November 2012 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Nov 2 Breeders' Cup Horse Racing, Santa Anita Racetrack; Day 1 winners: Hightail, Calidoscopio, Flotilla, Beholder, Zagora, Royal Delta
  • Nov 3 Breeders' Cup Horse Racing, Santa Anita Racetrack; Day 2 winners: George Vancouver, Groupie Doll, Tapizar, Mizdirection, Shanghai Bobby, Little Mike, Trinniberg, Wise Dan, Fort Larned
  • Nov 4 Federation Cup Women's Tennis, Prague, Czech Republic: Lucie Šafářová beats Jelena Janković of Serbia 6-1, 6-1 to give the home team a 3-1 win in the final
  • Nov 10 22nd College Football Holy War: Notre Dame beats Boston College 21-6 in Chestnut Hill

Hall of Fame

Nov 12 Joe Sakic, Mats Sundin, Pavel Bure and Adam Oates are inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame

Sports History

Nov 12 Novak Đoković of Serbia wins his second season-ending ATP World Tour Finals tennis title beating 6-time champion Roger Federer 7-6, 7-5 in the final in London. England

  • Nov 18 101st Davis Cup: Czech Republic beats Spain in Prague (3-2)
  • Nov 18 Brad Keselowski driving for Penske Racing finishes 5th in the Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead Miami Speedway to clinch the Nascar Sprint Cup

Sports History

Nov 18 Lewis Hamilton wins the 2012 US Formula One Grand Prix

  • Nov 21 Chelsea Manager Roberto Di Matteo is sacked and replaced by Rafael Benítez
  • Nov 24 77th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 49-0 in Tuscaloosa
  • Nov 24 The continued NHL lockout results in all games to December 14 being cancelled
  • Nov 25 100th CFL Grey Cup, Rogers Center, Toronto: Toronto Argonauts defeat Calgary Stampeders, 35-22; Argos owner David Braley first team boss to win back-to-back Grey Cups with 2 different teams (also 2011 champion BC Lions

Sports History

Nov 25 German Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel finishes 4th in season-ending Brazilian Grand Prix at Autódromo José Carlos Pace to claim his 3rd consecutive F1 World Drivers Championship by 3 points from Fernando Alonso


Weddings in Sport

  • Nov 2 BMX icon TJ Lavin weds longtime fiancee Roxanne Siordia (32) in Las Vegas
  • Nov 3 Olympic gymnast Carly Patterson (24) weds Mark Caldwell (27) at the Main Street Garden Park in Dallas, Texas

James Blake

Nov 9 Tennis player James Blake (32) weds publicist Emily Snider (37) Del Mar, California

Hope Solo

Nov 13 Soccer goalkeeper and a double Olympic gold medalist Hope Solo (31) weds former NFL tight end Jerramy Stevens (33) in Washington


Deaths in Sport

  • Nov 1 Pascual Pérez, Dominican baseball pitcher (MLB All Star 1983; Atlanta Braves), dies during apparent home robbery at 55
  • Nov 2 Milt Campbell, American decathlete (Olympic gold 1956), dies from prostate cancer and diabetes at 78
  • Nov 3 Tommy Godwin, British track cyclist (Great Britain coach; 2 x Olympic bronze 1948; President British Cycling Federation), dies at 91
  • Nov 6 M-16 [Ernest Mateen], American cruiserweight boxing champion, dies at 46
  • Nov 7 Carmen Basilio, American boxer (World Welterweight title 1955-56; Middleweight title 1957-58), dies from pneumonia at 85
  • Nov 8 Lee MacPhail, American Baseball Hall of Fame executive (AL President 1974-83; Baltimore Orioles, NY Yankees), dies at 95
  • Nov 14 Brian Davies, Australia Rugby League player, dies at 82
  • Nov 16 Bob Scott, New Zealand rugby union fullback (17 Tests; Auckland RU), dies at 91
  • Nov 18 Elena Donaldson-Akhmilovskaya, Russian Woman Grandmaster of chess, dies from brain cancer at 55
  • Nov 20 William Grut, Swedish pentathlete, dies at 98
  • Nov 24 Héctor Camacho, Puerto Rican boxer (WBC super featherweight 1983-84, WBC lightweight 1985-87, WBO Jr. welterweight twice 1989-1992), dies from gunshot wounds at 50
  • Nov 25 David Sexton, English football manager, dies at 82
  • Nov 27 Marvin Miller, American Baseball HOF executive (Executive Director MLB Players Association 1966-82), dies at 95
  • Nov 29 Merv Pregulman, American NFL line backer (Green Bay Packers), dies at 90
  • Nov 30 Munir Malik, Pakistani cricket pace bowler (3 Tests, 9 wickets; Karachi, Punjab, Rawalpindi), dies at 78