December 2008 in sports

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Deaths[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]

  • World Cup 3 in Hochfilzen, Austria:
    • Men's 4 x 7.5 km relay: (1)  Austria 1:21:23.18 0+1 0+4 (2)  Sweden 1:22:34.33 +1:11.2 0+3 1+9 (3)  France 1:22:39.44 +1:16.3 0+2 0+3
    • Women's 4 x 6 km relay: (1)  Russia 1 hr 14 min 00.3 sec, (2)  Germany at 1:43.4, (3)  France 2:13.8

Bobsleigh[edit]

Cross-country skiing[edit]

  • World Cup in Düsseldorf, Germany:
    • Team sprint freestyle men: (1)  Norway 17:37.0 (2)  Sweden 17:37.0 (3)  Russia 17:37.7
    • Team sprint freestyle women: (1)  Russia 9:35.5 (2)  Norway 9:35.7 (3)  Germany 9:37.3

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]

  • European Championships in Örnsköldsvik, Sweden:
    (All times CET)
    • Men:
      • Play-off:
        • (1)  Germany 7–9 (2)  Norway
          • Norway advance to the final; Germany go to the semifinal.
        • (3)  Scotland 6–2 (4)   Switzerland
          • Scotland go to the semifinal.
      • Division B play-off:
        •  Italy 3–8  Finland
          • Finland advance to the final; Italy go to the semifinal.
        •  Hungary 9–8  Netherlands
          • Hungary go to the semifinal.
    • Women:
      • Round 9:
        (teams in bold qualify to the play-off)
        •  Netherlands 3–8   Switzerland
        •  Scotland 9–4  England
        •  Germany 6–4  Russia
        •  Denmark 5–4  Czech Republic
        •  Italy 2–9  Sweden
          • Final standings: Switzerland, Sweden 7–2, Denmark, Germany 6–3, Italy, Scotland 5–4, Russia 4–5, Netherlands, England 2–7, Czech Republic 1–8.
      • Tie break for 8th place:
        •  Netherlands 6–7  England
          • England will play against the winner of division B for a berth in 2009 World Championship.
      • Play-off:
        • (1)   Switzerland 8–4 (2)  Sweden
          • Switzerland advance to the final; Sweden go to the semifinal.
        • (3)  Denmark 8–7 (4)  Germany
          • Denmark go to the semifinal.
      • Division B play-off:
        •  Finland 6–10  Norway
          • Norway advance to the final; Finland go to the semifinal.
        •  Hungary 6–4  Poland
          • Hungary go to the semifinal.

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:
        •  France 5–3  Czech Republic
        •  Germany 5–7  Denmark
        •  Norway 7–6  Sweden
        •  Scotland 13–2  Ireland
        •   Switzerland 14–4  Spain
          • Switzerland secures a play-off berth.
          • Final standings: Germany, Norway, Scotland 7–2, Switzerland 6–3, Denmark 5–4, Czech Republic, France 4–5, Sweden 3–6, Ireland, Spain 1–8.
            • Top seven teams qualify to 2009 World Championship. Sweden will play against the winner of division B for another berth.
    • Women:
      • Round 8:
        •  Scotland 6–9  Germany
        •   Switzerland 7–4  Sweden
          • Both teams secure at least a tie for a play-off berth.
        •  Denmark 7–5  England
        •  Netherlands 5–7  Italy
        •  Russia 10–9  Czech Republic
          • Russia wins in 11 ends and stays in contention for a play-off berth.
          • Standings with one round remaining: Sweden, Switzerland 6–2, Denmark, Germany, Italy 5–3, Russia, Scotland 4–4.

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]

  • European Championships in Örnsköldsvik, Sweden:
    (teams in bold qualify to the play-off)
    • Men:
      • Round 7:
        •  Spain 1–8  Sweden
        •  Ireland 4–9  Norway
        •  Scotland 7–4  Denmark
        •  Czech Republic 8–7   Switzerland
        •  Germany 5–4  France
          • Leaders after 7 rounds (2 remaining): Germany, Norway 6–1, Scotland 5–2, Switzerland 4–3
    • Women:
      • Round 6:
        •   Switzerland 9–4  Russia
        •  Italy 9–7  Scotland
        •  England 8–3  Czech Republic
        •  Germany 13–4  Sweden
          • First defeat for Sweden.
        •  Netherlands 3–7  Denmark
      • Round 7:
        •  Italy 7–8  Czech Republic
        •  Germany 6–7  Denmark
        •  Russia 5–8  Sweden
        •  Scotland 10–3  Netherlands
        •   Switzerland 12–1  England
          • Leaders after 7 rounds (2 remaining): Sweden 6–1, Switzerland 5–2, Denmark, Germany, Italy, Scotland 4–3

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]

  • World Cup in La Clusaz, France
    • Men's 4x10 km relay: (1)  Norway 1:39:01.0 (2)  Sweden 1:39:03.2 +02.20 (3)  France 1:39:07.6 +06.60
    • Women's 4x5 km relay: (1)  Finland 1:00:46.3 (2)  Sweden 1:01:19.7 +33.39 (3)  Norway 1:01:20.8 +34.50

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]

December 5, 2008 (Friday)[edit]

American football[edit]

Cricket[edit]

  • England in India:
    • News: The England cricket team is training in Abu Dhabi, while ECB officials and a security advisor inspect the security conditions in Chennai and Mohali, the cities scheduled to host the two Test matches. The delegation is due to report its findings to the team on Sunday, and then a decision should be made whether the tour will continue with the first Test in Chennai next Thursday.

Football (soccer)[edit]

Handball[edit]

Rugby union[edit]

Winter sports[edit]

Alpine skiing[edit]

Skeleton[edit]

December 4, 2008 (Thursday)[edit]

American football[edit]

Basketball[edit]

Football (soccer)[edit]