On This Day

November 2014 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Nov 1 Australian A-League soccer club Western Sydney Wanderers draw 0-0 with Al-Hilal of Saudi Arabia in Riyadh to win the AFC Champions League, 1-0 on aggregate
  • Nov 1 Breeders' Cup Horse Racing, Santa Anita Racetrack; Day 2 winners: Take Charge Brandi, Dayatthespa, Judy The Beauty, Bobby's Kitten, Texas Red, Main Sequence, Work All Week, Karakontie, Bayern
  • Nov 2 New York City Marathon: Wilson Kipsang of Kenya wins in 2:10:59; compatriot Mary Keitany wins first of 3 straight women's titles in 2:25:07
  • Nov 9 Federation Cup Women's Tennis, Prague, Czech Republic: Home favourite Petra Kvitová beats Germany's Angelique Kerber 7-6, 4-6, 6-4 for an unassailable 3-0 lead (ends 3-1) and an 8th title for the Czechs
  • Nov 11 Samsung Lions beat Nexen Heroes, 11-1 in Game 6 at Jamsil Baseball Stadium, Seoul to win the Korean Series
  • Nov 13 Rohit Sharma of India sets a new record of 264 runs against Sri Lanka in an ODI innings in cricket
  • Nov 13 Clayton Kershaw and Mike Trout wins the MVP awards in MLB for 2014
  • Nov 14 American harness racing trainer/driver Dave Palone sets the world record for wins when he drive Missy Tap Tina to the winner's circle for his 16,754th career victory
  • Nov 16 Kevin Harvick driving for Stewart-Haas Racing, wins Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Florida to claim his first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series by 1 point from Ryan Newman

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Nov 16 Novak Đoković claims 3 straight ATP World Tour Finals tennis titles after Roger Federer is forced to withdraw from the final in London through injury

Tennis Champion Novak Đoković
Tennis Champion
Novak Đoković
Tennis Champion Roger Federer
Tennis Champion
Roger Federer

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Nov 22 Lionel Messi of FC Barcelona sets a new goal scoring record in La Liga of 253 goals

Football Star Lionel Messi
Football Star
Lionel Messi
  • Nov 23 A suicide bomber kills 40 people at a volleyball tournament in eastern Afghanistan

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Nov 23 Magnus Carlsen defends his World Chess Championship title after defeating Vishy Anand

Chess Grandmaster Magnus Carlsen
Chess Grandmaster
Magnus Carlsen
  • Nov 23 103rd Davis Cup: Switzerland beats France in Lille (3-1), winning the Davis Cup for the first time

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Nov 23 British Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton wins season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix at the Yas Marina Circuit to clinch his second F1 World Drivers Championship, 67 points ahead of teammate Nico Rosberg

Formula 1 Driver Lewis Hamilton
Formula 1 Driver
Lewis Hamilton
  • Nov 25 Lionel Messi becomes the UEFA Champions League all-time top scorer
  • Nov 27 Stephanie Gilmore wins her 6th women's world surfing title
  • Nov 27 Cricketer Phillip Hughes dies two days after being struck on the head by a bouncer
  • Nov 29 79th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 55-44 in Tuscaloosa
  • Nov 30 CFL Grey Cup, BC Place, Vancouver: Calgary Stampeders beat Hamilton Tiger-Cats, 20-16 for their 7th Championship

Deaths in Sport

  • Nov 1 Jackie Fairweather, Australian triathlete (ITU World Championships gold 1996), commits suicide at 46
  • Nov 8 Don Paul, 89, American football player, dies at 89
  • Nov 13 Alvin Dark, American baseball player and manager, dies from Alzheimer's disease at 92
  • Nov 16 Ian Craig, Australian cricket batsman and captain (11 Tests), dies from cancer at 79
  • Nov 17 Ray Sadecki, American MLB player, dies from blood cancer at 73
  • Nov 23 Dorothy May Bundy-Cheney, American tennis player, dies at 98
  • Nov 27 Phillip Hughes, Australian cricketer, dies in a coma after being hit by cricket ball 2 days earlier at 25