December 2006 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Dec 2 15th SEC Championship Game: #4 Florida beats #8 Arkansas, 38-28
  • Dec 2 2nd ACC Championship Game: #16 Wake Forest beats #23 Georgia Tech, 9-6
  • Dec 2 11th Big 12 Championship Game: #8 Oklahoma beats #19 Nebraska, 21-7
  • Dec 3 95th Davis Cup: Russia beats Argentina in Moscow (3-2)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 5 Greg Maddux signs a one-year deal with the San Diego Padres worth $10 million

MLB Pitching Legend Greg Maddux
MLB Pitching Legend
Greg Maddux
  • Dec 9 72nd Heisman Trophy Award: Troy Smith, Ohio State (QB)

Weddings in Sport

  • Dec 27 Supermodel Niki Taylor (31) weds NASCAR driver Burney Lamar (26) at The Grande Colonial Hotel in La Jolla, California
  • Dec 30 Canadian pair figure skaters David Pelletier (31) weds partner Jamie Sale (28) at the Fairmont Banff Springs hotel in Alberta, Canada
  • Dec 31 L.A. Galaxy soccer player Landon Donovan (24) weds actress Bianca Kajlich (29) at Bacara Resort in Santa Barbara, California

Divorces in Sport


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Dec 29 NBA basketball star Michael Jordan (43) divorces Juanita Vanoy (47) due to irreconcilable differences after 17 years of marriage

Basketball Superstar Michael Jordan
Basketball Superstar
Michael Jordan

Deaths in Sport

  • Dec 8 José Uribe, Dominican baseball player (b. 1959)
  • Dec 12 Paul Arizin, American basketball player (b. 1928)
  • Dec 13 Lamar Hunt, American sports executive (b. 1932)
  • Dec 15 Clay Regazzoni, Swiss Formula One driver, dies at 67
  • Dec 17 Larry Sherry, American baseball player (b. 1935)
  • Dec 21 Scobie Breasley, Australian jockey (b. 1914)
  • Dec 22 Elena Mukhina, Russian gymnast (b. 1960)
  • Dec 23 Johnny Vincent, English footballer for Birmingham City and Middlesbrough (b. 1947)
  • Dec 30 Michel Plasse, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1948)
  • Dec 31 George Sisler, Jr., baseball executive (b. 1917)