February 2006 in sports

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  • Cricket: 2005–06 VB Series
  • XX Winter Olympic Games, Turin, day four:
    • Biathlon, men's 10-kilometre sprint :
      • Sven Fischer won Germany's second gold medal in biathlon with a perfect day on the shooting range and skiing the 10 kilometres in 26 minutes, 11.6 seconds. As in the men's individual, Norwegians take the two other medals. (CBC.ca)
    • Cross country, men's team sprint, classical style:
    • Speed skating, women's 500 metres:
      • 34-year-old Russian Svetlana Zhurova, who left speed skating in 2003 to become a mother, becomes the oldest woman to win a speed skating gold medal by clocking times of 38.23 and 38.34. In the last pair of the second round, she beat Chinese Wang Manli, runner-up in the first round with 38.31, by 0.13 seconds to secure the gold medal. (CBC.ca)
    • Alpine skiing, men's combined:
    • Ice hockey women's group stage
      • Pool "A"
        • Italy 1–5 Russia: After over 128 minutes, the Italians scored their first goal in the Olympics, thanks to Sabina Floran on a two-man advantage.
        • Canada 8–1 Sweden: Gillian Apps scored two goals in the rout of the Swedes.
      • Pool "B"
        • Switzerland 1–2 Germany
        • USA 7–3 Finland: The USA scored six straight times between the late second period and the entire third period to put this game away.
    • SEMIFINALS (Friday 17 February): Finland vs. Canada, USA vs. Sweden.

13 February 2006 (Monday)[edit]

  • Cricket: India in Pakistan 2005–06
  • XX Winter Olympic Games, Turin, day three:
    • Biathlon, women's 15 km individual:
      • Russia occupies the top two spots on the podium of this distance, with Svetlana Ishmouratova claiming gold 45.5 seconds ahead of compatriot Olga Pyleva. Martina Glagow claimed bronze despite missing one target on the final shooting, thus preventing an all-Russian sweep. (CBC.ca)
    • Curling
      • Men's draw 1:
        • Great Britain 7–5 Italy
        • Sweden 6–3 New Zealand
        • United States 11–5 Norway The Olympic champion Pål Trulsen resign in the eighth end after giving up five points (CBC.ca)
        • Finland 7–2 Switzerland
      • Men's draw 2: (CBC.ca)
        • Canada 10–5 Germany
        • Finland 4–3 United States
        • Great Britain 10–5 New Zealand
        • Sweden 7–5 Italy
      • Women's draw 1:
        • Great Britain 3–2 Denmark Five ends were blanked; Rhona Martin eventually secured a point with the hammer in the tenth end
        • Norway 11–6 United States
        • Sweden 7–5 Canada Anette Norberg claimed a 6–4 lead in the eighth end and held on to beat Canada's Olympic debutant team, skipped by Shannon Kleibrink (CBC.ca)
        • Switzerland 11–4 Italy
    • Figure skating:
    • Ice hockey, women's group stage:
      • Group A: Sweden 11–0 Italy: The Italian team have now given up 27 goals in two games. Sweden clinches a spot in the medal round.
      • Group B: Finland 4–0 Switzerland: The Finns clinch a spot in the medal round.
      • The USA and Canada, who were off from competition, also joined these teams in the medal round.
    • Snowboarding, women's halfpipe:
      • Just as in the men's competition, USA clinch gold and silver, while a Nordic settles for a bronze medal. 19-year-old Hannah Teter made runs of 44.6 and 46.4 points, of which the highest score counted; both scores were higher than any others. Gretchen Bleiler won silver and Norway's Kjersti Buaas bronze. (CBC.ca)
    • Speed skating, men's 500 metres:
      • Joey Cheek becomes the second American to win speed skating gold in two days, as the only skater to go below 35 seconds in a race; he does it in both races, ending with a total time of 69.76 seconds, while Dmitry Dorofeyev, who won silver, had a best time of 35.17 to end with 70.43 seconds. (AP)
    • Eleven athletes are injured during the day: three female downhill skiers crash, including 2002 gold medallist Carole Montillet, in addition, five lugers, two figure skaters and a snowboarder sustain injuries. (CBC.ca)
  • NCAA College Basketball:
    • Men's:
      • In the latest AP polls, the top six teams remain the same from last week: UConn, Duke, Memphis, Villanova, Gonzaga, and Texas. Bucknell enters the rankings for the first time in history, at No. 24.
      • #4 Villanova 69, No. 1 University of Connecticut 64: The Wildcats, playing at their second home of the Wachovia Center, storm back from a 12-point deficit early in the second half to score their first win over a No. 1 team since beating University of Connecticut in 1995.
    • Women's:
      • After North Carolina's loss to Maryland Thursday night, Duke regains the top spot. LSU rises to No. 2 after defeating Tennessee the same night. North Carolina drops to third, Maryland rises to No. 4, and Tennessee remains No. 5.

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  • Football: 2006 African Cup of Nations – Quarterfinal
    • Q1: Egypt 4–1 Congo DR
    • Q2: Guinea 2–3 Senegal Senegal go through to the semi-finals when both teams score in time added on. There is a scuffle involving players of both sides in the centre of the pitch for several minutes at the end of the match.

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