December 2012 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Dec 1 Ukranian Anna Ushenina wins the Women's World Chess Championship 2012
  • Dec 1 21st SEC Championship Game: #2 Alabama beats #3 Georgia, 32-28
  • Dec 1 8th ACC Championship Game: #13 Florida State beats Georgia Tech, 21-15

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 9 Juan Manuel Márquez knocks out Manny Pacquiao in round six for the WBO light welterweight title

  • Dec 10 78th Heisman Trophy Award: Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M (QB) (first freshman to win the award)
  • Dec 16 Corinthians defeat Chelsea 1-0 to win the 2012 FIFA Club World Cup
  • Dec 21 The NHL announces a further cancellation of games until January 14 bringing the total number of cancelled games to 625
  • Dec 22 Tomasz Adamek outpoints Steve Cunningham in a split decision in the IBF heavyweight title eliminator at the Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

Weddings in Sport

  • Dec 1 Philadelphia Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard (33) weds Philadelphia Eagles cheerleader Krystle Campbell in Maui, Hawaii
  • Dec 1 Minnesota Twins baseball catcher Joe Mauer (29) weds Maddie Bisanz at Nativity of Our Lord Catholic Church in St. Paul, Minnesota
  • Dec 12 Basketball player Amare Stoudemire (30) weds Alexis Welch in Manhattan
  • Dec 17 Minnesota Vikings football quarterback Christian Ponder (25) weds ESPN reporter Samantha Steele (27) in Hudson, Wisconsin

Deaths in Sport

  • Dec 1 Jovan Belcher, American football linebacker, commits suicide by gunshot at 25
  • Dec 4 Miguel Calero, Colombia footballer, dies from cerebral thrombosis at 41
  • Dec 9 Alexander Moulton, English engineer and bicycle designer (folding bicycle), dies at 92
  • Dec 14 Klaus Köste, German gymnast, dies at 69
  • Dec 19 Larry Morris, American NFL player, dies at 79
  • Dec 22 Arkady Vorobyev, Russian middle heavyweight (Olympic gold 1956, 60), dies at 88
  • Dec 25 Othmar Schneider, Austrian skier (Olympic gold 1952), dies at 84

Person of interestTony Greig

Dec 29 Tony Greig, English cricket captain, all-rounder (1972-77) and commentator, dies from a heart attack at 66

Cricketer and Commentator Tony Greig
Cricketer and Commentator
Tony Greig