BBC Sport's 2015 advent calendar

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Every day in the run-up to Christmas BBC Sport picked out a memorable moment from the 2015 sporting year.

24 December - Bronze's beauty

Lucy Bronze scores a stunning long-range effort to give England a 2-1 victory against Norway in the Women's World Cup in Canada.

23 December - Rutherford's golden grand slam

Rutherford secures golden grand slam

Great Britain's Greg Rutherford wins long jump gold at the World Athletics Championships in Beijing to claim all four major titles.

22 December - Sanchez's screamer

Sanchez screamer doubles Arsenal's lead

Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez scores a stunning 25-yard strike during the Gunners' 4-0 victory over Aston Villa in the FA Cup final at Wembley.

21 December - Ennis-Hill's heroics

Watch Ennis-Hill win heptathlon gold

Olympic champion Jessica Ennis-Hill secures heptathlon gold at the World Championships in Beijing.

20 December - Brilliant Bolt

Usain Bolt wins 100m gold at World Championships 2015

Usain Bolt upsets the form books to beat Justin Gatlin to gold in the 100m at the World Athletics Championships in Beijing.

19 December - Rooney's speech

Watch Rooney's dressing-room speech

Wayne Rooney makes a speech in the dressing room after breaking Sir Bobby Charlton's England goalscoring record, describing it as a "huge moment".

18 December - Beckham's top catch

Advent calendar: Catch it like Beckham

Former England football captain David Beckham proves he is adept with his hands as well as his feet at Wimbledon, much to the delight of the Centre Court crowd.

17 December - Savage Stayin' Alive

Robbie Savage 'staying alive' in Match of the Day 2 studio

Relive Robbie Savage, resplendent in John Travolta-style white trousers, filming behind-the-scenes on the Match of the Day 2 set on his phone to the Bee Gees' Stayin' Alive track.

16 December - Sneaky free-kick

Sneaky free-kick baffles Gunners

Notts County Ladies' Ellen White finishes off a well-worked free-kick in their 1-1 draw against Arsenal Ladies in the WSL 1.

15 December - Rosberg throws cap

Advent calendar: Rosberg throws cap

Nico Rosberg throws his podium cap at Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton following the Briton's world title victory in the US Grand Prix.

14 December - 45-yard goal

Player scores amazing five-second goal from opposition kick-off

Julian Koch scores an amazing goal for German side FC St Pauli just five seconds after the opposition kick off.

13 December - 'You are an ostrich'

Nigel Pearson rants at journalist

Former Leicester manager Nigel Pearson has an angry news conference when he takes exception to a journalist's question, calling him "stupid", "daft" and an "ostrich".

12 December - Chase's 'magic pass'

Rangi Chase 'magic pass' sets up Salford try

Rangi Chase performs a superb behind-the-back pass as he sets up Salford's Josh Griffin to score in the Super League.

11 December - It's Pomicide

Advent calendar: It's Pomicide

Relive one of the most astonishing days in Ashes history through our very own Pint-Sized Ashes.

10 December - The FA Cup's greatest shock?

League One Bradford stun Chelsea by fighting back from two goals down to win 4-2 at Stamford Bridge in what is arguably the greatest shock in the history of the FA Cup.

9 December - Epic ski jumps

Ski jump world record broken twice in two days

The men's ski jump world record is broken twice in two days at a World Cup event in Vikersund, Norway.

8 December - Outrageous Federer

Federer's outrageous 'hot dog' lob

Roger Federer performs an outrageous 'hot dog' lob during his second-round match with Sam Querrey at Wimbledon.

7 December - Angry Crooks

Garth Crooks criticises 'petulant' referee Mike Dean

Final Score pundit Garth Crooks strongly criticises referee Mike Dean after he showed a red card to Arsenal player Gabriel for violent conduct during their 2-0 defeat by Chelsea.

6 December - Lizzie Jones' tribute

Danny Jones: Widow Lizzie Jones sings Abide With Me

Lizzie Jones, whose husband and Wales international Danny Jones died in may, sings an emotional rendition of Abide With Me at Wembley before the Challenge Cup final.

5 December - Amazing somersault

Newton's amazing somersault touchdown

Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton scores a spectacular somersault touchdown during his team's 24-10 victory over the Houston Texans.

4 December - Bolt wiped out

Bolt wiped out by cameraman

Double sprint world champion Usain Bolt is knocked over by a cameraman who loses control of his motorised scooter.

3 December - Forgetful Ding

Ding Junhui makes a mess of 147 chance

China's Ding Junhui misses out on a 147 break at the World Snooker Championship as he appears to forget he is on for a maximum.

2 December - Bad stretcher bearers

The worst ever stretcher bearers?

Ergotelis player Leonardo Koutris is given some rough treatment by two stretcher bearers during his side's match with AE Larissa in the Greek second division.

1 December - Incredible Lloyd

Carli Lloyd scores an incredible goal from the halfway line for the USA against Japan in the Women's World Cup final in Vancouver.

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