June 2008 in sports


June 2008 in sports

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30 June 2008 (Monday)

*Cricket:
**Asia Cup in Pakistan:
***cr-rt|SRI 332-8 (50 overs) beat cr|BAN 174 ( 38.3 overs ) by 158 runs

29 June 2008 (Sunday)

*Association football:
**UEFA Euro 2008 - Final:
***fb-rt|ESP 1–0 fb|GER
****Spain win the European championship for the 2nd time, after an interval of 44 years. Fernando Torres scored the winning goal in the 33rd minute.

*Athletics (track and field):
**In the United States qualifying for the Olympics, Tyson Gay runs the 100-meter dash in a wind-aided 9.68 seconds, the fastest time ever recorded in the event. Because of the wind, the time does not count as a world record. ( [http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080630/ap_on_sp_ol/oly_ath_track_trials100_1;_ylt=Aj7g3yhmtSorjgB6NMROn58E1vAI AP via Yahoo] )

*Auto racing:
**Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters: Round 5 at Norisring, Germany
***(1) Jamie Green flagicon|GBR (2) Bruno Spengler flagicon|CAN (3) Timo Scheider flagicon|DEU
**NASCAR Sprint Cup: Lenox Industrial Tools 301 in Loudon, New Hampshire::*(1) Kurt Busch flagicon|Nevada (2) Michael Waltrip flagicon|Kentucky (3) J. J. Yeley flagicon|Arizona

*Cricket:
**Australia in the West Indies:
***3rd ODI at St. George's:
**Asia Cup in Pakistan:
***cr-rt|SRI 302-7 (50 overs) beat cr|PAK 238-9 (50 overs) by 64 runs
**Bermuda in Canada:
***2nd ODI at King City, Ontario:

*Field hockey:
**2008 Men's Hockey Champions Trophy in Rotterdam, Netherlands:
***Final: fh-rt|AUS 4 – 1 fh|ESP (Australia claim ninth title)
***Third place play-off: fh-rt|ARG 2 - 2 fh|NED AET, Argentina win 5 - 3 in penalty shootout

*Golf:
**PGA Tour:
***Buick Open in Grand Blanc, Michigan:
**European Tour:
***Open de France in France:
**LPGA Tour:
***U.S. Women's Open in Edina, Minnesota: Inbee Park, a 19-year-old South Korean, becomes the youngest winner of this event in history.

*Motorcycle racing:
**Superbike: Misano Superbike World Championship round at Misano Adriatico, Italy:
***Race 1 (1) Max Neukirchner flagicon|DEU (2) Troy Corser flagicon|AUS (3) Troy Bayliss flagicon|AUS
***Race 2 (1) Ruben Xaus flagicon|ESP (2) Max Biaggi flagicon|ITA (3) Troy Bayliss flagicon|AUS

28 June 2008 (Saturday)

*Auto racing::*IRL: SunTrust Indy Challenge in Richmond, Virginia::(1) Tony Kanaan flagicon|BRA (2) Hélio Castroneves flagicon|BRA (3) Scott Dixon flagicon|NZL

*Baseball:
**The Los Angeles Dodgers defeat the Los Angeles Angels, 1-0, despite not getting a hit. The Dodgers score on an error, a stolen base, another error and a sacrifice fly in the fifth inning. The game does not count as an official no-hitter for Jered Weaver and Jose Arredondo because the Angels do not bat in the ninth. ( [http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080629/ap_on_sp_ba_ga_su/bbo_angels_dodgers_6;_ylt=AtCcjRdLSDM7JEZvYM4RXmME1vAI AP via Yahoo)]

*Boxing: "Lethal Combination" card at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada
**flagicon|PHI Manny Pacquiao knocks out flagicon|USA David Díaz to win the WBC lightweight title.
**flagicon|USA Steven Luevano fought flagicon|PUR Mario Santiago to a draw to retain the WBO featherweight title.
**flagicon|USA Monte Barrett knocks out flagicon|USA Tye Fields on a heavyweight bout.
**flagicon|MEX Francisco Lorenzo def. flagicon|MEX Humberto Soto via disqualification.

*Cricket:
**New Zealand in England:
***5th ODI at Lord's, London: cr-rt|NZ 266/5 (50 ov) beat cr|ENG 215 (47.5 ov) by 51 runs.
****New Zealand win 5-match series 3-1.
**Asia Cup in Pakistan:
***cr|IND 284/3 (43.2 ov) beat cr-rt|BAN 283/6 (50 ov) by 7 wickets.
**Bermuda in Canada:
***1st ODI at King City, Ontario

*Football (soccer):
**2010 FIFA World Cup qualification (CAF):
***Group 5: fb-rt|GAB 2–0 fb|LES

*Motorcycle racing::*Moto GP: Dutch TT at Assen, Netherlands:::(1) Casey Stoner flagicon|AUS (2) Dani Pedrosa flagicon|ESP (3) Colin Edwards flagicon|USA

*Rugby union:
**Mid-year Tests:
*** ru-rt|AUS 34–13 ru|FRA at Sydney
*** ru-rt|ARG 12–13 ru|ITA at Córdoba
**Top 14 Final in Saint-Denis, France:
***Clermont 20–26 Toulouse

27 June 2008 (Friday)

*Cricket:
**Australia in the West Indies:
***2nd ODI at St. George's: cr|AUS 213/5 (50 ov) beat cr|WIN 140/8 (41/41 ov) by 63 runs (D/L method).
****Australia lead 5-match series 2–0.

26 June 2008 (Thursday)

*Football (soccer):
**UEFA Euro 2008 - Semi-finals:
***fb-rt|ESP 3–0 fb|RUS
****Spain repeat its convincing win over Russia in the group stage, and advance to the final against Germany on Sunday.

*Cricket:
**Asia Cup in Pakistan:
***Group A: cr|SRI 290/9 (50 ov) beat cr|UAE 148 (36.3 ov) by 142 runs
***Group B: cr|IND 301/4 (42.1 ov) beat cr|PAK 299/4 (50 ov) by 6 wickets
****cr|SRI, cr|BAN, cr|IND and cr|PAK advance to the super fours.

25 June 2008 (Wednesday)

*Association football:
** Copa Libertadores 2008 First Leg of Finals:
***LDU Quito flagicon|ECU 4-2 flagicon|BRA Fluminense
****The First Leg of the Copa Libertadores finals was played at a packed Estadio de LDU in Quito by two teams who made their first appearance in the finals. Claudio Bieler of LDU Quito scored first in the 2nd minute, but Fluminense answered back with a goal by Conca in the 12th minute. LDU Quito scored three unanswered goals by the end of the half with goals by Joffre Guerrón (29'), Jairo Campos (34'), and Patricio Urrutia (45'). Thiago Neves scored the only goal of the second half at the 52nd minute. The final score left LDU Quito with a 2-goal advantage going into the next leg.
**UEFA Euro 2008 - Semi-finals:
***fb-rt|GER 3–2 fb|TUR
****Germany advance to its 6th European final.

*Baseball:
**2008 College World Series Final, Game 3:
***Fresno State 6, Georgia 1 — "Fresno State wins series 2–1"
**** The glass slipper fits for Cinderella Fresno State, which becomes the lowest-seeded team to win a national championship in any NCAA sport.

*Cricket:
**New Zealand in England:
***4th ODI at The Oval, London: cr|NZL 246/9 (50 ov) beatcr|ENG 245 (49.4 ov) by 1 wicket (with 0 balls remaining).
****New Zealand lead 5-match series 2–1.
**Asia Cup in Pakistan:
***Group A: cr|SRI 357/9 (50 ov) beat cr|BAN 226/7 (50 ov) by 131 runs.
***Group B: cr|IND 374/4 (50 ov) beat cr|HKG 118 (36.5 ov) by 256 runs.
****India and Pakistan advance to the next round.

24 June 2008 (Tuesday)

*Cricket:
**Australia in the West Indies:
***1st ODI at Kingstown: cr|AUS 273/8 (50 ov) beat cr|WIN 189 (39.5 ov) by 84 runs
**Asia Cup in Pakistan:
***Group A: cr|BAN 300/8 (50 ov.) beat cr|UAE 204 (45.4 ov.) by 96 runs
***Group B: cr|PAK 288/9 (50 ov.) beat cr|Hong Kong 133 (37.2 ov.) by 155 runs

23 June 2008 (Monday)

*Association football:
**2010 FIFA World Cup qualification (CAF):
***Group 3: fb-rt|ANG 0–0 fb|UGA

22 June 2008 (Sunday)

*Association football:
**UEFA Euro 2008 - Quarter-finals:
***fb-rt|ESP 0–0 fb|ITA AET, Spain win 4:2 in penalty shootout
****Spanish goalkeeper Iker Casillas saves two penalties from Daniele De Rossi and Antonio Di Natale, as Spain advance to its first European Championship semifinal since 1984.
**2010 FIFA World Cup qualification (AFC):
Teams in bold qualify to the next round
***Group 1: fb-rt|AUS 0–1 fb|CHN
***Group 1: fb-rt|IRQ 0–1 fb|QAT
***Group 2: fb-rt|JPN 1–0 fb|BHR
***Group 2: fb-rt|OMN 2–1 fb|THA
***Group 3: fb-rt|KOR 0–0 fb|PRK
***Group 3: fb-rt|JOR 2–0 fb|TKM
***Group 4: fb-rt|KSA 4–0 fb|UZB
***Group 4: fb-rt|LIB 1–2 fb|SIN
***Group 5: fb-rt|IRN 2–0 fb|KUW
***Group 5: fb-rt|UAE 1–3 fb|SYR
****Qatar produces the biggest surprise in matchday 6 of Asia's third round of qualifying as Sayed Ali Bechir's second-half strike earn them a 1-0 win over Asian champions Iraq to progress from Group 1 behind Australia. United Arab Emirates, despite losing out to Syria 3-1 at home, still qualify on goal difference to complete Asia's line-up in the next stage. [http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/newsid=813428.html#iraq+qatar+uae+progress]
**2010 FIFA World Cup qualification (CAF):
***Group 1: fb-rt|CPV 3–1 fb|MRI
***Group 2: fb-rt|ZIM 0–0 fb|KEN
***Group 2: fb-rt|GUI 4–0 fb|NAM
***Group 3: fb-rt|ANGfb|UGA, postponed
***Group 3: fb-rt|BEN 2–0 fb|NIG
***Group 5: fb-rt|GHA 2–0 fb|GAB
***Group 7: fb-rt|MOZ 3–0 fb|MAD
***Group 7: fb-rt|CIV 4–0 fb|BOT
***Group 8: fb-rt|ETH 6–1 fb|MTN
***Group 10: fb-rt|CGO 2–0 fb|CHA
***Group 10: fb-rt|MLI 3–0 fb|SUD
***Group 12: fb-rt|COD 5–1 fb|DJI
***Group 12: fb-rt|EGY 2–0 fb|MAW
**2010 FIFA World Cup qualification (CONCACAF):
(first leg scores in brackets)
***fb-rt|ANT 0–1 (0–0) fb|HAI
***fb-rt|BRB 0–1 (0–8) fb|USA
***fb-rt|GUY 1–2 (0–1) fb|SUR
***fb-rt|CUB 4–0 (4–3) fb|ATG
***fb-rt|BER 0–2 (2–1) fb|TRI
***fb-rt|SLV 3–1 (0–1) fb|PAN
****El Salvador record the biggest upset of the second round as they eliminate 5th ranked Panama.

*Auto racing::*Formula One: Grand Prix de France at Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours in Nevers, France::(1) Felipe Massa flagicon|BRA (2) Kimi Räikkönen flagicon|FIN (3) Jarno Trulli flagicon|ITA:*Indy Racing League: Iowa Corn Indy 250 at Iowa Speedway in Newton, Iowa, USA::(1) Dan Wheldon flagicon|UK (2) Hideki Mutoh flagicon|JPN (3) Marco Andretti flagicon|USA:*NASCAR Sprint Cup: Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, California, USA::(1) Kyle Busch flagicon|Nevada (2) David Gilliland flagicon|California (3) Jeff Gordon flagicon|California

*Motorcycle racing::*MotoGP: British motorcycle Grand Prix at Donington Park, United Kingdom::(1) Casey Stoner flagicon|AUS (2) Valentino Rossi flagicon|ITA (3) Dani Pedrosa flagicon|ESP

*Rugby union:
** Top 14 semifinals:
*** Toulouse 31–13 Stade Français at Bordeaux

21 June 2008 (Saturday)

*Association football:
**UEFA Euro 2008 - Quarter-finals:
***fb-rt|RUS 3–1 fb|NED AET
****Russia advance to the semifinal
**2010 FIFA World Cup qualification (OFC):
***fb-rt|NCL 3–0 fb|VAN
**2010 FIFA World Cup qualification (CAF):
***Group 1: fb-rt|CMR 2–1 fb|TAN
***Group 4: fb-rt|RSA 0–0 fb|SLE
***Group 4: fb-rt|NGR 2–0 fb|GEQ
****Nigeria qualify to the next round
***Group 6: fb-rt|SEN 3–1 fb|LBR
***Group 8: fb-rt|MAR 2–0 fb|RWA
***Group 9: fb-rt|BUR 4–1 fb|SEY
***Group 9: fb-rt|TUN 2–1 fb|BDI
***Group 11: fb-rt|ZAM 1–0 fb|SWZ
**2010 FIFA World Cup qualification (CONCACAF):
(first leg score in brackets)
***fb-rt|LCA 1–3 (0–6) fb|GUA
***fb-rt|MEX 7–0 (2–0) fb|BLZ
***fb-rt|CRC 3–0 (2–2) fb|GRN

*Auto racing::*FIA GT Championship: FIA GT Adria 2 Hours, at Adria International Raceway, Adria, Italy.::(1) Mike Hezemans flagicon|NLD & Fabrizio Gollin flagicon|ITA (2) Michael Bartels flagicon|DEU & Andrea Bertolini flagicon|ITA (3) Jean-Denis Délétraz flagicon|SUI & Marcel Fässler flagicon|SUI

*Rugby union:
** Mid-year Tests:
*** ru-rt|NZL 44–12 ru|ENG at Christchurch
*** ru-rt|ZAF 26–0 ru|ITA at Cape Town
** France:
*** Top 14 semifinals:
**** Clermont 21–7 Perpignan at Marseille
*** Rugby Pro D2 promotion playoff final (winners join Toulon in next season's Top 14):
**** Racing Métro 23–32 Mont-de-Marsan at Limoges (aet)

*Cricket:
**New Zealand in England:
***3rd ODI at Bristol: cr|NZL 182 (50 ov) beat cr|ENG 160 (46.2 ov) by 22 runs
****5-match series level 1–1

20 June 2008 (Friday)

*Association football:
**UEFA Euro 2008 - Quarter-finals:
***fb-rt|TUR 1–1 fb|CRO AET, Turkey win 3:1 in penalty shootout
****In a dramatic climax that followed a rather dull match, Semih Şentürk equalises for Turkey 2 minutes into stoppage time of extra time, 3 minutes after Ivan Klasnić put Croatia ahead. In the penalty shootout, two Croatians (Modrić and Rakitić) miss the goal completely and a third (Petrić) is saved by Rüştü Reçber, as the Turkish team advance to their first EURO semifinal against Germany.
**2010 FIFA World Cup qualification (CAF):
***Group 5: fb-rt|LBA 4–0 fb|LES
***Group 6: fb-rt|ALG 1–0 fb|GAM
**2010 FIFA World Cup qualification (CONCACAF):
***fb-rt|CAN 4–1 fb|VIN
****Canada win 7:1 on aggregate.

*Ice hockey:
** The first round of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft was held at the Scotiabank Place in Ottawa. [http://www.nhl.com/nhl/app?page=DraftProspectHome&service=page (NHL)]

*Cricket:
**Australia in the West Indies:
***Only T20 at Bridgetown, Barbados: cr|WIN 102/3 (9.1/11 ov) beat cr|AUS 97/3 (11/11 ov) by 7 wickets (with 11 balls remaining)

19 June 2008 (Thursday)

*Association football:
**UEFA Euro 2008 - Quarter-finals:
***fb-rt|GER 3–2 fb|POR
****Germany advance to the semifinal of EURO for the first time in 12 years and deny Portugal a third succesive semifinal.
**2010 FIFA World Cup qualification (CONMEBOL):
***fb-rt|VEN 2–3 fb|CHI
****Chile's win lift it to fourth place, ahead of Brazil.

18 June 2008 (Wednesday)

*Association football:
**UEFA Euro 2008 - Group D:
***fb-rt|ESP 2–1 fb|GRE
***fb-rt|RUS 2–0 fb|SWE
****Russia qualify to a quarterfinal match with the Netherlands.
**2010 FIFA World Cup qualification (CONCACAF):
***fb-rt|BAH 0–6 fb|JAM
****Jamaica win 13:0 on aggregate
**2010 FIFA World Cup qualification (CONMEBOL):
***fb-rt|BOL 4–2 fb|PAR
***fb-rt|ECU 0–0 fb|COL
***fb-rt|BRA 0–0 fb|ARG
****Paraguay suffer its first defeat to Bolivia, but remain 2 points ahead of Argentina at the top of the group.

*Cricket:
**New Zealand in England:
***2nd ODI at Birmingham: cr|ENG 162 (24/24 ov); cr|NZL 127/2 (19/23 ov); No result
****England lead 5-match series 1–0

17 June 2008 (Tuesday)

*Association football:
**UEFA Euro 2008 - Group C:
***fb-rt|NED 2–0 fb|ROM
***fb-rt|ITA 2–0 fb|FRA
****Italy qualify to a quarterfinal match with Spain.
**2010 FIFA World Cup qualification (CONCACAF):
***fb-rt|ATG 3–4 fb|CUB
**2010 FIFA World Cup qualification (CONMEBOL):
***fb-rt|URU 6–0 fb|PER

*Basketball:
**NBA Finals, Game 6 at Boston:
***Boston Celtics 131, Los Angeles Lakers 92 — "Celtics win series 4–2"
****The Celtics overwhelm the Lakers 131–92 and win their 17th championship, extending their NBA record for most championships won by a single team. Paul Pierce is named the NBA Finals MVP.

16 June 2008 (Monday)

*Association football:
**UEFA Euro 2008 - Group B:
***fb-rt|CRO 1–0 fb|POL
***fb-rt|AUT 0–1 fb|GER
****Germany goes through to a quarterfinal match with Portugal thanks to a free kick by Michael Ballack, and leaves no host team in the second stage for the first time since the championship was expanded to 8 teams in 1980.

*Golf:
**U.S. Open at San Diego:
***Tiger Woods defeats Rocco Mediate after an 18-hole playoff and a 1-hole sudden death playoff.

*Cricket:
**Australia in the West Indies:
***3rd Test at Bridgetown, Barbados: cr|AUS 251 (67.1 ov.) & 439/5(dec) (145 ov.) beat cr|WIN 216 (58.5 ov.) & 387 (105.4 ov.) by 87 runs
****"cr|AUS win series 2-0."

15 June 2008 (Sunday)

*Association football:
**UEFA Euro 2008 - Group A:
***fb-rt|SUI 2–0 fb|POR
****Hakan Yakin scores both goals when the Swiss hosts claim their first UEFA Euro win ever against already qualified Portugal.
***fb-rt|TUR 3–2 fb|CZE
****Turkey come back from 0–2 deficit in the last 20 minutes to qualify for a quarter-final match against Croatia. The match ends on a dramatic note with Turkish goalkeeper Volkan Demirel being sent off in the 92nd minute for pushing Jan Koller to the ground, and with no substitutions remaining, outfield player Tuncay Şanlı offered to go in goals. However, the Czechs fail to take advantage of this and Turkey hold on to win.
**2010 FIFA World Cup qualification (CAF):
***Group 1: fb-rt|MRI 0–1 fb|CPV
***Group 4: fb-rt|GEQ 0–1 fb|NGR
***Group 5: fb-rt|LES 0–1 fb|LBA
***Group 6: fb-rt|LBR 2–2 fb|SEN
***Group 7: fb-rt|MAD 1–1 fb|MOZ
***Group 9: fb-rt|BDI 0–1 fb|TUN
***Group 11: fb-rt|SWZ 0–0 fb|ZAM
**2010 FIFA World Cup qualification (CONCACAF):
***fb-rt|VIN 0–3 fb|CAN
***fb-rt|BLZ 0–2 fb|MEX
***fb-rt|HAI 0–0 fb|ANT
***fb-rt|PAN 1–0 fb|SLV
***fb-rt|USA 8–0 fb|BRB
***fb-rt|TRI 1–2 fb|BER
***fb-rt|JAM 7–0 fb|BAH
**2010 FIFA World Cup qualification (CONMEBOL):
***fb-rt|PAR 2–0 fb|BRA
***fb-rt|ARG 1–1 fb|ECU
***fb-rt|BOL 0–2 fb|CHI
****Paraguay increases its lead in the South American qualifying group to 3 points as it inflicts a first defeat of the campaign on Brazil. Argentina scores 3 minutes into stoppage time by substitute Rodrigo Palacio to avoid a home defeat to Ecuador.

*Auto racing:
**24 Hours of Le Mans at the Circuit de la Sarthe, Le Mans, France:::(1) Allan McNish flagicon|UK Rinaldo Capello flagicon|ITA Tom Kristensen flagicon|DEN
(2) Nicolas Minassian flagicon|FRA Marc Gené flagicon|ESP Jacques Villeneuve flagicon|CAN
(3) Franck Montagny flagicon|FRA Ricardo Zonta flagicon|BRA Christian Klien flagicon|AUT:::In the closest competitive finish in 40 years, Audi win their eighth Le Mans 24 Hours in nine years. In addition to this, Kristensen extended his record as the most successful driver in 24 Hour history, with his eighth victory.:*NASCAR Sprint Cup: LifeLock 400 in Brooklyn, Michigan:::(1) Dale Earnhardt, Jr. flagicon|North Carolina (2) Kasey Kahne flagicon|Washington (3) Matt Kenseth flagicon|Wisconsin:*World Rally Championship: Turkish Rally in Kemer, Turkey:::(1) Mikko Hirvonen flagicon|FIN (2) Jari-Matti Latvala flagicon|FIN (3) Sébastien Loeb flagicon|FRA:*World Touring Car Championship season: Masaryk Circuit at Brno, Czech Republic::(1) Alex Zanardi flagicon|ITA (2) Felix Porteiro flagicon|ESP (3) Alain Menu flagicon|SUI::(1) Gabriele Tarquini flagicon|ITA (2) Alex Zanardi flagicon|ITA (3) Augusto Farfus flagicon|BRA

*Basketball:
**NBA Finals, game 5 at Los Angeles:
***Los Angeles Lakers 103, Boston Celtics 98 — "Celtics lead series 3–2"
****The Lakers avoid another meltdown thanks to Pau Gasol's inside presence against Kevin Garnett and the Celtics frontline to extend the series to another game.
**FIBA World Olympic Qualifying Tournament for Women at Madrid, Spain
*** bkw-rt|BRA 72–67 bkw|CUB
****Brazil claims the final place in the Olympic tournament

*Cricket:
**New Zealand in England:
***1st ODI at Chester-le-Street: cr|ENG 307/5 (50 ov.) beat cr|NZ 193 (42.5 ov.) by 114 runs

*Golf:
** U.S. Open at San Diego:
***Tiger Woods sinks a 12-foot birdie putt on the 72nd hole to force an 18-hole playoff with Rocco Mediate on Monday. Lee Westwood misses a birdie putt on the same hole that would have put him in the playoff.

*Motorcycle racing:
**Superbike: German Superbike World Championship round, at Nürburgring, Nürburg, Germany:
*:Race 1 (1) Noriyuki Haga flagicon|JPN (2) Troy Bayliss flagicon|AUS (3) Max Neukirchner flagicon|DEU
*:Race 2 (1) Noriyuki Haga flagicon|JPN (2) Troy Corser flagicon|AUS (3) Max Neukirchner flagicon|DEU

14 June 2008 (Saturday)

*Association football:
**UEFA Euro 2008 - Group D:
***fb-rt|ESP 2–1 fb|SWE
***fb-rt|RUS 1–0 fb|GRE
****Spain, with David Villa scoring his fourth goal, win Group D while Greece, the defending champions, are eliminated. Sweden and Russia will clash for the second quarter-final spot in the last round, with Sweden needing only a draw.
**2010 FIFA World Cup qualification (AFC):
***Group 1: fb-rt|CHN 1–2 fb|IRQ
***Group 1: fb-rt|QAT 1–3 fb|AUS
***Group 2: fb-rt|THA 0–3 fb|JPN
***Group 2: fb-rt|BHR 1–1 fb|OMN
***Group 3: fb-rt|PRK 2–0 fb|JOR
***Group 3: fb-rt|TKM 1–3 fb|KOR
***Group 4: fb-rt|SIN 0–2 fb|KSA
***Group 4: fb-rt|UZB 3–0 fb|LIB
***Group 5: fb-rt|SYR 0–2 fb|IRN
***Group 5: fb-rt|KUW 2–3 fb|UAE
****Seven more countries join Uzbekistan in progressing from the third stage of Asian qualification for the 2010 World Cup, leaving only two more spots to be decided next week. Australia qualify in top position in Group 1, but PR China are eliminated, while Iraq only needs to get 1 point in next weeks' meeting with Qatar. In Group 2, Bahrain and Japan progress as expected, while in Group 3 both Koreas qualify - the North's victory over Jordan assured the South of a place even if they had not also beaten Turkmenistan. In Group 4 Saudi Arabia claimed the group's second berth, while in Group 5 Iran sailed through, leaving the United Arab Emirates needing at least a draw against Syria in order to go through. [http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/newsid=802429.html#asian+line+nearly+complete FIFA.com]
**2010 FIFA World Cup qualification (CAF):
***Group 1: fb-rt|TAN 0–0 fb|CMR
***Group 2: fb-rt|KEN 2–0 fb|ZIM
***Group 2: fb-rt|NAM 1–2 fb|GUI
***Group 3: fb-rt|UGA 3–1 fb|ANG
***Group 3: fb-rt|NIG 0–2 fb|BEN
***Group 4: fb-rt|SLE 1–0 fb|RSA
***Group 5: fb-rt|GAB 2–0 fb|GHA
***Group 6: fb-rt|GAM 1–0 fb|ALG
***Group 7: fb-rt|BOT 1–1 fb|CIV
***Group 8: fb-rt|RWA 3–1 fb|MAR
***Group 9: fb-rt|SEY 2–3 fb|BUR
***Group 10: fb-rt|CHA 2–1 fb|CGO
***Group 10: fb-rt|SUD 3–2 fb|MLI
***Group 12: fb-rt|MAW 1–0 fb|EGY
**2010 FIFA World Cup qualification (CONCACAF):
***Second round, first leg:
****fb-rt|GUA 6–0 fb|LCA
****fb-rt|GRN 2–2 fb|CRC
****fb-rt|SUR 1–0 fb|GUY
***Second round, second leg:
****fb-rt|PUR 2–2 fb|HON
Honduras wins 6:2 on aggregage
**2010 FIFA World Cup qualification (OFC):
***fb-rt|VAN 1–1 fb|NCL
**2010 FIFA World Cup qualification (CONMEBOL):
***fb-rt|PER 1–1 fb|COL
***fb-rt|URU 1–1 fb|VEN

*Basketball:
**FIBA World Olympic Qualifying Tournament for Women at Madrid, Spain:
***bkw-rt|BRA 75–58 bkw|ANG
***bkw-rt|CUB 66–58 bkw|JPN
****Brazil and Cuba will face each other in the final game to contend the last spot in the Olympic tournament.

*Rugby union: Mid-year Tests
** ru-rt|ARG 14–26 ru|SCO at Buenos Aires
** ru-rt|AUS 18–12 ru|IRE at Melbourne
** ru-rt|NZL 37–20 ru|ENG at Auckland
** ru-rt|ZAF 37–21 ru|WAL at Pretoria

*Cricket:
**Tri-Nation Series in Bangladesh in 2008
***Final-cr|PAK 315/3 (50 ov.) beat cr|IND 290 (48.2 ov.) by 25 runs

13 June 2008 (Friday)

*Association football:
** UEFA Euro 2008 - Group C:
*** fb-rt|ITA 1–1 fb|ROM
*** fb-rt|NED 4–1 fb|FRA
**** The Netherlands clinch first place and qualify to the quarter-finals. A penalty save by goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon keeps Italy from elimination, but they remain bottom of the group, together with France.
**2010 FIFA World Cup qualification (CAF):
***Group 8: fb-rt|MRT 0–1 fb|ETH
***Group 12: fb-rt|DJI 0–6 fb|COD

*Cricket:
**New Zealand in England:
***Only T20 at Manchester: cr|ENG 127/1 (17.3 ov.) beat cr|NZ 123/9 (20 ov.) by 9 wickets.

*Basketball:
**FIBA World Olympic Qualifying Tournament for Women at Madrid, Spain:
***bkw-rt|ESP 82–68 bkw|CUB
***bkw-rt|CZE 76–64 bkw|JPN
***bkw-rt|LAT 84–26 bkw|ANG
***bkw-rt|BLR 86–79 (OT) bkw|BRA
****Winners qualify to Olympic tournament

*Auto racing:
** In the NASCAR Nationwide Series, Joey Logano wins the Meijer 300 at Kentucky Speedway. At age in years and days|1990|5|24|2008|6|14, he becomes the youngest driver to win an event in the series' history.

12 June 2008 (Thursday)

*Association football:
** UEFA Euro 2008 - Group B:
*** fb-rt|CRO 2–1 fb|GER
*** fb-rt|AUT 1–1 fb|POL
**** While Switzerland are eliminated, hope is still alive for their Austrian co-hosts, thanks to a penalty goal on stoppage time. This score also secures the group victory for Croatia, which will face the Czech Republic or Turkey in the quarter-final.

*Basketball:
** 2008 NBA Finals, Game 4 at Los Angeles:
*** Boston Celtics 97, Los Angeles Lakers 91 — "Celtics lead series 3–1"
**** The Celtics erase a 24-point second-quarter deficit and take command of the series.

*Cricket:
**Tri-Nation Series in Bangladesh in 2008
***3rd ODI-cr|IND 223/3 (35.1 ov.) beat cr|BAN 222 (49.5 ov.) by 7 wickets
****"cr|IND and cr|PAK are going on to the finals."

11 June 2008 (Wednesday)

*Association football:
** UEFA Euro 2008 - Group A:
*** fb-rt|CZE 1–3 fb|POR
*** fb-rt|SUI 1–2 fb|TUR
**** When both matches are finished, Portugal become the first team to advance to the knockout stage, and have already won the group. The second place will be decided by the match between the Czech Republic and Turkey, ending with a penalty shootout if drawn, while the Swiss hosts are the first to be eliminated from the tournament.

10 June 2008 (Tuesday)

*Association football:
** UEFA Euro 2008 - Group D:
*** fb-rt|ESP 4–1 fb|RUS
**** David Villa scores a hat-trick as Spain take the lead in group D.
*** fb-rt|GRE 0–2 fb|SWE
**** The defending champions start off the tournament with a loss.

*Basketball:
** 2008 NBA Finals, Game 3 at Los Angeles:
*** Los Angeles Lakers 87, Boston Celtics 81 — "Celtics lead series 2–1"
**** Kobe Bryant and Sasha Vujacic hold off a potential Celtics run at the final minute to win their first game of the series.
**Former referee Tim Donaghy accuses other referees in the National Basketball Association of rigging games, including Game 6 in the 2002 Western Conference Finals, allowing the Los Angeles Lakers to win that game, the series, and ultimately the 2002 NBA Finals. [http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/news/story?id=3436401 (ESPN)]

*Cricket:
**Tri-Nation Series in Bangladesh in 2008
***2nd Match-cr|IND 330/8 (50 ov.) beat cr|PAK 190 (35.4 ov.) by 140 runs

9 June 2008 (Monday)

*Association football:
** UEFA Euro 2008 - Group C:
*** fb-rt|ROU 0–0 fb|FRA
*** fb-rt|NED 3–0 fb|ITA
****The defending FIFA World Cup champions start off the tournament with a loss.

*Auto racing::*V8 Supercar: Midas 400, at Sandown Raceway, Melbourne, Australia:::(1) Jamie Whincup flagicon|AUS (2) Mark Winterbottom flagicon|AUS (3) James Courtney flagicon|AUS

*Baseball:
**Ken Griffey, Jr. of the Cincinnati Reds becomes the sixth player in Major League Baseball history to hit 600 career home runs, hitting a two-run homer off the Florida Marlins' Mark Hendrickson in the first inning of the teams' game in Miami.

8 June 2008 (Sunday)

*Association football:
** UEFA Euro 2008 - Group B:
*** fb-rt|AUT 0–1 fb|CRO
**** Just like co-hosts Switzerland one day earlier, Austria lose their opening match 0-1.
*** fb-rt|GER 2–0 fb|POL
**** Germany take the lead in group B as Lukas Podolski (himself born in Poland) becomes the tournament's first double scorer.

*Auto racing:
**Formula One: Grand Prix du Canada in Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Montreal, Canada
***(1) Robert Kubica flagicon|POL (2) Nick Heidfeld flagicon|DEU (3) David Coulthard flagicon|GBR:*Indy Racing League: Bombardier Learjet 550 at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas, USA::(1) Scott Dixon flagicon|NZL (2) Hélio Castroneves flagicon|BRA (3) Ryan Briscoe flagicon|AUS:*NASCAR Sprint Cup: Pocono 500 in Long Pond, Pennsylvania::(1) Kasey Kahne flagicon|Washington (2) Brian Vickers flagicon|North Carolina (3) Denny Hamlin flagicon|Virginia

*Basketball:
** 2008 NBA Finals, Game 2 at Boston:
*** Boston Celtics 108, Los Angeles Lakers 102 — "Celtics lead series 2–0"
**** The Celtics almost blew a 24-point fourth quarter lead but with Ray Allen's clutch freethrows put the game away from the Lakers as the series shifts to Los Angeles.

*Cricket:
**New Zealand in England:
***3rd Test in Nottingham: cr|ENG 364 (126.5 ov.) beat cr|NZ 123 (46.3 ov.) & 232 (72.3 ov.) by an innings & 9 runs
****England win the series 2–0
**Tri-Nation Series in Bangladesh in 2008
***1st Match-cr|PAK 233 (39.3/50 ov.) beat cr|BAN 163/8 (40/50 ov.) by 70 runs
****Match shortened to 40 overs a side due to rain.

*Motorcycle racing:
**Moto GP F.I.M. Road Racing World Championship: Catalan Grand Prix, at Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain.
*:(1) Dani Pedrosa flagicon|ESP (2) Valentino Rossi flagicon|ITA (3) Casey Stoner flagicon|AUS

*Shooting:
**ISSF World Cup in Suhl, Germany
***flagathlete|Richard Faulds|GBR equals the world record in Double Trap with 147 hits out of 150, and proceeds to win the final.

*Tennis:
** 2008 French Open - Men's Singles Final:
*** flagathlete|Rafael Nadal|ESP def. flagathlete|Roger Federer|SUI 6-1, 6-3, 6-0
**** Nadal achieves his fourth consecutive French Open title. Not only does he not lose a single set in the tournament; he also remains undefeated on Stade Roland Garros, and once again denies World #1 Federer a career Grand Slam.

7 June 2008 (Saturday)

*Association football:
** UEFA Euro 2008 - Group A:
*** fb-rt|SUI 0–1 fb|CZE
**** The hosts of the tournament go down to a defeat, thanks to a solitary goal from Václav Svěrkoš. It was his first goal for his country.
*** fb-rt|POR 2–0 fb|TUR
**** Goals from Pepe and Raul Meireles give Portugal three points towards the Group A standings, which they top on goal difference.

*Thoroughbred Racing
** 2008 Belmont Stakes - Elmont, New York
***On the thirtieth anniversary of the last U.S. Triple Crown winner, Affirmed, Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner Big Brown prolonged horse racing's longest losing streak, finishing dead last in a race that was won by 38-1 long shot Da'Tara, thus the most elusive championship trophy in all of sports will remain unclaimed for at least another year.
** British Triple Crown
*** 2008 Epsom Derby: (1) New Approach (2) Tartan Bearer (3) Casual Conquest

*Tennis:
** 2008 French Open - Women's Singles Final:
*** flagicon|SRB Ana Ivanović def. flagicon|RUS Dinara Safina 6-4, 6-3
**** Ivanović, already assured of taking over the world Number 1 ranking from Maria Sharapova regardless of the result in the final, wins her first Grand Slam title. She becomes the first Serbian woman, and second Serbian to win a Grand Slam event.

*Rugby union: Mid-year Tests
** ru-rt|NZL 21–11 ru|IRE at Wellington
** ru-rt|ZAF 43–17 ru|WAL at Bloemfontein
** ru-rt|ARG 21–15 ru|SCO at Rosario

5 June 2008 (Thursday)

*Basketball:
** 2008 NBA Finals, Game 1 at Boston:
*** Boston Celtics 98, Los Angeles Lakers 88 — "Celtics lead series 1–0"

4 June 2008 (Wednesday)

*Ice hockey:
** 2008 Stanley Cup Finals, Game 6 at Pittsburgh:
*** Detroit Red Wings 3, Pittsburgh Penguins 2 — "Red Wings win series 4–2"
****Despite a late goal from the Pens with Marc-André Fleury pulled (and a chance in the dying moments of the game that went wide), Detroit held on to their early lead to win its 11th Stanley Cup. Henrik Zetterberg wins the Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP, while Nicklas Lidström becomes the first European player to captain a Cup-winning side.

3 June 2008 (Tuesday)

*Cricket:
**Australia in the West Indies:
***2nd Test at North Sound, Antigua: cr|AUS 479/7(dec) (136 ov.) & 244/6(dec) (61.5 ov.) drew with cr|WIN 352 (107 ov.) & 266/5 (93 ov.).
****Australia lead 3-match series 1–0.

2 June 2008 (Monday)

*Ice hockey:
** 2008 Stanley Cup Finals, Game 5 at Detroit:
*** Pittsburgh Penguins 4, Detroit Red Wings 3 (3 OT) — "Red Wings lead series 3–2"
**** Detroit Red Wings are only 35 seconds from winning the Stanley Cup when Maxime Talbot ties the game. With a game-winning powerplay goal after 49 overtime minutes, Petr Sýkora forces the series to Pittsburgh for a sixth game.

1 June 2008 (Sunday)

*Auto racing::*Indy Racing League: ABC Supply Company A.J. Foyt 225 at The Milwaukee Mile in West Allis, Wisconsin, USA::(1) Ryan Briscoe flagicon|AUS (2) Scott Dixon flagicon|NZL (3) Tony Kanaan flagicon|BRA:*NASCAR Sprint Cup: Best Buy 400 in Dover, Delaware::(1) Kyle Busch flagicon|Nevada (2) Carl Edwards flagicon|Missouri (3) Greg Biffle flagicon|Washington:*World Rally Championship: Acropolis Rally around Athens, Greece::(1) Sébastien Loeb flagicon|FRA (2) Petter Solberg flagicon|NOR (3) Mikko Hirvonen flagicon|FIN:*World Touring Car Championship season: Grand Prix de Pau at Pau, France::(1) Augusto Farfus flagicon|BRA (2) Yvan Muller flagicon|FRA (3) Jordi Gené flagicon|ESP::(1) Andy Priaulx flagicon|GBR (2) Nicola Larini flagicon|ITA (3) Rickard Rydell flagicon|SWE

*Cricket:
**2008 Indian Premier League Final
***Cr-IPL|raja|R 164/7 (20 ov.) beat Cr-IPL|chen|R 163/5 (20 ov.) by 3 wickets

*Cycling::*2008 Giro d'Italia::(1) Alberto Contador flagicon|ESP (2) Riccardo Riccò flagicon|ITA (3) Marzio Bruseghin flagicon|ITA

*Team handball:
**The men's Olympic qualification tournaments are finished. hb|CRO, hb|FRA, hb|ISL, hb|POL, hb|RUS and hb|ESP claim the last six spots for the Beijing Olympics.

*Motorcycle racing:
**Moto GP F.I.M. Road Racing World Championship: Italian motorcycle Grand Prix, at Mugello Circuit near Florence, Italy.
*:(1) Valentino Rossi flagicon|ITA (2) Casey Stoner flagicon|AUS (3) Dani Pedrosa flagicon|ESP
**Superbike: United States Superbike World Championship round, at Miller Motorsports Park, Utah, USA:
*:Race 1 (1) Carlos Checa flagicon|ESP (2) Troy Corser flagicon|AUS (3) Michel Fabrizio flagicon|ITA
*:Race 2 (1) Carlos Checa flagicon|ESP (2) Max Neukirchner flagicon|DEU (3) Michel Fabrizio flagicon|ITA


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