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Deaths in December

Deaths in December 2009:

Current sporting seasons

American football 2009

Auto racing 2009

  • GP2 Asia Series

Basketball 2009

  • NBA
  • NCAA Division I men
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  • Euroleague
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  • EuroChallenge
  • ASEAN Basketball League
  • Australia
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  • Italy
  • Philippines
    • Philippine Cup
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  • Spain
  • Turkey

Cricket 2009–2010

Football (soccer) 2009

National teams competitions
International clubs competitions
  • UEFA (Europe) Champions League
  • Europa League
  • UEFA Women's Champions League
  • CONCACAF (North & Central America) Champions League
  • OFC (Oceania) Champions League
Domestic (national) competitions
  • Australia
  • England
  • France
  • Germany
  • Iran
  • Italy
  • Scotland
  • Spain

Golf 2010

  • European Tour

Ice hockey 2009

  • National Hockey League

Rugby union 2009

  • Heineken Cup
  • European Challenge Cup
  • English Premiership
  • Celtic League
  • LV Cup
  • Top 14

Winter sports

  • Alpine Skiing World Cup
  • Biathlon World Cup
  • Bobsleigh World Cup
  • Cross-Country Skiing World Cup
  • Freestyle Skiing World Cup
  • Luge World Cup
  • Nordic Combined World Cup
  • Skeleton World Cup
  • Ski Jumping World Cup
  • Snowboarding World Cup
  • Speed Skating World Cup

See also: 2009 in sports, Portal:Sports and games

Days of the month

December 31, 2009 (Thursday)

American football

  • NCAA bowl games:
    • Bell Helicopters Armed Forces Bowl in Fort Worth:
      • Air Force 47, Houston 20
    • Brut Sun Bowl in El Paso:
      • Oklahoma 31, (21) Stanford 27
    • Texas Bowl in Houston:
      • Navy 35, Missouri 13
    • Insight Bowl in Tempe:
      • Iowa State 14, Minnesota 13
    • Chick-fil-A Bowl in Atlanta:
      • (11) Virginia Tech 37, Tennessee 14

Ice hockey

  • World Junior Championships in Saskatchewan, Canada: (teams in bold advance to the semifinals, teams in italics secure quarterfinals berths, teams in strike go to relegation round)
    • Group A in Saskatoon:
      • Switzerland  4–1  Slovakia
      • United States  4–5 (SO)  Canada
        • Canada rally from 2 goals down with 10 minutes remaining to tie the score in regulation time and then win the shootout 3–2.
        • Final standings: Canada 11 points, USA 10, Switzerland 6, Slovakia 3, Latvia 0.
    • Group B in Regina:
      • Sweden  7–1  Finland
      • Russia  5–2  Czech Republic
        • Final standings: Sweden 12 points, Russia 9, Finland 6, Czech Republic 3, Austria 0.
  • Spengler Cup Final in Davos, Switzerland:

December 30, 2009 (Wednesday)

American football

  • NCAA bowl games:
    • Roady's Humanitarian Bowl in Boise:
      • Idaho 43, Bowling Green 42
    • Pacific Life Holiday Bowl in San Diego:
      • (22) Nebraska 33, (20) Arizona 0

Cricket

  • England in South Africa:
    • 2nd Test in Durban, day 5:
      •  South Africa 343 and 133;  England 574/9d. England win by an innings and 98 runs, lead the 4-match series 1–0.
  • Pakistan in Australia:
    • 1st Test in Melbourne, day 5:
      •  Australia 454/5d and 225/8d;  Pakistan 258 and 251. Australia win by 170 runs, lead the 3-match series 1–0.

Ice hockey

  • World Junior Championships in Saskatchewan, Canada: (teams in italics secure quarterfinals berths, teams in strike go to relegation round)
    • Group A in Saskatoon:
      • Switzerland  7–5  Latvia
        • Standings: Canada, USA 9 points (3 games), Slovakia, Switzerland 3 (3), Latvia 0 (4).
    • Group B in Regina:
      • Finland  10–1  Austria
        • Standings: Sweden 9 points (3 games), Russia, Finland 6 (3), Czech Republic 3 (3), Austria 0 (4).

December 29, 2009 (Tuesday)

Alpine skiing

American football

Cricket

  • England in South Africa:
  • Pakistan in Australia:
    • 1st Test in Melbourne, day 4:
      •  Australia 454/5d and 225/8d (Shane Watson 120*, Mohammad Aamer 5/79);  Pakistan 258 and 170/3. Pakistan require another 252 runs with 7 wickets remaining.
        • Watson scores his maiden Test century and Australia's first hundred this summer, while Aamer becomes the youngest fast bowler in history to claim five-wickets in an innings.

Ice hockey

  • World Junior Championships in Saskatchewan, Canada: (teams in italics secure quarterfinals berths)
    • Group A in Saskatoon:
      • Latvia  1–12  United States
      • Canada  8–2  Slovakia
        • Standings: Canada, USA 9 points (3 games), Slovakia 3 (3), Switzerland 0 (2), Latvia 0 (3).
    • Group B in Regina:
      • Austria  1–7  Czech Republic
      • Sweden  4–1  Russia
        • Standings: Sweden 9 points (3 games), Russia 6 (3), Finland 3 (2), Czech Republic 3 (3), Austria 0 (3).

Ski jumping

December 28, 2009 (Monday)

Alpine skiing

American football

Cricket

  • England in South Africa:
    • 2nd Test in Durban, day 3:
      •  South Africa 343; England 386/5 (123.0 ov, Alastair Cook 118). England lead by 43 runs with 5 wickets remaining in the 1st innings.
  • Pakistan in Australia:
    • 1st Test in Melbourne, day 3:
      •  Australia 454/5d & 111/3 (34.0 ov);  Pakistan 258. Australia lead by 307 runs with 7 wickets remaining.

Ice hockey

December 27, 2009 (Sunday)

American football

Cricket

  • England in South Africa:
    • 2nd Test in Durban, day 2:
      •  South Africa 343;  England 103/1 (26.2 ov). England trail by 240 runs with 9 wickets remaining in the 1st innings.
  • Pakistan in Australia:
    • 1st Test in Melbourne, day 2:
      •  Australia 454/5d;  Pakistan 109/4. Pakistan trail by 345 runs with 6 wickets remaining in the 1st innings.
  • Sri Lanka in India:
    • 5th ODI in New Delhi:
      •  Sri Lanka 83/5 (23.3 ov). No result. India win the 5-match series 3–1.

Ice hockey

  • World Junior Championships in Saskatchewan, Canada:
    • Group A in Saskatoon:
      • United States  3–0  Switzerland
      • Slovakia  8–3  Latvia
        • Standings: USA 6 points (2 matches), Canada 3 (1), Slovakia 3 (2), Switzerland 0 (1), Latvia 0 (2).
    • Group B in Regina:
      • Austria  3–7  Sweden
      • Czech Republic  3–4  Finland
        • The Finns rally from 3-goal deficit with less than 3 minutes left in the second period.
        • Standings: Sweden 6 points (2 games), Russia, Finland 3 (1), Austria, Czech Republic 0 (2).

December 26, 2009 (Saturday)

American football

Cricket

  • England in South Africa:
  • Pakistan in Australia:

Ice hockey

December 25, 2009 (Friday)

American football

  • NFL Week 16: (team in bold clinches division title)

Basketball

December 24, 2009 (Thursday)

American football

Cricket

December 23, 2009 (Wednesday)

American football

Auto racing

  • Formula One news:
    • Seven-time champion Michael Schumacher announces he will come back from retirement and drive for Mercedes Grand Prix team in 2010 season. BBC

December 22, 2009 (Tuesday)

American football

Freestyle skiing

December 21, 2009 (Monday)

Alpine skiing

American football

Basketball

Cricket

  • Sri Lanka in India:
    • 3rd ODI in Cuttack:
      •  Sri Lanka 239 (44.2 overs);  India 242/3 (42.4 overs). India win by 7 wickets, lead the 5-match series 2–1.

Freestyle skiing

Ice hockey

December 20, 2009 (Sunday)

Alpine skiing

American football

Biathlon

  • World Cup 3 in Pokljuka, Slovenia:
    • 10 km Pursuit Women: 1 Svetlana Sleptsova (RUS) 34:03.2 (2 penalty loops) 2 Magdalena Neuner (GER) 34:39.5 (3) 3 Anna Bogaliy-Titovets (RUS) 34:46.4 (2)
      • Overall standings after 7 of 25 events: (1) Helena Jonsson (SWE) 342 points (2) Anna Carin Olofsson-Zidek (SWE) 298 (3) Sleptsova 272
      • Pursuit standings after 2 of 6 events: (1) Sleptsova 114 points (2) Jonsson 96 (3) Andrea Henkel (GER) 69
    • 12.5 km Pursuit Men: 1 Evgeny Ustyugov (RUS) 34:50.9 (2 penalty loops) 2 Roland Lessing (EST) 35:00.2 (0) 3 Simon Eder (AUT) 35:01.8 (2)
      • Overall standings after 7 of 25 events: (1) Tim Burke (USA) 253 points (2) Simon Fourcade (FRA) 246 (3) Christoph Sumann (AUT) 225
      • Pursuit standings after 2 of 6 events: (1) Eder 102 points (2) Ustyugov 100 (3) Burke 69

Bobsleigh

Cricket

  • England in South Africa:
  • West Indies in Australia:
    • 3rd Test in Perth, day 5:
      •  Australia 520/7d and 150;  West Indies 312 and 323. Australia win by 35 runs, win the 3-match series 2–0.

Cross-country skiing

Football (soccer)

  • Colombia Colombian Primera A Clausura Final, second leg: (first leg score in parentheses)

Freestyle skiing

  • World Cup in Changchun, China:
    • Men's aerials: 1 Jia Zongyang (CHN) 2 Qi Guangpu (CHN) 3 Anton Kushnir (BLR)
      • Standings after 2 of 6 events: (1) Kushnir 160 points (2) Jia 136 (3) Liu Zhongqing (CHN) 100
    • Women's aerials: 1 Xu Mengtao (CHN) 2 Guo Xinxin (CHN) 3 Zhang Zin (CHN)
      • Standings after 2 of 6 events: (1) Guo 180 points (2) Xu 160 (3) Li Nina (CHN) 100

Golf

Handball

Nordic combined

Rugby union

Ski jumping

Snowboarding

December 19, 2009 (Saturday)

Alpine skiing

American football

Biathlon

Bobsleigh

Cricket

  • England in South Africa:
  • West Indies in Australia:
    • 3rd Test in Perth, day 4:
      •  Australia 520/7d & 150;  West Indies 312 & 308/9 (91.0 ov). West Indies require another 51 runs with 1 wicket remaining.

Cross-country skiing

Football (soccer)

Freestyle skiing

  • World Cup in Changchun, China:
    • Men's aerials: 1 Anton Kushnir (BLR) 2 Liu Zhongqing (CHN) 3 Wu Chao (CHN)
    • Women's aerials: 1 Guo Xinxin (CHN) 2 Li Nina (CHN) 3 Xu Mengtao (CHN)

Nordic combined

  • World Cup in Ramsau, Austria:
    • HS98 / 10 km: 1 Jason Lamy Chappuis (FRA) 25:45.6 2 Tino Edelmann (GER) 25:47.7 3 Alessandro Pittin (ITA) 25:49.3
      • Overall standings (after 6 of 19 events): (1) Lamy-Chappuis 505 points (2) Edelmann 384 (3) Eric Frenzel (GER) 240

Rugby union

Ski jumping

Snowboarding

  • World Cup in Telluride, United States:
    • Men's snowboard cross: 1 Pierre Vaultier (FRA) 2 Robert Fagan (CAN) 3 Ross Powers (USA)
      • Standings after 2 of 7 events: (1) Vaultier 2000 points (2) Seth Wescott (USA) 1200 (3) Fagan 1090
    • Women's snowboard cross: 1 Maëlle Ricker (CAN) 2 Simona Meiller (SUI) 3 Dominique Maltais (CAN)
      • Standings after 2 of 7 events: (1) Ricker 2000 points (2) Maltais 1200 (3) Aleksandra Zhekova (BUL) 1160

Volleyball

  • NCAA Division I Women's Tournament:
    • Championship game in Tampa, Florida: Penn State 3, Texas 2.
      • The Nittany Lions rally from a 2-set deficit to win the title for the third straight time and extend their winning streak to 102 games.

December 18, 2009 (Friday)

Alpine skiing

American football

Cricket

  • England in South Africa:
  • West Indies in Australia:
    • 3rd Test in Perth, day 3:
      •  Australia 520/7d & 137/8 (47.0 ov);  West Indies 312. Australia lead by 345 runs with 2 wickets remaining.
  • Sri Lanka in India:

Handball

Ice hockey

Nordic combined

Rugby union

  • Amlin Challenge Cup pool stage, matchday 4: (teams in strike are eliminated)
    • Pool 2: Connacht Ireland 19–7 England Worcester Warriors
      • Standings: Connacht 17 points (4 matches), Montpellier 10 (3), Worcester 7 (4), Olympus Madrid 0 (3).
    • Pool 5: Montauban France 24–19 England Newcastle Falcons
      • Standings: Newcastle 15 points (4 matches), Montauban 12, Albi 5 (3), Padova 1 (3).

Six-red snooker

Ski jumping

Skeleton

Swimming

December 17, 2009 (Thursday)

American football

  • National Football League Week 15 Thursday Night Football (unbeaten team and division champion in bold):
    • Indianapolis Colts 35, Jacksonville Jaguars 31
      • The Colts extend their record regular-season win streak to 23, and become the third team in NFL history to start a season 14–0.

Basketball

Biathlon

  • World Cup 3 in Pokljuka, Slovenia:
    • 15 km Individual Women: 1 Helena Jonsson (SWE) 43:04.1 (0 penalties) 2 Anna Carin Olofsson-Zidek (SWE) 43:26.7 (1) 3 Anastasiya Kuzmina (SVK) 43:31.4 (1)
      • Overall standings after 5 of 25 events: (1) Jonsson 277 points (2) Olofsson-Zidek 234 (3) Olga Medvedtseva (RUS) 184
      • Individual standings after 2 of 4 events: (1) Jonsson 120 points (2) Olofsson-Zidek 108 (3) Valj Semerenko (UKR) 74
    • 20 km Individual Men: 1 Christoph Sumann (AUT) 52:19.8 (1 penalty) 2 Simon Fourcade (FRA) 52:34.0 (1) 3 Alexander Os (NOR) 52:50.5 (1)
      • Overall standings after 5 of 25 events: (1) Sumann 225 (2) Emil Hegle Svendsen (NOR) 206 (3) Tim Burke (USA) 181
      • Individual standings after 2 of 4 events: (1) Sumann 108 points (2) Burke 81 (3) Fourcade 79

Cricket

Football (soccer)

Handball

Rugby union

  • Amlin Challenge Cup pool stage, matchday 4: (teams in strike are eliminated)

Snowboarding

December 16, 2009 (Wednesday)

Basketball

Cricket

Football (soccer)

December 15, 2009 (Tuesday)

Basketball

Cricket

Football (soccer)

Handball

Snowboarding

December 14, 2009 (Monday)

American football

Cricket

  • Pakistan in New Zealand:
    • 3rd Test in Napier, day 4:
      •  Pakistan 223 & 347/4 (141.0 ov);  New Zealand 471. Pakistan lead by 99 runs with 6 wickets remaining.

December 13, 2009 (Sunday)

Alpine skiing

American football

Biathlon

Bobsleigh

Cricket

Cross-country skiing

  • World Cup in Davos, Switzerland:
    • Women's Sprint Freestyle: 1 Petra Majdič (SLO) 2 Marit Bjørgen (NOR) 3 Aino Kaisa Saarinen (FIN)
      • Overall standings (after 6 of 20 events): (1) Majdič 272 points (2) Saarinen 263 (3) Bjørgen 262
      • Sprint standings (after 3 events): (1) Majdič 200 points (2) Hanna Falk (SWE) 176 (3) Vesna Fabjan (SLO) 114
    • Men's Sprint Freestyle: 1 John Kristian Dahl (NOR) 2 Petter Northug (NOR) 3 Alexey Petukhov (RUS)
      • Overall standings (after 6 of 20 events): (1) Northug 240 points (2) Dahl 200 (3) Petukhov 160
      • Sprint standings (after 3 events): (1) Dahl 200 points (2) Petukhov 160 (3) Ola Vigen Hattestad (NOR) 160

Football (soccer)

  • CECAFA Cup in Kenya:
    • Third Place Playoff: 3 Zanzibar  1–0  Tanzania
    • Final: 1 Uganda  2–0 2  Rwanda
      • Uganda win the title for the second straight time and 11th overall.
  • South Asian Football Federation Cup Final in Dhaka, Bangladesh:
  • Argentina Primera División Argentina – Apertura, final matchday:
  • Uruguay Primera División Uruguaya – Apertura, final matchday:
  • Venezuela Primera División Venezolana – Apertura, final matchday:
  • Paraguay Primera División de Paraguay – Clausura, final matchday:
    • (1) Nacional 0–0 (6) Olimpia
    • (7) Tacuary 1–0 (2) Libertad
      • Standings: Nacional 41 points, Libertad 40.
        • Nacional win their seventh title after a break of 63 years.
  • Peru Campeonato Descentralizado playoff, second leg: (first leg score in parentheses)
  • Mexico Primera División de México Apertura Liguilla Final, second leg: (first leg score in parentheses)
    • Cruz Azul 1–2 (3–4) Monterrey. Monterrey win 6–4 on aggregate.
      • Monterrey win the title for the third time.

Golf

Handball

Luge

Nine-ball

Rugby union

Snooker

Snowboarding

  • World Cup in Seoul, South Korea:
    • Men's big air: 1 Gian-Luca Cavigelli (SUI) 2 Stefan Gimpl (AUT) 3 Markku Koski (FIN)
      • Standings (after 4 of 5 events): (1) Gimpl 3800 points (2) Cavigelli 3100 (3) Gjermund Braaten (NOR) 1460

Speed skating

Swimming

December 12, 2009 (Saturday)

Alpine skiing

American football

Basketball

Biathlon

Bobsleigh

Cricket

  • Pakistan in New Zealand:
  • Sri Lanka in India:
    • 2nd T20I in Chandigarh:
      •  Sri Lanka 206/7 (20/20 ov);  India 211/4 (19.1/20 ov). India win by 6 wickets. 2-match series drawn 1–1.

Cross-country skiing

Curling

  • European Championships in Aberdeen, Scotland:
  • Men, final:
    • 1 Sweden 6–5 2 Switzerland (11 ends)
      • Niklas Edin skips Sweden to their sixth title and the first since 2001.
    • Men, world challenge game 2:
      • Denmark 10–5 Netherlands
        • Denmark win best-of-3 series 2–0.
    • Women, final:
      • 2 Switzerland 5–7 1 Germany
        • Andrea Schöpp skips Germany to her seventh European title, and the first since 1998.
    • Women, world challenge game 2:
      • Finland 3–6 Latvia
        • Latvia win best-of-3 series 2–0.

Football (soccer)

Freestyle skiing

  • World Cup at Suomu, Finland:

Handball

Luge

Mixed martial arts

Nine-ball

Rugby union

Speed skating

Snooker

Swimming

December 11, 2009 (Friday)

Alpine skiing

American football

Biathlon

  • World Cup 2 in Hochfilzen, Austria:
    • 7.5 km Sprint Women: 1 Anna Carin Olofsson-Zidek (SWE) 23:10.8 (0 penalty loops) 2 Helena Jonsson (SWE) 23:21.9 (0) 3 Olga Zaitseva (RUS) 24:00.5 (1)
      • Overall standings after 3 of 25 events: (1) Jonsson 157 points (2) Olofsson-Zidek 146 (3) Olga Medvedtseva (RUS) 124
      • Sprint standings after 2 of 10 events: (1) Jonsson 97 points (2) Olofsson-Zidek 92 (3) Medvedtseva 92
    • 10 km Sprint Men: 1 Ole Einar Bjørndalen (NOR) 26:14.0 (0) 2 Nikolay Kruglov (RUS) 26:20.7 (0) 3 Evgeny Ustyugov (RUS) 26:24.1 (1)
      • Overall standings after 3 of 25 events: (1) Emil Hegle Svendsen (NOR) 146 points (2) Tim Burke (USA) 123 (3) Christoph Sumann (AUT) 122
      • Sprint standings after 2 of 10 events: (1) Bjørndalen 120 (2) Svendsen 86 (3) Sumann 74

Cricket

  • Pakistan in New Zealand:

Curling

  • European Championships in Aberdeen, Scotland:
    • Men, semifinal:
      • 3 Norway 5–8 Switzerland
        • Switzerland will play against Sweden in the Final.
    • Men, world challenge game 1:
      • Denmark 6–2 Netherlands
    • Women, semifinal:
      • 3 Denmark 5–6 Germany
        • Germany will meet Switzerland in the final.
    • Women, world challenge game 1:
      • Finland 4–6 Latvia

Football (soccer)

Freestyle skiing

Golf

  • Following a tumultuous two weeks in which he faced allegations of numerous extramarital affairs, Tiger Woods admits to infidelity and announces he is taking an indefinite leave from professional golf in an attempt to save his marriage. (ESPN)

Nine-ball

Rugby union

Skeleton

Speed skating

Snooker

Swimming

December 10, 2009 (Thursday)

American football

Basketball

Curling

  • European Championships in Aberdeen, Scotland: (teams in bold advance to the playoff, teams in italics clinch tiebreak berths, teams in strike are eliminated)
    • Women, draw 9:
      • Denmark 7–5 Scotland
      • Finland 2–7 Germany
      • Switzerland 6–7 Russia
      • Norway 2–10 Sweden
      • Italy 9–5 England
        • Final standings: Switzerland 7 wins, Denmark, Germany, Sweden, Russia 6, Scotland 5, Norway 4, Finland 3, Italy 2, England 0.
    • Men, tiebreak:
      • Scotland 7–2 France
    • Women, tiebreak:
      • Sweden 4–5 Russia
    • Men, playoffs: (seeding in parentheses)
      • (1) Norway 3–7 (2) Sweden
        • Sweden advance to the final, Norway go to semifinal
      • (3) Switzerland 7–3 (4) Scotland
        • Switzerland go to semifinal
    • Women, playoffs: (seeding in parentheses)
      • (1) Switzerland 8–5 (2) Denmark
        • Switzerland advance to the final, Denmark go to semifinal
      • (3) Germany 10–4 (4) Russia
        • Germany go to semifinal

Football (soccer)

Handball

  • World Women's Championship in China: (teams in bold advance to the Main Round, teams in strike are eliminated)
    • Group A:
    • Group B:
      • Thailand  25–18  Australia
      • Austria  31–32  Ukraine
      • Russia  23–21  Angola
        • Final standings: Russia 10 points, Austria, Angola ,Ukraine 6, Thailand 2, Australia 0.
    • Group C:
      • Tunisia  34–16  Chile
      • Norway  25–24  Romania
      • Hungary  35–28  Japan
        • Final standings: Norway 10 points, Romania 8, Hungary 6, Japan, Tunisia 3, Chile 0.
    • Group D:
      • Argentina  24–28  Kazakhstan
      • China  35–21  Côte d'Ivoire
      • Spain  28–27  South Korea
        • Final standings: Spain 10 points, Korea 8, China 6, Cote d'Ivoire 3, Kazakhstan 2, Argentina 1.

Nine-ball

Rugby union

Snooker

Swimming

December 9, 2009 (Wednesday)

Basketball

Cricket

  • Sri Lanka in India:
    • 1st T20I in Nagpur:
      •  Sri Lanka 215/5 (20/20 ov);  India 186/9 (20/20 ov). Sri Lanka win by 29 runs, lead the 2-match series 1–0.

Curling

  • European Championships in Aberdeen, Scotland: (teams in bold advance to the playoff, teams in italics secure tie break berth, teams in strike are eliminated)
    • Men, draw 8:
      • Switzerland 6–5 Scotland
      • Sweden 9–1 Finland
      • Czech Republic 3–9 Norway
      • Denmark 8–2 Italy
      • Germany 8–6 France
        • Standings: Norway, Sweden 7 wins, France, Scotland, Switzerland 5, Germany 4, Denmark 3, Czech Republic, Finland 2, Italy 0.
    • Women, draw 8:
      • Italy 9–10 Finland
      • Denmark 6–7 Switzerland
      • Norway 5–7 Scotland
      • England 7–8 Germany
      • Russia 4–5 Sweden
        • Standings: Switzerland 7 wins, Denmark, Germany, Russia, Scotland, Sweden 5, Norway 4, Finland 3, Italy 1, England 0.
    • Men, draw 9:
      • Sweden 3–10 Norway
      • Scotland 9–4 Italy
      • Finland 6–9 Germany
      • Czech Republic 4–10 France
      • Switzerland 7–3 Denmark
        • Final standings: Norway 8 wins, Sweden 7, Switzerland, Scotland, France 6, Germany 5, Denmark 3, Finland, Czech Republic 2, Italy 0.

Football (soccer)

Handball

  • World Women's Championship in China: (teams in bold advance to the Main Round, teams in strike are eliminated)
    • Group A:
    • Group B:
      • Angola  36–16  Thailand
      • Australia  7–40  Ukraine
      • Austria  19–32  Russia
        • Standings: Russia 8 points, Austria, Angola 6, Ukraine 4, Thailand, Australia 0.
    • Group C:
    • Group D:
      • Kazakhstan  22–30  Côte d'Ivoire
      • China  12–27  Spain
      • South Korea  36–15  Argentina
        • Standings: Spain, Korea 8 points, China 4, Cote d'Ivoire 3, Argentina 1, Kazakhstan 0.

Snooker

December 8, 2009 (Tuesday)

Cricket

  • West Indies in Australia:
  • ICC Intercontinental Shield:
    •  Namibia v  United Arab Emirates in Windhoek, day 4:
      • Namibia 369 & 237; United Arab Emirates 297 & 311/6 (64.1 ov, Khurram Khan 109). United Arab Emirates win by 4 wickets.
        • Standings (1 match each): Uganda 20 points, UAE 14, Namibia 6, Bermuda 0.

Curling

  • European Championships in Aberdeen, Scotland: (teams in bold advance to the playoff, teams in italics secure tie break berth, teams in strike are eliminated)
    • Men, draw 6:
      • Czech Republic 5–10 Sweden
      • Germany 7–10 Scotland
      • Switzerland 13–4 Italy
      • France 7–5 Norway
      • Denmark 9–3 Finland
        • Standings: Scotland, Norway, Sweden, France 5 wins, Switzerland 3, Czech Republic, Finland, Germany 2, Denmark 1, Italy 0.
    • Women, draw 6:
      • Norway 9–3 Denmark
      • Russia 7–8 Finland
      • Italy 4–7 Germany
      • Sweden 2–8 Scotland
      • England 2–8 Switzerland
        • Standings: Russia, Switzerland 5 wins, Sweden, Denmark 4, Germany, Scotland, Norway 3, Finland 2, Italy 1, England 0.
    • Men, draw 7:
      • Italy 1–9 Germany
      • Czech Republic 4–7 Denmark
      • Sweden 6–5 France
      • Finland 2–8 Switzerland
      • Scotland 5–9 Norway
        • Standings: Norway, Sweden 6 wins, France, Scotland 5, Switzerland 4, Germany 3, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland 2, Italy 0.
    • Women, draw 7:
      • Germany 6–3 Russia
      • Norway 9–7 England
      • Denmark 5–4 Sweden
      • Switzerland 10–6 Italy
      • Finland 4–7 Scotland
        • Standings: Switzerland 6 wins, Denmark, Russia 5, Scotland, Sweden, Norway, Germany 4, Finland 2, Italy 1, England 0.

Football (soccer)

  • CECAFA Cup in Kenya:
  • UEFA Champions League group stage, Matchday 6: (teams in bold advance to the round of 16, teams in italics advance to the round of 32 in Europa League, teams in strike are eliminated)

Snooker

December 7, 2009 (Monday)

American football

Baseball

Cricket

  • West Indies in Australia:
  • ICC Intercontinental Shield:

Curling

  • European Championships in Aberdeen, Scotland:
    • Women, draw 4:
      • England 3–10 Sweden
      • Scotland 3–6 Russia
      • Germany 10–5 Norway
      • Finland 4–6 Switzerland
      • Denmark 8–2 Italy
        • Standings: Russia 4 wins, Denmark, Sweden, Switzerland 3, Germany, Scotland, Norway 2, Italy 1, England, Finland 0.
    • Men, draw 5:
      • Norway 9–7 Finland
      • France 7–5 Switzerland
      • Denmark 3–8 Scotland
      • Italy 2–8 Sweden
      • Czech Republic 4–7 Germany
        • Standings: Norway 5 wins, France, Scotland, Sweden 4, Czech Republic, Finland, Germany, Switzerland 2, Denmark, Italy 0.
    • Women, draw 5:
      • Scotland 5–11 Switzerland
      • Sweden 7–5 Italy
      • England 3–10 Finland
      • Germany 4–7 Denmark
      • Norway 5–9 Russia
        • Standings: Russia 5 wins, Denmark, Sweden, Switzerland 4, Germany, Scotland, Norway 2, Finland, Italy 1, England 0.

Football (soccer)

Handball

  • World Women's Championship in China: (teams in bold advance to the Main Round)
    • Group A:
    • Group B:
      • Ukraine  41–13  Thailand
      • Angola  21–28  Austria
      • Russia  48–8  Australia
        • Standings: Russia, Austria 6 points, Angola 4, Ukraine 2, Australia, Thailand 0.
    • Group C:
    • Group D:
      • Côte d'Ivoire  19–19  Argentina
      • South Korea  33–25  China
      • Spain  30–12  Kazakhstan
        • Standings: Spain, Korea 6 points, China 4, Cote d'Ivoire, Argentina 1, Kazakhstan 0.

Ice hockey

Snooker

December 6, 2009 (Sunday)

Alpine skiing

American football

Auto racing

Badminton

Biathlon

Bobsleigh

Cricket

  • Sri Lanka in India:
  • Pakistan in New Zealand:
  • West Indies in Australia:
  • ICC Intercontinental Shield:
    •  Namibia v  United Arab Emirates in Windhoek, day 2:
      • Namibia 369; United Arab Emirates 185/3 (58.0 ov). United Arab Emirates trail by 184 runs with 7 wickets remaining in the 1st innings.

Cross-country skiing

Curling

  • European Championships in Aberdeen, Scotland: (unbeaten teams in bold)
    • Men, draw 3:
      • Scotland 2–3 Czech Republic
      • Denmark 5–7 Sweden
      • France 11–6 Finland
      • Switzerland 10–3 Germany
      • Norway 8–6 Italy
    • Women, draw 3:
      • Finland 3–8 Norway
      • England 7–11 Denmark
      • Sweden 7–6 Switzerland
      • Italy 5–11 Russia
      • Scotland 5–2 Germany
        • Standings: Russia 3 wins, Denmark, Scotland, Sweden, Switzerland, Norway 2, Italy, Germany 1, England, Finland 0.
    • Men, draw 4:
      • Denmark 6–7 France
      • Norway 10–2 Germany
      • Italy 6–7 Czech Republic
      • Scotland 15–1 Finland
      • Sweden 6–5 Switzerland
        • Standings: Norway 4 wins, France, Scotland, Sweden 3, Czech Republic, Finland, Switzerland 2, Germany 1, Denmark, Italy 0.

Field hockey

  • Men's Champions Trophy in Melbourne, Australia:
    • Fifth place match: England  2–5  Spain
    • Third place match: Netherlands  2–4 3  Korea
    • Final: 1 Australia  5–3 2  Germany
      • The Kookaburras rally from 3–1 half-time deficit to win the Trophy for a record 10th time.

Figure skating

Football (soccer)

Golf

Handball

Luge

Nordic combined

Ski jumping

Snooker

Snowboarding

  • World Cup in Limone Piemonte, Italy:
    • Men's parallel slalom: Cancelled
    • Women's parallel slalom: Cancelled

Speed skating

Tennis

December 5, 2009 (Saturday)

Alpine skiing

American football

  • NCAA Division I FBS (unbeaten teams in bold):
    • Conference championship games (BCS rankings in parentheses):
      • SEC Championship Game in Atlanta: (2) Alabama 32, (1) Florida 13
        • The Crimson Tide book a spot in the National Championship Game, with Mark Ingram running for three touchdowns. Florida's consolation prize is likely to be the Sugar Bowl.
      • Big 12 Championship Game in Arlington, Texas: (3) Texas 13, (22) Nebraska 12
        • Hunter Lawrence's 46-yard field goal with :01 left in the game seals the Big 12 title for the Longhorns, and will likely earn them a berth in the National Championship Game.
      • ACC Championship Game in Tampa, Florida: (10) Georgia Tech 39, Clemson 34
        • Johnathan Dwyer's 15-yard touchdown run with 1:20 left gives the Yellow Jackets their first outright conference title since 1990 and a trip to the Orange Bowl.
      • Conference USA Championship in Greenville, North Carolina: East Carolina 38, (21) Houston 32
    • Other BCS Top 10 games:
      • (5) Cincinnati 45, (15) Pittsburgh 44
        • After the Panthers score a touchdown with 1:36 left for a 44–38 lead, the snap is bobbled on the extra point attempt, allowing Tony Pike to lead a 4-play 61-yard drive capped by a 29-yard touchdown pass to Armon Binns. With the win, the Bearcats earn the Big East automatic BCS bowl berth.
      • (6) Boise State 42, New Mexico State 7
        • The Broncos complete their second consecutive unbeaten regular season and third in the last four years, but are not assured of a BCS bowl berth, because TCU is higher in the BCS rankings, and only one "non-BCS conferences" champion can earn an automatic BCS bowl berth.
    • Played earlier this week: (7) Oregon
    • Regular season completed: (4) TCU, (8) Ohio State, (9) Iowa
    • Other games:
      • Arizona 21, (18) USC 17
      • Washington 42, (19) California 10
  • NCAA Division I FCS:

Biathlon

Bobsleigh

Cricket

Cross-country skiing

  • World Cup in Düsseldorf, Germany:
    • Women's Sprint Freestyle: 1 Hanna Falk (SWE) 2 Natalia Korosteleva (RUS) 3 Vesna Fabjan (SLO)
    • Men's Sprint Freestyle: 1 Alexey Petukhov (RUS) 2 Anders Gløersen (NOR) 3 Eirik Brandsdal (NOR)

Curling

  • European Championships in Aberdeen, Scotland: (unbeaten teams in bold)
    • Men, draw 1:
      • Germany 8–5 Denmark (9 ends)
      • Italy 5–6 France
      • Norway 8–7 Switzerland (11 ends)
      • Sweden 2–3 Scotland
      • Finland 9–8 Czech Republic (11 ends)
    • Women, draw 1:
      • Russia 8–5 England
      • Germany 7–4 Sweden (9 ends)
      • Scotland 6–11 Italy (9 ends)
      • Denmark 9–4 Finland (9 ends)
      • Switzerland 6–4 Norway (9 ends)
    • Men, draw 2:
      • Finland 9–7 Italy
      • Switzerland 9–6 Czech Republic
      • Germany 4–10 Sweden (8 ends)
      • Norway 8–5 Denmark (9 ends)
      • France 2–5 Scotland
    • Women, draw 2:
      • Switzerland 10–2 Germany (7 ends)
      • Italy 6–7 Norway (11 ends)
      • Russia 10–1 Denmark (6 ends)
      • Scotland 7–4 England (9 ends)
      • Sweden 9–2 Finland (8 ends)

Field hockey

Figure skating

Football (soccer)

Handball

Luge

Nordic combined

Rugby union

Speed skating

Ski jumping

Snooker

Tennis

December 4, 2009 (Friday)

Alpine skiing

American football

Basketball

Cricket

  • Sri Lanka in India:
  • Pakistan in New Zealand:
  • West Indies in Australia:
  • England in South Africa:
    • 5th ODI in Durban:
      • Match abandoned without a ball bowled. England win the 5-match series 2–1.

Figure skating

Football (soccer)

Skeleton

Speed skating

Tennis

December 3, 2009 (Thursday)

American football

  • NFL Week 13:
  • NCAA Division I FBS BCS Top 10:
    • The Civil War: (7) Oregon 37, (16) Oregon State 33
      • The Civil War game decides the Pac-10 Champion for the first time ever as Oregon clinches its first trip to the Rose Bowl Game in 15 years. The game also sees Oregon running back LeGarrette Blount return from a suspension after punching a Boise State player immediately after the Ducks' first game.
  • Division I FCS news:
    • Hofstra University votes to close its football program after this season, citing large monetary losses. The school becomes the second in the Colonial Athletic Association to drop the sport in the last two weeks, following Northeastern. Current scholarship holders can keep their scholarships; those who seek to transfer to other schools may do so with the transfer waiting period waived. (ESPN)

Basketball

Biathlon

Cricket

  • Sri Lanka in India:
    • 3rd Test in Mumbai, day 2:
      •  Sri Lanka 393;  India 443/1 (79.0 ov, Virender Sehwag 284*). India lead by 50 runs with 9 wickets remaining in the 1st innings.
        • Sehwag's score is the highest in one day of a Test match in 76 years and third highest ever. He also becomes the eighth player in history who scores six Test double-centuries, and reaches the 200 mark in 168 balls, the second fastest ever.
  • Pakistan in New Zealand:

Field hockey

Figure skating

Football (soccer)

December 2, 2009 (Wednesday)

Basketball

Biathlon

Cricket

Football (soccer)

December 1, 2009 (Tuesday)

Field hockey

Football (soccer)



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