December 2005 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Dec 3 14th SEC Championship Game: #13 Georgia beats #3 LSU, 34-14
  • Dec 3 1st ACC Championship Game: #22 Florida State beats #5 Virginia Tech, 27-22
  • Dec 3 10th Big 12 Championship Game: #2 Texas beats Colorado, 70-3
  • Dec 4 94th Davis Cup: Croatia beats Slovak Republic in Bratislava (3-2)
  • Dec 10 71st Heisman Trophy Award: Reggie Bush, USC (RB) (Bush would later forfeit the trophy)

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Dec 21 Joe Sakic is named captain of the 2006 Team Canada Olympic team

NHL Legend Joe Sakic
NHL Legend
Joe Sakic

Weddings in Sport

  • Dec 3 NBC correspondent Hoda Kotb (41) weds New Orleans tennis coach Burzis Kanga in the Dominican Republic
  • Dec 3 French heiress Athina Onassis (20) weds Olympic gold medalist equestrian Alvaro de Miranda Neto (32) in Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Dec 4 2004 Olympic volleyball team member Kerri Walsh (27) weds fellow volleyball player Casey Jennings (30) at the La Quinta Resort in Palm Springs, California
  • Dec 10 Victoria's Secret and Sports Illustrated model Isabeli Fontana (22) weds actor-model Henri Castelli (27) at Fort Are Joao in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
  • Dec 10 Rugby Star Clyde Rathbone (24) weds Carrie-Ann Leeson in South Africa
  • Dec 17 Race car driver Gary Paffett (24) weds his lady love Lisa in England
  • Dec 22 "Ospreys" Rugby star Shane Williams (28) weds Gail Lacey at Twyn Church in Garnant, West Wales
  • Dec 23 Soccer star player Kaka (23) weds Brazilian singer Caroline Celico (18) at Igreja Renascer em Cristo in Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Dec 29 "One Life To Live" actress Bree Williamson (26) weds surfer Josh Evans near the Flor Blanca Resort in Mal Pais, Costa Rica
  • Dec 31 Olympic gold medal skater Jamie Sale (28) weds her pair figure skater David Pelletier (31) at Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel in Canada

Deaths in Sport

  • Dec 3 Herb Moford, American baseball player (b. 1928)
  • Dec 6 Charly Gaul, Luxembourg cyclist (b. 1932)
  • Dec 7 Bud Carson, American football player and coach (b. 1931)
  • Dec 15 Stan Leonard, Canadian golfer (b. 1915)
  • Dec 15 Darrell Russell, American football player (b. 1976)
  • Dec 21 Elrod Hendricks, American baseball player and coach (b. 1940)
  • Dec 23 Norman D. Vaughan, American polar explorer and dogsled driver (b. 1905)
  • Dec 23 Lajos BarĂ³ti, Hungarian footballer and coach (b. 1914)