March 2006 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Mar 11 27th Big East Men's Basketball Tournament: Syracuse beats Pittsburgh, 65-61
  • Mar 12 53rd ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: #1 Duke beats #7 Boston College, 78-76
  • Mar 12 47th SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: Florida beats South Carolina, 49-47
  • Mar 18 France wins Six Nations Rugby Championship on points difference over Ireland, with a 21-16 win over Wales at Millennium Stadium, Cardiff; Ireland receives consolation prize of the Triple Crown Trophy
  • Mar 26 PGA Players Championship, TPC at Sawgrass: Canadian Stephen Ames shoots a final round 67 to complete biggest win of his career by 6 strokes from Retief Goosen of South Africa

Weddings in Sport

  • Mar 14 OVW Heavyweight wrestling champion Matt Cappotelli (26) weds Lindsay Seeders at Makena Cove Beach in Maui
  • Mar 25 Olympic gold medal freestyle skier Jonny Moseley (30) weds Malia Rich in Telluride, Colorado
  • Mar 31 Long jumper gold medalist Bronwyn Thompson (28) weds Jason Chipperfield at Roma Street Parkland in Brisbane, Australia
  • Mar 31 2006 Commonwealth Games gold medalist Jana Pittman (23) weds track and field athlete Chris Rawlinson (33) at Morning Star Estate on Mornington Peninsula in Australia

Deaths in Sport

  • Mar 1 Peter Osgood, English footballer (b. 1947)
  • Mar 4 Roman Ogaza, Polish footballer (b. 1952)

Person of interestKirby Puckett

Mar 6 Kirby Puckett, American MLB player (Minnesota Twins), dies of a stroke at 45

MLB Center Fielder Kirby Puckett
MLB Center Fielder
Kirby Puckett
  • Mar 11 Bernie "Boom Boom" Geoffrion, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1931)
  • Mar 13 Jimmy Johnstone, Scottish footballer (b. 1944)
  • Mar 17 Ray Meyer, American basketball coach (b. 1913)
  • Mar 26 Paul Dana, American race car driver (b. 1975)
  • Mar 30 Red Hickey, American football coach (b. 1917)