On This Day

November 2013 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Nov 1 Breeders' Cup Horse Racing, Santa Anita Racetrack; Day 1 winners: London Bridge, Outstrip, Goldencents, Chriselliam, Beholder

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Nov 2 Brazilian surfer Gabriel Medina claims ASP World Junior Title by beating Ramzi Boukhiam of Morocco in a high-scoring final at Joaquina Beach in Florianopolis, Brazil

  • Nov 2 Breeders' Cup Horse Racing, Santa Anita Racetrack; Day 2 winners: Ria Antonia, Dank, Groupie Doll, Mizdirection, New Year's Day, Magician, Secret Circle, Wise Dan, Mucho Macho Man
  • Nov 2 Masahiro Tanaka's record streak of 30 consecutive starts without a loss ends when the Rakuten Golden Eagles' ace is beaten, 4-2, by the Yomiuri Giants in Game 6 of the Japan Baseball Series
  • Nov 3 Nick Foles connects with Riley Cooper 3 times to become 7th passer in NFL history with 7 TD tosses in a game during Philadelphia Eagles’ 49-20 win over the Raiders at Oakland; Foles completes 22 of 28 for 406 yards

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Nov 3 Bobby Orr's autobiography "Orr: My Story" debuts at the #8 position on The New York Times best seller list for nonfiction

Ice Hockey Legend Bobby Orr
Ice Hockey Legend
Bobby Orr
  • Nov 3 Federation Cup Women's Tennis, Cagliari, Italy: Sara Errani of Italy outclasses Russia's Alisa Kleybanova 6-1, 6-1 for an unassailable 3-0 lead (ends 4-0) and 4th title for the home country
  • Nov 10 Spaniard Marc Márquez wins the 2013 MotoGP World Championship to become its youngest ever winner at 20

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Nov 11 Novak Đoković claims back-to-back ATP World Tour Finals tennis titles with a 6-3, 6-4 win over Spaniard Rafael Nadal in the final in London, England

Tennis Champion Novak Đoković
Tennis Champion
Novak Đoković
Tennis Champion Rafael Nadal
Tennis Champion
Rafael Nadal

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Nov 16 Sachin Tendulkar plays his very last cricket match before retiring in Mumbai's Wankhede Stadium against the West Indies

Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar
Cricketer
Sachin Tendulkar
  • Nov 17 102nd Davis Cup: Czech Republic beats Serbia in Belgrade (3-2)

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Nov 17 German Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel wins record 8th consecutive Formula 1 race with victory in United States Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas

Formula 1 Driver Sebastian Vettel
Formula 1 Driver
Sebastian Vettel
  • Nov 17 Jimmie Johnson wins the NASCAR Sprint Cup for the sixth time
  • Nov 22 Norwegian, Magnus Carlsen defeats Viswanathan Anand to win the 2013 World Chess Championship

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Nov 23 Manny Pacquiao defeats American Brandon Rios to win the WBO welterweight title

  • Nov 24 CFL Grey Cup, Taylor Field, Regina: Saskatchewan Roughriders win 4th title; defeat Hamilton Tiger-Cats, 45-23; Roughriders running back Kory Sheets MVP, sets Grey Cup record rushing for 197 yards with 2 TDs
  • Nov 24 German Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel wins season-ending Brazilian Grand Prix; his record 9th straight GP victory; record equalling 13th consecutive GP win; 4th straight World Drivers Championship

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Nov 27 Tiger Woods is named PGA Tour's Player of the Year for the 11th time

Golfer Tiger Woods
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Tiger Woods
  • Nov 30 14th Rugby League World Cup: Australia beats New Zealand 34-2
  • Nov 30 78th Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 34-28 in Auburn

Deaths in Sport

  • Nov 2 Walt Bellamy, American HOF basketball player, dies at 74
  • Nov 4 Hakon Barfod, Norwegian sailor and Olympic champion, dies at 87
  • Nov 6 Clarence "Ace" Parker, American NFL quarterback (Brooklyn, Boston Yanks), dies at 101
  • Nov 13 Todd Christensen, NFL player (Oakland) and sportscaster, dies from complications during liver transplant surgery at 57
  • Nov 15 Mike McCormack, American NFL offensive tackle (NY Yankees, Cleveland, Philadelphia), dies at 83
  • Nov 21 Vern Mikkelsen, American HOF basketball player, dies at 85
  • Nov 22 Reg Simpson, English cricket batsman (27 Tests; best 156no v Australia 1951), dies at 93
  • Nov 25 Bill Foulkes, English footballer (Manchester United), dies at 81
  • Nov 27 Nilton Santos, Brazilian footballer, dies from a lung infection at 88