October 2008 in sports


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Deaths in October

Deaths in October 2008:

Current sporting seasons

American football

Auto racing 2008

Baseball 2008

Basketball 2008

Canadian football

Cricket 2008–09

Football (soccer)

Golf 2008

Ice hockey

Motorcycle racing 2008

Rugby union 2008–09

  • Heineken Cup
  • English Premiership
  • Celtic League
  • Top 14

Winter sports

See also: 2008 in sports, Portal:Sports and games

31 October 2008 (Friday)

Cricket

Rugby league

30 October 2008 (Thursday)

American College football

Basketball

Cricket

Football (soccer)

29 October 2008 (Wednesday)

Baseball

Basketball

Chess

Cricket

Football (soccer)

28 October 2008 (Tuesday)

Baseball

  • Major League Baseball Postseason
    • 2008 World Series
      • Game Five, which was scheduled to resume on Tuesday evening with the score tied at 2–2 in the middle of the sixth inning, is postponed due to bad weather until Wednesday at 8:35 PM US EDT (0035 Thursday UTC)

Basketball

Cricket

Football (soccer)

27 October 2008 (Monday)

American Football

Baseball

Chess

Cricket

Rugby league

26 October 2008 (Sunday)

Alpine Skiing

American football

Bye week: Chicago Bears, Denver Broncos, Green Bay Packers, Minnesota Vikings.

Auto racing

Baseball

Chess

Cricket

Figure Skating

Football (soccer)

  • Premier League:
    • Chelsea's 86-match unbeaten home run, dating back to February 2004, comes to an end with a 1–0 defeat by Liverpool, the ninth-minute goal being scored by Xabi Alonso.[1]

Golf

Motorcycle racing

Rugby league

Tennis

25 October 2008 (Saturday)

Alpine Skiing

American college football

Baseball

Canadian university football

Cricket

Figure Skating

Horse racing

Rugby league

Rugby union

Tennis

  • News:
    • Federico Luzzi, who was in the midst of a 200-day suspension due to gambling on tennis matches, dies from leukemia at the age of 28.

24 October 2008 (Friday)

American college football

Chess

Horse Racing

23 October 2008 (Thursday)

Baseball

Basketball

Chess

Cricket

Football (soccer)

Golf

  • A brain tumor removed from Seve Ballesteros is confirmed to be malignant. The retired Spanish great will undergo another operation on Friday to relieve pressure caused by swelling and bleeding; doctors in Madrid will also attempt to remove remaining fragments of the tumor. (AP)

Mixed martial arts

  • The Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation, which oversees the state Boxing Commission, concludes that ProElite, the parent company of the now-defunct EliteXC promotion, committed no wrongdoing surrounding the controversial bout between Kimbo Slice and Seth Petruzelli. (ESPN.com)

22 October 2008 (Wednesday)

Baseball

Basketball

Cricket

Football (soccer)

Shooting

21 October 2008 (Tuesday)

American football

  • NFL News:
    • ESPN reports that former Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick, currently serving a 23-month sentence in federal prison for his dog fighting activities, will plead guilty to Virginia state charges related to the same activities. Under terms of the plea, Vick will not serve any time in state prison, but will serve one year of state probation in addition to his three years of federal probation upon his release from prison.

Chess

Cricket

Football (soccer)

Mixed Martial Arts

20 October 2008 (Monday)

American football

Basketball

Chess

Cricket

Shooting

19 October 2008 (Sunday)

American football

Bye Week: Arizona Cardinals, Atlanta Falcons, Jacksonville Jaguars, Philadelphia Eagles.

Auto racing

Baseball

Cricket

Football (soccer)

Golf

Motorcycle racing

Tennis

18 October 2008 (Saturday)

American college football

Baseball

Chess

Cricket

Football (soccer)

17 October 2008 (Friday)

American college football

Chess

Cricket

16 October 2008 (Thursday)

American college football

Baseball

Basketball

Football (soccer)

  • Futsal World Cup in Brazil:
    • Semifinal: Brazil  4–2  Russia
    • Semifinal: Spain  3–2  Italy (AET)
      • Spain scores a controversial winning goal in the last second of extra time, a bizarre own goal by Italian player Adriano Foglia, who put into his own net a ball rebounded off the crossbar. The TV clock apparently showed the time has run out when the ball crossed the line, and it took some 20 minutes of consultation by the officials until the goal was confirmed.

Ice hockey

15 October 2008 (Wednesday)

Baseball

Chess

Football (soccer)

14 October 2008 (Tuesday)

American football

Baseball

Chess

Cricket

Football (soccer)

13 October 2008 (Monday)

American Football

Baseball

Cricket

  • Australia in India:
    • 1st Test in Bangalore, day 5:
       Australia 430 & 228/6 declared,  India 360 & 177/4 – Match drawn. 4-match series level 0–0.
      • Australia declares their second innings 5 overs after srart of play and set India a target of 299 runs to win. Any chance of either team to win is gone when bad light delays play shortly after tea, with India still 151 runs off their target and 6 wickets remaining.
        Man of the match: India Zaheer Khan (6 wickets).
  • Quadrangular Twenty20 Series in King City, Ontario, Canada:
    • Final:  Sri Lanka 136/5 (19/20 ov) def.  Pakistan 132/7 (20/20 ov) by 5 wickets with 6 balls remaining.
    • 3rd place playoff:  Zimbabwe 184/5 (20/20 ov) def.  Canada 75 (19.2/20 ov) by 109 runs.
  • ICC Intercontinental Cup in Nairobi, day 3 of 4:
    •  Ireland 578/4d;  Kenya 186 and 146/2 (f/o). Kenya trail by 246 runs with 8 wickets remaining.

Horse Racing

12 October 2008 (Sunday)

American football

Bye week: Buffalo Bills, Kansas City Chiefs, Pittsburgh Steelers, Tennessee Titans.

Auto racing

Baseball

Cricket

  • Quadrangular Twenty20 Series in King City, Ontario, Canada:
    (teams in bold advance to the final)
    •  Pakistan 110/3 (19/20 ov) def.  Zimbabwe 107/8 (20/20 ov) by 7 wickets (with 6 balls remaining)
    •  Sri Lanka 153/7 (20/20 ov) def.  Canada 138 (20.0/20 ov) by 15 runs

Football (soccer)

Golf

Tennis

11 October 2008 (Saturday)

American college football

Auto racing

Baseball

Cricket

Football (soccer)

10 October 2008 (Friday)

Baseball

Cricket

9 October 2008 (Thursday)

American college football

Baseball

Cricket

Ice hockey

Football (soccer)

8 October 2008 (Wednesday)

Football (soccer)

7 October 2008 (Tuesday)

6 October 2008 (Monday)

American football

Baseball

5 October 2008 (Sunday)

American Football

Bye Week: Cleveland Browns, New York Jets, Oakland Raiders, St. Louis Rams.

Auto racing

Baseball

Basketball

Football (soccer)

Golf

Motorcycle racing

Rugby league

Tennis

4 October 2008 (Saturday)

American college football

Baseball

Ice hockey

Mixed Martial Arts

Rugby league

3 October 2008 (Friday)

American College football

Baseball

Basketball

Surfing

2 October 2008 (Thursday)

American college football

Auto racing

Baseball

Football (soccer)

1 October 2008 (Wednesday)

Baseball

Basketball

Football (soccer)

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