2012 in Sport (Part 2)

Events in Sport

Events 101 - 133 of 133

  • Sep 16 NHL locks out its players after the expiry of the collective bargaining agreement
  • Sep 30 Ryder Cup Golf, Medinah CC: Europe retains Cup 14½-13½; win 8 and tie 1 of the 12 singles matches after trailing 10-6
  • Oct 3 Miguel Cabrera goes 0 for 2 in a 1-0 Tigers win v Royals to end the season as MLB's first Triple Crown winner since Carl Yastrzemski in 1967; leads AL with .330 average, 44 homers and 139 RBI

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Oct 4 7-time world Formula 1 drivers champion Michael Schumacher of Germany announces his retirement from racing at the end of the season

Formula 1 Driver Michael Schumacher
Formula 1 Driver
Michael Schumacher
  • Oct 6 New Zealand wins inaugural Rugby Championship with a 32-16 win over South Africa in Johannesburg; undefeated All Blacks score 4 tries to 1 with Dan Carter booting 3 conversions, a penalty & dropped goal
  • Oct 7 New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees breaks Johnny Unitas' NFL record for consecutive games with a TD pass (48) when he connects with Devery Henderson in Saints 31-24 win over San Diego at the SuperDome
  • Oct 18 MLB American League Championship: Detroit Tigers beat New York Yankees, 4 games to 0
  • Oct 22 MLB National League Championship: San Francisco Giants beat St. Louis Cardinals, 4 games to 3
  • Oct 25 The double dip recession in the UK economy ends with growth of 1.0% in GDP in the third quarter of 2012, with help from the London Olympic Games
  • Oct 28 San Francisco beats Detroit, 4-3 in 10 innings in Game 4 at Comerica Park; sweep Tigers, 4-0 for Giants' 2nd Baseball World Series in 3 years; SF 3rd baseman Pablo Sandoval MVP
  • Oct 28 Pablo Sandoval is named MLB 2012 World Series MVP.

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Oct 28 American Serena Williams wins her 3rd season ending tennis title; beats Maria Sharapova of Russia 6–4, 6–3 in the WTA Championship decider in Istanbul, Turkey

Tennis Player Serena Williams
Tennis Player
Serena Williams
  • 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

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

NHL Legend Joe Sakic
NHL Legend
Joe Sakic
Ice Hockey Great Pavel Bure
Ice Hockey Great
Pavel Bure

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

Formula One Driver Lewis Hamilton
Formula One Driver
Lewis Hamilton
  • Nov 18 Brad Keselowski wins the 2012 Nascar Sprint Cup
  • Nov 18 101st Davis Cup: Czech Republic beats Spain in Prague (3-2)
  • Nov 21 Chelsea Manager Roberto Di Matteo is sacked and replaced by Rafael Benítez
  • Nov 24 The continued NHL lockout results in all games to December 14 being cancelled
  • Nov 24 77th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 49-0 in Tuscaloosa
  • Nov 25 100th CFL Grey Cup: Toronto Argonauts defeats Calgary Stampeders, 35-22

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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 World F1 Drivers title by 3 points from Fernando Alonso

Formula 1 Driver Sebastian Vettel
Formula 1 Driver
Sebastian Vettel
  • Dec 1 Ukranian Anna Ushenina wins the Women's World Chess Championship 2012
  • Dec 1 21st SEC Championship Game: #2 Alabama beats #3 Georgia, 32-28
  • Dec 1 8th ACC Championship Game: #13 Florida State beats Georgia Tech, 21-15

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Dec 9 Juan Manuel Márquez knocks out Manny Pacquiao in round six for the WBO light welterweight title

  • Dec 10 78th Heisman Trophy Award: Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M (QB) (first freshman to win the award)
  • Dec 16 Corinthians defeat Chelsea 1-0 to win the 2012 FIFA Club World Cup
  • Dec 21 The NHL announces a further cancellation of games until January 14 bringing the total number of cancelled games to 625
  • Dec 22 Tomasz Adamek outpoints Steve Cunningham in a split decision in the IBF heavyweight title eliminator at the Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

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