Calendar

2010: what happened then

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January

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10 FOOTBALL Africa Cup of Nations (to 31), Angola. Winners: Egypt (Story 1) (2) (3)

18 TENNIS Australian Open (to 31), Melbourne Park, Melbourne. Winners: R Federer S Williams (Story 1) (2) (3) (4)

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February

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7 N.F .L Super Bowl XLIV, Sun Life Stadium, Miami. Winners: New Orleans Saints (Story 1) (2) (3)

12 WINTER OLYMPICS (to 28), Whistler, Vancouver. Most golds: 1) Can 14 (record); 2) Ger 10; 3) USA 9; 4) Nor 9.  (Story 1) (2) (3) (4)

28 FOOTBALL Carling Cup final, Wembley Stadium, London. Winners: Manchester United

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March

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12 CRICKET Indian Premier League 2010 season begins (to 25 April). Winners: Chennai Super Kings (Story 1) (2) (3)

14 FORMULA ONE 2010 season starts, Bahrain GP. Winner: Alonso (Story 1) (2) (3)

16 HORSE RACING Cheltenham Festival (to 19), Cheltenham, England. Gold Cup winner: Imperial Commander (Story 1)

25 FOOTBALL Major League Soccer 2010 season begins (to 21 November)

27 HORSE RACING Dubai World Cup (world’s richest horse race, $10m purse), Meydan Racecourse, Dubai. Winner: Gloria de Campeao

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April

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4 BASEBALL Major League Baseball 2010 season begins (to 4 November, latest)

8 GOLF The Masters (to 11), Augusta National, Georgia. Winner: Phil Mickelson

10 HORSE RACING The Grand National, Aintree, Liverpool. Winner: Don’t Push It

12 ICE HOCKEY NHL season ends, Stanley Cup play-offs begin.

17 SNOOKER World Championship (to 3 May), The Crucible Theatre, Sheffield, England. Winner: Neil Robertson

19 ATHLETICS Boston marathon. Winners: Robert Kiprono Cheruiyot / Teyba Erkesso

25 CRICKET Indian Premier League final, Mumbai. Winners: Chennai Super Kings

25 ATHLETICS London marathon. Winners: Tsegaye Kebede / Liliya Shobukhova

30 CRICKET ICC World Twenty20 (to 16 May), West Indies. Winners: England

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May

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1 HORSE RACING Kentucky Derby, Churchill Downs, Louisville, Kentucky. Winner: Super Saver

12 FOOTBALL Europa League final, HSH Nordbank Arena, Hamburg. Winners: Atletico Madrid

15 FOOTBALL FA Cup final, Wembley Stadium, London. Winners: Chelsea

15 FOOTBALL Scottish Cup final, Hampden Park, Glasgow. Winners: Dundee United

16 FORMULA ONE Monaco Grand Prix. Winner: Mark Webber

22 FOOTBALL Championship play-off final, Wembley Stadium, London. Winners: Blackpool (Story 1) (2) (3) (4)

22 FOOTBALL Champions League final, Bernabeu Stadium, Madrid. Winners: Internazionale

22 RUGBY UNION Heineken Cup final, Stade de France, Paris. Winners: Toulouse

24 TENNIS French Open (to 7 June), Roland Garros, Paris. Winner: Rafael Nadal

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June

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5 HORSE RACING The Derby, Epsom, Surrey, England. Winner: Workforce

7 TENNIS Aegon Championships (to 13), Queen’s Club, London. Winner: Sam Querrey

11 FOOTBALL World Cup (to 11 July), South Africa. Winners: Spain (Story 1)

17 GOLF US Open (to 20), Pebble Beach, California. Winner: Graeme McDowell

21 TENNIS Wimbledon (to 4 July), All England Club, London. Winner: Rafael Nadal

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July

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3 CYCLING Tour de France (to 25 July), France (with a prologue in The Netherlands, and stages in Belgium). Winner: Alberto Contador

11 FOOTBALL World Cup final, Soccer City, Johannesburg, South Africa. Winners: Spain

11 FORMULA ONE British Grand Prix, Silverstone. Winner: Mark Webber

15 GOLF The Open (to18), St Andrews, Fife, Scotland. Winner: Louis Oosthuizen

26 ATHLETICS European Championships (to 1 August), Barcelona. Top of medal table: Russia (10 gold, six silver, eight bronze)

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August

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4 SWIMMING European Championships (to 15), Budapest, Hungary. Top of medal table: France (eight gold, seven silver, six bronze)

12 GOLF PGA Championship (to 15), Whistling Straits, Haven, Wisconsin. Winner: Martin Kaymer

14 FOOTBALL English Premier League season 2010-11 begins (to May 2011)

14 FOOTBALL Scottish Premier League season 2010-11 begins (to May 2011)

30 TENNIS US Open (to 13 September), Flushing Meadows, New York. Winner: Rafael Nadal

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September

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9 N. F.L Start of 2010 regular season

26 ATHLETICS Berlin marathon. Winner (men): Patrick Makau Musyoki Women: Aberu Kedebe

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October

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1 GOLF Ryder Cup (to 3), Celtic Manor, Newport, Wales. Winner: Europe

3 COMMONWEALTH GAMES (to 14), Delhi, India    (Story 1)

10 ATHLETICS Chicago marathon Winner (men): Samuel Wanjiru Women: Liliya Shobukhova

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November

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14 FORMULA ONE 2010 season ends, Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Winner: Sebastien Vettel, drivers’ championship

21 FOOTBALL Major League Soccer season ends with MLS Cup. Winner: Colorado Rapids

25 CRICKET The 2010-11 Ashes begin (to 7 January 20100); First Test, Brisbane (to 29). Winners: England

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December

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2 FOOTBALL 2018 and 2022 World Cup host nations announced after Fifa ExCo votes      (Story 1) Winners: Russia 2018 and Qatar 2022

3 CRICKET Ashes Second Test (to 7), Adelaide, to be followed by Third Test (16-20, Perth), Fourth Test (26-30, Melbourne), Fifth Test (3-7 January 2011, Sydney).

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