On This Day

November 2006 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Nov 4 Breeders' Cup Horse Racing, Churchill Downs, winners: Invasor, Street Sense, Round Pond, Ouija Board, Dreaming of Anna, Miesque's Approval, Thor's Echo, Red Rocks
  • Nov 12 Belgian tennis star Justine Hénin-Hardenne wins WTA Tour Championship title decider in Madrid, Spain; beats defending champion Amélie Mauresmo 6-4, 6-3
  • Nov 18 71st Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 22-15 in Tuscaloosa
  • Nov 19 CFL Grey Cup, Canad Inns Stadium, Winnipeg: BC Lions win 5th Championship; defeat Montreal Alouettes, 25-14

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 19 Roger Federer captures his 3rd Tennis Masters Cup title with a comfortable 6–0, 6–3, 6–4 win over American James Blake in the final in Shanghai, China

Tennis Champion Roger Federer
Tennis Champion
Roger Federer

AgreementContract of Interest

Nov 20 Moises Alou signs a one year-contract with the New York Mets worth $7.5 million

MLB Outfielder Moises Alou
MLB Outfielder
Moises Alou
  • Nov 20 58th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Jimmie Johnson wins
  • Nov 26 The last international rugby match before demolition of Dublin's famous Lansdowne Road Stadium is Ireland's 61-17 win over the Pacific Islanders
  • Nov 27 Ballon d'Or: Italy defender Fabio Cannavaro (Juventus/Real Madrid) is named best football player in Europe ahead of Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon and Arsenal forward Thierry Henry

Weddings in Sport

  • Nov 4 1996 summer Olympic gold medalist gymnast Dominique Moceanu (25) weds podiatrist Dr. Michael Canales (29) in Houston, Texas
  • Nov 7 NASCAR racer Jeff Gordon (38) weds Belgian model and actress Ingrid Vandebosch (36) at the Hacienda de San Antonio Resort in Colima, Mexico
  • Nov 11 Dutch Formula One racer Christijan Albers (27) weds Liselore Kooijman at The Grand in Amsterdam

Deaths in Sport

  • Nov 3 Alberto Spencer, Ecuadorian soccer forward (11 caps; 5 caps Uruguay; most goals in Copa Libertadores [54] 1960-72), dies of heart failure at 68
  • Nov 5 LaMar Clark, American boxer (record most consecutive knockouts 44, including unsanctioned bouts), dies at 71
  • Nov 6 Federico (Fico) López, Puerto Rican basketball player, dies of a heart attack at 44
  • Nov 6 Francisco Fernández Ochoa, Spanish alpine skier (slalom Olympic Gold 1972), dies of cancer at 56
  • Nov 7 Bryan Pata, American football defensive tackle (University of Miami) (murdered) (b. 1981)
  • Nov 7 Johnny Sain, American baseball pitcher, dies at 89
  • Nov 8 Lyudmila Buldakova, Russian volleyball player (Olympic gold 1972), dies at 68
  • Nov 16 Geoff Griffin, South African cricket fast bowler (2 Tests; first RSA Test hat-trick 1960; throwing controversy), dies at 67
  • Nov 17 Bo Schembechler Jr., American College Football Hall of Fame tackle (Miami U), coach (Miami U 1963-68, University of Michigan 1969-89; career record 234–65–8), and administrator (Michigan), dies at 77
  • Nov 17 Ferenc Puskás, Hungarian soccer forward (Hungary 85 caps, Spain 4; Real Madrid, Budapest Honvéd) and manager (Panathinaikos), dies of pneumonia at 79
  • Nov 17 Tony Pithey, Rhodesian cricket batsman (17 Tests for South Africa; top score 154, 1965), dies at 73
  • Nov 20 Andre Waters, American football player (b. 1962)
  • Nov 22 Pat Dobson, American baseball player (b. 1942)
  • Nov 23 Willie Pep, American boxer (b. 1922)
  • Nov 26 Isaac Gálvez, Spanish procyclist (b. 1975)
  • Nov 26 Graham Roope, Englishcricketer (England batsman in 21 Tests 1972-78), dies at 60
  • Nov 27 Casey Coleman, American sportscaster (b. 1951)