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Events in Sport in December 2002

  • 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)