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2005 in sports describes the year's events in world sport.

Centuries: 20th century · 21st century · 22nd century
Decades: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s 2020s 2030s
Years: 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008

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Alpine skiing

American football

Association football

Australian rules football

Athletics

Baseball

Basketball

Boxing

  • May 7 – Diego Corrales defeats José Luis Castillo by 10th round knockout, for the WBO-WBC lightweight title unification. Both men were exchanging a brutal amount of punishment throughout the fight, before a dramatic tenth round in which Corrales scored a TKO after getting knocked down twice. The fight was highly regarded as one of the greatest of all-time and won Ring Magazine fight of the year.
  • July 16 – Jermain Taylor, 2000 US Olympic Boxing bronze medalist, defeats Bernard Hopkins for the undisputed Middleweight Title ending Hopkins' 10 year title reign. Hopkins made 20 successful title defenses before losing to Taylor, the current record in the middleweight division, Carlos Monzon is second with 14 successful defenses.
  • 13 to 20 November – World Amateur Boxing Championships held in Mianyang, People's Republic of China

Canadian football

Cricket

  • January 10 – ICC World XI (344 for 8) beat the ACC Asian XI (232) by 112 runs to win the first of two scheduled one-day internationals for the World Cricket Tsunami Appeal; the second was never played. It is the first time an ODI has been played that has not been between two cricketing nations.
  • January 10 – Bangladesh beat Zimbabwe by 226 runs to record their first ever Test match victory.
  • July 2 – England and Australia tie the deciding NatWest Series trophy match at Lord's Cricket Ground.
  • August 11 – Shane Warne becomes the first bowler to take 600 Test wickets.
  • September 12 – England win The Ashes.

Cycling

Road Cycling

Cyclo-cross

Field hockey

Figure skating

Gaelic Athletic Association

Gliding

Golf

Men's professional

Men's amateur

Women's professional

Handball

Horse racing

Steeplechases

Flat races

Ice hockey

Lacrosse

Major League Lacrosse (USA)

National Lacrosse League

NCAA Division I (US Collegiate)

European lacrosse

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

Motor racing

Radiosport

Rugby league

Rugby union

Snooker

Sumo

  • Asashōryū 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.

Swimming

Taekwondo

Tennis

Triathlon

Volleyball

Water polo

Weightlifting

Multi-sport events

Awards

References

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