Sport and Leisure/Sport 2016

From Quiz Revision Notes


Jan 1

European Capital of Sport – Prague

Jan 2

Sussex cricketer Matthew Hobden dies

Jan 3

Ben Stokes hits the fastest double century for England, the second fastest in history. He reached 200 in 163 balls to beat Ian Botham's 220-ball record. Jonny Bairstow struck his maiden Test century and shared in a stand of 399, a sixth-wicket world record

Stokes and Bairstow added 196 in the morning session

PDC final – Anderson bt Lewis 7-5

Jan 4

Zinedene Zidane replaces Rafa Benitez as manager of Real Madrid

Richard Johnson records 3,000th career win

Jan 5

BDO first round – Jeff Smith (Canada) bt Martin Adams

Chris Gayle fined £4,900 after he asked a TV reporter for a date in a live interview during a Big Bash League match

England Player of the Year – Wayne Rooney

England U21 Player of the Year – Jack Butland

Jan 6

Christy O'Connor Jnr dies

Second Test (Cape Town) England 629-6 (Stokes 258, Bairstow 150) and 159-6 South Africa 627-7 (Amla 201, Bavuma 102)

Temba Bavuma is first black South African to score a Test century

Stuart Broad is fined 30% of his match fee after telling umpire Aleem Dar to "just get on with the game"

Hashim Alma resigns as South African captain

Nick Kyrgios beats Murray for the first time, in the Hopman Cup

Four Hills Tournament – Peter Prevc (Slovenia)

Jan 7

Caretaker manager Alan Curtis to remain in charge of Swansea City until the end of the season

Jan 8

Borussia Dortmund and Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang beats Yaya Toure to be named the CAF African Player of the Year for 2015

Jan 9

BDO women’s final – Trina Gulliver bt Deta Hedman to win her 10th title

Jan 10

Hopman Cup final – Australia Green (Kyrgios and Gavrilova) bt Ukraine

Murray and Watson represented GB in Hopman Cup

FA Cup third round – Oxford Utd bt Swansea

Colin Munro hits the second-fastest Twenty20 international half-century, off only 14 balls, for New Zealand against Sri Lanka

Masters first round – Allen bt Murphy

Murphy forfeited a frame after failing to hit the reds with three successive shots when not snookered

BDO final – Scott Waites bt Jeff Smith 7-1

Jan 11

Tournament of Champions – Jordan Speith

Ballon d'Or – Lionel Messi 2nd Cristiano Ronaldo 3rd Neymar

Women's world player – Carli Lloyd

Men’s football coach – Luis Enrique

Women’s football coach – Jill Ellis (USA)

Puskas goal award – Wendell Lira (Brazil). David Ball was nominated for his goal for Fleetwood against Preston

Jan 12

Jonjo Shelvey moves from Swansea to Newcastle

Jan 13

Fifa sacks general secretary Jerome Valcke

St Louis Rams to move to Los Angeles

Defoe hat-trick for Sunderland against Swansea

Jan 16

Third Test (Johannesburg) South Africa 313 and 83 (Broad 6-17) England 323 (Root 110, Rabada 5-78) and 74-3. England won by seven wickets

Broad took 5-1 in 31 balls

In South Africa’s first innings all players made double figures, but no one scored 50; the first time this has happened in Test cricket

Stuart Broad becomes the first England player since Steve Harmison in 2004 to top the International Cricket Council's Test bowling rankings

David Haye beats Mark de Mori in comeback fight

Charlie Austin moves from QPR to Southampton

Jan 17

BBL Cup final – Newcastle Eagles bt Leicester Riders

Victoria Pendleton completes first point-to-point race as jockey

EurAsia Cup (Kuala Lumpur) – Europe bt Asia

Abu Dhabi Golf Championship – Rickie Fowler

Martin Guptill and Kane Williamson break the record for the highest stand in Twenty20 international cricket, with 171 for New Zealand against Pakistan

Masters final – O’Sullivan bt Hawkins 10-1. Sixth Masters title, equaling Stephen Hendry’s record

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

Jan 18

Chris Gayle equals T20 record with 50 off 12 balls for Melbourne Renegades in Big Bash League

Mohammed Amir plays for Pakistan after a five-year ban for spot-fixing

Jan 19

Australian Open first round – Konta bt Venus Williams, Verdasco bt Nadal

Francesco Guidolan appointed as head coach of Swansea City

Jan 21

Women’s World Indoor Bowls Championship final – Ellen Falkner bt Rebecca Field

Tennis commentator Gerald Williams dies

Hereford racecourse to re-open

Jan 23

Jack Bannister dies

Shiv Chanderpaul retires from international cricket

Norwich 4 Liverpool 5

Jan 24

Women’s Big Bash League final – Sydney Thunder bt Sydney Sixers

Big Bash League final – Melbourne Stars 176-9 (Pietersen 74) Sydney Thunder 181-7 (Khawaja 70)

Men’s World Indoor Bowls Championship final – Nick Brett bt Robert Paxton

Stephen Gostkowski misses an extra point for New England Patriots, after 523 consecutive successes

Lindsey Vonn sets a new record for women's World Cup downhill victories with her 37th win

Irish Champion Hurdle – Faugheen

Jan 25

Adidas to end IAAF sponsorship deal

Andros Townsend moves from Spurs to Newcastle

Jan 26

Fourth Test (Centurion) South Africa 475 (Cook 115, Amla 109, de Kock 129) and 248-5 England 342 (Rabada 7-112) and 101(Rabada 6-32). South Africa won by 280 runs. England win series 2-1

Capital One Cup semi-final – Liverpool bt Stoke

Jan 27

Capital One Cup semi-final – Man City bt Everton

Jan 28

Semi-finals – Kerber bt Konta, Williams bt Radwanska

Johanna Konta is first British woman to reach semi-final of a Grand Slam since Jo Durie in US Open in 1983

Semi-final – Djokovic bt Federer

Jan 29

Women’s doubles final – Hingis and Mirza bt Hlavackova and Hradecka

Semi-final – Murray bt Raonic

Jan 30

Women’s final – Kerber bt Williams

Men’s doubles final – Jamie Murray and Soares bt Nestor and Stepanek

Men’s wheelchair – Gordon Reid

Dakar Rally (Buenos Aires to Rosario, via Bolivia) –

Cars – Stephane Peterhansel, driving a Peugeot

Bikes – Toby Price (Australia)

Netball Superleague Super Saturday at Genting Arena, Birmingham

Jan 31

Final – Djokovic bt Murray. Sixth Australian title for Djokovic. Fifth time that Murray has lost in the final

Mixed doubles final – Soares and Vesnina bt Tecau and Vandeweghe

Shane Watson 124 in T20 international for Australia against India

Great Ocean Road Race – Peter Kennaugh

Bike at cyclo-cross world championships is allegedly found to contain a motor

Scottish League Cup semi-final – Ross County bt Celtic


Feb 1

Pep Guardiola to replace Manuel Pellegrini as manager of Man City at the end of the season

Kevin Magnusson to replace Pastor Maldonado at Renault

Transfer deadline day –

Most expensive UK signing – Giannelli Imbula (Porto to Stoke) £18.3 million

Feb 3

First ODI – England 399-9 (Buttler 105) South Africa 250-5 (De Kock 130). England won on D/L method

Wayne Bennett appointed as coach of England rugby league team

Feb 6

Fed Cup play-off – Belgium bt GB (Watson and Swan)

Second ODI – South Africa 262-7 England 263-5 (Hales 99)

Feb 7

Six Nations captains – Dylan Hartley, Sam Warburton, Rory Best, Grieg Laidlaw, Guilhem Guirado, Sergio Parisse

Six Nations coaches – Eddie Jones, Warren Gatland, Joe Schmidt, Vern Cotter, Guy Noves, Jacques Brunel

Ireland 16 Wales 16. First draw between the two sides in Dublin since 1974

Super Bowl 50 (Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara) – Denver Broncos 24 Carolina Panthers 10. MVP – Von Miller

Peyton Manning retires after fourth Super Bowl appearance

Half-time entertainment – Coldplay and Beyonce

Super Bowl LI is scheduled to be held at NRG Stadium in Houston

NFL MVP – Cam Newton (Carolina Panthers)

Dubai Desert Classic – Danny Willett

German Open final – Martin Gould bt Luca Brecel

Hennessy Cognac Irish Gold Cup – Carlingford Lough

Feb 9

Third ODI – England 318-8 (Root 125) South Africa 319-3 (De Kock 135, Amla 127)

Paul O’Connell retires from all forms of rugby union

Feb 10

Nestle to end IAAF sponsorship deal

Liverpool scrap plans for £77 ticket following walk-out by fans at game against Sunderland

Adam Johnson admits child sex charges and is sacked by Sunderland

Feb 11

Kyren Wilson and Anthony Hamilton make history by scoring six consecutive centuries in a snooker match, at the China Open qualifiers in Barnsley

Feb 12

Fourth ODI – England 262 (Root 109) South Africa 266-9

Tour of Qatar – Cavendish

Jerome Valcke banned from all football-related activity for 12 years

Feb 14

Fifth ODI – England 236 (Hales 112) South Africa 237-5 (De Villiers 101) South Africa win series 3-2

Under-19 World Cup final (Bangladesh) West Indies bt India

Aston Villa 0 Liverpool 6

Jonathan Joseph hat-trick for England against Italy

Feb 15

Snooker Shoot-Out – Robin Hull

Walter McGowan dies

Feb 16

South Stand at Old Trafford to be renamed in honour of Bobby Charlton

Ronnie O'Sullivan turns down the chance of a 147 break at the Welsh Open because the £10,000 prize is not enough

Feb 17

Ding 147 against Robertson

Feb 19

World Club Challenge game 1 – Sydney Roosters bt St Helens

First T20 – England 134-8 South Africa 135-7. Chris Morris hit two off the last ball as bowler Reece Topley failed to collect Joe Root's throw

Feb 20

World Club Challenge game 2 – Brisbane Broncos bt Wigan Warriors

Brendan McCullum hits fastest Test century, off 54 balls, in his final Test match, against Australia

Kate Richardson-Walsh breaks England hockey caps record, winning her 356th cap

Feb 21

World Club Challenge game 3 – Leeds Rhinos 4 North Queensland Cowboys 38

Man of the match – Jonathan Thurston

Mitch Garbett (Leeds) is sent off

Welsh Open final – O’Sullivan bt Robertson

Second T20 – England 171 South Africa 172-1. De Villiers 71 off 29 balls. South Africa win series 2-0

Denny Hamlin wins Daytona 500 by 11 one-thousandths of a second, the closest in the history of the race

Feb 22

Golden State Warriors eclipse a record set by Michael Jordan's Chicago Bulls as they became the fastest side in NBA history to 50 wins

Feb 24

Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini lose Fifa appeals but their suspensions are reduced from eight to six years

Feb 26

Steph Curry (Golden State Warriors) becomes the first player in NBA history to score a three-point shot in 128 consecutive games

Gianni Infantino from Switzerland is elected Fifa president

Stuart Pearce signs a one-match deal with Longford AFC, a team dubbed 'The worst in Great Britain', in order to support the grass roots game

Super Rugby expanded to 18 teams with addition of the Jaguares from Argentina and the Sunwolves from Japan

Feb 27

Carl Frampton bt Scott Quigg at Manchester Arena in IBF and WBA super-bantamweight title fight

BBL Trophy final –Leicester Riders bt Newcastle Eagles

Feb 28

Capital One Cup final – Man City 1 (Fernandinho) Liverpool 1 (Coutinho). Man City won 3-1 on penalties. Willy Cabellero saved three penalties

Marcus Rashford, aged 18, scores twice for Man Utd against Arsenal

Feb 29

Fahrad Moshari buys 49.9% stake in Everton


Mar 2

Victoria Pendleton wins her first race as an amateur jockey on Pacha Du Polder at Wincanton

Galatasaray suspended from European competition for a year for breaching financial fair play rules

World Track Cycling Championships start at Lee Valley VeloPark

Mar 3

Scratch race – Trott

Championship League Snooker final – Trump bt O’Sullivan

Martin Crowe dies

Mar 4

Points race – Jon Dibben

Mar 5

Sprint – Jason Kenny

Alan Shearer’s team beats Robbie Savage’s team in a 57-hour five-a-side game for Sport Relief

Mar 6

Omnium – Trott

Madison – Wiggins and Cavendish

Davis Cup (Birmingham) – GB 3 Japan 1. Murray bt Nishikori in fourth match

EIHL Challenge Cup final – Nottingham Panthers bt Cardiff Devils

Monterey Open – Heather Watson

Doral WGC – Adam Scott

UK Open darts final – Van Gerwen bt Wright

Mar 7

Sharapova fails drugs test for meldonium

All-England badminton finals (Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham). Men’s – Lin Dan (China). Women’s – Nozomi Okuhara (Japan)

Mar 9

Oman bt Ireland in T20

SheBelieves Cup – 1st USA, 2nd Germany, 3rd France, 4th England. Women’s football tournament held in USA

Mar 11

Rafa Benitez replaces Steve McClaren as manager of Newcastle

Premier League clubs to cap away ticket prices at £30

Mar 12

Scotland bt Hong Kong. First ever win in a major cricket tournament

South Africa's Wayde van Niekerk becomes the first athlete to run under 10 seconds for the 100m, 20 seconds for the 200m and 44 seconds for 400m

Anthony Watson scores England’s only try against Wales

London Irish and Saracens play first ever Aviva Premiership match abroad, at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, New Jersey

Mar 13

Paris-Nice – Geraint Thomas

FA Cup quarter-final – Watford bt Arsenal

England win Six Nations after Scotland beat France for first time in 10 years

Scottish League Cup final – Ross County bt Hibernian

World Grand Prix final – Murphy bt Bingham

ICC World Twenty20 final group tables –

Group A – Bangladesh, Oman, Netherlands, Ireland

Group B – Afghanistan, Zimbabwe, Scotland, Hong Kong

Paris St Germain win Ligue 1 with eight games to spare

Mar 15

Champion Hurdle – Annie Power (Ruby Walsh), trained by Willie Mullins. 2nd My Tent Or Yours 3rd Nichols Canyon

India bowled out for 79 by New Zealand in opening match of World Twenty20 Super 10s

Mar 16

Queen Mother Champion Chase – Sprinter Sacre

West Indies bt England. Gayle 100, including 11 sixes

Barcelona bt Arsenal

PGA Grand Slam of Golf to be discontinued

Mar 17

World Hurdle – Thistlecrack

Europa League – Liverpool bt Man Utd, Borussia Dortmund bt Spurs

World Indoor Athletics Championships start in Portland, Oregon

Mar 18

Gold Cup – Don Cossack (Bryan Cooper), trained by Gordon Elliott. 2nd Djakadam 3rd Don Poli

Foxhunter Chase – On The Fringe (Nina Carberry). 5th Pacha Du Polder (Victoria Pendleton)

Leading jockey – Ruby Walsh

Leading trainer – Willie Mullins

Women’s Six Nations – France

Mar 19

Women’s 60m hurdles. Bronze – Tiffany Porter

Women’s long jump. Bronze – Lorraine Ugen

England beat France to win first grand slam since 2003

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

Leading try scorer – George North (4)

Leading points scorer – Owen Farrell (69)

Player of the Tournament – Stuart Hogg

Ben Swift finishes second in Milan-San Remo race

New qualifying format in Formula 1, which sees drivers eliminated every 90 seconds through three sessions of qualifying, comes in for criticism

Champion County Match (Abu Dhabi) – MCC bt Yorkshire. Gary Ballance 105 for Yorkshire

Mar 20

Women’s high jump won by Vashti Cunningham, the daughter of NFL star Randall Cunningham

High jump. Silver – Robbie Grabarz

Great Britain fails to win a gold medal at the World Indoor Championships for only the second time since 1997

Formula 1 teams –

Mercedes – Hamilton, Rosberg

Red Bull – Ricciardo, Kvyat

Ferrari – Vettel, Raikkonen

McLaren – Alonso, Button

Williams – Massa, Bottas

Force India – Perez, Hulkenberg

Sauber – Ericsson, Nasr

Toro Rosso – Sainz, Verstappen

Renault – Magnussen, Jolyon Palmer

Haas F1 – Grosjean, Gutierrez

Manor – Pascal Wehrlein (Germany), Rio Haryanto (Indonesia)

Australian GP – Rosberg, Hamilton, Vettel. 6th Grosjean – debut points for Haas F1

Alonso survives 180mph crash

Tim Howard to move from Everton to Colorado Rapids

Mar 23

India bt Bangladesh by 1 run after Bangladesh lose three wickets off last three balls

Alpine Ski World Cup –

Men’s overall – Marcel Hirscher

Men’s downhill – Peter Fill (Italy)

Women’s overall – Lara Gut (Switzerland)

Women’s downhill – Lindsey Vonn

Men’s Ski Jumping World Cup – Peter Prevc (Slovenia)

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

Elite League ice hockey champions – Sheffield Steelers

Mar 24

Johan Cruyff dies

Mar 26

World Half Marathon (Cardiff) – Geoffrey Kamworor (Kenya). 3rd Mo Farah

Dubai World Cup – California Chrome (Victor Espinoza)

Germany 2 England 3 (Vardy, Kane, Dier). Danny Rose makes England debut

British middleweight title – Chris Eubank bt Nick Blackwell, who is put in an induced coma after the fight

Mar 27

Players’ Championship final – Allen bt Walden

Afghanistan bt West Indies

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

Boat race – Cambridge. Women’s race won by Oxford

WGC-Dell Match Play final – Day bt Oosthuizen

Mar 28

Final Super10 tables –

Group 1 – West Indies, England, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan

Group 2 – New Zealand, India, Australia, Pakistan, Bangladesh

Harry Redknapp to act as an adviser for Jordan’s national side

Jamie Murray becomes world number one men’s doubles player

Irish Grand National – Rogue Angel

Mar 29

England 1 (Vardy) Netherlands 2. Danny Drinkwater makes England debut

Remi Garde leaves Aston Villa

Mar 30

Semi-final – England bt New Zealand

Women’s semi-final – Australia bt England

Gary Neville sacked as manager of Valencia

Mar 31

Semi-final – West Indies bt India

Sarah Young dies in Clipper Round the World yacht race

Eric Black appointed as caretaker manager of Aston Villa


Apr 2

Stoffel Vandoorne (Belgium) replaces Alonso for Bahrain GP

Lincoln Handicap – Secret Brief

Apr 3

World Figure Skating Championships (Boston) – Men’s – Javier Fernandez (Spain). Women’s – Evgenia Medvedeva (Russia)

Apr 4

Women’s World Cup final – West Indies bt Australia

World Cup final (Kolkata) – England 155-9 (Root 54) West Indies 161-6 (Samuels 85)

Carlos Brathwaite hit the last four balls bowled by Ben Stokes for six

Player of the tournament – Kohli

China Open final – Trump bt Walden

Elite League play-off final – Nottingham Panthers bt Coventry Blaze

Bahrain GP – Rosberg, Raikkonen, Hamilton. 10th Stoffel Vandoorne

Football League Trophy final – Barnsley bt Oxford United

ANA Inspiration (formerly known most recently as the Kraft Nabisco Championship) – Lydia Ko. 2nd Charley Hull

Italy manager Antonio Conte appointed as manager of Chelsea for next season

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

Apr 6

Joe Marler banned for two matches and fined £20,000 by World Rugby for calling Wales forward Samson Lee "Gypsy boy"

Masters Par 3 contest – Jimmy Walker. Nine holes-in-one in the contest, including one from Gary Player

Apr 7

Aintree Hurdle – Annie Power (Ruby Walsh)

Apr 8

Melling Chase – God’s Own (Paddy Brennan)

Apr 9

Grand National – Rule The World (David Mullins), trained by Mouse Morris, 2nd The Last Samurai, 3rd Vics Canvas

Andy Carroll hat-trick for West Ham against Arsenal

Anthony Joshua beats Charles Martin to win IBF World Heavyweight title

IPL 9 starts. Rising Pune Supergiants and Gujarat Lions are new to the tournament, replacing the two suspended Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals franchises respectively

Apr 10

British & Irish Cup final – London Welsh bt Yorkshire Carnegie

The Masters – Danny Willett. 2nd Speith, Westwood, 4th Casey, 7th Fitzpatrick, 10th Rose

Speith took seven at the par-three 12th in the final round

Lowry, Love, and Oosthuizen all shoot holes-in-one at 16th hole

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

Hong Kong Sevens final – Fiji bt New Zealand

Apr 12

James Taylor forced to retire because of a serious heart condition

Champions League quarter-final – Man City bt Paris St Germain

Allister Coetzee is named as the new coach of the South Africa rugby team

Apr 13

Ben Duckett 282 for Northants against Sussex

Champions League – Atletico Madrid bt Barcelona

Wisden Cricketers of the Year – Jonny Bairstow, Brendan McCullum, Steve Smith, Ben Stokes, Kane Williamson

Leading Cricketer in the World – Kane Williamson

Apr 14

Kobe Bryant scores 60 points in final game with LA Lakers

Golden State Warriors set NBA record with 73rd win in regular season, beating Chicago Bulls record set in 1995–96

Steph Curry becomes first player to net more than 400 three-pointers in a season

Liverpool 4 Borussia Dortmund 3. Winning goal scored by Lovren

Apr 16

Worcester 35 Wasps 54. Christian Wade scores six tries to equal the premiership record of Ryan Constable (Saracens)

Aguero hat-trick for Man City against Chelsea

World Snooker Championship first round – Carter bt Bingham

Apr 17

Chinese GP – Rosberg, Vettel, Kvyat

Scottish Cup semi-final – Rangers bt Celtic

Steve Davis retires

Kenya Sevens win first World Series title

Scottish Grand National – Vicente

Sky Bet Championship Player of the Year – Andre Gray (Burnley)

League One award – Bradley Dack (Gillingham)

League Two award – Kemar Roofe (Oxford)

Apr 18

Bairstow 246 for Yorkshire against Hampshire

Laureus World Sport Awards (Berlin) –

World Sportsman of the Year – Novak Djokovic

World Sportswoman of the Year – Serena Williams

World Team of the Year – New Zealand rugby union

World Breakthrough of the Year – Jordan Speith

World Comeback of the Year – Dan Carter

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

World Action Sportsperson of the Year – Jan Frodeno (German triathlete)

Lifetime Achievement Award – Niki Lauda

Spirit of Sport Award – Johan Cruyff

Apr 19

England Hockey League Championship Men’s Premier Division – Wimbledon

England Hockey League Championship Women’s Premier Division – Surbiton

Apr 20

The Masters trophy will be renamed the Paul Hunter Trophy from 2017

Former WWE wrestler Chyna dies

Apr 21

Ladies World Snooker Championship final – Reanne Evans bt Ng On Yee

Apr 23

Champion jockey – Richard Johnson

Champion trainer – Paul Nicholls

FA Cup semi-final – Man Utd 2 Everton 1. Winning goal scored by Martial

European Champions Cup semi-final – Saracens bt Wasps

Apr 24

London Marathon –

Men’s – Eliud Kipchoge (Kenya)

Women’s – Jemima Sumgong (Kenya)

Men’s wheelchair – Marcel Hug (Switzerland)

Women’s wheelchair – Tatyana McFadden (USA)

FA Cup semi-final – Crystal Palace 2 Watford 1. Winning goal scored by Wickham

European Champions Cup semi-final – Racing 92 bt Leicester

PFA Player of the Year – Riyad Mahrez

PFA Young Player of the Year – Dele Alli

Women’s Player of the Year – Izzy Christiansen (Man City)

Apr 25

Second round – Hawkins bt O’Sullivan

Apr 27

Shane Sutton resigns as technical director of British Cycling

FA Youth Cup final – Chelsea bt Man City

CONCACAF Champions League final – America (Mexico) bt Tigres UANL (Mexico)

Toronto Wolfpack will join English rugby league's third tier from next season

Apr 28

Jared Goff is first pick in NFL draft for Los Angeles Rams

Apr 29

Simon Yates fails a drugs test, with his team (Orica-GreenEdge) blaming an "administrative error" over the use of an asthma inhaler

Apr 30

2015 Women’s World Squash Championships final (Kuala Lumpur) – Nour El Sherbini (Egypt) bt Massaro

Semi finals – Ding hits a record seven centuries against McManus, Selby bt Fu

2000 Guineas – Galileo Gold (Frankie Dettori), trained by Hugo Palmer


May 1

1000 Guineas – Minding (Ryan Moore), trained by Aidan O’Brien

Russian GP – Rosberg, Hamilton, Raikkonen

Saracens finish top of Premiership. London Irish are relegated

Mane hat-trick for Southampton against Man City

Hyundai A-League Grand Final – Adelaide United bt Western Sydney Wanderers

May 2

Leicester City win Premier League after Spurs draw at Chelsea

Final – Selby bt Ding 18-14

Highest break – Kyren Wilson (143)

PFA Scotland Premiership player of the year – Leigh Griffiths (Celtic)

Roger Millward dies

May 3

Champions League semi-final – Atletico Madrid bt Bayern Munich

Kosovo becomes the 55th member of UEFA

May 4

Champions League semi-final – Real Madrid bt Man City

May 5

Europa League semi-final – Liverpool bt Villareal

NBA Coach of the Year – Steve Kerr (Golden State Warriors)

May 6

Giro d’Italia starts in Apeldoorn (Netherlands)

May 7

Netball Superleague Grand Final – Surrey Storm bt Manchester Thunder

Kentucky Derby – Nyquist

Worries about the Zika virus lead to the relocation of two Major League Baseball games from Puerto Rico to Miami

May 8

Badminton Horse Trials – Michael Jung, becoming the second rider, after Pippa Funnell, to win the Rolex Grand Slam

BBL play-offs final – Sheffield Sharks bt Leicester Riders

Max Verstappen and Daniel Kvyat swap F1 teams

May 9

GB top the medal table at European Rowing Championships in Germany

Andy Murray splits from coach Amelie Mauresmo

Shannon Foudy named as one millionth finisher in history of London Marathon

May 10

West Ham play final match at Boleyn Ground, against Man Utd

May 11

Charlotte Edwards retires

Football Writers' Association player of the year – Jamie Vardy

Rugby Players' Association awards –

Player’s player of the year – George Smith (Wasps)

England player of the year – Billy Vunipola

Young player of the year – Maro Itoje

England women player of the year – Sarah Hunter

Leading points scorer – Gareth Steenson (Exeter) 234 points

Leading try scorer – Thomas Waldrom (Exeter) 13 tries

May 13

Senegal's Fatma Samba Diouf Samoura is appointed as Fifa's first female secretary general, succeeding Jerome Valcke

European Challenge Cup final (Lyon) – Montpelier bt Harlequins

Kosovo and Gibraltar are elected as new members of FIFA

May 14

Women’s FA Cup final – Arsenal bt Chelsea

European Rugby Champions Cup final (Lyon) – Saracens bt Racing 92. Owen Farrell kicked all 21 points for Saracens

2017 European Rugby Champions Cup final will be held at Murrayfield

EPCR European Player of the Year – Maro Itoje (Saracens)

Quique Sanchez Flores sacked as manager of Watford

Christy O’Connor Snr dies

May 15

Spanish GP – Verstappen, Raikkonen, Vettel

Verstappen is youngest-ever GP winner, aged 18, and the first Dutchman to win an F1 race, in his first race for Red Bull

Hamilton and Rosberg collided on first lap

Man Utd vs Bournemouth postponed due to fake bomb left by security company SSMS after a training exercise

Giroud hat-trick for Arsenal against Aston Villa

Leinster finish top of PRO12

Players Championship – Jason Day

European Aquatics Championship start in London

Conference play-off – Grimsby bt Forest Green Rovers

Conference champions – Cheltenham Town

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

Leading scorer – Leigh Griffiths (Celtic), 31 goals

Relegated – Dundee Utd

Scottish Premiership play-off final – Kilmarnock bt Falkirk

Scottish Championship – Rangers

Scottish League One – Dunfermline

Scottish League Two – East Fife

Highland League – Cove Rangers

Lowland League – Edinburgh City

Scottish League Two play-off final – Edinburgh City bt East Stirling to become the first team to be promoted to Scottish League two through the pyramid system

May 17

Final goal in Premier League – Chris Smalling (o.g.) for Bournemouth against Man Utd

Final table – Leicester City (81 points), Arsenal (71 points), Spurs, Man City

Relegated – Newcastle, Norwich, Aston Villa

Leading scorers – Harry Kane (25), Jamie Vardy (24), Sergio Aguero (24)


Europa League final (Basle) – Sevilla 3 Liverpool 1 (Sturridge). Third win in a row for Sevilla

2017 Europa League final will be held in Stockholm

British Open squash. Men’s – Mohamed El Shorbagy (Egypt), Women’s – Nour El Sherbini (Egypt)

Premiership Rugby Player of the Year – Alex Goode (Saracens)

Under-23 Player of the Season – Maro Itoje (Saracens)

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

Barclays Manager of the Season – Claudio Ranieri

Barclays Player of the Season – Jamie Vardy

May 19

Premier League darts final – Van Gerwen bt Taylor

Muirfield votes not to let women become members, so will not be allowed to stage another Open Championship

May 21

FA Cup final – Man Utd 2 (Mata, Lingard) Crystal Palace 1 (Puncheon)

Chris Smalling sent off

Scottish Cup final – Hibernian 3 Rangers 2. First win since 1902. First final between two teams from outside the top division

First Test (Headingly) – England 298 (Bairstow 140) Sri Lanka 91 (Anderson 5-16) and 119 (Anderson 5-29). England won by an innings and 88 runs

Bairstow took nine catches in the match

Premiership semi-finals – Saracens bt Leicester, Exeter bt Wasps

Magic Weekend at St James’ Park

Preakness Stakes – Exaggerator

May 22

FA Trophy final – Halifax bt Grimsby

FA Vase final – Morpeth Town bt Hereford

Irish Open – McIlroy

London Sevens – Scotland. First ever World Rugby Sevens series title

IRB Sevens World Series – Fiji

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

England bt Turkey at Etihad Stadium

May 23

Woakes 9-36 for Warwicks against Durham

May 24

BBC Women’s Footballer of the Year – Kim Little (Seattle Reign and Scotland)

May 25

Championship play-off final – Bristol Rugby bt Doncaster Knights

League Managers' Association manager of the year – Claudio Ranieri

May 26

FA Cup quarter-final replays to be scrapped

Women’s Champions League final – Olympique Lyonnais bt Wolfsburg

May 27

Jose Mourinho replaces Louis van Gaal as manager of Man Utd

Nigel Pearson appointed as manager of Derby County

Brian McDermott sacked as manager of Reading

England bt Australia at Stadium of Light. Rashford scores on England debut

Nadal pulls out of French Open with injury after recording his 200th grand slam victory

May 28

Premiership final – Saracens bt Exeter

PRO12 final – Connacht bt Leinster

Principality Premiership – Ebbw Vale

Scottish Premiership – Heriot’s

Ulster Bank All-Ireland League – Clontarf

Championship play-off – Hull 1 (Diame) Sheffield Wednesday 0

Promoted – Burnley, Middlesbrough, Hull

Relegated – Charlton, MK Dons, Bolton

Leading Scorer – Andre Gray (Burnley), 25 goals

European Gymnastics Championships (Bern) men’s team final – Russia. 2nd GB

Ricky Burns becomes the first Scot to win a world title at a third weight and the first Briton since Duke McKenzie in 1992

Herath takes 300th Test wicket

Maiden pole for Ricciardo in Monaco GP

Champions League final (San Siro Stadium, Rome) Real Madrid 1Atletico Madrid 1. Real Madrid win on penalties. Referee – Mark Clattenburg

Zidane becomes seventh person to win Champions League as a player and a manager

2017 Champions League final will be held in Cardiff

County Championship final (Bill Beaumont Cup) – Cornwall bt Cheshire

May 29

League One play-off – Barnsley bt Millwall

Promoted – Wigan, Burton, Barnsley

Relegated – Doncaster, Blackpool, Colchester, Crewe

Leading Scorer – Will Grigg (Wigan), 25 goals

Monaco GP – Hamilton, Ricciardo, Perez

BMW PGA Championship – Chris Wood

Giro d’Italia – Nibali

Nile Wilson becomes the first Briton ever to win gold on the high bar at the European Gymnastics Championships. Kristian Thomas wins silver

IPL 9 final – Sunrisers Hyderabad bt Royal Challengers Bangalore

Player of the series – Kohli

Leading run scorer – Kohli (973)

Leading wicket taker – Kumar (23)

David Weir becomes the first wheelchair racer in the world to complete a mile in less than three minutes

Toulon under-20 football Tournament final – England bt France

Liverpool's Tony Bellew wins the vacant WBC cruiserweight title with a knockout of Ilunga Makabu at Goodison Park

Rookie driver Alexander Rossi wins the 100th running of the Indy 500

May 30

League Two play-off – Wimbledon bt Plymouth

Promoted – Northampton, Oxford United, Bristol Rovers, Wimbledon

Relegated – Dagenham & Redbridge, York City

Leading scorer – Matty Taylor (Bristol Rovers), 27 goals

May 31

Anderson replaces Broad as No 1 Test bowler

Serie A – Juventus

La Liga – Barcelona

Bundesliga – Bayern Munich

Liga Sagres – Benfica

Ligue 1 (Le Championnat) – Paris St Germain

Eredivisie – PSV Eindhoven


Jun 1

Professional boxers to be allowed at the Olympics

Britannia Stadium at Stoke is renamed the bet365 Stadium

Jun 2

Roberto Di Matteo appointed as manager of Aston Villa

England 1 (Smalling) Portugal 0

Jun 3

Oaks – Minding (Ryan Moore), trained by Aidan O’Brien

Alistair Cook becomes the youngest player to score 10,000 Test runs

Second Test (Chester-le-Street) England 498-9 (Moeen 155) and 80-1 Sri Lanka 101 and 475 (Chandimal 126, Anderson 5-58). England won by nine wickets

French Open semi-finals – Djokovic bt Dominic Thiem (Austria), Murray bt Wawrinka

Women’s semi-finals – Williams bt Kiki Bertens (Netherlands), Muguruza bt Stosur

Mixed doubles final – Paes and Hingis bt Dodig and Mirza

Jun 4

Derby – Harzand (Pat Smullen), trained by Dermot Weld. 2nd US Army Ranger, 3rd Idaho

Sean Levey becomes first black jockey to ride in the Derby, riding Humphrey Bogart

Women’s final – Muguruza bt Williams

Men’s doubles final – Lopez and Lopez bt Bryan and Bryan

Muhammad Ali dies, aged 74

Greyhound Derby – Jaytee

Women’s World Duathlon Championships – Emma Pallant

Jun 5

Final – Djokovic bt Murray

Women’s doubles final – Garcia and Mladenovic bt Makarova and Vesnina

PDC World Cup of Darts final (Frankfurt) England (Taylor and Lewis) bt Netherlands (Van Gerwen and Van Barneveld)

Jun 6

One-Day Cup – Notts 445-8 (Lumb 184, Wessels 146) Northants 425

Notts openers Riki Wessels and Michael Lumb put on 342 – the highest-ever stand in one-day cricket in England

ConIFA World Cup won by the host nation, Abkhazia

Jun 7

Former Chelsea doctor Eva Carneiro settles her dismissal claim against the club on confidential terms

Southampton manager Ronald Koeman moves to Everton

Jun 8

Sharapova banned for two years for using meldonium

Ivory Coast defender Eric Bailly moves from Villareal to Man Utd

Scottish Challenge Cup is expanded to include teams from Wales and Northern Ireland

Heather Knight appointed as captain as England women’s cricket team

Jun 10

France bt Romania in opening match of Euro 2016

Gordie Howe dies

Jun 11

First Test (Brisbane) – Australia 28 England 39

Ireland win first ever Test match in South Africa

Alun Wyn Jones wins 100th cap for Wales

England 1 (Dier) Russia 1. Match played in Marseille

Wales 2 Slovakia 1

Granit Xhaka of Switzerland plays against his brother Taulant Xhaka of Albania

Belmont Stakes – Creator

Queen’s Birthday Honours –

CBE – Alistair Cook, Alan Shearer

OBE – Leon Smith, Jamie Murray, Hayley Turner, Claire Williams

MBE – Stuart Broad, Nigel Owens

Jun 12

Curtis Cup (County Wicklow) GB & Ireland bt USA

Andy Murray reunites with coach Ivan Lendl

Chris Froome wins Criterium du Dauphine for the third time

Canadian GP – Hamilton, Vettel, Bottas

Stanley Cup – Pittsburgh Penguins bt San Jose Sharks 4-2

Play-offs MVP – Sidney Crosby

Regular season MVP – Patrick Kane (Chicago Blackhawks)

Michael Dunlop becomes the first rider in the history of the Isle of Man TT to achieve a lap of the course in under 17 minutes

Le Mans won by a Porsche for the seventh year in succession. Chris Hoy finishes 18th in the Algarve Pro Racing car

KPMG Women's PGA Championship – Brooke Henderson (Canada)

Jun 13

Third Test (Lords) England 416 (Bairstow 167) and 233-7 Sri Lanka 288 and 78-1

England win series 2-0

Brazil knocked out of Copa America at group stage by Peru and Ecuador

British Speedway Championship – Danny King

Jaap Stam appointed as manager of Reading

Jun 14

St James’s Palace Stakes – Galileo Gold

Russia given suspended qualification from Euro 2016 following crowd trouble during match against England

Jun 15

Prince of Wales’s Stakes – My Dream Boat

Jun 16

Gold Cup – Order of St George (Ryan Moore), trained by Aidan O’Brien

England 2 (Vardy, Sturridge) Wales 1 (Bale). Match played in Lens

First time that England have won a game coming from behind in a major tournament

Northern Ireland 2 Ukraine 0

Aegon Championships – Murray bt Bedene. First time that Murray has played another British player since Henman in 2006

Jun 17

Coronation Stakes – Qemah

Leading jockey at Ascot – Ryan Moore

Leading trainer at Ascot – Aidan O’Brien

Aegon Championships – Murray bt Edmund

Jun 18

Hardwicke Stakes – Dartmouth. Owned by the Queen

Diamond Jubilee Stakes – Twilight Son

Second Test (Melbourne) – Australia 7 England 23

First time that England have won a rugby union Test series in Australia

Jun 19

Aegon Championships final (Queens) – Murray bt Raonic. Fifth win for Murray

Aegon Classic final (Birmingham) – Keys bt Strycova

European GP (Baku City Circuit, Azerbaijan) – Rosberg, Vettel, Perez

Albania 1 Romania 0. First win in a major tournament

Women’s Tour – Armitstead

US Open (Oakmont, Pennsylvania) – Dustin Johnson. 2nd Lowry, Furyk, Piercy

Johnson was penalized a shot for making his ball move

NBA finals – Cleveland Cavaliers 4 Golden State Warriors 3

Finals MVP – LeBron James

Steph Curry becomes the first unanimous regular season NBA Most Valuable Player winner

Jun 20

England 0 Slovakia 0. Match played in Saint-Etienne

Wales 3 Russia 0

Bale scored in all three group matches

Ched Evans signs for Chesterfield

Jun 21

Croatia 2 Spain 1. First defeat for Spain in Euros since 2004

Plunkett hits six off last ball to tie first ODI against Sri Lanka

Jun 22

Ireland 1 (Brady) Italy 0

NHL approves an expansion team in Las Vegas which is set to begin play in the 2017–18 season. Quebec City's bid is deferred

Swedish footballer Adam Lindin Ljungkvist is sent off for breaking wind

Jun 23

Final group tables –

Group A – France, Switzerland, Albania, Romania

Group B – Wales, England, Slovakia, Russia

Group C – Germany, Poland, Northern Ireland, Ukraine

Group D – Croatia, Spain, Turkey, Czech Republic

Group E – Italy, Belgium, Ireland, Sweden

Group F – Hungary, Iceland, Portugal, Austria

No teams won all three matches

Ukraine were the only team to lose all three matches and not score a goal

Philadelphia 76ers choose Australian Ben Simmons as first pick in NBA draft

Jun 24

Second ODI – Sri Lanka 254-7 England 255-0 (Roy 112, Hales 133)

Worcs bowled out for 53 by Lancs in T20 Blast

Top 14 final – Racing 92 bt Toulon. The final was moved to Barcelona as the final clashed with UEFA Euro 2016

Jun 25

Wales 1 (McAuley o.g.) Northern Ireland 0

Irish Derby – Harzand

Third Test (Sydney) – Australia 40 England 44

Eastbourne International final – Cibulkova bt Pliskova

Aegon Open final (Nottingham) – Steve Johnson bt Pablo Cuevas

Jun 26

Copa America final (MetLife Stadium, New Jersey) – Chile bt Argentina

Messi retires from international football

France 2 Republic of Ireland 1

British Cycling National Championships. Men’s – Adam Blythe, Women’s – Hannah Barnes

British Jumping Derby (Hickstead) – William Whitaker, riding Glenavadra Brilliant

Jun 27

Italy 2 Spain 0

England 1 (Rooney) Iceland 2 (Siguosson, Sigborsson). Match played in Nice

Roy Hodgson resigns as England manager

Wimbledon men’s singles first round – Marcus Willis, ranked 772 in the world, beat Ricardo Berankis. Supporters of Willis take their shoes off and wave them in the air

Jun 29

Second round – Federer bt Willis

Roy 162 in fourth ODI against Sri Lanka

Sadio Mane moves from Southampton to Liverpool

Jun 30

Nice manager Claude Puel moves to Southampton


Jul 1

Quarter-final – Wales 3 (Williams, Robson-Kanu, Vokes) Belgium 1

Lukaku brothers (Jordan and Romelu) played for Belgium

Royal Troon votes to admit women members

Zlatan Ibrahimovic moves from Paris St Germain to Man Utd

Walter Mazzarri appointed as manager of Watford

Andros Townsend moves from Newcastle to Crystal Palace

Jul 2

Third round – Querry bt Djokovic

Cavendish wins opening stage of Tour de France and will wear yellow jersey for the first time in his career

Germany bt Italy on penalties. Germany miss three penalties in shootout

Henrikh Mkhitaryan moves from Borussia Dortmund to Man Utd. First Armenian to play in Premier League

Jul 3

Austrian GP – Hamilton, Verstappen, Riakkonen, 10th Wehrlein (Manor)

Rosberg given two penalty points after colliding with Hamilton on final lap

Play on Middle Sunday at Wimbledon for the first time since 2004

Formula E series finishes at Battersea Park. Title won by Sebastien Buemi

WGC-Bridgestone Invitational – Dustin Johnson

Jul 5

Liam Dawson and Tymal Mills make England debuts in T20 against Sri Lanka. England win ‘Super Series’ 20-4

Jul 6

European Athletics Championships start in Amsterdam

Semi-final – Portugal 2 (Ronaldo, Nani) Wales 0

Jul 7

Semi-finals – Serena Williams bt Vesnina, Kerber bt Venus Williams

Long jump – Rutherford

Women’s 200m – Asher-Smith

Cavendish wins his 29th stage of the Tour de France, and is now second behind Eddy Merckx who won 34 stages

Semi-final – France 2 (Griezmann 2) Germany 0

Luol Deng joins LA Lakers

Jul 8

Semi-finals – Murray bt Berdych, Raonic bt Federer

Steve Cummings wins stage 7 of Tour de France

400m – Rooney

British Speedway GP (Millennium Stadium) – Antonio Lindback (Sweden)

Jul 9

Final – Williams bt Kerber. 22nd grand slam win, equaling the record of Steffi Graf

Men’s doubles final – Herbert and Mahut bt Benneteau and Roger-Vasselin

Women’s doubles final – Williams and Williams bt Babos and Shvedova

Men’s wheelchair doubles – Gordon Reid and Alfie Hewett

Chris Froome takes yellow jersey in Tour de France

Jul 10

Final – Murray bt Raonic

First time since 2002 that the men's final (Hewitt bt Nalbandian) didn't feature Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, or Rafael Nadal

Mixed doubles final – Kontinen and Watson bt Farah and Groenefeld

The last time two Britons won two of the five traditional titles at Wimbledon was in 1937

Men’s wheelchair – Gordon Reid

Women’s wheelchair doubles – Jordanne Whiley and Yui Kamiji

British GP – Hamilton, Rosberg, Verstappen

Rosberg drops to third place after being given a 10 second penalty for an illegal radio message. Hamilton’s third win in a row at Silverstone

GB win gold in men’s 4x100m and women’s 4x400m relays, and finish the European Athletics Championships with 16 medals

Final – Portugal 1 (Eder) France 0

Match played in Stade de France, Saint-Denis. Referee – Mark Clattenburg

Brittany Lang wins US Open after Anna Nordqvist is given a two-stroke penalty for touching sand in a bunker with her club

Scottish Open – Alex Noren

Jul 11

Tim Duncan, who played his entire career with San Antonio Spurs, retires

Jul 12

Champions League second round qualifier – Celtic lose 1-0 to Lincoln Red Imps from Gibraltar

Brendan Rodgers’ first match as manager of Celtic

Bastian Schweinsteiger marries Ana Ivanovic

Jul 13

Dallas Cowboys top Forbes list of the world’s most valuable sports teams

State of Origin – Queensland Maroons bt New South Wales Blues

Jul 14

Mont Ventoux summit finish in Tour de France cancelled due to high winds in Provence. Froome runs part of the course after a crash caused by Richie Porte running into the back of a motorbike

The Open first round – hole-in-one for Oosthuizen. Mickelson shoots 63

Jake Ball makes England debut against Pakistan

Jul 17

The Open (Royal Troon) – Stenson -20, 2nd Mickelson -17

Stenson shoots 63 in the final round

Davis Cup – GB bt Serbia. Kyle Edmund won both his singles matches. Jamie Murray and Dom Inglot won the doubles match

First Test (Lords) – Pakistan 339 (Misbah 114, Woakes 6-70) and 215 (Woakes 5-32) England 272 (Yasir 6-72) and 207. Pakistan won by 75 runs. Pakistan celebrate by doing press-ups

Jul 22

Sam Allerdyce given a two-year contract as England manager

Steve Bruce resigns as manager of Hull City. Mike Phelan appointed as caretaker manager

Keni Harrison breaks women’s 100m hurdles world record at London Anniversary Games

Jul 23

David Moyes appointed as manager of Sunderland

King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes – Highland Reel

Jul 24

Hungarian GP – Hamilton, Rosberg, Ricciardo

La Course by Le Tour de France – Chloe Hosking (Australia)

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

Points – Peter Sagan

King of the Mountains – Rafal Majka

Young Rider – Adam Yates (Orica-BikeExchange)

Team – Movistar Team

IOC allows each sport to decide whether Russia will be allowed to compete in Olympics

Konta wins first ATP title, beating Venus Williams in final of Stanford Classic

Senior Open Championship – Paul Broadhurst

World Matchplay final (Blackpool) – Van Gerwen bt Taylor

Jul 25

Second Test (Old Trafford) England 589-8 (Cook 105, Root 254) and 173-1 Pakistan 198 and 234. England won by 330 runs

Joe Allen moves from Liverpool to Stoke City

Dandy Flame wins race at Wolverhampton at odds of 200-1

Russian doping whistleblower Yuliya Stepanova is banned from competing in Rio

Jul 26

Irish jockey JT McNamara dies three years after being paralyzed in Cheltenham Festival fall

Gonzalo Higuain moves from Napoli to Juventus for €90 million

Jul 27

Sussex Stakes – The Gurkha

Copa Libertadores – Atletico Nacional (Colombia)

Jul 28

Goodwood Cup – Big Orange

Jul 29

Stephan Jaeger shoots a 12-under-par 58 on the PGA Tour's secondary Tour to record the lowest score ever on either of the main US-based circuits

Russian weightlifters banned from Rio Olympics

Jul 30

Kia Super League starts. Teams – Lancashire Thunder, Loughborough Lightning, Southern Vipers, Surrey Stars, Western Storm, Yorkshire Diamonds

Carl Frampton becomes the first Northern Irish boxer to earn two-weight world champion status with his WBA featherweight title victory over Leo Santa Cruz

Australia face 154 balls without scoring against Sri Lanka

Speedway World Cup (National Speedway Stadium, Manchester) – Poland

Queen Elizabeth II Cup (Hickstead) –David Simpson (Ireland)

Jul 31

World Open final (China) – Carter bt Perry

German GP – Hamilton, Ricciardo, Verstappen

Women’s British Open – Ariya Jutanugarn (Thailand)

PGA (Baltusrol, New Jersey) – Jimmy Walker. 2nd Jason Day

All four golf majors this year were won by first-timers

King George V Gold Cup (Hickstead) – Billy Twomey (Ireland)


Aug 2

Lizzie Armitstead misses three drugs tests but escapes a ban

Aug 3

IOC approve the addition of baseball/softball, karate, sport climbing, surfing, and skateboarding to the 2020 Olympics

Women’s football starts at Olympics

Roberto Martinez appointed as manager of Belgium

Aug 5

Opening ceremony – Maracana Stadium. Directed by Fernando Meirelles

Games officially opened by Acting President of Brazil Michel Temer

Olympic cauldron lit by Vanderlei de Lima. Accompanied by a kinetic sculpture by Anthony Howe

Inaugural presentation of the Olympic Laurel made to Kip Keino

Flag bearers include – Andy Murray, Rafael Nadal, Michael Phelps, Wayde van Niekerk, Anna Meares, Paddy Barnes, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce

More than 11,000 athletes from 207 National Olympic Committees, including first time entrants Kosovo, South Sudan, and the Refugee Olympic Team, are taking part.  With 306 sets of medals, the games feature 28 Olympic sports, including rugby sevens and golf, which were added to the Olympic program in 2009

Independent Olympic Athletes is composed of Kuwaiti athletes who compete under the Olympic flag, as the Kuwait Olympic Committee had been suspended by the IOC due to governmental interference

Mascot – Vinicius, a mix of different Brazilian animals, named after the Brazilian musician Vinicius de Moraes

Aug 6

First gold medal – Virginia Thrasher (USA) in 10m air rifle

Road race – Greg Van Avermaet (Belgium). 11th Chris Froome

Super Rugby final – Hurricanes bt Lions

Aug 7

100m breaststroke – Adam Peaty, in a world record time of 57.1 seconds. First GB male swimming gold since Adrian Moorhouse in 1988

Women’s 400m freestyle – Katie Ledecky. Silver – Jazz Carlin

Women’s road race – Anna van der Breggen (Netherlands). 5th Lizzie Armitstead

Men’s singles first round – Del Potro bt Djokovic

Men’s doubles first round – Thomaz Bellucci and Andre Sa (Brazil) bt Andy Murray and Jamie Murray

Women’s 52kg judo – Majlinda Kelmendi. First ever medal for Kosovo

Third Test – England 297 (Sohail 5-96) and 445-6 Pakistan 400 (Azhar 139) and 201. England won by 141 runs

Jim Furyk shoots first 58 in PGA Tour history at Travelers Championship

CPLT20 final – Jamaica Tallawahs bt Guyana Amazon Warriors

Community Shield – Man Utd 2 (Lingard, Ibrahimovic) Leicester 1 (Vardy)

Premiership Rugby Sevens Series – Wasps

Aug 8

Trap shooting. Bronze – Ed Ling

Synchronised 10m platform. Bronze – Tom Daley and Dan Goodfellow

Light flyweight Paddy Barnes (Ireland) loses in first round

Women’s rugby sevens final – Australia bt New Zealand. Bronze medal match – Canada bt GB

Men’s team all-around – Japan. GB finishes fourth after Louis Smith falls off the pommel horse

Women’s 57kg judo – Rafaela Silva. First gold medal for Brazil

Aug 9

Women’s 200m individual medley. Silver – Siobhan-Marie O’Connor

Men’s 4x200m freestyle relay. Silver – GB (Scott, Guy, Milne, Wallace)

Women’s team gymnastics – USA

Women’s singles third round – Elina Svitolina (Ukraine) bt Serena Williams

Pogba moves from Juventus to Man Utd for £89 million

John Stones moves from Everton to Man City

Ashley Williams moves from Swansea to Everton

European Super Cup (Trondheim) – Real Madrid bt Sevilla

Aug 10

K1 canoe slalom – Joe Clarke

Synchronised 3m springboard – Jack Laugher and Chris Mears. GB’s first ever gold medal in diving

Time trial – Fabian Cancellara. Bronze – Froome

Double trap – Fehaid Al-Deehani. Bronze – Steven Scott. Al-Deehani, from Kuwait, becomes the first independent athlete to win a gold medal

Women’s 70kg judo. Bronze – Sally Conway

Individual-around – Kohei Uchimura. Bronze – Whitlock. GB’s first medal in the event for 108 years

Women’s time trial – Kristin Armstrong (USA). Third successive win for Armstrong

Bernard ‘Midget’ Farrelly dies. First world surfing champion

Esteban Ocon will drive for Manor Racing in the second half of the 2016 Formula One season, replacing Rio Haryanto

Aug 11

Team sprint – GB (Kenny, Hindes, Skinner)

200m individual medley – Michael Phelps, who becomes the first swimmer to win gold medals in the same event at four successive Olympic Games

Women’s double sculls. Silver – GB (Katherine Grainger and Victoria Thornley). Fifth Olympic medal for Grainger in her fifth Olympics

C2 canoe slalom. Silver – GB (Florence and Hounslow)

Rugby Sevens final – Fiji 43 GB 7. First ever medal for Fiji

Women’s all-around – Simone Biles

Justin Rose hits first-ever hole-in-one in Olympic golf

Women’s 100m freestyle – Simone Manuel (USA) and Peny Oleksiak (Canada) tie for gold medal. Manuel becomes the first African-American woman to win an individual Olympic gold in swimming

Women’s singles quarter-final – Kerber bt Konta

Aug 12

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

Coxless four – GB (Gregory, Louloudis, Nash, Sbihi). Fifth consecutive win for GB in this event

Lightweight double sculls. Silver – Ireland (Gary O’Donovan and Paul O’Donovan)

Team pursuit – GB (Wiggins, Clancy, Doull, Burke). Eighth Olympic medal for Wiggins

Women’s trampoline. Silver – Bryony Page

Women’s 800m – Katie Ledecky. Silver – Jazz Carlin

Team dressage. Silver – GB (Bigwood, Wilton, Dujardin, Hester)

Women’s football quarter-final – Sweden bt USA

Women’s 10000m – Almaz Ayana (Ethiopia) in 29’ 17”, breaking the world record by 14 seconds

100m butterfly – Joseph Schooling (Singapore). Silver – Michael Phelps. First ever gold medal for Singapore

Aug 13

Rowing men’s eight – GB. Andrew Triggs Hodge and Pete Reed win their third gold medals

Women’s team pursuit – GB (Trott, Rowsell Shand, Barker, Archibald)

10000m – Mo Farah

Rowing women’s eight. Silver – GB

Women’s kieren. Silver – Becky James

4x100m medley relay. Silver – GB (Guy, Peaty, Scott, Walker-Hebborn)

Women’s 100m – Elaine Thomson (Jamaica). Bronze – Fraser-Pryce

Heptathlon – Nafissatou Thiam (Belgium). Silver – Ennis-Hill

Long jump. Bronze – Rutherford

Michael Phelps won five gold medals and one silver medal, taking his tally to 23 gold medals and 28 medals in total

Darya Klishina, Russia's sole track and field competitor at the Rio Olympics, has her exemption to Russia's blanket ban revoked and finishes ninth in the long jump

First goal in Premier League scored by Diomande, for Hull City against Leicester

Premier League shirt sponsors. Burnley – Dafabet, Hull City – SportPesa, Middlesbrough – Ramsdems, Southampton – Virgin Media, Swansea City – BetEast, WBA –

Hanif Mohammad dies

Aug 14

GB’s most successful day at an overseas Olympics, winning five gold medals

Floor – Max Whitlock. First GB gold in gymnastics

Pommel horse – Max Whitlock. Silver – Louis Smith

Golf – Justin Rose. Silver – Henrik Stenson

Sprint – Jason Kenny. Silver – Callum Skinner

Men’s singles final – Andy Murray bt Juan Martin del Potro

RS:X windsurfing. Silver – Nick Dempsey

100m – Bolt. Silver – Gatlin

400m – Wayde van Niekerk. Silver – Kirani James. Bronze – LaShawn Merritt. Van Niekerk set a new world record of 43.03 seconds, beating Michael Johnson’s previous record set at the 1999 World Championships by 0.15 seconds. No other athlete had won a major championship from lane 8

Women’s marathon – Jemima Sumgong (Kenya). Three sets of twins finished the marathon; two of the Luik triplets from Estonia, the Hahner twins from Germany and the Kim sisters from North Korea

Fourth Test – England 328 (Moeen 108, Sohail 5-68) and 253 (Yasir 5-71) Pakistan 542 (Younis 218, Shafiq 109) and 42-0. Pakistan won by 10 wickets. Series drawn 2-2

Arsenal 3 Liverpool 4

Arlington Million – Mondialiste

Aug 15

Individual dressage – Charlotte Dujardin, riding Valegro. Third gold medal

Omnium. Silver – Mark Cavendish

Women’s hammer. Bronze – Sophie Hitchon

Pole vault – Thiago Braz da Silva (Brazil). Silver – Renaud Lavillenie, who was booed throughout the competition

800m – David Rudisha

Women’s 400m – Shaunee Miller (Bahamas). Silver – Allyson Felix. Miller dived across the line

Dalian Atkinson dies after being tasered by police

Aug 16

Finn – Giles Scott. Fifth consecutive win for GB in this event

Women’s omnium – Laura Trott. Fourth gold medal

Kieren – Jason Kenny. Sixth gold medal, drawing him level with Chris Hoy as GB’s greatest Olympian

3m springboard. Silver – Jack Laugher

Women’s sprint – Kristina Vogel. Silver – Becky James. Bronze – Katy Marchant

All 11 of GB’s track cycling team won a medal

High bar. Bronze – Nile Wilson

Women’s floor. Bronze – Amy Tinkler, aged 16

Light heavyweight boxing. Bronze – Joshua Buatsi

Laser Radial. Silver – Annalise Murphy (Ireland)

Jose Havelange dies

Aguero hat-trick for Man City against Steaua Bucharest

Aug 17

Michael Conlan (Ireland) loses controversial boxing bout

Sisters Cindy Ofili and Tiffany Porter run in 100m hurdles final

Women’s 200m – Elaine Thompson. Silver – Daphne Schippers. Thompson is the first woman to win sprint double since Flo-Jo in 1988

Women’s 100m hurdles – Brianna Rollins. USA wins all three medals

Women’s hockey semi-final – GB bt New Zealand

Gregor Townsend to replace Vern Cotter as Scotland head coach in 2017

Spanish Super Cup – Barcelona bt Sevilla

Aug 18

Triathlon – Alistair Brownlee. Silver – Jonny Brownlee. First brothers to win gold and silver in the same event since the D’Inzeo brothers in equestrian in 1960

470 – GB (Hannah Mills and Saskia Clark)

Women’s taekwondo -57kg – Jade Jones

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

Badminton men’s doubles. Bronze – GB (Marcus Ellis and Chris Langridge)

200m – Bolt

Decathlon – Ashton Eaton

Aug 19

Show jumping – Nick Skelton, riding Big Star. Aged 58, riding in his seventh games

Women’s hockey final – GB bt Netherlands. Maddie Hinch unbeaten in penalty shootout

Kate and Helen Richardson-Walsh become the first same-sex married couple to win Olympic medals

Taekwondo -80kg. Silver – Lutalo Muhammed, who lost in the final to Cheick Sallah Cisse (Cote d’Ivoire) in the last second

Women’s 4x100m relay. Bronze – GB (Philip, Henry, Asher-Smith, Neita)

4x100m relay – Jamaica. Bolt completes ‘triple triple’

First medal for Tajikistan in men’s hammer

Aug 20

5000m – Mo Farah

Canoe K1 200m sprint – Liam Heath

Women’s flyweight boxing – Nicola Adams

Women’s triathlon – Gwen Jorgensen. Bronze – Vicky Holland

Women’s taekwondo -67kg. Bronze – Bianca Walkden

Women’s 4x400m relay. Bronze – GB (Ohuruogu, Diamond, Doyle, Onuora)

Ohuruogu becomes first British woman to win athletics medals in three Olympics

Men’s football final – Brazil bt Germany. Neymar scores winning penalty in shootout

Benteke moves from Liverpool to Crystal Palace

T20 Blast Finals Day (Edgbaston). Semi-finals – Northants bt Notts, Durham bt Yorkshire. Final – Northants bt Durham

World’s strongest man – Brian Shaw

Aug 21

Super heavyweight boxing. Silver – Joe Joyce

Marathon – Eliud Kipchoge (Kenya). Silver – Feyisa Lilesa (Ethiopia). As he neared the line, Lisela crossed his arms above his head – a political gesture in solidarity with Oromo protests in Ethiopia. 9th Callum Hawkins. His brother, Derek Hawkins, also competed in the race

Mongolian wrestling coaches strip in anger at a judges’ decision

Final medal table – 1st USA (46-37-38) 121 2nd GB (27-23-17) 67 3rd China (26-18-26) 70 4th Russia (19-18-19) 56

This year's Olympics saw the first gold medal winners for Fiji, Kosovo, Puerto Rico, Singapore, Tajikistan, Vietnam and Independent Olympic Athletes (from Kuwait) and three other countries won medals for the first time

Saudi Arabia were only G20 country not to win a medal

USA won its 1,000th Olympic gold medal

Closing ceremony – Shinzo Abe appears dressed as Super Mario

British flag bearer – Kate Richardson-Walsh

USA flag bearer – Simone Biles

Michail Antonio scores first Premier League at the London Stadium, for West Ham against Bournemouth

Kia Super League final – Southern Vipers bt Western Storm

Czech MotoGP – Cal Crutchlow. First British winner of a Grand Prix race since Barry Sheene

Aug 22

Nikki Hamblin and Abbey D'Agostino are awarded the International Fair Play Committee Award after colliding with each other on the track during the 5000m event at the Olympics and assisting each other to continue the race

Aug 23

Dundalk beaten by Legia Warsaw in final qualifying round of Champions League

Aug 24

EFL Cup second round – Accrington Stanley bt Burnley

Aug 26

Minor Counties final – Cornwall bt Northumberland

Aug 27

Twenty20 international (Lauderhill, Florida) West Indies 245-6 India 244-4. A record 489 runs and 32 sixes are scored

Challenge Cup final – Hull FC bt Warrington Wolves. Lance Todd Trophy – Marc Sneyd

Uefa Best Player in Europe Award – Ronaldo

Aug 28

Belgian GP – Rosberg, Ricciardo, Hamilton

Hamilton started from the back of the grid after being hit with a grid penalty totaling 55 places

Paul Hunter Classic final – Selby bt Tom Ford

Aug 30

Lee Westwood, Martin Kaymer and Thomas Pieters are picked as Europe's wildcards by Ryder Cup captain Darren Clarke

ODI (Trent Bridge) England 444-3 (Hales 171, Wahab Riaz 0-110) Pakistan 275

Highest-ever score in an ODI

Hales breaks Robin Smith’s record ODI score for England

Aug 31

Transfer deadline day –

David Luiz moves from Paris St Germain to Chelsea

Marcos Alonso moves from Fiorentina to Chelsea

Moussa Sissoko moves from Newcastle to Spurs

Islam Slimani moves from Sporting Lisbon to Leicester

Joe Hart moves to Torino on loan

$150 million roof over Arthur Ashe Stadium closes for the first time during match between Rafael Nadal and Andreas Seppi at US Open


Sep 3

US Open third round – Wawrinka bt Evans

Rachel Atherton wins UCI Mountain Bike World Cup (Downhill) for the fifth time

Sep 4

Italian GP – Rosberg, Hamilton, Vettel

Pakistan win fifth ODI at Cardiff to avoid whitewash

Slovakia 0 England 1 (Llanana). Only match as manager for Sam Allerdyce

European Masters – Alex Noren

Fourth round – Djokovic bt Edmund, Pouille bt Nadal, Sevastova bt Konta

The last time Britain had three players in the fourth round of a Grand Slam was when John Lloyd, Anne Hobbs and Jo Durie got to that stage at the 1985 Australian Open

Robert Snodgrass hat-trick for Scotland against Malta

Burghley Horse Trials – Christopher Burton (Australia) riding Nobolis 18

All-Ireland Hurling Final – Tipperary bt Kilkenny

Sep 5

Kosovo play first-ever world cup match, in Finland

Sep 6

Jake Ball hat-trick in first over for Notts against Middlesex

Australia hit new record score of 263-3 (Maxwell 150) against Sri Lanka in Twenty20 international

Sep 7

T20 international (Old Trafford) – Pakistan bt England

Quarter-final – Nishikori bt Murray

Ken Higgs dies

Sep 8

Semi-finals – Pliskova bt Serena Williams, Kerber bt Wozniaki

Sylvia Gore, the scorer of the first official goal for the England women’s football team, dies

Sep 9

Sarah Storey becomes Great Britain's most successful female Paralympian by winning her 12th gold medal

Diamond League final in Brussels. Overall winners –

Men’s 100m – Asafa Powell

Men’s 200m – Alonso Edward

Men’s 400m – LaShawn Merritt

Women’s 100m – Elaine Thompson

Women’s 200m – Dafne Schippers

Women’s 400m – Stephanie Ann McPherson

Women’s 1500m – Laura Muir

Women’s discus – Sandra Perkovic. Won at every meeting

Mixed doubles final – Pavic and Siegemund bt Ram and Vandeweghe

Semi-finals – Djokovic bt Monfils, Wawrinka bt Nishikori

Jockey Kieren Fox escapes unhurt when he fell from his horse in a bizarre incident involving a golf ball during a race at Sandown

Sep 10

Men’s PT2 paratriathlon – Andy Lewis

Kadeena Cox wins gold medals in athletics and cycling

St Leger – Harbour Law (George Baker), trained by Laura Mongan. First-ever woman to train a St Leger winner

Men’s doubles final – Jamie Murray and Soares bt Carreno Busta and Garcia-Lopez

Women’s final – Kerber bt Pliskova

Kerber becomes new women’s No 1

Women’s doubles final – Mattek-Sands and Safarova bt Garcia and Mladenovic

Final – Wawrinka bt Djokovic

Gennady Golovkin beats Kell Brook in middleweight fight at O2 Arena

Vuelta e Espana – Quintana. 2nd Froome

Tour of Britain – Steve Cummings

Great North Run. Men’s – Farah. Women’s – Vivian Cheruiyot

Sep 12

Lukaku hat-trick for Everton against Sunderland

Morgan and Hales pull out of tour of Bangladesh

Sep 13

Barcelona 7 Celtic 0

QPR 0 Newcastle 6

Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup final – FC Dallas bt New England Revolution

Sep 14

Leicester win first match in Champions League, against Club Brugge. Matt Albrighton scores first goal

Aguero hat-trick for Man City against Borussia Munchengladbach

Spurs lose to Monaco at Wembley before a record crowd of 85,011

Aleksander Ceferin, a Slovenian lawyer and head of the country's football association, is elected president of Uefa to succeed Michel Platini

Sep 16

GB men’s 4x400m squad is upgraded to bronze in 2008 Olympics after Russian is disqualified.  Goldie Sayers is upgraded to bronze in the javelin

Davis Cup (Glasgow) – Del Potro bt Murray, Pella bt Edmund

Sep 17

Iranian Para-cyclist Bahman Golbarnezhad dies after a crash during the men's C4-5 road race

Royal London One-Day Cup final – Warwicks bt Surrey

New Zealand win the Rugby Championship with two matches to spare after beating South Africa

Gareth Barry plays 600th Premier League match

Davis Cup – Murray and Murray bt Del Potro and Mayer

Lizzie Armitstead marries Philip Deignan

Sep 18

Paralympics final medal table – 1st China (107-81-51) 239 2nd GB (64-39-44) 147 3rd Ukraine

GB won most medals in swimming, with a total of 47

Sarah Storey’s total of fourteen gold medals puts her ahead of Tanni Grey-Thompson and Dave Roberts as the most successful British Paralympian of the modern era (but still behind Mike Kenny in the all-time list)

Singapore GP – Rosberg, Ricciardo, Hamilton

South Korea's In Gee Chun shoots the lowest ever 72-hole score at a major to win the Evian Championship, finishing 21 under par

Davis Cup – Murray bt Pella, Mayer bt Evans. Argentina won 3-2

IndyCar series – Simon Pagenaud (France)

Jonny Brownlee is helped over the finish line by brother Alistair in a dramatic end to the Triathlon World Series in Mexico. They were overtaken by South African Henri Schoeman, the eventual winner. Victory in Mexico would have given Jonny the world title, but second place left him just four points behind Mario Mola of Spain

Women’s triathlon title won by Flora Duffy of Bermuda

Alan Shearer statue unveiled at St James' Park

Sep 20

Chris Ashton banned for 13 weeks for biting Northampton prop Alex Waller

Sep 21

Rome withdraws bid for 2024 Olympics

Sep 23

Middlesex win Specsavers county championship for first time since 1993. Toby Roland-Jones takes hat-trick with the last three balls of the match against Yorkshire. Captain – James Franklin

Hampshire and Notts are relegated. Essex are promoted

Most runs – Keaton Jennings (Durham)

Most wickets – Jeetan Patel (Warwickshire)

League Leaders’ Shield – Warrington Wolves

Sep 24

Venezuelan Jorge Linares defeats reigning champion Anthony Crolla to claim the WBA lightweight title at Manchester Arena

Tony Pulis reaches 1,000 games as a manager

Cambridgeshire Handicap – Spark Plug

Sep 25

Arnold Palmer dies

The Tour Championship – McIlroy

McIlroy wins $10 million FedEx Cup

Ryan Moore is announced as the final captain's pick for USA Ryder Cup team

Champions League of Darts final (Cardiff) – Taylor bt Van Gerwen

Women’s Super League – Man City

European Open – Alexander Levy (France)

Shanghai Masters final – Ding bt Selby

Berlin Marathon – Kenenisa Bekele

Sep 27

Sam Allerdyce sacked as England manager after 67 days following entrapment by Daily Telegraph. Gareth Southgate becomes caretaker manager

PCA Player of the Year and Young Player of the Year – Ben Duckett (Northants)

Sep 28

Celtic 3 Man City 3. Sterling scores for both teams

Sep 30

USA wins morning foursomes on first day of Ryder Cup 4-0


Oct 1

Gareth O'Brien kicks a drop-goal in golden-point extra time as Salford win the Million Pound Game 19-18 to relegate Hull KR from Super League

Scottish boxer Mike Towell dies in hospital after being seriously injured in a bout

All-Ireland Gaelic Football Final – Dublin bt Mayo

Hull FC skipper Gareth Ellis and vice-captain Danny Houghton share the Rugby League Writers and Broadcasters player of the year award

AFL Grand Final – Western Bulldogs bt Sydney Swans

Oct 2

Ryder Cup (Hazeltine National, Minnesota) – USA 17 Europe 11

Ryan Moore won the point for USA that secured the Ryder Cup

Leading points scorers – Reed 3 ½, Pieters 4

No points – Fitzpatrick, Sullivan, Westwood, Willett

USA team – Fowler, Holmes, Koepka, Kuchar, Dustin Johnson, Zach Johnson, Mickelson, Moore, Reed, Snedeker, Spieth, Walker

Europe team – Cabrera-Bello, Fitzpatrick, Garcia, Kaymer, McIlroy, Pieters, Rose, Stenson, Sullivan, Westwood, Willett, Wood

Ryder Cup 2018 will take place at Le Golf National in Paris

Malaysian GP – Ricciardo, Verstappen, Rosberg

Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (Chantilly) – Found (Ryan Moore), trained by Aidan O’Brien

NRL Grand Final – Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks bt Melbourne Storm

British Touring Car Championship – Gordon Shedden

FA WSL Continental Cup final – Man City bt Birmingham City

Atlanta Braves play their final game at Turner Field. They now move to the new SunTrust Park for the 2017 season

Oct 3

Durham relegated from Division One for financial issues, with Hampshire being reinstated. Durham will start next season with a 48 point deduction

Bob Bradley replaces Francesco Guidolin as manager of Swansea City

Roberto di Matteo sacked as manager of Aston Villa

Rugby League Championship – Leigh Centurions

Oct 5

Neil Warnock replaces Paul Trollope as manager of Cardiff City

Speedway Elite League Grand Final – Wolverhampton Wolves bt Belle Vue Aces

Steve Prescott Man of Steel – Danny Houghton (Hull FC)

Oct 7

Ben Duckett scores 60 and Jake Ball takes 5-51 on England ODI debuts against Bangladesh

Oct 8

England beat Malta 2-0 in Gareth Southgate’s first match in charge

Johanna Konta becomes the first British woman to make the world’s top 10 since Jo Durie in 1984

Super League Grand Final – Wigan bt Warrington. Harry Sunderland Trophy – Liam Farrell. Winning try scored by Josh Charnley, who is moving to Sale Sharks

Australia bt Argentina in Rugby Championship match at Twickenham

Cesarewitch – Sweet Selection

Jan Frodeno (Germany) and Daniela Ryf (Switzerland) retain titles at Ironman World Championships in Hawaii

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

Oct 9

Japanese GP – Rosberg, Verstappen, Hamilton

Mercedes win constructors championship

Rooney faces £3.5 million bill through tax avoidance via Invicta 43 film partnership

Sky rugby league commentator Mike Stephenson retires

Alfred Dunhill Links Championship – Tyrell Hatton

Oct 10

Dickie Jeeps dies

Christian Benteke scores the fastest World Cup qualifying goal after eight seconds for Belgium against Gibraltar

Oct 11

Road Cycling World Championships start in Qatar

Women’s time trial – Amber Neben (USA)

San Marino score their first away goal in a World Cup qualifier in 15 years – despite going on to lose 4-1 to Norway

PGA Tour Player of the Year – Dustin Johnson

Oct 12

Men’s time trial – Tony Martin

England win ODI series against Bangladesh 2-1

Steve Bruce appointed as manager of Aston Villa

Oct 13

Jessica Ennis-Hill retires

Tyson Fury suspended by British Boxing Board of Control

Mike Phelan appointed as manager of Hull City

Oct 15

Women’s road race – Amalie Dideriksen (Denmark). 4th Lizzie Deignan

Bournemouth 6 Hull City 1

Wasps 82 Zebre 14

Steve McClaren re-appointed as manager of Derby County

Champion Stakes – Almanzor

Betfair to sponsor Super League

Oct 16

Men’s road race – Peter Sagan. 2nd Cavendish

Munster Rugby head coach Anthony Foley dies

British Masters – Alex Noren

Queen Elizabeth II Stakes – Minding

British Superbike Championship – Shane Byrne

Oct 19

Ozil hat-trick for Arsenal against Ludogorets Razgrad

Messi hat-trick for Barcelona against Man City

Gary Sprake dies

Oct 20

Gareth Batty plays for England after 11 year absence

Azhar Ali 302 for Pakistan against West Indies

WNBA finals – Los Angeles Sparks bt Minnesota Lynx

Oct 21

India agree to trial DRS for Test series against England

European Track Cycling Championships start in Paris

Oct 22

Speedway Grand Prix – Greg Hancock

New Zealand become the first top-tier nation to win 18 consecutive Tests after beating Australia in the Bledisloe Cup

Chicago Cubs beat LA Dodgers in National League Championship Series to reach World Series for first time since 1945

A public poll on the internet in Russia selects the cartoon wolf Zabivaka as the official mascot of the 2018 FIFA World Cup

Oct 23

Cardinals tie with Seahawks 6-6

US Grand Prix – Hamilton, Rosberg, Ricciardo

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

League of Ireland – Dundalk

Oct 24

First Test (Chittagong) England 293 (Mehedi 6-80) and 240 (Shakib 5-85) Bangladesh 248 and 263. England won by 22 runs

European Golden Boy Award – Renato Sanches (Bayern Munich). 2nd Marcus Rashford

Oct 25

Carlos Alberto dies

Chris Ashton to move from Saracens to Toulon next season

Oct 26

Serie A match between Pescara and Atalanta suspended following an earthquake

Oct 28

Surrey spinner Zafar Ansari makes England debut against Bangladesh

World Billiards Championship. Short – David Causier. Timed – Mike Russell

Oct 30

Second Test (Dakar) Bangladesh 220 (Tamim 104, Moeen 5-57) and 296 England 244 (Mehedi 6-82) and 164 (Mehedi 6-77). Bangladesh won by 108 runs. Series drawn 1-1

Mexican GP – Rosberg, Hamilton, Vettel

European Championship darts final – Van Gerwen bt Mensur Suljovic (Austria)

Bengals 27 Redskins 27. First time an NFL game held in London has gone into overtime

WGC-HSBC Champions – Hideki Matsuyama (Japan). First Asian winner of a World Golf Championships event

WTA Championships final (Singapore) – Cibulkova bt Kerber

Superbike World Championship – Jonathan Rea

Oct 31

Freddy Tylicki is paralysed from the waist down after a fall in a four-horse pile-up at Kempton


Nov 1

Melbourne Cup – Almandin (Kerrin McEvoy)

Nov 2

World Series – Chicago Cubs bt Cleveland Indians 4-3. First win since 1908, ending the Curse of the Billy Goat. MVP – Ben Zobrist

Nov 3

Kraigg Brathwaite becomes the first opener to end not out in both innings of a Test as West Indies beat Pakistan

Paris Masters quarter-final – Cilic bt Djokovic

Nov 4

Fifa opens disciplinary proceedings over the Republic of Ireland’s use of a logo to commemorate the centenary of the Easter Rising

Lance Stoll is named as the replacement for the retiring Felipe Massa at Williams in 2017

Steph Curry's record streak of 157 games with a three-pointer ends

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink sacked as manager of QPR

Semi-finals – Murray bt Raonic, Isner bt Cilic

Murray becomes world No 1 after Raonic withdrew due to injury. Djokovic had topped the rankings for 122 weeks

Ladbrokes Four Nations rugby league matches played at Ricoh Arena

Ireland defeat New Zealand 40–29 at Soldier Field in Chicago. The win is Ireland's first ever over the All Blacks in 29 matches and 111 years, and also ends the All Blacks' record-setting Test match winning streak at 18

Nov 5

Breeders’ Cup Classic – Arrogate

Final – Murray bt Isner

WTA Elite Trophy final – Kvitova bt Svitolina

China Championship final – Higgins bt Bingham

Kenya's Mary Keitany becomes the first woman to win three consecutive New York Marathons for 30 years. Men’s race won by Eritrean world champion Ghirmay Ghebreslassie

Turkish Open – Thorbjorn Olesen (Denmark)

Philippine Senator Manny Pacquiao defeats Jessie Vargas in Las Vegas to claim the WBO welterweight title

Nov 6

Vendee Globe starts in France

Champion jockey – Jim Crowley

Champion trainer – Aidan O’Brien

Men’s World Squash Championship final (Cairo) – Karim Abdel Gawad (Egypt) bt Ramy Ashour (Egypt)

Nov 7

Steph Curry claims a record 13 three-pointers in a single game

Carabao to sponsor EFL Cup from 2017

Nov 8

Checkatrade Trophy – Chelsea bt Oxford 13-12 on penalties. 34 penalties taken in longest penalty shootout in English football

Nov 9

Haseeb Hameeb, aged 19, makes debut for England against India

Cartier Horse of the Year – Minding

Nov 11

England 3 Scotland 0

Four Nations – Scotland 18 New Zealand 18. Match played in Workington

Nov 12

England beat South Africa for first time since 2006. Elliot Daly makes debut for England

Ross Ford wins 100th cap for Scotland

Conor McGregor becomes the first mixed martial artist to simultaneously hold world titles in two different weight divisions

Four Nations – England 18 Australia 36. Match played at London Stadium

Nov 13

First Test (Rajkot) England 537 (Root 124, Moeen 127, Stokes 128) and 260-3 (Cook 130) India 488 (Vijay 126, Pujara 124) and 172-6. Match drawn

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

Constructors’ champion – Honda

Moto2 – Johann Zarco (France)

Moto3 – Brad Binder (South Africa)

Fed Cup final – Czech Republic bt France

Brazilian GP – Hamilton, Rosberg, Verstappen. 9th Nasr, winning the first points for Sauber this season

Hamilton moves ahead of Alain Prost in second place on the all-time Formula 1 winners' list with his 52nd win

Rochelle Clark becomes England's most-capped player, overtaking fellow prop Jason Leonard by making her 115th international appearance. She is now level with Scotland's Donna Kennedy as the record caps holder in the women's game

World Rugby Awards –

Player of the Year – Beauden Barrett (New Zealand)

Team of the Year – New Zealand

Coach of the Year – Steve Hansen (New Zealand)

Breakthrough Player of the Year – Maro Itoje

Women's Player of the Year – Sarah Hunter

Nov 15

England 2 Spain 2

Ron Dennis forced to quit by McLaren

Nov 16

Jack Bodell dies

National League MVP – Kris Bryant (Chicago Cubs). American League MVP – Mike Trout (Los Angeles Angels)

Nov 18

ATP World Tour Finals group tables –

John McEnroe Group – Murray, Nishikori, Wawrinka, Cilic

Ivan Lendl Group – Djokovic, Raonic, Thiem, Monfils

Goffin replaced Monfils for final match

Nov 19

Semi-finals – Murray bt Raonic in longest-ever ATP Finals match, Djokovic bt Nishikori

Italy beat South Africa for the first time in rugby union

Nov 20

Final – Murray bt Djokovic

Men’s doubles final – Kontinen and Peers bt Klaasen and Ram

World Rally Championship – Sebastien Ogier, driving a VW Polo

DP World Tour Championship – Matthew Fitzpatrick

Race to Dubai – Henrik Stenson

Four Nations final (Anfield) Australia bt New Zealand. Mel Meninga is manager of Australia. Captain – Cameron Smith

Ben Ainslie's Land Rover BAR team wins the America's Cup World Series

Grand Slam of Darts final – Van Gerwen bt Wade

CMF Group Tour Championship – Charley Hull. First LPGA title

NASCAR Sprint Cup – Jimmie Johnson. 7th Cup championship, which ties the all-time record set by Richard Petty in 1979 and Dale Earnhardt in 1994

Craig Reedie is elected for a second term as President of WADA

Nov 21

Second Test (Visakhapatnam) India 455 (Pujara 119, Kohli 167) and 204 England 255 (Ashwin 5-57) and 155. India won by 246 runs

Nov 22

Bruce Arena replaces Jurgen Klinsmann as manager of USA

Borussia Dortmund 8 Legia Warsaw 4

The identity of the Las Vegas team that will become the NHL's 31st franchise in the 2017–18 season is unveiled as the Vegas Golden Knights

Nov 24

Steven Gerrard retires

William Hill Sports Book of the Year – ‘Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life’ by William Finnegan

Nov 25

Four police forces in England say they are actively investigating allegations of child sexual abuse in association football. Several ex-players have gone public with allegations against former Crewe Alexandra and Manchester City coach Barry Bennell

Nov 26

Faf du Plessis charged with ball tampering by ICC

Spurs become last team in the Premier League to lose a match, to Chelsea

Swansea 5 Crystal Palace 4

Elliot Daly sent off for England against Argentina

Hennessey Gold Cup – Native River

European Curling Championships (Braehead Arena, Renfrew) –

Men's team – Sweden

Women's team – Russia

Nov 27

Abu Dhabi GP – Hamilton, Rosberg, Vettel

Final standings – 1st Rosberg 385 points, 2nd Hamilton 380 points, 3rd Ricciardo

Constructors – 1st Mercedes 765 points, 2nd Red Bull 468 points, 3rd Ferrari

Race winners – Hamilton 10, Rosberg 9, Ricciardo 1, Verstappen 1

Pole positions – Hamilton 12, Rosberg 8, Ricciardo 1

Jenson Button retires

Scottish League Cup final – Celtic bt Aberdeen. 100th major trophy won by Celtic

Davis Cup final – Argentina 3 Croatia 2. Delbonis bt Karlovic in deciding match

Peter Lines and his son Oliver both reach the third round of UK Snooker Championship

Mark Allen 147 against Rod Lawler

Players Championship final – Van Gerwen bt Dave Chisnall

Grey Cup – Ottawa Redblacks bt Calgary Stampeders

Japan Cup – Kitasan Black

Nov 29

Third Test (Mohali) England 283 and 236 India 417 (Stokes 5-73) and 104-2. India won by 8 wickets

Jessica Ennis-Hill will be awarded her third World Championship heptathlon gold medal, after Tatyana Chernova is stripped of the 2011 title

Ben Woodburn, aged 17, becomes Liverpool’s youngest ever goal scorer

Nov 30

Bonus point system introduced for 2017 Six Nations

Gareth Southgate appointed as manager of England on a four-year deal


Dec 2

Nico Rosberg retires

World Athletes of the Year – Usain Bolt and Almaz Ayana

Dec 3

England beat Australia to equal their record of 14 successive rugby union Test wins

Sanchez hat-trick for Arsenal against West Ham

Preston players Jermaine Beckford and Eoin Doyle sent off for fighting each other

Chelsea apologise to Gary Johnson over sex abuse he suffered as a youth team member in the 1970s

Dec 4

Winmau World Masters – Glen Durrant

UK Championship final (York Barbican) – Selby bt O’Sullivan. Five centuries were scored in the final six frames

2017 British Figure Skating Championships. Men – Graham Newberry. Women – Natasha McKay

Hero World Challenge – Hideki Matsuyama

Dec 5

Thomas Bjorn to captain 2018 Europe Ryder Cup team

BBC Wales Sports Person of the Year – Jade Jones

CONMEBOL officially awards Brazilian team Chapecoense the 2016 Copa Sudamericana title in the wake of the plane crash that killed almost the entire team

Dec 6

Lucas Perez hat-trick for Arsenal against Basle

WTA Tour Player of the Year – Angelique Kerber

Dec 7

MCC to introduce sendings-off and to restrict bat-thickness and edge-thickness

London Welsh to enter liquidation

Porto 5 Leicester 0

Dec 8

Keaton Jennings scores a century on Test debut for England against India

Cambridge win Varsity match for first time since 2009

Referees are able to use a pitch-side monitor for the first time to review decisions in the Club World Cup

Dec 9

Dylan Hartley sent off against Leinster and is banned for six weeks

Badminton, archery, fencing, weightlifting and wheelchair rugby to lose all UK Sport funding for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo

Mosconi Cup (Alexandra Palace) – Team Europe bt Team USA

Sunday Times and Sky Sports Sportswomen of the Year – Laura Kenny

Dec 10

Kal Yafai wins the WBA super-flyweight title to become the first boxing world champion from Birmingham

Joseph Parker (New Zealand) wins IBF world heavyweight title

Tom Brady sets a new NFL record with his 201st win

Vardy hat-trick against Man City

MLS Cup – Seattle Sounders FC bt Toronto FC

Dec 11

Crewe Alexandra director Dario Gradi suspended pending a Football Association investigation that claims he "smoothed over" a complaint of sexual assault against a Chelsea scout in the 1970s

International Premier Tennis League final – Singapore Slammers bt Indian Aces

Dec 12

Fourth Test (Mumbai) England 400 (Jennings 112, Ashwin 6-112) and 195 (Ashwin 6-55) India 631 (Vijay 136, Kohli 235, J Yadav 104). India won by an innings and 36 runs

Walter Swinburn dies

Ballon d'Or – Cristiano Ronaldo 2nd Lionel Messi 3rd Antoine Griezmann

BBC African Footballer of the Year – Riyad Mahrez

Dec 13

International Tennis Federation World Champions – Murray and Kerber

Men’s doubles World Champions – Jamie Murray and Bruno Soares

Dec 14

Club World Cup semi-final – Kashima Antlers bt Atletico National (Colombia)

Salomon Rondon hat-trick for WBA against Swansea, becoming only the second player to score a hat-trick of headers in the Premier League, with Everton striker Duncan Ferguson the only other to do so, against Bolton in 1997

Dec 15

Zola replaces Gary Rowett as manager of Birmingham City

Semi-final – Real Madrid bt America (Mexico)

Dec 16

Liam Dawson makes debut for England against India

T20 Challenge final (Pretoria) – Titans bt Warriors

Dec 17

Leinster 60 Northampton 13

51-year-old Bernard Hopkins loses final fight, against Joe Smith

Dec 18

Scottish Open final – Fu bt Higgins

Club World Cup final (Yokohama) Real Madrid 4 (Ronaldo 3) Kashima Antlers 2

Final ranking – Real Madrid, Kashima Antlers, Atletico National, America, Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors, Mamelodi Sundowns, Auckland City

BBC Sports Personality of the Year (Genting Arena, Birmingham) 1st Andy Murray, 2nd Alistair Brownlee, 3rd Nick Skelton

Overseas Personality – Simon Biles

Coach – Claudio Ranieri

Team – Leicester City

Young Personality – Ellie Robinson

Lifetime Achievement Award – Michael Phelps

Helen Rollason award – Ben Smith

Unsung hero – Marcellus Baz

Dec 19

Fifa fines all four home nations for displaying poppies during World Cup qualifiers around Armistice Day

Bobsleigh and skeleton World Championships in 2017 will be held in the German resort of Koenigssee after the event was taken away from Sochi following claims of doping

Dec 20

Fifth Test (Chennai) England 477 (Moeen 146) and 207 (Jadeja 7-48) India 759-7 (Rahul 199, Nair 303). India won by an innings and 75 runs. India win series 4-0

England’s first innings score of 477 is the highest by any side that has gone on to lose by an innings

Dec 21

Petra Kvitova injured in a potentially career-threatening knife attack at her home

Cricket Australia bans the black and pink bat used by Sydney Thunder's Andre Russell in the Big Bash after it left marks on the ball

Dec 22

Florida Panthers winger Jaromir Jagr becomes the second highest points scorer in NFL history behind Wayne Gretsky

John Buckingham dies

International Cricket Council awards –

Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy for ICC cricketer of the year – Ravichandran Ashwin

Test cricketer of the year – Ravichandran Ashwin

ODI cricketer of the year – Quinton de Kock

Dec 23

Miruts Yifter dies

Sam Allardyce replaces Alan Pardew as manager of Crystal Palace

Dec 26

Bristol win for the first time in Aviva Premiership, against Worcester. Hat-trick for Tom Varndell

King George VI Chase – Thistlecrack

Dec 27

Welsh Grand National – Native River

Bob Bradley sacked as manager of Swansea

Dec 28

Bradley Wiggins retires

Ana Ivanovic retires

Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race – Perpetual LOYAL

Dec 30

New Saints break Ajax’s 44-year-old world record for the longest winning streak in top-flight football, with their 27th win in a row

Amanda Nunes defeats Ronda Rousey to retain the Women's Bantamweight title at UFC 207

Dec 31

Andre Gray hat-trick for Burnley against Sunderland

New Years Honours –

Knighthood – Andy Murray, Mo Farah, Lee Pearson

Dame – Jessica Ennis-Hill, Katherine Grainger

Companion of Honour – Roger Bannister

CBE – Jason Kenny, Laura Kenny, Charlotte Dujardin, Nick Skelton, Sascha Kindred, Sophie Christiansen

OBE – Nicola Adams, Kate Richardson-Walsh, Chris Coleman, Pete Reed, Andrew Triggs Hodge, Ed Clancy, Jody Cundy, John Gosden

MBE – Jonathan Agnew, Michael O’Neill, GB women’s hockey team