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Sports News and Highlights

AUTO RACING

Donnie Allison won the Daytona 500, on February 20.

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

[All Auto Racing Highlights]

BASEBALL

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]

BASKETBALL

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

BOATING

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.

BOXING

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

FOOTBALL

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]

GOLF

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

HORSE RACING

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

ICE HOCKEY

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

ICE SKATING

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.

SKIING

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

Lisa-Marie Morerod
Lisa-Marie Morerod

SPEED SKATING

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

SWIMMING

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

TENNIS

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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