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Sports News and Highlights

Automobile Racing

Jackie Stewart won the Formula 1 World Driving Championship.

David Pearson won the NASCAR Grand National Championship.

[All Auto Racing Highlights]


The Oakland Athletics captured the World Series for the second year in a row.

[All Baseball Highlights]


The New York Knicks defeated the Los Angeles Lakers 4 games to 1 to win the NBA Championship.

UCLA won its seventh straight NCAA Championship.

[All Basketball Highlights]


George Foreman won the World Heavyweight title from Joe Frazier in Kingston, Jamaica, on January 22.

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Buffalo Bills running back O. J. Simpson set a new NFL single-season rushing record by gaining 2,003 yards, 200 of which came in the final game of the regular season.

Penn State running back John Cappelletti, who led his team to an 11-0 season and an Orange Bowl victory over Louisiana State, was awarded the Heisman Trophy.

[All Football Highlights]

Horse Racing

Secretariat became the first Triple Crown winner since Citation in 1948.

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Ice Hockey

The Montreal Canadiens defeated the Chicago Black Hawks four games to two to capture their 17th Stanley Cup.

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Bob Cochran, from the University of Vermont, (below) won the downhill events at both the U.S. Alpine and NCAA championships.

Bob Cochran

Speed Skating

Atje Keulen-Deelstra, of the Netherlands, (below) won the Women's World Speed Skating Championship. The Men's Championship was won by Goeran Claesson, of Sweden.

Atje Keulen-Deelstra


East German swimmer Kornelia Ender sets a new world record of 1:02.31 in the 100-meter butterfly. She also set a new world record for the 100-meter freestyle, of 0:57.54.
Kornelia Ender

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