First round – Jimmy Hendricks (Netherlands) bt Martin Adams

Four Hills Tournament – Gregor Schlierenzauer (Austria). Anders Jacobsen (Norway) wins two of the four events

Jan 7

Doncaster manager Dean Saunders replaces Stale Solbakken at Wolves

Ballon d’Or – Messi wins for the fourth time

Coach of the Year – Vicente del Bosque

Women's Player of the Year – Abby Wambach

Puskas Award for best goal – Miroslav Stoch

Jan 8

Fifa team of the year has five Barcelona players, five Real Madrid players, and Falcao (Atletico Madrid)

Jan 9

A record of 70 points for the longest tie-break in professional tennis is set at a Futures event in Florida when Monaco's Benjamin Balleret beat compatriot Guillaume Couillard 36-34. The record may not be official because of the lack of a chair umpire

Jan 11

Blackpool manager Michael Appleton moves to Blackburn Rovers

Jan 12

Jon Walters of Stoke scores two own goals for Chelsea

Owen Farrell kicks 10 penalties for Saracens against Racing Metro

BDO women’s final – Dobromyslova bt Lisa Ashton

Bobby George’s son, Richie, beaten by Scott Waites in semi-finals

Colin Kaepernick (San Francisco 49ers) sets an NFL single-game record for most rushing yards by a quarterback

Jan 13

BBL Cup final –Leicester Riders bt Newcastle Eagles

BDO final – Scott Waites bt Tony O’Shea 7-1

James Woods wins his second successive ski slopestyle World Cup event

Jan 14

Sean O’Driscoll replaces Derek McInnes as manager of Bristol City

Rory McIlroy unveiled as Nike's new brand ambassador

Sarah Taylor reveals she could play for Sussex men's second XI if required

Jan 15

Gordon Strachan appointed as manager of Scotland

Paul McGinley is named as Europe's captain for the 2014 Ryder Cup at Gleneagles

Judd Trump wears £845 Christian Louboutin Rollerboy Spikes at Masters

Jan 16

Bayern Munich announce that Pep Guardiola will become their coach this summer when Jupp Heynckes retires

Frank Rijkaard sacked as coach of Saudi Arabia

LeBron James becomes the youngest player in NBA history to score 20,000 career points

Gussie Moran dies

Uefa team of the year has four Barcelona players, four Real Madrid players, Thiago Silva (Paris Saint-Germain), Philipp Lahm (Bayern Munich),  and Andrea Pirlo (Juventus)

Jan 17

New York Knicks bt Detroit Pistons at O2 Arena

Australian Open second round – Robson bt Kvitova

Lance Armstrong stripped of Olympic bronze medal won in 2000

Jan 18

Nigel Adkins sacked by Southampton and replaced by Mauricio Pochettino

Gulf Cup of Nations final – UAE bt Iraq

Jan 19

Michael Owen scores 150th goal in Premier League, for Stoke

Australian Big Bash Twenty20 final – Brisbane Heat bt Perth Scorchers. Man of the tournament – Aaron Finch

Dakar Rally (Lima to Santiago) – Stephane Peterhansel wins in a Mini Countryman, his fifth win in cars category, eleventh win overall. Motorbikes – Cyril Despres wins for the fifth time

A shortened 48-game 2012–13 NHL season begins after the end of the 119-day lockout

Jan 20

Masters final – Selby bt Robertson. Sponsored by Betfair

Short-track speed skater Elise Christie wins her second title at the European Championships in Malmo

Fourth round – Djokovic bt Wawrinka 12-10 in final set

Abu Dhabi Championship – Jamie Donaldson

Leinster, Toulouse and Biarritz drop into the Amlin Challenge Cup quarter-finals, as the best runners-up in the Heineken Cup pools

Jan 21

Johan Clarey of France sets a World Cup speed record of 100.6mph in the Lauberhorn downhill in Wengen

Sacramento Kings planning to relocate to Seattle

Jan 22

Capitol One Cup semi-final – Bradford City bt Aston Villa

Jan 23

Quarter-final – Sloane Stephens bt Serena Williams

Capitol One Cup semi-final – Swansea bt Chelsea. Hazard sent off for kicking ball boy Charlie Morgan

England's netball team claim a first series win against world number one side Australia

Jan 24

World Indoor Championship final – Rebecca Field (aged 22) bt Alison Merrien

Semi-finals – Azarenka bt Stephens, Li Na bt Sharapova

Semi-final – Djokovic bt Ferrer

Jan 25

Women’s doubles final – Errani and Vinci bt Barty and Dellacqua

Semi-final – Murray bt Federer

Wilfred Zaha moves from Crystal Palace to Man Utd

Uefa announces details of Euro 2020: it is to be held in 13 cities across Europe

Laura Trott and Joanna Rowsell sign for Wiggle Honda

Sports journalist Frank Keating dies

Jan 26

Women’s final interrupted by fireworks for Australia Day

Final – Azarenka bt Li Na

Men’s doubles final – Bryan and Bryan bt Haase and Sijsling

Victor Chandler Chase – Sprinter Sacre

FA Cup fourth round – Norwich 0 Luton 1 (Scott Rendell). First non-league team to beat top-flight opponents in the FA Cup since Sutton United beat Coventry City in 1989

Qatar Masters – Chris Wood. First European Tour title

Togo vs Algeria delayed for 15 minutes after a player knocks the Algerian goal down by running into the back of the net

Jan 27

Final – Djokovic bt Murray

Mixed doubles final –Ebden and Gajdosova (Australia) bt Cermak and Hradecka

Olympic silver medal-winning cox and double Boat Race winner Acer Nethercott dies

Casey Stoner moves from MotoGP to V8 Supercars in a deal with Red Bull

Scottish League Cup semi-final – St Mirren bt Celtic

FA Cup – Leeds bt Spurs, Oldham bt Liverpool

Bell 113 in final ODI. India win series 3-2

Allianz Park hosts its first ever Saracens match, against the Cardiff Blues. First artificial pitch in English rugby union

World Indoor Bowls Championship final – Stewart Anderson (Scotland) bt Paul Foster (Scotland)

World Men's Handball Championship final – Spain bt Denmark

James Woods wins bronze medal in slopestyle at Winter X Games in Aspen

The Rock ends CM Punk’s reign of 434 days as WWE Champion

Jan 28

Didier Drogba moves to Galatasaray

Jan 30

Alex Thomson finishes third in Vendee Globe

Philippe Coutinho moves from Inter Milan to Liverpool

Final group tables –

Group A – South Africa, Cape Verde, Morocco, Angola

Group B – Ghana, Mali, DR Congo, Niger

Group C – Burkina Faso, Nigeria, Zambia, Ethiopia

Group B – Ivory Coast, Togo, Tunisia, Algeria

Lionel Messi's streak of scoring in 16 straight matches ends

Jan 31

Beckham signs a five-month deal with Paris St-Germain and will donate his salary to a local children’s charity

Balotelli moves to AC Milan for £19 million

Christopher Samba moves from Anzhi Makhachkala to QPR

Jack Butland moves from Birmingham to Stoke

Danny Graham moves from Swansea to Sunderland

American professional snowmobile racer Caleb Moore becomes the first person to die as a result of injuries sustained during the X Games


Feb 1

Sri Lanka hit a six off the last ball to beat England by one wicket at the Women's World Cup

Shelley Rudman becomes the first British woman to win skeleton gold in the world championships in St Moritz

Feb 2

Hartley and Poole score for Hartlepool against Notts County

Six Nations captains – Chris Robshaw, Sam Warburton, Jamie Heaslip, Kelly Brown, Pascal Pape, Sergio Parisse

Six Nations coaches – Stuart Lancaster, Rob Howley, Declan Kidney, Scott Johnson, Philippe Saint-Andre, Jacques Brunel

Billy Twelvetrees scores try on debut for England against Scotland

Berdych and Rosol (Czech Republic) bt Wawrinka and Chiudinelli (Switzerland) in longest Davis Cup match in history, 7 hours 2 minutes. Final set 24-22

Mario Balotelli scores twice in the 2–1 win over Udinese on his AC Milan debut

West Brom's Goran Popov is sent off for spitting at Kyle Walker

World Bandy Championships – Russia

Feb 3

Dubai Desert Classic – Stephen Gallagher

Super Bowl XLVII (Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans) – Baltimore Ravens bt San Francisco 49ers. MVP – Joe Flacco. Coach – John Harbaugh

Jacoby Jones scores two touchdowns, including a 108-yard kick-off return

Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis ends his 17-year career with a second Super Bowl win

Michael Oher, subject of the film ‘The Blind Side’, plays for Ravens

49ers coached by Jim Harbaugh, younger brother of John

Half-time entertainment – Beyonce and Destiny’s Child, followed by a 34 minute power cut

Super Bowl XLVIII will be held at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey

World Cup of Darts final (Hamburg) – England (Taylor and Lewis) bt Belgium (Kim Huybrechts and Ronny Huybrechts)

Feb 4

Leading Cheltenham Champion Hurdle fancy Darlan suffers a fatal fall

German Masters final – Carter bt Fu

Pakistan 49 (Steyn 6-8) vs South Africa. AB de Villiers' 11 dismissals equals the Test record set by Jack Russell at the same Wanderers ground in Johannesburg in 1995. Graeme Smith becomes the first cricketer to captain in 100 Tests

Liverpool’s 2009 Champions League tie against Debrecen is alleged to be one of 380 European games under suspicion of match-fixing

Feb 5

FIS Alpine World Ski Championships start in Schladming, Austria

Women’s Super-G – Tina Maze

ECB announces that Yorkshire Bank will become the new title sponsor of the domestic 40-over competition: the Yorkshire Bank 40

Feb 6

Men’s Super-G – Ted Ligety

England 2 (Rooney, Lampard) Brazil 1 (Fred). Ronaldihno misses a penalty. Ashley Cole wins his100th cap. England’s first win against Brazil since 1990

Scotland bt Estonia in Strachan’s first match as manager

Mike Golding becomes the first sailor to complete three Vendee Globe races

Feb 8

Women’s Super Combined – Maria Hofl-Riesch

Feb 9

Ireland Women bt England Women in rugby union – first defeat in 17 games

Men’s downhill – Svindal

Hennessy Cognac Irish Gold Cup – Sir Des Champs

Third place play-off – Mali bt Ghana

England hit 15 sixes in Twenty20 match against New Zealand

Feb 10

Women’s downhill – Marion Rolland (France)

Final (Johannesburg) – Nigeria 1 (Sunday Mba) Burkina Faso 0

Player of the Tournament – Jonathan Pitroipa (Burkina Faso)

Top scorer – Emmanuel Emenike (Nigeria)

Fed Cup – GB bt Bulgaria and qualify for World Group II play-off match against Argentina in April

Feb 11

Men’s Super Combined – Ted Ligety

Feb 12

Team Event – Austria

Wrestling dropped from 2020 Olympic Games. It will now compete with seven other sports – baseball/softball, squash, karate, sport climbing, wakeboarding, wushu and roller sports – for a place in the 2020 Games

Feb 14

Women’s Giant Slalom – Tessa Worley (France)

Pankaj Advani becomes the first Indian player to reach the quarter-finals of a world-ranking snooker event, at Welsh Open

Feb 15

Men’s Giant Slalom – Ted Ligety

NG Dragons 3 Glasgow Warriors 60

Serena Williams becomes the oldest world number one, aged 31

Hales and Lumb put on 143 for first wicket in third T20 international against New Zealand. England win series 2-1

Third-place play-off – England bt New Zealand. Charlotte Edwards 106, becomes the first woman to pass 5000 runs in one-day internationals

Feb 16

Women’s Slalom – Mikaela Shiffrin (USA)

Tour of Oman – Chris Froome

FA Cup – Blackburn bt Arsenal

Mo Farah wins 3000m at British Grand Prix in Birmingham. There are also wins for Holly Bleasdale, Shara Proctor, Michael Rimmer, Helen Clitheroe and Nigel Levine

Mo Farah to run half the distance at this year’s London Marathon for £250,000 and the full distance next year

Feb 17

Men’s Slalom – Marcel Hirscher

USA wins most gold medals (4)

Austria wins most medals (8)

Anderson surpasses Botham's record (528 wickets) as England's leading international wicket-taker

Welsh Open final – Maguire bt Bingham

Women’s World Cup final (Mumbai) – Australia bt West Indies. Sixth win for Australia

Feb 18

Paul Ince appointed as manager of Blackpool

Andy Robinson appointed as director of rugby at Bristol

Feb 19

Goal-line technology will be used at the 2014 World Cup

Feb 20

World Track Cycling Championships start in Minsk

Former Portsmouth players Boeteng and Muntari score for AC Milan against Barcelona in Champions League

Lindy Ruff, the active longest tenured coach in the National Hockey League, is fired by Buffalo Sabres after serving as the team's head coach for 15 seasons

Feb 21

Women’s team pursuit – GB (Trott, King, Elinor Barker)

Scratch race – Martyn Irvine (Ireland)

Play in WGC in Arizona halted by snow

2014 Giro d’Italia will start in Belfast

Feb 22

Keirin – Jason Kenny

Points race – Simon Yates

World Club Challenge – Melbourne Storm bt Leeds Rhinos. Man of the match – Cooper Cronk (Melbourne)

Chicago Blackhawks set a new NHL record for earning points in the first 17 consecutive games of a season

Jamie Carragher becomes the first Englishman to make 150 European appearances

Feb 23

England win ODI series against New Zealand for first time in 19 years

Tualagi scores only try for England against France

Sprint – Becky James

Football Association ambassador Paul Elliott resigns from all roles representing the organization following reports of a racism row

Feb 24

Capitol One Cup final – Swansea 5 Bradford City 0. Man of the match – Nathan Dyer. Bradford goalkeeper Matt Duke sent off

WGC Matchplay final – Kuchar bt Mahan

Third-place play-off – Day bt Poulter

Danica Patrick secures the best ever finish for a woman in the Daytona 500 by finishing eighth, after becoming the first woman to secure pole position

Kierin – Becky James

New Orleans half-marathon – Farah

Feb 26

Audley Harrison becomes the first two-time Prizefighter champion

Feb 27

Mario Balotelli commissions a life-size bronze statue of himself which he plans to display in his home in Brescia

Feb 28

Lancashire's Old Trafford home is renamed as part of a 10-year partnership with airline firm Emirates. It will now be known as ‘Emirates Old Trafford’


Mar 1

European Indoor Athletics Championships start in Gothenburg

Rory McIlroy quits Honda Classic mid-round complaining of toothache

Mar 2

Women’s pole vault – Holly Bleasdale

60m. Silver – James Dasaolu

Don Valley Stadium to close

Shinji Kagawa becomes first Asian player to score hat-trick in Premier League, for Man Utd against Norwich

Suarez hat-trick for Liverpool against Wigan

Tim Howard's run of 210 consecutive Premier League games ends

Mar 3

Women’s 400m – Perri Shakes-Drayton. Silver – Eilidh Child

400m. Silver – Nigel Levine

800m. Bronze – Muktar Mohammed

4x400m relay – GB (Michael Bingham, Richard Buck, Nigel Levine, Richard Strachan)

Women’s 4x400m relay – GB (Eilidh Child, Shana Cox, Christine Ohuruogu, Perri Shakes-Drayton)

World Open final – Allen bt Stevens

Norway's Marit Bjorgen wins five medals in FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Italy

Martin Fourcade (France) retains Biathlon World Cup

Lauren Silberman becomes the first woman to try out for the National Football League, but her attempt to make a team ends after two kicks with an injury

Mar 5

Real Madrid bt Man Utd. Winning goal scored by Ronaldo. Nani sent off. Giggs’s 1000th competitive match

Mar 6

Nick Dempsey becomes the first man to win two windsurfing World Championship titles

Lionel Messi gold foot worth £3.5 million unveiled in Tokyo

Juventus bt Celtic

Yorkshire will be known as the Vikings in one-day cricket this season

Mar 8

Ex-London Welsh team manager Mike Scott banned for life from rugby union for falsifying documents to make it appear that New Zealander Tyson Keats was English

Mar 9

Peterborough 0 Ipswich 0. Peterborough's last goalless draw came against the same opponents in December 2009. They have since played 156 league games (171 in all competitions) without a 0-0 result

Stirling Albion 9 East Stirling 1

Lionel Messi scores in his 17th successive La Liga game, breaking a world record which has stood since the 1930s

Panamanian pitcher Mariano Rivera of the New York Yankees, MLB's all-time saves leader, announces he will retire at the end of the 2013 Major League Baseball season

48-year-old Bernard Hopkins defeats Tavoris Cloud at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, to win IBF Light Heavyweight title

Saracens prop Mako Vunipola makes England debut against Italy

Halfpenny kicks seven penalties against Scotland

Ireland draw with France

Tevez hat-trick against Barnsley

BBL Trophy final – Sheffield Sharks bt Leicester Riders

Mar 10

First Test (Dunedin) England 167 and 421-6 (Cook 116, Compton 117) New Zealand 460-9 (Hamish Rutherford 171 on Test debut)

Finn bats for 4 ¾ hours, the second longest innings by an England nightwatchman

WGC-Cadillac Championship – Woods

Tina Baun (Denmark) wins women’s singles at All England Open Badminton Championships for a third time

Ryman Premier League match between Wingate & Finchley and Thurrock is abandoned as Wingate & Finchley have five players sent off

Mar 11

Brian McDermott sacked by Reading

Laureus Sports Awards (Rio de Janeiro) –

World Sportsman of the Year: Usain Bolt

World Sportswoman of the Year: Jessica Ennis

World Team of the Year: Europe Ryder Cup

World Breakthrough of the Year: Andy Murray

World Comeback of the Year: Felix Sanchez

Lifetime Achievement Award: Sebastian Coe

Action Sportsperson of the Year: Felix Baumgartner

World Sportsperson of the Year with a Disability: Daniel Dias (Brazilian swimmer)

Exceptional Achievement Award: Michael Phelps

Mar 12

Champion Hurdle – Hurricane Fly (Ruby Walsh), trained by Willie Mullins

Hurricane Fly becomes only the second horse after Comedy of Errors in 1975 to regain the Champion Hurdle

Arkle Trophy – Simonsig

Quevega wins the Mares' Hurdle for a fifth successive time. The last horse to win the same race in five successive years was Golden Miller

Mar 13

Champion Chase – Sprinter Sacre (Barry Geraghty), trained by Nicky Henderson

Bayern Munich bt Arsenal

Cyprus Cup final (women’s football) – England bt Canada

Toby Flood kicks six penalties against Italy

Mar 14

World Hurdle – Solwhit (Paul Carberry), trained by Charles Byrnes

National Hockey League officially announces it will realign into a four-division structure and a modified division-based playoff system starting next season

Mar 15

Gold Cup – Bob’s Worth (Barry Geraghty), trained by Nicky Henderson. 2nd Sir Des Champs, 3rd Long Run

Nicky Henderson's 50th Festival winner

Leading jockey – Ruby Walsh

Leading trainer – Willie Mullins

Conor Murphy, a stable lad at Nicky Henderson’s yard, wins £1 million on an accumulator bet based on five of the yard’s winners

Mar 16

Shikhar Dhawan makes the fastest debut hundred in Test history (85 balls) for India against Australia

Italy beat Ireland for first time in Six Nations

Wales 30 England 3. Alex Cuthbert scores two tries

Six Nations final table – Wales, England, Scotland, Italy, Ireland, France

Leading try scorer – Alex Cuthbert (4 tries)

Leading points scorer – Leigh Halfpenny (74 points)

Mar 17

Formula 1 teams –

Red Bull – Vettel, Webber

Ferrari – Alonso, Massa

McLaren – Button, Perez

Lotus – Grosjean, Raikkonen

Mercedes – Hamilton, Rosberg

Sauber – Hulkenberg, Esteban Gutierrez (Mexico)

Force India – Di Resta, Sutil

Williams – Maldonado, Valtteri Bottas (Finland)

Toro Rosso – Ricciardo, Jean-Eric Vergne

Caterham – Pic, Giedo van der Garde (Netherlands)

Marussia – Jules Bianchi (France), Max Chilton (UK)

Tyre compounds – hard (orange), medium (white), soft (yellow), super-soft (red), intermediate (green), full wet (blue)

Harder tyres are ‘prime’ – they give the least grip but are the most durable

Final year that Formula 1 uses the current 2.4 litre V8 engine configuration; a 1.6 litre turbocharged V6 engine formula is to come into force for 2014

Australian GP – Raikkonen, Alonso, Vettel

LV= Cup Final – Harlequins bt Sale

Lampard scores 200th goal for Chelsea

Scottish League Cup final – St Mirren bt Hearts

Ireland Women win Grand Slam. Scotland Women scored 3 points and conceded 203

Players Tour final (Galway) – Ding Junhui bt Robertson

Skiing World Cup –

Men’s overall – Marcel Hirscher. Downhill – Svindal

Women’s overall – Tina Maze. Downhill – Vonn

World Figure Skating Championships (London, Ontario). Men’s – Patrick Chan (Canada), Women’s – Kim Yu-Na (South Korea)

Greek football player Giorgos Katidis is banned from the national team for life after giving a Nazi style salute

Mar 18

Second Test (Wellington) England 465 (Compton 100, Trott 121) New Zealand 254 (Broad 6-51) and 162-2

Mar 19

Michael Appleton sacked by Blackburn

World Baseball Classic – Dominican Republic

Mar 20

Winter X Games start in Tignes

Championship League Snooker final – Gould bt Carter

Mar 21

Martin Dwyer banned for two months by Indian racing authorities

Pietro Mennea dies

Greg Dyke to replace David Bernstein as FA chairman

Martin Brodeur of New Jersey Devils becomes the first NHL goaltender to score three goals

Mar 22

West Ham will be anchor tenants for the Olympic Stadium

Six Nations player of the championship – Leigh Halfpenny

San Marino 0 England 8. Defoe is only player to score two goals. Match played in Stadio Olimpico in Serravalle

In the CONCACAF, USA bt Costa Rica in near-blizzard conditions at Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, Colorado

Mar 23

Caerphilly Castle Ladies resigns from Women’s Welsh Premier League after scoring one goal and conceding 219 in ten matches

Michael Owen to retire at end of season

Plan for a ‘Dream Football League’ in Qatar is a hoax

Mar 24

Malaysian GP – Vettel, Webber, Hamilton

Hong Kong Sevens final – Fiji bt Wales

World Women's Curling Championship final (Latvia) – Scotland bt Sweden. Skip – Eve Muirhead

FA Trophy final – Wrexham bt Grimsby

Men’s Ski Jumping World Cup – Gregor Schlierenzauer (Austria)

Women’s Ski Jumping World Cup – Sara Takanashi (Japan)

Football League Player of the Year –Matej Vydra (Watford)

League One award – Matt Ritchie (Bournemouth)

League Two award – Tom Pope (Port Vale)

Outstanding managerial achievement – Phil Parkinson

World Cross Country Championships (Poland). Men’s – Japhet Korir (Kenya). Women’s – Emily Kebet (Kenya)

Mar 25

Tiger Woods returns to the top of the world rankings after winning the Arnold Palmer Invitational

Third Test (Auckland) New Zealand 443 (Fulton 136, Finn 6-125) and 241-6 (Fulton 110) England 204 (Boult 6-68) and 315-9 (Prior 110)

Stuart Broad sets a new Test record for the longest time at the crease without scoring, needing 103 minutes to get off the mark

Elite League champions – Nottingham Panthers

Mar 26

Nigel Adkins appointed as manager of Reading

Peter Siddle becomes the first batsman in a Test to make two fifties batting at number nine

Mar 27

Frank Williams’s daughter Claire lined up as his long-term successor

Mar 28

All-weather jockeys’ championship – Adam Kirby

Jesse Ryder is in a critical condition in hospital, after being severely beaten as he left a bar in Christchurch

Mar 30

JT McNamara is paralyzed by injuries sustained in a fall at the Cheltenham Festival

Lincoln Handicap – Levitate

Dubai World Cup – Animal Kingdom

Messi scores in 19th successive league game

Mar 31

China Open final – Robertson bt Selby

Paolo di Canio replaces Martin O’Neill as manager of Sunderland

159th Boat Race – Oxford. Umpire – Matthew Pinsent. Oxford cox Oskar Zorrilla caught swearing on BBC

Murray wins Sony Open in Miami to rise to number two in world rankings


Apr 1

Irish Grand National – Liberty Council (Ben Dalton)

Hull KR 6 Wigan 84

Neil Warnock leaves Leeds United

Michael O'Leary donates €200,000 to a fund for JT McNamara

Apr 2

Declan Kidney sacked as head coach of Ireland

German-based manufacturer GoalControl to provide goal-line system at World Cup in Brazil

Apr 3

Challenge Cup final – Nottingham Panthers bt Sheffield Steelers

Apr 4

Betfred Bowl – First Lieutenant (Mouse Morris)

Apr 5

Melling Chase – Sprinter Sacre (Barry Geraghty)

Apr 6

Grand National – 1st Auroras Encore (Ryan Mania, 66-1), trained by Sue Smith, 2nd Cappa Bleu, 3rd Teaforthree

Apr 7

Davis Cup (Ricoh Arena) – GB bt Russia

JP Trophy final – Crewe bt Southend

Scottish Challenge Cup final – Queen of the South bt Partick Thistle

Elite League play-off final – Nottingham Panthers bt Belfast Giants

Texas Open – Martin Laird

World Men’s Curling Championship final (Canada) – Sweden bt Canada

Paris-Roubaix – Cancellara

Apr 9

Ian Millward sacked by Castleford Tigers

Women’s Ice Hockey World Championships final – USA bt Canada

Apr 10

Wisden Cricketers of the Year – Compton, Amla, Kallis, Steyn, Samuels

Leading Cricketer in the World – Clarke

150th edition of Wisden is published

Masters Par 3 Contest – Ted Potter

Apr 11

Hawkeye to be used in Premier League next season

Hole-in-one for Jamie Donaldson in Masters

England Rugby Sevens unveil psychedelic strip designed by Canterbury

Apr 12

14-year-old Guan Tianlang penalized one stroke for slow play

Brian McDermott appointed as manager of Leeds

Apr 13

FA Cup semi-final –Wigan bt Millwall

World Championship third qualifying round – Kurt Maflin (Norway) bt Steve Davis

Woods penalized two strokes for incorrect drop

Apr 14

FA Cup semi-final – Man City bt Chelsea

World Championship final qualifying round – Milkins bt White, Selt bt Doherty

Chinese GP – Alonso, Raikkonen, Hamilton

Masters – Scott bt Cabrera in play-off to become first Australian winner. 3rd Day. Leading European – Thorbjorn Olesen (Denmark)

Apr 16

Lee Johnson (Oldham) and Gary Johnson (Yeovil) are the first father and son to manage opposing teams in a Football League game since 1971

Apr 17

Black Caviar retires unbeaten after 25 wins

Dean Ryan replaces Richard Hill as director of rugby at Worcester

Real Madrid overtakes Manchester United as the world's most valuable football club, according to business magazine Forbes

Carmelo Anthony (New York Knicks) wins NBA Scoring Title

Apr 18

Chris Hoy retires

New Orleans Hornets change their name to the Pelicans

Apr 19

John Terry refuses handshake from FA chairman David Bernstein

European Gymnastics Championships (Moscow) –

All-around. Silver – Max Whitlock

Pommel horse – Daniel Keatings. Bronze – Max Whitlock

Portsmouth out of administration and deducted 10 points

Mike Denness dies

Apr 20

Floor – Max Whitlock

Scottish Grand National – Godsmejudge (Wayne Hutchinson)

Barnet play final match at Underhill

England Hockey League Championship men’s play-off final – Beeston bt Surbiton

England Hockey League Championship women’s play-off final – Reading bt Leicester

Apr 21

London Marathon. Men’s –Tsegaye Kebede (Ethiopia). Women’s – Priscah Jeptoo (Kenya). Tiki Gelana involved in a collision with Canadian wheelchair racer Josh Cassidy

High bar. Silver – Sam Oldham

Monte Carlo Masters final – Djokovic bt Nadal

Fed Cup – Argentina bt GB

Bahrain GP – Vettel, Raikkonen, Grosjean

Spanish Open – Raphael Jacquelin, at ninth play-off hole

Hyundai A-League Grand Final – Central Coast Mariners bt Western Sydney Wanderers

Apr 22

Van Persie hat-trick for Man Utd against Aston Villa. 20th title for Man Utd

Apr 23

Brett Lee takes wicket with first ball of IPL tournament

Royal Challengers Bangalore 263 in IPL match against Pune Warriors. Gayle 175, setting a new record for the fastest century in professional cricket (30 balls)

Wimbledon prize money increased by 40%. Retractable roof for Number One court by 2019

Apr 24

Lancashire batsman Jordan Clark hits six sixes in one over in a second XI game against Yorkshire, to become the fifth player to achieve the feat in professional cricket and the first Englishman

Suarez banned for 10 matches for biting Ivanovic

Lewandowski scores four goals for Borussia Dortmund against Real Madrid in Champions League semi-final

Reanne Evans wins ninth successive women's World Championship snooker title

Matt Le Tissier makes his debut for Guernsey

Kukri announce a deal to supply all delegation and teamwear for the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow for Commonwealth Games England

Apr 25

World Snooker Championships first round – Milkins bt Robertson

Peter Ebdon equals Steve Davis by featuring in 22 consecutive appearances in the World Snooker Championships, second only to Stephen Hendry's record of 27

15 Godolphin horses suspended for six months. Mahmood al Zarooni banned from racing for eight years for doping

Danny Cipriani hit by a bus in Leeds

Dechawat Poomjaeng concedes a frame against Michael White by missing an open red three times

Apr 26

Graeme Dott receives a number of electric shocks from the table

Anthony Fry to succeed Dave Richards as chairman of the Premier League

Women's Super League is expanded into two tiers of eight and 10 teams from 2014, an increase from the previous single division of eight. Manchester City Ladies replace Doncaster Rovers Belles in WSL1

Conditional Jockeys’ Championship – Lucy Alexander

Apr 27

Manchester-born Menelik Watson selected by the Oakland Raiders in the second round of the NFL Draft

Champion jockey – McCoy. Runner-up – Jason Maguire

Champion trainer – Nicky Henderson

Second round – Hawkins bt Selby

Newcastle 0 Liverpool 6

Heineken Cup semi-final – Clermont Auvergne bt Munster

Rolex Kentucky – Andrew Nicholson, riding Quimbo

Apr 28

BBL play-off final – Leicester Riders bt Newcastle Eagles

Heineken Cup semi-final (Twickenham) – Toulon bt Saracens. Jonny Wilkinson kicks 24 points

Tour de Romandie – Chris Froome

Frank Lampard equals Andy Cole's record of scoring against 38 different teams in the Premier League

Lawrence Okoye signs for the San Francisco 49ers as an undrafted free agent

Maracana stadium reopens after three years of renovations

Gareth Bale is named both Professional Footballers' Association Player of the Year and Young Player of the Year

Kim Little is inaugural winner of the PFA Women's Player of the Year

Apr 29

Leinster's Joe Schmidt to take over as head coach of Ireland

Aston Villa 6 (Benteke 3) Sunderland 1

Apr 30

Warburton named as captain of British Lions

Champions League semi-final – Borussia Dortmund bt Real Madrid

Joao Havelange resigns as Fifa’s honorary president after a report ruled he had taken bribes


May 1

Chesney Hughes carries his bat for 270 not out for Derbyshire against Yorkshire

Champions League semi-final – Bayern Munich bt Barcelona 7-0 on aggregate

May 2

Football Writers' Association Footballer of the Year – Bale

China's Ye Wocheng, 12, becomes the youngest player in European Tour history, in the China Open

Olympic Stadium will host five games at the 2015 Rugby World Cup, which is being held across 13 venues

Yorkshire 677-7 (Root 236) against Derbyshire

Monterrey (Mexico) win third successive CONCACAF Champions League title

Europa League semi finals – Chelsea bt Basle, Benfica bt Fenerbache

May 4

Semi-finals – O’Sullivan bt Trump, Hawkins bt Walden

2000 Guineas – Dawn Approach (Kevin Manning), trained by Jim Bolger

Saracens finish top of Premiership. London Welsh are relegated

FA Vase – Spennymoor Town

Kentucky Derby – Orb

May 5

1000 Guineas – Sky Lantern (Richard Hughes), trained by Richard Hannon

Conference play-off – Newport bt Wrexham

Conference champions – Mansfield

May 6

PFA Scotland Player of the Year – Michael Higdon (Motherwell)

Final – O’Sullivan bt Hawkins 18-12. O’Sullivan hits six centuries and becomes the first player to retain the title since Hendry in 1996

Highest break – Robertson (143)

Badminton Horse Trials – Jonathan Paget (New Zealand), riding Clifton Promise

May 7

Women's Super League (WSL) champions Arsenal are beaten 4-0 by Liverpool in the opening match of their title defence at Emirates Stadium, their first loss in the competition since July 2011

May 8

Salford City Reds fined £10,000 for fielding an extra man against Castleford Tigers

James Allison to step down as Lotus technical director

Vijay Singh is to sue the PGA Tour for banning him from competition without a test for using deer antler spray

NBA Coach of the Year – George Karl (Denver Nuggets)

Madrid Open second round – Grigor Dimotrov bt Djokovic

San Francisco 49ers announce that Levi Strauss & Co. have purchased the naming rights to their new stadium in Santa Clara

May 9

Alex Ferguson to retire at end of season

David Moyes appointed as manager of Man Utd on a six-year deal

Premiership Rugby Player of the Year –Tom Youngs (Leicester)

Discovery of the Season – Joe Launchbury (Wasps)

Director of Rugby of the Season – Mark McCall (Saracens)

Leading points scorer – Freddie Burns (Gloucester), 240 points

Leading try scorer – Tom Varndell and Christian Wade (both Wasps), 13 tries

May 10

Olympic yachtsman Andrew ‘Bart’ Simpson dies when the catamaran he was aboard capsized during training for the America's Cup as part of the Swedish team, Artemis Racing

60th edition of BBC Sports Personality of the Year will be broadcast live from Leeds

May 11

Frank Lampard breaks Bobby Tambling’s Chelsea goal scoring record with 203rd goal

FA Cup final – Wigan 1 (Ben Watson) Man City 0. Man of the Match – Callum McManaman. Zabaleta sent off. Wigan captain – Emmerson Boyce

Wigan chairman Dave Whelan broke his leg playing for Blackburn Rovers in the 1960 FA Cup final against Wolves

Premiership semi-final – Leicester bt Harlequins

May 12

Paul Scholes retires

Spanish GP – Alonso, Raikkonen, Massa

Premiership semi-final – Northampton bt Saracens

Challenge Cup – Catalans Dragons 92 York 8

Sturridge hat-trick for Liverpool against Fulham

Players Championship – Woods

Euroleague Basketball – Olympiacos Piraeus

IRB Sevens World Series – New Zealand. 5th Kenya. Top points scorer – Dan Norton (England)

May 13

England Cricketer of the Year – Matt Prior

England Women’s Cricketer of the Year – Katherine Brunt

FA Youth Cup final – Norwich bt Chelsea

Roma fined €50,000 after racist chants from their fans halted a match at AC Milan

SPL Player of the Year – Leigh Griffiths (Hibs)

SPL Manager of the Year – Stuart McCall (Motherwell)

British Speedway Championship – Tai Woffinden (Wolverhampton Wolves)

May 15

Europa League final (Amsterdam Arena) – Chelsea 2 (Torres, Ivanovic) Benfica 1

Chelsea become first team to hold both European titles. Benfica’s seventh loss in a European final since their last win in 1962

2014 Europa League final will be held in Turin

May 16

Beckham to retire at end of the season

Premier League Darts final – Van Gerwen bt Taylor

Three Rajasthan Royals players are arrested along with seven bookies on charges of spot-fixing in the IPL6 tournament

New owner Vivek Ranadive intends keeping Sacramento Kings in Sacramento

May 17

British & Irish Cup final – Leinster A bt Newcastle

Anderson takes 300th Test wicket (Peter Fulton)

Amlin Challenge Cup final (RDS Arena, Dublin) – Leinster bt Stade Francais. Man of the match – Sexton

Copa Del Ray final – Atletico Madrid bt Real Madrid. Ronaldo sent off

Barclays Manager of the Season and LMA Manager of the Year – Ferguson

Barclays Player of the Season – Bale

May 18

League Two play-off – Bradford bt Northampton

Promoted – Gillingham, Rotherham, Port Vale, Bradford

Relegated – Barnet, Aldershot

Leading scorer – Tom Pope (Port Vale), 31 goals

Ronan O’Gara retires to take up a coaching post with Racing Metro

Heineken Cup final (Aviva Stadium, Dublin) – Toulon bt Clermont Auvergne. Jonny Wilkinson kicks 11 points. Man of the match – Mathieu Bastareaud (Toulon)

Jessica Ennis marries Andy Hill

Preakness Stakes – Oxbow

May 19

European Player of the Year – Jonny Wilkinson

World Match Play final (Bulgaria) – McDowell bt Thongcai Jaidee (Thailand)

League One play-off – Yeovil bt Brentford

Promoted – Doncaster, Bournemouth, Yeovil

Relegated – Scunthorpe, Bury, Hartlepool, Portsmouth

Leading scorer – Paddy Madden (Yeovil), 24 goals

Cal Crutchlow overcomes a broken leg to take second place – the best result of his MotoGP career – in French GP at Le Mans

WBA 5 (Lukaku 3) Man Utd 5. Alex Ferguson’s 1500th and final game in charge

Kevin Nolan hat-trick for West Ham against Reading

Final table – 1st Man Utd, 2nd Man City, 3rd Chelsea, 4th Arsenal

Relegated – Wigan, Reading, QPR

Leading scorer – Van Persie (26)

Leighton Baines was the only outfield player to play every minute of every match

Jamie Carragher retires

Referee Mark Halsey retires

Final table – 1st Celtic, 2nd Motherwell

Leading scorer – Michael Higdon (26)

Relegated – Dundee

Scottish First Division – Partick Thistle

Scottish Second Division – Queen of the South

Scottish Third Division – Rangers

Highland League – Cove

First Test (Lords) England 232 and 213 (Southee 6-50) New Zealand 207 and 68 (Broad 7-44)

Principality Premiership Grand Final – Llanelli bt Pontypridd

Scottish Premiership – Ayr

Ulster Bank All-Ireland League – Lansdowne

Euro Hockey League – HC Bloemendaal (Netherlands)

Ice Hockey World Championships final – Sweden bt Switzerland

May 20

FIA rejects a proposal from Pirelli to go back to last year's tyres

May 21

Tony Pulis leaves Stoke City

Pune Warriors India terminate their participation in IPL6 due to disagreements with their franchisee fees for the BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India)

May 22

Sergio Garcia apologizes to Tiger Woods after joking that he would serve him ‘fried chicken’ for dinner

May 23

Women’s Champions League final (Stamford Bridge) – Wolfsburg bt Lyon, ending Lyon's run of 118 competitive games without defeat, other than on penalties

Professional Rugby Players Association player of the year and Young player of the year – Christian Wade (Wasps)

May 24

Stage 19 of Giro d'Italia cancelled because of snow in the Dolomites

2007 Giro d'Italia winner Danilo Di Luca of Italy tests positive for Erythropoietin (EPO)

Mick McManus dies

Brian Greenhoff dies

Jockey Eddie Ahern banned for 10 years for corruption

Gibraltar accepted as 54th full member of Uefa

Southampton and Wales centre forward Ron Davies dies

May 25

Aviva Premiership final – Leicester bt Northampton. Dylan Hartley sent off. Man of the match – Anthony Allen (Leicester)

RaboDirect Pro12 final – Leinster bt Ulster

Rosberg gains third successive pole position

Champions League final (Wembley) – Bayern Munich 2 Borussia Dortmund 1. Winning goal scored by Robben. Man of the match – Robben. Dortmund manager – Jurgen Klopp

2014 Champions League final will be held in Lisbon

Millennium Magic Weekend at Etihad Stadium

Carl Froch retains IBF super-middleweight crown against Mikkel Kessler at O2 Arena

Netball Superleague Grand Final – Team Bath bt Celtic Dragons

The use of broom-handle and belly putters will be banned from 2016

May 26

BMW PGA – Matteo Manassero

Dylan Hartley banned for 11 weeks. Replaced on Lions tour by Rory Best

Scottish Cup final – Celtic bt Hibernian

FA Women's Cup final – Arsenal bt Bristol Academy

Women’s Premier League – Sunderland

Bill Beaumont County Cup final – Lancashire bt Cornwall

Monaco GP – Rosberg, Vettel, Webber

Indy 500 – Tony Kanaan (Brazil)

Giro d’Italia – Vincenzo Nibali. Red jersey – Cavendish

Freddie Burns scores 20 points for England against Barbarians

French Open first round – Ursula Radwanska bt Venus Williams

IPL6 final – Mumbai Indians bt Chennai Super Kings

Mumbai captain – Rohit Sharma

Man of the series – Shane Watson

Leading run scorer – Michael Hussey

Leading wicket taker – Dwayne Bravo

British Open squash – Men’s – Remy Ashour (Egypt), Women’s – Laura Massaro

May 27

Championship play-off final – Crystal Palace 1 (Phillips) Watford 0

Promoted – Cardiff, Hull, Crystal Palace

Relegated – Peterborough, Wolves, Bristol City

Leading scorer – Glenn Murray (Crystal Palace), 30 goals

Clermont Auvergne coach Vern Cotter appointed as manager of Scotland from June 2014

Rafa Benitez appointed as manager of Napoli

May 28

Reanne Evans qualifies for the final stages of the Wuxi Classic in China

Second Test (Headingley) England 354 (Root 104) and 287-5 (Cook 130) New Zealand 174 and 220 (Swann 6-90)

Yoshinari Matsushita killed at Isle of Man TT races

May 29

Squash, baseball/softball and wrestling beat off five other sports to remain in contention to be added to the Olympic Games programme in 2020. The IOC drops wushu, wakeboarding, roller sports, karate and sport climbing from the shortlist

England 1 (Lampard) Ireland 1 (Long)

Championship play-off final – Newcastle Falcons bt Bedford Blues

May 30

Mark Hughes appointed as manager of Stoke City

May 31

Oaks – Talent (Richard Hughes), trained by Ralph Beckett

Falcao moves from Atletico Madrid to Monaco. Plays for Colombia

Serie A – Juventus

La Liga – Barcelona

Bundesliga – Bayern Munich

Liga Sagres – Porto

Ligue 1 (Le Championnat) – Paris St Germain

Eredivisie – Ajax

Australian Andrew Dodt becomes the first man in European Tour history to record two holes-in-one in the same round, at the Nordea Masters


Jun 1

Coronation Cup – St Nicholas Abbey

Derby – Ruler of the World (Ryan Moore), trained by Aidan O’Brien. 2nd Libertarian 3rd Galileo Rock. Dawn Approach finishes last

Lions bt Barbarians in first tour match, in Hong Kong

Top 14 final – Castres bt Toulon

British Speedway GP (Millennium Stadium) – Emil Sayfutdinov (Russia)

Jun 2

New Zealand 359-3 (Guptil 189) in second ODI against England

Spain's Tommy Robredo becomes the first player since Henri Cochet in 1927 to come back from two sets down in three consecutive Grand Slam matches

Ponting 192 on debut for Surrey against Derbyshire

Brazil 2 England 2. Match played in the Maracana Stadium despite safety concerns

Scandinavian Masters – Mikko Ilonen (Finland)

Jun 3

Neymar moves from Santos to Barcelona for £49 million

Jun 4

Quarter final – Tsonga bt Federer

Graham Napier takes four wickets in four balls for Essex against Surrey in YB40

Japan becomes the first country to qualify for the 2014 World Cup

Jun 5

Buttler 47 in 16 balls in third ODI

Jun 6

Semi-finals – Sharapova bt Azarenka, Serena Williams bt Errani

Man City sign Brazilian midfielder Fernandinho from Shakhtar Donetsk

Usain Bolt beaten in Diamond League 100m in Rome by Justin Gatlin

Mixed doubles final – Cermak and Hradecka bt Nestor and Mladenovic

Jun 7

Semi-finals – Nadal bt Djokovic, Ferrer bt Tsonga

Isle of Man Senior TT – John McGuinness, denying Michael Dunlop a record-equaling fifth win of the week

Donna Hartley-Wass dies

Robbie Keane becomes Ireland's most capped player (126 caps), scoring a hat-trick against Faroe Islands

Jun 8

Kyle Edmund becomes the first British winner at the French Open since 1982, in the boys' doubles

Samoa beat Scotland for the first time

Final – Serena Williams bt Sharapova

Men’s doubles final – Bryan and Bryan bt Llodra and Mahut

Bottas placed third in qualifying for Canadian GP

Andrew Selby becomes first British fighter to defend a European amateur boxing title

James Anderson overtakes Darren Gough’s total of 234 to become England’s top ODI wicket taker

Ben Maher wins inaugural Grand Prix of London at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

Belmont Stakes – Palace Malice

Jun 9

Final – Nadal bt Ferrer, to become the first person to win the same Grand Slam event eight times. Final disrupted by an intruder leaping onto the court while brandishing a flare

Women’s doubles final – Makarova and Vesnina bt Errani and Vinci

Criterium du Dauphine – Chris Froome

Yorkshire's Matthew Fisher, aged 15, becomes the youngest post-war cricketer to play in one of England's county competitions

Canadian GP – Vettel, Alonso, Hamilton

LPGA – Inbee Park bt Catriona Matthew in a play-off

UK Open final – Phil Taylor bt Andy Hamilton

Jun 10

Denesh Ramdin receives a two-match ban for claiming a dropped catch against Pakistan

Mourinho calls himself ‘the happy one’ on return to Chelsea

Jun 11

Henry Cecil dies

Jesus Navas moves from Sevilla to Man City

Jun 12

European U-21 Championship final tables –

Group A – Italy, Norway, Israel, England

Group B – Spain, Netherlands, Germany, Russia

England lost all three group matches and only scored one goal, a penalty by Craig Dawson against Norway

David Warner attacks Joe Root in a bar in Birmingham and is suspended until the first Ashes Test

Jun 13

Sangakkara 134 against England in Champions Trophy. All matched played at The Oval, Trent Bridge and Edgbaston

Jun 14

Malaga manager Manuel Pellegrini moves to Man City. Born in Chile

Essex bowled out for 20 by Lancs. Chapple 5-7, Hogg 4-11

South Africa tie with West Indies in Champions Trophy

International Origin Series – England bt Exiles

Owen Coyle appointed as manager of Wigan

Jun 15

U-21 semi-finals – Spain bt Norway, Italy bt Netherlands

Brazilian Alan Oliveira becomes the world's fastest amputee after breaking Oscar Pistorius's 100m T43 record

Japan beat Wales for the first time in rugby union

Marland Yarde scores two tries on England debut against Argentina

Jose Froilan Gonzalez dies. Argentine racing driver, notable for scoring Ferrari's first win in a Formula One World Championship race at the 1951 British Grand Prix

Queen’s Birthday Honours –

OBE – Clare Balding, Paul Lawrie, Christian Horner

Jun 16

Kyle Mills becomes leading wicket taker in Champions Trophy

Aegon Championships final – Murray bt Cilic

US Open (Merion) – Rose (+1). 2nd Day, Mickelson

Rose becomes the first Englishman to win the US Open since Tony Jacklin in 1970

Hole in one for Shawn Stefani

Nottingham Challenge – Baltacha

Aegon Classic (Birmingham) – Hantuchova

Jun 17

Hearts to go into administration

Champions Trophy final tables –

Group A – England , Sri Lanka, New Zealand, Australia

Group B – India, South Africa, West Indies, Pakistan

Alec Stewart placed in temporary charge of Surrey after Chris Adams and Ian Salisbury are sacked

Jun 18

ACT Brumbies bt Lions. Shane Williams plays for Lions

U-21 Final (Teddy Stadium, Jerusalem) – Spain 4 (Thiago 3) Italy 2

De Gea makes record 27th appearance for Spain

Pearce to leave as England U-21 coach

St James’s Palace Stakes – Dawn Approach

Football League reveals six fixtures early to mark 125th anniversary

Jun 19

Kent chase down 326 by Sussex in YB40 to set new record for a 40 over match

Semi-final – England bt South Africa

Prince of Wales’s Stakes – Al Kazeem

British fencer James Davis wins bronze in the individual foil at the European Championships in Zagreb

Jun 20

NBA finals – Miami Heat bt San Antonio Spurs 4-3. Finals and regular season MVP – LeBron James

Mediterranean Games start in Mersin, Turkey

Semi-final – India bt Sri Lanka

Ponting to retire from all forms of cricket in October

Gold Cup – Estimate (Ryan Moore), trained by Michael Stoute. First time that the race has been won by a reigning monarch

Ribblesdale Stakes – Riposte, trained by Lady Jane Cecil, who has been granted a temporary training license

Messi summoned over Spain tax fraud

Northants bowled out for 62 (Hogg 7-27) by Lancs

Abby Wambach breaks the international record for career goals, passing the 158 of fellow American Mia Hamm

Jun 21

Coronation Stakes – Sky Lantern

Bernard Hunt dies

Jun 22

Diamond Jubilee Stakes – Lethal Force

Thomas Chippendale dies after Hardwicke Stakes win

Leading jockey at Ascot – Johnny Murtagh

Leading trainer at Ascot – Aidan O’Brien

First Test (Brisbane) – Australia 21 Lions 23. Kurtley Beale misses a penalty with the last kick of the game

Eastbourne tournament. Men’s – Feliciano Lopez. Women’s – Elana Vesnina

Luis Alberto moves from Sevilla to Liverpool

Danish driver Allan Simonson killed during Le Mans race

European Team Athletics Championships (Gateshead) 1st Russia, 2nd Germany, 3rd GB

Veronica Campbell-Brown tests positive for a banned diuretic

Jun 23

Champions Trophy Final (Edgbaston) – India bt England by 5 runs. Match played over 20 overs. Man of the match – Ravi Jadeja

Golden bat, for most runs in the tournament – Shikhar Dhawan

Golden ball, for most wickets in the tournament – Ravi Jadeja

Gus Poyet sacked as manager of Brighton

Confederations Cup final tables –

Group A – Brazil, Italy, Mexico, Japan

Group B – Spain, Uruguay, Nigeria, Tahiti

Tahiti lost 6-1 to Nigeria, 10-0 to Spain, 8-0 to Uruguay

Le Mans – Audi (Allan McNish, Tom Kristensen and Loic Duval)

Wuxi Classic final – Robertson bt Higgins

British Jumping Derby (Hickstead) – Phillip Miller (GB) riding Caritiar Z

British National Road Race Championships. Men – Mark Cavendish, Women – Lizzie Armitstead

IRB Junior World Championship final – England U20 bt Wales U20

Jun 24

Wimbledon first round – Steve Darcis (Belgium) bt Nadal

Stanley Cup – Chicago Blackhawks bt Boston Bruins 4-2

Finals MVP – Patrick Kane (Chicago)

Regular season MVP – Alexander Ovechkin (Washington Capitals)

Anthony Bennett is the number one overall pick in the NBA Draft by the Cleveland Cavaliers. First number one pick to be born in Canada

Jun 25

First round – Robson bt Kirilenko (No. 10 seed)

Darren Lehman replaces Micky Arthur as coach of Australia

Former Ireland fast bowler Boyd Rankin makes his debut for England in T20 defeat to New Zealand at the Oval

Carlo Ancelotti takes over as Real Madrid manager, with Laurent Blanc replacing him as coach of Paris St-Germain

Sebastien Loeb will drive a Citroen in the World Touring Car Championship from 2014

Jun 26

Second round – Sergiy Stakhovsky (Ukraine) bt Federer

Tsonga, Cilic and Darcis retire through injury

Larcher De Brito bt Sharapova

Azarenka retires through injury

Semi-final – Brazil bt Uruguay

Somerset lose six wickets for no runs against Australia

Simon Mignolet moves from Sunderland to Liverpool

Rachel Yankey breaks Peter Shilton's all-time record of 125 England caps

Jun 27

Mark Webber to leave Formula 1 at the end of the season to join Porsche in sports cars

Semi-final – Spain bt Italy

Jun 28

Cal Crutchlow becomes the first British MotoGP rider to win pole position since Northern Ireland's Jeremy McWilliams at the Australian Grand Prix in 2002

Mercedes reprimanded by FIA for illegally using a current car in a Pirelli tyre test

Jun 29

Orica-GreenEdge team bus becomes wedged on the finish line at the end of stage 1 of the Tour de France in Corsica

Irish Derby – Trading Leather

Second Test (Melbourne) – Australia 16 Lions 15. Only try scored by Adam Ashley-Cooper. Leigh Halfpenny misses a penalty with the last kick of the game

Jamie Baker retires from tennis

Doncaster Belles lose WSL demotion appeal

Robson becomes first British woman to reach second week of Wimbledon since Sam Smith in 1998, and the first British woman since Jo Durie in 1987 to enter the WTA's Top 30

Carlos Tevez moves to Juventus

Greyhound Derby – Sidaz Jack

Jun 30

British GP – Rosberg, Webber, Alonso. Five cars had tyre punctures

Diamond League (Alexander Stadium, Birmingham). Wins for Farah, Shakes-Drayton, Ohuruogu, and Jessica Judd (800m)

Irish Open – Paul Casey

Third place play-off – Italy bt Uruguay

Confederations Cup final (Maracana) Brazil 3 (Fred 2, Neymar) Spain 0, ending Spain’s 29 match unbeaten run

US Women’s Open – Inbee Park


Jul 1

Fourth round – Lisicki bt Serena Williams, Kanepi bt Robson

Jul 3

O’Driscoll dropped from deciding Lions Test

Olympic rower Mark Hunter retires

Jul 4

Compton guests for Worcs against Australia

Semi-finals – Bartoli bt Flipkens, Lisicki bt Radwanska

Man Utd name Ryan Giggs as player-coach and Phil Neville as first-team coach

Jul 5

Semi-finals – Djokovic bt Del Potro in the longest-ever semi-final (4 hours 43 minutes), Murray bt Janowicz

Daryl Impey becomes the first South African leader of Tour de France

Jul 6

Final – Bartoli bt Lisicki. Bartoli’s 47th Grand Slam event

BBC apologizes after John Inverdale’s ‘You’re never going to be a looker’ comment about Marion Bartoli

Men’s doubles final – Bryan and Bryan bt Dodig and Melo and now hold all four Grand Slam titles

Women’s doubles final – Hsieh and Peng bt Barty and Dellacqua. Hseih becomes the first player from Taiwan to win a Grand Slam event

Paulinho moves from Corinthians to Spurs

Third Test (Sydney) – Australia 16 Lions 41. Man of the series – Halfpenny, who scored a record 49 points. Lions captained by Alan Wyn Jones

Eclipse Stakes – Al Kazeem

Chris Weidman defeats Anderson Silva, ending his streak of the longest title reign in UFC history

Jul 7

European Darts Championship final (Germany) – Lewis bt Whitlock

Final – Murray bt Djokovic 6-4, 7-5, 6-4. Murray lost three Championship points

Murray beat Becker, Lu, Robredo, Youzhny, Verdasco, Janowicz, and Djokovic

Mixed doubles final – Nestor and Mladenovic bt Soares and Raymond

French Open – McDowell

Jul 9

Four clubs involved in two play-off matches that ended 79-0 and 67-0 respectively have been suspended in Nigeria

Ewan McKenzie replaces Robbie Deans as coach of Australia

Jul 10

A spectator throws urine at Mark Cavendish

Jul 12

Adam Gemili wins gold in the 100m at the European Athletics Under-23 Championships in Finland

Bell – 6000 Test runs

Broad refuses to walk after umpire Aleem Dar missed an obvious edge

Mohamed Al-Fayed sells Fulham to Shahid Khan, the owner of Jacksonville Jaguars

Jul 13

James Dasaolu clocks 9.91 seconds in the 100m semi-finals at the British Championships in Birmingham to become the second fastest Briton in history

Sharapova to be coached by Jimmy Connors

U20 World Cup final (Istanbul) France bt Uruguay. A ‘vanishing spray’ makes its FIFA debut during this tournament, with referees using it to denote the ten-yard mark for an opposing defence at time of free kicks

Man Utd beaten by Singha all Stars in Thailand in David Moyes’s first match in charge

Jul 14

First Test (Trent Bridge) England 215 (Siddle 5-50) and 375 (Bell 109) Australia 280 (Anderson 5-85) and 296 (Anderson 5-73). England won by 14 runs

Agar and Hughes 163 for final wicket in first innings. Ashton Agar 98 on debut. Highest Test score by a number 11

Australian Open final – Fu bt Robertson

Scottish Open (Castle Stuart) – Mickelson

Tyson Gay and Asafa Powell fail drug tests

Jul 16

Edinson Cavani moves from Napoli to Paris Saint-Germain for £54 million

BBC and BT Sport to show FA Cup from 2014–15

Papiss Cisse pulls out of Newcastle’s pre-season tour after refusing to wear shirt with Wonga logo on religious grounds

Todd Bennett dies

Jul 17

State of Origin – Queensland bt New South Wales

Jul 18

Bell scores century in third successive Ashes Test

Sky Bet to sponsor the Football League

Jul 19

Bert Trautmann dies

Football Association launches its 150-year anniversary celebrations

Negredo moves from Sevilla to Man City

Jul 20

The Open. Third round leader – Westwood

Isle of Man finish top of medal table in Island Games, held in Bermuda

Paralympics World Championships start in Lyon

Speedway World Cup (Prague) – Poland

Jul 21

The Open (Muirfield) – Mickelson (-3), 2nd Stenson, 3rd Westwood, Poulter, Scott

Mickelson caddie – Jim ‘Bones’ Mackay

Silver medal – Matthew Fitzpatrick

2014 tournament will be held at Royal Liverpool, Hoylake

Second Test (Lords) England  361 (Bell 109, Harris 5-72) and 349-7 (Root 180) Australia 128 (Swann 5-44) and 235. England won by 347 runs

Bournemouth 0 Real Madrid 6

100th Tour de France – Froome (Team Sky) 2nd Nairo Quintana (Colombia)

Points – Peter Sagan

King of the Mountains – Nairo Quintana

Young Rider – Nairo Quintana

Team – Team Saxo-Tinkoff

First ever night finish in Paris

Grand Depart for 2014 Tour will be in Leeds

Jul 23

Former boxing world champion Emile Griffith dies. Born in US Virgin Islands

Jul 24

Gerardo Martino replaces Tito Vilanova as manager of Barcelona

Mo Farah breaks Steve Cram’s British 1500m record

Anne Keothavong retires

Copa Libertadores – Atletico Mineiro (Brazil)

Jul 25

Viktor Troicki banned for 18 months for failing to provide a blood sample during a mandatory drugs test at the Monte Carlo Masters

World Games start in Cali, Colombia

Jul 26

London Anniversary Games (Diamond League meeting) sponsored by Sainsbury’s

Skrill is the new title sponsor for the Football Conference Leagues

Jul 27

Bolt runs for Racing Track Club in 4x100m relay at London Anniversary Games

Challenge Cup semi-final – Wigan 70 London Broncos 0

King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes – Novellist

Jul 28

Hungarian GP – Hamilton, Raikkonen, Vettel

World Matchplay final (Blackpool) – Taylor bt Lewis. 14th title

Alan Oliveira breaks the T43 100m world record at the Paralympic Anniversary Games in London

Uefa Women’s Championship final (Stockholm) – Germany bt Norway. Germany goalkeeper Nadine Angerer saves two penalties. Sixth successive victory

England drew with Russia, and lost to Spain and France

British Senior Open – Mark Wiebe (USA)

CONCACAF Gold Cup final – USA bt Panama

BMX World Championships (Auckland) – Liam Phillips (GB)

Jul 29

World Swimming Championships (Barcelona) – Ruta Meilutyte (Lithuania) breaks the 100m breaststroke world record. Katie Ledecky breaks the 1500m world record

Usain Bolt accepts Mo Farah challenge of 600m track duel

Former Birmingham City player Christian Benitez (Ecuador) dies after a cardiac arrest

Jul 31

Sussex Stakes – Toronado

High dive. Silver – Gary Hunt


Aug 1

Goodwood Cup – Brown Panther, part-owned by Michael Owen

Doncaster Rovers sign One Direction singer Louis Tomlinson as a non-contract player

Aug 2

Broad – 200 Test wickets

Woods 61 in second round of WGC-Bridgestone Invitational

Aug 3

RideLondon Women's Grand Prix – Laura Trott

Super Rugby final – Chiefs bt Brumbies

Erik Zabel admits to doping

England drawn to play Australia in Melbourne on the opening day of the 2015 Cricket World Cup

Aug 4

Women’s British Open (St Andrews) – Stacy Lewis (USA)

Fran Halsall wins GB’s only medal in the pool – bronze in 50m freestyle

Missy Franklin claimed a record-setting six gold medals. Katie Ledecky was named ‘female swimmer of the meet’ after setting two world records and winning four gold medals. China's Sun Yang won three gold medals (400m, 800m and 1500m) and won ‘male swimmer of the meet’

Final medal table – 1st USA (15-10-9) 34, 2nd China (14-8-4) 26

London-Surrey Classic – Arnaud Demare (France)

Royal International Horse Show. King George V Gold Cup – Ben Maher

Bill Hoskyns dies. British fencer who appeared at six Olympic Games, winning two silver medals in 1960 and 1964

Andy North named as America’s Ryder Cup vice-captain

Aug 5

Third Test (Old Trafford) Australia 527-7 (Clarke 187, Swann 5-159) and 172-7 England 368 (Pietersen 113) and 37-3. England retain the Ashes

Alex Rodriguez suspended for 211 games in the wake of a doping investigation. He will, however, be allowed to play while the suspension is under appeal

Walter Smith resigns as chairman of Rangers

Roberto Soldado moves from Valencia to Spurs

Aug 8

Shaun Tait hat-trick for Essex against Notts in FLt20

Aug 9

Man Utd play Sevilla in Rio Ferdinand testimonial. David Moyes’s first home match

Hull City AFC to be renamed Hull City Tigers

Aug 10

World Athletics Championships start at Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow. Mascot – a sparrow

GB captain – Ohuruogu

First gold medal won by Kiplagat in women’s marathon

10,000m – Farah

Aug 11

Community Shield – Man Utd 2 (van Persie 2) Wigan 0

JP Morgan Premiership 7s – Gloucester

100m – Bolt. Silver – Gatlin. Bronze – Carter

US PGA (Oak Hill, Rochester) – Dufner. 2nd Furyk 3rd Stenson

Aug 12

Women’s 400m – Ohuruogu

Women’s 100m – Fraser-Pryce. Silver – Ahoure (Ivory Coast). Bronze – Jeter

Lara Prior-Palmer becomes the first Briton, first female rider and the youngest person to win the world's longest horse race, the 1000km Mongol Derby

Aug 13

400m – Lashawn Merritt

Women’s pole vault – Isinbayeva

U-21 international – England 6 Scotland 0

Fourth Test (Chester-le-Street) England 238 and 330 (Bell 113, Harris 7-117) Australia 270 (Rogers 110, Broad 5-71) and 224 (Broad 6-50). England won by 74 runs

Aug 14

Women’s Ashes Test (Wormsley) England drew with Australia. Heather Knight 157

Stewart Downing moves from Liverpool to West Ham

50km walk – Rob Heffernan (Ireland)

England 3 Scotland 2. Winning goal scored by Rickie Lambert on England debut

Metalist Kharkiv disqualified from the 2013–14 UEFA club competitions due to previous match-fixing. UEFA replace Metalist Kharkiv in the Champions League play-off round with PAOK

Aug 15

Marion Bartoli retires

High jump – Bondarenko

Aug 16

Adam Gemili becomes second British athlete to run 200m in under 20 seconds. Record held by John Regis

5000m – Farah

Women’s 200m – Fraser-Pryce

Maria Sharapova dumps coach Jimmy Connors after just one match

Aug 17

Premier League shirt sponsors. Aston Villa – dafabet, Cardiff City – Malaysia, Crystal Palace – GAC Logistics, Fulham – Marathon bet, Hull City – Cash Converters, Sunderland – bidvest, Swansea City – GWFX, Tottenham – hp, West Ham – Alpari

First goal in Premier League – Daniel Sturridge

FLt20 finals (Edgbaston). Semi-finals – Northants bt Essex, Surrey bt Hampshire. Final – Northants bt Surrey. David Willey 60 off 27 balls and a hat-trick

Gary Ballance century for England Lions against Australia. Born in Zimbabwe

Nathan Cleverly loses his WBO light-heavyweight title to Russian Sergey Kovalev

GB win 55 medals, including 18 golds, at IPC Swimming World Championships in Montreal. Ukraine finish top of medal table. 2015 competition will be held in Glasgow

Anna Nordqvist hits the first hole-in-one in Solheim Cup history

Women’s 100m hurdles – Brianna Rollins (USA). Silver – Pearson. Bronze – Porter

Women’s 4x400m relay. Bronze – GB (Child, Cox, Adeoye, Ohuruogu)

200m – Bolt

Arlington Million – Real Solution, after The Apache is disqualified

Aug 18

Solheim Cup (Colorado Golf Club) – Europe 18 USA 10

Caroline Hedwall (Sweden) becomes the first player in the history of the trophy to win all five of her matches. 17-year-old Charley Hull played for Europe

Matt Fitzpatrick becomes the first Englishman to win the US Amateur Championship

Women’s 4x100m relay. Bronze – GB (Asher-Smith, Nelson, Lewis, Jones), following France’s disqualification

Men’s 4x100m relay – Great Britain finish the race in third place but are disqualified after passing the baton outside the takeover zone on the second changeover

Russia win most gold medals (7). USA win most medals (25)

Gold medal winners – Russia, USA, Jamaica, Kenya, Germany, Ethiopia, GB, Czech Republic, Ukraine, France, Poland, Colombia, Croatia, Ireland, New Zealand, Sweden, Trinidad and Tobabo, Uganda

Darren Barker (GB) wins IBF world middleweight title

Aug 19

Monty Panesar moves from Sussex to Essex

Scott Parker moves from Spurs to Fulham

Aug 20

Hope Powell sacked as manager of the England women's football team after 15 years in charge

Aug 21

Debuts for Chris Woakes and Simon Kerrigan in Fifth Test

Aug 22

Gareth Southgate appointed as England U21 manager

European Showjumping Championships (Denmark). Gold – GB (Ben Maher, Michael Whitaker, William Funnell and Scott Brash)

Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez is indicted for the murder of Odin Lloyd

Aug 23

European individual dressage – Charlotte Dujardin

Aug 24

Challenge Cup final – Wigan 16 Hull 0. Lance Todd Trophy – Matt Smith

Wigan’s 19th win

Women’s EuroHockey Nations Championship final (Belgium) – Germany bt England

Modern Pentathlon World Championships (Taiwan) –

Men’s. Silver – Nick Woodbridge (GB)

Women’s team. Gold – GB

World’s Strongest Man – Brian Shaw (USA)

First season of Caribbean Premier League won by Jamaica Tallawahs

Aug 25

Fifth Test (The Oval) Australia 492-9 (Watson 176, Smith 138) and 111-6 England 377 and 205-5. Match drawn. England win series 3-0. Men of the series – Bell and Harris

Leading run scorer – Bell. Leading wicket taker – Swann

Haddin sets new record of 29 dismissals in a five-Test series

Belgian GP – Vettel, Alonso, Hamilton

Cardiff win first match in Premier League, against Man City

Team New Zealand defeat Italy's Luna Rossa in the Louis Vuitton Cup finals to set up the 34th America's Cup clash with holders Oracle in San Francisco

Men's EuroHockey Nations Championship final – Germany bt Belgium

Johnnie Walker Championship – Tommy Fleetwood (England)

World’s Strongest Man – Brian Shaw (USA)

Aug 26

Hugh Morris quits as managing director of the England and Wales Cricket Board and is appointed as the county's chief executive and managing director of Glamorgan

Malaysia to host inaugural EurAsia Cup in 2014

Aug 27

Capitol One Cup – Bristol City bt Crystal Palace

Birmingham City's Lee Novak is allowed to score an unopposed equalizer after Yeovil manager Gary Johnson decided Bryon Webster's goal had been ‘ungentlemanly’. Webster had chipped into an empty net after the Birmingham goalkeeper had kicked the ball out following an injury

Aug 28

Minor Counties Trophy final – Berkshire bt Shropshire

Special Olympics start in Bath

Ginger-beer maker Crabbie's is named new sponsor of the Grand National and race festival for three years

Aug 29

Cliff Morgan dies

T20 international (Southampton) Australia 248-6 (Finch 156, including 14 sixes) England 209-6

Austria Wien will make their debut appearance in the Champions League group stage

From the start of the Aviva Premiership Rugby season, the league will be part of a global trial of a new scrum engagement sequence, aimed at enhancing player welfare by reducing impact on engagement. Referees will now say: ‘Crouch, Bind, Set.’

Aug 30

Uefa Super Cup (Prague) Bayern Munich bt Chelsea. Romelu Lukaku missed in penalty shoot-out. Ramires sent off

Josh Lewsey appointed as Welsh Rugby Union head of rugby

Aug 31

World Rowing Championships (South Korea)

Women’s pair – GB (Helen Glover and Polly Swann)

T20 international (Chester-le-Street) England 195-5 (Hales 94) Australia 168-9

England win Women’s Ashes series by 12 points to 4

US Open third round – Robredo bt Dan Evans (who had beaten Nishikori and Tomic)


Sep 1

British MotoGP – Lorenzo

Wales Open – Gregory Bourdy

League leaders shield – Huddersfield

Bale moves to Real Madrid for £85 million

Women’s BMX downhill world championships – Rachel Atherton

Canoe sprint World Championships (Duisburg) –

K2 200. Silver – GB (Liam Heath and Jon Schofield)

Men’s eights – GB

Sep 2

Arsenal sign Mesut Ozil from Real Madrid for £42.4m

Marouane Fellaini joins Man Utd from Everton for £27.5m

Liverpool sign centre-backs Mamadou Sakho and Tiago Ilori for a combined fee of £25m

Everton sign Wigan midfielder James McCarthy for £13m

Everton sign Romelu Lukaku from Chelsea and Gareth Barry from Manchester City on loan

Daniel Ricciardo to replace Mark Webber at Red Bull next season

Fourth round – Robredo bt Federer

Sep 4

Oracle Team USA docked two points and have three crew members banned from America’s Cup

FA chairman Greg Dyke says the England team should aim to reach the semi-final of Euro 2020 and win the World Cup in 2022

Sep 5

Quarter-final – Wawrinka bt Murray

Men’s doubles semi-final – Paes and Stepanek bt Bryan and Bryan

Ollie Rayner has match figures of 15-118 for Middlesex against Surrey

Salford City Reds are relaunched as Salford Red Devils

Sep 6

Final Diamond League meeting held in Brussels

Overall winners –

100m – Gatlin

200m – Weir

400m – Merritt

Women’s 100m and 200m – Fraser-Pryce

Women’s 400m – Montsho

Discus thrower Sandra Perkovic (Croatia) was the only unbeaten athlete

Only British winner was Shara Proctor

Mixed doubles final – Miryni and Hlavackova bt Gonzalez and Spears

Semi-finals – Azarenka bt Pannetta, Williams bt Li Na

Ross Barkley (Everton) wins first England cap, against Moldova

Sep 7

2020 Olympic vote (Buenos Aires) – 1st Tokyo, 2nd Istanbul, 3rd Madrid

Semi-finals – Djokovic bt Wawrinka, Nadal bt Gasquet

Women’s doubles final – Hlavackova and Hradecka bt Barty and Dellacqua

Sep 8

Wrestling reinstated as an Olympic sport for the 2020 and 2024 Games after being voted in ahead of baseball/softball and squash

Michael Clarke 105 in second ODI

Italian GP – Vettel, Alonso, Webber

European Masters – Bjorn

Men’s doubles final – Paes and Stepanek bt Peya and Soares

Burghley Horse Trials – Andrew Nicholson. Jonathan Paget was stripped of his title after his horse failed a drugs test

Walker Cup (Long Island) – USA 17 GB & Ireland 9

Final – Williams bt Azarenka. 17th Grand Slam singles title

Aparecidense physio Romildo Fonseca da Silva, known as 'Lefty', runs on the pitch and saves two shots in a match in Brazil

Sep 9

Greg Abbott, the third longest-serving manager in English football, is sacked by Carlisle

Final – Nadal bt Djokovic. 13th Grand Slam singles title

Antonio Cairoli wins Motocross World Championship for fifth successive year

Sep 10

Lampard wins 100th England cap, against Ukraine

Luxembourg bt Northern Ireland

Former fencing gold medallist Thomas Bach from Germany is elected as the new president of the International Olympic Committee

Sep 11

Raikkonen will replace Massa at Ferrari next year

Matthew Hoggard to retire at end of the season

Trapattoni leaves as Republic of Ireland manager

Widnes chief executive James Rule becomes a part-owner of the club. The disgraced former Hull boss got a two-year suspension in 2011 for his conduct in the botched Martin Gleeson drug test cover-up

Baruto Kaito, the first Estonian sumo wrestler to win the makuuchi (top division) championship in history, announces his retirement

Sep 12

England drop to 17th in Fifa world rankings

Sep 13

Salford City Stadium, home of Salford Red Devils and Sale Sharks, is to be renamed The AJ Bell Stadium as part of a new sponsorship deal

Sep 14

Women’s ITU World Triathlon title – Non Stanford (GB). 2nd Jodie Stimpson (GB)

England bt Australia in fourth ODI. Hat-trick for Clint McKay

St Leger – Leading Light (Joseph O’Brien), trained by Aidan O’Brien

Jim Furyk shoots 59 to equal the record for the lowest 18-hole score in PGA Tour history in round two of the BMW Championship in Illinois

Sep 15

Chris Horner (USA) becomes the oldest ever Grand Tour winner with victory in the Vuelta a Espana at the age of 41

Great North Run – Bekele. 2nd Farah

ITU World Triathlon title – Javier Gomez. 2nd Jonathan Brownlee

Evian Championship – Suzann Pettersen

Inbee Park won three of the five women’s majors

Gareth Bale scores on his Real Madrid debut against Villarreal

Davis Cup – GB bt Croatia

David Florence becomes the first canoe slalom paddler to win both the C1 and C2 world titles in the same year

Marin Cilic suspended for nine months after testing positive for a banned substance

Debut for Chris Jordan in fifth ODI. Watson 143. Stokes 5-61. Australia win series 2-1

Sep 16

Women’s county championship – Sussex

Sep 18

Sue Barker steps down as a presenter of Sports Personality of the Year

Sep 19

Ken Norton dies

Super League play-off – Huddersfield 76 Hull 18

Sep 20

Alex Rodriguez hits his 24th career grand slam, the most by any player in Major League Baseball history, passing Lou Gehrig's 23

Sep 21

YB40 final – Notts bt Glamorgan. Notts captain – Chris Read

Sep 22

Tour of Britain – Wiggins. Cavendish wins three stages

Singapore GP – Vettel, Alonso, Raikkonen

Paolo Di Canio sacked by Sunderland

Henrik Stenson becomes the first European winner of both the Tour Championship and FedEx Cup titles, and wins the £6.3 million FedEx Cup bonus

EuroBasket – France

Italian Open – Julien Quesne (France)

Shanghai Masters – Ding Junhui

All-Ireland Gaelic Football Final – Dublin bt Mayo

Sep 23

Sam Tomkins will leave Wigan at the end of the Super League season to join NRL side New Zealand Warriors for a world record fee

England Test squad for Australia:  Cook, Root, Trott, Pietersen, Bell, Balance, Carberry, Bairstow, Stokes, Prior, Broad, Swann, Anderson, Panesar, Finn, Rankin, Tremlett

Sep 24

Canadian Michael Downey succeeds Roger Draper as chief executive of the Lawn Tennis Association

Road World Championships (Italy) –

Women’s time trial – Ellen van Dijk (Netherlands)

Scottish League Cup – Morton bt Celtic

Sep 25

Men’s time trial – Tony Martin. 2nd Wiggins

Stephen Lee banned for 12 years after being found guilty of seven match-fixing charges

London to host 2016 Track World Championships

League Cup – Birmingham bt Swansea

Rugby League Writers’ Association Player of the Year – Danny Brough

America’s Cup (San Francisco) – Oracle Team USA bt Team New Zealand 9-8, after being 8-1 behind. Skipper – James Spithill. Tactician – Ben Ainslie. As holders Oracle chose 72ft catamarans with rigid wing sails

Sep 26

18-year-old Surrey’s Dominic Sibley becomes the youngest ever player to score 200 in a Championship innings, and the second-youngest player after W.G. Grace to score a first-class hundred in England. Student at Whitgift School

Sep 27

County Championship – Durham. Captain – Paul Collingwood

Relegated – Derbyshire. Surrey

Promoted – Lancashire, Northants

Most runs – Moeen Ali (Worcs)

Most wickets – Graham Onions (Durham)

Brian Cookson elected president of the International Cycling Union

Tiger Woods is named as the PGA Tour's Player of the Year for a record 11th time

Sep 28

Cambridgeshire Handicap – Educate

Women’s road race – Vos

Leyton Orient become last team to lose 100% record

Nigel Clough sacked as manager of Derby

AFL Grand Final – Hawthorn bt Fremantle

All-Ireland Hurling Final replay – Clare bt Cork

Sep 29

Women’s Super League – Liverpool Ladies

Men’s road race – Rui Costa (Portugal)

Alfred Dunhill Links Championship – David Howell

Berlin marathon – Wilson Kipsang, in a world record time of 2:03:23

Vikings bt Steelers at Wembley

Championship Grand Final – Sheffield Eagles bt Batley Bulldogs

Sep 30

Steve McClaren appointed as manager of Derby

Roberto Mancini appointed as manager of Galatasaray

Jos Buttler moves from Somerset to Lancashire

Man of Steel – Danny Brough


Oct 1

Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup final – D.C. United bt Real Salt Lake

England name three Burgess brothers in squad for rugby league World Cup

Oct 2

Ryan Giggs makes 145th appearance in Champions League, breaking Raul’s record

Oct 3

World Gymnastics Championships (Antwerp) –

Men’s all-around – Kohei Uchimura (Japan) wins his fourth straight title. 4th Max Whitlock

PCA Player of the Year – Moeen Ali

Young Player of the Year – Ben Stokes

Oct 4

Afghanistan will play in the World Cup for the first time in 2015 after beating Kenya in their final qualifying match

Continental Cup final – Arsenal Ladies bt Lincoln

Women’s all-around – Simone Biles (USA)

2014 X-Games in Tignes will not happen as ESPN announce that they are scaling back the X-Games franchise and concentrating on events in the USA

Oct 5

Super League Grand Final – Wigan bt Warrington. Harry Sunderland Trophy – Blake Green

Pommel horse. Silver – Max Whitlock

Floor – Japan's Kenzo Shirai wins gold and becomes the first athlete to perform a quadruple twist

Rugby Championship – New Zealand

Speedway Grand Prix (world championship) – Tai Woffinden

Oct 6

Seve Trophy (St-Nom-La-Breteche)– Continental Europe bt Great Britain & Ireland

Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe – Treve (Thierry Jarnet)

Vault. Bronze – Kristian Thomas

President’s Cup (Muirfield Village, Ohio) – USA bt Internationals

Champions League T20 final (Delhi) – Mumbai Indians bt Rajasthan Royals

NRL Grand Final – Sydney Roosters bt Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles

Oct 7

Bill Sweeney named as the British Olympic Association's new chief executive officer, replacing Andy Hunt who stepped down in February

Oct 8

Gus Poyet appointed as manager of Sunderland

Oct 9

Hot Spot dropped for Ashes series

Oct 10

Tendulkar will retire from all forms of cricket after playing his 200th Test next month

WNBA finals –Minnesota Lynx bt Atlanta Dream

Oct 11

Formula 1 reserve racing driver Maria De Villota is found dead in a hotel room in Seville

Andros Townsend scores on England debut, against Montenegro

Oct 12

Cesarewitch – Scatter Dice

Timothy Bradley retains his WBO welterweight title with a victory over Juan Manuel Marquez

Oct 13

Japanese GP – Vettel, Webber, Grosjean

Alonso breaks Schumacher’s all-time F1 points record

Portugal Masters – David Lynn

Ironman World Championships (Hawaii). Men – Frederik Van Lierde (Belgium)

Women – Mirinda Carfrae (Australia). 2nd Rachel Joyce GB) 3rd Liz Blatchford (GB)

World Grand Prix final (Dublin) – Taylor bt Dave Chisnall

League of Ireland – St Patrick's Athletic

Winmau World Masters – Stephen Bunting

Oct 15

British racing driver Sean Edwards dies in a crash at the Queensland Raceway in Australia

England bt Poland to qualify for football World Cup

Harry Wilson becomes Wales’s youngest-ever player, aged 16

Elite League final – Poole Pirates bt Birmingham Brummies

Oct 16

India (362-1) pull off the second-highest run chase in one-day internationals, against Australia

PGA Grand Slam of Golf (Bermuda) – Adam Scott. 2nd Justin Rose

Paul Downton appointed as ECB managing director

Oct 17

Roy Hodgson forced to apologize for ‘feed the monkey’ joke which was allegedly racist against Andros Townsend

Oct 18

Indian Open final – Ding Junhui bt Aditya Mehta, the first Indian player to make the last four of a major ranking event

Toulouse bt Saracens at Wembley in front of a crowd of 61,428 – a record for a Heineken Cup pool game in Britain

European Track Championships (Netherlands) –

Men’s team pursuit – GB

Women’s team pursuit – GB

Omnium – Trott

Germany finish top of the medal table

Oct 19

Bristol's British and Irish Cup game at Aberavon is abandoned after a deep hole appeared on the Talbot Athletic pitch

Gerrard scores 100th goal in Premier League

Champion Stakes – Farhh

Italy bt England in Rugby League World Cup warm-up match

Oct 20

Roy Hodgson and Rio Ferdinand join FA commission

World Superbike Championship – Tom Sykes (GB), riding a Kawasaki

Indy Car series title – Scott Dixon (New Zealand)

World Seniors Championship – Steve Davis

Oct 21

Russian Daniil Kvyat, aged 19, will race for Toro Rosso next season

World Amateur Boxing Championships (Kazakhstan) –

Flyweight. Bronze – Andrew Selby (Wales)

Middleweight. Bronze – Anthony Fowler (England)

Oct 23

Ian Holloway leaves as manager of Crystal Palace

Oct 25

South Africa penalized five runs for ball tampering during the second Test against Pakistan

Oct 26

Suarez hat-trick against WBA

Oct 27

Indian GP – Vettel, Rosberg, Grosjean. Fourth consecutive world title for Vettel

WTA Championships final (Istanbul) – Serena Williams bt Li Na

49ers bt Jaguars at Wembley

BMW Masters (Shanghai) – Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano

Oct 28

Fiji play rugby league world cup match in Rochdale. Fijians have played for Rochdale since 1961

World Billiards Championship – David Causier (points), Peter Gilchrist (timed)

Oct 30

World Series – Boston Red Sox bt St Louis Cardinals 4-2. Series MVP – David Ortiz

Bale scores first two goals for Real Madrid in 7-3 win against Sevilla

Ross Brawn to leave Mercedes


Nov 2

Man City 7 Norwich 0

Begovic scores for Stoke against Southampton

Ryan Hall overtakes Sam Tomkins to become England’s all-time leading rugby league try scorer

Saracens’ ex-rugby league centre Joel Tomkins makes his England debut against Australia

Rohit Sharma becomes only the third man to score a double century in one-day international cricket, smashing 209 from 158 balls for India against Australia. His 16 sixes breaks Shane Watson's previous ODI record of 15

Nov 3

Fed Cup final – Italy bt Russia

Abu Dhabi GP – Vettel, Webber, Rosberg

WGC-HSBC Champions tournament (Shanghai) – Dustin Johnson

World Championship squash final (Manchester) – Nick Matthew bt Gregory Gaultier

Ding Junhui secures his third ranking title in a row with victory in the final of the International Championship in Chengdu

Nov 4

Billingham Town play with the minimum-allowed number (seven) in order to avoid a fine for forfeiting the match against Stockton Town in the Durham Challenge Cup but lose 14-0

Nov 5

Melbourne Cup – Foirente

Negredo hat-trick for Man City against CSKA Moscow

Martin O'Neill and Roy Keane appointed as the Republic of Ireland coaching team

Nov 7

AP McCoy rides Mountain Tunes to victory at Towcester, to become the first jump jockey to ride 4000 winners

Royal London to sponsor 50-over county cricket competition next year

Nov 8

Under-17 World Cup final (Abu Dhabi) – Nigeria bt Mexico

Nov 9

ATP World Finals group standings –

Group A – Nadal, Wawrinka, Berdych, Ferrer

Group B – Djokovic, Federer, Del Potro, Gasquet

Champion jockey – Richard Hughes

Champion apprentice jockey – Jason Hart

Champion trainer – Richard Hannon

BT Sport wins the rights to show all Champions League and Europa League matches from 2015

AFC Champions League – Guangzhou Evergrande. First Chinese winners

Top scorer and MVP – Muriqui (Guangzhou Evergrande, born in Brazil)

Nov 10

MotoGP final standings – 1st Marc Marquez (Honda), 2nd Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha), 3rd Dani Pedrosa (Honda)

Marquez (Spain) is youngest MotoGP champion, aged 20

Constructors’ champion – Honda

Moto2 – Pol Espargaro

Moto3 – Maverick Vinales

Semi-finals – Djokovic bt Federer, Nadal bt Wawrinka

CAF Champions League – Al-Ahly (Egypt)

Nov 11

Final – Djokovic bt Nadal

Doubles final – Marrero and Verdasco bt Bryan and Bryan

Massa to replace Maldonado at Williams next year

Nov 12

Cartier racehorse of the year – Treve

Nov 13

Pride Park to be renamed the iPro Stadium

Kevin Magnussen will replace Perez at McLaren next year

Nov 14

Heiki Kovalainen will replace Kimi Raikkonen at Lotus for the final two races of the season after Michael Schumacher turned down the opportunity

Nov 15

England debuts for Adam Lallana, Jay Rodriguez, and Fraser Forster in home defeat to Chile

Frank Lampard wins 100th cap

Tendulkar 74 (c Sammy b Deonarine) in 200th and final Test, against West Indies in Mumbai

Birmingham to host 2018 World Indoors Athletics Championships

Raimondo D'Inzeo dies

Nov 16

Launchbury scores England’s only try against New Zealand. Dan Carter wins 100th  cap

World Athletes of the Year – Bolt and Fraser-Pryce

Paddy Power Gold Cup – Johns Spirit

Nov 17

Davis Cup final – Czech Republic bt Serbia. Stepanek bt Lajovic in deciding rubber

Wales Rally GB – Sebastien Ogier

World championship – Ogier (Volkswagen Polo R)

World Tour Championship (Dubai) – Stenson, who becomes the first man to win the Race to Dubai and FedEx Cup in the same year

Hurricane Fly sets a world record for Grade One victories (17)

United States GP (Circuit of the Americas, Austin) – Vettel, Grosjean, Webber

Grand Slam of Darts final (Wolverhampton) – Taylor bt Robert Thornton

Jimmie Johnson wins his sixth NASCAR Sprint Cup championship title

Nov 18

Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of the Year award – Peter Uihlein (USA)

Nov 19

Matchroom Sport revives Champion of Champions to replace Premier League Snooker. Last won in 1980 by Doug Mountjoy

Gibraltar draw with Slovakia in first-ever match

England 0 Germany 1 (Mertesacker). First time since 1977 that England have lost two consecutive home games (against Wales and Scotland)

Nov 21

Pietersen – 100 Test matches

National League MVP – Andrew McCutchen (Pittsburgh Pirates). American League MVP – Miguel Cabrera (Detroit Tigers)

Demolition of Don Valley Stadium starts

Nov 22

Richard Hannon to retire at the end of the year

Nov 23

World Cup semi-finals – New Zealand bt England, Australia bt Fiji

Tony Pulis appointed as manager of Crystal Palace

Carl Froch retains his WBA and IBF super-middleweight titles with a controversial stoppage of George Groves at Manchester Arena. Referee – Howard Foster

Scott Quigg retains his WBA super-bantamweight title

Nov 24

First Test (Brisbane) – Australia 295 (Broad 6-81) and 401-7 (Warner 124, Clarke 113) England 136 and 179 (Johnson 5-42). Australia won by 381 runs

Champion of Champions final (Ricoh Arena) – O’Sullivan bt Bingham

Man City 6 Spurs 0

World Cup of Golf (Melbourne) – Australia (Scott and Day). Individual – Day

Brazilian GP – Vettel, Webber, Alonso

Vettel equals Ascari’s record of nine consecutive wins

Vettel equals Schumacher’s record of 13 wins in a season

Button breaks Coulthard’s UK record of 246 GPs

Max Chilton becomes the first driver to finish every race of his rookie season

Final standings – 1st Vettel 397 points, 2nd Alonso 242, 3rd Webber

Constructors – 1st Red Bull, 2nd Mercedes, 3rd Ferrari

Grey Cup – Saskatchewan Roughriders bt Hamilton Tiger-Cats

Japan Cup – Gentildonna

Nov 25

Bill Foulkes dies

Jonathan Trott leaves the Ashes tour of Australia because of a long-standing stress-related condition

Michael Clarke is fined 20% of his match fee for warning England's James Anderson to ‘expect a broken arm’

Nov 26

Shortlist for Sports Personality of the Year award – Ainslie, Bell, Cockroft, Farah, Froome, Halfpenny, McCoy, Murray, Ohuruogu, Rose

Jonathan Paget is set to lose his Burghley title after his horse failed a drugs test

T20 competition to be called NatWest T20 Blast next year

Nov 28

WTA Tour Player of the Year – Serena Williams

FA criticized for failing to act after £1 million was staked on Asian betting exchanges on Conference match between Billericay Town and Welling

Nov 30

William Hill Sports Book of the Year – ‘Doped: The Real Life Story of the 1960s Racehorse Doping Gang’, Jamie Reid

World Cup final (Old Trafford) – Australia 34 New Zealand 2. Man-of-the-match Jonathan Thurston kicks 14 points

Hennessy Gold Cup – Triolo d’Alene

European Curling Championships (Stavanger) –

Men's team – Switzerland

Women's team – Sweden


Dec 1

Australian Open – McIlroy

Nedbank Golf Challenge – Thomas Bjorn

Rene Meulensteen replaces Martin Jol as manager of Fulham

Scottish Cup – Hearts 0 Celtic 7

Players Championship final – Van Gerwen bt Taylor

Assem Allam, the Egyptian-born businessman and owner of Hull City, tells the club's fans, whom he refers to as hooligans, that they can "die as soon as they want" following protests against his plans to rename the club Hull Tigers

Dec 2

British Figure Skating Championships. Men – Matthew Parr. Women – Jenna McCorkell

BBC African Footballer of the Year – Yaya Toure

Dec 3

IRB Awards –

World Player of the Year – Kieran Read (New Zealand)

Team of the Year – New Zealand. Won all 14 Tests in 2013

Coach of the Year – Steve Hansen

Hulkenberg to rejoin Force India next year

Adidas unveil official 2014 World Cup ball named Brazuca

PGA Tour Player of the Year – Woods. Rookie of the year – Jordan Spieth (USA)

Dec 4

Suarez scores four goals against Norwich and has now scored 11 in last four matches against Norwich

Trainer Gerard Butler banned for five years for doping offences

McDonald Bailey dies. Born in Trinidad. Won bronze medal in 100m for GB at 1952 Olympic Games

Dec 5

Sunday Times and Sky Sports Sportswomen of the Year – Ohuruogu

Young Sportswoman of the Year – Becky James

Dec 6

World Cup draw – England will play Italy (Manaus), Uruguay (Sao Paulo), and Costa Rica (Belo Horizonte) in Group D

Bristol Academy boss Mark Sampson is appointed as the new head coach of the England women's team

Dec 7

Selby makes the 100th 147 break in the history of professional snooker, against Walden

MLS Cup final – Sporting Kansas City bt Real Salt Lake

Dec 8

World Challenge – Zach Johnson

Statoil Masters final (Albert Hall) – Rafter bt Henman

Legends final – McEnroe bt Wilander

European Cross Country Championships (Belgrade) –

Women’s – GB. Individual silver medal – Gemma Steel

Men’s individual bronze medal – Andy Vernon

UK Championship final – Robertson bt Selby

Matt Prater (Denver Broncos) sets NFL record with 64-yard field goal

Dec 9

Second Test (Adelaide) – Australia 570-9 (Clarke148, Haddin 118) and 132-3 England 172 (Johnson 7-40) and 312. Australia won by 218 runs

Formula 1 to award double points at the final race of the season from 2014

Ex-Portsmouth player Sam Sodje is secretly filmed by the Sun on Sunday describing how he punched an opponent in a League One game to get a red card in exchange for £70,000

Dec 11

Galatasaray vs Juventus played over two days due to snow

Barcelona 6 (Neymar 3) Celtic 1

Dec 12

Soldado hat-trick for Spurs against Anzhi Makhachkala

Force India replace Paul di Resta with Sergio Perez

Sam Egerton (Oxford) becomes the first player in Varsity Match history to be sent off

International Tennis Federation World Champions – Djokovic and Serena Williams

Dec 13

ICC Cricketer of the Year and Test Cricketer of the Year – Michael Clarke

London Broncos agree a groundshare with Barnet

Adrian Sutil to drive for Sauber next year

Dec 14

Man City 6 Arsenal 3

Dec 15

Steve Clarke sacked as manager of WBA

BBC Sports Personality of the Year (First Direct Arena, Leeds) 1st Murray, 2nd Halfpenny, 3rd McCoy

Overseas Personality – Vettel

Coach – Gatland

Team – British and Irish Lions

Young Personality – Amber Hill (15-year-old skeet shooter)

Diamond Award – Alex Ferguson

Helen Rollason award – Anne Williams (Hillsborough justice campaigner)

Unsung heroes – Joe and Maggie Forber (basketball coaches)

Dec 16

Villas-Boas sacked as manager of Spurs

George Bailey equals the world record for the most runs scored off a Test over, scoring 28 off James Anderson

Dec 17

Third Test (Perth) – Australia 385 (Smith 111) and 369-6 (Warner 112, Watson 103) England 251 and 353 (Stokes 120). Australia won by 150 runs

European Tour Golfer of the Year – Stenson

FIFA Club World Cup semi-final – Bayern Munich bt Guangzhou Evergrande

Shane Shillingford banned from bowling by the ICC

Dec 18

FIFA Club World Cup semi-final –Raja Casablanca bt Atletico Mineiro

Giuseppe Sannino replaces Zola as manager of Watford

Djokovic appoints Becker as head coach

Dec 20

PDC World Championship second round – Michael Smith bt Taylor

Dec 21

IBF world bantamweight title – Stuart Hall (GB)

David Coleman dies

Duel in the Pool (Glasgow) – USA bt Europe

FIFA Club World Cup Final (Marrakesh) – Bayern Munich bt Raja Casablanca

Dec 22

Graeme Swann retires

Gloucester vs Worcester delayed after a giant inflatable rugby ball broke one of the crossbars

Royal Trophy – Europe bt Asia

World Women's Handball Championship – Brazil

South Africa fall eight runs short of a world-record run chase against India by finishing on 450-7

Laura Renwick is crowned the leading rider at the London International Horse Show at Olympia. Ben Maher wins grand prix finale

Dec 23

Tim Sherwood appointed as manager of Spurs

Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning breaks the NFL record for touchdown passes in a season

Dec 24

Ron Noades dies

Dec 26

Record crowd for a Test match of 91,092 at first day of Melbourne Test

King George VI Chase – Silviniaco Conti

Dec 27

Malky Mackay sacked as manager of Cardiff City by chairman Vincent Tan

Stefan Edberg joins Roger Federer's coaching team

Dec 28

Welsh National – Mountainous

Hull 6 Fulham 0

Cook becomes youngest batsman to reach 8000 Test runs

Dec 29

Clarke – 8000 Test runs

Fourth Test (Melbourne) – England 255 (Johnson 5-63) and 179 (Lyon 5-50) Australia 204 and 233-2 (Rogers 116). Australia won by 8 wickets

Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race – Wild Oats XI

Michael Schumacher suffers a head injury while skiing in Meribel, France

Anelka celebrates goal for WBA with quenelle gesture (inverted Nazi salute)

Dec 30

Jacques Kallis retires. Scored 13,289 Test runs. Scored his 45th Test hundred in his final match, against India

Dec 31

New Years Honours –

CBE – Ann Jones, David Bernstein, Karren Brady

OBE – Dave Bedford, Rachel Yankey, Geoff Miller

MBE – Katy McLean (England rugby union captain)