2006 in sports
Events in sports
30 April 2006 (Sunday)
- PGA Tour: Chris Couch nabs his first-ever PGA Tour win at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans despite bogeying the 17th hole, and experiencing a weird 18th. On the last hole, Couch hit his drive into a cut of rough, then flew his second shot over the green into the back of the sand bunker behind it. With a funny stance, his third shot only left the bunker onto the rough in front of it. Couch then proceeded to hole his fourth shot to make par and win with an overall score of 19-under, defeating co-runners-up Charles Howell III and Fred Funk by one shot. It was a great ending to an odd week for Couch in the Big Easy. A week earlier, Couch had gotten lost in a bad part of New Orleans, then hitched a ride with strangers who took him into an even worse part of town, where he had to go to a tattoo parlor just to call police so they could help him find his car. (SI.com)
- NHL 2006 Stanley Cup Playoffs
- Auto racing: NASCAR NEXTEL Cup: The Aaron's 499 was postponed due to rain and will be run tomorrow (May 1).
- Basketball: Euroleague Final Four
Football (soccer)Major League BaseballNHL 2006 Stanley Cup Playoffs
- Houston Texans — Mario Williams, DE, NC State
- New Orleans Saints — Reggie Bush, RB, USC
- Tennessee Titans — Vince Young, QB, Texas
- New York Jets — D'Brickashaw Ferguson, OT, Virginia
- Green Bay Packers — A.J. Hawk, LB, Ohio State
- San Francisco 49ers — Vernon Davis, TE, Maryland
- Oakland Raiders — Michael Huff, S, Texas
- Buffalo Bills — Donte Whitner, S, Ohio State
- Detroit Lions — Ernie Sims, LB, Florida State
- Arizona Cardinals — Matt Leinert, QB, USC
- Denver Broncos — Jay Cutler, QB, Vanderbilt
- Twelve ACC players are selected in the first round, a record for a conference.
- Five Ohio State players are chosen in the first round. Besides Hawk and Whitner, the Dallas Cowboys pick LB Bobby Carpenter, the Pittsburgh Steelers WR Santonio Holmes and the New York Jets C Nick Mangold.
- The biggest losers of the day are USC players. The Texans choose Williams over Bush, the 2006 Heisman Trophy winner, while Leinart, the 2005 Heisman winner, is not chosen until the tenth pick and RB LenDale White winds up going to Tennessee with the 13th pick of the second round (45th overall).
- The Packers trade WR Javon Walker to the Broncos for a second-round draft pick.
28 April 2006 (Friday)
27 April 2006 (Thursday)
26 April 2006 (Wednesday)
25 April 2006 (Tuesday)
22 April 2006 (Saturday)
20 April 2006 (Thursday)
19 April 2006 (Wednesday)
18 April 2006 (Tuesday)
17 April 2006 (Monday)
15 April 2006 (Saturday)
14 April 2006 (Friday)
13 April 2006 (Thursday)
- Cricket: Australia in Bangladesh
- First Test, Dhaka: Australia narrowly avoids defeat against Bangladesh, winning by three wickets in Dhaka. (Scorecard)
- A Test century by Shahriar Nafees led Bangladesh to an impressive score of 427 in their first innings. Australia struggled, precariously placed at 145/6 at stumps on Day 2. On the third day of play, Adam Gilchrist led Australia's revival with an innings of 144. Bangladesh squandered their impressive lead, dismissed for 148 in the second innings, leaving Australia 307 runs to claim victory. Australian captain Ricky Ponting's undefeated innings of 118 guided Australia to victory midway through the fifth and final day's play. Australia leads the series 1-0, with one Test to play.
11 April 2006 (Tuesday)
9 April 2006 (Sunday)
7 April 2006 (Friday)
6 April 2006 (Thursday)
5 April 2006 (Wednesday)
- Major League Baseball: Phillies shortstop Jimmy Rollins extended his two-season hitting streak to 38 games with a lead-off double. However, the St. Louis Cardinals won the game, 4-3.
- Because of the ongoing investigation about player behavior, Duke University men's lacrosse coach Mike Pressler resigned, and in turn, the school announced the cancellation of the remainder of their 2006 season.
- Football: UEFA Champions League 2005-06 - Quarter finals, second leg, progressing teams in bold.
- Pakistan in Sri Lanka:
- Second Test, Kandy: Mohammad Asif takes 11 wickets in the second Test match, including five for 27 in the second innings when Sri Lanka were bowled out for 73, as Pakistan turn a 109-run deficit on first innings into an eight-wicket win. Asif is named Man of the Match and Man of the Series. (Scorecard)
- Ice hockey: The University Cup, the symbol of the Canadian Interuniversity Sport men's ice hockey championship, is reported stolen by the Alberta Golden Bears. The Golden Bears had claimed their record 12th University Cup by beating the Lakehead Thunderwolves on March 27. TSN
4 April 2006 (Tuesday)
3 April 2006 (Monday)
- 2006 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament, Final at RCA Dome, Indianapolis, Indiana
- (3 Minneapolis) Florida 73, (2 Oakland) UCLA 57: Final Four Most Outstanding Player Joakim Noah leads the Gators to their first NCAA basketball championship, scoring 16 points and setting a championship-game record with six blocked shots.
- Major League Baseball, Opening Day Games
- National League
- New York Mets 3, Washington Nationals 2
- Milwaukee Brewers 5, Pittsburgh Pirates 2
- Chicago Cubs 16, Cincinnati Reds 7
- St. Louis Cardinals 13, Philadelphia Phillies 5: The Phillies' Jimmy Rollins, who ended 2005 with a 36-game hitting streak, begins 2006 with a double in the opener, extending his two-season hitting streak to 37 games.
- Colorado Rockies 3, Arizona Diamondbacks 2 (11 innings)
- Atlanta Braves 11, Los Angeles Dodgers 10
- Houston Astros 1, Florida Marlins 0
- San Diego Padres 6, San Francisco Giants 1
- American League
2 April 2006 (Sunday)
1 April 2006 (Saturday)