December 2006 in sports

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Deaths in December[edit]

Sporting seasons[edit]

31 December 2006 (Sunday)[edit]

30 December 2006 (Saturday)[edit]

29 December 2006 (Friday)[edit]

28 December 2006 (Thursday)[edit]

  • 2006–07 Ashes series, Fourth Test, day 3:  Australia vs.  England, in Melbourne.
    • England second innings: 161 all out (65.5 overs). Australia win the match by an innings and 99 runs, stretching their lead in the five-match series to 4–0. Shane Warne, in his final Test at the MCG, is named Man of the Match for his bowling figures of 5–39 and 2–46, and his 40 not out with the bat in the first innings. His final dismissal, of Steve Harmison, puts him on 999 total Test and ODI wickets, trailing only Muttiah Muralitharan. (BBC)

27 December 2006 (Wednesday)[edit]

26 December 2006 (Tuesday)[edit]

25 December 2006 (Monday)[edit]

24 December 2006 (Sunday)[edit]

23 December 2006 (Saturday)[edit]

22 December 2006 (Friday)[edit]

21 December 2006 (Thursday)[edit]

20 December 2006 (Wednesday)[edit]

19 December 2006 (Tuesday)[edit]

18 December 2006 (Monday)[edit]

17 December 2006 (Sunday)[edit]

  • NBA: In the second highest scoring game this season, Gilbert Arenas sets a franchise record of 60 points as the Washington Wizards defeated the Los Angeles Lakers in overtime, 147–141. The previous record was set by Earl Monroe, when the team was known as the Baltimore Bullets on 13 February 1968 with 56 points against the Lakers, in overtime. Kobe Bryant scored 48 points for the Lakers in the loss to Washington.

16 December 2006 (Saturday)[edit]

  • Cycling: Theo Bos sets a new world record at the 200 metres sprint distance in track cycling. His time of 9.722 seconds was 0.120 faster than Canadian Curt Harnett cycled in 1995. Harnett's record was set in Bogotá, Colombia at a high-altitude track, while Bos' record was set on a low-altitude track in Moscow during a 2007 UCI Track Cycling World Cup Classics meeting.

15 December 2006 (Friday)[edit]

14 December 2006 (Thursday)[edit]

  • Alpine skiing: Only one day after Andreas Schifferer announced his retirement from international skiing competitions his fellow countryman Werner Franz does the same. Franz who faced many longterm injuries won one European Cup and two World Cup meetings during his career.
  • Snooker: 2006 UK Snooker Championship:
    • Ronnie O'Sullivan surprises opponent Stephen Hendry, the audience, referees and many others watching the live broadcasting of his match as he concedes the match at a 4–1 score. Henry was awarded the remaining frames and won the match by 9–1. Only several hours later O'Sullivan gave the reason for his decision. He said "Today I got so annoyed with myself that I lost my patience and walked away from a game that, with hindsight, I should have continued."

13 December 2006 (Wednesday)[edit]

12 December 2006 (Tuesday)[edit]

11 December 2006 (Monday)[edit]

  • NBA: Commissioner David Stern announces that the league's widely criticized new microfiber composite ball will be replaced by the league's old leather ball, effective 1 January 2007. (ESPN)

10 December 2006 (Sunday)[edit]

  • Billiards: 2006 Mosconi Cup:
    • Team America wins six out of nine matches over the last two session versus Team Europe to overcome their trailing score of 9–6 to a 12–12 final standings. This draw means Team America, who were the 2005 Mosconi Cup winners will keep the cup for another year.

9 December 2006 (Saturday)[edit]

8 December 2006 (Friday)[edit]

7 December 2006 (Thursday)[edit]

  • NBA: In a game that tied for the fourth-highest highest combined scoring game in league history, the Phoenix Suns defeated the New Jersey Nets in double overtime, 161–157. Steve Nash led all scorers with 42 points for the Suns, while the Nets' Jason Kidd had his 89th triple double (38 points, 14 assists and 14 rebounds) in a losing effort, tying him with Wilt Chamberlain for third place on the all-time list.
  • Asian Games:
    • Tragedy struck the Asian Games when South Korean equestrian athlete Kim Hyung-chil died after falling off his horse during the cross country competition which took place in the rain. The accident occurred at jump number eight during the cross-country stage of the three-day eventing competition. After the horse rolled over him, he was taken to the hospital, with his death later confirmed by the organizing committee. Kim won a silver medal at the 2002 Asian Games in Busan on the same horse.
  • Football (soccer):
    • The UEFA gives Feyenoord Rotterdam a fine of €125.000, because of the crowd trouble that occurred during their match versus AS Nancy on 30 November. Feyenoord also has to pay to repair the Stade Marcel Picot and will play two home matches without any supporters if something similar happens within the next three years.

6 December 2006 (Wednesday)[edit]

5 December 2006 (Tuesday)[edit]

  • Asian Games
    • Badminton
      • Men's Team Final: China China 3–2 South Korea South Korea
      • Women's Team Final: China China 3–0 Japan Japan
    • Cue Sports
      • Men's Snooker (Team): India India, China China, Hong Kong Hong Kong, and Malaysia Malaysia advance to the medal round.
      • Men's English Billiards (singles): Pankaj Arjan Advani India; Ashok Harishankar Shandil Ya India; Peter Gilchrist Singapore
      • Men's Snooker (Doubles): Ding Junhui and Tian Pengfei China; Marco Fu Ka Chun and Chan Wai Ki Hong Kong; Phaithoon Phonbun and Atthasit Mahitthi Thailand
    • Cycling
      • Men's Road Time Trial: Song Baoqing China; Evgeny Vakker Kyrgyzstan; Andrey Mizurov Kazakhstan
      • Women's Road Time Trial: Li Meifang China; Zulfiya Zabirova Kazakhstan; Lee Min Hye South Korea
    • Equestrian
      • Dressage (Indiv.): Choi Jun Sang on Dancing Boy II South Korea; Yukiko Noge on Lanchester Kouko Japan; Mohd Qabil Mahamad Fathil on Charming 8 Malaysia
    • Football
    • Gymnastics
      • Men's Floor: Zou Kai China; Liang Fuliang China; Kim Soo Myun South Korea
      • Men's Pommel Horse: Hiroyuki Tomita Japan, Kim Soo Myun South Korea, Jo Jong Chol North Korea
      • Men's Rings: Chen Yibing China, Yang Wei China; Timur Kurbanbayev Kazakhstan
      • Women's Vault: Cheng Fei China; Hong Su Jong North Korea; Hong Un Jong North Korea
      • Women's Uneven Bars: Hong Su Jong North Korea; He Ning China; Cha Yong Hwa North Korea
    • Handball
    • Judo
      • Men's 60 kg.: Tatsuaki Egusa Japan; Cho Nam Suk South Korea; Masoud Haji Akhondzadeh Iran, Salamat Utarbayev Kazakhstan
      • Men's Open: Kim Sung Bum South Korea; Seyed Mahmoudreza Miran Fashandi Iran; Yohei Takai Japan, Askhat Zhitkeyev Kazakhstan
      • Women's 48 kg: Gao Feng China; Kim Young Ran South Korea; Misato Nakamura Japan, Kelbet Nurgazina Kazakhstan
      • Women's Open: Liu Huanyuan China; Tserenkhand Dorjgotov Mongolia; Mai Tateyama Japan, Gulzhan Issanova Kazakhstan
    • Kabaddi
      • India India and Pakistan Pakistan advance to the gold medal game while Iran Iran and Bangladesh Bangladesh advance to the bronze medal game.
    • Sepaktakraw
  • Chess:
    • Deep Fritz wins the confrontation with World Champion Vladimir Kramnik 4–2 in Bonn, Germany. Kramnik tried to tie the result 3–3 in the last game, but the computer won it within 47 moves.

4 December 2006 (Monday)[edit]

  • Asian Games
    • Badminton
      • Men's Team – Semifinals (Losers are joint bronze)
      • Women's Team – Semifinals (Losers are joint bronze)
    • Bowling
      • Men's Doubles (six games): Bader Al Alshaikh & Hassan Al Alshaikh Saudi Arabia; Abdulla Al Qatan & Saed Al Hajri Qatar and Jamal Ali Mohammad and Nayef Eqab Al Abadla United Arab Emirates
    • Chess
      • Men's Rapid Swiss: Murtas Kazhgaleyev Kazakhstan; Dao Thien Hai Vietnam; Bu Xiangzhi  China
      • Women's Rapid Swiss: Humpy Koneru India; Zhao Xue China; Zhu Chen Qatar
    • Cue Sports
      • Men's Snooker (Doubles) – Semifinal Matches
        • Atthasit Mahitthi & Phaithoon Phonbun Thailand 2–3 Ding Junhui & Tian Pengfei China
        • Lai Chee Wei & Moh Keen Hoo Malaysia 0–3 Chan Wai Ki & Marco Fu Ka Chun Hong Kong
    • Cycling
      • Women's Road Race: Mayuko Hagiwara Japan; Zhao Na China; Han Song Hee South Korea
    • Gymnastics
      • Men's All Around: Yang Wei China; Hisashi Mizutori Japan; Hiroyuki Tomita Japan
      • Women's All Around: He Ning China; Zhou Zhuoru China, Hong Su Jong North Korea
    • Judo
      • Men's 66 kg.: Tsagaanbaatar Haskhbaatar Mongolia; Arash Miresmaili Iran; Hiroyuki Akimoto Japan, Kim Kwang Sub South Korea
      • Men's 73 kg.: Lee Won Hee South Korea, Masahiro Takamatsu Japan; Rasul Boqiev Uzbekistan, Shokir Muminov Tajikistan
      • Women's 52 kg.: An Kum Ae North Korea; Bundmaa Munkhbaatar Mongolia, Li Ying China, Yuki Yokosawa Japan
      • Women's 57 kg.: Xu Yan China; Aiko Sato Japan; Kang Sin Young South Korea, Hong Ok Song North Korea
    • Sepaktakraw
      • Women's Team: China China and South Korea South Korea advance to the medal round.
    • Shooting
      • Men's 50m Rifle Prone (Indiv.): Liu Gang China; Igor Pirekeev Turkmenistan; Sergey Belyayev Kazakhstan
      • Men's 50m Rifle Prone (Team): Kazakhstan Kazakhstan; South KoreaSouth Korea; China China
      • Women's 10m Running Target (Indiv.): Xu Xuan China; Natalya Gurova Kazakhstan; Dang Hong Ha Vietnam
      • Women's 10m Running Target (Team): Kazakhstan Kazakhstan; Vietnam Vietnam; Qatar Qatar
      • Women's 50m Rifle Prone (Indiv.): Olga Dovgun Kazakhstan; Thanyalak Chotpaibunsin Thailand; Wang Chengyi China
      • Women's 50m Rifle Prone (Team): Thailand Thailand; China China; Kazakhstan Kazakhstan
    • Soft Tennis
      • Mixed Doubles: We Hyu Hwan & Kim Ji Eun South Korea; You Young Dong & Kim Kyung Ryun South Korea; Tsuneo Takagawa & Harumi Gyokusen Japan
    • Swimming
      • Men's 50m Freestyle: Rafd Zyad Almasri Syria; Makoto Ito Japan; Cai Li China
      • Men's 100m Breaststroke: Kosuke Kitajima Japan; Makoto Yamashita Japan; Vladislav Polyakov Kazakhstan
      • Men's 200m Backstroke: Ryosuke Irie Japan; Ouyang Kunpeng China; Takashi Nakano
      • Men's 800m Freestyle Relay: Japan Japan; China China; South Korea South Korea
      • Women's 50m Backstroke: Zhao Jing China; Gao Chang China; Reiko Nakamura Japan
      • Women's 200m Butterfly: Yurie Yano Japan; Choi Hye-Ra South Korea; Yuko Nakanishi Japan
      • Women's 400m Freestyle: Yang Jieqiao China, Zhu Wenrui China; Lee Ji-Eun South Korea

3 December 2006 (Sunday)[edit]

  • Asian Games
    • Badminton
      • Men's (Team): Indonesia Indonesia qualifies for the medal round.
      • Women's (Team): South Korea South Korea qualifies for the medal round.
    • Bowling
    • Men's (six-game): Ryan Leonard Lalisang Indonesia; Mahmood Ahmed Al Attar United Arab Emirates; Cheng Chao Sheng Chinese Taipei
    • Women's (six-game): Esther Cheah Malaysia; Putty Armein Indonesia; Angkana Netrviseth Thailand
    • Cycling
      • Road Race (Men): Wong Kam Po Hong Kong; Mehdi Sohrabi Iran; Park Sung Baek South Korea
    • Gymnastics
    • Judo
      • Men's (81 kg): Nyamkhuu Damdinsuren Mongolia; Almas Atayev Kazakhstan; Takashi Ono Japan, Guo Lei China
      • Men's (90 kg): Hwang Hee Tae South Korea; Maxim Rakov Kazakhstan; Hiroshi Izumi Japan, Ramziddin Sayidov Uzbekistan
      • Women's (63 kg): Xu Yuhua China; Kong Ja Young South Korea; Won Ok Im North Korea, Ayumi Tanimoto Japan
      • Women's (70 kg): Masae Ueno Japan; Bae Eun Hye South Korea; Liu Shu Yun Chinese Taipei, Qin Dongya China
    • Sepaktakraw
    • Shooting
      • Men's 10m Air Pistol: Tan Zongliang China; Kim Jong Su North Korea; Jin Jong Oh South Korea
      • Men's Trap: Naser Meqlad Kuwait; Manavjit Singh Sandhu Kuwait, Khaled Almudhaf Kuwait
      • Women's 10m Air Pistol: Tao Luna China; Guo Wenjun China; Kim Byung Hee South Korea
    • Soft Tennis

2 December 2006 (Saturday)[edit]

  • Asian Games
    • Badminton
      • Men (Team) – Malaysia and China qualify for the medal round.
      • Women (Team) – Japan qualifies for the medal round.
    • Baseball
      • South Korea 7–10 Japan – Sets up game on 7 December between Japan and Chinese Taipei (Taiwan) which will almost certainly be for gold.
    • Gymnastics
    • Judo
      • Men's (100 kg): Jang Sung Ho South Korea; Satoshi Ishii Japan; Utkir Kurbanov Uzbekistan, Askhat Zhitkeyev Kazakhstan
      • Men's (100 kg+): Yasuyuki Muneta Japan; Mohammad Reza Rodaki Iran; Yeldos Ikhsangaliyev Kazakhstan, Abdullo Tangriev Uzbekistan
      • Women's (78 kg): Sae Nakazawa Japan; Lee So Yoon South Korea; Lkhamdegd Purevjargal Mongolia, Yang Xiuli China
      • Women's (78+kg): Tong Wen China; Tserenkhand Dorjgotov Mongolia; Midori Shintani Japan, Kim Na Young South Korea
    • Shooting
      • Men's 10m Air Rifle: Liu Tianyou China; Zhu Qinan China; Yu Jaechul South Korea
      • Women's 10m Air Rifle: Du Li China; Zhao Yinghui China; Wu Liuxi China
      • Women's Trap: Chen Li China; Zhu Mei China; Lin Yin Chun Chinese Taipei
    • Swimming
      • Men's 200m Butterfly: Wu Peng China; Takeshi Matsuda Japan Ryuichi Shibata Japan
      • Men's 400m Ind. Medley: Hidemasa Sano Japan; Shinya Taneguchi Japan; Han Kyul Chul South Korea
      • Women's 50m Breaststroke: Ji Liping China; Asami Kitagawa Japan; Wang Qun China
      • Women's 100m Butterfly: Zhou Yafei China; Xu Yanwei China; Tao Li Singapore
      • Women's 200m Freestyle: Pang Jiaying China; Yang Yu China; Maki Mita Japan
      • Women's 400m Medley Relay: China China; Japan Japan; South Korea South Korea
    • Soft Tennis
    • Table Tennis
    • Weightlifting
      • Men (56 kg) Li Zheng China; Hoang Anh Tuan Vietnam; Lee Jong Hoon South Korea
      • Women (48 kg) Wang Mingjuan China; Pensiri Laosirikul Thailand; Thongyim Bunphithak Thailand
      • Women (53 kg) Li Ping China; Junpim Kuntatean Thailand; Yu Wei Li Hong Kong
  • Athletics:
    • Nathan Deakes sets a new World Record on the 50 km road walking in Geelong. He was 16 seconds faster than Robert Korzeniowski's record, resulting in a 3:35.47 finish time. At 40 km Deakes was two and a half minutes faster than Korzeniowski, but lost most of it in the final kilometres.

1 December 2006 (Friday)[edit]

  • Squash:
    • The two-year suspension of Karen Kronemeyer (nl) who was tested positive on using benzylpiperazine is reduced to one year. While appealing the suspension she convinced the jury that she did not use the doping substance on purpose. The jury however still believes Kronemeyer should have paid more attention and reduced the suspension with 50%. Kronemeyer's suspension started in February 2006 and will be able to compete again in February 2007.


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