On This Day

Year 2002 in Sports History (Part 2)

Events in Sport

  • Oct 27 World Series Baseball: Anaheim beats San Francisco Giants, 4-1 in Game 7 at Edison Field to win Angels' first title; MVP: Anaheim 1st baseman Troy Glaus
  • Nov 2 14th College Football Holy War: Boston College beats Notre Dame 14-7 in South Bend

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 2 Mark Messier plays his 1,616th NHL game, a 3-2 Rangers loss against the St. Blues, to move into 2nd place on the all-time games played list; passes Larry Murphy and ends career with 1,756 games, just 11 shy of Gordie Howe

NHL Legend Mark Messier
NHL Legend
Mark Messier

Sport awardFederation Cup

Nov 3 Federation Cup Women's Tennis, Gran Canaria, Spain: Janette Husárová beats Spaniard Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 6-0, 6-2 to give Slovakia their first title, 3-1

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 11 Belgian tennis star Kim Clijsters beats American Serena Williams 7–5, 6–3 to win the season-ending WTA Tour Championship at the Staples Center, Los Angeles

Tennis Player Serena Williams
Tennis Player
Serena Williams
Tennis Player Kim Clijsters
Tennis Player
Kim Clijsters
  • Nov 17 54th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Tony Stewart wins
  • Nov 17 Australian Leyton Hewitt scores back-to-back season-ending Tennis Masters Cup titles with a classic 7–5, 7–5, 2–6, 2–6, 6–4 victory over Spaniard Juan Carlos Ferrero in Shanghai, China
  • Nov 23 67th Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 17-7 in Tuscaloosa
  • Nov 24 CFL Grey Cup, Commonwealth Stadium, Edmonton: Montreal Alouettes beat Edmonton Eskimos, 25-16; Don Matthews' 5th Grey Cup title as a head coach
  • Dec 1 Davis Cup Tennis, Paris: Mikhail Youzhny beats Paul-Henri Mathieu 3-6, 2-6, 6-3, 7-5, 6-4 to give Russia 3-2 win over France; only time in event history that a 2-set deficit turned around in a live 5th rubber of a Final
  • Dec 7 11th SEC Championship Game: #4 Georgia beats #22 Arkansas, 30-3

Sports record brokenNHL Record

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

NHL Legend Joe Sakic
NHL Legend
Joe Sakic

Sport awardFootball Awards

Dec 12 Ballon d'Or: Inter/Real Madrid forward Ronaldo is named best football player in Europe for a second time ahead of Real Madrid left back Roberto Carlos and Bayern Munich goalkeeper Oliver Kahn

Football Star Ronaldo
Football Star
Ronaldo
  • Dec 15 68th Heisman Trophy Award: Carson Palmer, USC (QB)

Weddings in Sport


Deaths in Sport