2005 in sports
31 October 2005
- MLB: A day after he was offered a $4.5 million, 3-year contract extension, Theo Epstein resigns as the general manager of the Boston Red Sox, only one year after he built the team that won the 2004 World Series.
- NFL Monday Night Football:
- Cricket: India (303 for 4, Dhoni 183 not out; Muralitharan 2-46) beat Sri Lanka (298 for 4, Sangakkara 138 not out, Jayawardene 71; Agarkar 2-62) by six wickets at Jaipur in the third ODI of the seven-match series to take a 3–0 lead. Dhoni's 183 not out is the sixth-highest score of all time in ODIs, the highest by a number three batsman, the highest by a batsman in a chasing side in a 50-over game, and the highest by a wicket-keeper. (ODI Career Highest Individual Scores from Cricinfo), (Cricinfo bulletin)
30 October 2005
- Soccer: MLS Cup 2005 Playoffs: Conference semifinals
- Chicago Fire 4, D.C. United 0
- Game 2's score is also the series' final aggregate. The Fire stun over 20,000 raucous fans at RFK Stadium to knock out the defending MLS Cup champions. Ivan Guerrero scores two for Chicago, both in the first half, including a highlight reel-making, one-timer blast in the fifth minute of stoppage time from outside the box, eliciting a loud "Oh my!" from ESPN2's Rob Stone that Dick Enberg would have been proud of. In the 55th minute, the United's Christian Gómez is sent off for spitting on the Fire's C.J. Brown after the two tangle while fighting for the ball. The Fire will take on the New England Revolution in next Sunday's Eastern Conference Final.
- Major League Baseball: Al Lopez, who led two American League teams — the Cleveland Indians in 1954 and the Chicago White Sox in 1959 — to pennants, died of a heart attack at the age of 97.
- NASCAR 2005 Chase for the NEXTEL Cup: Carl Edwards wins the Bass Pro Shops MBNA 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. NASCAR.com
- NFL Week 8
- Dallas Cowboys 34, Arizona Cardinals 13: Rookie Marion Barber rushes for 127 yards and two touchdowns for the Cowboys, who win their 14th straight home game against Arizona.
- Chicago Bears 19, Detroit Lions 13 (OT): Charles Tillman returns an interception of Jeff Garcia 22 yards for the winning score.
- Houston Texans 19, Cleveland Browns 16: Two key sacks by Gary Walker and 177 return yards from Jerome Mathis help the Texans get their first win of the season.
- Cincinnati Bengals 21, Green Bay Packers 14: Brett Favre throws five interceptions as the Packers fall to 1-6.
- St. Louis Rams 24, Jacksonville Jaguars 21: Steven Jackson runs for 179 yards and catches a touchdown pass for the Rams.
- Carolina Panthers 38, Minnesota Vikings 13: Jake Delhomme throws for 341 yards — 201 of them to Steve Smith — and three touchdowns for Carolina, which has won four straight games. The Vikings lost quarterback Daunte Culpepper for the season with a knee injury.
- Oakland Raiders 34, Tennessee Titans 25: Kerry Collins throws three touchdowns and Warren Sapp records 2.5 sacks for the Raiders.
- New York Giants 36, Washington Redskins 0: Tiki Barber rushes for 206 yards, while the Redskins muster only 125 yards from scrimmage... as a team.
- San Diego Chargers 28, Kansas City Chiefs 20: The Chargers complete three touchdown passes — one by LaDainian Tomlinson.
- At Louisiana State University Tiger Stadium, Baton Rouge, Louisiana: Miami Dolphins 21, New Orleans Saints 6: Nick Saban's homecoming to the stadium where he coached LSU from 1999 through 2004, including a shared national title in 2003, was successful, while the Saints' Louisiana homecoming was not as successful.
- Denver Broncos 49, Philadelphia Eagles 21: Jake Plummer throws four touchdown passes; three come before Donovan McNabb completes his first pass.
- San Francisco 49ers 15, Tampa Bay Buccaneers 10: Ken Dorsey throws for only 40 yards against his old team, but the 49ers win thanks to three takeaways, five sacks and five Joe Nedney field goals.
- New England Patriots 21, Buffalo Bills 16: Tedy Bruschi makes his emotional comeback to Gillette Stadium, and Corey Dillon scores two touchdowns in the last 8 minutes to bring the Pats back from a 16-7 deficit.
Bye Week: Atlanta Falcons, Indianapolis Colts, New York Jets, Seattle Seahawks.
29 October 2005
- Soccer: MLS Cup 2005 Playoffs: Conference semifinals
- New England Revolution 3, MetroStars 1
- The Revs win the series 3-2 on aggregate. The MetroStars score a second-half goal, but the Revolution score three unanswered goals, the winner from Khano Smith, to take the 2-game set. For the Revolution, it's their third straight trip to the Eastern Conference final. They've lost the previous two visits.
- F.C. Dallas 2, Colorado Rapids 2 (After regulation)
- San Jose Earthquakes 1, Los Angeles Galaxy 1
- The Galaxy take the series 4-2 on aggregate. Brian Ching scores early for the Quakes, but it's Ned Grabavoy who clinches the 2-game set by tying the game in the 67th minute. The Galaxy will go to Denver for this Saturday's Western Conference Final.
- Major League Baseball: Paul DePodesta was fired as the general manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers.
- Cricket: Ireland defeats Kenya to win the 2005 ICC Intercontinental Cup.
- NCAA college football AP Top 25:
- (1) USC 55, Washington State 13 The Trojans score touchdowns on their first 4 possessions in a romp over the Cougars.
- (2) Texas 47, Oklahoma State 28 Vince Young leads the Longhorns back from a 28-9 second-quarter deficit to win in Stillwater.
- (16) Florida 14, (4) Georgia 10 Chris Leak leads his Gators over the D.J. Shockley-less Bulldogs to win "The World's Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party". This loss is UGA's first of the year and will see them drop in the polls.
- (5) Alabama 35, Utah State 3
- (6) Miami (Fla.) 34, North Carolina 16
- (7) LSU 56, North Texas 3
- (8) UCLA 30, Stanford 27 (OT) Drew Olson leads the Bruins back from 24 points down in the 4th quarter to see them win in overtime. This is the Bruins' 3rd comeback win in 4 games.
- (10) Florida State 35, Maryland 27
- (11) Penn State 33, Purdue 15
- (12) Ohio State 45, Minnesota 31 Ted Ginn Jr. runs a kick back for a touchdown and Antonio Pittman gets two rushing touchdowns as the Buckeyes beat the Gophers at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome.
- (15) Wisconsin 41, Illinois 24 Freshman running back Brian Calhoun scores four TDs as the Badgers win easily.
- (17) Texas Tech 28, Baylor 0 Tech scores 22 points in the fourth quarter as what looked to be a defensive struggle quickly turned into a rout.
- (19) Auburn 27, Mississippi 3
- (20) TCU 23, San Diego State 20
- (25) Michigan 33, (21) Northwestern 17
- (22) Fresno State 27, Hawaii 13 Running back Wendell Mathis rushed for three TDs as the Bulldogs stay undefeated in the WAC.
- South Carolina 16, (23) Tennessee 15 The Gamecocks snap a 12-game losing streak at Neyland Stadium with a field goal from Josh Brown with 2:45 left in the game. The Vols drop to 3-4 as a result of this game.
- NFL: The New England Patriots activate linebacker Tedy Bruschi, who suffered a mild stroke in February 2005, from the "physically unable to perform" list, making him eligible to play tomorrow against the Buffalo Bills. (AP/Yahoo!)
- Horse Racing: Breeders' Cup World Championship at Belmont Park. Winners of the races were:
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28 October 2005
- Major League Baseball: In an attempt to cut down the number of home runs being hit there, the Philadelphia Phillies announced that the fences in left field at Citizens Bank Park will be moved back in time for the 2006 season. Phillies web site
- South Africa (201 for 9, Kallis 51, Boucher 40; Mills 4-44, Styris 2-29, Bond 2-42) beat New Zealand (182, Vincent 90; Ntini 3-29, Langeveldt 3-35, Boje 2-26) by 19 runs in the second ODI of the 5-match series. They lead the series 2–0. (Cricinfo)
- India (123 for 2, Tendulkar 67 not out, Sehwag 38) chase down a low target set by Sri Lanka (122; Pathan 4-37, Harbhajan 2-19, Yadav 2-32) to win the ODI at Mohali and go 2–0 up in the 7-match series. (Cricinfo)
27 October 2005
26 October 2005
25 October 2005
- Major League Baseball 2005 World Series Game 3
- Chicago White Sox 7, Houston Astros 5 (14 innings)
- WP: Dámaso Marte. LP: Ezequiel Astacio. SV: Mark Buehrle. HRs: ChW — Joe Crede, Geoff Blum; Hou — Jason Lane. In the longest Series game played by time (five hours and forty-one minutes) and by the number of innings (a record-tying fourteen), Geoff Blum hit a home run off his former teammates to bring the White Sox one step away from their first World Championship in eighty-eight years. After the Astros had built a 4-0 lead, the White Sox sent 11 men to the plate in a 5-run 5th inning off Roy Oswalt; the Astros tied the game on Jason Lane's double in the 8th, their only hit after the 4th inning. White Sox lead series, 3-0.
- Atlanta Braves pitcher John Smoltz was named the 2005 winner of the Roberto Clemente Award by Major League Baseball for community service.
- NFL: Wellington Mara, long time owner of the New York Giants football club, dies from cancer at the age of 89.
- Football: Swedish club IF Elfsborg announce that they will repay the admission fee and transport costs of fans who went to see their 8-1 thrashing by league champions Djurgårdens IF on the last day of the Allsvenskan season. "We wish that we had been able to say that it depended on external factors, but there are no excuses, no explanations. We were just bad", the club said in a statement. (Reuters)
- Cricket: India (350 for 6, Tendulkar 93, Dravid 85, Pathan 83) beat the second-placed team in the ICC ODI Championship, Sri Lanka (198 ao in 35.4 overs, Sangakkara 43 – Harbhajan 3-35, Kartik 3-48), by 152 runs at Nagpur in the first ODI in the 7-match series. (Cricinfo)
24 October 2005
23 October 2005
- Major League Baseball 2005 World Series Game 2
- NFL Week 7
- Detroit Lions 13, Cleveland Browns 10: Jeff Garcia, in his first start for the Lions, beat the team that released him during the off-season in Cleveland.
- Minnesota Vikings 23, Green Bay Packers 20: Paul Edinger's 56-yard field goal with no time on the clock was the margin of victory for the embattled Vikings squad.
- Indianapolis Colts 38, Houston Texans 20: Coach Tony Dungy won his 100th game as an NFL head coach between Tampa Bay and Indianapolis, the 34th in league history to reach that mark.
- St. Louis Rams 28, New Orleans Saints 17
- Pittsburgh Steelers 27, Cincinnati Bengals 13: A record crowd of 66,104 Cincinnatians were disappointed to see the Bengals lose to their divisional rivals.
- Philadelphia Eagles 20, San Diego Chargers 17: Rookie Matt Ware's 65-yard return of blocked field goal by San Diego's Nate Kaeding and Darwin Walker's late fumble recovery allowed the Eagles to escape at home. LaDainian Tomlinson was held to seven yards on seventeen carries and did not score, ending his NFL record-tying 18-game streak of scoring at least one touchdown. Terrell Owens caught his 100th touchdown pass, the sixth player in NFL history to do so.
- Washington Redskins 52, San Francisco 49ers 17: The Redskins scored the most points since a 1991 game against the Atlanta Falcons in routing the hapless Niners in Landover, Maryland.
- Seattle Seahawks 13, Dallas Cowboys 10:Ryan Hannan's eight-yard TD catch from Matt Hasselbeck, and Josh Brown's 50-yard field goal after a Jordan Babineaux interception gave the Seahawks a comeback win against America's Team.
- Chicago Bears 10, Baltimore Ravens 6
- Oakland Raiders 38, Buffalo Bills 17
- New York Giants 24, Denver Broncos 23: Amani Toomer's two yard TD catch from Eli Manning was the difference with five seconds left and the G-Men ended the Broncos' winning streak at five games.
- Arizona Cardinals 20, Tennessee Titans 10
Bye Week: Carolina Panthers, Jacksonville Jaguars, New England Patriots, Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
22 October 2005
- Major League Baseball 2005 World Series Game 1
- Soccer: MLS Cup 2005 Playoffs: Conference semifinals
- NCAA College Football:
- AP Top 25
- (1) Southern California 51, Washington 24
- (2) Texas 52, (10) Texas Tech 17
- (4) Georgia 23, Arkansas 20: Bulldogs QB D.J. Shockley was lost for next week's edition of "The World's Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party" against Florida in Jacksonville with a strained knee.
- (5) Alabama 6, (17) Tennessee 3: Jamie Christensen's 34-yard field goal with 13 seconds left in regulation gave the Crimson Tide their first win against the Volunteers in Tuscaloosa since 1930.
- (7) LSU 20, (16) Auburn 17 (OT): John Vaughn's field goal attempt hit the left upright, and LSU won in overtime.
- (8) UCLA 51, Oregon State 28
- (9) Notre Dame 49, BYU 23: Fighting Irish QB Brady Quinn sets a school record by throwing for six touchdowns—four to Maurice Stovall, also a school record, and two to Jeff Samardzija.
- (11) Florida State 55, Duke 24
- (12) Penn State 63, Illinois 10: Joe Paterno earns his 350th win as Penn State coach in a rout of the Fighting Illini. The Nittany Lions' 56 points in the first half set an all-time school record, with quarterback Michael Richardson throwing for four touchdowns, and running for two more in less than two quarters.
- (14) Ohio State 41, Indiana 10
- (15) Oregon 28, Arizona 21
- (19) Wisconsin 31, Purdue 20
- (21) TCU 41, Air Force 10
- Northwestern 49, (22) Michigan State 14
- North Carolina 7, (23) Virginia 5
- (24) Fresno State 40, Idaho 10
- (25) Cal-Berkeley 42, Washington State 38
- Ohio Northern defeated Mount Union 21-14 to end the Purple Raiders' 110-game regular-season winning streak. Mount Union's last regular-season loss was a 23-10 loss to Baldwin-Wallace on October 15, 1994.
- Richard Thomas Rose, a 20-year-old Minnesota-Morris student and member of the school's men's basketball team, was killed during a postgame celebration after a goalpost falls onto his head. The Cougars, a Division II team, had just upset Crown College when the tragedy occurred. (Yahoo!)
- Golf: Tiger Woods misses the cut at the Funai Classic at Walt Disney World after finishing his second round this morning (rain pushed the completion of round two to today) with an overall two-round score of 3-under. Vijay Singh also misses the cut, shooting 4-under. It's Woods' second missed cut this year; Singh's third.
21 October 2005
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16 October 2005
- Major League Baseball playoffs
- NFL Week 6
- At the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas: Atlanta Falcons 34, New Orleans Saints 31: After a miss from 41 yards was called back for a penalty, the Falcons' Todd Peterson kicks a game-winning field goal as time expires.
- Carolina Panthers 21, Detroit Lions 20: Ricky Proehl catches a three-yard touchdown pass from backup quarterback Chris Weinke with 32 seconds left for the Panthers.
- Cincinnati Bengals 31, Tennessee Titans 23: Carson Palmer completes 27 of 33 passes for 272 yards and two touchdowns for the Bengals.
- Baltimore Ravens 16, Cleveland Browns 3: The Ravens defense forces four turnovers and holds the Browns' offense to 186 total yards.
- Jacksonville Jaguars 23, Pittsburgh Steelers 17 (OT): Tommy Maddox, playing for an injured Ben Roethlisberger, throws three interceptions, the last of which is returned for the game-winning touchdown by Rashean Mathis.
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers 27, Miami Dolphins 13: Ricky Williams carries only five times for eight yards in his first game after a one-year retirement and a four-game suspension for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy, while the Bucs' Michael Pittman rushes for 127 yards. However, Bucs' QB Brian Griese was lost for the season with a torn ACL and MCL on his left knee.
- Chicago Bears 28, Minnesota Vikings 3: The Bears sack Daunte Culpepper four times and intercept him twice.
- Dallas Cowboys 16 , New York Giants 13 (OT): Drew Bledsoe throws for 312 yards, and José Cortez kicks a 45-yard field goal in overtime.
- Kansas City Chiefs 28, Washington Redskins 21: Chiefs defensive end Jared Allen records three sacks and forces two fumbles. Redskins WR Santana Moss catches ten passes for 173 yards in the loss.
- Denver Broncos 28, New England Patriots 20: The Broncos hold off a furious comeback attempt to win their fifth-straight game.
- Buffalo Bills 27, New York Jets 17: The Bills sack Vinny Testaverde five times and pick him off twice, while Willis McGahee rushes for 143 yards and a TD.
- San Diego Chargers 27, Oakland Raiders 14: LaDainian Tomlinson throws, catches and runs for a touchdown for the second time this season, and the Chargers defense holds the Raiders to 39 rushing yards. Tomlinson also equals Lenny Moore's forty-year-old record of scoring a TD in 18 consecutive games.
- Seattle Seahawks 42, Houston Texans 10: The Seahawks set a team record with 320 rushing yards against the winless Texans with Shaun Alexander accounting for 141 of those yards and four touchdowns.
Bye Week: Arizona Cardinals, Green Bay Packers, Philadelphia Eagles, San Francisco 49ers.
15 October 2005
- To kick off events leading up to their centennial season, the Montréal Canadiens announced that the number 12, worn by Dickie Moore and Yvan Cournoyer, will be retired on November 12 prior to their game against the Toronto Maple Leafs, and the number 5, worn by Bernie "Boom-Boom" Geoffrion would be retired on March 11, 2006, before the game against the New York Rangers. One additional number will be retired each season up to the anniversary year of 2008-09.
- Brett Hull, the third-leading all-time goal scorer in league history with 741, and dissatisfied with his performance after five games, announced his retirement prior to the Phoenix Coyotes game against the Detroit Red Wings, effective immediately.
- NCAA football AP Top 25:
- No. 1 Southern California 34, No. 9 Notre Dame 31: The Trojans win their 28th straight game in wild fashion. With Notre Dame up by three, quarterback Matt Leinart fumbles out of bounds on the one-yard-line, the clock expires, and fans crowd the field. But the officials rule there should be seven seconds left. USC signals as if they were planning to throw the ball away to stop the clock and try a field goal, but Leinart sneaks into the end zone (with a little shove in assist from teammate Reggie Bush) to win the game.
- No. 2 Texas 42, No. 24 Colorado 17.
- Virginia 26, No. 4 Florida State 21.
- No. 5 Georgia 34, Vanderbilt 17.
- No. 6 Alabama 13, Ole Miss 10: Jamie Christenson hits a 31-yard field goal as time expires to move the Crimson Tide to 6-0.
- No. 7 Miami (Fla.) 34, Temple 3
- Michigan 27, No. 8 Penn State 25: Mario Manningham catches a 10-yard touchdown pass on the last play to hand the Nittany Lions their first loss of the season.
- No. 11 LSU 21, No. 10 Florida 17
- No. 12 UCLA 44, Washington State 41 (OT)
- No. 13 Texas Tech 59, Kansas State 20.
- No. 14 Boston College 35, Wake Forest 30.
- No. 15 Ohio State 35, No. 16 Michigan State 24
- Oregon State 23, No. 18 California 20
- West Virginia 46, No. 19 Louisville 44 (3 OT): Freshman Steve Slaton rushes for five touchdowns in the fourth quarter and overtime for the Mountaineers.
- No. 20 Oregon 45, Washington 20
- No. 21 Auburn 34, Arkansas 17
- No. 23 Wisconsin 38, No. 22 Minnesota 34: The Badgers score a touchdown on a blocked punt with thirty seconds left to win Paul Bunyan's Axe.
- No. 25 TCU 38, Army 17.
- NBA: Atlanta Hawks center Jason Collier died at the age of 28.
- Major League Baseball playoffs
14 October 2005
13 October 2005
- Major League Baseball playoffs
12 October 2005
Teams in boldface have already qualified for Germany 2006.
11 October 2005
10 October 2005
- Major League Baseball (Non-postseason news): Ed Wade was fired as general manager of the Philadelphia Phillies after the team missed the playoffs by one game.
- Jim Beattie told reporters at a charity golf event he would not be coming back as an executive with the Baltimore Orioles. Mike Flanagan, who shared the duties with Beattie, will become full-time vice president of baseball operations.
- Major League Baseball playoffs
9 October 2005
- Auto racing:
- Baseball: MLB playoffs:
- 2005 American League Division Series, Game 4
- 2005 National League Division Series, Game 4
- Houston Astros 7, Atlanta Braves 6 (18 innings)
- WP: Roger Clemens. LP: Joey Devine. HRs: Atl — Adam LaRoche (Grand Slam), Brian McCann; Hou — Lance Berkman (Grand Slam), Brad Ausmus, Chris Burke (Walk-off). In the longest post-season game ever in terms of innings (18) and time (five hours, 50 minutes), the Astros overcame a 6-1 deficit and used three homers: a grand slam by Lance Berkman in the eighth, a game-tying home run by Brad Ausmus in the ninth with two out and a series ending walk-off homer by Chris Burke with one out in the eighteenth inning to eliminate the Braves for the second straight year and advance to an NLCS rematch with the St. Louis Cardinals. Both teams hit grand slam homers — Adam LaRoche for the Braves, Berkman for the 'Stros — a post-season first. Astros win series, 3-1.
- NFL: Week 5
- Detroit Lions 35, Baltimore Ravens 17 (Yahoo! Sports/AP)
- Cleveland Browns 20, Chicago Bears 10 (Yahoo! Sports/AP)
- Buffalo Bills 20, Miami Dolphins 10 (Yahoo! Sports/AP)
- New England Patriots 31, Atlanta Falcons 28: Adam Vinatieri kicks a 29-yard field goal with 20 seconds left to give New England a win in the Georgia Dome. The Falcons were without Michael Vick, who sat out with an injury. (Yahoo! Sports/AP)
- Green Bay Packers 52, New Orleans Saints 3: The Packers' 52 points are the most they have scored since 1983 and the margin of victory their biggest in 39 years. (Yahoo! Sports/AP)
- New York Jets 14, Tampa Bay Buccaneers 12: Curtis Martin rushed for two touchdowns as Vinny Testaverde wins his first start of the year. (Yahoo! Sports/AP)
- Seattle Seahawks 37, St. Louis Rams 31 (Yahoo! Sports/AP)
- Tennessee Titans 34, Houston Texans 20 (Yahoo! Sports/AP)
- Indianapolis Colts 28, San Francisco 49ers 3 (Yahoo! Sports/AP)
- Carolina Panthers 24, Arizona Cardinals 20 (Yahoo! Sports/AP)
- Dallas Cowboys 33, Philadelphia Eagles 10 (Yahoo! Sports/AP)
- Denver Broncos 21, Washington Redskins 19 (Yahoo! Sports/AP)
- Jacksonville Jaguars 23, Cincinnati Bengals 20 (Yahoo! Sports/AP)
Bye Week: Kansas City Chiefs, Minnesota Vikings, New York Giants, Oakland Raiders.
8 October 2005
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5 October 2005
- Football (soccer): England international and Manchester United star Wayne Rooney was named a FIFA SOS Ambassador for England in support of the official FIFA World Cup charity.
- National Football League: The NFL suspends Detroit Lions wide receiver Charles Rogers for violating the league's substance abuse policy.
- Cricket:ICC Super Series:
- Golf: Teenager Michelle Wie announces that she will turn professional.
- Major League Baseball (Non-postseason news):
- Ken Macha will not return to the Oakland Athletics as their manager after failing to come to terms on a new contract with the franchise.
- Major League Baseball playoffs
- National Hockey League: Opening Night of the 2005-06 Season.
- Florida Panthers 2, Atlanta Thrashers 0
- Washington Capitals 3, Columbus Blue Jackets 2: Alexander Ovechkin scores two goals in his NHL debut.
- Montréal Canadiens 2, Boston Bruins 1: Michael Ryder scores the game-winning goal with 11 seconds left.
- Buffalo Sabres 6, New York Islanders 4: Sabres' Jean-Pierre Dumont scores the first goal of the season.
- New York Rangers 5, Philadelphia Flyers 3
- Tampa Bay Lightning 5, Carolina Hurricanes 2
- New Jersey Devils 5, Pittsburgh Penguins 1: Sidney Crosby's debut was a lowdown, but did get an assist on the Penguins' lone goal.
- Detroit Red Wings 5, St. Louis Blues 1
- Minnesota Wild 6, Calgary Flames 3: The Wild's Marc Chouinard gets the first NHL hat trick this season.
- Ottawa Senators 3, Toronto Maple Leafs 2 (Shootout): The NHL's first shootout saw Daniel Alfredsson record the first shootout era "hat trick" with two goals in regulation and another in the shootout, and Dany Heatley clinch the win for the Sens while the Leafs were shut out in the historic event thanks to Dominik Hasek.
- Nashville Predators 3, San Jose Sharks 2
- Mighty Ducks of Anaheim 5, Chicago Blackhawks 3
- Dallas Stars 5, Los Angeles Kings 4: The Kings scored four goals in the first period, and the Stars scored five straight goals to come back and win.
- Edmonton Oilers 4, Colorado Avalanche 3
- Vancouver Canucks 3, Phoenix Coyotes 2: Wayne Gretzky's coaching debut was not a success at Vancouver.
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2 October 2005
- Football: FIFA U-17 World Championship 2005
- Third Place: Netherlands 2—1 Turkey
- Final: Mexico 3—0 Brazil
- Rugby league: NRL Grand Final: Wests Tigers defeats North Queensland Cowboys, 30-16.
- Auto racing
- NFL: Week 4.
- At the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas: New Orleans Saints 19, Buffalo Bills 7 (Yahoo! Sports/AP)
- Denver Broncos 20, Jacksonville Jaguars 7 (Yahoo! Sports/AP)
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers 17, Detroit Lions 14 (Yahoo! Sports/AP)
- Cincinnati Bengals 16, Houston Texans 10: The Bengals go to 4-0 for the first time since 1988. (Yahoo! Sports/AP)
- Indianapolis Colts 31, Tennessee Titans 10: The Colts offense finally got into gear as Peyton Manning threw for four touchdowns, two to Rodney Harrison. (Yahoo! Sports/AP)
- New York Giants 44, St. Louis Rams 24: In spite of a major performance by Rams' QB Marc Bulger, the Giants win at home. (Yahoo! Sports/AP)
- San Diego Chargers 41, New England Patriots 17: The Pats' 21-game home winning streak ends as RB Kevin Faulk breaks his leg. (Yahoo! Sports/AP)
- Washington Redskins 20, Seattle Seahawks 17 (OT) (Yahoo! Sports/AP)
- Baltimore Ravens 13, New York Jets 3 (Yahoo! Sports/AP)
- Oakland Raiders 19, Dallas Cowboys 13 (Yahoo! Sports/AP)
- Atlanta Falcons 30, Minnesota Vikings 10: Michael Vick was injured in the second quarter of the Falcons' win. (Yahoo! Sports/AP)
- Philadelphia Eagles 37, Kansas City Chiefs 31: Larry Johnson's fumble late in the second quarter gave the Eagles the impetus to score 31 consecutive points and roar back from a 17-6 deficit to win. The Chiefs' Dante Hall returns a kickoff for a touchdown, tying him for the career lead in that category with six. (Yahoo! Sports/AP)
- At Estadio Azteca in Mexico City, Mexico: Arizona Cardinals 31, San Francisco 49ers 14: In the first regular season NFL contest to be played outside the Continental United States, 103,467 fans, a record crowd for an NFL regular-season game, saw the Cardinals win. (Yahoo! Sports/AP)
Bye Week: Chicago Bears, Cleveland Browns, Miami Dolphins, Pittsburgh Steelers.
1 October 2005
Divisions Clinched: Atlanta Braves (NL East); St. Louis Cardinals (NL Central); San Diego Padres (NL West); New York Yankees (AL East); Chicago White Sox (AL Central); Los Angeles Angels (AL West).
Past sports events by month
(For earlier sports events, see May 2004 and preceding months)