June 2013: Racing mourns Sir Henry

  • Last Updated: December 23 2013, 16:40 GMT

We look back at what happened in the world of sport in June, as Sir Henry Cecil died just before his beloved Royal Ascot.

Sir Henry Cecil: Died just before his beloved Royal Ascot in June
Sir Henry Cecil: Died just before his beloved Royal Ascot in June

June 1: Bayern Munich completed a league and cup treble after winning the DFB-Pokal final 3-2 against Stuttgart, adding to their successes in the Bundesliga and Champions League.

The British & Irish Lions began their preparations for the tour Down Under with a 59-8 victory over the Barbarians at Hong Kong Stadium.

Defending champion Tiger Woods suffered a nightmare start to his third round at the Memorial Tournament after reaching the turn in 44 shots - the highest nine-hole score of his professional career.

2: England drew 2-2 with Brazil at the Maracana Stadium thanks to goals from Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Wayne Rooney.

In cricket, England lost by 86 runs to New Zealand to go 2-0 down in the NatWest Series with only one game remaining. Martin Guptill scored 189 not out for the Kiwis.

Catalan Dragons scrum-half Scott Dureau, in only his second game back following a nine-month lay-off with a brain tumour, was taken to hospital complaining of double vision during his side's 32-32 draw with Widnes Vikings.

3: Jose Mourinho was confirmed as Chelsea manager for the second time. The Portuguese signed a four-year deal.

Manchester City agreed a fee with Sevilla for Jesus Navas.

Everton and Wigan agreed compensation over Roberto Martinez who was on the brink of joining the Toffees as manager.

4: Tottenham midfielder Andros Townsend was fined £18,000 and suspended for one month by the Football Association for breaching betting regulations.

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga sent Roger Federer crashing out of the French Open after a 7-5 6-3 6-3 win in the quarter-finals.

West Ham had a £14.5million bid for Sevilla striker Alvaro Negredo rejected, according to the Spanish club's president.

5: England lost their European Under-21 Championship Group A opener against Italy 1-0 in Tel Aviv.

England won the final NatWest Series match against New Zealand at Trent Bridge by 34 runs but lost the series 2-1.

It was announced England prop Alex Corbisiero was to fly from Argentina to Brisbane and join up with the British and Irish Lions as injury cover for Cian Healy, the prop who suffered an ankle injury and was cited for biting in the 69-17 win over Western Force.

6: Manchester City confirmed the signing of Brazil international Fernandinho from Shakhtar Donetsk.

World champions India beat South Africa by 26 runs in the opening game of the Champions Trophy in Cardiff.

Justin Gatlin surprisingly beat Olympic champion Usain Bolt by one-hundredth of a second in the 100m at the Diamond League meeting in Rome.

7: In World Cup qualifying, Scotland stunned previously undefeated Croatia 1-0 in Zagreb while Robbie Keane scored a hat-trick in his record-breaking 126th appearance for Republic of Ireland in their 3-0 win over the Faroe Islands.

Rafael Nadal continued his bid for an eighth French Open title after a remarkable five-set semi-final victory over Novak Djokovic. Nadal will face fellow Spaniard David Ferrer in the final after he beat Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in straight sets.

Chelsea winger Florent Malouda, Tottenham duo William Gallas and David Bentley, Manchester City forward Roque Santa Cruz and Fulham goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer all featured on the Premier League free transfer list.

8: James Anderson became England's leading wicket-taker in one-day internationals, breaking Darren Gough's mark of 234, as they began their Champions Trophy campaign with a 48-run victory over Australia at Edgbaston.

Serena Williams won the French Open women's singles title with a 6-4 6-4 success over Maria Sharapova.

England Under-21s were knocked out of the European Championship after losing 3-1 against their Norway counterparts in Petah Tikva, Israel.

9: Rafael Nadal defeated fellow Spaniard David Ferrer 6-3 6-2 6-3 to win a record eighth French Open title.

Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel took a dominant victory in the Canadian Grand Prix ahead of Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton.

New Zealand battled to a one-wicket victory against Sri Lanka in a Champions Trophy Group A encounter in Cardiff.

10: Jose Mourinho proclaimed that he was "the Happy One" at his first press conference at Stamford Bridge after becoming Chelsea boss for the second time in his career.

Pakistan lost their do-or-die Champions Trophy clash with South Africa after a woefully paced chase saw them defeated by 67 runs at Edgbaston.

Aston Villa forward Andreas Weimann signed a new three-year contract with the club.

11: Horse-racing trainer Sir Henry Cecil died aged 70. Cecil was responsible for 25 British Classic winners and was crowned champion trainer 10 times. He trained Frankel, officially the best horse in the world and unbeaten in 14 starts before retirement.

Manchester City confirmed the signing of Spain winger Jesus Navas from Sevilla. The 27-year-old World Cup-winner signed a four-year contract after City agreed to pay the Spanish club an initial £14.9million.

Manchester United completed the signing of Uruguayan right-back Guillermo Varela on a five-year contract from Penarol.

12:. Cricket Australia began an investigation into claims that batsman David Warner had been involved in an "unprovoked physical attack" on England's Joe Root in a Birmingham bar. Warner was stood down from the day's Champions Trophy match against New Zealand and later apologised to Root.

Billy Twelvetrees was called up by the British and Irish Lions from England's tour of Argentina to provide back line cover.

Serie A club Roma appointed former Lille manager Rudi Garcia as their new head coach on a two-year deal.

13: Australia batsman David Warner was suspended from all cricket up to the first Ashes Test this summer and fined 11,500 Australian dollars (almost £7,000) after accepting a charge of unbecoming behaviour for an attack on England batsman Joe Root.

Kumar Sangakkara scored 134 not out as England lost their Champions Trophy Group A match against Sri Lanka by seven wickets at the Kia Oval.

Chelsea reached an agreement with Bayer Leverkusen to sign Andre Schurrle.

14: Manchester City confirmed Manuel Pellegrini as their new manager on a three-year contract from June 24, while Wigan appointed Owen Coyle as their new boss.

Arsenal announced the appointment of Sir Chips Keswick as their new chairman, succeeding Peter Hill-Wood.

South Africa scraped into the semi-finals of the Champions Trophy as a dramatic finish saw their Group B clash with West Indies end in a tie under the Duckworth-Lewis method.

15: Wales lost the second Test against Japan 23-8 in Tokyo meaning the series ended in a 1-1 draw. It was the first time Japan had ever beaten Wales.

England claimed a 51-26 win over Argentina in Buenos Aires becoming the first English team ever to win a clean sweep of Tests in Argentina.

Pakistan exited the Champions Trophy without winning a single game as they lost by eight wickets to India under the Duckworth-Lewis method.

16: Andy Murray won the Queen's singles title for the third time after beating defending champion Marin Cilic 5-7 7-5 6-3.

England beat New Zealand by 10 runs to qualify for the semi-finals of the Champions trophy.

Joe Kinnear announced that he was to become the new director of football at Newcastle.

17: Justin Rose captures his first major championship after winning the US Open at Merrion.

Hearts confirm they are to go into administration.

Australia were knocked out of the Champions Trophy with a 20-run defeat to semi-finalists Sri Lanka.

18: The British and Irish Lions were defeated 14-12 by the ACT Brumbies, their first loss of the tour.

The FA confirmed Stuart Pearce would not be retained in his role as England Under-21s coach.

Five-time champion Venus Williams withdrew from Wimbledon with a back complaint.

19: England reached the Champions Trophy final with an impressive seven-wicket win over South Africa.

Newcastle managing director Derek Llambias resigned just 24 hours after Joe Kinnear's appointment was confirmed by the club.

Wales wing George North was passed fit for the British and Irish Lions' first Test against Australia.

20: India booked their place in the Champions Trophy final against England after storming to an eight-wicket victory over Sri Lanka at Cardiff Wales Stadium.

Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting announced that he is to retire from all cricket in October.

Aston Villa confirmed the signing of defender Antonio Luna from Sevilla on a three-year contract.

21: Mercedes and Pirelli avoided stern sanctions for their involvement in May's controversial tyre test in Barcelona after the FIA announced each had been let off with a reprimand.

FIFA insisted there were no plans to abandon the Confederations Cup in Brazil despite the protests that affected the tournament.

Sir Bradley Wiggins hinted he may never ride the Tour de France again, telling the Guardian: "I don't think I'm prepared to make those sacrifices again that I made last year, with my family and so on."

22: Kurtley Beale slipped and missed a late penalty as the British and Irish Lions beat Australia 23-21 in the first Test in Brisbane. Wales wings George North and Alex Cuthbert both scored tries for the tourists.

Danish driver Allan Simonsen died as a result of injuries sustained in a crash in the Le Mans 24 Hours.

Liverpool signed 20-year-old forward Luis Alberto from Sevilla on a long-term contract.

23: India won the Champions Trophy, beating England by five runs in a rain-reduced final at Edgbaston.

Kevin Pietersen marked his comeback after three months out with a knee injury by smashing a near run-a-ball 177 not out for Surrey on day three of their LV= County Champions clash with Yorkshire at Headingley.

Gus Poyet learned he had been sacked as Brighton manager while appearing as a BBC television pundit for the Confederations Cup.

24: Andy Murray beat Germany's Benjamin Becker 6-4 6-3 6-2 in the first round at Wimbledon but Rafael Nadal went out of a grand slam in the opening round for the first time in his career after losing in straight sets to Steve Darcis.

Australia sacked coach Mickey Arthur and replaced him with Darren Lehmann just 16 days before the start of the Ashes series.

Lock Paul O'Connell was ruled out of the remainder of the British and Irish Lions' Test series against Australia because of a fractured arm.

25: Britain's Laura Robson won 6-3 6-4 against Russian 10th seed Maria Kirilenko in the first round at Wimbledon.

Real Madrid confirmed Carlo Ancelotti as their new coach. Paris St Germain announced Laurent Blanc would replace the Italian at the French champions.

New Zealand beat England by five runs in the opening Twenty 20 international at the Ki Oval.

26: Defending champion Roger Federer suffered a shock 6-7 (5/7) 7-6 (7/5) 7-5 7-6 (7/5) loss to world number 116 Sergiy Stakhovsky in the second round at Wimbledon.

Maria Sharapova crashed out of Wimbledon as she was beaten 6-3 6-4 by unheralded Portuguese Michelle Larcher de Brito.

Juventus confirmed the signing of striker Carlos Tevez from Manchester City on a three-year deal.

27: The second Twenty20 International between England and New Zealand was abandoned after just two balls at the Kia Oval, handing the tourists a 1-0 series win.

Spain beat Italy on penalties to reach the final of the Confederations Cup following a dramatic goalless draw in Fortaleza.

Red Bull driver Mark Webber announced he was to quit Formula One at the end of the season to race sports cars for German manufacturer Porsche.

28: Andy Murray won 6-2 6-4 7-5 against Spanish 32nd seed Tommy Robredo in the third round at Wimbledon while Laura Robson beat Colombian Mariana Duque-Marino 6-4 6-1 in the second round.

Banned former Pakistan captain Salman Butt publicly admitted his involvement in spot-fixing for the first time and issued an apology.

Castleford pulled off one of the shocks of the Super League season as Wigan crashed to back-to-back defeats for the first time this year with an 18-4 win at DW Stadium.

29: The British and Irish Lions lost 16-15 in the second Test against Australia to set up a series decider in Sydney.

Laura Robson became the first British woman to reach the fourth round of Wimbledon in 15 years after coming from a set and 5-3 down to beat Marina Erakovic 1-6 7-5 6-3.

A huge crash involving a bus stuck at the finish line of the first stage of the Tour de France took out two favourites - Peter Sagan and Andre Greipel - with Marcel Kittel emerging from the chaos to win a sprint finish.

30: Fred scored twice while Neymar also netted as hosts Brazil won the Confederations Cup for the third time in a row with a hugely impressive 3-0 win over favourites Spain in Rio de Janeiro.

Nico Rosberg took the chequered flag in a controversial British Grand Prix at Silverstone, where Pirelli came under fire after there were four failures to the left-rear tyres of Lewis Hamilton, Felipe Massa, Jean-Eric Vergne and Sergio Perez.

Belgium's Jan Bakelants won stage two of the 100th Tour de France to take the yellow jersey from Marcel Kittel.


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