Sport and Leisure/Sport 2015

From Quiz Revision Notes


Jan 1

European Capital of Sport – Turin

Jenson Button marries Jessica Michibata

Spurs 5 Chelsea 3

Jan 2

Alan Pardew appointed as manager of Crystal Palace

Jan 3

Sangakkara hits 11th double century and becomes fastest player to reach 12,000 runs in Test cricket

FA Cup third round – WBA 7 (Berahino 4) Gateshead 0

PDC semi-finals – Anderson bt Van Gerwen, Taylor bt Van Barneveld

Jan 4

Valencia end Real Madrid’s 22-match winning run

Torres rejoins Atletico Madrid from AC Milan

PDC final –Anderson bt Taylor 7-6

Jan 6

Four Hills Tournament – Stefan Kraft (Austria)

Jan 7

Steven Gerrard to join LA Galaxy at the end of the season

Steve Smith equals Bradman and Kallis’s record of four hundreds in a Test series

Selfie sticks banned from most Premier League grounds

Jan 8

Oldham decide against signing Ched Evans

Virat Kohli becomes the first player to make three Test centuries in his first three innings as captain

Steve Smith drops a catch after being distracted by a wire in the ‘spidercam’ TV camera system

Andy Townsend’s contract will not be renewed by ITV next season

Richard Meade dies

Jan 9

African Footballer of the Year – Yaya Toure

Jan 10

Hopman Cup final – Poland (Janowicz and Radwanska) bt USA (Isner and Serena Williams)

Murray and Watson represented GB in Hopman Cup

Tom Brady breaks Joe Montana's record for playoff touchdowns

Sam Burgess scores first try for Bath, against Wasps

BDO Women’s final – Lisa Ashton bt Fallon Sherrock

Cardiff City return to playing in blue shirts

Jan 11

Roger Federer secures the 1,000th victory of his career as he beats Milos Raonic to win the Brisbane International title. He becomes the third man, after Jimmy Connors and Ivan Lendl, to secure 1,000 ATP wins

BDO final – Scott Mitchell bt Martin Adams 7-6

Marco Fu makes 147 break against Stuart Bingham in Masters

BBL Cup final – Newcastle Eagles bt Glasgow Rocks

Great Leighs reopens as Chelmsford City racecourse

Jan 12

Palestine lose to Japan in their first Asian Cup match

Fifa awards –

Ballon d'Or: Cristiano Ronaldo 2nd Lionel Messi 3rd Manuel Neuer

Women's world player: Nadine Kessler (Germany)

Men’s football coach: Joachim Loew

Women’s football coach: Ralf Kellermann (Wolfsburg)

Puskas goal award: James Rodriguez (Colombia v Uruguay). 2nd Stephanie Roche

Tournament of Champions – Patrick Reed

Jan 13

Wolves president Jack Hayward dies

Jan 14

Bony moves from Swansea to Man City

Angel Di Maria is the only Premier League player in Uefa team of the year

Jan 15

Ronnie O'Sullivan scores his 776th career century to break Stephen Hendry's all-time record

Milwaukee Bucks bt New York Knicks at O2 Arena

Jan 16

Rory McIlroy records his first professional hole-in-one at the Abu Dhabi Championship

Tri-series match – England 234 (Morgan 121) Australia 235-7 (Warner 127)

European Challenge Cup – Cardiff Blues 104 Rovigo 12

Louis Martin dies

Jan 17

Hobert International – Heather Watson

Dakar Rally started in Buenos Aires, then ran through Argentina, Chile and Bolivia, before returning to Buenos Aires –

Cars – Nasser Al-Attiyah (Qatar), driving a Mini

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

Jan 18

South Africa 439-2 (Amla 153 n.o., Roussow 128, de Villiers 149) in ODI against West Indies in Johannesburg

AB de Villiers records the fastest ever one-day international fifty (16 balls) and hundred (30 balls). His innings of 149 included 16 sixes

Abu Dhabi Golf Championship – Gary Stal. Martin Kaymer loses a 10-shot lead

dafabet Masters final – Murphy bt Robertson 10-2

Murphy becomes the tenth player to win the Triple Crown of World, UK and Masters titles

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

Jan 19

Lindsey Vonn becomes the most successful female World Cup alpine skier of all time after breaking Annemarie Moser-Proell's record with a 63rd career World Cup win

Jan 21

NFL is investigating claims the Patriots may have deflated the match balls to give themselves an advantage in AFC championship game against Colts

Jan 22

Women’s World Indoor Bowls final – Laura Thomas (Wales) bt Katherine Rednall

Jan 23

Australian Open third round – Seppi bt Federer

Tri-series match – England 303-8 (Bell 141) Australia 304-7 (Smith 102)

Bell overtakes Collingwood as England’s top ODI run scorer

Jan 24

FA Cup fourth round – Chelsea 2 Bradford 4

Man City 0 Middlesbrough 2

Championship – Watford 7 Blackpool 2

Hearts lose for first time in Scottish Championship, to Falkirk

Mark Pougatch to replace Adrian Chiles as ITV’s main football presenter

Golden State Warriors shooting guard Klay Thompson sets a National Basketball Association record for most points in a single quarter with 37

Jan 25

Men’s World Indoor Bowls final – Alex Marshall bt Andy Thomson. Marshall wins for the sixth time

Four English clubs qualify for quarter-finals of European Rugby Cup – Bath, Northampton, Saracens, and Wasps

Hurricane Fly wins fifth consecutive Irish Champion Hurdle

Jan 26

John Carver to remain as head coach of Newcastle Utd until end of the season

Jan 27

Quarter-final – Berdych bt Nadal

Capital One Cup semi-final – Chelsea bt Liverpool

Jan 28

Capital One Cup semi-final – Spurs bt Sheffield Utd

Big Bash final – Perth Scorchers bt Sydney Sixers. Brett Lee retires

Gabriel Paulista moves from Villareal to Chelsea

Jan 29

Semi-finals – Sharapova bt Makarova, Williams bt Keys

Semi-final – Murray bt Berdych

Afcon final tables –

Group A – Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Burkina Faso

Group B – Tunisia, DR Congo, Cape Verde Islands, Zambia

Group C – Ghana, Algeria, Senegal, South Africa

Group D – Ivory Coast, Guinea, Mali, Cameroon

Guinea qualify for quarter finals at the expense of Mali after the drawing of lots

Jan 30

Semi-final – Djokovic bt Wawrinka

Women’s doubles final – Mattek-Sands and Safarova bt Chan and Zheng

Jan 31

Women’s final – Serena Williams bt Sharpaova

Katie Swan loses in girls’ final

Men’s doubles final – Bolelli and Fognini bt Herbert and Mahut

Asian Cup final (Sydney) – Australia bt South Korea

Jonathan Walters hat-trick for Stoke against QPR


Feb 1

Men’s final – Djokovic bt Murray

Mixed doubles final – Paes and Hingis bt Nestor and Mladenovic

Men’s World Handball Championship final (Lusail, Qatar) – France bt Qatar

Bahrain and UAE withdrew from the tournament following political tensions between the neighbouring Gulf countries

Dubai Desert Classic – McIlroy

Dougie Freedman replaces Stuart Pearce as manager of Nottingham Forest

Super Bowl XLIX (University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona) – New England Patriots 28 Seattle Seahawks 24. MVP – Tom Brady. Coach – Bill Belichick

Brady sets new record for touchdown passes in Super Bowls (13), passing Joe Montana’s record

With less than a minute remaining, the Seahawks opted to pass from the one-yard line on second down, and Russell Wilson's pass was intercepted by Patriots cornerback Malcolm Butler

Half-time entertainment – Katy Perry

Super Bowl 50 is scheduled to be played in 2016 at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara

NFL MVP – Aaron Rodgers (Green Bay)

Feb 2

Juan Cuadrado moves from Fiorentina to Chelsea

Andre Schurrle moves Chelsea to Wolfsburg

Lydia Ko, aged 17, becomes the No 1 ranked woman professional golfer

Feb 3

World Skiing Championships start at Vail / Beaver Creek, Colorado. The two courses are known as Raptor and Birds of Prey

Women’s Super-G – Anna Fenninger

Harry Redknapp resigns as manager of QPR

Feb 4

Gerrard plays 700th match for Liverpool

Feb 5

Men’s Super-G – Hannes Reichelt (Austria)

Feb 6

Women’s Downhill – Tina Maze

West Ham United announce a new shirt sponsorship deal with the online bookmaker Betway

Feb 7

Men’s Downhill – Patrick Kueng (Switzerland)

Six Nations captains – Chris Robshaw, Sam Warburton, Paul O’Connell, Grieg Laidlaw, Thierry Dusautoir, Sergio Parisse

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

Tony McCoy to retire by the end of the season

Feb 8

Men’s Super Combined – Marcel Hirsher

Billy Casper dies

Australia's Rohan Dennis sets a new track cycling hour world record of 52.49 km

Women’s Six Nations – Wales bt England

Africa Cup of Nations final (Bata) – Ivory Coast 0 Ghana 0. Ivory Coast win 9-8 on penalties. Winning penalty scored by goalkeeper Boubacar Barry. Captain – Yaya Toure

Ghana are managed by Avram Grant

German Open final – Selby bt Murphy

Hennessy Cognac Irish Gold Cup – Carlingford Lough. First win for McCoy

Feb 9

Women’s Super Combined – Tina Maze

Royal Kituro 356 Soignies 3 in Belgium’s rugby union top division

Feb 10

Skiing Nations team event – Austria

QPR gain first away points of the season, at Sunderland

Feb 12

Women’s Giant Slalom – Anna Fenninger

QPR caretaker boss Chris Ramsey is given the manager's job until the end of the season

Championship League Snooker final – Bingham bt Mark Davis

Feb 13

Men’s Giant Slalom – Ted Ligety

Amputee soldier Captain Guy Disney becomes the first jockey with an artificial leg to ride over fences in a race in Britain, at Sandown Park

Feb 14

Women’s Slalom – Mikaela Shiffrin

Slovenian ski jumper Peter Prevc breaks the ski flying world record by soaring 250 metres at a World Cup event

Katarina Johnson-Thompson sets a new British high jump record (1.97m)

Tim Sherwood replaces Paul Lambert as manager of Aston Villa

New Zealand bt Sri Lanka in opening game of Cricket World Cup

Australia 342-9 (Finch 135, Finn 5-71 including a hat-trick) England 231 (Taylor 98, Marsh 5-33)

FA Cup fifth round – Josh King hat-trick for Blackburn against Stoke

Feb 15

Men’s Slalom – Jean-Baptiste Grange (France)

Ski jumping world record is broken for the second time in two days after Norway's Anders Fannemel leapt 251.5m at Vikersund in Norway

Feb 16

Ireland bt West Indies

Feb 17

Scotland lose four batsmen out first ball against New Zealand

Feb 18

Darren Clarke to captain Europe Ryder Cup team in 2016

Feb 19

Lukaku hat-trick for Everton against BSC Young Boys

Feb 20

England 123 (Southee 7-33) New Zealand 125.2 (12.2 overs)

McCullum scored 77 off 25 balls including seven sixes, and reached his half-century off 18 balls, a World Cup record

Finn conceded 49 runs in two overs

World Club Series – St George-Illawara Dragons bt Warrington

Feb 21

Pakistan 1-4 at start of innings against West Indies

Farah breaks world indoor two-mile record in Birmingham

Welsh Open semi-final – Higgins bt Luca Brecel

World Club Series – Brisbane Broncos bt Wigan

Dan Topolski dies

Feb 22

Welsh Open final – Higgins bt Ben Woolaston

World Club Challenge – St Helens 0 South Sydney Rabbitohs 39

World Track Cycling Championships (Paris) – GB win three silver medals, but fail to win a gold medal for the first time since 2001

Feb 23

Gayle and Samuels 372 for second wicket for West Indies against Zimbabwe. Gayle 215, the first double century in World Cup history. Gayle also hit 16 sixes in recording the fastest ever ODI 200 (off 138 balls)

Moeen Ali 128 against Scotland

Feb 24

Davis Love III to captain USA Ryder Cup team in 2016

Feb 25

Greek government suspends professional football

Feb 26

Afghanistan win first-ever match in World Cup, against Scotland

Chelsea sign £40 million per year shirt deal with Japanese tyre company Yokohama Rubber

Bob Braithwaite dies

Feb 27

South Africa 408-5 against West Indies. De Villiers hits the fastest ever 150 in ODIs, in 64 balls

Parma’s Serie A match at Genoa is called off after players threatened to strike over unpaid wages. Last weekend’s home game against Udinese was also called off because club officials could not afford to pay for stewards

Feb 28

Hearts 10 Cowdenbeath 0

Referee Roger East makes an error at Old Trafford – sending off Sunderland’s Wes Brown instead of John O'Shea

Australia 151 (Boult 5-27) New Zealand 152-9 (Starc 6-28)


Mar 1

England 309-6 (Root 121) Sri Lanka 312-1 (Thirimanne 139, Sangakkara 117)

Root becomes youngest England player to score a century at the World Cup

Capital One Cup final – Chelsea 2 (Terry, Costa) Spurs 0

Honda Classic – Harrington. First victory in US or Europe for seven years

Robbie Henshaw scores only try in Ireland vs England match

Mar 3

Dave Mackay dies

Mar 4

Australia post a World Cup record total of 417-6 as they beat Afghanistan by 275 runs – the biggest winning margin in the tournament's history

Richard Hughes to retire at end of the season

Mar 5

Kyle Coetzer scores Scotland's first World Cup century, against Bangladesh

European Indoor Athletics Championship start in O2 Arena in Prague

Mar 6

Pentathlon – Katarina Johnson-Thompson

Davis Cup – Ward bt Isner 15-13 in final set

Snooker Shoot-Out – Michael White

Mar 7

Catalans Dragons 40 Salford Red Devils 40

Mar 8

60m – Richard Kilty

UK also won 4 silver medals and 3 bronze medals

Russia top the medal table, with 6 gold medals

Glenn Maxwell hits the second-fastest century in World Cup history (51 balls) for Australia against Sri Lanka

Davis Cup (Emirates Arena, Glasgow) GB 3 USA 2

Challenge Cup final – Cardiff Devils bt Sheffield Steelers

UK Open darts final – Van Gerwen bt Wright

All-England badminton finals (Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham). Mens’ – Chen Long (China). Women’s – Carolina Marin (Spain)

Mar 9

Bangladesh 275-7 (Mahmudullah 103) England 260

England are eliminated from the World Cup

Mar 10

Champion Hurdle – Faugheen (Ruby Walsh), 2nd Arctic Fire, 3rd Hurricane Fly. First three horses all trained by Willie Mullins

Mar 11

Queen Mother Champion Chase – Dodging Bullets

Sangakkara becomes the first batsman to hit four consecutive World Cup centuries

Majid Haq, Scotland’s most-capped player, is sent home from the cricket World Cup for posting a racist tweet

Stuart McCall appointed as Rangers manager until end of the season

Champions League last 16 – Bayern Munich 7 Shaktar Donetsk 0

Paris St Germain bt Chelsea

Cyprus Cup final – England bt Canada

Mar 12

World Hurdle – Cole Harden

Ryanair Chase – Uxizandre (Tony McCoy)

Mar 13

Gold Cup – Coneygree (Nico de Boinville) trained by Mark Bradstock , 2nd Djakadam, 3rd Road to Riches. First novice winner since 1974

Final race at Cheltenham Festival renamed to honour AP McCoy

Leading jockey – Ruby Walsh

Leading trainer – Willie Mullins, with a record 8 winners

England bt Afghanistan

Mar 14

Serena Williams plays at Indian Wells, ending a 14-year boycott

Mar 15

Pakistan bt Ireland (Porterfield 107) to knock Ireland out of World Cup

Final group tables –

Pool A – New Zealand, Australia, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, England, Afghanistan, Scotland

Pool B – India, South Africa, Pakistan, West Indies, Ireland, Zimbabwe, UAE

Formula 1 teams –

Mercedes – Hamilton, Rosberg

Red Bull – Ricciardo, Kvyat

Ferrari – Vettel, Raikkonen

McLaren – Alonso, Button

Williams – Massa, Bottas

Lotus – Grosjean, Maldonado

Force India – Perez, Hulkenberg

Sauber – Ericsson, Felipe Nasr (Brazil)

Toro Rosso – Carlos Sainz Jr (Spain), Max Verstappen (Netherlands)

Manor Marussia – Will Stevens (GB), Roberto Merhi (Spain)

Australian GP – Hamilton, Rosberg, Vettel. 5th Nasr, 9th Sainz

Scottish League Cup final – Celtic bt Dundee Utd

Indian Open – Michael White. First ranking event title

Mar 17

Dick Advocaat replaces Gus Poyet as manager of Sunderland

Monaco bt Arsenal

Mar 18

Quarter-final – JP Duminy hat-trick for South Africa against Sri Lanka

Barcelona bt Man City

Mar 19

Lindsey Vonn equals Ingemar Stenmark's record of 19 World Cup titles

Europa League last 16 – Dinamo Kiev bt Everton

No British teams reach quarter-finals of European competitions for first time since 1995

2022 World Cup final will be held on 18 December

2019 Fifa Women’s World Cup to be held in France

Tracey Neville is named England netball head coach on an interim basis

Mar 20

German GP cut from F1 schedule for 2015

Mar 21

Lucha libre wrestler Pedro Aguayo killed by blow in Mexico ring

Guptill makes highest score in World Cup history, 237 for New Zealand against West Indies

Kane hat-trick for Spurs against Leicester

Italy 20 Wales 61

Scotland 10 Ireland 40

England 55 France 35

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

Leading try scorer – Jonathan Joseph (4)

Leading points scorer – George Ford (75)

Player of the Tournament – Paul O’Connell

Mar 22

Women’s Six Nations – Ireland

Gerrard sent off after 38 seconds against Man Utd

LV= Cup final (Northampton) – Saracens bt Exeter

JP Trophy final – Bristol City bt Walsall

Mo Farah wins the Lisbon half marathon in a new European record time, becoming the first Briton to break 60 minutes

World Grand Prix snooker final (Llandudno) – Trump bt O’Sullivan

Alpine Ski World Cup –

Men’s overall – Hirscher

Men’s downhill – Jansrud

Women’s overall – Fenninger

Women’s downhill – Vonn

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

Men’s Ski Jumping World Cup – Severin Freund (Germany)

Women’s Ski Jumping World Cup – Daniela Iraschko-Stolz (Austria)

BBL Trophy final – Newcastle Eagles bt Leicester Riders

Mar 24

Semi-final – New Zealand bt South Africa

Elite League champions – Sheffield Steelers

Champion County Match (Abu Dhabi) – Yorkshire bt MCC

Mar 25

Liam, the son of Rod Stewart and Rachel Hunter, is named in Great Britain's ice hockey World Championship squad


Semi-final – Australia bt India

Slovenian tennis player Aljaz Bedene is granted a UK passport

Mar 27

Harry Kane scores on international debut against Lithuania

Russia awarded a 3–0 win against Montenegro in Euro 2016 qualifying after the match was abandoned due to crowd violence

Mar 28

Saracens bt Harlequins in front of a record crowd of 84,068 for club rugby union at Wembley

Joe Perry wins the first ranking title of his career by beating Mark Williams in the final of the Players' Championship in Bangkok

Dubai World Cup – Prince Bishop (William Buick)

Dubai Gold Cup – Brown Panther, part-owned by Michael Owen

Lincoln Handicap – Gabrial

World Cross Country Championships (China). Men’s – Geoffrey Kamworor (Kenya). Women’s – Agnes Tirop (Kenya)

Mar 29

World Cup final (MCG) New Zealand 183 (Elliott 83) Australia 186-3 (Clarke 74)

Attendance – 93,013. Man-of-the-match – Faulkner

Fifth win for Australia

Mitchell Starc ends the tournament with the best ever World Cup bowling average

Steve Smith becomes the first man to score five successive World Cup half-centuries

Australian captain Michael Clarke retires from ODIs

Man of the tournament – Starc

Most runs – Guptill (547)

Most wickets – Starc and Boult (22)

Malaysian GP – Vettel, Hamilton, Rosberg. 7th Verstappen

Women’s Champions League – Frankfurt bt Bristol Academy 12-0 on aggregate

Paris St Germain bt Glasgow City 7-0 on aggregate

Scotland 6 (Fletcher 3) Gibraltar 1. First hat-trick for Scotland since Colin Stein scored four against Cyprus in 1969. First competitive goal for Gibraltar, scored by Casciaro

FA Trophy final – North Ferriby United bt Wrexham

World Figure Skating Championships (Shanghai) – Men’s – Javier Fernandez (Spain). Women’s – Elizaveta Tuktamysheva (Russia)

Hong Kong Sevens final – Fiji bt New Zealand

Brothers Aliex and Pol Espargaro racing in MotoGP

Mar 31

Italy 1 (Pelle) England 1 (Townsend). England had won previous seven matches


Apr 1

Aaron Cook takes up Moldovan citizenship

Apr 3

British & Irish Cup final – Worcester bt Doncaster

All-weather jockeys’ championship – Luke Morris

Apr 4

Charlie Adam scores from 60 yards out against Chelsea, spotting Thibaut Courtois off his line

Women’s Ice Hockey World Championship final (Malmo) – USA bt Canada

Apr 5

China Open final – Selby bt Gary Wilson

Real Madrid 9 (Ronaldo 5) Granada 1

Elite League play-off final – Coventry Blaze bt Sheffield Steelers

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

Apr 6

Irish Grand National – Thunder and Roses (Katie Walsh)

Turkey's SuperLig matches are suspended for one week after the Fenerbahce team bus was shot at by a gunman

Football Conference to be renamed as National League from next season

Apr 7

Sim Bhullar becomes the first player of Indian descent to play in the NBA after making his debut for Sacramento Kings

Benteke hat-trick for Aston Villa against QPR

Gary Caldwell replaces Malky Mackay as manager of Wigan

Apr 8

Paul Downton leaves his post as managing director of the England and Wales Cricket Board

Masters Par 3 contest – Kevin Streelman. One Direction's Niall Horan caddies for Rory McIlroy, Jack Nicklaus hits his first Augusta hole-in-one at the age of 75 and Tiger Woods is disqualified after his daughter, Sam, tapped in a putt

Apr 9

Leah Williamson scores the penalty that sees England's women through to the U19s European Championships, after a five-day wait. Uefa ruled that the final few minutes of England's match with Norway should be replayed after the referee had awarded a free-kick for encroaching at Williamson's original penalty and wrongly denied her the chance to re-take it

Aintree Hurdle – Jezki (Tony McCoy)

Apr 10

Richie Benaud dies

Ken Doherty bt Reanne Evans in first qualifying round for World Snooker Championship held at the Ponds Forge International Sports Centre in Sheffield

Melling Chase – Don Cossack (Tony McCoy)

Wisden Cricketers of the Year – Nick Compton, Hashim Amla, Jacques Kallis, Marlon Samuels, Dale Steyn

Leading Cricketer in the World – Michael Clarke

Apr 11

Grand National – Many Clouds (Leighton Aspell), trained by Oliver Sherwood, 2nd Saint Are, 3rd Monbeg Dude. McCoy finishes fifth in final Grand National on Shutthefrontdoor

Aspell is first double winner since Brian Fletcher in 1974, and first winner of successive nationals on different horses since Bryan Marshall in 1954. Paul Moloney is placed for the seventh Grand National in succession

Warrington 80 Wakefield 0

Yannick Bolasie hat-trick for Crystal Palace against Sunderland

Oxford win first staging of the women’s Boat Race on the same day and same course as the men

Oxford win men’s Boat Race

Apr 12

Chinese GP – Hamilton, Rosberg, Vettel

The Masters – Jordan Speith -18, 2nd Rose, Mickelson -14, 4th McIlroy

Spieth, aged 21, won wire-to-wire. Last man to do this was Ray Floyd in 1976

Apr 13

Pietersen 170 in first innings for Surrey against Oxford University

Apr 14

Bradford City 0 Bristol City 6. Bristol City win promotion from League One

Apr 15

Laureus World Sport Awards (Shanghai) –

World Sportsman of the Year: Novak Djokovic

World Sportswoman of the Year: Genzebe Dibaba

World Team of the Year: German national football team

World Breakthrough of the Year: Daniel Ricciardo

World Comeback of the Year: Schalk Burger

World Sportsperson of the Year with a Disability: Tatyana McFadden (T54 paralympian)

World Action Sportsperson of the Year: Alan Eustace (holds the world record for the highest-altitude free fall jump)

Apr 16

2021 World Athletics Championships to be held in Eugene, Oregon

Sam Tomkins to rejoin Wigan from New Zealand Warriors

NBA Scoring Title – Russell Westbrook (Oklahoma City Thunder)

Apr 17

Ellie Downie wins GB’s first-ever all-around international medal, taking bronze at the European Gymnastics Championships in Montpellier

Men’s all-around. Bronze – Dan Purvis

First Test (Antigua) England 399 (Bell 143) and 333-7 (Balance 122) West Indies 295 (Blackwood 112) and 350-7 (Holder 103)

Anderson surpasses Botham as England’s highest Test wicket taker with his 384th dismissal (Ramdin caught by Cook) in his 100th match

Adam Peaty breaks 100m breaststroke world record

Apr 18

European Rugby Champions Cup semi-final – Clermont Auvergne bt Saracens

Pommel – Louis Smith

Floor – Kristian Thomas

Uneven bars. Silver – Becky Downie (sister of Ellie)

FA Cup semi-final – Arsenal bt Reading

Scottish Grand National – Wayward Prince

England Hockey League Championship Men’s Premier Division – Wimbledon

England Hockey League Championship Women’s Premier Division – Surbiton

Apr 19

Scottish Cup semi-final – Inverness CT bt Celtic

FA Cup semi-final – Aston Villa bt Liverpool

Bahrain GP – Hamilton, Raikkonen, Rosberg

European Rugby Champions Cup semi-final – Toulon bt Leinster

Horizonal bar. Silver – Sam Oldham

Beam. Silver – Becky Downie

Floor. Silver – Claudia Fragapane

Charlotte Dujardin retains world dressage title

Liam Livingston scores 350 off 138 balls for Nantwich against Caldy

Apr 21

Women’s world snooker championship semi-final – Ng On Yee bt Reanne Evans

Bayern Munich 6 Porto 1

Apr 22

Women’s world snooker championship final – Ng On Yee (Hong Kong) bt Emma Bonney (England)

Apr 23

Sky Bet Championship Player of the Year – Patrick Bamford (Middlesbrough)

League One award – Joe Garner (Preston)

League Two award – Danny Mayor (Bury)

Apr 24

World snooker championship second round – Anthony McGill bt Selby

Rotherham deducted three points for fielding an ineligible player

Apr 25

Netball Superleague Grand Final – Surrey Storm bt Hertfordshire Mavericks

Tony McCoy finishes third in his final race on Box Office at Sandown

Second Test (St Georges, Grenada) West Indies 299 (Samuels 103) and 307 (Brathwaite 116) England 464 (Root 182) and 144-1. England won by 9 wickets

Champion jockey – Tony McCoy (20th successive year)

Champion trainer – Paul Nicholls (9th time)

Champion conditional jockey – Sean Bowen

Apr 26

London Marathon. Mens’s – Eliud Kipchoge (Kenya). Women’s – Tigist Tufa (Ethiopia). Paula Radcliffe runs for the last time

Rally Argentina – Kris Meeke. First win for a British driver in the World Rally Championship since Colin McRae in 2002

PFA Player of the Year – Eden Hazard

PFA Young Player of the Year – Harry Kane

Rolex Kentucky – Michael Jung riding Fischerrocana FST

Apr 27

FA Youth Cup final – Chelsea bt Man City

Apr 28

World’s strongest man – Brian Shaw (USA)

Apr 29

Quarter-final – Bingham bt O’Sullivan

Nigel Pearson calls a journalist “an ostrich”

Calvin Peete dies

CONCACAF Champions League final – America (Mexico) bt Montreal Impact

Baltimore Orioles game against Chicago White Sox played behind closed doors due to rioting in Baltimore. First time this has ever happened in Major League Baseball

Apr 30

Belgian footballer Gregory Mertens dies of heart failure after collapsing during a match

Jameis Winston is first pick in NFL draft for Tampa Bay Buccaneers


May 1

European Challenge Cup final (The Stoop, Twickenham) – Gloucester bt Edinburgh

Geoff Duke dies

May 2

2000 Guineas – Gleneagles (Ryan Moore), trained by Aidan O’Brien

Alex Dowsett breaks world hour record at Manchester Velodrome

European Champions Cup final (Twickenham) – Toulon bt Clermont Auvergne

2016 European Champions Cup final will be held in Lyon

18 wickets fall on second day of Third Test in Barbados

Mayweather bt Pacquaio on points in welterweight fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas

Semi-finals – Murphy bt Hawkins, Bingham bt Trump

Kentucky Derby – American Pharoah

May 3

1000 Guineas – Legatissimo (Ryan Moore), trained by David Wachman

Chelsea bt Crystal Palace to win Premier League. Winning goal scored by Hazard

Danny Jones of Keighley Cougars dies after suffering a cardiac arrest during a match at London Skolars

PFA Scotland Premiership player of the year – Stefan Johansen (Celtic)

Third Test (Bridgetown) England 257 (Cook 105) and 123 West Indies 189 (Anderson 6-42) and 194-5. West Indies won by five wickets. Series tied 1-1

WGC-Cadillac Match Play Championship final (San Francisco) – McIlroy bt Gary Woodland

Bristol City 8 Walsall 2

Tour de Yorkshire finishes in Leeds. Won by Lars Petter Nordhaug (Norway)

May 4

Final – Bingham bt Murphy 18-15. Nickname – ‘Ball-run’. Referee – Olivier Marteel (Belgium)

Highest break – Bingham and Robertson (145)

The tournament set a new record for the most century breaks made at the Crucible, with 86

Andy Murray wins Munich Open, his first clay court title

May 5

James Harris 9-34 for Middlesex against Durham

Trott retires from international cricket

May 6

NBA Coach of the Year – Mike Budenholzer (Atlanta Hawks)

May 7

Memphis Depay to move from PSV Eindhoven to Man Utd

European Player of the Year – Nick Abendanon (Clermont Auvergne)

May 8

Mark Wood, David Willey, Zafar Ansari, Jason Roy, and James Vince make England debuts in ODI against Ireland. Team captained by James Taylor

Froch stripped of WBA super-middleweight title for not defending his title

May 9

Rosberg on pole for Spanish GP. Hamilton had pole in all four previous GPs this season

Andrew Strauss appointed as national director of cricket

Peter Moores sacked as England coach


Man City 6 (Aguero 3) QPR 0. QPR are relegated

Spanish GP – Rosberg, Hamilton, Vettel

BBL play-off final – Newcastle Eagles bt London Lions

Badminton Horse Trials – William Fox-Pitt riding Chilli Morning

FA Vase – North Shields

Players Championship – Rickie Fowler

May 11

Pietersen 355 for Surrey against Leicestershire

Swindon 5 Sheffield Utd 5. Highest number of goals in a play-off match

May 12

Tom Brady suspended for four games by the National Football League after an inquiry into under-inflated balls (Deflategate)

Football Writers' Association player of the year – Hazard

Champions League semi-final – Barcelona bt Bayern Munich

May 13

Champions League semi-final – Juventus bt Real Madrid

Rugby Players' Association awards –

Player’s player of the year – Jonathan Joseph

England player of the year – Jonathan Joseph

Young player of the year – Henry Slade (Exeter)

Women’s player of the year – Rochelle Clarke

Leading points scorer – Andy Goode (Wasps) 240 points

Leading try scorer – Thomas Waldrom (Exeter) 16 tries

Ireland to host women’s rugby World Cup in 2017

USA stripped of 2012 Olympic relay medals due to ban on Tyson Gay

May 13

Scottish Professional Football League announces that Ladbrokes will be its main sponsor from next season. The new deal will result in the Scotland's leagues become known as the Ladbrokes Premiership, Ladbrokes Championship, Ladbrokes League 1 and Ladbrokes League 2


Women’s Champions League final – Frankfurt bt Paris St Germain

May 16

Southampton 6 Aston Villa 1. Sadio Mane (Senegal) scores the fastest-ever hat-trick in Premier League history, 2 minutes 56 seconds

Bianca Walkden becomes only the second Briton to win gold at the World Taekwondo Championships, after Sarah Stevenson

Northampton finish top of Premiership. London Welsh relegated – 1 point, conceded 1021 points in 22 games

Glasgow finish top of Pro12

Preakness Stakes – American Pharoah

May 17

Conference play-off – Bristol Rovers bt Grimsby

Conference champions – Barnet

Sevens World Series (Twickenham) – USA

IRB Sevens World Series – Fiji

Hyundai A-League Grand Final – Melbourne Victory bt Sydney FC

Men’s Ice Hockey World Championship final (Prague) – Canada bt Russia. Canada's Sidney Crosby becomes the newest member of the Triple Gold Club, the group of players and coaches who have won gold medals at both the World Championship and Olympics, plus the Stanley Cup

May 18

England Cricketers of the Year – Joe Root and Charlotte Edwards

May 19

British Open squash – Men’s – Mohamed El Shorbagy (Egypt), Women’s – Camille Serme (France)

May 20

Premiership Rugby Player of the Year – George Ford (Bath)

Discovery of the Season – Henry Slade (Exeter)

Director of Rugby of the Season – Mike Ford (Bath)

May 21

England debuts for Adam Lyth and Mark Wood against New Zealand

Premier League Darts final – Anderson bt Van Gerwen

Alan Woodward dies

May 22

Barclays Manager of the Season – Jose Mourinho

Barclays Player of the Season – Hazard

Pakistan play a Twenty20 match against Zimbabwe at Lahore. This is the first time a Test playing nation has toured Pakistan for a cricket match since the 2009 attack on the Sri Lanka national cricket team

May 23

PGA third round – hole-in-one for Jiminez, his tenth on the European Tour. Albatross for Tommy Fleetwood

Premiership semi-finals – Saracens bt Northampton, Bath bt Leicester

League Two play-off – Southend bt Wycombe

Promoted – Burton, Shrewsbury, Bury, Southend

Relegated – Cheltenham, Tranmere

Leading scorer – Matt Tubbs (Portsmouth), 21 goals

IBF super middleweight – James DeGale bt Andre Dirrell to become first GB boxer to win Olympic gold and pro world title

Ronaldo scored 48 goals in La Liga, 61 in all competitions this season

May 24

Walcott hat-trick against WBA

Stoke 6 Liverpool 1. Gerrard scores in final match for Liverpool – played 710 matches

Newcastle bt West Ham to avoid relegation

Final table – Chelsea, Man City, Arsenal, Man Utd

Relegated – Hull, Burnley, QPR

Leading scorer – Sergio Aguero (26)

John Terry becomes only the second outfield player, after Gary Pallister, to have featured in every minute of a Premier League title-winning campaign

League One play-off final – Preston 4 (Beckford 3) Swindon 0

Jermaine Beckford is only the third player ever to score a hat-trick in a play-off final at Wembley after Scott Sinclair (Swansea, 2011) and Clive Mendonca (Charlton, 1998)

Promoted – Bristol City, MK Dons, Preston

Relegated – Notts County, Crawley, Leyton Orient, Yeovil

Leading scorer – Joe Garner (Preston), 25 goals

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

Leading scorer – Adam Rooney (Aberdeen), 17 goals

Relegated – St. Mirren

Scottish Championship – Hearts

Scottish League One – Greenock Morton

Scottish League Two – Albion Rovers

Highland League – Brora Rangers

Lowland League – Edinburgh City

Scottish League Two play-off final – Montrose bt Brora Rangers

Monaco GP – Rosberg, Vettel, Hamilton. 8th Button, scoring McLaren’s first points of the season

Virtual Safety Car (VSC) is officially used for the first time, following a crash by Max Verstappen at Monaco

IPL 8 final – Mumbai Indians bt Chennai Super Kings

Mumbai Indians captain – Rohit Sharma

Player of the series – Andre Russell

Leading run scorer – David Warner

Leading wicket taker – Dwayne Bravo

PGA Championship – Byeong-hun An (South Korea)

Chris Wood wins BMW i8 with a hole-in-one

Stokes scores fastest Test century at Lords (85 balls)

Sam Allerdyce leaves West Ham

Dina Asher-Smith sets new British 100m record

Indy 500 – Juan Pablo Montoya

May 25

First Test (Lords) England 389 and 478 (Cook 162, Stokes 101, Boult 5-85) New Zealand 523 (Williamson 132) and 220. England won by 124 runs

67 extras in New Zealand’s first inning

Championship play-off – Norwich bt Middlesbrough

Promoted – Bournemouth, Watford, Norwich

Relegated – Millwall, Wigan, Blackpool

Leading scorer – Daryl Murphy (Ipswich), 27 goals

Carlo Ancelotti sacked by Real Madrid

Steve McClaren sacked by Derby

May 26

Trevor Bayliss named as England head coach

BBC Women’s Footballer of the Year – Asisat Oshoala (Liverpool and Nigeria)

West Ham qualify for Europa League after topping Premier League Fair Play Table

League Managers' Association manager of the year – Eddie Howe

May 27

Championship play-off final – Worcester bt Bristol

Dylan Hartley given a four-week ban for headbutting and left out of England World Cup squad

Dick Advocaat leaves his role as Sunderland head coach

Seven Fifa officials are arrested on charges they received more than $150m in bribes

May 28

Europa League final (Warsaw) – Sevilla 3 Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk 2. Fourth win for Sevilla, who become the first team to retain the Europa League

2016 Europa League final will be held in Basel

May 29

Anderson claims 400th Test wicket, Guptill (caught by Bell)

Blatter reelected by Fifa after Prince Ali bin Hussein of Jordan withdraws after the first round of voting

Doris Hart dies. Won three Wimbledon titles in one day in 1951

May 30

Cook passes Gooch’s England Test record of 8,900 runs

Scottish Cup final – Inverness CT bt Falkirk. First major honour for Inverness CT

Pro12 final – Glasgow Warriors bt Munster

Premiership final – Saracens bt Bath

Principality Premiership – Pontypridd

Scottish Premiership – Heriot’s

Ulster Bank All-Ireland League – Lansdowne

FA Cup final – Arsenal 4 Aston Villa 0. Man-of-the-match – Cazorla. Arsenal’s 12th win in the FA Cup

FA Cup will be rebranded as The Emirates FA Cup after the Football Association signed a three-year contract with the Dubai-based airline

Magic Weekend held at St James’ Park for the first time

Kell Brook retains IBF welterweight title, beating Frankie Gavin

May 31

McCullum becomes second New Zealand player to score 6,000 Test runs, after Stephen Fleming

Gayle 151 for Somerset against Kent in T20 Blast

Premiership play-off – Motherwell bt Rangers

Giro d’Italia – Contador. Second man to win all three Tour events twice, after Bernard Hinault

European Champions Cup play-off – Bordeaux-Begles bt Gloucester

County Championship final (Bill Beaumont cup) – Cornwall bt Lancashire

Serie A – Juventus

La Liga – Barcelona

Bundesliga – Bayern Munich

Liga Sagres – Benfica

Ligue 1 (Le Championnat) – Paris St Germain

Eredivisie – PSV Eindhoven


Jun 1

Heather Rabbatts resigns from Fifa’s anti-discrimination taskforce following Sepp Blatter’s re-election as president

New Zealand's run-rate of 4.92 is the best for any team who have scored more than 800 runs in a Test

Eight players in the New Zealand innings hit a six, the first time that has happened in a Test

Jun 2

Second Test (Headingly) New Zealand 350 (Broad 5-109) and 454 (Watling 120) England 350 (Lyth 107) and 255. New Zealand won by 199 runs. Series drawn 1-1

Sepp Blatter to resign from the post of Fifa president amid the ongoing corruption scandal

Jun 3

Rafa Benitez appointed as manager of Real Madrid

Alberto Salazar accused of doping with testosterone at the Nike Oregon Project. Allegations involve Galen Rupp

Chuck Blazer admits to conspiring with other Fifa Executive Committee members to accept bribes in conjunction with the selection of 1998 and 2010 World Cup hosts

French Open quarter-final – Djokovic bt Nadal

Jun 4

Dick Advocaat performs a U-turn and accepts a one-year contract to remain as Sunderland head coach

Semi-finals – Safarova bt Ivanovic, Williams bt Timea Bacsinsky (Switzerland)

Mixed doubles final – Mike Bryan and Mattek-Sands bt Matkowski and Hradecka

Jun 5

Oaks – Qualify (Colm O’Donoghue), trained by Aidan O’Brien

Semi-finals – Wawrinka bt Tsonga, Djokovic bt Murray

Jun 6

Derby – Golden Horn (Frankie Dettori), trained by John Gosden. 2nd Jack Hobbs, 3rd Storm the Stars

Final – Williams bt Safarova. 20th Grand Slam title

Men’s doubles final – Dodig and Melo bt Bryan and Bryan

Champions League final (Berlin) – Barcelona 3 Juventus 1

2016 Champions League final will be held in Milan

Belmont Stakes – American Pharoah (Victor Espinoza). First American Triple Crown winner since Affirmed in 1978 and only the twelfth in history

Woods shoots worst pro round with 85 at Memorial Tournament

Jun 7

Canadian GP – Hamilton, Rosberg, Bottas

Jamie Vardy makes England debut against Republic of Ireland

Final – Wawrinka bt Djokovic

Women’s  doubles final – Mattek-Sands and Safarova bt Dellacqua and Shvedova

Wiggins breaks hour record at Lee Valley Velopark, riding 54.5 km

Adam Gemili becomes first Briton to go under 10 seconds in 100m and 20 seconds in 200m

Women’s World Cup – Germany 10 Ivory Cost 0

Jun 8

Danny Ings moves from Burnley to Liverpool

Jun 9

First ODI (Edgbaston) England 408-9 (Root 104, Buttler 129) New Zealand 198

England’s highest-ever ODI score. Sam Billings makes England debut

Slaven Bilic appointed as manager of West Ham

Jun 10

Steve McClaren appointed as manager of Newcastle

Jun 11

Laura Muir wins 1500m at Bislett Games Diamond League meeting

Jun 12

Inaugural edition of the European Games start in Baku

Andrey Pavlov scores 17 on one hole at the Austria Open. Philippe Porquier heads the European list with 20 at the 1978 French Open

Second ODI (Oval) New Zealand 398-5 (Taylor 119) England 365-9

Matt Prior retires

Floyd Mayweather heads sporting rich list

Isle of Man Senior TT – John McGuinness

Jun 13

Top 14 final – Stade Francais bt Clermont Auvergne

Alberto Salazar coached Mary Slaney

Women’s World Cup – Switzerland 10 Ecuador 1

Queen’s Birthday Honours –

Knighthood – Gareth Edwards

CBE – Jonny Wilkinson

OBE – Jonathan Davies, Frank Lampard, James Anderson

MBE – Casey Stoney, Carl Froch

Jun 14

Nico Hulkenberg becomes the first active Formula 1 driver to win Le Mans for 24 years as he partners England's Nick Tandy and New Zealand's Earl Bamber to victory in a Porsche

Criterium de Dauphine – Chris Froome

Triathlon – Gordon Benson. First GB medal in Baku

Third ODI (Southampton) England 302 New Zealand 306-7 (Williamson 118, Taylor 110)

Wilshire scores his first goal for England, against Slovenia

KPMG Women's PGA Championship – Inbee Park. Formerly known as the LPGA Championship

PDC World Cup of Darts final (Frankfurt) England (Taylor and Lewis) bt Scotland (Anderson and Wright)

Surrey's T20 Blast game against Sussex at Arundel is abandoned after Rory Burns and Moises Henriques collide on the field

Speedway World Cup (Denmark) – Sweden

Jun 15

Mark Warburton appointed as manager of Rangers

Stanley Cup – Chicago Blackhawks bt Tampa Bay Lightning 4-2. Play-offs MVP – Duncan Keith

Regular season MVP – Carey Price (Montreal Canadiens)

Somerset's Jamie Overton joins twin brother Craig in the England squad

British Speedway Championship – Tai Woffinden. Third successive win

Jun 16

Taekwondo women’s -49kg – Charlie Maddock

St James’s Palace Stakes – Gleneagles

Aegon Championships first round – Dolgopolov bt Nadal

Ron Clarke dies

Jun 17

Taekwondo women’s -57kg – Jade Jones

Prince of Wales’s Stakes – Free Eagle

Jack Wilshere fined £40,000 over FA Cup chants

Fourth ODI (Trent Bridge) New Zealand 349-7 England 350-3 (Morgan 113, Root 106)

England’s record run chase in an ODI

NBA final – Golden State Warriors bt Cleveland Cavaliers 4-2. Finals MVP – Andre Iguodala

Regular season MVP – Stephen Curry (Golden State Warriors)

Sabine Lisicki sets a world record for aces in a women's singles match by firing 27 in her win over Belinda Bencic at the Aegon Classic

Jun 18

Norfolk Stakes – Waterloo Bridge

Gold Cup – Trip to Paris (Graham Lee), trained by Ed Dunlop

Graham Lee becomes first jockey to win the Grand National and Ascot Gold Cup

Women’s World Cup final group tables –

Group A – Canada, China, Netherlands, New Zealand

Group B – Germany, Norway, Thailand, Ivory Coast

Group C – Japan, Cameroon, Switzerland, Ecuador

Group D – USA, Australia, Sweden, Nigeria

Group E – Brazil, South Korea, Costa Rica, Spain

Group F – France, England, Colombia, Mexico

Jun 19

Ryan Moore surpasses the modern-day record of eight winners in a single meeting at Royal Ascot

Coronation Stakes – Ervedya

Ivo Karlovic fires 45 aces to break the record for most aces served in a three-set ATP Tour match

Jun 20

Women’s skeet – Amber Hill

Diamond Jubilee Stakes – Undrafted

Leading jockey at Ascot – Ryan Moore (9)

Leading trainer at Ascot – Aidan O’Brien (5)

Fifth ODI (Durham) New Zealand 283-9 England 192-7 (Bairstow 83). England won by 3 wickets (D/L method). England win series 3-2

Man of the series – Kane Williamson

A record 3,051 runs were scored in the five matches

U-20 World Cup final (Auckland) – Serbia bt Brazil

Jun 21

Austrian GP – Rosberg, Hamilton, Massa

Federer wins a record eighth Gerry Weber Open in Halle

Aegon Championships final – Murray bt Anderson. Fourth title for Murray

Aegon Classic final (Birmingham) – Kerber bt Pliskova

Athletics European Team Championships (Russia) – 1st Russia, 5th GB

US Open (Chambers Bay, Washington) – Jordan Speith. 2nd Dustin Johnson, Louis Oosthuizen

Speith becomes the first golfer since Gene Sarazen to win two majors before the age of 22

Jason Day suffers from vertigo at US Open

Shortlisted sports for 2020 Olympics: baseball/softball, bowling, karate, roller sports, sport climbing, squash, surfing and wushu

Lois Toulson, James Heatly, Matty Lee and Katherine Torrance all win gold medals in diving at European Games

Jun 23

T20 (Old Trafford) England 191-7 (Root 68) New Zealand 135

Abbie Wood, Holly Hibbott, Duncan Scott and Luke Grenback all win gold medals in swimming at European Games

Jun 24

Roberto Firmino movers from Hoffenheim to Liverpool

European Under-21 Championship final tables –

Group A – Denmark, Germany, Czech Republic, Serbia

Group B – Portugal, Sweden, Italy, England

England beat Sweden, but lost to Portugal and Italy

Karl-Anthony Towns is first pick in NBA draft for Minnesota Timberwolves. Towns was selected at the age of 16 to play on the Dominican Republic national basketball team

Jun 25

Women’s flyweight – Nicola Adams

Jun 26

Super heavyweight – Joe Joyce

All no balls will result in a free hit under changes to ODI and Twenty20 playing conditions

ICC scraps batting powerplays

Jun 27

Men’s team foil – GB

Irish Derby – Jack Hobbs

Eastbourne International final – Belinda Bencic (Switzerland) bt Radwanska

Aegon Open final (Nottingham) – Denis Istomin (Uzbekistan) bt Sam Querry

Jun 28

Final medal table – 1st Russia (79 gold medals), 2nd Azerbaijan (21), 3rd GB (18)

Formula E series finishes at Battersea Park. Title won by Nelson Piquet Jr

British Cycling National Championships. Men’s – Peter Kennaugh, Women’s – Lizzie Armitstead

British Jumping Derby (Hickstead) – Victoria Davies, riding Beachey Boy

Greyhound Derby – Rio Quattro

Jun 29

Australia and New Zealand to play in first day-night test in November

Petr Cech moves from Chelsea to Arsenal

Bairstow and Bresnan put on 366 for Yorkshire, a record seventh wicket County Championship partnership

Jun 30

Nigel Pearson sacked as manager of Leicester City

European Under-21 Championship final (Prague) – Sweden bt Portugal

Kauto Star put down following a fall


Jul 1

Sussex 601-6, Warwickshire 612-6

World Cup semi-final – Japan 2 England 1. Winning own goal scored by Laura Bassett

Nathaniel Clyne moves from Southampton to Liverpool

Jul 2

Wimbledon second round – Dustin Brown bt Nadal

Jul 3

Third round – Serena Williams bt Watson

McCullum 158 for Birmingham against Derbyshire in T20 Blast

Jul 4

Third round – Vasek Pospisil bt James Ward

Sam Groth fires second-fastest serve at Wimbledon, 147 mph. Fastest serve record is held by Taylor Dent, 148mph

Copa America final (Santiago) – Chile bt Argentina. First major trophy in Chile’s history

Jimmy Vicaut (France) equals the European 100m record

Tour de France starts in Utrecht. First stage won by Rohan Dennis

Pacific Games start in Papua New Guinea

Ryan Harris retires

Third place play-off (Edmonton) – England 1 (Fara Williams) Germany 0

British Speedway GP (Millennium Stadium) – Niels Kristian Iversen (Denmark)

Super Rugby final – Otago Highlanders bt Wellington Hurricanes

Jul 5

Australian Open final – Higgins bt Gould

British GP – Hamilton, Rosberg, Vettel

Hamilton sets record for leading in 18 consecutive races

British Athletics Championships held at Alexander Stadium in Birmingham

World Cup final (DC Place, Vancouver) – USA 5 (Carli Lloyd 3) Japan 2

Jul 6

World Boxing Organization strips Floyd Mayweather of the welterweight title he won in his fight with Manny Pacquiao for failing to pay a US$200,000 fee in time and failing to vacate a Light middleweight title he also held

Lincoln Red Imps become the first Gibraltar team to win a tie in a Uefa competition

Jul 7

FS Micronesia football team lost 30-0 to Tahiti, 38-0 to Fiji, and 46-0 to Vanuatu in Pacific Games

Jul 8

State of Origin – Queensland bt New South Wales

Jul 9

Semi-finals – Garbine Muguruza bt Radwanska, Williams bt Sharapova

Eritrean rider Daniel Teklehaimanot becomes the first African rider to lead in the mountains classification in Tour de France

Overall race leader Tony Martin suffers a broken collarbone and has to give up the Tour

AFC Bournemouth stadium renamed for sponsors Vitality

Jul 10

Semi-finals – Djokovic bt Gasquet, Federer bt Murray

Pan American Games open in Toronto

Jul 11

Women’s final – Williams bt Muguruza. ‘Serena Slam’. Sixth Wimbledon title and 21st Grand Slam title

Men’s doubles final – Rojer and Tecau bt Jamie Murray and Peers

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

First Wimbledon title for Hingis in 17 years

First Test (Cardiff) England 430 (Root 134, Starc 5-114) and 289 Australia 308 and 242. England won by 169 runs

Scottish Open – Rickie Fowler

Jul 12

Men’s final – Djokovic bt Federer

Mixed doubles final – Paes and Hingis bt Peya and Babos

US Women’s Open – In Gee Chun (South Korea)

Jul 13

Bastian Schweinsteiger moves from Bayern Munich to Man Utd

Morgan Schneiderlin moves from Southampton to Man Utd

Claudio Ranieri appointed as manager of Leicester City

Jul 14

Raheem Sterling moves from Liverpool to Man City for £49 million

Robin van Persie moves from Man Utd to Fenerbache

Carl Froch retires

Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals are suspended from IPL for two years over a corruption scandal

Jul 15

Champions League Twenty20 discontinued

Jul 16

Brian Hall dies

Jul 17

Fabian Delph moves from Aston Villa to Man City

Ethiopia's Genzebe Dibaba sets a 1500m world record of three minutes 50 seconds at Monaco Diamond League meeting

Jul 18

Jules Bianchi dies

Open Championship hole-in-one – Daniel Brooks

Stage 14 of Tour de France won by Steve Cummings

Jul 19

Second Test (Lords) Australia 566-8 (Smith 215, Rogers 173) and 254-2 England 312 and 103. Australia won by 405 runs

Davis Cup (Queen’s Club) GB 3 France 1. Andy and Jamie Murray won doubles. Murray bt Simon in fourth match

Irish amateur Paul Dunne shares the lead after three rounds of The Open

ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier held in Scotland and Ireland. Final group tables –

Group A – Ireland, Hong Kong, Namibia, Papua New Guinea, USA, Jersey, Nepal

Group B – Scotland, Netherlands, Afghanistan, Oman, Kenya, UAE, Canada

Jul 20

The Open (Old Course, St Andrews) – Zach Johnson. 2nd Louis Oosthuizen, Marc Leishman. Silver medal – Jordan Niebrugge

First time The Open has finished on a Monday since 1988 (won by Ballesteros)

2016 Open Championship will be held at Royal Troon

Jul 21

Las Vegas and Quebec City apply to join NHL

Jul 22

Americas Cup starts in Portsmouth

Benteke moves from Aston Villa to Liverpool for £32 million

Jul 23

Lancs 698-5 against Glamorgan. Alviro Petersen and Ashwell Prince put on 501 for the third wicket

Jul 24

Diamond League meeting at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park –

200m – Zharnel Hughes

3000m – Mo Farah

Women’s 1500m – Laura Weightman

WWE terminates Hulk Hogan’s contract

World Aquatics Championships start in Kazan

Jul 25

2018 World Cup draw –

Group D includes Wales and Republic of Ireland

Group F – England, Slovakia, Scotland, Slovenia, Lithuania, Malta

Dina Asher-Smith becomes the first British female to run 100m in under 11 seconds

King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes – Postponed

BMX World Championships – Niek Kimmann (Netherlands)

Jul 26

Le Course – Anna van der Breggan

Tour de France – Froome (Team Sky). 2nd Quintana

Points – Peter Sagan

King of the Mountains – Froome

Young Rider – Quintana

Team – Movistar Team

Hungarian GP – Vettel, Kvyat, Riccardo. First podium finish for Kvyat

European Masters – Danny Willett

Senior Open Championship – Marco Dawson (USA)

CONCACAF Gold Cup final – Mexico bt Jamaica. Seventh Gold Cup win for Mexico

Caribbean Premier League final table – Barbados Tridents, Guyana Amazon Warriors, Trinidad and Tobago Red Steel. Jamaica Tallawahs, St Lucia Zouks, St Kitts and Nevis Patriots

Saint Kitts and Nevis franchise replaced the Antigua Hawksbills franchise

Caribbean Premier League final – Trinidad and Tobago Red Steel bt Barbados Tridents

Scotland and Netherlands share the ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier trophy after the Dublin final is abandoned without a ball being bowled

Qualifiers for 2016 World Twenty20 to be held in India – Scotland, Netherlands, Ireland, Hong Kong, Afghanistan, Oman

World Matchplay final (Blackpool) – Van Gerwen bt Wade

Jul 27

Sergio Romero moves from Sampdoria to Man Utd

Didier Drogba signs for Montreal Impact

Jul 28

Jen Welter becomes the first female coach in the NFL after being appointed by the Arizona Cardinals as a linebacker coach

Clive Rice dies

3m synchronized springboard. Bronze – GB (Jack Laugher and Chris Mears)

Jul 29

Diving team event – GB (Tom Daley and Rebecca Gallantree)

Sussex Stakes – Solow

Peter O’Sullevan dies

Jul 30

Dale Steyn becomes the fastest player to take 400 Test wickets, in terms of balls bowled

Mitchell Johnson – 300 Test wickets

Goodwood Cup – Big Orange

Jul 31

Beijing chosen to host the 2022 Winter Olympics and Paralympics, beating the bid of Kazakhstan's Almaty

Third Test (Edgbaston) Australia 136 (Anderson 6-47) and 265 (Finn 6-79) England 281 and 124-2. England won by 8 wickets

3m springboard. Bronze – Jack Laugher


Aug 1

Women’s FA Cup final – Chelsea bt Notts County. First final to be played at Wembley

Queen Elizabeth II Cup (Hickstead) – Chloe Winchester

Aug 2

Glamorgan's One-Day Cup match against Hampshire is abandoned following consultation about a "dangerous pitch" at the Swalec Stadium

Community Shield – Arsenal 1 (Oxlade-Chamberlain) Chelsea 0

Women’s British Open (Trump Turnberry) – Inbee Park. Career grand slam

400m freestyle. Silver – James Guy

10m platform. Bronze – Daley

Joe Leach takes a hat-trick with the first three balls of the match for Worcs against Northants

King George V Gold Cup (Hickstead) – Beezie Madden

Aug 3

100m breaststroke – Peaty. Bronze – Ross Murdoch

200m medley. Bronze – Siobhan-Marie O'Connor

Aug 5

High diving – Gary Hunt

50m breaststroke – Peaty

Mixed 4x100m medley relay – GB (Chris Walker-Hebborn, Adam Peaty, Siobhan-Marie O'Connor and Fran Halsall)

Copa Libertadores – River Plate (Argentina)

Aug 6

Australia bowled out for 60 in 18.3 overs. Shortest innings in Test history. Top scorers – Extras 14, Johnson 13. Extras the leading scorer for the first time in an Ashes contest

Broad takes 5 wickets with his first 19 deliveries, equaling the record of Ernie Toshack

Chris Rogers goes for the first duck of his Test career

Broad – 300 Test wickets

Angel Di Maria moves from Man Utd to Paris St-Germain

Aug 7

Men’s 4x200m freestyle relay – GB (Daniel Wallace, Robert Renwick, Calum Jarvis, James Guy)

Stokes bowls the millionth ball in Test cricket in England

Super League ‘Super 8s’ starts

Aug 8

Fourth Test (Trent Bridge) Australia 60 (Broad 8-15) and 253 (Stokes 6-36) England 391-9 (Root 130, Starc 6-111). England won by an innings and 78 runs

England lead series 3-1 and regain Ashes. Last wicket – Lyon bowled by Wood

Women’s 800m freestyle – Katie Ledecky, in a world record time. Bronze – Jaz Carlin

Australia bt New Zealand to win Rugby Championship

First goal in Premier League – Kyle Walker (o.g.) for Man Utd against Spurs

Premier League shirt sponsors. Aston Villa – Intuit QuickBooks , Bournemouth – Mansion Group, Chelsea – Yokohama, Crystal Palace – Mansion Group, Norwich City – Aviva, Sunderland – Dafabet, Watford –, WBA – Ticbet

Female jockeys win Shergar Cup at Ascot

Neville Neville dies. Father of Gary, Phil, and Tracey

Aug 9

WGC-Bridgestone Invitational – Shane Lowry

China topped the medal table in Kazan. GB finished 5th

Katie Ledecky won 200m, 400m, 800m and 1500m freestyle races

Mourinho argues with Dr. Eva Carneiro and physio Jon Fearn for attending Eden Hazard during match against Stoke

Aug 11

Uefa Super Cup (Tbilisi) Barcelona 5 Sevilla 4

Aug 12

David Willey hits 34 off an over from Michael Yardy for Northants against Sussex in T20 Blast

Aug 13

Costa Rica head coach Paulo Wanchope resigns after being involved in a brawl during a match against Panama

Aug 14

Women’s Ashes Test (Canterbury) Australia bt England

Hiroshi Iwata ties for the lowest round in major championship history with a 63 at the PGA Championship

Aug 15

European Boxing Championships (Bulgaria) – Joe Cordina wins GB’s only gold medal

European Dressage Championships (Aachen) – Dujardin wins two gold medals riding Valegro

Richie McCaw wins record 142nd cap

Arlington Million – The Pizza Man

Aug 16

Netball World Cup final (Sydney) – Australia bt New Zealand

Bronze medal match – England bt Jamaica

US PGA (Whistling Straits) – Day, 2nd Speith, 3rd Grace, 4th Rose

Day's 20-under-par is the lowest score in relation to par at a major championship, beating Tiger Woods' previous record of 19-under at the 2000 Open Championship

World Badminton Championships (Jakarta) – Chen Long and Carolina Marin retain their titles

Aug 17

London 2012 Olympic 1500m champion Asli Cakir Alptekin stripped of her gold medal for doping and banned for eight years

Spanish Super Cup – Athletic Bilbao bt Barcelona

Aug 18

Rugby League player Keegan Hirst comes out as gay

Leicestershire deducted 16 points in County Championship for dissent

Aug 19

Sebastian Coe elected IAAF president, beating Sergey Bubka. Replaces Lamine Diack from Senegal

Yorkshire sign David Willey from Northants

Aug 20

Chelsea sign Spain forward Pedro from Barcelona for £21m

Cook beats Strauss’s England record of 121 catches in Test cricket

Aug 22

World Athletics Championship start in Beijing National Stadium

Mascot – Yan’er, an abstract red swallow

10000m – Farah

Marathon – Ghirmay Ghebreslassie (Eritrea)

Arthur Morris, a key member of Don Bradman's 1948 'Invincibles' side dies

Bournemouth earn their first ever top-flight win as Callum Wilson scores a hat-trick in 4-3 win against West Ham

Stumps and bails at Kia Oval are blue in support of Cricket United Day

UCI Mountain Bike World Cup (Downhill) – Rachel Atherton

Aug 23

Heptathlon – Ennis-Hill. Johnson-Thompson has three fouls in long jump

100m – Bolt. Silver – Gatlin

Belgian GP – Hamilton, Rosberg, Grosjean

Vincenzo Nibali is thrown off the Vuelta a Espana as TV images show him being towed back into the pack after a crash

Fifth Test (Kia Oval) Australia 481 (Smith 143) England 149 and 286. Australia won by an innings and 46 runs

England win series 3-2. Clarke and Rogers retire. Compton-Miller medal – Root

Guy Ligier dies

Aug 24

Women’s 100m – Fraser-Pryce. Silver – Schippers

3000m steeplechase – Kemboi. Fourth win

Nick Kyrgios given a suspended 28-day ban and $25,000 fine by the Association of Tennis Professionals for making lewd remarks about Stan Wawrinka's girlfriend

Aug 25

Long jump – Rutherford, who joins Thompson, Christie, Gunnell and Edwards in holding all four major titles at the same time

Champions League play-off round – Malmo bt Celtic

British driver Justin Wilson dies after being struck by flying debris and suffering a serious head injury in Sunday's Pocono IndyCar 500 race

Aug 26

Javelin – Julius Yego (Kenya), who learnt how to throw the javelin by watching videos on YouTube

Cambell-Brown runs into Adeoye’s lane in 200m but is not disqualified

Rooney hat-trick against Club Brugge

Aug 27

200m – Bolt. Silver – Gatlin. 5th Zharnel Hughes (GB)

Bolt is knocked over after the race by a cameraman on a segway

Hammer. 4th – Sophie Hitchon

Uefa Best Player in Europe Award – Messi

Aug 28

Long jump. Silver – Shara Proctor

200m – Schippers. 5th Dina Asher-Smith

Premiership Rugby Sevens Series – Newport Gwent Dragons. Sponsored by Singha

Aug 29

5000m – Farah

Decathlon – Ashton Eaton, with a world record 9045 points

West Ham win a league match at Liverpool for first time since 1963

Challenge Cup final – Leeds 50 Hull KR 0

Lance Todd Trophy – Tom Briscoe, who scored five tries

T20 Blast (Edgbaston). Semi-finals – Northants bt Birmingham, Lancs bt Hampshire

Final – Lancs bt Northants

EuroHockey Championships (Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park) –

Men’s final – Netherlands 6 Germany1

Men’s bronze medal match – Ireland bt GB

Aug 30

Women’s 4x400m relay. Bronze – GB (Christine Ohuruogu, Annika Onuora, Eilidh Child, Seren Bundy-Davies)

Men’s 4x400m relay. Bronze – GB (Rabah Yousif, Delano Williams, Jarryd Dunn, Martyn Rooney)

Final medal table – Kenya (7-6-3) 16, Jamaica (7-2-3) 12, USA (6-6-6) 18, GB (4-1-2) 7

IndyCar series – Scott Dixon wins final race, worth double points, to beat Juan Pablo Montoya. Most Popular Driver posthumously awarded to Justin Wilson

World Rowing Championships start in France

Women’s hockey final – GB 2 Netherlands 2. GB win penalty shoot-out. Maddie Hinch saves three penalties

Paul Hunter Classic – Ali Carter

The Barclays – Jason Day. Brian Harman makes two holes-in-one in final round

Aug 31

Australia win Women’s Ashes by 10 points to 6

Reece Topley makes T20 debut for England against Australia in Cardiff

Eoin Morgan becomes England’s highest T20 run scorer

Victoria Pendleton finishes second riding Royal Etiquette on her competitive debut as a jockey in the Betfair Novice Flat Amateur Riders' Handicap at Ripon


Sep 1

Transfer deadline day –

De Gea transfer from Man Utd to Real Madrid falls through

Man Utd sign Anthony Martial from Monaco for £36 million. Most expensive teenager

Kevin De Brunye moves from Wolfsburg to Man City for £54 million

Sep 2

Durban to host 2022 Commonwealth Games

Wales rise to ninth in the Fifa world rankings, putting them one place ahead of England

Sep 3

US Open second round – Konta bt Muguruza

PGA Grand Slam of Golf is cancelled

Sep 4

Gareth Batty hat-trick for Surrey against Derbyshire

Sep 5

Rooney equals Charlton’s goal scoring record for England, against San Marino

Stokes dismissed for Obstructing the Field in second ODI at Lords

Third round – Fognini bt Nadal

Sep 6

Shane Watson retires from Test cricket

Burghley Horse Trials – Michael Jung riding La Biosthetique Sam

Italian GP – Hamilton, Vettel, Massa

All-Ireland Hurling Final – Kilkenny bt Galway

Sep 7

Fourth round – Anderson bt Murray, Kvitova bt Konta

Minor Counties final – Cumberland bt Oxfordshire

Sep 8

Millennium Stadium will be renamed the Principality Stadium in a 10-year sponsorship deal with the Cardiff-based building society

Kevin Pietersen signs to play for the Dolphins in the South African Ram Slam T20

Former referee Michaela Tabb reaches an agreement with World Snooker after sex discrimination claims she made against the game's governing body

Taylor101 in third ODI against Australia

Wayne Rooney breaks Bobby Charlton's all-time England goalscoring record with his 50th goal, in the Euro 2016 qualifier against Switzerland

San Marino score first away goal since 2001, against Lithuania

Sep 9

Sahu Kabba (Welling) becomes the first player to be charged by the FA under a new rule against feigning injury

Sep 10

Men’s doubles semi-final – Herbert and Mahut bt Dom Inglot and Lindstedt

Boris Becker says that Federer’s chip-and-charge return, known as SABR (Sneak Attack By Roger), is disrespectful

Sep 11

Semi finals – Pennetta bt Halep, Vinci bt Williams

Djokovic bt Cilic, Federer bt Wawrinka

Diamond League final in Brussels. Overall winners –

Men’s 100m – Justin Gatlin

Men’s 200m – Alonso Edward

Men’s 400m – Kirani James

Long Jump – Greg Rutherford

Women’s 100m – Shelly-Anne Fraser-Pryce

Women’s 200m – Allyson Felix

Women’s 400m – Francena McCorory (USA)

Mixed doubles final – Paes and Hingis bt Querry and Mattek-Sands

Mayweather defeats Andre Berto, and retires with a record of 49-0

World Rally Championship – Ogier

Sep 12

St Leger – Simple Verse (Andrea Atzeni), trained by Ralph Beckett. Bondi Beach passed the post second, but was awarded the race, then put back to runner-up following a hearing 11 days later. Simple Verse is the first horse to win a British Classic, be disqualified from victory, and then reinstated on appeal. Many bookmakers paid out on both horses

Naismith hat-trick for Everton against Chelsea

Final – Pennetta bt Vinci. Oldest first-time grand slam champion in the Open Era, aged 33. Second Italian woman to win a major, after Francesca Schiavone

Men’s doubles final – Herbert and Mahut bt Jamie Murray and Peers

World Triathlon Series (Women) – Gwen Jorgensen

Sep 13

Men’s final – Djokovic bt Federer

Women’s doubles final – Hingis and Mirza bt Shvedova and Dellacqua

Women’s wheelchair – Jordanne Whiley

Australia win ODI series 3-2. Man of the series – Mitchell Marsh

Ron Springett dies

Great North Run. Men’s – Farah. Women’s – Mary Keitany. 2nd Gemma Steel

Walker Cup (Royal Lytham & St Anne’s) – GB & Ireland 16 ½ USA 9 ½

Evian Championship – Lydia Ko. Aged 18, youngest winner of a major

Vuelta a Espana – Fabio Aru (Italy), riding for Astana

Tour of Britain – Edvald Boasson Hagen (Norway)

Scott Brash wins showjumping's biggest individual prize of €1 million by becoming the first rider to win the Rolex grand slam, riding Hello Sanctos. Grand Prix wins in Geneva, Aachen and Calgary

World Triathlon Series (Men) – Javier Gomez

Sep 14

Brian Close dies

Dallas Cowboys are the most valuable sports franchise in the world at a worth of $4 billion, according to Forbes magazine

Sep 15

Five teams from Spain in Champions League as Europa League winners (Sevilla) are included for the first time

Sep 16

International Olympic Committee announces the bidding cities for the 2024 Summer Olympics: Budapest, Hamburg, Los Angeles, Paris, and Rome

Sep 17

Alexander Rossi replaces Mehri at Marussia for rest of Formula 1 season

Sep 18

Of the 20 countries competing in the Rugby World Cup in 2011, there is only one change – Uruguay replacing Russia. This is the first World Cup since 1987 with no new teams

England bt Fiji in opening match of World Cup

Sep 19

Alison Lee picks up her ball after she thought a putt had been conceded by Suzann Pettersen in Solheim Cup

Royal London One-Day Cup final – Glos bt Surrey. Hat-trick for Dernbach

Japan 34 South Africa 32. Match played at Brighton. Winning try scored by Karne Hesketh. Ayumu Goromaru scored 24 points

Sep 20

Lizzie Armitstead wins silver and Alex Dowsett wins bronze in the trade team time trials at the Road Cycling World Championships in Virginia

Jason Day replaces Rory McIlroy as world number one after winning the BMW Championship

Shanghai Masters final – Kyren Wilson bt Trump

Singapore GP – Vettel, Ricciardo, Raikkonen

Vettel ends run of 23 pole positions for Mercedes. This was the only race in the season that Mercedes were not on pole position

Solheim Cup (Germany) USA 14 ½ Europe 13 ½

Davis Cup (Glasgow) GB 3 Australia 2. Andy Murray and Jamie Murray won doubles. Andy Murray beat Sam Groth in fourth match

All-Ireland Gaelic Football Final – Dublin bt Kerry

Sep 22

Lewandowski scores five goals in nine minutes for Bayern Munich against Wolfsburg

Eva Carneiro leaves Chelsea

Women’s time trial – Linda Villumsen (New Zealand)

Sep 23

Tyson Fury dresses as batman at a news conference with Wladimir Klitschko

Yogi Berra dies

Men’s time trial – Vasil Kiryienka (Belarus)

Sep 25

LV= County Championship – Yorkshire. Runners up – Middlesex

Relegated – Sussex and Worcestershire

Promoted – Surrey and Lancashire

Most runs – Ashwell Prince (Lancashire)

Most wickets – Chris Rushworth (Durham)

League Leader’s Shield – Leeds Rhinos

Sep 26

Cambridgeshire Handicap – Third Time Lucky

Leicester 2 Arsenal 5 (Sanchez 3). Leicester are the last team in the Premier League to lose their unbeaten record

George, Tusi and Ken Pisi become the first three brothers to play together at the Rugby World Cup, for Samoa

England 25 Wales 28. Winning try scored by Gareth Davies. Dan Biggar scored 23 points

Women’s road race – Lizzie Armitstead

Sep 27

BMX Supercross World Cup – Liam Phillips

Men’s road race – Peter Sagan

Japanese GP – Hamilton, Rosberg, Vettel

Ireland defeat Romania in front of a tournament record attendance of 89,267 at Wembley

FedEx Cup – Jordan Speith, winning $10 million

Berlin Marathon. Men – Eliud Kipchoge (Kenya). Women – Gladys Cherono (Kenya)

Frank Tyson dies

Sep 28

Skateboarding, surfing, baseball / softball, sport climbing, and karate recommended for inclusion in 2020 Olympics

Sep 29

PCA Player of the Year – Chris Rushworth (Durham)

Young Player of the Year – Tom Curran (Surrey)

Women’s Player of the Year – Anya Shrubsole

Sep 30

Wuhan Open third round – Konta bt Halep

Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup final – Sporting Kansas City bt Philadelphia Union

Speedway Elite League Grand Final – Poole Pirates bt Belle Vue Aces


Oct 2

Rugby League Writers’ Association Player of the Year – Adam Cuthbertson (Leeds)

PGA Tour Player of the Year – Speith

Oct 3

Newcastle 1 Man City 6 (Aguero 5)

England 13 Australia 33. Bernard Foley scored 23 points

England become the first host nation to be eliminated at World Cup in group stages

Wakefield bt Bradford in ‘Million Pound Game’ to remain in Super League

Speedway Grand Prix (World Championship) – Tai Woffinden

AFL Grand Final – Hawthorn bt West Coast Eagles

Oct 4

Dick Advocaat resigns as manager of Sunderland

Brendon Rodgers sacked as manager of Liverpool

Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe – Golden Horn (Frankie Dettori)

Women’s Super League 1 – Chelsea

Relegated – Bristol Academy

Promoted – Reading, Doncaster Rovers Belles (WSL 1 will increase to nine teams for the 2016 season)

NRL Grand Final – North Queensland Cowboys bt Brisbane Broncos

Rugby League Championship – Leigh Centurions

Oct 6

First red card in World Cup – Agustin Ormaechea (Uruguay), against Fiji

Oct 7

Bryan Habana equals Jonah Lomu’s record of 15 tries in World Cup

Steve Prescott Man of Steel – Zak Hardaker (Leeds)

Oct 8

Fifa provisionally suspends president Sepp Blatter, secretary general Jerome Valcke and Uefa chief Michel Platini for 90 days

Ivo Karlovic becomes the all-time leader in aces as he passes compatriot Goran Ivanisevic's record of 10,237

Jurgen Klopp appointed as manager of Liverpool

Northern Ireland beat Greece to qualify for Euro 2016

Oct 9

Sam Allerdyce appointed as manager of Sunderland

League of Ireland – Dundalk


Scotland qualify for quarter-finals with 36-33 win over Samoa. Greig Laidlaw scores 26 points

Super League Grand Final – Leeds bt Wigan. Harry Sunderland Trophy – Danny McGuire

Kevin Sinfield is switching codes to join union side Yorkshire Carnegie

Jamie Peacock retires

Wales qualify for Euro 2016, their first major finals since 1958

Women’s Ironman World Championships (Hawaii). 2nd Rachel Joyce

Cesarewitch – Grumeti

Oct 11

Final tables –

Pool A – Australia, Wales, England, Fiji, Uruguay

Pool B – South Africa, Scotland, Japan, Samoa, USA

Pool C – New Zealand, Argentina, Georgia, Tonga, Namibia

Pool D – Ireland, France, Italy, Romania, Canada

Seven teams are coached by New Zealanders

Russian GP – Hamilton, Vettel, Perez

Mercedes win constructor’s championship

British Masters – Matthew Fitzpatrick

World Grand Prix final (Dublin) – Robert Thornton (Scotland) bt Van Gerwen

Serbian-born Austrian darts player Mensur Suljovic reached the semi-finals

British Touring Car Championship – Gordon Sheddon

Winmau World Masters – Glen Durrant

Oct 12

England beat Lithuania in final qualifying match for Euro 2016. England won all 10 matches

Oct 13

Paul O’Connell retires after suffering hamstring injury against France

Younus Khan passes Javed Miandad's mark of 8,832 runs to become Pakistan's leading Test run scorer

Oct 14

Adil Rashid records the worst figures by a debutant in Test history, 0-163 against Pakistan

WNBA finals – Minnesota Lynx bt Indiana Fever

Oct 16

Cook breaks Len Hutton's record for the longest English test innings ever, batting for 836 minutes

Oct 17

First Test (Abu Dhabi) Pakistan 523-8 (Malik 245, Shafiq 107) and 173 (Rashid 5-64) England 598-9 (Cook 263) and 74-4

Howard Kendall dies

Sterling hat-trick for Man City against Bournemouth

Champion Stakes – Fascinating Rock

QEII Stakes – Solow

Women’s World Duathlon Championships (Australia) – Emma Pallant

Quarter finals – South Africa bt Wales, New Zealand bt France

Oct 18

Glasgow City win their ninth consecutive Scottish Women's Premier League title

Laura Trott and Katie Archibald each win three gold medals at European Track Cycling Championships in Switzerland

Weber Cup (Barnsley Metrodome) – Europe bt USA

Quarter finals – Argentina bt Ireland

Australia 35 Scotland 34. Bernard Foley kicks the winning penalty which was incorrectly awarded by referee Craig Joubert

Newcastle 6 (Wijnaldum 4) Norwich 2

British Superbike Championship – Josh Brookes (Australia)

Oct 20

Royal Portrush Golf Club will host the 2019 Open Championship

Oct 21

IPC Athletics World Championships start in Doha

Oct 23

Jolyon Palmer to drive for Lotus next season

Oct 24

Semi-final – New Zealand bt South Africa

Afghanistan win ODI series against Zimbabwe

Ayew brothers both score in match between Aston Villa (Jordan) and Swansea (Andre)

Oct 25

Rossi disqualified from Malaysian GP for kicking Marquez off his bike

Semi-final – Australia bt Argentina. Hat-trick for Adam Ashley-Cooper

US Grand Prix – Hamilton, Rosberg, Vettel

Hamilton wins third world championship and becomes the first Briton to win back-to-back championships

Kane hat-trick for Spurs against Bournemouth

Tim Sherwood sacked by Aston Villa


Second Test (Dubai) Pakistan 378 (Misbah 102) and 354-6 (Younus 118) England 242 and 312. Pakistan won by 178 runs

World Billiards Championship – Dave Causier

Oct 27

World Gymnastics Championships (SSE Hydro, Glasgow) –

Women’s team – USA. Bronze – GB

Capitol One Cup – Sheffield Wednesday bt Arsenal

Oct 28

Men’s team – Japan. Silver – GB

Capitol One Cup – Middlesbrough bt Man Utd

Oct 29

Women’s all-around – Simone Biles. Third successive win

Fred Evans given a two-year suspended jail sentence for hitting a friend

Oct 30

Men’s all-around – Uchimara. Sixth win

Bronze medal match (Olympic Stadium) – South Africa bt Argentina

Lawyers acting on behalf of Eva Carneiro serve notice of a claim of constructive dismissal against Chelsea

Oct 31

Floor. Silver – Max Whitlock

Pommel horse – Max Whitlock. Bronze – Louis Smith

Four-way tie for gold medal in women’s uneven bars

World Cup final (Twickenham) – New Zealand 34 Australia 17

Man-of-the-match – Dan Carter. Captain – Richie McCaw

Referee – Nigel Owens

Sonny Bill Williams gives his Rugby World Cup winner medal to a young boy who was "smoked" in a tackle from a security guard after running on the field

Leading try scorer – Julian Savea (New Zealand) 8

Leading points scorer – Nicolas Sanchez (Argentina) 97


Nov 1

Mexican GP (Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez) – Rosberg, Hamilton, Bottas

World Series – Kansas City Royals 4 New York Mets 1. MVP – Salvador Perez

Breeder’s Cup Classic – American Pharoah (Victor Espinoza). First horse to win horse racing's Grand Slam – the traditional Triple Crown (Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes, and Belmont Stakes) plus the Breeder's Cup Classic

World Rugby player of the year – Dan Carter

Team – New Zealand

Coach – Michael Cheika (Australia)

Everton 6 (Kone 3) Sunderland 2

FA WSL Continental Cup final – Arsenal bt Notts County

WTA Championships final (Singapore) – Radwanska bt Kvitova

European Darts Championship final (Belgium) – Van Gerwen bt Anderson

Superbike World Championship – Jonathan Rea (Northern Ireland), riding a Kawasaki

Nov 2

Remi Garde appointed as manager of Aston Villa

Nov 3

Prince of Penzance wins the Melbourne Cup becoming the first 100-1 winner since World War II. Michelle Payne becomes the first female jockey to ride the winning horse

Tom Graveney dies

Nov 4

Susie Wolff retires from motorsport

Nov 5

Third Test (Sharjah) Pakistan 234 and 355 (Hafeez 151) England 306 and 156. Pakistan won by 127 runs. Pakistan win series 2-0

Sam Burgess leaves rugby union to rejoin Australian league side South Sydney Rabbitohs

Nov 6

Sunday Times and Sky Sports Sportswomen of the Year – Jessica Ennis-Hill

Young Sportswoman of the Year – Dina Asher-Smith

Nov 7

Champion jockey – Silvestre de Sousa

Champion apprentice jockey – Tom Marquand

Champion trainer – John Gosden

Nov 8

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

Constructors’ champion – Yamaha

Moto2 – Johann Zarco (France)

Moto3 – Danny Kent, who is Great Britain's first Grand Prix motorcycle world champion since Barry Sheene in 1977

WGC-HSBC Champions tournament (Shanghai) – Russell Knox (Scotland)

Nov 9

David Moyes sacked as manager of Real Sociedad

Nov 10

Pat Eddery dies

Cartier racehorse of the year – Golden Horn

Lamine Diack resigns as president of the International Athletics Foundation (IAF). He is under investigation in France on suspicion of corruption and money-laundering

Nov 11

Stuart Lancaster leaves job as England rugby union coach

Hafeez 102 for Pakistan in first ODI

Nov 12

Ex-Ipswich and Sunderland goalkeeper Marton Fulop dies

Nov 13

Hales 109 in second ODI

Spain bt England. Match played in Alicante

Russia suspended by IAAF over doping allegations

Nov 14

Paddy Power Gold Cup – Annacotty

Nov 15

Fed Cup final – Czech Republic bt Russia

Paul Lambert replaces Gary Bowyer as manager of Blackburn

Champion of Champions final – Robertson bt Allen

Grand Slam of Darts final – Van Gerwen bt Taylor

Brazilian GP – Rosberg, Hamilton, Vettel

Holly Holm defeats Ronda Rousey in a women's bantamweight title match at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne, at UFC 193

Nov 16

Euro 2016 play-off – Ireland bt Bosnia Herzegovina

Nov 17

Mitchell Johnson retires from international cricket

New Zealand 624 (Taylor 290) against Australia. Highest Test score by any visiting batsman on Australian soil

Dele Alli scores on his full England debut against France. Fans unite to sing La Marseillaise

Jonah Lomu dies, aged 40

NASCAR Sprint Cup – Kyle Busch. He missed the first 11 races of the season with a broken leg and foot

Nov 19

Bell dropped for tour of South Africa

National League MVP – Bryce Harper (Washington Nationals). American League MVP – Josh Donaldson (Toronto Blue Jays)

Nov 20

England 355-5 in fourth ODI. Buttler 116 including eight sixes. Fastest ODI for England (46 balls). England win series 3-1

Eddie Jones is named as England's first foreign head coach, leaving his role as head coach of South African franchise the Stormers – who he only joined in September after leading Japan in the World Cup

Barclays ATP World Tour finals –

Group Stan Smith – Federer, Djokovic, Nishikori, Berdych

Group Ilie Nastase – Nadal, Wawrinka, Murray, Ferrer

Nov 21

Peter Dimmock dies

Anthony Crolla beats Darleys Perez to win the WBA lightweight title

Nov 22

Final – Djokovic bt Federer

Men’s doubles final – Rojer and Tecau bt Bopanna and Mergea

Race to Dubai – McIlroy

Men’s World Squash Championship final (Washington) – Gaultier (France) bt Mosaad (Egypt)

Nov 24

UK Snooker Championship first round – Adam Duffy bt Ding Junhui

Golden State Warriors set a record of 16 games for the longest unbeaten start to the NBA season

Nov 25

First NFL match to be played at Twickenham will feature St Louis Rams

Nov 26

Mandatory coin toss is to be scrapped in the County Championship next season. The visiting captain will be offered the opportunity of bowling first. If he declines, the toss will take place as normal. But if he accepts, there will be no toss

Seb Coe severs ties with Nike

Nov 27

Davis Cup (Flanders Expo, Ghent) –

David Goffin bt Kyle Edmund; Andy Murray bt Ruben Bemelmans

Philadelphia 76ers lose 27th successive game in NBA. The longest run of defeats across all the country's major professional sports

World Athletes of the Year – Ashton Eaton and Genzebe Dibaba

William Hill Sports Book of the Year – ‘The Game of Our Lives: The Meaning and Making of English Football’ – David Goldblatt

Nov 28

Jamie Murray and Andy Murray bt David Goffin and Steve Darcis

Hennessey Gold Cup – Smad Place

Gerry Byrne dies

Jamie Vardy scores in eleventh successive Premier League game, beating the record of Ruud van Nistelrooy

Tyson Fury beats Wladimir Klitschko in Dusseldorf to become WBA, IBF and WBO champion

Giles Scott wins third Finn World Championship title

European Curling Championships (Denmark) –

Men's team – Sweden

Women's team – Russia

Nov 29

Andy Murray bt David Goffin

GB won 3-1. Tenth title for GB, first since 1936

Murray joins John McEnroe and Mats Wilander as the only men to have an 8-0 singles record in a Davis Cup year, and with the doubles he is only the fourth man to win 11 rubbers in a single year

Abu Dhabi GP – Rosberg, Hamilton, Raikkonen

Rosberg on pole position for sixth successive race

Final standings – 1st Hamilton 381 points, 2nd Rosberg 322 points, 3rd Vettel

Constructors – 1st Mercedes 703 points, 2nd Ferrari 428 points, 3rd Williams

Race winners – Hamilton 10, Rosberg 6, Vettel 3

Pole positions – Hamilton 11, Rosberg 7, Vettel 1

Players Championship final – Van Gerwen bt Adrian Lewis

Grey Cup – Edmonton Eskimos bt Ottawa Redblacks

Japan Cup – Shonan Pandora

Nov 30

Kobe Bryant to retire at end of the season

Australia beat New Zealand in Adelaide day-night Test. Played with a pink ball

Mitchell Starc bowls fastest ever ball recorded in a Test, 160.4 kph

England beat Pakistan in T20 super over bowled by Chris Jordan. England win series 3-0

SPOTY contenders announced – Lizzie Armitstead, Lucy Bronze, Jessica Ennis-Hill, Mo Farah, Chris Froome, Tyson Fury, Lewis Hamilton, Andy Murray, Adam Peaty, Greg Rutherford, Kevin Sinfield, Max Whitlock


Dec 1

Thailand's Thepchaiya Un-Nooh fails to pot final black for a 147 against Robertson at UK Championship

Philadelphia 76ers beat the Los Angeles Lakers, after setting a league record 28 consecutive losses

Dec 2

Leeds United set to raise the price of adult tickets in the South Stand by £5, but a "meal deal" voucher will be included in the price. Known as the "pie tax"

Gary Neville appointed as head coach of Valencia

League Cup quarter-final – Southampton 1 Liverpool 6 (Origi 3)

Japan Warriors join the International Premier Tennis League

Dec 4

Women’s Big Bash league begins

Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of the Year award – Byeong-Hun An

Dec 5

Swansea 0 Leicester 3 (Mahrez 3). Vardy fails to score

Semi-finals – Liang Wenbo bt David Grace, Robertson bt Selby

Dec 6

UK Championship final – Robertson bt Liang Wenbo

147 break by Robertson

FA women’s player of the year – Lucy Bronze

2016 British Figure Skating Championships. Men – Phillip Harris. Women – Danielle Harrison

Hero World Challenge – Bubba Watson

MLS Cup – Portland Timbers bt Columbus Crew SC

Dec 7

Wales Sports Person of the Year – Dan Biggar

South Africa score 143 in 143.1 overs against India. Jadeja bowls 33 maidens

Dec 8

New Rising Pune and Intex Rajkot to play in IPL for the next two years

Man Utd eliminated from Champions League after losing to Wolfsberg

Alan Hodgkinson dies

WTA Tour Player of the Year – Serena Williams

Dec 9

Gary Monk sacked as manager of Swansea

Toby Faletau to move from Newport Gwent Dragons to Bath at end of the season

Giroud hat-trick for Arsenal against Olympiakos


Lamela hat-trick for Spurs against Monaco

Women’s Varsity Match held at Twickenham for the first time. Won by Cambridge

Oxford win men’s Varsity Match

Mosconi Cup (Las Vegas) – Team Europe bt Team USA

Dec 11

Adam Voges and Shaun March put on 449 for Australia against West Indies, a record fourth wicket stand in Test cricket

BBC African Footballer of the Year – Yaya Toure

Marcu Fu 147 at Gibraltar Open

Dec 12

Euro 2016 draw –

Group B – England, Russia, Wales, Slovakia

Group C – Germany, Ukraine, Poland, Northern Ireland

Group E – Belgium, Italy, Republic of Ireland, Sweden

England will play Wales in Lens on 16 June

Ram Slam T20 Challenge final (Newlands, Cape Town) – Titans bt Dolphins

Conor McGregor (Ireland) knocks out Jose Aldo after just 13 seconds at UFC 194 to win the featherweight title in Las Vegas

Anthony Joshua knocks out Dillian Whyte to win the British heavyweight title

Golden State Warriors winning streak to start a season ends at 24 games as they are beaten by the Milwaukee Bucks. The loss also ends their 28-game winning streak


Chris and Gabby Adcock become the first British players to win a title at the year-end World Superseries badminton finals

Britain tops the medal table at the European Cross Country Championships for a 13th consecutive year as every team member wins a medal in France. Jonathan Davies wins gold in the men's under-23 race

Dec 14

Rome to host Ryder Cup in 2022

Dec 16

Abby Wambach retires. Scored 184 goals in 255 appearances for USA

Club World Cup semi-final – River Plate 1 Sanfrecce Hiroshima 0

Jonas Bjorkman not retained on coaching staff by Andy Murray

Dec 17

Jose Mourinho sacked as manager of Chelsea

Club World Cup semi-final – Barcelona 3 (Suarez 3) Gungzhou Evergrande 0

International Tennis Federation World Champions – Djokovic and Serena Williams

Dec 18

Women’s World Squash Championship in Kuala Lumpur postponed due to financial issues

Dec 19

Jimmy Hill dies

Guus Hiddink appointed as interim manager of Chelsea

Middlesbrough end Brighton’s unbeaten record of 21 games from the start of the season

Steve Borthwick and Paul Gustard appointed as assistant coaches of England

Carlisle play Notts County in Preston following flooding in Carlisle

Dec 20

Club World Cup final (Yokohama) – Barcelona 3 River Plate 0

Final ranking – Barcelona, River Plate, Sanfrecce Hiroshima, Guangzhou Evergrande, America, TP Mazembe, Auckland City

International Premier Tennis League final – Singapore Slammers bt Indian Aces

BBC Sports Personality of the Year (SSE Arena, Belfast) 1st Murray, 2nd Sinfield, 3rd Ennis-Hill

Overseas Personality – Dan Carter

Coach – Michael O’Neill

Team – GB Davis Cup

Young Personality – Ellie Downie

Lifetime Achievement Award – Tony McCoy

Helen Rollason award – Bailey Matthews, aged 8

Unsung hero – Damien Lindsay

Gary Lineker cuts his hand on SPOTY trophy

Dec 21

Fifa's ethics committee issues an eight-year ban on President Sepp Blatter and Uefa President Michel Platini from any football-related activity for a £1.3 million payment to Platini that Blatter approved

Dec 23

Don Howe dies

International Cricket Council awards –

Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy for ICC cricketer of the year – Steve Smith

Test cricketer of the year – Steve Smith

ODI cricketer of the year – AB De Villiers

Women's ODI cricketer of the year – Meg Lanning

Emerging cricketer of the year – Josh Hazlewood

Umpire of the Year – Richard Kettleborough, who wins the David Shepherd Trophy for a third consecutive year

Dec 26

King George VI Chase – Cue Card

Lizzie Kelly becomes the first female jockey to win a Grade One jumps race in Britain after guiding Tea For Two to victory in the Kauto Star Novice Chase at Kempton

Welsh Grand National postponed

Dec 27

Ed Balls named as chairman of Norwich City

Harlequins 39 Gloucester 39

Carolina Panthers lose their only game of the regular season, to Atlanta Falcons

Dec 28

Guptill 50 off 17 balls in ODI for New Zealand against Sri Lanka

Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race – Comanche

Dec 29

Pavel Srnicek dies

Laura Massaro becomes world number one for the first time

PDC Third round – Van Barneveld bt Van Gerwen

Dec 30

First Test (Durban) England 303 and 326 (Piedt 5-153) South Africa 214 (Elgar 118 n.o.) and 174. England won by 241 runs

Third round – Klaasen bt Taylor

Dec 31

New Years Honours –

Knighthood – AP McCoy

Dame – Heather Rabbatts

CBE – Denis Law, Francis Lee, John Surtees

OBE – Sue Barker, Ronnie O'Sullivan, Chris Froome, Chrissie Wellington

MBE – Carl Frampton, Mark Cueto, Tracey Neville, Jacqui Oatley, Steph Houghton, Fara Williams