December 2002 in Sport

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Events in Sport

  • Dec 1 91st Davis Cup: Russia beats France in Paris (3-2)
  • Dec 7 11th SEC Championship Game: #4 Georgia beats #22 Arkansas, 30-3

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 11 Joe Sakic scores his 500th career goal at Vancouver

NHL Legend Joe Sakic
NHL Legend
Joe Sakic
  • Dec 15 68th Heisman Trophy Award: Carson Palmer, USC (QB)

Weddings in Sport


HeartWedding of Interest

Dec 26 Los Angeles Lakers center Shaquille O'Neal (30) weds Shaunie Nelson at The Beverly Hills Hotel's Crystal Garden

Basketball Player Shaquille O'Neal
Basketball Player
Shaquille O'Neal

Deaths in Sport

  • Dec 1 Dave McNally, American baseball player, dies at 60

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Dec 5 Roone Arledge, American sports broadcasting pioneer, dies of prostate cancer at 71

Sports Broadcasting Pioneer and President of ABC Sports Roone Arledge
Sports Broadcasting Pioneer and President of ABC Sports
Roone Arledge
  • Dec 19 Arthur Rowley, English footballer. (b. 1926)