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November 2005 in Sports History

Events in Sport


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Nov 13 French tennis star Amélie Mauresmo beats countrywoman Mary Pierce 5–7, 7–6, 6–4 for the season ending WTA Tour Championship at the Staples Center, Los Angeles

Tennis Player Mary Pierce
Tennis Player
Mary Pierce
  • Nov 19 70th Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 28-18 in Auburn
  • Nov 20 57th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Tony Stewart wins

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Nov 20 David Nalbandian of Argentina outlasts defending champion Roger Federer 6–7, 6–7, 6–2, 6–1, 7–6 in Shanghai, China to win his only career season-ending Tennis Masters Cup title

Tennis Champion Roger Federer
Tennis Champion
Roger Federer
  • Nov 27 CFL Grey Cup, BC Place, Vancouver: Edmonton Eskimos beat Montreal Alouettes, 38-35; first time in 44 years Grey Cup goes into overtime

Sport awardFootball Awards

Nov 28 Ballon d'Or: FC Barcelona's Brazilian midfielder Ronaldinho is named best football player in Europe ahead of Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard and Liverpool's Steven Gerrard

Football Player Ronaldinho
Football Player
Ronaldinho

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Nov 30 The Boston Bruins trade captain Joe Thornton to the San Jose Sharks

NHL Star Joe Thornton
NHL Star
Joe Thornton

Weddings in Sport

  • Nov 5 2004 Indianapolis 500 racecar driver winner Buddy Rice (29) weds Michelle Noonan in Arizona
  • Nov 11 Millionaire Nasir Khan weds "Footballers' Wives" actress Laila Rouass (34) in London
  • Nov 19 Indianapolis 500 racer Danica Patrick (23) weds physical therapist Paul Hospenthal in Scottsdale, Arizona

Deaths in Sport

  • Nov 2 Ferruccio Valcareggi, Italian soccer midfielder and manager (Bologna; Atalanta, Italy 1974 World Cup), dies at 86
  • Nov 16 Preston Robert Tisch, American NFL co-owner (NY Giants), dies at 79
  • Nov 22 Bruce Hobbs, American jockey (youngest to ride winner of English Grand National on Battleship 1938), dies at 84
  • Nov 23 Frank Gatski, American football player (b. 1919)
  • Nov 25 George Best, Northern Irish footballer (Manchester United, Northern Ireland), dies at age 59 after suffering multiple organ failures
  • Nov 29 David di Tommaso, French footballer (b. 1979)
  • Nov 29 Victor Pellot, Puerto Rican baseball infielder (6 x MLB All Star; 7 x Gold Glove; Cleveland, Minnesota), dies from cancer at 78