April 2009 in sports

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Deaths in April[edit]

Main article: Deaths in April 2009

Current sporting seasons[edit]

Australian rules football 2009[edit]

Auto racing 2009[edit]

Baseball 2009[edit]

Basketball 200809[edit]

Cricket 2008–09[edit]

Football (soccer)[edit]

Golf 2009[edit]

Ice hockey 200809[edit]

Motorcycle racing 2009[edit]

Rugby league 2009[edit]

Rugby union 200809[edit]

Days of the month[edit]

April 30, 2009 (Thursday)[edit]

Basketball[edit]

  • NBA Playoffs First Round: (seeding in parentheses)
    • Game 6: (7) Chicago Bulls 128, (2) Boston Celtics 127 (3 OT). Series tied 3–3.
      • Derrick Rose's block of Rajon Rondo's fadeaway jumper with 7 seconds left in the third overtime gives the Bulls their third overtime win of the series to force a 7th game in Boston on May 2. Ray Allen scores a playoff career-high 51 points for the Celtics, who blow an 8-points lead with 3 minutes remaining in regulation time. John Salmons leads the Bulls with 35 points.
    • Game 6: (3) Orlando Magic 114, (6) Philadelphia 76ers 89. Magic win series 4–2.
      • The Magic, playing without the suspended Dwight Howard, hand the Sixers their worst playoff home defeat since 1970.
    • Game 6: (5) Houston Rockets 92, (4) Portland Trail Blazers 76. Rockets win series 4–2.
      • The Rockets win their first playoff series in 12 years, ending a streak of 7 series losses, while the Blazers lose their fifth straight playoff series. The Rockets will play against the Los Angeles Lakers in the Conference Semifinal.

Cycling[edit]

Football (soccer)[edit]

Ice hockey[edit]

April 29, 2009 (Wednesday)[edit]

Basketball[edit]

Cycling[edit]

Football (soccer)[edit]

Ice hockey[edit]

Water polo[edit]

April 28, 2009 (Tuesday)[edit]

Basketball[edit]

Cycling[edit]

Football (soccer)[edit]

Ice hockey[edit]

April 27, 2009 (Monday)[edit]

Basketball[edit]

Cricket[edit]

Ice hockey[edit]

April 26, 2009 (Sunday)[edit]

Athletics[edit]

Auto racing[edit]

Basketball[edit]

Cycling[edit]

Football (soccer)[edit]

Golf[edit]

Ice hockey[edit]

Motorcycle racing[edit]

Tennis[edit]

April 25, 2009 (Saturday)[edit]

American football[edit]

Auto racing[edit]

Basketball[edit]

Football (soccer)[edit]

Ice hockey[edit]

Tennis[edit]

April 24, 2009 (Friday)[edit]

American football[edit]

Basketball[edit]

Cricket[edit]

Ice hockey[edit]

April 23, 2009 (Thursday)[edit]

Basketball[edit]

Football (soccer)[edit]

Ice hockey[edit]

Shooting[edit]

April 22, 2009 (Wednesday)[edit]

Basketball[edit]

Cricket[edit]

Cycling[edit]

Football (soccer)[edit]

Ice hockey[edit]

Shooting[edit]

April 21, 2009 (Tuesday)[edit]

Basketball[edit]

Football (soccer)[edit]

Ice hockey[edit]

Shooting[edit]

April 20, 2009 (Monday)[edit]

Athletics[edit]

Basketball[edit]

Ice hockey[edit]

Shooting[edit]

April 19, 2009 (Sunday)[edit]

Auto racing[edit]

Basketball[edit]

Cricket[edit]

Cycling[edit]

Football (soccer)[edit]

Golf[edit]

Ice hockey[edit]

Shooting[edit]

Tennis[edit]

April 18, 2009 (Saturday)[edit]

Auto racing[edit]

Basketball[edit]

Football (soccer)[edit]

Ice hockey[edit]

Rugby union[edit]

Shooting[edit]

Winter sports[edit]

Figure skating[edit]

April 17, 2009 (Friday)[edit]

Auto racing[edit]

Baseball[edit]

Cricket[edit]

  • Australia in South Africa:
  • ICC World Cup Qualifier in South Africa:
    • Super Eights: (Teams in bold qualify for the 2011 World Cup, teams in italics gain ODI status, teams in strike are eliminated from ODI status)
      • In Benoni: Scotland  299/7 (50 ov);  United Arab Emirates 177 (39.4 ov). Scotland win by 122 runs.
        • Scotland's win gives them ODI status, while UAE finish 7th and fails to gain ODI status by inferior NRR.
      • In Pretoria: Ireland 208/9 (50 ov);  Kenya 209/4 (48 ov). Kenya win by 6 wickets.
        • Both teams qualify for the World Cup and retain their ODI status. Ireland finish in first place despite their loss, Kenya in third.
      • In Krugersdorp: Afghanistan  243/7 (50 ov);  Namibia 222 (48.3 ov). Afghanistan win by 21 runs.
      • In Johannesburg: Canada  205/8 (50 ov);  Netherlands 206/4 (47.1 ov). Netherlands win by 6 wickets.
        • Both teams qualify for the World Cup and retain ODI status. Canada finish second by better NRR and will meet Ireland in the final, Netherlands will play against Kenya in 3rd place playoff.
      • Final standings: Ireland 10 points, Canada, Kenya, Netherlands 8, Scotland, Afghanistan, UAE 6, Namibia 4.
  • The ICC announces that Pakistan will not host the 2011 World Cup, citing an "uncertain security situation". The tournament will still be held in India, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh.

Football (soccer)[edit]

Ice hockey[edit]

Winter sports[edit]

Figure skating[edit]

April 16, 2009 (Thursday)[edit]

Baseball[edit]

Basketball[edit]

Football (soccer)[edit]

Ice hockey[edit]

Winter sports[edit]

Figure skating[edit]

April 15, 2009 (Wednesday)[edit]

Basketball[edit]

Cricket[edit]

Football (soccer)[edit]

Ice hockey[edit]

Shooting[edit]

Water polo[edit]

April 14, 2009 (Tuesday)[edit]

Basketball[edit]

Boxing[edit]

Football (soccer)[edit]

Ice hockey[edit]

  • World U18 Championships in Fargo, North Dakota & Moorhead, Minnesota, United States: (Teams in bold clinch a semifinal berth, teams in italics clinch (at least) a quarterfinal berth, teams in strike go to Relegation Round)
    • Group A:
      • Switzerland   8–3  Germany
        • Germany's regulation loss sends them to the relegation round. The Czech Republic receives a quarterfinal berth.
      • Canada  4–2  Sweden
        • Canada advances to the semifinals, while Sweden advances to the quarterfinals.
    • Group B:
      • Slovakia  0–7  Finland
        • Finland advance to the semifinals, with a regulation win, and a regulation one-goal loss for USA against Russia, while Slovakia is sent to the relegation round.
      • Russia  6–5  United States
        • Russia's one-goal regulation win combined with Finland's win over Slovakia send both teams to the quarterfinals.

Shooting[edit]

Water polo[edit]

April 13, 2009 (Monday)[edit]

Baseball[edit]

Basketball[edit]

Cricket[edit]

Ice hockey[edit]

Motorcycle racing[edit]

Shooting[edit]

April 12, 2009 (Sunday)[edit]

Auto racing[edit]

Badminton[edit]

Basketball[edit]

Cycling[edit]

Golf[edit]

  • Men's majors:
    • The Masters in Augusta, Georgia, fourth round:
      • Winner: Ángel Cabrera Argentina, on the second playoff hole.
      • Final standings: (1) Kenny Perry United States, Ángel Cabrera Argentina & Chad Campbell United States 276 (−12)
      • Playoff:
        • First hole: (1) Cabrera & Perry 4 (E) (3) Campbell 5 (+1)
        • Second hole: (1) Cabrera 4 (E) (2) Perry 5 (+1)
      • Perry led by 2 strokes with 2 holes left to play, but bogeys in the last 2 holes make a 3-way playoff. Another bogey for Perry in the second extra hole give the title to Cabrera, who become the first Masters winner from South America.

Ice hockey[edit]

Motorcycle racing[edit]

Rugby union[edit]

Shooting[edit]

Tennis[edit]

Winter sports[edit]

Curling[edit]

April 11, 2009 (Saturday)[edit]

Auto racing[edit]

Basketball[edit]

Cricket[edit]

Cycling[edit]

Golf[edit]

Ice hockey[edit]

Rugby union[edit]

Shooting[edit]

Winter sports[edit]

Curling[edit]

April 10, 2009 (Friday)[edit]

Basketball[edit]

Cycling[edit]

Golf[edit]

Ice hockey[edit]

Shooting[edit]

Winter sports[edit]

Curling[edit]

April 9, 2009 (Thursday)[edit]

American football[edit]

  • National Football League:
    • Commissioner Roger Goodell suspends Buffalo Bills running back Marshawn Lynch for the first three games of the 2009 season for violating the league's personal conduct policy. Lynch was arrested on February 11 near Los Angeles after a police officer found a 9 mm semiautomatic handgun in the trunk of a parked car carrying him, and later pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor gun charge and sentenced to 80 hours of community service and three years' probation.

Baseball[edit]

Basketball[edit]

Cricket[edit]

Cycling[edit]

Football (soccer)[edit]

Golf[edit]

Ice hockey[edit]

Winter sports[edit]

Curling[edit]

April 8, 2009 (Wednesday)[edit]

Basketball[edit]

Cricket[edit]

Cycling[edit]

Football (soccer)[edit]

Ice hockey[edit]

Winter sports[edit]

Curling[edit]

April 7, 2009 (Tuesday)[edit]

Baseball[edit]

Basketball[edit]

Cricket[edit]

Cycling[edit]

Football (soccer)[edit]

Ice hockey[edit]

Winter sports[edit]

Curling[edit]

April 6, 2009 (Monday)[edit]

Baseball[edit]

Basketball[edit]

Cricket[edit]

  • India in New Zealand:
    • 3rd Test in Wellington, day 4:
      •  India 379 & 434/7d (116 ov.);  New Zealand 197 & 167/4 (56 ov.). New Zealand require another 450 runs with 6 wickets remaining.
  • ICC World Cup Qualifier in South Africa: (teams in bold advance to the Super Eight, teams in italics are eliminated)
    • Group A:
      • In Benoni:  Canada 220 (48 ov); Ireland 223/4 (41 ov). Ireland win by 6 wickets.
      • In Krugersdorp:  Namibia 291/9 (50 ov);  Oman 172 (43.4 ov). Namibia win by 119 runs.
      • In Johannesburg:  Scotland 209/8 (50 ov);  Uganda 164 (43.1 ov). Scotland win by 45 runs.
        • Ireland remain the only unbeaten team with 8 points, followed by Canada and Scotland on 6 points. Namibia, Uganda and Oman fight for one remaining spot in the Super Eight.
    • Group B:

Cycling[edit]

Ice hockey[edit]

Winter sports[edit]

Curling[edit]

April 5, 2009 (Sunday)[edit]

Athletics[edit]

Auto racing[edit]

Baseball[edit]

Basketball[edit]

Cricket[edit]

Cycling[edit]

Football (soccer)[edit]

Golf[edit]

Gymnastics[edit]

Ice hockey[edit]

Motorcycle racing[edit]

Rugby union[edit]

Snooker[edit]

Tennis[edit]


Winter sports[edit]

Curling[edit]

April 4, 2009 (Saturday)[edit]

Auto racing[edit]

Basketball[edit]

Cricket[edit]

Gymnastics[edit]

Horse racing[edit]

Ice hockey[edit]