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November 2019 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Nov 2 9th Rugby World Cup, Yokohama: South African fly-half Handré Pollard lands 6 penalties and 2 conversions as Springboks beat favourites England, 32-12 for their 3rd title

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 3 British Mercedes driver and defending champion Lewis Hamilton finishes second in the US Grand Prix at Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas to clinch his 6th F1 Drivers World Championship

Formula 1 Driver Lewis Hamilton
Formula 1 Driver
Lewis Hamilton
  • Nov 3 Australian world #1 Ashleigh Barty beats Elina Svitolina of Ukraine 6–4, 6–3 to win the WTA Finals in Shenzhen, China, receives US$4.42m the biggest winner's prize in tennis history
  • Nov 10 Federation Cup Women's Tennis, Perth: French pair Kristina Mladenovic and Caroline Garcia beat Ash Barty and Samantha Stosur of Australia 6-4, 6-3 to clinch a 3-2 victory
  • Nov 12 Former Houston Astros MLB pitcher Mike Fiers reveals team secretly “stole signs” via camera from visiting teams 2015-17; comms between opposing pitchers & catchers intercepted and relayed to Astros batters
  • Nov 17 21 year old Greek tennis star Stefanos Tsitsipas beats Dominic Thiem of Austria 6-7 (6-8), 6-2, 7-6 (7-4) in London to become the youngest winner of the ATP Finals in 18 years
  • Nov 19 EPL club Tottenham sacks high profile manager Mauricio Pochettino after disappointing start to season; replacement is higher profile ex-Chelsea and Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho

Sports record brokenNBA Record

Nov 19 LeBron James hits 25 points, 11 rebounds & 10 assists as LA Lakers' beat Oklahoma City Thunder, 112-107 to become first player in NBA history to record a triple-double against all 30 franchises

Basketball Player LeBron James
Basketball Player
LeBron James

Sport awardDavis Cup

Nov 24 Davis Cup Tennis, Madrid: Rafael Nadal beats Denis Shapovalov of Russia 6-3, 7-6 to give Spain an unassailable 2-0 lead and a 6th Cup title; first competition under new week-long format at one venue

Tennis Champion Rafael Nadal
Tennis Champion
Rafael Nadal
  • Nov 24 New Zealand cricket batsman BJ Watling scores a marathon 205 off 473 balls to lead the home side to an innings and 65 run 1st Test victory over England at Mount Maunganui
  • Nov 25 Baltimore's 2nd-year quarterback Lamar Jackson becomes first QB in NFL history to throw for 3,000 passing yards and rush for 1,500 yards in his first 2 NFL seasons as the Ravens beat LA Rams, 45-6
  • Nov 30 Australian cricket batsman David Warner smashes 335 not out in the 2nd Test against Pakistan; second-highest Test score by an Australian (Matt Hayden 380); highest Test score at Adelaide Oval
  • Nov 30 On the way to 36 in 2nd Test v Pakistan, Australian cricket batsman Steve Smith overtakes Don Bradman’s run-tally of 6,996 Test runs; becomes fastest batsman to 7000, in terms of innings (126)
  • Nov 30 83rd Iron Bowl: #16 Auburn beats #5 Alabama, 48-45

Deaths in Sport

  • Nov 11 Zeke Bratkowski, American NFL quarterback and coach (Green Bay Packers), dies from a heart attack at 88
  • Nov 20 Fred Cox, American NFL kicker (NFL champion 1969; Pro Bowl 1970; Minnesota Vikings all-time leading scorer), dies at 80