2005 in sports

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See also: 2004 in sports, 2005 in baseball, other events of 2005, 2006 in sports, list of 'years in sports'.



Auto racing


For fuller coverage see 2005 in baseball.


International Competitions

NCAA Champions

Professional competitions


See also 2005 in cricket and 2005 English cricket season.


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
13 38 - 27 AFC NFC Pro Bowl


Day Score Winner Loser Event
12 51 - 48 Colorado Crush Georgia Force ArenaBowl XIX

Football (Australian Rules)

Football (Rugby Union)

Football (Soccer)

Major national championships

International Tournaments

Qualifying for 2006 World Cup



For fuller coverage see 2005 in golf.

Major championships

Women's majors

Money list/order of merit winners

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.
  • 13 June: Woods and Singh exchange places atop the World Rankings once again.


Ice Hockey


Major League Lacrosse (US):

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2004/05 season

2005/06 season

Thoroughbred Horse Racing

Flat races

Triple Crown Races



2005 Summer Deaflympics

The 2005 Deaflympics were held from the 5th to 16th of January in Melbourne, Australia. This is only the second time the games have been held in the Southern Hemisphere, and the fourth time outside of Europe since their beginning in 1924.





August - September


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