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Torres lights the flame to open the 12th Central
American-Caribbean Games, which were held in Santo
Domingo, Dominican Republic, from February 27 to March
13. The games drew 1,928 athletes from 23 nations who
participated in 18 sports.
Athletes from 39 nations participated in the 10th Commonwealth Games, which were held in Christchurch, New Zealand, from January 24 to February 2.
Richard Petty won the Daytona 500, on February 17.
Johnny Rutherford won the Indianapolis 500, on May 26.
On October 3, Frank Robinson signed a one-year contract to manage the Cleveland Indians, making him the first black manager of a Major League team.
The Oakland A's won their third consecutive World Series by defeating the Los Angeles Dodgers 4 games to 1, October 12-17.
UCLA's streak of 7 straight NCAA Championships came to an end with a double-overtime, semifinal game loss to North Carolina, which went on to defeat Marquette in the final game.
The Boston Celtics defeated the Milwaukee Bucks 4 games to 3 to win the NBA Championship.
Oklahoma was voted #1 team in the NCAA in both the AP and UPI polls.
The Pittsburg Steelers defeated the Minnesota Vikings 16-6 in Super Bowl IX.
Hale Irwin won the U. S. Open Golf Championship, on June 16.
Angel Cordera rode Cannonade to victory in the Kentucky Derby, on May 4.
The Philadelphia Flyers defeated the Boston Bruins 4 games to 2 to win the Stanley Cup; the final game was played on May 19.
West Germany defeated the Netherlands 2-1 in the World Cup final, in Munich, West Germany, on July 7.
Gerd Mueller and Paul Breitner celebrate West
Germany's World Cup win.
Jimmy Connors defeated Ken Rosewall 6-1, 6-0, 6-1, in the most one-sided score ever recorded in the U. S. Open men's singles finals at Forest Hills, New York, on September 9. Billie Jean King won the women's singles title.
Jimmy Connors hoists the U. S. Open trophy.
Chris Evert and Jimmy Connors won their respective singles' titles at Wimbledon
The U. S. yacht Courageous defeated Australia's Southern Cross to win the America's Cup, on September 17.
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