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See also: 1977 in sports, other events of 1978, 1979 in sports and the list of 'years in sports'. Jump to: navigation, search 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1978 calendar). ... This page indexes the individual year in sports pages. ...

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Auto racing

Jump to: navigation, search Auto racing (also known as automobile racing, autosport or motorsport) is a sport involving racing automobiles. ... Nigel Mansell racing in a Champcar in 1993 Terminology Champcar, a shortened form of Championship Car, has been the name for a class of cars used in American Championship Car Racing for many decades. ... ... Nigel Mansell racing in a Champcar in 1993 Terminology Champcar, a shortened form of Championship Car, has been the name for a class of cars used in American Championship Car Racing for many decades. ... Jump to: navigation, search Indianapolis 500, 1994 The Indianapolis 500 Mile Race, frequently shortened to Indianapolis 500 or Indy 500, is an American race for open-wheel automobiles held annually over the Memorial Day weekend at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Speedway, Indiana. ... Al Unser (born May 29, 1939) is a former U.S. automobile racer. ...

Baseball

Picture of Fenway Park. ... Jump to: navigation, search The World Series is the championship series of Major League Baseball in the United States and Canada, the culmination of the sports postseason each October. ... Jump to: navigation, search The New York Yankees are a Major League baseball team based in The Bronx, New York City. ... Jump to: navigation, search Major league affiliations National League (1890-present) West Division (1969-present) American Association (1884-1889) Major league titles World Series titles (6) 1988 â€¢ 1981 â€¢ 1965 â€¢ 1963 1959 â€¢ 1955 NL Pennants (21) 1988 â€¢ 1981 â€¢ 1978 â€¢ 1977 1974 â€¢ 1966 â€¢ 1965 â€¢ 1963 1959 â€¢ 1956 â€¢ 1955 â€¢ 1953 1952 â€¢ 1949 â€¢ 1947... Russell Earl Bucky Dent (b. ...

Basketball

Jump to: navigation, search Basketball is very popular in U.S. colleges. ... Wilton Norman Chamberlain (August 21, 1936 – October 12, 1999) was a former NBA basketball player. ... The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame honors players who have shown exceptional skill at basketball, all-time great coaches and referees, and other major contributors to the game. ... Justin McCarthy Sam Barry (December 17, 1892 – September 23, 1950) was an American collegiate athletic coach who achieved significant accomplishments in three major sports. ... Edgar S. Eddie Hickey (b. ... Raymond J. Ray Meyer (born December 18, 1913 in Chicago, Illinois) is former college mens basketball coach. ... Peter F. Pete Newell (born August 3, 1915 in Vancouver, British Columbia) is former college mens basketball coach. ... The NCAA Mens Division I Basketball Championship is held each spring featuring 65 of the top college basketball teams in the United States. ... Jump to: navigation, search NBA logo, depicting former star Jerry West The National Basketball Association, more popularly known as the NBA, is the worlds premier mens professional basketball league and one of the major professional sports leagues of North America. ... The Washington Wizards are a National Basketball Association team based in Washington, D.C.. // Franchise history The team now known as the Wizards started as the Chicago Packers in the 1961-62 season. ... The Seattle SuperSonics (or simply Sonics to their fans) are a National Basketball Association team based in Seattle, Washington. ... Jump to: navigation, search The Basketball World Championship (official name: FIBA World Championship) is a world basketball tournament held quadrennially. ... Jump to: navigation, search Yugoslavia (Jugoslavija in all south Slavic languages, in Cyrillic Југославија) is a term used for three separate but successive political entities that existed during most of the 20th century on the Balkan Peninsula in Europe. ...

Boxing

  • September 15: Muhammad Ali recovers the world's Heavyweight title, beating Leon Spinks by decision in their rematch. It is the first time a boxer wins the world Heavyweight title for a third time.

This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Jump to: navigation, search February 15 is the 46th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Leon Spinks is a former boxer who tasted lifes highs and lows more than most other boxers. ... Jump to: navigation, search For other people with similar names, see Muhammad Ali (disambiguation). ... Jump to: navigation, search September 15 is the 258th day of the year (259th in leap years). ...

Cycling

Jump to: navigation, search Cycling is a recreation, a sport, and a means of transport across land. ... Jump to: navigation, search The Giro dItalia, also simply known as the Giro, is a long distance road bicycle race for professional cyclists held over three weeks in May or early June in and around Italy. ... Jump to: navigation, search The Tour de France (French for Tour of France), often referred to as La Grande Boucle, Le Tour or The Tour, is an epic long distance road bicycle racing competition for professionals held over three weeks in July in and around France. ... Bernard Hinault (born 14 November 1954) is a French cyclist best known for his five victories in the Tour de France. ... The professional World Cycling Championship is organised by the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI), and is a single massed start road race, the winner being the first across the line at the completion of the full race distance. ... Gerrie Knetemann (March 6, 1951 in Bergen, North Holland – November 2, 2004 in Bergen) was a Dutch cyclist who won the 1978 World Championship. ...

Field hockey

  • March 11 - In an international women's field hockey match at Wembley Stadium,England. England drew with the United States of America 2-2.
  • Women's Field Hockey World Cup - The Netherlands are the World Champions.
  • November 17 - 24: Champions Trophy first held in Lahore, Pakistan won by Pakistan.

Jump to: navigation, search A game of field hockey in progress Field hockey is a popular sport for men and women in many countries around the world. ... Jump to: navigation, search 11 March is the 70th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (71st in Leap year). ... Jump to: navigation, search 17 November is also the name of a Marxist group in Greece. ... Jump to: navigation, search November 24 is the 328th day (329th on leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... The Champions Trophy is the International Hockey Federations most prestigious annual event (since 1980). ... Jump to: navigation, search The Shalimar Gardens in Lahore Lahore (لاەور) is a major city in Pakistan and is the capital of the province of Punjab. ...

Figure skating

Figure skating is an ice skating sporting event where individuals, mixed couples, or groups perform spins, jumps, and other moves on the ice, often to music. ... World Figure Skating Championships: Mens singles winners: 1896 - Gilbert Fuchs, (Germany) 1897 - Gustav Hugel, (Austria) 1898 - Henning Grenander, (Sweden) 1899 - Gustav Hugel, (Austria) 1900 - Gustav Hugel, (Austria) 1901 - Ulrich Salchow, (Sweden) 1902 - Ulrich Salchow, (Sweden) 1903 - Ulrich Salchow, (Sweden) 1904 - Ulrich Salchow, (Sweden) 1905 - Ulrich Salchow, (Sweden) 1906 - Gilbert... Anett Pötzsch (* June 3, 1960 in Karl-Marx-Stadt (today renamed Chemnitz), Saxony, Germany) is a German figure skater. ... Irina Konstantinovna Rodnina (born September 12, 1949, Moscow, Russia) was a Soviet figure skater. ...

Football (American)

Jump to: navigation, search This article deals with the history and development of the different sports around the world known as football. For links to articles on each of these codes of football, please see the list in the Football today section of this article. ... Jump to: navigation, search Date January 15, 1978 Stadium Louisiana Superdome City New Orleans, Louisiana MVP Randy White, Defensive tackle; and Harvey Martin, Defensive end Favorite Cowboys by 5 1/2 National Anthem Phyllis Kelly of Northeast Louisiana State University Coin toss Red Grange Halftime show From Paris to the... Jump to: navigation, search Conference NFC Division East Year Founded 1960 Home Field Texas Stadium City Irving, Texas Team Colors Royal Blue, Metallic Silver, Blue, and White Head Coach Bill Parcells League Championships (5) Super Bowl: 1971 (VI), 1977 (XII), 1992 (XXVII), 1993 (XXVIII), 1995 (XXX) Conference Championships (10) NFL... Jump to: navigation, search Conference AFC Division West Year Founded 1960 Home Field INVESCO Field at Mile High City Denver, Colorado Team Colors Broncos Navy Blue, Orange, and White Head Coach Mike Shanahan League Championships (2) Super Bowl: 1997 (XXXII), 1998 (XXXIII) Conference Championships (6) AFC: 1977, 1986, 1987, 1989...

Football (Australian Rules)

Jump to: navigation, search This article deals with the history and development of the different sports around the world known as football. For links to articles on each of these codes of football, please see the list in the Football today section of this article. ... Jump to: navigation, search Australian Football at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. ... See also Australian Football League. ... Hawthorn Football Club logo The Hawthorn Football Club, nicknamed The Hawks, is an Australian rules football club playing in the Australian Football League (AFL). ... Kangaroos Football Club logo The Kangaroos Football Club, formerly the North Melbourne Football Club, and informally known as the Shinboners or the Kangaroos plays Australian rules football in the Australian Football League. ... The Chas Brownlow Trophy, better known as the Brownlow Medal, is an annual medal regarded as the most prestigious award for individual players. ... Malcolm Blight AM, is a former Australian rules football player, who had a Hall of Fame career with the North Melbourne Football Club. ...

Football (Canadian)

Jump to: navigation, search This article deals with the history and development of the different sports around the world known as football. For links to articles on each of these codes of football, please see the list in the Football today section of this article. ... Then Prime Minister Joe Clark presents the 1979 Grey Cup to victorious Edmonton Eskimos Danny Kepley and Tom Wilkinson. ... Jump to: navigation, search The Edmonton Eskimos are a Canadian Football League team based in Edmonton, Alberta. ... Jump to: navigation, search The Montreal Alouettes (French, Alouettes de Montréal) are a Canadian Football League team based in Montreal, Quebec. ... The Vanier Cup (French: Coupe Vanier) is the championship trophy of Canadian Interuniversity Sport mens football. ... The Queens Golden Gaels are the athletic teams that represent Queens University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. ... The UBC Thunderbirds are the athletic teams that represent the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. ...

Football (Soccer)

Jump to: navigation, search This article deals with the history and development of the different sports around the world known as football. For links to articles on each of these codes of football, please see the list in the Football today section of this article. ... Football is a ball game played between two teams of eleven players, each attempting to win by scoring more goals than their opponent. ... Jump to: navigation, search FIFA World Cup Trophy The Football World Cup (official name: FIFA World Cup) is the most important competition in international football (soccer). ... Jump to: navigation, search The FA Cups trophy is also known as the FA Cup. ... Jump to: navigation, search Ipswich Town Football Club is the professional football club of Ipswich, in East Anglia, England. ... Jump to: navigation, search Arsenal Football Club (also known as Arsenal, The Arsenal or The Gunners) are a football club based in north London. ... Jump to: navigation, search Nottingham Forest Football Club are an English football club, based at the City Ground, which is just outside the official boundary of Nottingham on the south side of the River Trent. ...

Golf

Men's golf Jump to: navigation, search Golfer teeing off at the start of a hole Golf is a game where individual players or teams hit a ball into a hole using various clubs. ...

Women's golf The Grand Slam of golf consists of four major golfing events held each year; the events are often referred to as the major tournaments and are all recognized as a part of the worlds two most prestigious tours, the PGA TOUR in the United States and the PGA European... This article is about the month of May. ... The Masters is one of four Grand Slam golf tournaments. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Jump to: navigation, search June is the sixth month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with a length of 30 days The month is named after the Roman goddess Juno (mythology), wife of Jupiter and equivalent to the Greek goddess Hera. ... The United States Open Golf Tournament is an annual mens golf tournament staged by the United States Golf Association each June. ... Andy North (born 9 March 1950 in Thorpe, Wisconsin) is an American golfer. ... July is the seventh month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of seven Gregorian months with the length of 31 days. ... The Champions Belt & The Claret Jug. ... Jump to: navigation, search // Jack William Nicklaus (born January 21, 1940 in Columbus, Ohio), also known as The Golden Bear, was a major force in professional golf from the 1960s to the late 1990s, and is regarded as the greatest golfer of all time. ... Note: as an adjective (stressed on the second syllable instead of the first), august means honorable. ... // The PGA Championship is an annual golf tournament, conducted by the Professional Golfers Association of America as part of the PGA TOUR. The PGA Championship is one of the four Major Championships in mens golf, and it is the golf seasons final major, being played in August. ... Founded in 1916, the Professional Golfers Association of America is headquartered in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, United States and claims to be the largest working sports organization in the world with more than 27,000 members. ... Thomas Sturges Watson (born September 4, 1949) is a golfer on the Champions Tour, who still occasionally competes in PGA TOUR events. ...

The United States Open Golf Tournament is an annual mens golf tournament staged by the United States Golf Association each June. ... Hollis Stacy (born March 16, 1954 in Savannah, Georgia) is an American professional golfer. ... The LPGA Championship, currently known for sponsorship reasons as the McDonalds LPGA Championship, is the second-longest running tournament in the history of the Ladies Professional Golf Association surpassed only by the U.S. Womens Open. ... Nancy Lopez (born January 6, 1957 in Torrance, California; raised in Roswell, New Mexico) is one of the most famous women in the history of the sport of golf. ... Nancy Lopez (born January 6, 1957 in Torrance, California; raised in Roswell, New Mexico) is one of the most famous women in the history of the sport of golf. ... LPGA stands for Ladies Professional Golf Association. ...

Thoroughbred horse racing

Jump to: navigation, search Thoroughbred horse racing is the main form of horse-racing throughout the world. ... Jump to: navigation, search The Melbourne Cup is Australias major annual thoroughbred horse race. ... Arwon was a 5 year old horse that won the Melbourne Cup in 1978. ... The Queens Plate is North Americas oldest thoroughbred horse race, run at a distance of 1 1/4 miles for 3-year-old thoroughbed horses, foaled in Canada, run annually in July at Woodbine Racetrack, Etobicoke (Toronto), Ontario. ... Races at Lonchamp - Édouard Manet, 1867 The Prix de LArc de Triomphe is a flat thoroughbred horse race of a 2400 metres (about 1 mile 4 furlongs) raced on turf for 3 year olds and up, Colts, horses, Fillies and mares (exclude geldings). ... An allegation is a statement of fact by a party in a pleading, which he or she expects to prove. ... The Irish Derby Stakes have been held annually at The Curragh in County Kildare, Ireland since 1866. ... Jump to: navigation, search The Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing (Triple Crown for short, but the term is also used in other sports, and thus the full name should be used when it could cause confusion) consists of three races for three-year-old thoroughbred horses. ... The Two Thousand Guineas Stakes is a Group 1 1 mile (1600 meters) thoroughbred flat racing horse race for 3-year-olds colts and fillies run in May of each year over the Rowley Mile at Newmarket, Suffolk, England. ... Epsom Derby, Théodore Géricault, 1821. ... The St. ... Jump to: navigation, search July 13 is the 194th day (195th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 171 days remaining. ... Secretariats statue greets racing fans and jockeys in the paddock of Belmont Park. ... Jump to: navigation, search State nickname: The Empire State Other U.S. States Capital Albany Largest city New York City Governor George Pataki (R) Senators Charles Schumer (D) Hillary Rodham Clinton (D) Official languages None (English is de facto) Area 141,205 km² or 54,556 square miles (27th)  - Land... Ron Joseph Morel Turcotte (born July 22, 1941) is a world-famous jockey. ... Affirmed, a chestnut colt born February 21, 1975, at Harbor View Farm, Ocala, Florida – died January 12, 2001 at Jonabell Farm in Lexington, Kentucky, was an American thoroughbred race horse that won the Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing in 1978, only the 11th horse to accomplish the feat. ... Steve Cauthen (born May 1, 1960 in Covington, Kentucky) is an American jockey. ... Jump to: navigation, search The Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing (Triple Crown for short, but the term is also used in other sports, and thus the full name should be used when it could cause confusion) consists of three races for three-year-old thoroughbred horses. ... Alydar, a chestnut colt born at Calumet Farm in Lexington, Kentucky, on March 23, 1975 – died at Calumet Farm on November 15, 1990, was an American thoroughbred race horse who was most famous for finishing a close second to Affirmed in all three races of the Triple Crown of Thoroughbred... Jump to: navigation, search Churchill Downs ractrack, 2004 The Kentucky Derby is a stakes race for three-year-old thoroughbred horses, staged yearly in Louisville, Kentucky on the first Saturday in May, capping the two-week-long Kentucky Derby Festival. ... Affirmed, a chestnut colt born February 21, 1975, at Harbor View Farm, Ocala, Florida – died January 12, 2001 at Jonabell Farm in Lexington, Kentucky, was an American thoroughbred race horse that won the Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing in 1978, only the 11th horse to accomplish the feat. ... Alydar, a chestnut colt born at Calumet Farm in Lexington, Kentucky, on March 23, 1975 – died at Calumet Farm on November 15, 1990, was an American thoroughbred race horse who was most famous for finishing a close second to Affirmed in all three races of the Triple Crown of Thoroughbred... The Preakness Stakes is a classic 1 3/16 mile (1. ... Affirmed, a chestnut colt born February 21, 1975, at Harbor View Farm, Ocala, Florida – died January 12, 2001 at Jonabell Farm in Lexington, Kentucky, was an American thoroughbred race horse that won the Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing in 1978, only the 11th horse to accomplish the feat. ... Alydar, a chestnut colt born at Calumet Farm in Lexington, Kentucky, on March 23, 1975 – died at Calumet Farm on November 15, 1990, was an American thoroughbred race horse who was most famous for finishing a close second to Affirmed in all three races of the Triple Crown of Thoroughbred... The Belmont Stakes is a prestigious horse race held yearly in June at Belmont Park in Elmont, New York. ... Affirmed, a chestnut colt born February 21, 1975, at Harbor View Farm, Ocala, Florida – died January 12, 2001 at Jonabell Farm in Lexington, Kentucky, was an American thoroughbred race horse that won the Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing in 1978, only the 11th horse to accomplish the feat. ... Alydar, a chestnut colt born at Calumet Farm in Lexington, Kentucky, on March 23, 1975 – died at Calumet Farm on November 15, 1990, was an American thoroughbred race horse who was most famous for finishing a close second to Affirmed in all three races of the Triple Crown of Thoroughbred...

Harness racing

A trotter training at Vincennes hippodrome Harness racing is a form of horse-racing in which the horses race in a specified gait. ... The Triple Crown of Harness Racing for Pacers consists of the following horse races: Cane Pace Messenger Stakes Little Brown Jug The traditional order of the races was Cane Pace, Little Brown Jug, and Messenger. ... The Cane Pace is a harness horse race run annually since 1955. ... The Little Brown Jug is a harness race for three-year-old pacing standardbreds hosted by the Delaware County Agricultural Society since 1946 at the County Fairgrounds in Delaware, Ohio. ... The Messenger Stakes is an American harness racing event for 3-year-old pacing horses. ... Abercrombie (1975 - 2000) was a bay harness racing horse by Silent Majority out of Bergdorf by Duane Hanover. ... The Triple Crown of Harness Racing for Trotters consists of the following horse races: Hambletonian Yonkers Trot Kentucky Futurity Since its inauguration in 1955, only seven horses have ever won the Trotting Triple Crown. ... The Hambletonian is a United States harness racing event held annually for three-year-old trotting standardbreds. ... The Yonkers Trot is a harness race for three-year old trotting standardbreds held at Yonkers Raceway in New York. ... The Kentucky Futurity is a stakes race for three-year-old trotters, held annually at The Red Mile in Lexington, Kentucky since 1893. ... A modern packet of Wrigleys Doublemint Doublemint is a flavour of chewing gum made by the Wrigley Company. ... The Interdominions is a harness racing competition held between horses from Australia and New Zealand. ...

Ice hockey

Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... The Art Ross Memorial Trophy is given to the National Hockey League player with the most points scored at the end of the regular season. ... Jump to: navigation, search The modernized NHL shield logo, debuting in 2005. ... Guy Damien Lafleur, OC, born September 20, 1951 in Thurso, Quebec, is one of the greatest and most popular players ever to play professional ice hockey. ... Jump to: navigation, search The Montréal Canadiens are the oldest established National Hockey League franchise. ... The Hart Memorial Trophy is presented annually to the most valuable ice hockey player in the National Hockey League during the regular season. ... Jump to: navigation, search The modernized NHL shield logo, debuting in 2005. ... Guy Damien Lafleur, OC, born September 20, 1951 in Thurso, Quebec, is one of the greatest and most popular players ever to play professional ice hockey. ... Jump to: navigation, search The Montréal Canadiens are the oldest established National Hockey League franchise. ... Jump to: navigation, search The Stanley Cup is inscribed with the names of all the players on the teams that have won it. ... Jump to: navigation, search The Montréal Canadiens are the oldest established National Hockey League franchise. ... Jump to: navigation, search The Boston Bruins are a National Hockey League (NHL) team based in Boston, Massachusetts. ... The Ice Hockey World Championships are an annual event put together by the IIHF, the International Ice Hockey Federation, since 1930. ... The Memorial Cup is the trophy awarded to the national Major Junior mens (under 21) ice hockey champion of Canada. ...

Skiing

Jump to: navigation, search Skiing is the activity of gliding over snow using skis (originally wooden planks, now usually made from fiberglass or related composites) strapped to the feet with ski bindings. ... Jump to: navigation, search Alpine skiing (or downhill skiing) is a recreational activity and sport involving sliding down snow-covered hills with long, thin skis attached to each foot. ... Ingemar Stenmark (March 18, 1956-) was a Swedish Slalom and Giant Slalom skiier, competing for Fjällvinden Tärnaby. ... Hanni Wenzel (born in Straubing, Germany on December 14, 1956) is an alpine skier from Liechtenstein. ...

Snooker

-1... The World Snooker Championship is the climax of snookers annual calendar and the most important snooker event of the year in terms of prestige, prize money and world ranking points. ... Ray Reardon is a retired Welsh snooker player. ... Pierre Perrie Mans (born 14 October 1940) is a retired professional snooker player from South Africa. ... The snooker world rankings are a system of ranking professional snooker players. ... Ray Reardon is a retired Welsh snooker player. ... The snooker players ranked number one in the world are listed below for each season since rankings began. ...

Speed skating

The International Skating Union (ISU) is the international governing body for competitive ice skating disciplines, including figure skating, synchronized skating, speed skating, and short track speed skating. ... Short track speed skating (also Shorttrack speedskating) is a form of ice skating akin to speed skating. ... Jump to: navigation, search Map sources for Solihull at grid reference SP1579 Solihull High Street Solihull (IPA: , or , or some combination of the two; occasionally ) is a town in the West Midlands in England with a population of 94,753 (2001 census). ...

Tennis

Jump to: navigation, search Tennis balls This article is about the sport, tennis. ... A Grand Slam is a term in tennis used to denote winning all four of the following championship titles in the same year: Australian Open French Open Wimbledon U.S. Open These tournaments are therefore also known as the Grand Slam tournaments, and rank as the most important tennis tournaments... This article is about the Australian Open tennis tournament. ... Jump to: navigation, search Guillermo Vilas (born August 17, 1952 in Mar del Plata, Argentina) was a star professional tennis player. ... The French Open, officially the Tournoi de Roland-Garros (English: Roland Garros Tournament), is a tennis event held from the middle of May to the beginning of June in Paris, France, and is the second of the worlds Grand Slam tournaments. ... Country: Sweden Residence: Monte Carlo, MON Height: 5 ft 11 in (180 cm) Weight: 160 lb (73 kg) Plays: Right Turned pro: 1973 Retired: 1981 Highest singles ranking: 1 (8/23/1977) Singles titles: 57 Career prize money: $3,655,751 Grand Slam Record Titles: 11 Australian Open 3rd (1974... Wimbledon logo Wimbledon is the oldest and most prestigious event in the sport of tennis. ... Country: Sweden Residence: Monte Carlo, MON Height: 5 ft 11 in (180 cm) Weight: 160 lb (73 kg) Plays: Right Turned pro: 1973 Retired: 1981 Highest singles ranking: 1 (8/23/1977) Singles titles: 57 Career prize money: $3,655,751 Grand Slam Record Titles: 11 Australian Open 3rd (1974... The U.S. Open is the fourth and final event of the Grand Slam in tennis. ... Country: United States Residence: Belleville, IL Height: 510 (177 cm) Weight: 155 lbs. ... A Grand Slam is a term in tennis used to denote winning all four of the following championship titles in the same year: Australian Open French Open Wimbledon U.S. Open These tournaments are therefore also known as the Grand Slam tournaments, and rank as the most important tennis tournaments... This article is about the Australian Open tennis tournament. ... Chris ONeil (born April 18, 1948) was a professional female tennis player from the United States. ... The French Open, officially the Tournoi de Roland-Garros (English: Roland Garros Tournament), is a tennis event held from the middle of May to the beginning of June in Paris, France, and is the second of the worlds Grand Slam tournaments. ... Virginia Ruzici (January 31, 1955) is a Romanian professional female tennis player. ... Wimbledon logo Wimbledon is the oldest and most prestigious event in the sport of tennis. ... Jump to: navigation, search Navratilova at the 2000 US Open Martina Navrátilová listen â–¶(?) (b. ... The U.S. Open is the fourth and final event of the Grand Slam in tennis. ... Christine Marie Evert (b. ... Jump to: navigation, search Davis Cup logo The Davis Cup is the premier international team event in mens tennis. ... Arthur Ashe Stadium at the USTA National Tennis Center. ... For the actual park named Flushing Meadows, see Flushing Meadows Park. ... Jump to: navigation, search State nickname: The Empire State Other U.S. States Capital Albany Largest city New York City Governor George Pataki (R) Senators Charles Schumer (D) Hillary Rodham Clinton (D) Official languages None (English is de facto) Area 141,205 km² or 54,556 square miles (27th)  - Land...

General sporting events

Multi-Sport Events Arctic Winter Games Asian Games Canada Games Commonwealth Games Francophone Games Gaelic Games Gay Games Goodwill Games Nordic Games Pan American Games Paralympic Games Special Olympic Games Summer Olympic Games Winter Olympic Games World Games World Wheelchair Games X Games American football Alamo Bowl Aztec Bowl Capital... Commonwealth Games is a multi-sport event held every four years involving the elite athletes of The Commonwealth. ... Motto: Industry Integrity Progress Area: 683. ... Swimmers cross the waters of Kailua Kona Bay on the Big Island of Hawaii in the first leg of the Ironman Triathlon world championship. ... Jump to: navigation, search State nickname: The Aloha State Other U.S. States Capital Honolulu Largest city Honolulu Governor Linda Lingle (R) Senators Daniel Inouye (D) Daniel Akaka (D) Official language(s) Hawaiian and English Area 28,337 km² (43rd)  - Land 16,649 km²  - Water 11,672 km² (41. ... The original 1925 train route to Nenana is in gray, and the southern route of the modern race is in red (part of the National Historic Iditarod Trail. ... Dick Mackey is a American dog musher who won the 1,049-mile Iditarod dog sled race across the U.S. state of Alaska in 1978 by the closest margin in the history of the event. ...

Births

Jump to: navigation, search January 4 is the 4th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Dominik Hrbatý, (born January 4, 1978, Bratislava) is a professional tennis player from Slovakia. ... Jump to: navigation, search January 8 is the 8th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Gennaro Rino Gattuso (born January 9, 1978) is an Italian international football player. ... Jump to: navigation, search January 12 is the 12th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Jump to: navigation, search January 14 is the 14th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Shawn Crawford (born January 14, 1978 in Van Wyck, South Carolina) is a sprint athlete. ... Jump to: navigation, search January 18 is the 18th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Jump to: navigation, search Thor Hushovd (born January 18, 1978 in Grimstad, Norway) is a professional road bicycle racer since 2000. ... Bogdan Lobont (born January 18, 1978, in Hunedoara, Romania) is a goalkeeper for Ajax Amsterdam and the Romania national football team. ... Stev Theloke (born on January 18, 1978 in Karl-Marx-Stadt) is a international topswimmer from Germany, who won two bronze medals at the 2000 Summer Olympics. ... Jump to: navigation, search January 19 is the 19th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Jump to: navigation, search January 28 is the 28th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Jump to: navigation, search Gianluigi Buffon Gianluigi Buffon (born January 28, 1978 in Carrara) is an Italian football player. ... Jump to: navigation, search February 28 is the 59th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Categories: Possible copyright violations ... Jump to: navigation, search March 8 is the 67th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (68th in Leap years). ... Jump to: navigation, search Johanna Sjöberg (born on March 8, 1978 in Bromölla) is a former international topswimmer from Sweden, who won her first medal in 1997 by the European Swimming Championships in Sevilla: a bronze on the 100 butterfly. ... Jump to: navigation, search March 14 is the 73rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (74th in Leap years) with 292 days remaining in the year. ... Jump to: navigation, search Pieter van den Hoogenband Pieter Cornelis Martijn van den Hoogenband (born March 14, 1978) is a Dutch swimmer, and a triple Olympic champion. ... Jump to: navigation, search March 18 is the 77th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (78th in leap years). ... Brooke Hanson (born March 18, 1978 in Manly, New South Wales) is an Australian swimmer. ... Jump to: navigation, search March 26 is the 85th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (86th in leap years). ... Ron van der Hoff (born 26 March 1978) is an athlete from the Netherlands. ... 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