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Sports News and Highlights


Donnie Allison won the Daytona 500, on February 20.

A. J. Foyt won the Indianapolis 500, on May 29.

[All Auto Racing Highlights]


The New York Yankees defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers 4 games to 2 to win the World Series.

Lou Brock broke Ty Cobb's career stolen bases record during the season, and ended the season with a total of 900.

A team from Taipei, Taiwan, defeated a team from El Cajon, California, to win the Little League World Series.

[All Baseball Highlights]


The Portland Trail Blazers won the NBA Championship, on June 5.


The U. S. yacht Courageous defeated the Australian yacht Australia in four straight races to keep the America's Cup in the United States. The races were held off Newport, Rhode Island, September 13, 16, 17, and 18.


On September 29, Madison Square Garden, Muhammad Ali successfully defended his heavyweight crown against Earnie Shavers. Shavers repeatedly staggered Ali but never knocked him down, and Ali ultimately won with a unanimous decision.

Muhammad Ali vs Earnie Shavers


The Oakland Raiders defeated the Minnesota Vikings 32-14 Super Bowl XI, on January 9.

Texas ended the regular season ranked #1, but lost that ranking after being defeated by Notre Dame in the Cotton Bowl.

[All Football Highlights]


Tom Watson won the Master's, on April 10.

Hollis Stacy blasts out of a sand trap on her way to winning the U. S. Women's Open, on July 24.
Hollis Stacy

Lanny Wadkins wins the World Series of Golf, on September 5.
Lanny Wadkins


On June 11, Seattle Slew won the Belmont Stakes and became the 10th horse to win the Triple Crown.


Montral Canadien stars Yvan Cournoyer and Serge Sarvard ride a parade float with the Stanley Cup they and their teammates won by defeating the Boston Bruins in four straight games, May 7-14.
Stanley Cup winners


Winners of the U. S. Figure Skating Championships were: Men, Charles Tickner; Women, Linda Fratianne; Pairs, Tai Babilonia and Randy Gardner; Dance, Judi Genovese and Kent Weigle.

Charles Tickner
Charles Tickner

World Championship Winners were: Men, Vladimir Kovalev; Women, Linda Fratianne; Pairs, Irina Rodnina and Alexander Minenkov; Dance, Irina Moiseyeva and Andrei Minenkov.


Ingemar Stenmark won the Men's World Cup Championship; Lisa-Marie Morerod won the Women's Championship.

Lisa-Marie Morerod
Lisa-Marie Morerod


Eric Heiden won the Men's World Championship; Vera Bryndzey won the Women's.


Ulrike Tauber on her way to a record-setting time of 2:15.85 in the 200-meter individual medley.
Ulrike Tauber

Christiane Knacke after winning a 100-meter butterfly event with a record time of 59.78.
Christiane Knacke


Guillermo Vilas defeated Jimmy Connors to win the men's singles title at the U. S. Open; Chris Evert retained the women's singles title.

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