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Events in Sport in December 2012

  • Dec 1 Ukranian Anna Ushenina beats Antoaneta Stefanova of Bulgaria, 3½-2½ in 2 rapid tie breaks to win the World Women's Chess Championship in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia
  • 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
  • Dec 1 Ex-England soccer captain David Beckham leaves LA Galaxy triumphantly with a second MLS Cup winner's medal after a 3-1 win over Houston Dynamo in Carson, CA; final game of a 6-year stint in US

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Dec 1 FC Barcelona with 13 wins and a draw sets new La Liga start to Spanish football season record; Lionel Messi scores twice in 5-1 win over Athletic Bilbao; pass Real Madrid's 1991-92 season mark

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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