Mattias Ekstrom

2005 in sports

Athletics (track and field)

For an extensive coverage see 2005 in athletics (track and field)



International Races

National Champions

Auto Racing

  • Le Mans Series
  • American Le Mans Series
  • Champ Car World Series
  • Toyota Atlantic champion - Charles Zwolsman.
  • Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters
  • Australian V8 Supercar
  • Race of Champions
  • Baseball


    National Basketball Association

    • The San Antonio Spurs win their third NBA title in the past seven years, defeating the Detroit Pistons in the first seven-game NBA Finals in eleven years. Tim Duncan was named NBA Finals MVP for the third time in his career. Only three others have accomplished this feat. (Magic Johnson, Michael Jordan, and Shaquille O'Neal. The match-up between the Spurs and Pistons, though panned by the media and low-rated, is the first NBA Finals to match the last two NBA champions in over a decade.
    • Phil Jackson comes out of retirement and rejoins the Los Angeles Lakers.
    • Due to backlash against its players, the NBA institutes a controversial dress code, requiring business casual attire at all team functions.

    for more, see 2005 NBA Playoffs and 2005 NBA Finals

    NCAA Champions

    International Competitions

    Other Professional competitions



    See also 2005 in cricket and 2005 English cricket season.


    Road Cycling


    Field Hockey

    World Competitions

    Regional Competitions

    Figure skating

    Football (American)


    Day Score Winner Loser Event
    1 24 - 21 Georgia Bulldogs Wisconsin Badgers Outback Bowl in Tampa
    38 - 7 Tennessee Volunteers Texas A&M Aggies Cotton Bowl
    30 - 18 Florida State Seminoles West Virginia Mountaineers Gator Bowl in Jacksonville, Florida
    30 - 25 Iowa Hawkeyes LSU Tigers Capital One Bowl
    38 - 37 Texas Longhorns Michigan Wolverines Rose Bowl
    35 - 7 Utah Utes Pittsburgh Panthers Fiesta Bowl in Sun Devil Stadium
    3 16 - 13 Auburn Tigers Virginia Tech Hokies Sugar Bowl
    4 55 - 19 USC Trojans Oklahoma Sooners Orange Bowl to win the NCAA Division I-A Football National Championship
    8 27 - 20 St. Louis Rams Seattle Seahawks NFC Wildcard Round playoffs
    20 - 17 OT New York Jets San Diego Chargers AFC Wildcard Round playoffs
    9 49 - 24 Indianapolis Colts Denver Broncos AFC Wildcard Round playoffs
    31 - 17 Minnesota Vikings Green Bay Packers NFC Wildcard Round playoffs
    15 20 - 17 OT Pittsburgh Steelers New York Jets AFC Divisional Round playoffs
    47 - 17 Atlanta Falcons St. Louis Rams NFC Divisional Round playoffs
    45 - 17 East team West team East-West Shrine Game in San Francisco
    24 - 21 South team North team Gridiron Classic in Orlando
    16 27 - 14 Philadelphia Eagles Minnesota Vikings NFC Divisional Round playoffs
    20 - 3 New England Patriots Indianapolis Colts AFC Divisional Round playoffs
    22 20 - 13 East team West team Hula Bowl in Kahului, Hawaii
    23 27 - 10 Eagles Falcons NFC Championship Game in Philadelphia
    41 - 27 Patriots Steelers AFC Championship Game in Pittsburgh


    Day Score Winner Loser Event
    6 24 - 21 Patriots Eagles Super Bowl XXXIX in Jacksonville, Florida
    13 38 - 27 AFC NFC Pro Bowl


    Day Score Winner Loser Event
    11 27 - 21 Amsterdam Admirals Berlin Thunder World Bowl XIII in Dusseldorf, Germany
    11 16 - 16 Toronto Argonauts Hamilton Tiger-Cats Touchdown Atlantic
    12 51 - 48 Colorado Crush Georgia Force ArenaBowl XIX in Las Vegas


    Day Score Winner Loser Event
    27 38 - 35 Edmonton Eskimos Montreal Alouettes 93rd Grey Cup in Vancouver, British Columbia

    Football (Australian rules football)

    Football (rugby league)

    Football (Rugby Union)

    Football (Soccer)

    For an extensive coverage see 2005 in football (soccer)

    Gaelic Athletic Association



    Major championships

    Women's majors

    Money list/order of merit winners

    Men's amateur

    Other happenings

    • 6 March: Tiger Woods wins the Ford Championship at Doral and returns to Number 1 in the Official World Golf Rankings.
    • 20 March: Vijay Singh's tied second place finish at the Bay Hill Invitational restores him to Number 1 after just two weeks.
    • 22 May: Vijay Singh returns to Number 1. Neither he nor Woods played the previous weekend, but Singh lost fewer old points than did Woods, enabling him to surpass Woods.
    • 12 June: Woods and Singh exchange places atop the World Rankings for the last time, with Woods opening a substantial advantage by early July.



    Ice hockey


    Major League Lacrosse (US):

    National Lacrosse League:

    NCAA Division I (US Collegiate):


    • November 10 - Austrian Lacrosse Association (ÖLAXV) is founded.

    Motorcycle sport




    2004/05 season

    2005/06 season


    • Asashoryu Akinori wins all six basho (tournament) in 2005 (a new record) and wins eighty-four bouts (out of ninety) setting a new record for victories in a single year. His seventh straight basho championship is also a new record.




    Thoroughbred Horse Racing

    Flat races

    Triple Crown Races



    Men's Competition

    Women's Competition

    Water Polo

    Men's Competition

    Women's Competition

    Multi-sport events






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    October — December

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