December 2006 in sports

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31 December 2006 (Sunday)[edit]

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13 December 2006 (Wednesday)[edit]

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7 December 2006 (Thursday)[edit]

  • Baseball: reports that the San Francisco Giants and Barry Bonds have agreed on a one-year, $16 million (US$) contract.
  • Football (American):
    • NFL Week 14 Thursday night game: Pittsburgh Steelers 27, Cleveland Browns 7. Willie Parker broke the Steelers' all-time record for most yards rushing in a game by a running back with 223 yards on 32 carries. By comparison, the Browns had a total of 18 yards on 11 carries…as a team.
  • NBA: In a game that tied for the fourth-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.
  • Swimming: European Short Course Swimming Championships 2006:
    • The German relay team, Helge Meeuw, Johannes Neumann, Thomas Rupprath and Jens Schreiber beats the World Record at the 4x50m Medley relay. The time of 1:34.06 was 0.40 faster than the old record, which was also swum by a German team.
    • Arkady Vyatchanin swims a new European record at the 200m backstroke. The Russian became the first European to swim under 1:50.00, finishing 0.02 underneath the time. The previous European record was 1:50.43 held by Markus Rogan.
    • Otylia Jędrzejczak beats Annika Mehlhorn's European record of 2:05.77 to 2:04.94, becoming the first European to swim under 2:05.00 at the 200m butterfly. Mehlhorn herself only finished in fifth position.

6 December 2006 (Wednesday)[edit]

5 December 2006 (Tuesday)[edit]

  • Asian Games
    • Badminton
      • Men's Team Final: 1st, gold medalist(s) China China 3–2 2nd, silver medalist(s) South Korea South Korea
      • Women's Team Final: 1st, gold medalist(s) China China 3–0 2nd, silver medalist(s) 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): 1st, gold medalist(s) Pankaj Arjan Advani India; 2nd, silver medalist(s) Ashok Harishankar Shandil Ya India; 3rd, bronze medalist(s) Peter Gilchrist Singapore
      • Men's Snooker (Doubles): 1st, gold medalist(s) Ding Junhui and Tian Pengfei China; 2nd, silver medalist(s) Marco Fu Ka Chun and Chan Wai Ki Hong Kong; 3rd, bronze medalist(s) Phaithoon Phonbun and Atthasit Mahitthi Thailand
    • Cycling
      • Men's Road Time Trial: 1st, gold medalist(s) Song Baoqing China; 2nd, silver medalist(s) Evgeny Vakker Kyrgyzstan; 3rd, bronze medalist(s) Andrey Mizurov Kazakhstan
      • Women's Road Time Trial: Li Meifang China; 2nd, silver medalist(s) Zulfiya Zabirova Kazakhstan; 3rd, bronze medalist(s) Lee Min Hye South Korea
    • Equestrian
      • Dressage (Indiv.): 1st, gold medalist(s) Choi Jun Sang on Dancing Boy II South Korea; 2nd, silver medalist(s) Yukiko Noge on Lanchester Kouko Japan; 3rd, bronze medalist(s) Mohd Qabil Mahamad Fathil on Charming 8 Malaysia
    • Football
    • Gymnastics
      • Men's Floor: 1st, gold medalist(s) Zou Kai China; 2nd, silver medalist(s) Liang Fuliang China; 3rd, bronze medalist(s) Kim Soo Myun South Korea
      • Men's Pommel Horse: 1st, gold medalist(s) Hiroyuki Tomita Japan, Kim Soo Myun South Korea, Jo Jong Chol North Korea
      • Men's Rings: 1st, gold medalist(s) Chen Yibing China, Yang Wei China; 3rd, bronze medalist(s) Timur Kurbanbayev Kazakhstan
      • Women's Vault: 1st, gold medalist(s) Cheng Fei China; 2nd, silver medalist(s) Hong Su Jong North Korea; 3rd, bronze medalist(s) Hong Un Jong North Korea
      • Women's Uneven Bars: 1st, gold medalist(s) Hong Su Jong North Korea; 2nd, silver medalist(s) He Ning China; 3rd, bronze medalist(s) Cha Yong Hwa North Korea
    • Handball
    • Judo
      • Men's 60 kg.: 1st, gold medalist(s) Tatsuaki Egusa Japan; 2nd, silver medalist(s) Cho Nam Suk South Korea; 3rd, bronze medalist(s) Masoud Haji Akhondzadeh Iran, Salamat Utarbayev Kazakhstan
      • Men's Open: 1st, gold medalist(s) Kim Sung Bum South Korea; 2nd, silver medalist(s) Seyed Mahmoudreza Miran Fashandi Iran; 3rd, bronze medalist(s) Yohei Takai Japan, Askhat Zhitkeyev Kazakhstan
      • Women's 48 kg: 1st, gold medalist(s) Gao Feng China; 2nd, silver medalist(s) Kim Young Ran South Korea; 3rd, bronze medalist(s) Misato Nakamura Japan, Kelbet Nurgazina Kazakhstan
      • Women's Open: 1st, gold medalist(s) Liu Huanyuan China; 2nd, silver medalist(s) Tserenkhand Dorjgotov Mongolia; 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 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.
  • Cricket:
  • Football:

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): 1st, gold medalist(s) Bader Al Alshaikh & Hassan Al Alshaikh Saudi Arabia; 2nd, silver medalist(s) Abdulla Al Qatan & Saed Al Hajri Qatar and Jamal Ali Mohammad and Nayef Eqab Al Abadla United Arab Emirates
    • Chess
      • Men's Rapid Swiss: 1st, gold medalist(s) Murtas Kazhgaleyev Kazakhstan; 2nd, silver medalist(s) Dao Thien Hai Vietnam; 3rd, bronze medalist(s) Bu Xiangzhi  China
      • Women's Rapid Swiss: 1st, gold medalist(s) Humpy Koneru India; 2nd, silver medalist(s) Zhao Xue China; 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 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: 1st, gold medalist(s) Mayuko Hagiwara Japan; 2nd, silver medalist(s) Zhao Na China; 3rd, bronze medalist(s) Han Song Hee South Korea
    • Gymnastics
      • Men's All Around: 1st, gold medalist(s) Yang Wei China; 2nd, silver medalist(s) Hisashi Mizutori Japan; 3rd, bronze medalist(s) Hiroyuki Tomita Japan
      • Women's All Around: 1st, gold medalist(s) He Ning China; 2nd, silver medalist(s) Zhou Zhuoru China, 3rd, bronze medalist(s) Hong Su Jong North Korea
    • Judo
      • Men's 66 kg.: 1st, gold medalist(s) Tsagaanbaatar Haskhbaatar Mongolia; 2nd, silver medalist(s) Arash Miresmaili Iran; 3rd, bronze medalist(s) Hiroyuki Akimoto Japan, Kim Kwang Sub South Korea
      • Men's 73 kg.: 1st, gold medalist(s) Lee Won Hee South Korea, 2nd, silver medalist(s) Masahiro Takamatsu Japan; 3rd, bronze medalist(s) Rasul Boqiev Uzbekistan, Shokir Muminov Tajikistan
      • Women's 52 kg.: 1st, gold medalist(s) An Kum Ae North Korea; 2nd, silver medalist(s) Bundmaa Munkhbaatar Mongolia, 3rd, bronze medalist(s) Li Ying China, Yuki Yokosawa Japan
      • Women's 57 kg.: 1st, gold medalist(s) Xu Yan China; 2nd, silver medalist(s) Aiko Sato Japan; 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 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.): 1st, gold medalist(s) Liu Gang China; 2nd, silver medalist(s) Igor Pirekeev Turkmenistan; 3rd, bronze medalist(s) Sergey Belyayev Kazakhstan
      • Men's 50m Rifle Prone (Team): 1st, gold medalist(s) Kazakhstan Kazakhstan; 2nd, silver medalist(s) South KoreaSouth Korea; 3rd, bronze medalist(s) China China
      • Women's 10m Running Target (Indiv.): 1st, gold medalist(s) Xu Xuan China; 2nd, silver medalist(s) Natalya Gurova Kazakhstan; 3rd, bronze medalist(s) Dang Hong Ha Vietnam
      • Women's 10m Running Target (Team): 1st, gold medalist(s) Kazakhstan Kazakhstan; 2nd, silver medalist(s) Vietnam Vietnam; 3rd, bronze medalist(s) Qatar Qatar
      • Women's 50m Rifle Prone (Indiv.): 1st, gold medalist(s) Olga Dovgun Kazakhstan; 2nd, silver medalist(s) Thanyalak Chotpaibunsin Thailand; 3rd, bronze medalist(s) Wang Chengyi China
      • Women's 50m Rifle Prone (Team): 1st, gold medalist(s) Thailand Thailand; 2nd, silver medalist(s) China China; 3rd, bronze medalist(s) Kazakhstan Kazakhstan
    • Soft Tennis
      • Mixed Doubles: 1st, gold medalist(s) We Hyu Hwan & Kim Ji Eun South Korea; 2nd, silver medalist(s) You Young Dong & Kim Kyung Ryun South Korea; 3rd, bronze medalist(s) Tsuneo Takagawa & Harumi Gyokusen Japan
    • Swimming
      • Men's 50m Freestyle: 1st, gold medalist(s) Rafd Zyad Almasri Syria; 2nd, silver medalist(s) Makoto Ito Japan; 3rd, bronze medalist(s) Cai Li China
      • Men's 100m Breaststroke: 1st, gold medalist(s) Kosuke Kitajima Japan; 2nd, silver medalist(s) Makoto Yamashita Japan; 3rd, bronze medalist(s) Vladislav Polyakov Kazakhstan
      • Men's 200m Backstroke: 1st, gold medalist(s) Ryosuke Irie Japan; 2nd, silver medalist(s) Ouyang Kunpeng China; 3rd, bronze medalist(s) Takashi Nakano
      • Men's 800m Freestyle Relay: 1st, gold medalist(s) Japan Japan; 2nd, silver medalist(s) China China; 3rd, bronze medalist(s) South Korea South Korea
      • Women's 50m Backstroke: 1st, gold medalist(s) Zhao Jing China; 2nd, silver medalist(s) Gao Chang China; 3rd, bronze medalist(s) Reiko Nakamura Japan
      • Women's 200m Butterfly: 1st, gold medalist(s) Yurie Yano Japan; 2nd, silver medalist(s) Choi Hye-Ra South Korea; 3rd, bronze medalist(s) Yuko Nakanishi Japan
      • Women's 400m Freestyle: 1st, gold medalist(s) Yang Jieqiao China, 2nd, silver medalist(s) Zhu Wenrui China; 3rd, bronze medalist(s) Lee Ji-Eun South Korea
  • NFL Monday Night Football: Philadelphia Eagles 27, Carolina Panthers 24. Two Lito Sheppard interceptions keeps the Eagles above .500 with a win at home.

3 December 2006 (Sunday)[edit]

2 December 2006 (Saturday)[edit]

1 December 2006 (Friday)[edit]


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