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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.
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.
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.
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.
Tom Watson won the Master's, on April 10.
On June 11, Seattle Slew won the Belmont Stakes and became the 10th horse to win the Triple Crown.
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.
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.
Eric Heiden won the Men's World Championship; Vera Bryndzey won the Women's.
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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