December 2008 in sports

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Deaths in December[edit]

Current sporting seasons[edit]

American football 2008[edit]

Auto racing 2008[edit]

Basketball 200809[edit]

Cricket 2008–09[edit]

Football (soccer)[edit]

Golf 2009[edit]

Ice hockey 200809[edit]

Rugby union 200809[edit]

Winter sports[edit]

December 31, 2008 (Wednesday)[edit]

American football[edit]

Cricket[edit]

Ice hockey[edit]

Winter sports[edit]

Cross-country skiing[edit]

December 30, 2008 (Tuesday)[edit]

American football[edit]

Cricket[edit]

Ice hockey[edit]

December 29, 2008 (Monday)[edit]

American football[edit]

Cricket[edit]

Ice hockey[edit]

Football (soccer)[edit]

Winter sports[edit]

Alpine skiing[edit]

Cross-country skiing[edit]

Ski jumping[edit]

December 28, 2008 (Sunday)[edit]

American football[edit]

Cricket[edit]

Football (soccer)[edit]

Ice hockey[edit]

Winter sports[edit]

Alpine skiing[edit]

Cross-country skiing[edit]

Nordic combined[edit]

December 27, 2008 (Saturday)[edit]

American football[edit]

Cricket[edit]

Ice hockey[edit]

Winter sports[edit]

Cross-country skiing[edit]

Nordic combined[edit]

December 26, 2008 (Friday)[edit]

American football[edit]

Cricket[edit]

Ice hockey[edit]

December 25, 2008 (Thursday)[edit]

Basketball[edit]

December 24, 2008 (Wednesday)[edit]

American football[edit]

Football (soccer)[edit]

December 23, 2008 (Tuesday)[edit]

American football[edit]

Baseball[edit]

Cricket[edit]

Football (soccer)[edit]

  • Argentine league:

December 22, 2008 (Monday)[edit]

American football[edit]

Cricket[edit]

Winter sports[edit]

Alpine skiing[edit]

December 21, 2008 (Sunday)[edit]

American football[edit]

Badminton[edit]

Cricket[edit]

Football (soccer)[edit]

Golf[edit]

Snooker[edit]

Winter sports[edit]

Alpine skiing[edit]

Biathlon[edit]

Bobsleigh[edit]

Cross-country skiing[edit]

Nordic combined[edit]

Skeleton[edit]

Ski jumping[edit]

Snowboarding[edit]

December 20, 2008 (Saturday)[edit]

American football[edit]

Cricket[edit]

Football (soccer)[edit]

Volleyball[edit]

Winter sports[edit]

Alpine skiing[edit]

Biathlon[edit]

Bobsleigh[edit]

Cross-country skiing[edit]

Freestyle skiing[edit]

Nordic combined[edit]

Ski jumping[edit]

Snowboarding[edit]

December 19, 2008 (Friday)[edit]

American college football[edit]

Cricket[edit]

Winter sports[edit]

Alpine skiing[edit]

Freestyle skiing[edit]

Skeleton[edit]

December 18, 2008 (Thursday)[edit]

American football[edit]

Basketball[edit]

Cricket[edit]

Football (soccer)[edit]

Winter sports[edit]

Biathlon[edit]

Freestyle skiing[edit]

December 17, 2008 (Wednesday)[edit]

Basketball[edit]

Cricket[edit]

Football (soccer)[edit]

December 16, 2008 (Tuesday)[edit]

Football (soccer)[edit]

December 15, 2008 (Monday)[edit]

American football[edit]

Basketball[edit]

Cricket[edit]

December 14, 2008 (Sunday)[edit]

American football[edit]

Cricket[edit]

Football (soccer)[edit]

Golf[edit]

Gymnastics[edit]

Handball[edit]

Rugby union[edit]

Swimming[edit]

Winter sports[edit]

Alpine skiing[edit]

Biathlon[edit]

Bobsleigh[edit]

Cross-country skiing[edit]

Luge[edit]

Ski jumping[edit]

Snowboarding[edit]

Speed skating[edit]

  • World Cup 5 in Nagano, Japan:
    • 500 m women:
    • 500 m men:
    • 1000 m women:
    • 1000 m men:
    • 100 m women:
    • 100 m men:

December 13, 2008 (Saturday)[edit]

American college football[edit]

Basketball[edit]

Cricket[edit]

Football (soccer)[edit]

Gymnastics[edit]

Handball[edit]

Rugby union[edit]

Swimming[edit]

Winter sports[edit]

Alpine skiing[edit]

Biathlon[edit]

Bobsleigh[edit]

Cross-country skiing[edit]

Curling[edit]

Figure skating[edit]

Luge[edit]

Skeleton[edit]

Ski jumping[edit]

Speed skating[edit]

December 12, 2008 (Friday)[edit]

American college football[edit]

Cricket[edit]

Rugby union[edit]

Swimming[edit]

Winter sports[edit]

Alpine skiing[edit]

Biathlon[edit]

Bobsleigh[edit]

Curling[edit]

Figure skating[edit]

Skeleton[edit]

December 11, 2008 (Thursday)[edit]

American football[edit]

Basketball[edit]

  • Euroleague, week 7:
    (teams in bold advance to the Top-16 round)

Cricket[edit]

Football (soccer)[edit]

Handball[edit]

Swimming[edit]

Winter sports[edit]

Curling[edit]

Figure skating[edit]

December 10, 2008 (Wednesday)[edit]

Baseball[edit]

  • According to reports from ESPN.com, CC Sabathia has signed a seven year, US $160 million deal with the New York Yankees. The deal, averaging out to nearly $23 million/year, will make Sabathia the highest paid pitcher in baseball history.

Basketball[edit]

Football (soccer)[edit]

Handball[edit]

Ice hockey[edit]

Winter sports[edit]

Curling[edit]

  • European Championships in Örnsköldsvik, Sweden:
    (teams in bold qualify to the play-off)
    • Men:
      • Round 8:
        •   Switzerland 7–4  Norway
          • Switzerland secures at least a tie for fourth place.
        •  France 5–6  Scotland
          • Scotland secures a play-off berth and eliminates France.
        •  Spain 2–9  Czech Republic
          • The Czechs win their 4th game in a row and remain in contention for a play-off berth.
        •  Germany 10–2  Sweden
          • Germany secures at least a tie for first place, while Sweden is eliminated.
        •  Ireland 5–11  Denmark
          • Denmark stay in contention for a play-off berth.
          • Standings with one round remaining: Germany 7–1, Norway, Scotland 6–2, Switzerland 5–3, Czech Republic, Denmark 4–4.
      • Round 9:
    • Women:

December 9, 2008 (Tuesday)[edit]

Baseball[edit]

Basketball[edit]

  • Euroleague, week 7:
    • Group C:
      • ALBA Berlin Germany 72–63 Fenerbahçe Ülker Turkey
        • Both teams are level in 4th place on 3–4, with identical head-to-heat record since Fenerbahçe won their first encounter 82–73.

Football (soccer)[edit]

Handball[edit]

Winter sports[edit]

Curling[edit]

December 8, 2008 (Monday)[edit]

American football[edit]

Baseball[edit]

Basketball[edit]

  • NBA news: The Minnesota Timberwolves fire head coach Randy Wittman. Kevin McHale is named Wittman's replacement in an effective demotion, as McHale had been the T-Wolves' vice president of basketball operations and had the final say on all player personnel decisions. Wittman is the fourth head coach axed this season, the most in league history before Christmas.

Football (soccer)[edit]

Cricket[edit]

  • England in India:
    • News: The English team arrive to Chennai for the first Test due to start there on Thursday, after it was decided on Sunday night at the team's training camp in Abu Dhabi to continue the tour.

Handball[edit]

Winter sports[edit]

Curling[edit]

December 7, 2008 (Sunday)[edit]

American football[edit]

Auto racing[edit]

Football (soccer)[edit]

Golf[edit]

Handball[edit]

Rugby union[edit]

Winter sports[edit]

Alpine skiing[edit]

Biathlon[edit]

Bobsleigh[edit]

Cross-country skiing[edit]

Curling[edit]

Luge[edit]

Nordic combined[edit]

Short track speed skating[edit]

Ski jumping[edit]

Speed skating[edit]

December 6, 2008 (Saturday)[edit]

American college football[edit]

Auto racing[edit]

Boxing[edit]

Football (soccer)[edit]

Handball[edit]

Rugby union[edit]

Winter sports[edit]

Alpine skiing[edit]

Biathlon[edit]

Bobsleigh[edit]

Cross-country skiing[edit]

Curling[edit]

Luge[edit]

Nordic combined[edit]

Short track speed skating[edit]

Ski jumping[edit]

Snowboarding[edit]

Speed skating[edit]