October 2007 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Oct 3 South Africa's Mark Boucher breaks Ian Healy's record to become the wicketkeeper with most dismissals in Test cricket (395); stumps Umar Gul off Paul Harris in 2nd innings of 1st Test win v Pakistan in Karachi

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Oct 5 After years of angry denials, triple gold medal winning American sprinter Marion Jones admits she used steroids 2000-01; pleads guilty to lying to federal investigators; announces retirement in tearful apology; medals returned to USOC

Track and Field Athlete/Drug Cheat Marion Jones
Track and Field Athlete/Drug Cheat
Marion Jones
  • Oct 13 17th College Football Holy War: Boston College beats Notre Dame 27-14 in South Bend
  • Oct 15 MLB National League Championship: Colorado Rockies beat Arizona Diamondbacks, 4 games to 0
  • Oct 20 6th Rugby World Cup: South Africa beats England 15-6 at Saint-Denis
  • Oct 21 Finnish Ferrari driver Kimi Räikkönen wins season ending Brazilian F1 Grand Prix to claim his first World Drivers title by one point from Lewis Hamilton
  • Oct 21 MLB American League Championship: Boston Red Sox beat Cleveland Indians, 4 games to 3
  • Oct 21 Tennessee kicker Rob Bironas sets NFL record for most points scored in a game (no touchdowns) with 26 in the Titans 38-36 win v Houston Texans at Reliant Stadium, Houston
  • Oct 26 Breeders' Cup Horse Racing, Monmouth Park; Day 1 winners: Maryfield, Nownownow, Corinthian
  • Oct 27 Breeders' Cup Horse Racing, Monmouth Park; Day 2 winners: Indian Blessing, War Pass, Lahudood, Midnight Lute, Kip Deville, Ginger Punch, English Channel, Curlin
  • Oct 28 Boston Red Sox beats Colorado, 4-3 in Game 4 at Coors Field, Denver to sweep the Rockies and win their 2nd Baseball World Series in 4 years; Boston 3rd baseman Mike Lowell MVP

Deaths in Sport

  • Oct 1 Al Oerter, American discus thrower (Olympic gold 1956, 60, 64, 68), dies aged 71
  • Oct 2 Tex Coulter, American football player (b. 1924)
  • Oct 7 Norifumi Abe, Japanese motorcycle road racer, dies at 32
  • Oct 19 Michael Maidens, English footballer with Hartlepool United (b. 1987)
  • Oct 20 Max McGee, American football player (Green Bay Packers), dies at 75
  • Oct 26 Nicolae Dobrin, Romanian footballer (b. 1947)
  • Oct 30 John Woodruff, American athlete (Olympic gold 1936), dies at 92
  • Oct 31 Ray Gravell, Welsh rugby union footballer (b. 1951)