November 2006 in sports

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30 November 2006 (Thursday)[edit]

^Note 1 : The match was suspended after 80 minutes of play at 3–0 due to crowd trouble. Feyenoord fans who gathered tickets for the match in an illegal way and others who were held at the stadium by the police were rioting during the whole match. After a 20-minute break, the match was finished.

29 November 2006 (Wednesday)[edit]

28 November 2006 (Tuesday)[edit]

  • Equestrian:
    • The parents of Albert Zoer who own his horse Okidoki reject a €4,000,000 bid on the 10-year-old horse. Zoer already won several Grand-Prix events with Okidoki and they were part of the Dutch team that became World Champions in Aachen in 2006. Owner Mr. Zoer told the press he prefers his son's career over the money.
  • Swimming:
    • Breaststroke specialist Madelon Baans ends her career at the age of 29 to concentrate on her post-sport career. Baans is 49 time Dutch national champion, current Dutch national record holder at the 100m breaststroke in either the 25- and 50m pools. During the 2004 European Championships in Madrid, she won the bronze medal as being part of the 4x100m medley, in the same year she reached the final at the 2004 Summer Olympics on the same discipline.
  • 2010 Winter Olympics:
    • Skicross will likely be added to the Olympic schedule as of the Vancouver Olympics in 2010 after the Executive Board voted in favour of the sport. The inclusion of skicross must also be approved by the Vancouver Olympic Committee for the sport to be officially part of the sport program. Other events that were up for inclusion were rejected. These events included: Biathlon mixed relay, mixed curling, team alpine skiing, team bobsleigh, team skeleton, team luge and women's ski jumping.

27 November 2006 (Monday)[edit]

26 November 2006 (Sunday)[edit]

  • Asian Games
    • Basketball: Uzbekistan Uzbekistan, Syria Syria, and Kazakhstan Kazakhstan all advance to the second round of the tournament by winning their respective groups.
    • Volleyball: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia and Macau Macau advance to the second round of the tournament.
  • Cycling: During the Six Days of Ghent current world champion at the madison Isaac Gálvez was involved in a serious crash in which he received serious injuries. He was rushed to a nearby hospital. While being rushed there, he died as a result of his injuries. The race was immediately stopped and no winners were announced.
  • Swimming: Mark Warnecke, current world champion on the 50m breaststroke announces his retirement in sports at the age of 36. Warnecke, who won a bronze medal at the 1996 Summer Olympics was unable to qualify for the upcoming World Championships before taking his decision.

25 November 2006 (Saturday)[edit]

24 November 2006 (Friday)[edit]

  • Asian Games:
    • BasketballBahrain Bahrain advances to the second round after winning Group A.
    • Football (soccer)Jordan Jordan, Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan, Iraq Iraq and Syria Syria advance to the second round after finishing in the top two positions of their first round groups.

23 November 2006 (Thursday)[edit]

22 November 2006 (Wednesday)[edit]

21 November 2006 (Tuesday)[edit]

  • Swimming: Australian Ian Thorpe, a five-time Olympic gold medalist, announces his retirement from the sport at the age of 24. (BBC)

20 November 2006 (Monday)[edit]

  • Alpine skiing: Jose Maria Rienda Contreras suffers a heavy knee injury after falling during a training in preparation for the giant slalom World Cup in Aspen. Contreras, who won five World Cup meetings in her career will probably miss the whole alpine skiing season.
  • Cycling: Former Danish cyclist Jesper Skibby confirms to have used doping during his career for years. Skibby writes this confession in his book that is released on 21 November.

19 November 2006 (Sunday)[edit]

18 November 2006 (Saturday)[edit]

17 November 2006 (Friday)[edit]

  • Domino Day:
    • For the eighth time in nine years the world record for the highest number of falling domino stones is broken during Domino Day. In Leeuwarden 4,079,381 out of 4,500,000 domino stones fell, breaking the world record by 77,245 stones.

16 November 2006 (Thursday)[edit]

15 November 2006 (Wednesday)[edit]

  • Cycling:
    • The French anti-doping lab of Chatenay-Malabry that tested Floyd Landis' urine samples made an administrative error when reporting its findings on his backup B-sample. In its report, the lab wrote that the B-sample tested was number 994,474, while the actual number was 995,474. The error does not mean the positive B-sample was not that of Landis, but it will be used by his lawyers.

14 November 2006 (Tuesday)[edit]

  • Football (American): The New England Patriots will install FieldTurf, an artificial surface, into Gillette Stadium to replace a poorly maintained grass surface effective for their November 26 game against the Chicago Bears. Normally, the change could not take place until the following season, but there was no such rule in the NFL, according to Patriots owner Robert Kraft. A game two days earlier where they lost to the New York Jets in a steady downpour when a new grass surface installed one week earlier gradually became worse throughout the game, was the main cause of the decision.

13 November 2006 (Monday)[edit]

12 November 2006 (Sunday)[edit]

The Dynamo win the MLS Cup in their first season (their third overall as the previous two were as the San Jose Earthquakes) in a game where Revs forward Taylor Twellman and Dynamo striker Brian Ching score within 66 seconds of each other in the second overtime period.

11 November 2006 (Saturday)[edit]

10 November 2006 (Friday)[edit]

  • Alpine skiing:
    • Fredrik Nyberg falls during a training run in Austria and suffers a heavy knee injury, which forces him to end his career at the age of 37.

9 November 2006 (Thursday)[edit]

  • American college football, AP NCAA Division I-A Top 25:
    • (15) Rutgers 28, (3) Louisville 25. Jeremy Ito's 28-yard field goal with 13 seconds left gave the Scarlet Knights the biggest win in their 137 years of playing the game, knocking the Cards from any National Title Game hopes.
    • (25) BYU 55, Wyoming 7

8 November 2006 (Wednesday)[edit]

  • Figure skating:
    • Irina Slutskaya denies the reports of her retirement in the sport and says she will probably compete during the 2006–07 season.
  • Motorsport:
    • Sete Gibernau who finished in second position in the MotoGP World Championships twice behind Valentino Rossi retires from the sport. He won nine MotoGP races during his career.

7 November 2006 (Tuesday)[edit]

  • Cycling:
    • UCI Pro Tour team Davitamon-Lotto will experience a name change, to Predictor-Lotto for the 2007 season. Omega-Pharma will continue to sponsor the team, but will use it to promote its pregnancy test kits instead of its vitamin range.
  • Equestrian:
    • Dressage: Dutch two time silver Olympic medallist Tineke Bartels is heavily injured after she fell off her horse during a training. She fell with her head against a tree and will need a long time to recover. It is unsure whether she can continue her career.
    • Horse Racing: Japanese horses Delta Blues and Pop Rock finish first and second in the 2006 Melbourne Cup. Maybe Better, an Australian horse, finishes third.[3]

6 November 2006 (Monday)[edit]

  • Golf: Ryder Cup:
    • Paul Azinger will be the new captain of the American Ryder Cup team, replacing Tom Lehman who was their captain in the 2006 edition which was won by Europe 18.5 vs. 9.5. In addition, the PGA of America announces a major overhaul in the points system to select the U.S. team, beginning with the 2008 Ryder Cup at the Valhalla Golf Club in Kentucky, and that the top eight will earn spots onto the team, with four captain's picks instead of just two.

5 November 2006 (Sunday)[edit]

Bye Week: Arizona Cardinals, Carolina Panthers, New York Jets, Philadelphia Eagles.

4 November 2006 (Saturday)[edit]

  • Rugby union:  Wales and  Australia draw 29-all in a one-off international as part of a number of Test matches taking place in the Northern Hemisphere during November. The game, played at Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, is historic as it is the first draw ever between the nations.

3 November 2006 (Friday)[edit]

  • Speed skating:
    • Two-time Olympic gold medallist Gianni Romme announces his immediate retirement in long track speed skating.

2 November 2006 (Thursday)[edit]

1 November 2006 (Wednesday)[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,20867,20848685-23212,00.html
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