Sport and Leisure/Sport 2014

From Quiz Revision Notes


Jan 1

European Capital of Sport – Cardiff

Corey Anderson hits the fastest ever international century, from 36 balls, for New Zealand against West Indies

PDC final – Michael van Gerwen bt Peter Wright 7-4

Jan 2

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is appointed as manager of Cardiff City

Jan 4

BDO first round – Alan Norris bt Scott Waites

Hopman Cup final – France (Tsonga and Cornet) bt Poland

Jan 5

Fifth Test (Sydney) – Australia 326 (Smith 115, Stokes 6-99) and 276 (Rogers 119) England 155 and 166 (Harris 5-25). Australia won by 281 runs

England debuts for Ballance, Rankin, and Borthwick

Man of the series – Johnson

Most runs – Warner (523) and Pietersen (294)

Most wickets – Johnson (37) and Broad (21)

Haddin’s total of 493 runs breaks the record for most runs in a series by an Australian wicket-keeper and sets a record for the most runs scored in a Test series by a man batting at seven or lower

Lyon becomes only the second cricketer ever to not be dismissed in any innings during a five test series. The other batsman was Bill Johnson, who achieved the feat in 1949–50

64 sixes were hit during the series

Only the third whitewash in Ashes history

Eusebio dies

Terry Biddlecombe dies

FA Cup – Nottingham Forest 5 (Paterson 3) West Ham 0

Jan 6

Four Hills Tournament – Thomas Diethart (Austria)

Jan 7

Tournament of Champions – Zach Johnson

Jan 8

Man City 6 (Negredo 3) West Ham 0

Jan 9

Former Real Betis manager Pepe Mel appointed as manager of WBA

African Footballer of the Year – Yaya Toure

Jan 10

England omit Leicester fly-half Toby Flood from 35-man Six Nations rugby squad because of his expected move to Toulouse, and name Bath’s George Ford as his replacement

Jan 11

Adam Johnson hat-trick for Sunderland against Fulham

Sheffield Wednesday 6 Leeds 0

BDO Women’s final – Lisa Ashton bt Deta Hedman

Jan 12

Finch 121 in first ODI

BDO final – Stephen Bunting bt Alan Norris. Bunting is nicknamed ‘The Bullet’

BBL Cup final – Leicester Riders bt Newcastle Eagles

Jan 13

Women’s Ashes Test – England bt Australia

Fifa awards –

Ballon d'Or: Cristiano Ronaldo 2nd Lionel Messi 3rd Franck Ribery

Women's world player: Nadine Angerer (Germany)

Male coach: Jupp Heynckes

Female coach: Silvia Neid (Germany)

Ballon d'Or Prix d'Honneur: Pele

Puskas goal award: Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Sweden v England)

Fifa Presidential Award: Jacques Rogge

Fair Play Award: Afghanistan Football Federation

Fifa allows Kosovo to play international exhibition games against full Fifa members

Bobby Collins dies

Jan 14

Extreme Heat policy introduced at Australian Open as temperate reaches 42oC

Fifa World XI does not include any Premier League players

Jan 15

Hyde end a winless run of 29 league matches in the Conference

Steven Finn, the only England player not to be used in the Test series, returns home to work on his bowling

Ozil is the only Premier League player in Uefa team of the year

Jan 16

Brooklyn Nets bt Atlanta Hawks at O2 Arena

Thomas Hitzlsperger announces that he is gay

Jan 17

Second ODI – England 300-8 (Morgan 106) Australia 301-9 (Faulkner 69 n.o.)

O’Sullivan scores a record of 556 points without reply against Walden

Jan 18

Dzeko scores first goal in Premier League to be awarded by goal-line technology. 100th goal scored by Man City this season

Reading 7 Bolton 1

Dakar Rally (Rosario, Santa Fe, Argentina to Valparaiso, Chile) –

Cars – Nani Roma (Spain), driving a Mini

Bikes – Marc Coma (Spain), riding a KTM. Fourth title

Jan 19

Fourth round – Ivanovic bt SerenaWilliams

Chris Chataway dies

Bert Williams dies

Masters final – O’Sullivan bt Selby

Gloucester, Harlequins and Northampton drop into the Amlin Challenge Cup quarter-finals, as the best runners-up in the Heineken Cup pools

Eto’o hat-trick for Chelsea against Man Utd

Javier Hernandez (Spain) retains men’s title at European Figure Skating Championships

Jan 20

Fourth round – Cibulkova bt Sharapova

Zoopla to end sponsorship of WBA over Anelka’s quenelle gesture

Jan 21

Quarter-final – Wawrinka bt Djokovic

Paul Ince sacked by Blackpool

League Cup semi-final – Man City bt West Ham 9-0 on aggregate

Super League agree three-year sponsorship deal with energy supplier First Utility

Paul Di Resta will drive in the German Touring Car Championship this season after rejoining Mercedes

Jan 22

Quarter-final – Federer bt Murray, Radwanska bt Azarenka

League Cup semi-final – Sunderland bt Man Utd

Jan 23

Semi-finals – Li Na bt Bouchard, Cibulkova bt Radwanska

Semi-final – Wawrinka bt Berdych

World Indoor Bowls women's singles final – Katherine Rednall bt Rebecca Field. Rednall becomes youngest-ever winner, aged 18

Stephen Bunting switches from BDO to PDC

Jan 24

Semi-final – Nadal bt Federer

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

Skeleton World Cup overall title – Lizzy Yarnold

Fourth ODI (Perth) – England 316-8 Australia 259 (Finch 108). England end nine-match losing run

Leigh Halfpenny moves to Toulon

Jan 25

Final – Li Na bt Cibulkova

Men’s doubles final – Kubot and Lindstedt bt Butorac and Klaasen

Aguero hat-trick against Watford

Qatar Masters – Garcia

Juan Mata moves from Chelsea to Man Utd for £37.1 million

Cleeve Hurdle – Knockara Beau. Big Buck’s first defeat in more than five years

Jan 26

Final – Wawrinka bt Nadal

Mixed doubles final – Nestor and Mladenovic bt Tecau and Mirza

Australia win ODI series 4-1

Hurricane Fly wins fourth consecutive Irish Champion Hurdle

Mohamed Salah moves from Basle to Chelsea

World Indoor Bowls men's singles final – Darren Burnett bt Mervyn King

Jan 27

Arsenal signs Puma kit deal after 20 years with Nike

Jan 28

Steven Gerrard donates £96,000 to the Hillsborough Family Support Group

Jan 29

Bopara hits fastest England T20 fifty

England retain women’s Ashes

Cabaye moves from Newcastle to Paris Saint-Germain

Jan 30

Racing Santander force the abandonment of their Copa del Rey match against Real Sociedad by refusing to play because they had not been paid

Jan 31

Kurt Zouma moves from St Etienne to Chelsea

Berbatov moves to Monaco on loan

Brian McDermott sacked as manager of Leeds

Davis Cup (San Diego) – Ward bt Querrey

Andy Flower resigns as England coach


Feb 1

Luis Aragones dies

Peyton Manning is MVP of NFL for record fifth time

Six Nations captains – Chris Robshaw, Sam Warburton, Paul O’Connell, Kelly Brown, Pascal Pape, Sergio Parisse

Six Nations coaches – Stuart Lancaster, Warren Gatland, Joe Schmidt, Scott Johnson, Philippe Saint-Andre, Jacques Brunel

France 26 England 24. Yoann Huget scores a try after 32 seconds. Winning try scored by Gael Fickou. Luther Burrell scores a try on debut for England. Jack Nowell makes debut for England

Women’s cycling race to take place in Paris on final day of 2014 Tour de France

Feb 2

Dubai Desert Classic – Stephen Gallacher

Australia win Twenty20 series 3-0

Davis Cup – GB 3 USA 1. GB reach quarter-finals for the first time since 1986. First time Britain have beaten the USA since 1935

Ding Junhui becomes the first player since Stephen Hendry in 1990–91 to win four ranking titles in a single season with victory over Judd Trump in the German Masters final

Somalia become the first ever African nation to play in the Bandy World Championships, won by Russia

Super Bowl XLVIII (MetLife Stadium, New Jersey) – Seattle Seahawks 43 Denver Broncos 8. MVP – Malcolm Smith. Coach – Pete Carroll

Half-time entertainment – Red Hot Chili Peppers and Bruno Mars

Super Bowl XLIX is scheduled to be played in 2015 at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona

Feb 3

Man City 0 Chelsea 1. First points dropped at home by Man City this season. First time Man City have failed to score in a home league match since November 2010

Brian McDermott reinstated as manager of Leeds

Louise Brough dies

Feb 4

Joe Kinnear resigns as Newcastle Utd director of football

Michael Lardrup sacked as Swansea manager. Garry Monk appointed as interim player-manager

Pietersen told by the England and Wales Cricket Board he is no longer in their plans

Basketball, synchronized swimming, water polo and weightlifting all have their Olympic funding withdrawn

Feb 5

Shaun White pulls out of the Sochi Winter Olympics slopestyle competition because of safety concerns

Beckham to launch MLS team in Miami

Feb 6

Scotland captain Kelly Brown dropped for Calcutta Cup match

Feb 7

Opening ceremony of XXII Winter Olympics at Fisht Olympic Stadium. 87 nations taking part. Flame lit by Vladislav Tretiak and Irina Rodnina. 56 athletes in GB team. GB flag carried by Jon Eley. Games motto – ‘Hot. Cool. Yours.’ Mascots – a polar bear, a European hare, and an Amur leopard. Emblem – ‘ 2014’. 98 gold medals on offer across 15 disciplines

A snowflake designed to represent one of the Olympic rings (red) fails to open

Olympic flame was taken to the top of Mount Elbrus, lowered to the bottom of Lake Baikal and visited the North Pole and the International Space Station

Venues at Sochi Olympic Park (Coastal Cluster) –

Bolshoy Ice Dome – ice hockey (final)

Shayba Arena – ice hockey

Adler Arena Skating Center – speed skating

Iceberg Skating Palace – figure skating, short track speed skating

Ice Cube Curling Center – curling

Venues at Krasnaya Polyana (Extreme Park) –

Laura Biathlon & Ski Complex – biathlon, cross-country skiing

Rosa Khutor Extreme Park – freestyle skiing and snowboarding

Rosa Khutor Alpine Resort – alpine skiing

Sliding Center Sanki – bobsleigh, luge and skeleton

RusSki Gorki Jumping Center – ski jumping and Nordic combined

Feb 8

Dominica represented by husband and wife Gary and Angelica di Silvestri in cross-country skiing

Former sprinter Craig Pickering is forced to withdraw from the British bobsleigh team with a slipped disc

Mike Hay – GB Chef de Mission

First gold medal – slopestyle snowboard, won by Sage Kotsenburg (USA). 6th Jamie Nicholls. 10th Billy Morgan

Canadian sisters Justine Dufour-Lapointe and Chloe Dufour-Lapointe win gold and silver in the women's moguls

Biathlon 10km sprint – Ole Einar Bjorndalen, winning his 12th Olympic medal, matching compatriot Bjorn Daehlie

American bobsledder Johnny Quinn posts picture on Twitter of smashed toilet door after he broke it down to escape having locked himself in

Budweiser ends FA Cup sponsorship

Hazard hat-trick for Chelsea against Newcastle

Big Bash final – Perth Scorchers bt Hobart Hurricanes

Great Britain's hopes of promotion from the Fed Cup Europe/Africa Zone end with a loss to Romania

Scottish Cup – Aberdeen bt Celtic

Feb 9

Women’s slopestyle snowboard – Jamie Anderson (USA). Bronze – Jenny Jones. GB’s first-ever medal on snow

Men’s downhill – Matthias Mayer (Austria)

Ski jumping normal hill – Kamil Stoch (Poland)

Germany's Felix Loch retains men's luge title

Sangakkara 319 and 105 for Sri Lanka against Bangladesh

Tiger Woods's niece Cheyenne wins Australian Ladies Masters

Rajiv Ouseph wins seventh straight English National badminton title

Hennessy Cognac Irish Gold Cup – Last Instalment

Feb 10

Women’s super-combined – Maria Hofl-Riesch

Alex Bilodeau retains moguls Olympics title

Men’s 500m speed skating – Michel Mulder  (Netherlands). Bronze – Ronald Mulder, twin brother of Michel

Tongan luger Bruno Banani – formerly known as Fuahea Semi, changed his name to that of a German underwear company in a unique sponsorship agreement. Known as ‘The Flying Coconut’

Feb 11

Women’s normal hill – Carina Vogt (Germany). First women’s ski jumping competition

Women’s slopestyle skiing. 7th Katie Summerhayes

Great Britain's women equal an Olympic curling record score beating the United States 12-3 in six ends, including taking seven points in one end

A ban on India's Olympic Association is lifted. Indian athletes have been competing at the Winter Games under the IOC flag but can now do so under their own

Feb 12

Women’s downhill – Dominique Gisin (Switzerland) and Tina Maze share the gold medal

Old pictures resurface of Lebanese skier Jackie Chamoun posing topless on a snowy mountainside

Kevin Pietersen bought by Delhi Daredevils for £880,000 in the Indian Premier League auction

Feb 13

Men’s slopestyle skiing. 5th James Woods

Elise Christie penalized in women’s short track 500m and relegated to eighth position

Germany win first-ever luge relay

Feb 14

Women’s skeleton – Yarnold. Sled is called Mervyn

Men’s super-combined – Sando Viletta (Switzerland)

Men’s figure skating – Yuzuru Hanyu (Japan)

Felix Magath replaces Rene Meulenstein as manager of Fulham

Tom Finney dies

Sauber sign IndyCar driver Simona De Silvestro

Feb 15

Women’s Super-G – Anna Fenninger (Austria)

Women’s short track 1500m – Elise Christie stakes outside finishing line and marked as ‘did not finish’

Men’s large hill – Stoch. Silver – Noriaki Kasai (Japan), aged 41

Men’s skeleton. 8th Kristin Bromley, 10th Dominic Parsons

Renaud Lavillenie breaks Sergey Bubka's 21-year-old pole vault world record with a 6.16m leap in the Ukrainian's home city of Donetsk

Feb 16

Men’s Super-G – Kjetil Jansrud (Norway). Bronze – Bode Miller

Bode Miller, 36, is the oldest alpine skier to win an Olympic medal and becomes the joint-second most successful US Winter Olympian alongside Bonnie Blair, with six medals

Women’s snowboard cross. 9th Zoe Gillings

British freestyle skier Rowan Cheshire crashes in training and is ruled out of the Winter Olympics

England rugby league forward Sam Burgess to switch codes and move to Bath

Eisenhower Tree on 17th hole at Augusta is removed due to ice storm damage

Feb 17

Ice dance – Meryl Davis and Charlie White (USA). Silver – Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir (Canada). 10th Penny Coomes and Nick Buckland

Davis and White are the first ice dance gold medalists from USA

Darya Domracheva (Belarus) wins third gold medal in biathlon

Jamaican bobsleigher Winston Watts competes at fourth Olympics

Feb 18

Women’s giant slalom – Tina Maze. Vanessa-Mae, competing as Vanessa Vanakorn (Thailand), finishes last

Men’s curling play-off – GB bt Norway

McCullum 302 against India making him the first New Zealand cricketer to score a triple hundred in Test cricket

New Zealand 680-8 against India, both the highest ever innings by New Zealand, and the highest ever third innings in Test cricket history

Feb 19

Men’s giant slalom – Ted Ligety. First non-European winner of this event

Men’s curling semi-final – GB bt Sweden

Women’s curling semi-final – Canada bt GB

Men’s parallel giant slalom snowboard – Vic Wild (Russia). Born in USA. His wife, Alena Zavarzina, wins bronze medal in same event

Women’s bobsleigh – Canada. Silver – USA-2, with Olympic sprinter Lauren Williams

Williams becomes the fifth person to have won a medal in both the Summer and Winter Olympic games

Olympic hurdler Lolo Jones in USA-3 bobsleigh team

Men’s ice hockey quarter-final – Finland bt Russia

Bjorndalen wins 13th Olympic medal – gold in mixed biathlon relay

Feb 20

Women’s curling final – Canada bt Sweden. Skip – Jennifer Jones. Canada were unbeaten in the tournament

Bronze medal match – GB (Muirhead, Sloan, Adams, Hamilton) bt Switzerland

Women’s figure skating – Adelina Sotnikova (Russia). 2nd Kim Yuna. This event led to a controversy on the scoring and judging

Women’s ice hockey final – Canada bt USA. Winning goal scored by Marie-Philip Poulin

Feb 21

Men’s curling final – Canada bt GB (Murdoch, Drummond, Andrews, Goodfellow). Canada skip – Brad Jacobs

Elise Christie disqualified in short track 1000m semi-final

Women’s slalom – Mikaela Shiffrin (USA). Aged 18, Shiffrin becomes the youngest champion in Olympic alpine skiing

Men’s 500m short track. 7th Jon Eley

Victor Ahn (Russia) wins third gold medal in short track speed skating. Won three gold medals for South Korea in 2006

Feb 22

Men’s slalom – Mario Matt (Austria). Aged 34, Matt becomes the oldest champion in Olympic alpine skiing. Course designed by Ante Kostelic, father of Ivaca Kostelic

Prince Hubertus of Hohenlohe-Langenburg, aged 55, competes for Mexico in men’s slalom

Men’s parallel slalom snowboard – Vic Wild

Marit Bjorgen wins third gold medal in cross-country skiing and equals the record for most Winter Olympic medals by a woman, with 10, six of them gold

World Club Challenge – Sydney Roosters bt Wigan Warriors. Hat-trick for Michael Jennings

Duncan Weir kicks winning drop goal for Scotland against Italy

Danny Care scores winning try for England against Ireland

Statue of Dennis Bergkamp unveiled outside Emirates Stadium

Feb 23

Men’s four-man bobsleigh. 5th GB. Pilot – John Jackson

GB bobsleigh designed by McLaren

Men’s ice hockey final – Canada bt Sweden

Sochi 2014's organizers make a joke at their own expense during the Winter Olympics closing ceremony after the fifth Olympic ring ‘fails’ to unfurl

Lizzy Yarnold carries GB flag

Final medal table – 1st Russia (13-11-9) 33, 2nd Norway, 3rd Canada, 19th GB (1-1-2)

Other gold medal winners – USA, Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, Belarus, Austria, France, Poland, China, South Korea, Sweden, Czech Republic, Slovenia, Japan, Finland, Ukraine, Slovakia

Ireen Wust (Netherlands) won speed skating gold medals at the 3000m and at the Team Pursuit and silver medals at the 1000m, 1500m, and 5000m

Sven Kramer (Netherlands) won speed skating gold medals at the 5000m and at the Team Pursuit and a silver medal at the 10000m

Sturridge scores in eighth successive Premier League match

Euro 2016 draw. Group E – England, Estonia, Lithuania, San Marino, Slovenia, Switzerland

Tour of Oman – Chris Froome

WGC Matchplay final (Dove Mountain, Arizona) – Jason Day bt Victor Dubuisson (France)

Daytona 500 – Dale Earnhardt, Jr

Feb 24

ICC Under-19 World Cup semi-final – Pakistan bt England

Susie Wolff to take part in two practice sessions at grands prix this year as part of an expanded role as Williams development driver

Raymond Floyd named as America’s second Ryder Cup vice-captain

Feb 25

Johnny Murtagh retires

Bradford Bulls deducted six points by the Rugby Football League after going into administration

Veronica Campbell-Brown cleared to race after failed drugs test

Feb 26

World Track Cycling Championships start in Cali, Colombia

Louis Tomlinson plays for Doncaster Rovers reserves against Rotherham

Prestbury Cup awarded for the first time, to the country that trains most winners at the Cheltenham Festival

Feb 27

Champions League – Shalke 1 Real Madrid 6

Feb 28

Women’s team pursuit – GB (Joanna Rowsell, Laura Trott, Katie Archibald and Elinor Barker)

Richie Richardson, Curtly Ambrose and Andy Roberts knighted at first ODI in Antigua

Lumb 106 in ODI debut against West Indies. All three matches played in Antigua

ICC Under-19 World Cup third place play-off – England bt Australia


Mar 1

ICC Under-19 World Cup final (Dubai) – South Africa bt Pakistan

Individual pursuit – Rowsell

Andre Schurrle hat-trick for Chelsea against Fulham

Alan Pardew headbutts Hull City player David Meyler

Afghanistan bt Bangladesh at the Asia Cup. Afghanistan's first win against a Test-playing nation

Ricky Burns suffers his first defeat in seven years as he loses his WBO world lightweight title to Terence Crawford

Fifa authorizes the wearing of head covers for religious reasons during football matches

Mar 2

Capital One Cup final – Man City 3 (Toure, Nasri, Navas) Sunderland 1 (Borini). Man-of-the-match – Nasri

Welsh Open final – O’Sullivan bt Ding Junhui. O’Sullivan 147 in final frame

Michael Schumacher has a corner named after him at Bahrain International circuit

Stephen Parry 3-32 on England debut in second ODI against West Indies

Mar 3

Graeme Smith retires. Australia bt South Africa, first series defeat for South Africa for five years

Third ODI – England 303-6 (Root 107, Buttler 99) West Indies 278 (Ramdin 128)

England win series 2-1

Nemanja Vidic will join Inter Milan on a free transfer in the summer

Mar 5

Estonia become the first team to have taken on all 53 of their fellow UEFA member associations as they play Gibraltar

Man of Steel award to be renamed in honour of Steve Prescott

England 1 (Sturridge) Denmark 0

Mar 6

Stand Guard sets all-weather record of 26 wins

Championship League Snooker final – Trump bt Gould

Sam Torrance and Des Smyth named as Europe’s Ryder Cup vice-captains

Mar 7

Winter Paralympics opened by Vladimir Putin. The scenes of the ceremony are linked by the journey of the firebird. Theme – ‘Breaking the Ice’. 547 athletes from 45 countries. 72 events in 5 sports. Mascots – Ray of Light and Snowflake. British flag carried by 15-year-old Mille Knight

Snowboarding makes its Paralympic debut with the addition of men's and women's standing snowboard cross events

Birmingham City owner Carson Yeung jailed for six years by a Hong Kong court for money laundering

World Indoor Athletics Championships start at Ergo Arena in Sopot, Poland

Mar 8

Women’s visually impaired downhill slalom. Silver – Jade Etherington and her guide Caroline Powell

British sit-skier Mick Brennan lost both his lower legs in a bomb attack whilst serving in the British army in Iraq in 2004

Anna Turney representing GB in women’s sit-ski events

Women’s 60m hurdles. Bronze – Tiffany Porter

Men’s 60m – Richard Kilty

Men’s heptathlon events – 60m, long jump, shot put, high jump, 60m hurdles, pole vault, 1000m

Women’s pentathlon events – 60m hurdles, high jump, shot put, long jump, 800m

O’Driscoll wins world record 140th cap for Ireland

Mar 9

Women’s 60m – Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce

Heptathlon – Ashton Eaton

Men’s 800m. Bronze – Andrew Osagie

Women’s long jump. Silver – Katarina Johnson-Thompson

Christine Ohuruogu’s sister, Victoria, runs in the 4x400m relay heats

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

Men’s 4x400m relay. Silver – GB (Williams, Bowie, Lennon-Ford, Levine)

Final medal table – 1st USA (8-2-2) 12 4th GB (1-2-3) 6

Other gold medal winners – Russia, Ethiopia, Jamaica, Poland, Cuba, Czech Republic, France, Kenya, New Zealand, Qatar, Sweden, Brazil, Djibouti, Greece, Netherlands

England bt Wales to win first Triple Crown since 2003. Tries – Care, Burrell. Farrell – 19 points

FA Cup quarter-final – Wigan bt Man City

UK Open Darts final (Butlins Resort, Minehead) – Lewis bt Jenkins

WGC-Cadillac Championship – Patrick Reed (USA)

Mar 10

Super G – Kelly Gallagher and her guide Charlotte Evans. Bronze – Etherington

Mar 11

Champion Hurdle – Jezki (Barry Geraghty), trained by Jessica Harrington

Quevaga wins Mares’ Hurdle for sixth time

Pardew banned for seven games for headbutting David Meyler

Champions League last 16 – Bayern Munich bt Arsenal

Mar 12

Slalom. Silver – Etherington

Queen Mother Champion Chase – Sire De Grugy (Jamie Moore), trained by Gary Moore

Cyprus Cup final – France bt England

Champions League last 16 – Barcelona bt Man City

Mar 13

World Hurdle – More Of That (Barry Geraghty), trained by Jonjo O’Neill

Four-time winner Big Buck's finishes fifth and is retired immediately after the race

West Indies beat England 2-1 in T20 series. All matches played in Barbados

Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness convicted of tax fraud

Mar 14

Super combined. Silver – Etherington

Ruby Walsh breaks arm in fall from Abbyssial

Daryl Jacob breaks leg after being thrown by Port Melon

Gold Cup – Lord Windermere (Davy Russell), trained by Jim Culloty. 2nd On His Own, 3rd The Giant Bolster

Leading jockey – Ruby Walsh

Leading trainer – Willie Mullins

Four horses put down during the Cheltenham Festival

Ben Stokes will miss the ICC World Twenty20 due to a hand injury suffered when he punched a dressing room locker

Mar 15

Wheelchair curling final – Canada bt Russia

Bronze medal match – GB bt China. Skip – Aileen Nielsen

Ice sledge hockey final – USA bt Russia

World Short Track Speed Skating Championships (Montreal) –

Men’s 5000m relay. Bronze – GB

Women’s 500m. Silver – Elise Christie

Italy 11 England 52

Wales 51 Scotland 3. Stuart Hogg sent off. Gethin Jenkins becomes Wales's most-capped player on his 105th appearance

France 20 Ireland 22. O’Driscoll makes his 141st and final appearance for Ireland

Final table – Ireland, England, Wales, France, Scotland, Italy

Leading try scorer – Mike Brown, Jonathan Sexton (4 tries)

Leading points scorer – Jonathan Sexton (66 points)

Martin Pipe wins fourth successive Midlands Grand National

Mar 16

Winter Paralympics closing ceremony. Theme – ‘Reaching the Impossible’. British flag carried by Jade Etherington

Final medal table – 1st Russia (30-28-22) 80, 2nd Germany, 3rd Canada, 10th GB (1-3-2) 6

Russian nordic skier and biathlete Roman Petushkov wins six gold medals

French standing skier Marie Bochet wins four gold medals

Formula 1 teams –

Mercedes – Hamilton, Rosberg

Red Bull – Vettel, Ricciardo

Ferrari – Alonso, Raikkonen

McLaren – Button, Kevin Magnussen (Denmark)

Williams – Massa, Bottas

Lotus – Grosjean, Maldonado

Force India – Perez, Hulkenberg

Sauber – Sutil, Gutierrez

Toro Rosso – Vergne, Daniil Kvyat (Russia)

Caterham – Kobayashi, Marcus Ericsson (Sweden)

Marussia – Bianchi, Chilton

Australian GP – Rosberg, Ricciardo, Magnussen

Ricciardo disqualified for breaching fuel flow consumption rules so Magnussen promoted to second position and Button promoted to third position

New York City half-marathon – Geoffrey Mutai (Kenya). 2nd Farah, who collapsed after the race

LV= Cup final (Exeter) – Exeter bt Northampton

France Women win Six Nations Grand Slam

Vidic sent off for fourth time against Liverpool

Scottish League Cup final – Aberdeen bt Inverness

Skiing World Cup –

Men’s overall – Hirscher. Downhill – Svindal

Women’s overall – Fenninger. Downhill – Hofl-Riesch

World Open final (Haikou) – Murphy bt Selby

Sky Bet Championship Player of the Year – Danny Ings (Burnley)

League One award – Adam Forshaw (Brentford)

League Two award – Gary Roberts (Chesterfield)

Mar 17

FA advised to reject Hull City’s name change

Jonathan Trott's decision to leave England's Ashes tour when he was fit to play was a ‘con’, according to former captain Michael Vaughan

Mar 18

Andre Villas-Boas appointed as manager of Zenit Saint Petersburg

Mar 19

Andy Murray splits with coach Ivan Lendl

Van Persie hat-trick against Olympiakos

Mar 20

Europa League last 16 – Benfica bt Spurs

Anelka is sacked by WBA over his quenelle gesture

Mar 22

Chelsea 6 Arsenal 0. Referee Andre Marriner apologises for sending off Kieran Gibbs instead of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain by mistake. Wenger’s 1000th match as manager of Arsenal

Cardiff 3 Liverpool 6 (Suarez 3)

Man City 5 (Yaya Toure 3) Fulham 0

Six Nations player of the championship – Mike Brown

Saracens beat Harlequins in front of a record crowd for club rugby union at Wembley (83,889)

World Twenty20 final standings –

Group A – Bangladesh, Nepal, Afghanistan, Hong Kong

Group B – Netherlands, Zimbabwe, Ireland, United Arab Emirates

Mickey Duff dies

Major League Baseball starts its 2014 season at the Sydney Cricket Ground

Mar 23

Women’s world squash championship final (Malaysia) – Laura Massaro bt Nour El Sherbini (Egypt)

FA Trophy final – Cambridge bt Gosport Borough

Stuart Broad fined 15% of his match fee for criticizing the umpires’ decision to play on during a thunderstorm in their World Twenty20 defeat by New Zealand

Martin Fourcade (France) retains Biathlon World Cup

World Women's Curling Championship final (Canada) – Switzerland bt Canada

Men’s Ski Jumping World Cup – Kamil Stoch (Poland)

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

Mar 24

Netherlands bowled out for 39 by Sri Lanka in World Twenty20

Elite League champions – Belfast Giants

Mar 25

Chemmy Alcott retires

Challenge Cup final – Nottingham Panthers bt Belfast Giants

Mar 26

Champion County Match (Abu Dhabi) – MCC bt Durham

Laureus World Sport Awards (Kuala Lumpur) –

World Sportsman of the Year: Sebastian Vettel

World Sportswoman of the Year: Missy Franklin

World Team of the Year: Bayern Munich

World Breakthrough of the Year: Marc Marquez

World Comeback of the Year: Rafael Nadal

World Sportsperson of the Year with a Disability: Marie Bochet

World Action Sportsperson of the Year: Jamie Bestwick (UK BMX rider)

Mar 27

Meg Lanning 126 for Australia against Ireland, to set a new top score in women's Twenty20 cricket

South Africa bt Netherlands by 6 runs. Ahsan Malik 5-19 for Netherlands

Alex Hales 116 vs Sri Lanka, including 6 sixes. England's first T20 international hundred

A ‘League of Nations’ competition intended as a third major tournament for European countries is given the go-ahead by Uefa

Yorkshire will stage a three-day cycle race from May 2015

Mar 29

EurAsia Cup (Kuala Lumpur) Asia 10 Europe 10

Players Tour Championship final – Hawkins bt Greene

Lincoln Handicap – Ocean Tempest

Dubai World Cup – African Story

World Figure Skating Championships (Saitama, Japan) – Men’s – Yuzuru Hanyu. Women’s – Mao Asada

Brendon McCullum becomes the first man to reach 2000 runs in Twenty20 cricket

Man Utd fans fly ‘Wrong One – Moyes Out’ banner over Old Trafford

Women’s Boat Race held at Henley for the final time

Mar 30

Malaysian GP – Hamilton, Rosberg, Vettel

Hong Kong Sevens final – New Zealand bt England

JP Trophy final – Peterborough bt Chesterfield

Worcester Warriors win their first match of the season, against Newcastle Falcons

BBL Trophy final – Worcester Wolves bt Glasgow Rocks

Miami Open – Djokovic. Nadal and Djokovic now hold all nine elite Masters 1000 titles between them

Mar 31

Netherlands 133-5 England 88. Netherlands win by 45 runs

New Zealand bowled out for 60 by Sri Lanka. Williamson 42, Hereth 5-3


Apr 1

Super 10 final standings –

Group 1 – Sri Lanka, South Africa, New Zealand, England, Netherlands

Group 2 – India, West Indies, Pakistan, Australia, Bangladesh

Barcelona given 14-month transfer ban for breaching transfer and registration rules

Apr 3

Betfred Bowl – Silviniaco Conti

Aintree Hurdle – The New One

Semi-final – Sri Lanka bt West Indies

Stuart Pearce appointed as manager of Nottingham Forest

Apr 4

Melling Chase – Boston Bob

Semi-final – India bt South Africa

Women’s semi-final – England bt South Africa

Apr 5

Grand National – 1st Pineau De Re (Leighton Aspell), trained by Richard Newland, 2nd Balthazar King, 3rd Double Seven

Pineau De Re's name refers to an aperitif wine

Paul Moloney, rider of fourth-placed Alvarado becomes the first jockey to have finished placed in the race six times in succession, without winning

Heineken Cup quarter-final – Clermont bt Leicester. Clermont have won their last 75 home games

Bayern Munich's 53-match unbeaten run in the Bundesliga comes to an end at Augsburg

Apr 6

World Men's Curling Championship (China) – Norway bt Sweden

China Open final – Ding Junhui bt Robertson

160th Boat Race – Oxford. Cambridge two-seat Luke Juckett catches a crab

Davis Cup (Naples) – Italy 3 GB 2. Fognini bt Murray and Seppi bt Ward on final day

Bahrain GP – Hamilton, Rosberg, Perez

World Twenty20 final (Mirpur) – Sri Lanka bt India

World Twenty20 women’s final – Australia bt England

Ramsdens Challenge Cup final – Raith Rovers bt Rangers

Chris Hughton sacked by Norwich and replaced with youth coach Neil Adams

Wrestlemania – Daniel Bryan becomes the new WWE World Heavyweight Champion. The Undertaker's undefeated streak at WrestleMania, which had lasted for more than 21 years, end with a loss to Brock Lesnar

Elite League play-off final – Sheffield Steelers bt Belfast Giants

Apr 7

Zoe Smith becomes only the second British woman to win an overall European weightlifting medal by finishing third in Tel Aviv

Apr 8

WWE wrestler The Ultimate Warrior dies

Apr 9

Wisden Cricketers of the Year – Shikhar Dhawan, Charlotte Edwards, Ryan Harris, Chris Rogers, Joe Root

Leading Cricketer in the World – Dale Steyn

Masters Par 3 tournament – Ryan Moore

Champions League quarter-finals – Atletico Madrid bt Barcelona, Bayern Munich bt Man Utd

Apr 10

Asafa Powell banned for 18 months for failing a drugs test

Apr 11

Dave Brailsford quits as performance director of British Cycling to concentrate on running Team Sky

Apr 12

Scottish Grand National – Al Co (Jamie Moore)

FA Cup semi-final – Arsenal bt Wigan

All league matches kick off at 15:07 to honour 25th anniversary of Hillsborough

WBO welterweight title – Manny Pacquiao bt Timothy Bradley

Gloucester end Aviva Premiership match against Bath with 11 players

Russ Wilcox beats the record for the longest unbeaten run at the beginning of a managerial reign, with a draw against Bury being his 26th game in charge of Scunthorpe United without defeat

Apr 13

FA Cup semi-final – Hull 5 Sheffield Utd 3

Steve Borthwick makes record 263rd Premiership appearance, breaking George Chuter’s record

London Marathon. Men’s – Wilson Kipsang, 8th Mo Farah. Women’s – Edna Kiplagat

Tim Groenewald hat-trick for Derbyshire against Essex

Will Tavare century on debut for Gloucestershire. Nephew of Chris Tavare

Masters – Bubba Watson. 2nd Jordan Speith, Jonas Blixt

GB win seven gold medals in Para-cycling Track World Championships in Mexico

Apr 14

Stefano Domenicali resigns as the team principal of Ferrari and is replaced by Marco Mattiacci

Apr 16

12 Kent batsmen are dismissed lbw across two innings at Worcester

Bale scores winning goal for Real Madrid against Barcelona in Copa del Rey

Steve Davis, Peter Ebdon, Mark Williams and Graeme Dott all lose in World Snooker Championship qualifiers

Manchester City are the best paid team in sport, paying an average annual wage of £5.3m to its first-team players

Kevin Durant (Oklahoma City Thunder) wins fourth NBA Scoring Title

Apr 17

All-weather jockeys’ championship – Adam Kirby

Apr 18

Viewpoint makes history by becoming the first ever horse to win on a Good Friday when taking the All-Weather Championships Apprentice Handicap at Lingfield

Lancashire coach Peter Moores is reappointed head coach of England

Apr 19

Bernard Hopkins (aged 49) becomes the oldest boxer to unify a weight division, adding the WBA light-heavyweight crown to his IBF title

Mourinho suffers his first ever home league defeat as Chelsea manager, against Sunderland, ending a 77-match unbeaten run

England Hockey League Championship Men’s Premier Division – Beeston

England Hockey League Championship Women’s Premier Division – Surbiton

Hamilton beats Jim Clark’s British record of 33 pole positions

Apr 20

Chinese GP – Hamilton, Rosberg, Alonso

Malaysian Open – Westwood

Rubin ‘Hurricane’ Carter dies

Apr 21

Irish Grand National – Shutthefrontdoor (Barry Geraghty)

Julian Wilson dies

World Snooker first round – Michael Wasley bt Ding Junhui

Apr 22

Giggs appointed as interim manager of Man Utd following sacking of David Moyes

Reanne Evans beats Hong Kong's Ng On Yee 6-0 to claim a 10th Ladies' World Snooker title

Albert Pujols (LA Angels) hits 500th career home run

Apr 23

Paul Farbrace confirmed as England's new assistant coach after quitting as Sri Lanka head coach

CONCACAF Champions League – Cruz Azul (Mexico)

Apr 24

Reebok Stadium, home of Bolton Wanderers, is to be renamed the Macron Stadium

Sandy Jardine dies

Apr 25

Tito Vilanova dies

Apr 26

Scunthorpe’s 28 game unbeaten run comes to an end

Heineken Cup semi-final (Twickenham) – Saracens 46 Clermont 6

Chris Ashton becomes leading try scorer in Heineken Cup

Champion jockey – Tony McCoy (19th successive year) 2nd Richard Johnson (15th time)

Champion trainer – Paul Nicholls (8th time)

Champion conditional jockey – Gavin Sheehan

Netball Superleague Grand Final – Manchester Thunder bt Surrey Storm

Apr 27

Heineken Cup semi-final – Toulon bt Munster

Rolex Kentucky – William Fox-Pitt riding Bay My Hero

PFA Player of the Year – Suarez

PFA Young Player of the Year – Hazard

Women’s Players’ Player of the Year – Lucy Bronze (Liverpool)

PFA Scotland Premiership player of the year – Kris Commons

Apr 29

LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling banned for life for racist remarks

Dani Alves (Barcelona) is targeted by Villarreal fans, who throw a banana at him. Alves picks up the banana, peels it, and takes a bite

Champions League semi-final – Real Madrid bt Bayern Munich

Ronaldo breaks the previous record of 14 for the most goals in a Champions League season

Apr 30

Champions League semi-final – Atletico Madrid bt Chelsea

Middlesex score 472-3 (Rogers 241) in fourth innings to beat Yorkshire

Graham Gooch leaves his role as England batting coach


May 2

Former WBA winger Clive Clark dies

May 3

2000 Guineas – Night of Thunder (Kieren Fallon), trained by Richard Hannon

Semi-finals – O’Sullivan bt Hawkins, Selby bt Robertson

Hamilton 10 Morton 2

Kentucky Derby – California Chrome

May 4

1000 Guineas – Miss France (Maxime Guyon), trained by Andre Fabre

Hyundai A-League Grand Final – Brisbane Roar bt Western Sydney Wanderers

Tour de Romandie – Chris Froome

Elena Baltacha dies

May 5

Football Writers' Association Footballer of the Year – Suarez

FA Youth Cup final – Chelsea bt Fulham

Final – Selby bt O’Sullivan 18-14

Highest break – Robertson (140)

May 6

Man City handed a £50 million fine, as well as having next season’s Champions League squad size reduced from 25 to 21, for breaking Financial Fair Play rules. Paris Saint-Germain are given the same fine

May 7

NBA Coach of the Year – Gregg Popovich (San Antonio Spurs)

May 8

Greg Dyke reveals plans for a new League Three for Premier League B-teams that would sit beneath League Two in the football pyramid

May 9

Harry Gurney (Nottinghamshire) makes England debut in ODI against Scotland

Giro d’Italia starts in Belfast

May 10

Saracens finish top of Premiership. Worcester are relegated

Newcastle Falcons lost their last 16 matches

Leinster finish top of Pro12

FA Vase – Sholing (based in Southampton)

St. Louis Rams make history in the seventh round of the draft by selecting Michael Sam, who becomes the first openly gay player to ever be drafted in the NFL

May 11

BBL play-off final – Worcester Wolves bt Newcastle Eagles

Badminton Horse Trials – Sam Griffiths (Australia) riding Paulank Brockagh

Women’s Tour of Britain – Marianne Vos

Spanish GP – Hamilton, Rosberg, Ricciardo

Players Championship – Kaymer

Premier League final table – 1st Man City, 2nd Liverpool, 3rd Chelsea, 4th Arsenal

Relegated – Norwich, Fulham, Cardiff

Leading scorer – Suarez (31)

Adam Johnson was the only Englishman to score a hat-trick in the Premier League

Scottish Premiership final table – 1st Celtic, 2nd Motherwell

Celtic only lost one match, against Aberdeen

Leading scorer – Kris Commons (27)

Relegated – Hearts

Scottish First Division – Dundee

Scottish Second Division – Rangers (W 33 D 3 L 0)

Scottish Third Division – Peterhead

Highland League – Brora Rangers

Lowland League – Spartans FC

IRB Sevens World Series – New Zealand. Top points scorer – Tom Mitchell (England)

Principality Premiership – Pontypridd

Scottish Premiership – Melrose

Ulster Bank All-Ireland League – Clontarf

May 12

Pepe Mel sacked by WBA

May 13

Barclays Manager of the Season – Tony Pulis

Barclays Player of the Season – Suarez

League Managers' Association manager of the year – Brendan Rodgers

Steve Sherwood sacked by Spurs

May 14

Europa League final (Turin) Sevilla bt Benfica. Benfica’s eighth loss in a European final since their last win in 1962

2015 Europa League final will be held in Warsaw

Portuguese authorities charge Luiz Felipe Scolari, the coach of the Brazil national football team, with tax fraud allegedly carried out when he was the coach of Portugal

May 15

Premiership Rugby Player of the Year –Mike Brown (Harlequins)

Discovery of the Season – Billy Vunipola (Saracens)

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

Leading points scorer – George Ford (Bath), 235 points

Leading try scorer – Vereniki Goneva (Leicester) 12 tries

May 16

T20 Blast starts. Teams with new names – Birmingham Bears, Durham Jets, Worcestershire Rapids

May 17

Women’s European Gymnastics Championships (Sofia) –

Team – Romania. Silver – GB

Millennium Magic Weekend at Etihad. Hull vs Hull KR kicks off at same time as FA Cup Final

FA Cup final – Arsenal 3 (Cazorla, Koscielny, Ramsey) Hull City 2 (Chester, Davies). Steve Bruce’s son, Alex, plays for Hull. Man-of-the-match – Ramsey

Scottish Cup final – St Johnstone bt Dundee United. First ever trophy for St Johnstone

Preakness Stakes – California Chrome

Frankie Dettori wins his 200th group one race riding Olympic Glory at the Lockinge Stakes at Newbury

May 18

Great Manchester Run (10k). Men’s – Bekele. Women’s – Dibaba

Gerado Martino steps down as coach of Barcelona

Uneven bars – Rebecca Downie

Conference play-off final – Cambridge bt Gateshead

Conference champions – Luton

Hyde gained only 10 points and only won one match, away at Welling United

Euroleague basketball final – Maccabi Tel Aviv bt Real Madrid

Tour of California – Wiggins

Miguel Angel Jimenez became the first man over the age of 50 to win on the European Tour with victory at the Spanish Open

May 19

Jack Brabham dies

Phil Sharpe dies

Louis van Gaal appointed as manager of Man Utd, with Ryan Giggs as his assistant. Giggs retires from playing

Luis Enrique appointed as manager of Barcelona

Adam Scott becomes world number one for the first time

May 20

Football Association says it will take no action against Premier League chief executive Richard Scudamore over leaked sexist emails

Yaya Toure's agent, Dimitri Seluk, criticises Man City's attempts to mark the 31-year-old's birthday, describing their efforts as ‘a joke’

Michael Jordan's Charlotte Bobcats renamed Charlotte Hornets

British Open squash – Men’s – Gregory Gaultier (France), Women’s – Nicol David

May 21

Uefa European Under-17 Championship final (Malta) England bt Netherlands

May 22

Premier League Darts final – Van Barneveld bt Van Gerwen

Neil Lennon resigns as manager of Celtic

Helena Costa becomes the highest-placed female coach in European men's football. The 36-year-old Portuguese, a former Celtic scout, takes charge at French second-tier side Clermont Foot

Women’s Champions League final – Wolfsburg bt Tyreso FF, who are based in Stockholm

May 23

Amlin Challenge Cup final (Cardiff) – Northampton bt Bath

British & Irish Cup final – Leinster A bt Leeds Carnegie

May 24

European Rugby Champions Cup play-off – Wasps bt Stade Francais

Heineken Cup final (Cardiff) – Toulon bt Saracens. Man of the match – Steffon Armitage

Championship play-off final – QPR 1 (Zamora) Derby 0. Gary O’Neil sent off

Promoted – Leicester, Burnley, QPR

Relegated – Doncaster, Barnsley, Yeovil

Leading scorer – Ross McCormack (Leeds), 28 goals

Men’s European Gymnastics Championships (Sofia) –

Team – Russia. Silver – GB

Champions League final (Lisbon) – Real Madrid 4 Atletico Madrid 1. Captain – Casillas. Real’s tenth win, ’La Decima’. Ancelotti’s third win as manager, equaling the record of Bob Paisley

2015 Champions League final will be held in Berlin

May 25

League One play-off final – Rotherham bt Leyton Orient

Promoted – Wolves, Brentford, Rotherham

Relegated – Tranmere. Carlisle, Shrewsbury, Stevenage

Leading scorer – Sam Baldock (Bristol City), 24 goals

Scottish Premiership play-off final – Hamilton Academical bt Hibs

Pommel horse – Max Whitlock

Floor. Bronze – Dan Purvis

PGA Championship – McIlroy

Monaco GP – Rosberg, Hamilton, Ricciardo. 9th Bianchi. First ever points for Marussia

England bowled out for 99 by Sri Lanka in second ODI

Men’s Ice Hockey World Championship final (Minsk) – Russia bt Finland

Professional Rugby Players Association player of the year – Vereniki Goneva (Leicester)

Young player of the year – George Ford (Bath)

Bill Beaumont County Cup final – Lancashire bt Cornwall

Indy 500 – Ryan Hunter-Reay

Japan win the Thomas Cup for the first time

Landon Donovan of Los Angeles Galaxy breaks the career goal scoring record in US Major League Soccer

May 26

ERC European Player of the Year – Steffon Armitage (Toulon)

League Two play-off – Fleetwood bt Burton

Promoted – Chesterfield, Scunthorpe, Rochdale, Fleetwood

Relegated – Bristol Rovers, Torquay

Leading scorer – Sam Winnall (Scunthorpe), 23 goals

French Open first round – Guillermo Garcia-Lopez bt Wawrinka

May 27

Mauricio Pochettino appointed as manager of Spurs

Match-fixing allegations made against former Sussex players Lou Vincent and Naved Arif

May 28

Second round – Garbine Muguruza (Spain) bt Serena Williams

Sri Lanka bowled out for 67 (Jordan 5-29) in third ODI

May 30

NBA announces that it has approved the $2 billion bid of former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer for the Los Angeles Clippers

Palestine wins the AFC Challenge Cup, qualifying for the AFC Asian Cup for the first time

May 31

Aviva Premiership final – Northampton bt Saracens. Winning try scored in extra time by Alex Waller. Man of the match – Stephen Myler

Pro12 final – Leinster bt Glasgow. Brian O’Driscoll retires

Fourth ODI – Sri Lanka 300-9 (Sangakkara 112) England 293-8 (Buttler 121)

Carl Froch knocks out George Groves with a right hand in the eighth round of their rematch, in front of a British-record 80,000 fans at Wembley Stadium. Froch retains his IBF and WBA super-middleweight titles

Serie A – Juventus

La Liga – Atletico Madrid

Bundesliga – Bayern Munich

Liga Sagres – Benfica

Ligue 1 (Le Championnat) – Paris St Germain

Eredivisie – Ajax

Top 14 final – Toulon bt Castres


Jun 1

French Open fourth round – Gulbis bt Federer

IPL 7 final – Kolkata Knight Riders bt Kings XI Punjab

Wriddhiman Saha (Kings XI Punjab) is the first player to score a century in an IPL final

Kolkata Knight Riders captain – Gambhir

MVP – Glenn Maxwell

Leading run scorer – Robin Uthappa

Leading wicket taker – Mohit Sharma

Women’s FA Cup Final – Arsenal bt Everton

Giro d’Italia – Quintana

Nordea Masters – Thongchai Jaidee

Jun 2

Rickie Lambert moves from Southampton to Liverpool

Jun 3

Jos Buttler run out by bowler Sachithra Senanayake for straying out of his crease. Approved by captain Angelo Mathews. Sri Lanka win series 3-2

Hashim Amla becomes the first non-white captain of South Africa

Jun 4

Championship play-off final – London Welsh bt Bristol

England draw with Ecuador at Sun Life Stadium in Miami. Full debuts for Shaw and Barkley. Raheem Sterling becomes only the second England player to be sent off in a Friendly, after Trevor Cherry

Jun 5

Mixed Doubles final – Rojer and Groenefeld bt Zimonjic and Georges

Semi-finals – Sharapova bt Bouchard, Halep bt Andrea Petkovic (Germany)

Jun 6

Semi-finals – Nadal bt Murray, Djokovic bt Gulbis

Oaks – Taghrooda (Paul Hanagan), trained by John Gosden

Isle of Man Senior TT – Michael Dunlop

Jun 7

Conrad Smith scores winning try for New Zealand against England

Final – Sharapova bt Halep

Men’s Doubles final – Benneteau and Roger-Vasselin bt Granollers and Lopez

Derby – Australia (Joseph O’Brien), trained by Aidan O’Brien. 2nd Kingston Hill, 3rd Romsdal

David Florence and Mallory Franklin both win gold at the canoe slalom World Cup at Lee Valley

England vs Honduras suspended due to thunderstorm in Miami

Belmont Stakes – Tonalist

Jun 8

Amelie Mauresmo appointed as coach of Andy Murray

Women’s Doubles final – Hsieh and Peng bt Errani and Vinci

Final – Nadal bt Djokovic. Ninth French Open title and fourteenth Grand Slam title

Canadian GP – Ricciardo, Rosberg, Vettel. First GP win for Ricciardo

World Cup of Darts final – Netherlands (van Barneveld and van Gerwen) bt England (Taylor and Lewis)

Chris Gayle – 100 Test matches

Paul Butler becomes the new IBF world bantamweight champion after defeating Stuart Hall

Jun 9

Inzaghi replaces Seedorf as manager of AC Milan

England Cricketers of the Year – Ian Bell and Charlotte Edwards

Jun 10

Alfonso Thomas takes four wickets in four balls for Somerset against Sussex

Gary Gilmour dies

Leeds Rhinos full-back Zak Hardaker is been given a five-match ban after being found guilty of homophobic abuse

Terry Butcher sacked as manager of Hibs

Hereford expelled from Football Conference following the club's failure to pay their bills. Chester are reinstated as a Conference Premier club

Jason Roy 100 off 55 balls for Surrey against Gloucestershire

Jun 12

World Cup opening ceremony held at Arena Corinthians in Sao Paulo. Song – ‘We Are One’, J-Lo and Pitbull. Ball – Adidas Brazuca

First goal scored by Marcelo (o.g.) for Croatia against Brazil

Aegon Championships (Queen’s Club) third round – Stepanek bt Murray

Fabregas moves from Barcelona to Chelsea

Sam Robson, Moeen Ali and Chris Jordan make England debuts against Sri Lanka

Jun 13

Netherlands 5 Spain 1

Men’s World Cup hockey semi-final (The Hague) – Netherlands bt England

Stanley Cup – Los Angeles Kings bt New York Rangers 4-1. Play-offs MVP (Conn Smythe Trophy) – Justin Williams

Regular season MVP (Hart Memorial Trophy) – Sidney Crosby (Pittsburgh)

Franz Beckenbauer banned from all footballing activities by Fifa for 90 days for ‘failing to co-operate’ with its inquiry into the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bidding process

David Luiz moves from Chelsea to Paris St Germain

Queen’s Birthday Honours –

Dame – Laura Davies

CBE – Charlotte Edwards

OBE – Warren Gatland

MBE – Lizzy Yarnold, Kelly Gallagher and her guide Charlotte Evans, Kevin Sinfield

Jun 14

Italy 2 (Marchisio, Balotelli) England 1 (Sturridge). Match played in Manaus

Women’s World Cup hockey final – Netherlands bt Australia

Jamie Donaldson and Hunter Mahan penalized two shots for playing each other’s balls in US Open

Jun 15

Goalline technology (GoalControl) used for the first time at a Fifa World Cup to award a goal to France against Honduras

Le Mans – Audi R18

Aegon Championships final – Dimitrov bt Lopez

Men’s World Cup hockey final – Australia 6 Netherlands 1

Bronze medal match – Argentina bt England. Argentina played with an extra player for more than two minutes

Criterium du Dauphine – Andrew Talansky (USA)

US Open (Pinehurst) – Kaymer (-9). 2nd Rickie Fowler, Erik Compton (-1)

Compton has had two heart transplants

Matt Fitzpatrick becomes the first golfer since Bobby Jones to hold low amateur medals for the US Open and the Open at same time

NBA final – San Antonio Spurs bt Miami Heat 4-1. Finals MVP – Kawhi Leonard. Regular season MVP – Kevin Durant

Aegon Nottingham Challenge. Men’s – Nick Kyrgios. Women’s – Jarmila Gajdosova

Jun 16

Muller hat-trick for Germany against Portugal

Dempsey scores for USA against Ghana after 29 seconds

BBC receives complaints from viewers about Phil Neville's BBC One commentary on England's World Cup match against Italy

First Test (Lords) England 575-9 (Root 200) and 267-8 (Ballance 104) Sri Lanka 453 (Sangakkara 147, Mathews 102) and 201-9

Ronald Koeman appointed as manager of Southampton

British Speedway Championship – Tai Woffinden

Jun 17

Marquez (Mexico) becomes first player to captain a national team in four successive World Cups

St James’s Palace Stakes – Kingman

James Vince (Hampshire) becomes the first player to score 1000 runs this season

Jun 18

Spain knocked out of World Cup by Chile

Prince of Wales’s Stakes – The Fugue

Joel Tomkins returns to Wigan from Saracens

Jun 19

Uruguay 2 (Suarez 2) England 1 (Rooney). Match played in Sao Paulo

Gold Cup – Leading Light (Joseph O’Brien), trained by Aidan O’Brien

11-year-old Lucy Li plays in US Women’s Open

Jun 20

Costa Rica beat Italy to knock England out of World Cup

England fail to qualify from group stage of World Cup for first time since 1958

Coronation Stakes – Rizeena

Broad hat-trick against Sri Lanka. Bell plays 100thTest match

Eastbourne semi-final – Madison Keys (USA) bt Watson

David Blatt, who coached Maccabi Tel Aviv to the Euroleague title, becomes the new head coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers. Blatt is the first Euroleague coach to become an NBA head coach

Jun 21

Half brothers Jerome Boateng (Germany) and Kevin-Prince Boateng (Ghana) play against each other at World Cup

Klose equals Ronaldo’s record of 15 World Cup goals. He joins Pele and Uwe Seeler as the third man to score at four World Cups

New Zealand equal the record of 17 consecutive Test victories for a top-tier nation with 35-13 win against England. Hat-trick for Julian Savea

Diamond Jubilee Stakes – Slade Power

Leading jockey at Ascot – Ryan Moore

Leading trainer at Ascot – Michael Stoute

Eastbourne finals – Lopez bt Gasquet, Keys bt Kerber

Jun 22

Austrian GP (Red Bull Ring) – Rosberg, Hamilton, Bottas. First podium finish for Bottas

US Women’s Open (Pinehurst) – Michelle Wie

Irish Open – Mikko Ilonen

The first World Cup discretionary water break is taken during a match between Portugal and the United States

Jun 23

Andrew Wiggins (Canada) is the number one overall pick in the NBA Draft by the Cleveland Cavaliers

Michael Schumacher transferred from hospital in Grenoble to a rehabilitation facility in Lausanne

Lancs 650-6 (Prince 257) against Northants

Jun 24

England 0 Costa Rica 0. Match played in Belo Horizonte

Gary Cahill was the only England player to play the entire 270 minutes of the tournament

Suarez bites the shoulder of Georgio Chiellini (Italy)

Second Test (Headingley) Sri Lanka 257 (Plunkett 5-64) and 457 (Mathews 160) England 365 (Robson 127) and 249 (Moeen 108). Sri Lanka win by 100 runs

Anderson last man out, off penultimate ball. Faced 55 balls without scoring

First time Sri Lanka have won a series in England

Wimbledon second round – Wozniacki bt Naomi Broady

Jun 25

Shiqiri hat-trick for Switzerland against Honduras

Jun 26

Suarez banned for four months and nine International matches, and fined £66,000

Second round – Kerber bt Watson

Jun 28

Clermont Foot appoint a second female coach – former France captain Corinne Diacre – as a replacement for Helena Costa

Third round – Alize Cornet bt Serena Williams

Jun 29

First mandatory three minute cooling break used in World Cup match between Netherlands and Mexico as temperatures reach 30oC

Mexico lose in last 16 for sixth successive World Cup

British Cycling National Championships. Men’s – Peter Kennaugh, Women’s – Laura Trott

British Athletics Championships held at Alexander Stadium in Birmingham

Damian D’Oliviera dies

Wuxi Classic final – Robertson bt Perry

British Jumping Derby (Hickstead) – Trevor Breen (Ireland), riding Adventure De Kannan

Irish Derby – Australia

Greyhound Derby – Salad Dodger


Jul 1

Tim Howard makes 16 saves for USA against Belgium

Fourth round – Nick Kyrgios (Australia) bt Nadal. Ranked 144, aged 19

Diego Costa moves from Atletico Madrid to Chelsea

Adam Llalana moves from Southampton to Liverpool

Roy Keane appointed as assistant manager of Aston Villa

Lou Vincent banned from cricket for life after admitting match-fixing

Jul 2

Quarter-final – Dimitrov bt Murray

Turnberry is renamed Trump Turnberry

Jul 3

Semi-finals – Kvitova bt Safarova, Bouchard bt Halep

Jul 4

Germany beat France to reach fourth successive semi-final

Semi-finals – Djokovic bt Dimitrov, Federer bt Raonic

Jul 5

Final – Kvitova bt Bouchard

Women’s doubles final – Errani and Vinci bt Babos and Mladenovic. Errani and Vinci complete career grand slam

Men’s doubles final – Pospisil and Sock bt Bryan and Bryan

Tour de France stage 1 (Leeds to Harrogate) – Marcel Kittel. Cavendish crashes and has to abandon the Tour

MCC vs Rest of the World to celebrate 200 years of Lords. Shane Warne suffers a broken hand after Brett Lee hits him with a beamer. Aaron Finch 181 for Rest of the World

Tim Krul brought on by Netherlands for penalty shootout against Costa Rica

Jul 6

Australian Open final – Trump bt Robertson

British GP – Hamilton, Bottas, Ricciardo. Raikkonen crashes into barrier with an impact of 47G

Stage 2 (York to Sheffield) – Nibali

Flintoff plays for Lancashire against Worcestershire in T20 Blast

French Open – McDowell

Final – Djokovic bt Federer

Mixed doubles final – Zimonjic and Stosur bt Mirnyi and Chan

Jul 7

Alfredo Di Stefano dies

Michael Scudamore dies

Stage 3 (Cambridge to London) – Kittel

Ashley Cole moves to Roma

Jul 8

Semi-final (Belo Horizonte) – Brazil 1 Germany 7

Klose scores record 16th goal in World Cup finals

Nike end kit deal with Man Utd

Gareth Barry moves from Man City to Everton

Dusan Tadic moves from Twente to Southampton

Jul 9

Semi-final (Sao Paulo) – Argentina 0 Netherlands 0. Argentina win 4-2 on penalties

Froome abandons tour de France

Nigeria suspended by Fifa

Jul 10

Alexis Sanchez moves from Barcelona to Arsenal

State of Origin – New South Wales bt Queensland. First win for New South Wales since 2005

Jul 11

Third place play-off – Brazil 0 Netherlands 3

Luis Suarez to move to Barcelona for £75 million

LeBron James, who opted out of the final two years of his contract with the Miami Heat, announces that he will return to the Cleveland Cavaliers, where he played for the first seven seasons of his NBA career

Four Slovenian skiing officials are suspended for allegedly rigging results so that Vanessa-Mae could compete for Thailand at the Winter Olympics

Jul 12

British Speedway GP (Millennium Stadium) – Greg Hancock

Graziano Pelle moves from Feyenoord to Southampton

Jul 13

Final (Maracana Stadium) Germany 1 (Gotze) Argentina 0. Captain – Lahm

Man of the match – Mario Gotze. Referee – Nicola Rizzoli (Italy). Germany manager – Joachim Low. Argentina manager – Alejandro Sabella

Golden ball – Messi

Golden boot – James Rodriguez

Golden glove – Neuer

171 goals were scored in World Cup

First Test (Trent Bridge) India 457 (Vijay 146) and 391-9 England 496 (Root 154, Kumar 5-82)

Anderson's 81 is the highest score by an England number 11 and the third-highest in Test history

The stand of 187 by Root and Anderson is a Test record for the tenth wicket, passing the 163 of Ashton Agar and Phil Hughes set last year

This is the first Test match where both number 11s (Anderson and Shami) have scored half-centuries and where two last-wicket partnerships have added in excess of 100

Kumar scored two fifties in the game batting at No 9 and also recorded a five wicket haul, which is a first for Test cricket

Cook takes his first Test wicket, dismissing Ishant Sharma

Women’s British Open (Royal Birkdale) – Mo Martin (USA)

Scottish Open – Rose

Tony Gallopin takes yellow jersey in Tour de France

Jul 14

Contador abandons Tour de France

Man Utd sign £750 million Adidas kit deal

Speedway Elite League team Birmingham Brummies go out of business

Jul 15

Cancellara abandons Tour de France

Jul 16

Lazar Markovic moves from Benfica to Liverpool

Jul 17

Team Sky’s Jonathan Tiernan-Locke is banned for two years and stripped of his 2012 Tour of Britain title for an anti-doping violation

Rio Ferdinand moves to QPR

Jul 19

Two-tee start used at The Open for first time due to risk of thunderstorms

Golf coach Bob Torrance dies

James Rodriguez moves from Monaco to Real Madrid for €80 million

Tony McCoy claims 4192nd career win to pass the tally of Martin Pipe

Jul 20

German GP (Hockenheimring) – Rosberg, Bottas, Hamilton

The Open (Royal Liverpool, Hoylake) – McIlroy. 2nd Fowler, Garcia

McIlroy becomes third golfer to win three Majors by the age of 25, following Nicklaus and Woods

2015 tournament will be held at St Andrews

Jul 21

Second Test (Lords) India 295 (Rahane 103) and 342 England 319 (Ballance 110, Kumar 6-82) and 223 (I Sharma 7-74). India won by 95 runs

Patrice Evra moves to Juventus

Jul 22

Sri Lankan cyclists training for Commonwealth Games stopped on M74

Jul 23

20th Commonwealth Games opening ceremony held at Celtic Park

President of the Commonwealth Games Federation HRH Prince Imran and Chris Hoy have problems opening the Queen’s Relay Baton

Games opened by The Queen

Parade of Nations – each team was led out by a Scottish Terrier, wearing a jacket bearing the name of the country. As the host of the last games, India entered first, followed by the rest of the Asian countries competing. Following this was Oceania, Africa, the Caribbean, the Americas and finally Europe

71 nations. 4947 athletes

Flag bearers – Valerie Adams (New Zealand), Kirani James (Grenada), Warren Weir (Jamaica), Keshorn Walcott (Trinidad and Tobago), Nick Matthew (England), Francesca Jones (Wales), Euan Burton (Scotland)

Mascot – Clyde, an anthropomorphic thistle

Abuja also bid for the Games

The Games are launched in partnership with UNICEF

Medalists are given a quaich, a shallow, one or two-handed wooden bowl traditionally used in Scotland from the 17th Century as a drinking cup

A total of 18 sports and 261 medal events are contested. A record 22 para-sport events are contested in five different sports

Archery and tennis from the 2010 games are replaced on the sports programme with triathlon and judo

New disciplines – triathlon mixed relay, women’s boxing

Shooting events held at Carnoustie

Diving events held at Royal Commonwealth Pool in Edinburgh

Rugby Sevens held at Ibrox

Formula One will return to Mexico in 2015

Jul 24

Jodie Stimpson (England) wins first gold medal, in women’s triathlon

Men’s triathlon – Alistair Brownlee. Silver – Jonny Brownlee

Wiggins wins silver medal in 4000m team pursuit

First Scottish gold medal won by judoka Kimberley Renicks. Her sister Louise also wins a gold medal in judo

Lampard moves to MLS side New York City

Jul 25

Rhys Williams fails drugs test

Azerbaijan to host Formula One race in 2016

Drogba re-signs for Chelsea

Sussex record 216-3 run chase against Kent in T20 Blast. Luke Wright 153

Jul 26

60-year-old Michael Gault wins bronze in 10m air pistol, his18th Commonwealth Games medal, equaling the record held by Australian shooter Phillip Adams

Euan Burton wins gold for Scotland in judo. Married to Gemma Gibbons, who wins silver medal for England in judo on the same day

Francesca Jones wins Wales' first gold medal with victory in the individual ribbon rhythmic gymnastics discipline, to add to her five silver medals

Billy Ocean’s son Anthony Bayne-Charles plays for Barbados in Rugby sevens

King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes – Taghrooda

Jul 27

Men’s marathon – Michael Shelley (Australia)

Rugby sevens – South Africa

13-year-old Erraid Davis (Scotland) wins bronze medal in Para-swimming

Hungarian GP – Rosberg, Alonso, Hamilton

La Course by Le Tour de France – Marianne Vos

Tour de France – Vincenzo Nibali (Astana). 2nd Jean-Christophe Peraud

Nibali becomes the sixth cyclist to win all three grand tours

Points – Peter Sagan

King of the Mountains – Rafal Majka

Young Rider – Thibaut Pinot

Team – Ag2r-La Mondiale

Final stage won by Kittel

Lanterne rouge – Ji Cheng, the first Chinese to compete in Le Tour de France

Geraint Thomas is the only British rider to complete the race

World Matchplay final (Blackpool) – Taylor bt van Gerwen. 15th title

British Senior Open Championship – Langer

BMX World Championships. Men’s – Sam Willoughby (Australia). Women’s – Mariana Pajon (Colombia)

Jul 28

Men’s squash final – Matthew bt Willstrop

Women’s squash final – David bt Massaro

Mark Hughes’s daughter Xenna plays hockey for Wales

Men’s 100m – Baily-Cole (Jamaica), 2nd Gemili

Women’s 100m – Blessing Okagbare (Nigeria)

Libby Clegg wins the Para-sport T11/12 100m to claim Scotland's only athletics gold medal

Men's discus throw F42/44 – Dan Greaves

Bell – 7000 Test runs

Buttler scores 85 on England debut

Kevin Pietersen signs for Melbourne Stars in Big Bash League

Jul 29

Jen McIntosh succeeds mother Shirley as Scotland's most decorated female in Commonwealth Games history with silver in the 50m rifle, winning her fifth medal

Women’s 1500m. Silver – Laura Weightman. Coached by Steve Cram

Women’s 100m freestyle – Cate and Bronte Campbell (Australia) became the first sisters to take gold and silver in the same Commonwealth Games race

Moeen Ali banned from wearing 'Save Gaza' and 'Free Palestine' wristbands

Jul 30

Lisicki – fastest women’s serve (131 mph)

Sussex Stakes – Kingman

Everton sign Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku for a club record £28 million

Football Conference announce a new three-year sponsorship deal with online van leasing company Vanarama

Jul 31

Kiribati wins first Commonwealth Games medal – David Katoatau in weightlifting's 105kg Group A

Max Whitlock wins three gold medals in gymnastics

Claudia Fragapane wins four gold medals in gymnastics

Men’s 800m – Nijel Amos (Botswana). Silver – Rudisha

Third Test (Ageas Bowl) England 569-7 (Ballance 156, Bell 167) and 205-4 India 330 (Anderson 5-53) and 178 (Moeen 6-67). England win by 266 runs

Goodwood Cup – Cavalryman


Aug 1

Men’s pole vault – Steven Lewis bt Luke Cutts in a jump-off

Anderson and Jadeja found not guilty of breaching the International Cricket Council code of conduct following an altercation during the First Test

Aug 2

Husband and wife team Paul and Joanna Drinkhall win table tennis mixed doubles gold for England

Nicola Adams becomes first female boxing champion at Commonwealth Games

Women’s 5000m. Bronze – Jo Pavey, aged 40

Man Utd bt Real Madrid in front of a record 109,000 crowd in Michigan

Speedway World Cup (Poland) – Denmark

Super Rugby final – New South Wales Waratahs bt Canterbury Crusaders

Aug 3

Men’s road race – Geraint Thomas (Wales)

Women’s road race – Lizzy Armitstead

Husband and wife team Chris and Gabby Adcock win badminton mixed doubles gold for England

Final medal table – 1st England (58-59-57) 174, 2nd Australia, 3rd Canada, 4th Scotland (19-15-19) 53

Other gold medal winners – India, New Zealand, South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya, Jamaica, Singapore, Malaysia, Wales, Cyprus, Northern Ireland, Papua New Guinea, Cameroon, Uganda, Grenada, Botswana, Kiribati

England top medal table for first time since 1986

David Dixon Award – Francesca Jones

Commonwealth Games closing ceremony (Hampden Park)

Games closed by Prince Edward

15,000 Clydesiders volunteers at the Games

WGC-Bridgestone – McIlroy

Queen Elizabeth II Cup (Hickstead) – Trevor Breen (Ireland). Brother of Shane, who won last year

Beezie Madden (USA) becomes the first female winner of the Longines King George V Gold Cup, held at Hickstead

Lampard to join Man City on a six-month deal ending in January 2015

Aug 4

Man Utd bt Liverpool in Miami

Aug 5

Salisbury City lose Conference expulsion appeal

Women’s rugby World Cup group match – Ireland bt New Zealand

Jack Rodwell moves from Man City to Sunderland

San Antonio Spurs hire Women's NBA star Becky Hammon as assistant coach, making her the first woman to join an NBA coaching staff

Aug 6

Champions League third qualifying round – Legia Warsaw bt Celtic

Aug 7

Six ducks in Indian first innings of Fourth Test, equaling the Test record

Steve Stricker named as America’s third Ryder Cup vice-captain

Aug 8

Celtic reinstated in Champions League as Legia Warsaw fielded as ineligible player

JP Morgan Premiership 7s – Gloucester

Aug 9

Pankaj Singh takes first Test wicket after a record 416 balls

Ride London GP women’s race – Georgia Bronzini (Italy)

Fourth Test (Old Trafford) India 152 (Broad 6-25) and 161 England 367. England won by an innings and 54 runs

Stuart Broad’s nose broken after he top-edged the ball between the grille and peak of his helmet

Aug 10

Vermaelen move from Arsenal to Barcelona

Frank Maloney undergoing gender reassignment and now lives as a woman called Kellie

Ride London GP men’s race – Adam Blythe

Community Shield – Arsenal bt Man City

US PGA (Valhalla, Kentucky) – McIlroy. 2nd Mickelson

Fowler finished in top five in all four Majors

Aug 11

Eliaquim Mangala moves from Porto to Man City

Aug 12

European Athletics Championships start at Letzigrund Stadium in Zurich

Mascot – Colly, a cow

Women’s 10000m – Pavey

Uefa Super Cup (Cardiff City Stadium) – Real Madrid bt Sevilla

Capital One Cup first round – Dagenham and Redbridge 6 Brentford 6 (after extra time)

Aug 13

Men’s 10000m – Farah. Silver – Andy Vernon

Women’s 100m. Bronze – Ashleigh Nelson

Women’s 100m hurdles – Porter

Men’s 100m – Dasalou. Bronze – Aikines-Aryeety

Women’s rugby union World Cup semi-final – England bt Ireland

Copa Libertadores – San Lorenzo (Argentina)

World’s strongest man – Zydrunas Savickas from Lithuania wins for the fourth time. 5th Terry Hollands (UK)

Aug 14

French steeplechaser Mahiedine Mekhissi-Benabbad is disqualified and stripped of gold at the European Championships for removing his shirt during the race

Men’s 110m hurdles. Silver – Will Sharman

Tony Pulis leaves Crystal Palace

Aug 15

Men’s 200m – Gemili

Men’s 400m – Rooney. Silver – Matthew Hudson-Smith

Men’s 800m. Bronze – Mark English (Ireland)

Men’s 400m hurdles – Kariem Hussein (Switzerland)

Women’s 200m – Schippers. Silver – Jodie Williams

Women’s 1500m. Bronze – Laura Weightman

Diafra Sakho moves from Metz to West Ham

Aug 16

Women’s 800m. Silver – Lynsey Sharp

Women’s 400m hurdles – Eilidh Child

Scott Brash wins London leg of Global Champions Tour held at Horse Guards Parade

Australia deny New Zealand a record 18th straight Test win as they draw in the opening game of the Rugby Championship

First goal in Premier League scored by Ki (Swansea)

Vanishing spray used in Premier League for the first time

Premier League shirt sponsors. Burnley – fun88, Crystal Palace – Neteller, Hull City – 12BET, Leicester City – King Power, Man Utd – Chevrolet, QPR – AirAsia, Southampton – Veho, Stoke City – Bet365, Sunderland – BFS Group, Tottenham – AIA, WBA – Intuit QuickBooks

Kell Brook from Sheffield becomes the new IBF welterweight champion

Caribbean Premier League (CPL T20) – Barbados Tridents

Arlington Million – Hardest Core

Aug 17

Men’s 1500m – Mahiedine Mekhissi-Benabbad. Bronze – Chris O’Hare

Men’s 5000m – Farah. Bronze – Andy Vernon. Farah wins record fifth gold medal in European Championships

Men’s long jump – Rutherford. Only British athlete to win gold medals at 2014 Commonwealth Games and European Championships

Women’s 4x400m. Bronze – GB

GB win gold in men’s 4x100m, men’s 4x400m and women’s 4x100m relays

Final medal table. 1st GB (12-5-6) 23. 2nd France

Other gold medal winners – Germany, Russia, Netherlands, Poland, Ukraine, Spain, Italy, Belarus, Sweden, Czech Republic, Croatia, Finland, Hungary, Switzerland

Fifth Test (The Oval) India 148 and 94 England 486 (Root 149). England won by an innings and 244 runs. England win series 3-1

Man of the series – Anderson

Herath 9-127 for Sri Lanka against Pakistan

Women’s rugby union World Cup final (Paris) – England bt Canada. Emily Scarratt 16 points. Captain – Katy McLean

LPGA Championship – Inbee Park

Pedroso wins Czech MotoGP to deny Marquez a record 11th victory in a row

London Broncos bt Leeds Rhinos to win first match of the season at the 24th attempt

Summer Youth Olympics start in Nanjing

Jayawardene retires from Test cricket

Aug 18

European Aquatics Championships start in Berlin

5km open water swimming – Daniel Fogg

Max Verstappen to drive for Toro Rosso next season. Verstappen, who turns 17 next month, is the son of former Formula 1 driver Jos

Aug 19

Men’s 100m backstroke – Chris Walker-Hebborn

Men’s 100m breaststroke – Adam Peaty

4x100m mixed medley – GB

Aug 20

Women’s 800m freestyle – Jazz Carlin

Three-time Le Mans 24 Hours winner Andre Lotterer will replace Japan's Kamui Kobayashi at Caterham for the Belgian Grand Prix

Aug 21

Malky Mackay apologizes for sending two text messages he admits were ‘disrespectful of other cultures’

Aug 22

Adam Peaty breaks 50m breaststroke world record

Women’s 10m platform – Sarah Barrow

50th anniversary of Match of the Day. Barry Davies returns for one-off commentary on Crystal Palace vs West Ham

Aug 23

Men’s 50m breaststroke – Adam Peaty

Women’s 50m backstroke – Fran Halsall

Katie Ledecky breaks her own world record for the 400 metres freestyle

Challenge Cup final – Leeds bt Castleford. Lance Todd Trophy – Ryan Hall

Twenty20 Blast finals (Edgbaston). Semi-finals – Warwicks bt Surrey, Lancs bt Hampshire. Final – Warwicks bt Lancs. Warwicks are also known as Birmingham Bears

Aug 24

Belgium GP – Ricciardo, Rosberg, Bottas

Rosberg collides with Hamilton

Diamond League meeting at Alexander Stadium, Birmingham. Includes Emsley Carr mile

Czech Masters – Jamie Donaldson

Women’s 50m freestyle – Fran Halsall

Women’s 400m freestyle – Jazz Carlin

GB top medal table at European Aquatics Championships

World Rowing Championships start in Amsterdam

Aug 25

Algeria suspends football indefinitely following the death of Cameroonian player Albert Ebosse Bodjongo, who was hit by a stone thrown by fans

World Equestrian Games start in Caen. Horseball is a demonstration sport

Aug 26

US Open first round – CiCi Bellis (USA, aged 15) bt Cibulkova

Balotelli moves from AC Milan to Liverpool for £16 million

Angel Di Maria moves from Real Madrid to Man Utd for a British record transfer fee of £59.7 million

Capital One Cup second round – MK Dons 4 Man Utd 0

Champions League fourth qualifying round – NK Maribor bt Celtic

Aug 27

Dressage – Charlotte Dujardin on Valegro

Hales makes ODI debut in second match against India. Raina 100

Neil Warnock appointed as manager of Crystal Palace

Aug 28

Rooney is named England captain

Europa League – Lokeren (Belgium) bt Hull City

UEFA Best Player in Europe Award – Ronaldo

Aug 30

Torres moves to AC Milan on two-year loan

Everton 3 Chelsea 6

World Triathlon Series (Women) – Gwen Jorgensen (USA)

Men’s four – GB

Women’s pair – GB (Heather Stanning and Helen Glover)

Indy Car series title – Will Power (Team Penske)

Aug 31

Zimbabwe beat Australia in ODI for first time since 1983

Eventing. Bronze – William Fox-Pitt on Chilli Morning

World Triathlon Series (Men) – Javier Gomez

Men’s eight – GB

New Zealand top the medal table at World Rowing Championships

Loic Remy moves from QPR to Chelsea

Shinji Kagawa moves from Man Utd to Borussia Dortmund

Anita Włodarczyk of Poland set a new world record in the women's hammer throw


Sep 1

Danny Welbeck moves from Man Utd to Arsenal

Daley Blind moves from Ajax to Man Utd

Radamel Falcao moves from Monaco to Man Utd on loan

Hull City sign Uruguay striker Abel Hernandez from Palermo for a club record £10m fee

Major field hockey games will change from a game of two 35-minute halves to a game of four 15-minute quarters

Sep 2

Ryder Cup captains’ picks. Europe – Stephen Gallacher, Ian Poulter and Lee Westwood. USA – Keegan Bradley, Hunter Mahan and Webb Simpson

Rahane 106 in fourth ODI

Sep 3

McGinley announces that Miguel Angel Jimenez, Padraig Harrington and Jose María Olazabal will join his backroom team, making five vice-captains in total

John Stones makes debut for England against Norway

US Open quarter-final – Djokovic bt Murray

Sep 4

World Club Challenge expands to six teams from 2015

Sep 5

Women’s vaulting – Joanne Eccles on WH Bentley

Root 113 in fifth ODI. India win series 3-1

Eoin Morgan – 100 ODIs for England

Diamond League finishes in Brussels. Overall winners –

100m – Justin Gatlin

200m – Alonso Edward

400m – Lashawn Merritt

Women’s 100m – Veronica Campbell-Brown

Women’s 200m – Allyson Felix

Women’s 400m – Novlene Williams-Mills

Valerie Adams was unbeaten in the shot put

Coventry City return to Ricoh Arena

Semi-finals – Wozniacki bt Peng, Williams bt Makarova

Sep 6

Jordanne Whiley (GB) wins wheelchair doubles to complete a calendar-year Grand Slam

Semi-finals – Cilic bt Federer, Niskikori bt Djokovic. First Asian man to reach a grand slam final

Women’s doubles final – Makarova and Vesnina bt Hingis and Pennetta

Stokes 164 against Notts in One-Day Cup semi-final

Ohoruogu wins 500m at Great CityGames in Newcastle

Sep 7

GB tops the medals table at World Equestrian Games. Won four gold medals in para-dressage (Sophie Christiansen and Lee Pearson)

Men’s doubles final – Bryan and Bryan bt Granollers and Lopez. 100th career title

Women’s final – Williams bt Wozniacki. 18th grand slam win, equaling the record of Evert and Navratilova

Italian GP – Hamilton, Rosberg, Massa

Modern Pentathlon World Championships (Warsaw) – Samantha Murray

Northern Ireland win in Hungary, their first away win in 18 games

Gibraltar lose first competitive match, 7-0 to Poland. Played in Faro

European Masters – David Lipsky (USA)

Andrew Nicholson (New Zealand) creates eventing history at the Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials, becoming the first rider to win a four-star event three consecutive years with the same horse (Avebury)

Sep 8

A TV replay system allowing coaches to challenge a referee's decision may be trialed next year

Italy's Gianluca Brambilla and Russia's Ivan Rovny are thrown out of the Vuelta a Espana for fighting

Austrian footballer banned for 70 matches for headbutting a referee

Men’s final – Cilic bt Nishikori. First grand slam final since January 2005 (Safin bt Hewitt) without Djokovic, Federer or Nadal

Welbeck scores twice for England against Switzerland in first Euro 2016 qualifier

Baltimore Ravens terminate the contract of running back Ray Rice after videos emerge of an assault on his then fiancée

Sep 9

Yorkshire captain Andrew Gale is banned for the final two matches of the County Championship after an altercation with Lancashire batsman Ashwell Prince

Sep 10

Magic Weekend 2015 to be held at St James’s Park

Ferrari's Luca Di Montezemolo is to step down as long-time chairman of the Formula 1 team

Glos 646 (Alex Gidman 264) against Leics. Gidman’s innings was the highest individual score in the County Championship. Atif Sheikh hat-trick in the same innings

Saeed Ajmal suspended for illegal bowling action

Sep 11

Athletics events at Invictus Games held at Lee Valley Athletics Centre

Wheelchair rugby and basketball held at Copper Box Arena

Ed Ling wins Britain's first medal of the ISSF Shooting World Championships in Granada, winning silver in the men's trap

Sep 12

Yorkshire bt Notts to win first County Championship since 2001

Minor Counties Championship final – Staffs bt Wiltshire

WNBA finals – Phoenix Mercury bt Chicago Sky

Chris Cairns to be charged with perjury in relation to a 2012 libel trial regarding allegations of match fixing made by former Indian Premier League boss Lalit Modi

Sep 13

St Leger – Kingston Hill (Andrea Atzeni), trained by Roger Varian

Lucas Di Grassi wins first Formula E race, in Beijing

Diego Costa hat-trick for Chelsea against Swansea. Costa is only the second player in Premier League history in score in each of his first four games (along with Micky Quinn for Coventry in 1992)

Adrian Peterson, running back for the Minnesota Vikings, is indicted on child abuse charges stemming from an incident in which he spanked his 4-year-old son with a tree branch

Sep 14

League Leaders’ Shield – St Helens

FIBA Basketball World Cup final (Madrid) – USA bt Serbia

KLM Open – Paul Casey. Nuneaton golfer Andy Sullivan wins a trip to space next year after a hole-in-one

Evian Championship – Kim Hyo-Joo (Korea)

Billy Horschel wins the Tour Championship and with it the overall FedEx Cup title and £6 million bonus

Shanghai Masters final – Bingham bt Allen

Tour of Spain – Contador (Team Tinkoff-Saxo). 2nd Froome. Third win for Contador

Tour of Britain – Dylan van Baarle (Netherlands). 3rd Wiggins

Antonio Cairoli wins Motocross World Championship for sixth successive year

Sep 15

Britain's Elena Allen wins team gold and individual silver in the women's skeet at the Shooting World Championships

Women’s county championship – Kent

Sep 16

Ludogorets Razgrad (Bulgaria) and Malmo FF make their debut appearances in the group stage of the Champions League

Balotelli scores first goal for Liverpool, against Ludogorets

Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup final – Seattle Sounders bt Philadelphia Union

Sep 17

Chris Rushworth takes 15 wickets in a day (9-52 and 6-43) for Durham against Northants

Sep 18

Germany's Jens Voigt sets a new track cycling hour record of 51.1km in Switzerland

Solskjaer resigns as manager of Cardiff

Magath sacked as manager of Fulham

Royal and Ancient Golf Club votes in favour of allowing women members for the first time in its 260-year history

Giles Scott wins gold in Finn class at ISAF Sailing World Championships in Santander

San Siro to host 2016 Champions League final

St. Jakob-Park in Basel to host 2016 Europa League final

Sep 19

Wembley to host Euro 2020 semi-finals and final

Li Na retires

Asian Games start in Incheon

Sep 20

Royal London One-Day Cup final – Durham bt Warwicks

La Liga – Deportiva La Coruna 2 Real Madrid 8

Sep 21

Cycling Road World Championships start in Ponferrada, Spain

Leicester 5 Man Utd 3

Singapore GP – Hamilton, Vettel, Ricciardo

Italian Open – Hennie Otto

All-Ireland Gaelic Football Final – Kerry bt Donegal

Sep 23

Women’s time trial – Lisa Brennauer (Germany)

Capital One Cup third round – Liverpool bt Middlesbrough 14-13 on penalties

Sep 24

Men’s time trial – Wiggins

Man City 7 Sheffield Wednesday 0

Marvan Atapattu appointed as head coach of Sri Lanka

Sep 25

Estimate stripped of second place in this year's Gold Cup at Royal Ascot after testing positive for morphine

Sep 26

County Championship – Yorkshire. 2nd Warwicks

Relegated – Lancs, Northants

Promoted – Hampshire, Worcs

Most runs – James Vince (Hampshire)

Most wickets – Mark Footitt (Derbyshire)

Cricket match played on Mount Kilimanjaro

Sep 27

Women’s road race – Pauline Ferrand-Prevot (France)

Rugby League Writers’ Association Player of the Year – Jamie Peacock

Cambridgeshire Handicap – Bronze Angel

AFL Grand Final – Hawthorn bt Sydney Swans

All-Ireland Hurling Final replay – Kilkenny by Tipperary

Sep 28

Men’s road race – Michał Kwiatkowski (Poland)

Shenzhen Open – Murray. First win since Wimbledon last year

Berlin marathon – Dennis Kimetto (Kenya), in a world record time of 2 hours 2 minutes 57 seconds

UCI BMX Supercross Series world title – Liam Phillips

Rugby Championship – New Zealand

Messi scores 400th career goal

ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships (USA) –

Women’s C-1 Canoe. Silver – Mallory Franklin (GB)

Women’s K-1 Kayak. Silver – Fiona Pennie (GB)

Glasgow City secure a eighth successive Scottish Women's Premier League title

Ryder Cup (Gleneagles) – Europe 16 ½ USA 11 ½

Donaldson won point for Europe that secured Ryder Cup

Leading points scorers – Rose 4, Reed 3 ½

No points – Gallacher and Watson

Europe team – Bjorn, Donaldson, Dubuisson, Gallagher, Garcia, Kaymer, McDowell, McIlroy, Poulter, Rose, Stenson, Westwood

USA team – Bradley, Fowler, Furyk, Kuchar, Zach Johnson, Mahan, Mickelson, Reed, Simpson, Spieth, Walker, Watson

Ryder Cup 2016 will take place at Hazeltine National Golf Club, Minnesota

Sep 30

Totti, aged 38, becomes oldest goal scorer in European club competitions, for Roma against Man City


Oct 1

PGA Player of the Year – McIlroy

Welbeck hat-trick against Galatasaray

Oct 2

Professional Cricketers' Association player of the year – Adam Lyth

Professional Cricketers' Association young player of the year – Alex Lees

CLT20 semi finals – Kolkata bt Hobart Hurricanes, Chennai bt Kings XI Punjab

Oct 3

World Gymnastics Championships start in Nanning (China)

Oct 4

South Africa end New Zealand’s 22-match unbeaten run

Richie McCaw breaks Colin Meads’ record of 133 caps for New Zealand

Vettel to move to Ferrari next season

CLT20 final – Chennai Super Kings (Raina 109) bt Kolkata Knight Riders

NRL Grand Final – South Sydney Rabbitohs bt Canterbury Bulldogs

Oct 5

Japanese GP – Hamilton, Rosberg, Ricciardo

Bianchi crashes into a recovery vehicle removing Sutil’s car

Andrea De Cesaris dies. He started 208 races in his Formula 1 career between 1980 and 1994, but never won a Grand Prix, a record for the most races without a win

Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe – Treve (Thierry Jarnet), trained by Criquette Head-Maarek. First horse since Alleged in 1978 to win consecutive runnings of Europe's richest race

Alfred Dunhill Links – Oliver Wilson

Championship Grand Final – Leigh bt Featherstone Rovers

Oct 6

Russell Slade appointed as manager of Cardiff

Oct 8

Wasps to move to Ricoh Arena in December

Steve Prescott Man of Steel – Daryl Clark (Castleford)

Oct 9

Men’s all-around – Kohei Uchimura (Japan). Fifth consecutive win. Silver – Max Whitlock

Colsaerts shoots 60 in Portugal Masters

Oct 10

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

Graham Miles dies

Oct 11

Cesarewitch – Big Easy

Super League final – St Helens bt Wigan. Harry Sunderland Trophy – James Roby

Ben Flower (Wigan) sent off in second minute for punching Lance Hohaia

Speedway Grand Prix (World Championship) – Greg Hancock

Panthers 37 Bengals 37. Highest-scoring tie game ever in NFL

Oct 12

Russian GP (Sochi Autodrome) – Hamilton, Rosberg, Bottas

McLaren win constructor’s championship

Ironman World Championship (Hawaii) –

Men’s – Sebastian Kienle (Germany)

Women’s – Mirinda Carfrae (Australia). 3rd Rachel Joyce (GB)

World Grand Prix final (Dublin) – Van Gerwen bt Wade

Wade threw the second ever double-start nine-dart finish in his second round match against Robert Thornton, who repeated the feat a few legs later with the two players becoming the first to both hit nine darters in the same match in the history of darts

Liverpool retain their Women's Super League title on goal difference from Chelsea

Simone Biles wins four gold medals at gymnastics World Championships

Neil Lennon appointed as manager of Bolton

British Touring Car Championship – Colin Turkington

Winmau World Masters – Martin Phillips

Oct 14

Serbia’s match against Albania is abandoned after a drone carrying a Greater Albania flag is flown into the stadium, leading to a brawl and pitch invasion

Ben Flower banned for six months. Lance Hohaia banned for one match

Oct 15

Volvo World Matchplay Championship starts at London Golf Club in Kent

Grand Slam of Golf (Bermuda) – Martin Kaymer bt Bubba Watson in play-off. 3rd McIlroy. 4th Furyk

Oct 16

FA WSL Continental Cup final – Man City bt Arsenal

A statue honouring Arthur Wharton, the first black professional association football player, is unveiled at St George's Park National Football Centre in Burton

Oct 17

West Indies withdraw from tour of India because of a pay dispute

Oct 18

Aguero scores four goals for Man City against Spurs

Southampton 8 Sunderland 0

Champion Stakes – Noble Mission, younger brother of Frankel

Sakho has scored 6 goals in his last 6 games for West Ham

Oct 19

Volvo World Matchplay final – Ilonen bt Stenson. Third-place play-off – Joost Luiten (Netherlands) bt George Coetzee (South Africa)

Peyton Manning breaks Brett Favre’s NFL record of 508 touchdown passes

World cliff diving championships – Gary Hunt (GB)

British Superbike Championship – Shane Byrne

Richard Dunne (QPR) scores his tenth own goal in the Premier League

European Track Cycling Championships (France) –

Men’s individual pursuit – Andy Tennant

Men’s 1km time trial – Callum Skinner

Women’s individual pursuit – Katie Archibald

Oct 20

Russian Tennis Federation president Shamil Tarpischev banned for a year for describing the Williams sisters as ‘brothers’

Speedway Elite League final – Poole Pirates bt Coventry Bees

Oct 21

40 goals scored in eight Champions League matches

Chelsea 6 NK Maribor 0

BATE Borisov 0 Shaktar Donetsk 7 (Luiz Adriano 5)

Roma 1 Bayern Munich 7

Oct 23

Erik Lamela scores ‘rabona’ goal for Spurs against Asteras Tripolis. Harry Kane scores a hat-trick

Oct 24

League of Ireland – Dundalk

Oct 25

Birmingham 0 Bournemouth 8

George North scores four tries for Northampton against Ospreys

Oct 26

WTA Championships final (Singapore) – Williams bt Halep

European Darts Championship final (Germany) – Van Gerwen bt Jenkins. Ninth loss in a PDC final for Jenkins

WSL 2 – Sunderland

Orlando Pirates goalkeeper and South Africa's football captain Senzo Meyiwa is shot dead

Oct 27

World Billiards Championship – Pankaj Advani (points and timed)

Oct 29

Capital One Cup – Newcastle bt Man City

World Series – San Francisco Giants bt Kansas City Royals 4-3. MVP – Madison Bumgarner. Giants become the first team since the 1979 Pittsburgh Pirates to win a Series Game 7 on the road

Oct 30

Austria's Matthias Brandle sets a new track cycling hour world record of 51.85 km


Nov 1

Breeders’ Cup Classic – Bayern. America’s richest horse race

AFC Champions League – Western Sydney Wanderers

CAF Champions League – ES Setif (Algeria)

Nov 2

Pakistan's Misbah-ul-Haq scores the fastest half-century in Test cricket (21 balls) and equals the century record (56 balls) of Viv Richards, against Australia

Carterham and Marussia teams miss US Grand Prix

US Grand Prix – Hamilton, Rosberg, Ricciardo

Hamilton breaks Mansell’s British record of 32 GP wins

Superbike World Championship – Sylvain Guintoli (France), riding an Aprilia. 2nd Tom Sykes. 3rd Jonathan Rea

Nov 4

Melbourne Cup – Protectionist (Ryan Moore). Two horses died after the race

Nov 7

Shakib Al Hasan becomes the third player in history (after Botham and Imran Khan) to take 10 wickets and score a century in a Test match, for Bangladesh against Zimbabwe

Nov 8

Jonny May scores his first try for England, against New Zealand

Four Nations final standings – 1st New Zealand, 2nd Australia, 3rd England, 4th Samoa

Champion jockey – Richard Hughes

Champion apprentice jockey – Oisin Murphy

Champion trainer – Mark Johnston

Nov 9

Brazilian GP – Rosberg, Hamilton, Massa

Fed Cup final – Czech Republic bt Germany

Champion of Champions final – O’Sullivan bt Trump

WGC-HSBC Champions tournament (Shanghai) – Bubba Watson

MotoGP final standings – 1st Marquez (Honda), 2nd Rossi (Yamaha), 3rd Lorenzo (Yamaha)

Marquez won 13 races

Constructors’ champion – Honda

Moto2 – Esteve Rabat

Moto3 – Alex Marquez, brother of Marc Marquez

Nov 11

David Moyes appointed as manager of Real Sociedad

Vanessa-Mae banned from skiing for four years after results in Slovenia were manipulated to help her qualify for the Sochi Winter Olympics

Morocco will not host 2015 Africa Cup of Nations after requesting a postponement of the tournament due to the Ebola virus epidemic in West Africa

Cartier racehorse of the year – Kingman

Nov 13

Rohit Sharma hits record 264 in ODI against Sri Lanka

ATP World Tour Finals Group B – Federer by Murray 6-0 6-1

Raonic withdraws due to injury and is replaced by Ferrer

Women’s Champions League last-16 – Bristol Academy bt Barcelona

BHA reveal that Wetherby’s Charlie Hill Chase was run over a distance shorter than advertised after a recent visit to the track unearthed that four of the 12 available distances at Wetherby are incorrect

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink appointed as manager of Burton Albion

Nov 14

International Cricket Council awards –

Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy for ICC cricketer of the year: Mitchell Johnson

Test cricketer of the year: Mitchell Johnson

ODI cricketer of the year: AB De Villiers

Women's ODI cricketer of the year: Sarah Taylor

Emerging cricketer of the year: Gary Ballance

ATP World Tour final tables –

Group A – Djokovic, Wawrinka, Berdych, Cilic

Group B – Federer, Nishikori, Murray, Raonic / Ferrer

CAF announce that Equatorial Guinea will host the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations

Nov 15

Four Nations Final (Wellington) – New Zealand bt Australia

Eastleigh vs Lincoln postponed after sauna explodes at Hilton Southampton

Rooney presented with golden cap by Bobby Charlton before winning 100th England cap, against Slovenia. Debut for Nathaniel Clyne

San Marino gain first ever point in European Championships, against Estonia

Semi-finals – Djokovic bt Nishikori, Federer bt Wawrinka

World Athletes of the Year – Renaud Lavillenie and Valerie Adams

Paddy Power Gold Cup – Caid Du Berlais

Nov 16

Barclays ATP World Tour final – Djokovic bt Federer, who withdrew through injury

Doubles final – Bryan and Bryan bt Dodig and Melo

Wasps bt London Welsh 71-7 in their final Premiership game at Adams Park before moving to Coventry

World champion Sebastien Ogier wins Wales Rally GB, driving a Volkswagen Polo R

Dessie Hughes dies

Grand Slam of Darts final – Taylor bt Chisnall

NASCAR Sprint Cup – Kevin Harvick

Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of the Year award – Brooks Koepka

Nov 18

Giancarlo Stanton agrees the most expensive ever deal in United States sport by signing a $325 million 13-year contract with Miami Marlins

Scotland 1 England 3. Match played at Celtic Park. First match in Scotland between the two countries since 1999

Doha to stage 2019 World Athletics Championships

Nov 19

Sunday Times and Sky Sports Sportswomen of the Year – Charlotte Dujardin

Young Sportswoman of the Year – Claudia Fragapane

Nov 20

Cheshire Phoenix sign Paul Sturgess, the world’s tallest basketball player (7’ 7”)

Convicted rapist Ched Evans is no longer allowed to train with Sheffield Utd

Malky Mackay appointed as manager of Wigan

National League MVP – Clayton Kershaw (LA Dodgers). American League MVP – Mike Trout (LA Angels)

Nov 21

World Championship squash (Doha) – Ramy Ashour (Egypt)

Nov 22

Scott Quigg defends his WBA world super-bantamweight title

Jamie McDonnell defends his WBA world bantamweight title

Nov 23

Will Stevens makes F1 debut for Caterham

Abu Dhabi GP – Hamilton, Massa, Bottas

Final standings – 1st Hamilton 384 points, 2nd Rosberg 317 points, 3rd Ricciardo

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

Hamilton won 11 races

Mercedes won 16 races

Rosberg wins the inaugural Pole Trophy

Hamilton becomes third British double-champion and first Mercedes champion since Fangio

World Tour Championship (Dubai) – Stenson

Davis Cup final (Lille) – Switzerland bt France. First title for Switzerland

Karen Carney wins 100th cap for England, against Germany. First women’s international played at Wembley

Nov 24

Shortlist for Sports Personality of the Year award – Bale, Dujardin, Froch, Gallagher and guide Evans, Hamilton, McIlroy, Pavey, Peaty, Whitlock, Yarnold

Nov 25

Aguero hat-trick against Bayern Munich

Nov 26

Gulf Cup of Nations final (Riyadh) – Qatar bt Saudi Arabia

Nov 27

Phillip Hughes dies two days after being struck on the head by a bouncer from Sean Abbott while playing in a Sheffield Shield match for South Australia against New South Wales

Three pitch invasions at Spurs vs Partizan Belgrade match. All three men wore t-shirts emblazoned with the logo of a company called BassBuds, headphone manufacturers who had a sponsorship deal with Tottenham

Andy Murray gets engaged to Kim Sears

Double points scheme in F1 to be scrapped next season

WTA Tour Player of the Year – Serena Williams

Wigan chairman Dave Whelan is charged by the Football Association with an aggravated breach of its rules following his comments about Jewish and Chinese people

William Hill Sports Book of the Year – ‘Night Games: Sex, Power and a Journey into the Dark Heart of Sport’, Anna Krien

Stephanie Gilmore wins her sixth women's world surfing title

Nov 28

International Premier Tennis League starts in Manila. Teams – Indian Aces, Manila Mavericks (including Andy Murray), Singapore Slammers and UAE Royals

Carlos Sainz Jr. to replace Jean-Eric Vergne in Toro Rosso team next season

Nov 29

Hennessey Gold Cup – Many Clouds

Gareth Steenson kicks nine penalties for Exeter against Saracens

Tyson Fury beats Dereck Chisora in world title eliminator

UK Championship second round – David Morris bt Selby

European Curling Championships (Switzerland) –

Men's team – Sweden

Women's team – Switzerland

Nov 30

Phillip Hughes's final innings is adjusted to show him being 63 not out

Bryony Shaw wins gold in women's RS:X windsurfing at the inaugural Sailing World Cup Final in Abu Dhabi

Players Championship final (Minehead) – Anderson bt Lewis, to win his first PDC ranking title

Grey Cup – Calgary Stampeders bt Hamilton Tiger-Cats

Japan Cup – Epiphaneia

Australian Open – Jordan Speith

2015 British Figure Skating Championships. Men – Phillip Harris. Women – Karly Robertson


Dec 1

Thierry Henry leaves New York Red Bulls

BBC African Player of the Year – Yacine Brahimi (Algeria). Plays for Porto

Dec 2

UK Championship third round – James Cahill bt Ding Junhui

IRB Awards –

World Player of the Year – Brodie Retallick (New Zealand)

Team of the Year – New Zealand

Coach of the Year – Steve Hansen

Dec 4

O’Sullivan 147 against Matthew Selt

Dec 6

Chelsea lose unbeaten record from start of season at Newcastle

Dec 7

Hero World Challenge – Jordan Speith

MLS Cup final – La Galaxy bt New England Revolution. Winning goal scored by Robbie Keane

UK Championship final – O’Sullivan bt Trump

Alia Atkinson (Jamaica) wins gold in 100m backstroke at the World Short Course Championships in Doha, becoming the first black woman to win a world swimming title

Dec 9

Liverpool knocked out of Champions League after drawing with Basel

Dec 11

Root 104 in fifth ODI against Sri Lanka

Alonso to drive for McLaren next season

Varsity match – Oxford bt Cambridge

Ding Junhui becomes world number one for the first time

Dec 13

Charley Hull wins European Order of Merit

International Premier Tennis League – Indian Aces

Dec 14

Kobe Bryant moves to third on the all-time point scorer list overtaking Michael Jordan

Gemma Steel wins Women’s European Cross Country Championships, held in Bulgaria

BBC Sports Personality of the Year (SSE Hydro, Glasgow) 1st Hamilton, 2nd McIlroy, 3rd Pavey

Overseas Personality – Christiano Ronaldo

Coach – Paul McGinley

Team – England women’s Rugby World Cup

Young Personality – Claudia Fragapane

Lifetime Achievement Award – Chris Hoy

Helen Rollason award – Competitors at the Invictus Games. Award presented by Prince Harry

Unsung hero – Jill Stidever

Dec 15

The Olympic mascot for Rio 2016 will be called Vinicius and the Paralympic mascot Tom

The FA Cup second-round tie between MK Dons and Chesterfield is to be replayed after Chesterfield fielded an ineligible player in the original game

Race to Dubai European Tour Golfer of the Year – McIlroy

Dec 16

Sri Lanka win ODI series 5-2. Man of the series – Dilshan

Fifa's independent ethics investigator Michael Garcia resigns from that position in protest over the organization's handling of his compiled report on corruption allegations in connection with the bidding process for the 2018 and 2022 Fifa World Cups

Dec 17

FA Cup second round – Scunthorpe bt Worcester City 14-13 on penalties

Dec 18

International Tennis Federation World Champions – Djokovic and Serena Williams

Dec 19

Morgan replaces Cook at ODI captain

Dec 20

Nicol David wins her eighth title at World Squash Championship, held in Cairo

Austin hat-trick for QPR against WBA

Fifa Club World Cup final (Marrakesh) – Real Madrid bt San Lorenzo

Third place play-off – Auckland City bt Cruz Azul

Dec 21

Andy Goode 33 points for Wasps against London Irish in first match at Ricoh Arena

Dec 22

Ben Maher is crowned the leading rider at the London International Horse Show at Olympia, and also wins Grand Prix finale

Dec 26

King George VI Chase – Silviniaco Conti

Gareth Barry becomes first player in Premier League to receive 100 yellow cards

Dec 27

Welsh National – Emperor’s Choice

Neil Warnock sacked as manager of Crystal Palace

Dec 28

Former Tottenham and England defender Ron Henry dies

Dec 29

Wild Oats XI wins Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race for the eighth time

Dec 30

Tony Pulis replaces Alan Irvine as manager of WBA

Adrian Lewis throws a nine-dart finish against van Barneveld

Dec 31

New Years Honours –

Companion of Honour – Mary Peters

CBE – Steve Cram

OBE – Brendon Batson

MBE – Sarah Hunter and Rochelle Clark (England rugby union), Patrick Barnes, Euan Burton, Kate Walsh, Wendy Sly