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November 2004 in Sports History

Events in Sport


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Nov 15 Maria Sharapova becomes the first Russian to win the tennis season-ending WTA Tour Championship; beats American Serena Williams 4–6, 6–2, 6–4 at the Staples Center, Los Angeles

Tennis Player Maria Sharapova
Tennis Player
Maria Sharapova
Tennis Player Serena Williams
Tennis Player
Serena Williams
  • Nov 20 69th Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 21-13 in Tuscaloosa
  • Nov 21 CFL Grey Cup, Frank Clair Stadium, Ottawa: Toronto Argonauts defeat BC Lions, 27-19; first Grey Cup game played on next-generation FieldTurf surface
  • Nov 21 56th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Kurt Busch wins

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Nov 21 Roger Federer of Switzerland wins back-to-back season-ending Tennis Masters Cup titles with a 6–3, 6–2 victory over Australian Leyton Hewitt in the final in Houston, Texas

Tennis Champion Roger Federer
Tennis Champion
Roger Federer
  • Nov 27 New Zealand's All Blacks thump Six Nations Rugby Union Champions France 45-6 in Paris
  • Nov 27 Marco Antonio Barrera beats Erik Morales by majority decision to win WBC super featherweight boxing title at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas; final fight of legendary trilogy; The Ring's 'Fight of the Year'
  • Nov 28 Federation Cup Women's Tennis, Moscow, Russia: Anastasia Myskina & Vera Zvonareva beat French pair Marion Bartoli & Émilie Loit 7-6, 7-5 to clinch Russia's first title, 3-2

Deaths in Sport

  • Nov 2 Gerrie Knetemann, Dutch road cyclist (World Road Race Champion 1978; Amstel Gold Race 1974, 85), dies from a heart attack at 53
  • Nov 6 Johnny Warren, Australian soccer player, dies at 61
  • Nov 8 Eddie Charlton, Australian snooker player (World #3 1976-81; Pot Black 1972, 73, 80), dies at 75
  • Nov 8 Chandler Harper, American golfer (PGA C'ship 1950), dies of pneumonia at 90
  • Nov 17 Mikael Ljungberg, Swedish wrestler (Olympic gold 2000), dies at 34
  • Nov 17 Alexander Ragulin, Russian ice hockey player (Olympic gold 1964, 68, 72), dies at 63
  • Nov 29 Harry Danning, American baseball player, dies at 93
  • Nov 30 Bill Brown, Scottish soccer goalkeeper (28 caps; Dundee, Tottenham Hotspur), dies at 73