Events in Sport in December 2017

  • Dec 4 New York Giants fire head coach Ben McAdoo and manager Jerry Reese after a 2–10 start
  • Dec 5 Russia is banned from the next Winter Olympics in South Korea over state-sponsored doping

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Dec 7 Ballon d'Or: Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo wins his 5th award to equal Lionel Messi's record; 2nd consecutive win for Ronaldo

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Cristiano Ronaldo
  • Dec 7 Former US gymnastics physician Larry Nasser is sentenced to 60 years on child pornography charges
  • Dec 10 Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz is out for the season after injuring his knee in 43-35 win over Los Angeles Rams in Los Angeles
  • Dec 17 Brazilian footballer and former AC Milan and Real Madrid player Kaka retires
  • Dec 18 Australia regains cricket's Ashes against England, winning by an innings to take 3 game lead at the Wacca in Perth
  • Dec 27 Raheem Sterling scores to give Manchester City 1-0 win over Newcastle United at St. James' Park; EPL record 18th consecutive win; streak ends with 0-0 draw at Crystal Palace 31/12
  • Dec 31 Cleveland Browns crash to a 28-24 loss to Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field to become only the 2nd team in NFL history to finish season with 0-16 record