October 2006 in sports

October 2006 in sports

See also: 2006 in sports

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31 October 2006 (Tuesday)

30 October 2006 (Monday)

29 October 2006 (Sunday)

  • Darts World Grand Prix, Dublin
    • Phil Taylor wins his 7th World Grand Prix title beating Terry Jenkins 7–4 in the final

28 October 2006 (Saturday)

  • Basketball: Red Auerbach, who coached the Boston Celtics to eight straight titles from 1959–66, dies at the age of 89. He was the team's president up until his death, winning a total of 16 championships; nine as head coach, seven in the front office. (AP via Yahoo)

27 October 2006 (Friday)

26 October 2006 (Thursday)

25 October 2006 (Wednesday)

24 October 2006 (Tuesday)

23 October 2006 (Monday)

  • Baseball: Controversy surrounds Game 2 of the 2006 World Series after Detroit Tigers pitcher Kenny Rogers was found to have an unknown substance, believed by some to be pine tar, on a patch of his pitching hand during the first inning. Video shows a similar substance on his hand during Game 3 of the ALCS. Rogers washed his hands before coming out for the second inning. (FOX Sports)

22 October 2006 (Sunday)

    • In major non-postseason news, American baseball players and owners reach a tentative verbal agreement on a five-year labor contract. (AP via San Francisco Examiner)

21 October 2006 (Saturday)

20 October 2006 (Friday)

19 October 2006 (Thursday)

18 October 2006 (Wednesday)

  • NFL: The New York Times reports that New York Giants running back Tiki Barber will likely retire following the season to pursue other interests such as a broadcasting career.

17 October 2006 (Tuesday)

16 October 2006 (Monday)

  • NFL Monday Night Football: Chicago Bears 24, Arizona Cardinals 23. The Bears remain unbeaten at 6–0, despite being down 20–0 at halftime and not scoring an offensive touchdown. Their comeback features two fumble returns for TDs and a punt return TD by Devin Hester. Neil Rackers misses a field goal with 53 seconds left that would have given the Cardinals the lead. In the postgame press conference, Cardinals head coach Dennis Green coined the phrase "They are who we thought they were!!" This quote did have meaning as both teams faced each other in the NFL Preseason. Green also gave permission for the media to "Crown the Bears Champions," in that same press conference.

15 October 2006 (Sunday)

  • Football (soccer):
    • Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Čech undergoes surgery for a depressed skull fracture suffered in a collision with Stephen Hunt during the first minute of yesterday's match at Reading. The neurosurgeon who performed the operation said that Čech may be out for six weeks. (BBC)

14 October 2006 (Saturday)

  • Rugby union:
    • 2007 Rugby World Cup qualifying
      •  Italy qualify as Europe 1.
      •  Romania qualify as Europe 2.
    • 2006 Currie Cup final
      • Cheetahs 28–28 Blue Bulls
        • The match goes into extra time for the first time in the 127-year history of the Currie Cup after regular time leaves the teams level on 25 a piece. With 20 minutes of extra time unable to separate the two teams, the cup was awarded to both teams for the first time since 1979.
    • 2006 Air New Zealand Cup semifinals
    • 2006-07 Top 14
      • Stade Français defeat Biarritz 22–16 at France's national stadium, Stade de France in Saint-Denis. For the second straight year, the fixture between these two teams at this site sets a record for the largest crowd ever to see a regular-season league match in any French sport. The official attendance of 79,619 broke last year's record of 79,604.

13 October 2006 (Friday)

  • Chess: World Championship 2006 concludes.

12 October 2006 (Thursday)

11 October 2006 (Wednesday)

10 October 2006 (Tuesday)

  • World Chess Championship
    • Vladimir Kramnik and Veselin Topalov draw in game 11. The series is still tied 5.5–5.5 and only one regular game is left. The winner of that match will be World Champion, another draw will start some rapid matches.

9 October 2006 (Monday)

8 October 2006 (Sunday)

7 October 2006 (Saturday)

6 October 2006 (Friday)

  • Weightlifting: 2006 World Weightlifting Championship in Santo Domingo:
    • men's −94 kg class: Gold medal icon.svg Kazakhstan Ilya Ilin, Silver medal icon.svg Poland Szymon Kolecki, Bronze medal icon.svg Russia Roman Konstantinov
      • The top three all lift the same weight, meaning the lightest person (Ilin) takes the gold. Ilin lifts his weight in his first turn and fails twice to break the world record, which is currently Kolecki's.

5 October 2006 (Thursday)

  • World Chess Championship
    • Veselin Topalov wins the eighth game of the Championship to make it all square at 4–4. It was Topalov's first regular win, after the awarded game earlier in the tournament.

4 October 2006 (Wednesday)

  • Cycling:
    • Jaan Kirsipuu announces his retirement from professional cycling after Paris–Tours, which will be held on 8 October. The 37 year old Estonian had won 4 Tour de France stages and a total of 126 career wins.

3 October 2006 (Tuesday)

  • Field hockey: 2006 Women's Hockey World Cup in Madrid:
    • The Netherlands's easy 6–1 win over China earns them a place in the semifinals together with Argentina and Australia who already qualified from the other pool. Three more nations are in the run for the last available spot. Spain, England and Germany will decide which team will qualify on October 4.

2 October 2006 (Monday)

  • General sport:
    • The World Anti-Doping Agency and Interpol are cooperating in the charge against doping. Both organisations reached a Memorandum of Understanding to get the deal started.
  • Field hockey: 2006 Women's Hockey World Cup in Madrid:
    • Argentina's 2–0 win in group B over South Korea and Australia's 0–0 draw versus Japan in the same group are good enough to already qualify for the semi finals while there is still a match to play. The teams face each other on 4 October to decide who will be the groups winner.
  • Formula One: General
    • As of 2010 South Korea will held a Grand Prix during the Formule One season. The yet to be built circuit will be located near Cholla and will cost about €210 million.
  • Tennis: French player Anthony Dupuis is suspended by the ITF for a total of two months after testing positive to have used salbutamol. He also had to pay back his prize money worth €24.000. Dupuis states he used the substance as a medicine against his asthma. However Dupuis is suspended the ITF believes his story and only put him on hold for two months instead of two years which is a standard.

1 October 2006 (Sunday)

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