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Deaths in May

Deaths in May 2009:

Current sporting seasons

Australian rules football 2009

  • Australian Football League

Auto racing 2009

Baseball 2009

Basketball 2009

Football (soccer) 2009

National teams competitions
  • 2010 FIFA World Cup Qualifying
International clubs competitions
Domestic (national) competitions
  • Argentina
  • Brazil
  • Japan
  • Norway
  • Russia
  • Major League Soccer (USA&Canada)
  • Women's Professional Soccer (USA)

Golf 2009

Ice hockey 2009

  • Stanley Cup Finals

Lacrosse 2009

  • Major League Lacrosse

Motorcycle racing 2009

Rugby league 2009

Rugby union 2009

See also: 2009 in sports, Portal:Sports and games

Days of the month

May 31, 2009 (Sunday)

Auto racing

Baseball

Cycling

Football (soccer)

Golf

Ice hockey

Motorcycle racing

Rugby union

Tennis

May 30, 2009 (Saturday)

Auto racing

Baseball

Basketball

Cricket

Cycling

Football (soccer)

Ice hockey

Rugby union

Tennis

May 29, 2009 (Friday)

Baseball

Basketball

Cricket

Cycling

Football (soccer)

Horse racing

Tennis

May 28, 2009 (Thursday)

Basketball

Cricket

Cycling

Football (soccer)

  • Copa Libertadores Quarterfinals, first leg:
  • European domestic (national) competitions: (teams that win titles in bold)
    • Croatia Croatian Cup Final, second leg: (first leg result in parentheses)
      • Hajduk Split 3–0 (0–3) Dinamo Zagreb. Aggregate score 3–3, Dinamo win 4–3 in penalty shootout.
        • Dinamo Zagreb win the Croatian Cup for the 10th time in their history and complete a League and Cup double for the 3rd successive year.

Shooting

Tennis

May 27, 2009 (Wednesday)

Basketball

Cricket

Cycling

Football (soccer)

Ice hockey

Shooting

Tennis

May 26, 2009 (Tuesday)

Basketball

Cricket

Football (soccer)

Ice hockey

Shooting

Tennis

May 25, 2009 (Monday)

Auto racing

Basketball

Cycling

Darts

Football (soccer)

  • European domestic (national) competitions:
    • England Football League Championship play-off Final in Wembley, London:

Lacrosse

Shooting

Tennis

May 24, 2009 (Sunday)

Auto racing

Basketball

Cricket

Cycling

Football (soccer)

Golf

Ice hockey

Rugby union

Shooting

Tennis

May 23, 2009 (Saturday)

Auto racing

Basketball

Cycling

Football (soccer)

Ice hockey

Lacrosse

Mixed martial arts

Rugby union

Shooting

Tennis

May 22, 2009 (Friday)

Baseball

Basketball

Cycling

Football (soccer)

  • UEFA Women's Cup Finals, second leg: (first leg result in parentheses)
    • Duisburg Germany 1–1 (6–0) Russia Zvezda Perm. Duisburg win 7–1 on aggregate.
      • Duisburg win the title for the first time.

Ice hockey

Rugby union

May 21, 2009 (Thursday)

Basketball

Cricket

  • West Indies in England:
    • 1st ODI in Leeds:
      • Match abandoned without a ball bowled

Cycling

Football (soccer)

Ice hockey

May 20, 2009 (Wednesday)

Basketball

Cycling

Football (soccer)

Shooting

May 19, 2009 (Tuesday)

Basketball

Cycling

Football (soccer)

Ice hockey

Shooting

May 18, 2009 (Monday)

Cricket

  • West Indies in England:

Cycling

Football (soccer)

Ice hockey

Shooting

May 17, 2009 (Sunday)

Auto racing

Badminton

  • Sudirman Cup in Guangzhou, China:
    • Final: China  3–0  Korea
      • China win the Cup for the third successive time and the seventh time in last 8 tournaments, without losing a match throughout the tournament.

Basketball

Cricket

Cycling

Football (soccer)

Golf

Ice hockey

Lacrosse

Motorcycle racing

Shooting

Snooker

Tennis

  • ATP Tour and WTA Tour:
    • Madrid Masters in Madrid, Spain: (seeding in parentheses)
      • Men's final: Roger Federer Switzerland (2) def. Rafael Nadal Spain (1) 6–4, 6–4
        • Federer wins his first ATP title of the year and stops Nadal's winning streak on clay at 33 matches.
      • Women's final: Dinara Safina Russia (1) def. Caroline Wozniacki Denmark (9) 6–2, 6–4
        • Safina wins second tournament in successive weeks after her victory in Rome last week. Wozniacki reach her first career tier I final.

May 16, 2009 (Saturday)

Auto racing

Badminton

Basketball

  • Asia Champions Cup in Jakarta, Indonesia: (teams in bold clinch quarterfinal berths, teams in strike are eliminated)
    • Group A:
      • Al-Qadsia Kuwait 93–98 Philippines Smart Gilas
        • Gilas clinch the group's second best record and the best preliminary round finish by a Filipino team since 1996. They'll face Al-Arabi in the quarterfinals.
      • Sangmu South Korea 56–90 Iran Mahram
        • Mahram clinch the top spot in the group to face idle Young Cagers of India.
    • Group B:
      • Satria Muda Indonesia 79–59 India Young Cagers
        • Satria Muda book the first Indonesian quarterfinal berth since the tournament expanded into three knockout rounds in 2004 to meet Lebanese club Al-Riyadi in the quarterfinals.
      • Zain Jordan 94–62 Qatar Al-Arabi
        • Zain clinch the top spot in the group to face Sangmu in the final eight.

Cricket

Cycling

Field hockey

Football (soccer)

Horse racing

  • U.S. Triple Crown:
    • Preakness Stakes in Baltimore:
      • (1) Rachel Alexandra (2) Mine That Bird (3) Musket Man
        • The favored Rachel Alexandra is the first filly to win the Preakness since 1924. Calvin Borel, who rode Mine That Bird to victory in the Kentucky Derby, becomes the first jockey ever to win the first two legs of the same year's Triple Crown on two different horses. With this race, Affirmed will remain the last Triple Crown winner for at least another year.

Lacrosse

Rugby union

Shooting

May 15, 2009 (Friday)

Badminton

  • Sudirman Cup in Guangzhou, China:
    • 5th place playoff:
    • 7th place playoff:
      • Hong Kong  1–3  Japan
        • Hong Kong is relegated to Group 2 in 2011 Sudirman Cup.
    • 9th place playoff:
      • Thailand  3–0  Russia
        • Thailand is promoted to Group 1 in 2011.

Basketball

  • Asia Champions Cup in Jakarta, Indonesia: (teams in bold clinch quarterfinal berths, teams in strike are eliminated)
    • Group A:
    • Group B:
      • Al-Arabi Qatar 77–84 Indonesia Satria Muda
      • Young Cagers India 82–76 United Arab Emirates Al-Wasl

Cricket

Cycling

Field hockey

Football (soccer)

  • European Under-17 Championship in Germany:
    • Semi-finals:
      • Switzerland  1–2  Netherlands in Grimma
      • Germany  2–0  Italy in Dessau-Rosslau

Lacrosse

Shooting

  • ISSF World Cup in Munich, Germany: (Qualification scores in parentheses)
    • Men's trap: 1 Massimo Fabbrizi Italy 148 (125 EWR) 2 Gao Bo China 145+6 (123) 3 Anton Glasnović Croatia 145+5 (123)
      • In the qualification round, Fabbrizi equalled the world record with a perfect 125.

May 14, 2009 (Thursday)

Badminton

Basketball

Cricket

Cycling

Field hockey

Football (soccer)

  • Copa Libertadores Round of 16, first leg:
  • Copa Libertadores Round of 16, second leg: (first leg score in parentheses)
    • Cruzeiro Brazil 1–0 (2–1) Chile Universidad de Chile. Cruzeiro win 3–1 on aggregate.
    • Libertad Paraguay 0–0 (0–3) Argentina Estudiantes. Estudiantes win 3–0 on aggregate.

Ice hockey

Shooting

  • ISSF World Cup in Munich, Germany: (Qualification scores in parentheses)
    • Women's trap: 1 Irina Laricheva Russia 92 (72) 2 Lu Xingyu China 91 (72) 3 Susanne Kiermayer Germany 90 (72)

May 13, 2009 (Wednesday)

Badminton

  • Sudirman Cup in Guangzhou, China: (teams in bold advance to the semifinnals; teams in strike will play in relegation playoff)
    • Group 1A:
      • Korea  3–2  Hong Kong
        • Korea will play against the loser of China vs. Indonesia match in the semifinals on May 16.
    • Group 1B:
      • England  4–1  Japan
        • Japan and Hong Kong will meet on May 15, with the losing team relegating to group 2 in 2011 Sudirman Cup.

Basketball

Cycling

Football (soccer)

Ice hockey

May 12, 2009 (Tuesday)

Badminton

Basketball

Cycling

Field hockey

Football (soccer)

Ice hockey

May 11, 2009 (Monday)

Badminton

Basketball

Cycling

Field hockey

Football (soccer

  • Israel Israel women's cup final:
    • Maccabi Holon 4–2 (AET) ASA Tel Aviv
      • Sivan Fahima scores a hat-trick and leads Holon to its seventh consecutive title, after ASA levelled the score in the 11th minute of injury time to send the match to extra time.

Ice hockey

May 10, 2009 (Sunday)

Auto racing

Badminton

Basketball

Cycling

Field hockey

Football (soccer)

Golf

Ice hockey

Motorcycle racing

Snooker

Tennis

May 9, 2009 (Saturday)

Auto racing

Basketball

Cycling

Field hockey

Football (soccer)

Ice hockey

Rugby union

Shooting

Tennis

May 8, 2009 (Friday)

Auto racing

Baseball

Basketball

Cricket

  • West Indies in England:
    • 1st Test in Lord's, London, day 3:
      •  England 377 and 32/0;  West Indies 152 and 256 (f/o). England win by 10 wickets, lead 2-match series 1–0.

Ice hockey

Shooting

  • ISSF World Cup in Cairo, Egypt: (Qualification scores in parentheses)
    • Women's skeet: 1 Danka Barteková Slovakia 97+2 (72) 2 Sutiya Jiewchaloemmit Thailand 97+1 (74 EWR) 3 Connie Smotek United States 95 (70)
      • In the qualification round, Thailand's Jiewchaloemmit equalled the world record, hitting 74 of 75 targets.

Water polo

  • World League:
    • Preliminary round, Europe group C, matchday 5 of 6:

May 7, 2009 (Thursday)

Baseball

Basketball

Cricket

  • West Indies in England:
  • Australia vs Pakistan in UAE:

Football (soccer)

Ice hockey

Tennis

  • News:
    • The father of Serbian-Australian player Jelena Dokić is arrested in Serbia for an alleged bomb threat against the Australian ambassador to Serbia, not long after his daughter told an Australian magazine that he had physically abused her during her early days on the tennis circuit. (The Times)

May 6, 2009 (Wednesday)

Basketball

College sports

Cricket

Football (soccer)

Ice hockey

Shooting

May 5, 2009 (Tuesday)

Basketball

Football (soccer)

Ice hockey

Table Tennis

  • World Championships in Yokohama, Japan: (seeding in parentheses)
    • Men singles final: Wang Hao China (1) bt Wang Liqin China (5) 4–0 (11–9, 13–11, 11–5, 11–9)
    • Women singles final: Zhang Yining China (1) bt Guo Yue China (2) 4–2 (10–12, 3–11, 11–2, 11–7, 11–7, 11–9)

Water polo

  • World League:
    • Preliminary round, Europe group A, matchday 5:
      • France  9–12  Greece
        • France is eliminated.
    • Preliminary round, Europe group B:
      • Romania  9–11  Montenegro
        • Romania is eliminated. Italy receives the group's place in the Super Final, as Montenegro was automatically qualified as the host.
    • Preliminary round, Europe group C:
      • Germany  5–11  Croatia
        • Croatia clinches the group's qualifying place.

May 4, 2009 (Monday)

Basketball

Football (soccer)

Ice hockey

  • Stanley Cup playoffs: (Seeding in parentheses)
  • World Championship in Berne and Kloten, Switzerland: (teams in bold advance to the quarterfinals, teams in strike are eliminated)
    • Group E:
      • Sweden  6–3  France
        • Sweden secure 2nd place in the group, and will play against the Czech Republic in the quarterfinal.
      • United States  3–4 (OT)  Switzerland
        • The result gives Latvia a quarterfinal berth, while Switzerland is eliminated. The United States take third place in the group, with Latvia in fourth place.
        • Final standings: Russia 14 points, Sweden 10, USA 8, Latvia 7, Switzerland 6, France 0.
    • Group F:
      • Slovakia  3–2 (OT)  Norway
      • Canada  3–4 (SO)  Finland
        • Canada earns the top spot in the group by forcing overtime, and will play against Latvia in the quarterfinal. Finland finish second and will meet USA.
        • Final standings: Canada 13 points, Finland 11, Czech Republic 9, Belarus 6, Slovakia 4, Norway 2.
    • Relegation Round: (teams in bold stay in top division, teams in strike are relegated to Division I)
      • Hungary  1–2  Germany
      • Denmark  5–2  Austria
        • Final standings: Denmark 9 points, Austria 6, Germany 3, Hungary 0.
        • Denmark rallies from 2 goals down to win the game, and secure a place in the top Division next year as the group winner, along with the host Germany, while Austria and Hungary will play in Division I in 2010. Italy and Kazakhstan won promotion from Division I and will play in the top division next year.

Shooting

Snooker

Table tennis

  • World Championships in Yokohama, Japan: (seeding in parentheses)
    • Men's doubles final: Chen Qi/Wang Hao China (1) bt Ma Long/Xu Xin China (2) 4–1 (6–11, 13–11, 13–11, 11–5, 11–9)
    • Women's doubles final: Guo Yue/Li Xiaoxia China (1) bt Ding Ning/Guo Yan China 4–1 (11–8, 12–10, 11–4, 3–11, 11–7)
    • China is guaranteed a clean sweep of all titles, as the men and women singles finals on May 5 will also be all-Chinese matches.

May 3, 2009 (Sunday)

Auto racing

Basketball

Cricket

Cycling

Football (soccer)

  • OFC Champions League Final, second leg: (first leg result in parentheses)
    • Auckland New Zealand 2–2 (7–2) Solomon Islands Koloale
      • Auckland win 9–4 on aggregate for its second title and 4th successive title for New Zealand teams.
  • CAF Champions League Second Round, second leg: (First leg score in parentheses, winners advance to the group stage, losers go to CAF Confederation Cup)
  • Brazil Brazilian football:
    • Rio de Janeiro Championship, second leg: (first leg result in parentheses)
    • São Paulo Championship, second leg: (first leg result in parentheses)
      • Corinthians 1–1 (3–1) Santos. Corinthians win 4–2 on aggregate.

Golf

Ice hockey

Motorcycle racing

Rugby union

Shooting

  • ISSF World Cup in Cairo, Egypt: (Qualification scores in parentheses)
    • Women's trap: 1 Daniela Del Din San Marino 89 (70) 2 Jessica Rossi Italy 86 (70) 3 Rachael Lynn Heiden United States 81 (66)

Table Tennis

  • World Championships in Yokohama, Japan: (seeding in parentheses)
    • Mixed doubles final: Li Ping/Cao Zhen China (20) bt Zhang Jike/Mu Zi China (27) 4–2 (11–6, 4–11, 11–7, 9–11, 13–11, 11–8)

Tennis

  • ATP Tour:
    • Internazionali BNL d'Italia in Rome, Italy:
      • Final: Spain Rafael Nadal def. Serbia Novak Djokovic 7–6(2), 6–2
        • Nadal wins in Rome for the 4th time in 5 years, and his 3rd title in consecutive weeks. He also extends his winning streak on clay to 29 matches, and takes sole possession of 2nd place in career ATP Masters 1000 titles with 15 trophies, 2 less than Andre Agassi.
  • WTA Tour:
    • Porsche Tennis Grand Prix in Stuttgart, Germany
      • Final: Russia Svetlana Kuznetsova def. Russia Dinara Safina, 6–4, 6–3
        • Kuznetsova wins her 10th career WTA Tour title and first since August 2007, ending a streak of 6 losses in finals.

May 2, 2009 (Saturday)

American football

Auto racing

Basketball

Boxing

Cycling

Football (soccer)

  • CAF Champions League Second Round, second leg: (First leg score in parentheses, winners advance to the group stage, losers go to CAF Confederation Cup)
  • Greece Greek Cup Final in Athens:
    • AEK Athens 4–4 (AET) Olympiacos. Olimpiacos win 15–14 in penalty shootout
      • 17 penalties for each team are required to decide the match. Olympiacos win the Cup for the 24th time and completes a league and cup double for the 4th time in 5 years.
  • Spain El Clásico in Madrid:
    • Real Madrid 2–6 Barcelona
      • Barcelona score 6 goals in the Bernabéu for the first time in the rivalry's history, and extend their lead in La Liga to 7 points with 4 matches remaining.

Horse racing

Ice hockey

Rugby union

  • Heineken Cup Semi-finals:
    • Munster 6–25 Leinster in Dublin
      • Leinster score three tries to Munster's none and eliminate the reigning champions, in a match watched by a crowd of 82,208, the largest ever to witness a club rugby match.

Tennis

May 1, 2009 (Friday)

Auto racing

Basketball

Cricket

  • Australia vs Pakistan in UAE:

Cycling

Ice hockey



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