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See also: 1980 in sports, other events of 1981, 1982 in sports and the list of 'years in sports'. Jump to: navigation, search 1981 (MCMLXXXI)is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian 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. ... This article is about the sport of stock car racing. ... NASCAR Nextel Cup logo NEXTEL Cup trophy, adopted in 2004 4-time champion Jeff Gordon poses with the Winston Cup trophy (used prior to 2004) The NASCAR Championship is the championship held in NASCARs top stock car racing series. ... Jump to: navigation, search Darrell Waltrip (born February 5, 1947 in Owensboro, Kentucky) is a NASCAR driver, active from 1972 to 2000, who won three Nextel Cup titles (1981, 1982, 1985), the 1989 Daytona 500, 1992 Southern 500, and is the undisputed Memorial Day major race record holder, having won... Richard Petty (second from left) pictured with his father Lee (to his right), son Kyle (to his left), and grandson Adam (to his far left), in 2000 before the deaths of Lee and Adam. ... Jump to: navigation, search The Daytona 500 is a 200-lap, 500 mile (805 km) NASCAR Nextel Cup Series race held annually at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. ... 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. ... Rick Mears (born December 3, 1951,) is an American race car driver. ... May 25 is the 145th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (146th in leap years). ... 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. ... Robert William Bobby Unser (born February 20, 1934) was a U.S. automobile racer. ... The inaugural Formula One World Championship was won by Italian Giuseppe Farina in his Alfa Romeo in 1950, barely defeating his Argentine teammate Juan Manuel Fangio. ... Nelson Piquet Souto Maior (born August 17, 1952), more commonly known as Nelson Piquet, is a Brazilian racing driver who was Formula One world champion in 1981, 1983, and 1987. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Jump to: navigation, search Jacques Bernard (Jacky) Ickx, (born January 1, 1945 in Brussels) is a Belgian racing driver known for his success in Formula One and his six wins in the 24 hours of Le Mans. ... Derek Bell (born 31 October 1941 in Middlesex, England) was a Formula One driver who raced for the Ferrari, McLaren, Brabham, Surtees and Tecno teams. ... The Porsche logo. ... Rallying (international) or rally racing (US) is a form of automobile racing that takes place on normal roads with modified production or specially built road cars. ... Ari Vatanen (born April 27, 1952) is a Finnish rally driver turned politician and Member of the European Parliament. ... Jump to: navigation, search The Ford Motor Company (often referred to simply as Ford; sometimes nicknamed FoMoCo, NYSE: F is an automobile maker founded by Henry Ford in Dearborn, Michigan, and incorporated on June 16, 1903. ... The World Rally Championship (WRC) is a series of automobile rally races across the world, culminating with a champion driver and manufacturer. ... Jean Ragnotti (born 29 August 1945 in Carpentras, France) was a cult figure for Renault in a long career as a driver in World championship rallying. ... The Monte Carlo Rally (officially Rallye Automobile Monte Carlo) is an automobile racing event organized each year by the Automobile Club de Monaco who also organize the F1 Grand Prix of Monaco and the Monaco Kart Cup. ... Renault S.A. is a French vehicle manufacturer producing small to upper-midsize cars, vans, buses and trucks. ... Jump to: navigation, search Drag racing is a form of auto racing in which cars or motorcycles attempt to complete a fairly short, straight and level course in the shortest amount of time, starting from a dead stop. ... Jump to: navigation, search Clocked Speed = 506 km/h, Kwinana Race Track, W.A., 2005 Top-Fuel Racing refers to a class of drag racing in which the cars are run on 85% nitromethane and about 15% methanol also known as racing alcohol, instead of gasoline. ... The National Hot Rod Association, known as the NHRA, was founded by Wally Parks in 1951 in the State of California to provide a governing body to organize and promote the sport of drag racing. ...

Baseball

Picture of Fenway Park. ... Jump to: navigation, search January 15 is the 15th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Jump to: navigation, search Major league affiliations National League (1892-present) Central Division (1994-present) Eastern Division (1969-1993) American Association (1882-1891) Major league titles World Series titles (9) 1982 â€¢1967 â€¢ 1964 â€¢ 1946 1944 â€¢ 1942 â€¢ 1934 â€¢ 1931 1926 NL Pennants (16) 2004 â€¢ 1987 â€¢ 1985 â€¢ 1982 1968 â€¢ 1967 â€¢ 1964 â€¢ 1946... A baseball pitcher delivers the ball to home plate In baseball, the pitcher is the player who throws the baseball from the pitchers mound toward the catcher to begin each play, with the goal of retiring a batter who attempts to either make contact with it or draw a... Bob Gibson (born November 9, 1935) was a right-handed baseball pitcher for the St. ... The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, located at 25 Main Street in Cooperstown, New York, United States, is a semi-official museum operated by private interests that serves as the central point for the study of the history of baseball in North America, the display of baseball-related... In baseball, a strikeout or strike out (denoted by K, K-S, or SO) occurs when the batter receives three strikes during his time at bat. ... In baseball, the Cy Young Award is an honor given annually to the best pitchers in the Major Leagues. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1968 calendar). ... In baseball statistics, earned run average (ERA) is the mean of earned runs given up by a pitcher per nine innings pitched. ... Donald Scott Drysdale (July 23, 1936 - July 3, 1993) was an American right-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball. ... Gil Hodges (April 4, 1924 - April 2, 1972) was an American baseball player in Major League Baseball. ... Harmon Clayton Killebrew (b. ... James Hoyt Wilhelm (July 26, 1922 in Huntersville, North Carolina - August 23, 2002 in Sarasota, Florida) was an American relief pitcher in Major League Baseball. ... Juan Antonio Marichal Sánchez (born October 20, 1937 in Laguna Verde, Dominican Republic), better known as Juan Marichal, was a Major League Baseball starting pitcher known for his high leg kick (image of Marichals leg kick), dominating stuff and intimidation tactics, which included aiming pitches directly at the... Jump to: navigation, search April 18 is the 108th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (109th in leap years). ... Jump to: navigation, search The International League (IL) is a minor league baseball league which operates in the eastern United States and Canada. ... In baseball, the Pawtucket Red Sox (known colloquially as the PawSox) are the AAA affiliate of the Boston Red Sox and belong to the International League. ... Minnesota Twins American League AAA Rochester Red Wings AA New Britain Rock Cats A Fort Myers Miracle Beloit Snappers R Elizabethton Twins Gulf Coast League Twins The Rochester Red Wings are a minor league baseball team based in Rochester, New York. ... An innings, or inning, is a segment of a game in any of a variety of sports – most notably baseball and cricket – during which a side takes its turn to bat. ... Extra innings is the procedure by which a tie is broken in the sport of baseball. ... Jump to: navigation, search April 19 is the 109th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (110th in leap years). ... Jump to: navigation, search June 23 is the 174th day of the year (175th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 191 days remaining. ... Jump to: navigation, search June 12 is the 163rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (164th in leap years), with 202 days remaining. ... Jump to: navigation, search MLB logo Major League Baseball (MLB) is the highest level of play in professional baseball in the world. ... 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 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... Jump to: navigation, search The New York Yankees are a Major League baseball team based in The Bronx, New York City. ... Ronald Charles Cey (born February 15, 1948 in Tacoma, Washington) is a former third baseman in Major League Baseball who played for the Los Angeles Dodgers (1971-82), Chicago Cubs (1983-86) and Oakland Athletics (1987). ... Pedro Guerrero (born June 29, 1956 in San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic) is a former Major League Baseball player who spent his career (1978-1992) with the Los Angeles Dodgers and the St. ... Steve Yeager was born on the 24th November 1988. ...

Basketball

Jump to: navigation, search Basketball is very popular in U.S. colleges. ... 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. ... Jump to: navigation, search The Boston Celtics are a National Basketball Association team based in Boston, Massachusetts. ... The Houston Rockets are a National Basketball Association team based in Houston, Texas. ...

Boxing

  • October 3: Mike Weaver defeats James (Quick) Tillis by a unanimous decisin to retain the WBA/World Boxing Association heavyweight title.

This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Jump to: navigation, search April 11 is the 101st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (102nd in leap years). ... Larry Holmes is a former world heavyweight boxing champion considered one of the fiercest fighters in the history of heavyweight boxing. ... Trevor Berbick was a Heavyweight boxer whose professional career spanned from 1976 until 2000. ... Jump to: navigation, search August 21 is the 233rd day of the year (234th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Salvador Sánchez Santiago (January 26, 1959 - August 12, 1982) was a Mexican boxer born in the small town of Santiago Tianguistenco, Mexico. ... Wilfredo Gómez (born October 29, 1956) is a former boxer and three time world champion. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... The World Boxing Council (WBC) has operated since 1963 as a competitor to Venezuelas World Boxing Association (WBA) and, according to its founders, a way to improve professional boxings standards. ... The Battle of the Little Giants was a boxing event with a deep social impact. ... Jump to: navigation, search September 16 is the 259th day of the year (260th in leap years). ... Sugar Ray Leonard (born 1956) is an American who is a former boxer. ... Thomas Hearns (born October 18, 1958), aka the Hit Man and the Motor City Cobra, is a professional boxer. ... Jump to: navigation, search October 3 is the 276th day of the year (277th in Leap years). ... Michael Dwayne Weaver (born July 7, 1952, in Gatesville, Texas) is a former boxer who is better known in the boxing world simply as Mike Weaver. ...

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. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1981 (MCMLXXXI)is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Freddy Maertens (born 13 February 1952 in Lombardsijde, Belgium) was a Belgian professional racing cyclist and twice World Road Cycling Champion. ...

Field Hockey

  • January 9 - 16 - Third Men's Champions Trophy in Karachi first time won by the Netherlands, Australia finish second.
  • March 21 - In an international women's field hockey match at Wembley Stadium,England.England beat Wales 2-1.

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 January 9 is the 9th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Jump to: navigation, search January 16 is the 16th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Jump to: navigation, search Karachi (كراچى) is the largest city in Pakistan and the capital of the province of Sindh. ... Jump to: navigation, search March 21 is the 80th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (81st in leap years). ...

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... Hamilton at the Holiday Celebration on Ice, 2003 photo © Andrea Hoo Chempinsky. ... Denise Biellmann (born December 11, 1962) - three-time national Swiss figure skating champion, known for her Biellmann spin. ...

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 January 25 is the 25th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Jump to: navigation, search Date January 25, 1981 Stadium Louisiana Superdome City New Orleans, Louisiana MVP Jim Plunkett, Quarterback Favorite Eagles by 3 National Anthem Helen OConnell Coin toss Marie Lombardi Halftime show Jim Skinner Productions presents Mardi Gras Festival Attendance 76,135 U.S. TV Network NBC Announcers... Jump to: navigation, search Conference AFC Division West Year Founded 1960 Home Field McAfee Coliseum City Oakland, California Team Colors Silver and Black Head Coach Norv Turner League Championships (4) AFL Champions: 1967 Super Bowl: 1976 (XI), 1980 (XV), 1983 (XVIII) Conference Championships (4) AFC: 1976, 1980, 1983, 2002 Division... Jump to: navigation, search Conference NFC Division East Year Founded 1933 Home Field Lincoln Financial Field City Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Team Colors Midnight Green, Silver, Black, and White Head Coach Andy Reid League Championships (3) NFL Champions: 1948, 1949, 1960 Conference Championships (3) NFL Eastern: 1960 NFC: 1980, 2004 Division Championships...

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. ... The Richmond Football Club, nicknamed The Tigers, is an Australian rules football club playing in the Australian Football League. ... Jump to: navigation, search The Collingwood Football Club, nicknamed The Magpies after the black and white striped jerseys worn by the players, is an Australian rules football club, playing in the elite 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. ... Barry Round played for Footscray and South Melbourne/Sydney in the Victorian Football League between 1969 and 1985. ... Jump to: navigation, search The Sydney Swans are an Australian Football League (AFL) club based in Sydney. ... Jump to: navigation, search Bernie Quinlan (born 21 July, 1951), is a former Australian rules footballer and coach, who enjoyed a lengthy career with Footscray and Fitzroy in the VFL. He played 366 league games in total. ... The Fitzroy Football Club, latterly known as the Lions, was formed in 1883 and was a foundation member club of the Victorian Football League on its inception in 1897. ...

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 Ottawa Rough Riders were a Canadian Football League team based in Ottawa, Ontario. ... The Vanier Cup (French: Coupe Vanier) is the championship trophy of Canadian Interuniversity Sport mens football. ... The Acadia Axemen are the mens athletic teams that represent Acadia University in Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Canada. ... The Alberta Golden Bears are the mens athletic teams that represent the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Alberta, 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 The Champions League logo The Champions League trophy The UEFA Champions League is an annual international inter-club football competition for Europes most successful clubs. ... Jump to: navigation, search Liverpool Football Club is an English football club and the most successful team ever to have played in the English league. ... Jump to: navigation, search Real Madrid Club de Fútbol is a Spanish football club ranked as The XXth Centurys Best Club by FIFA. Formed on March 6, 1902, it competes in the Spanish first division or Primera División, from which it has never been relegated since the... UEFA Cup logo The UEFA Cup is a football competition for European club teams. ... Jump to: navigation, search Ipswich Town Football Club is the professional football club of Ipswich, in East Anglia, England. ... Jump to: navigation, search AZ Alkmaar is a football club from Alkmaar, the Netherlands. ... Jump to: navigation, search The Cup Winners Cup was a football club competition between the winners of the European domestic cup competitions. ... Dinamo Tbilisi FC is a Georgian football team, playing in the capital, Tbilisi. ... Club Atlético Boca Juniors is an Argentine football (soccer) club. ... Grêmio is a Brazilian football team team from Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, founded on September 15, 1903. ... Association Sportive de Saint-Étienne Loire, (ASSE or A.S. Saint-Étienne) is a French football team, playing in the city of Saint Étienne. ... Jump to: navigation, search Aston Villa redirects here. ... Jump to: navigation, search Juventus Football Club (Latin for Youth, pronounced yoo-VEHN-toos) is one of Italys oldest and most successful football clubs, based in Turin. ... Jump to: navigation, search Amsterdamsche Football Club Ajax (Euronext: AJAX) also referred to as Ajax Amsterdam, AFC Ajax, or simply Ajax (pronounced Ah-yahx), is a football club from Amsterdam, Netherlands. ... Jump to: navigation, search Sport Lisboa e Benfica (commonly referred to as simply SL Benfica, Benfica or Benfica Lisbon) is a football club based in Lisbon, Portugal. ... Jump to: navigation, search Celtic Football Club, commonly referred to simply as Celtic (pronounced seltic) or the Bhoys (pronounced b-hoys), are one of the worlds most famous football clubs. ... Real Sociedad are a Basque football club from San Sebastián/Donostia in Guipúzcoa/Gipuzkoa. ... Jump to: navigation, search Bayern fans Bayern Munich or FC Bayern (German: FC Bayern München) is a German football club. ... Jump to: navigation, search The FA Cups trophy is also known as the FA Cup. ... Jump to: navigation, search Tottenham Hotspur Football Club is a North London football club. ... Jump to: navigation, search Manchester City Football Club is a football club based in Manchester, United Kingdom. ...

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. ... Golfer teeing off at the start of a hole Golf is an outdoor game where individual players or teams play a small ball into a hole using various clubs. ...

Women's Golf The Major Championships, often referred to simply as the Majors are the four most prestigious annual golf tournaments in mens professional golf. ... Jump to: navigation, search April is the fourth month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of four with the length of 30 days. ... The Masters is one of four Grand Slam golf tournaments. ... Thomas Sturges Watson (born September 4, 1949) is a golfer on the Champions Tour, who still occasionally competes in PGA TOUR events. ... 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. ... David Graham (author) David Graham (composer) David Graham (footballer) David Graham (golfer) David Graham (voice actor) David Graham (whistleblower) David Graham (rock climber) This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... 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. ... Bill Rogers (b. ... 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. ... Larry (Gene) Nelson (born September 10, 1947 in Fort Payne, Alabama) is an American golfer. ... Jump to: navigation, search The PGA Tour is an organization that is headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, USA. It operates the USAs main mens professional golf tours. ... Tom Kite is an American golfer. ... The Champions Tour, a golf tour run by the PGA TOUR, hosts 30 events annually in the United States and Canada for golfers 50 and older. ... Miller Barber (born March 31, 1931 Shreveport, Louisiana) was an American professional golfer who enjoyed significant success on the PGA Tour in the 1960s and 1970s and a greater degree of success on the Senior PGA Tour (now the Champions Tour) in the 1980s. ... The Ryder Cup is a golf trophy contested biennially in an event officially called the Ryder Cup Matches by teams from Europe and the United States. ... World map showing Europe (geographically) When considered a continent, Europe is the worlds second-smallest continent in terms of area, with an area of 10,600,000 km² (4,140,625 square miles), making it larger than Australia only. ... Golfer teeing off at the start of a hole Golf is an outdoor game where individual players or teams play a small ball into a hole using various clubs. ...

The United States Open Golf Tournament is an annual mens golf tournament staged by the United States Golf Association each June. ... Pat Bradley (b. ... 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. ... Donna Caponi (b January 19 1945 Detroit, Michigan) is an American professional golfer. ... Beth Daniel (b October 14 1956 Charleston, South Carolina) is a professional golfer. ... 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 August 30 is the 242nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (243rd in leap years), with 123 days remaining. ... John Henry is a thoroughbred race horse named after the folk hero John Henry. ... Arlington Park is a horse racetrack in the Chicago suburb of Arlington Heights, Illinois. ... Jump to: navigation, search Chicago, colloquially known as the Second City and the Windy City, is the third-largest city in population in the United States, following New York City and Los Angeles, and the largest inland city in the country. ... Incorporated Village in 1836. ... Jump to: navigation, search The Melbourne Cup is Australias major annual thoroughbred horse race. ... 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). ... The Irish Derby Stakes have been held annually at The Curragh in County Kildare, Ireland since 1866. ... Shergar (born 1978. ... 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. ... Shergar (born 1978. ... The St. ... 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. ... 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. ... The Preakness Stakes is a classic 1 3/16 mile (1. ... The Belmont Stakes is a prestigious horse race held yearly in June at Belmont Park in Elmont, New York. ...

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. ... 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. ... 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. ... Jump to: navigation, search Wayne Gretzky playing for the Edmonton Oilers in 1984 Wayne Douglas Gretzky, OC (born January 26, 1961) is a former professional ice hockey player and current head coach and part owner of the Phoenix Coyotes. ... Jump to: navigation, search The Edmonton Oilers are a National Hockey League team based in Edmonton, Alberta. ... 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. ... Jump to: navigation, search Wayne Gretzky playing for the Edmonton Oilers in 1984 Wayne Douglas Gretzky, OC (born January 26, 1961) is a former professional ice hockey player and current head coach and part owner of the Phoenix Coyotes. ... Jump to: navigation, search The Edmonton Oilers are a National Hockey League team based in Edmonton, Alberta. ... 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 New York Islanders are a National Hockey League (NHL) team based in Uniondale, New York. ... The Minnesota North Stars were a team in the National Hockey League between 1967 and 1993. ... The Ice Hockey World Championships are an annual event put together by the IIHF, the International Ice Hockey Federation, since 1930. ...

Rugby union

Jump to: navigation, search Rugby Union is a team sport that was developed from the rules used to play football at Rugby School in England. ... Jump to: navigation, search The 1981 Springbok Tour was a controversial tour of New Zealand by the South African Springbok rugby team. ...

Skiing

  • Alpine Skiing
    • The men's overall season champion: Phil Mahre, USA
    • The women's overall season champion: Marie-Therese Nadig, Switzerland

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. ...

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. ... Alternate use: Steve Davis (trombonist); Steve Davis (footballer) Steve Davis (born August 22, 1957) is an English professional snooker player and one of the top two or three players ever. ... Doug Mountjoy (born 8 June 1942) is a retired Welsh Snooker player. ... The snooker world rankings are a system of ranking professional snooker players. ... Jump to: navigation, search Clifford Charles Devlin (Cliff) Thorburn (born January 16, 1948 in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada) is a retired professional snooker player. ... The snooker players ranked number one in the world are listed below for each season since rankings began. ...

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. ... Johan Kriek (April 5, 1958) is an American professional male 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. ... Jump to: navigation, search Country: United States Residence: New York, New York, USA Height: 5 ft 11 in (180 cm) Weight: 165 lbs. ... The U.S. Open is the fourth and final event of the Grand Slam in tennis. ... Jump to: navigation, search Country: United States Residence: New York, New York, USA Height: 5 ft 11 in (180 cm) Weight: 165 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. ... Jump to: navigation, search Navratilova at the 2000 US Open Martina Navrátilová listen â–¶(?) (b. ... 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. ... Hana Mandlíková, a professional tennis player, was born on February 19, 1962, in Prague, Czech Republic. ... Wimbledon logo Wimbledon is the oldest and most prestigious event in the sport of tennis. ... Christine Marie Evert (b. ... The U.S. Open is the fourth and final event of the Grand Slam in tennis. ... Jump to: navigation, search Tracy Ann Austin (b. ... Jump to: navigation, search Davis Cup logo The Davis Cup is the premier international team event in mens tennis. ...

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... 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. ... Rick Swenson is an American dog-sledder, who won the Iditarod several times. ...

Births

Jump to: navigation, search January 2 is the second day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Jump to: navigation, search January 15 is the 15th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... El Hadji Diouf (born 15 January 1981) is a Senegalese footballer. ... Jump to: navigation, search February 1 is the 32nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Jump to: navigation, search February 18 is the 49th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Andrei Kirilenko (Андрей Кириле́нко; born February 18, 1981) is a forward for the Utah Jazz team in the National Basketball Association. ... 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. ... Jump to: navigation, search February 19 is the 50th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Thomas Buffel (born February 19, 1981 in Ruddervoorde, Belgium) is a Belgian footballer who plays in midfield. ... Jump to: navigation, search February 24 is the 55th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Jump to: navigation, search Country: Australia Residence: Adelaide, AUS Height: 5 ft 11 in (1. ... Mauro Rosales (born February 24, 1981) is an Argentinian football player who, as of 2005, was playing for Ajax Amsterdam. ... Jump to: navigation, search March 10 is the 69th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (70th in Leap years). ... Samuel Etoo Samuel Etoo Fils (born March 10, 1981 in Nkon, Cameroon) is a football striker, who currently plays for Barcelona. ... Jump to: navigation, search March 12 is the 71st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (72nd in Leap years). ... Katarina Srebotnik (March 12, 1981) is a Slovenian professional tennis player, born in Slovenj Gradec. ... Jump to: navigation, search March 31 is the 90th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (91st in Leap years), with 275 days remaining, as the final day of March. ... Jump to: navigation, search April 5 is the 95th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (96th in leap years). ... Jump to: navigation, search April 21 is the 111th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (112th in leap years). ... Jump to: navigation, search May 11 is the 131st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (132nd in leap years). ... Lauren Jackson posing with her WNBA Most Valuable Player Award Lauren Elizabeth Jackson (born May 11, 1981 in Albury, New South Wales, Australia) is an Australian professional basketball player. ... Jump to: navigation, search May 19 is the 139th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (140th in leap years). ... Klaas-Erik Zwering (born May 19, 1981 in Eindhoven) is a former NetherlandsDutch swimmer and an Olympic medalist. ... Jump to: navigation, search May 26 is the 146th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (147th in leap years). ... Jump to: navigation, search June 7 is the 158th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (159th in leap years), with 207 days remaining. ... Jump to: navigation, search Anna Kournikova Anna Sergeyevna Kournikova (Russian: Анна Сергеевна Курникова, Ánna Sergéyevna Kúrnikova; born June 7, 1981) is a tennis player. ... Jump to: navigation, search June 9 is the 160th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (161st in leap years), with 205 days remaining. ... Jump to: navigation, search June 13 is the 164th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (165th in leap years), with 201 days remaining. ... Jump to: navigation, search June 14 is the 165th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (166th in leap years), with 200 days remaining. ... Jump to: navigation, search July 2 is the 183rd day of the year (184th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 182 days remaining. ... Zurab Zviadauri (born July 2, 1981) is a Georgian judoka who competed in the Mens 90 kg at the 2004 Summer Olympics and won the gold medal. ... Jump to: navigation, search July 9 is the 190th day of the year (191st in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 175 days remaining. ... Jump to: navigation, search Rutger Smith (born July 9, 1981) is a Dutch athlete competing in shot put and discus throw. ... Jump to: navigation, search July 16 is the 197th day (198th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 168 days remaining. ... Vicente Rodríguez Guillén, more commonly known simply as Vicente, (born July 16, 1981 in Valencia) is a Spanish football (soccer) midfielder who currently plays for Valencia CF. He started his professional career at rival club Levante UD and made his debut for the club in the 1997/1998... Jump to: navigation, search July 21 is the 202nd day (203rd in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 163 days remaining. ... Jump to: navigation, search July 23 is the 204th day (205th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 161 days remaining. ... Jump to: navigation, search Dmitriy Karpov (born July 23, 1981 in Karaganda) is an athlete from Kazakhstan who competes in decathlon and heptathlon (the latter during the winter season). ... Jump to: navigation, search July 29 is the 210th day (211th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 155 days remaining. ... Jump to: navigation, search Fernando Alonso Díaz (born on July 29, 1981 in Oviedo, Spain) is a Formula One racing driver, currently living in Oxford. ... Jump to: navigation, search August 8 is the 220th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (221st in leap years), with 145 days remaining. ... Jump to: navigation, search Country: Switzerland Residence: Oberwil, SUI Height: 185 cm (61) Weight: 85 kg (187 lbs. ... Jump to: navigation, search August 10 is the 222nd day of the year (223rd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Jump to: navigation, search August 12 is the 224th day of the year (225th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Jump to: navigation, search Djibril Cissé (born 12 August 1981 in Arles, France) is a French international football player who plays as a striker for both France and Liverpool. ... Jump to: navigation, search August 15 is the 227th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (228th in leap years), with 138 days remaining. ... Jump to: navigation, search Brendan Hansen (born August 15, 1981 in Havertown, Pennsylvania) is an American swimmer who specializes in the breaststroke. ... Jump to: navigation, search August 29 is the 241st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (242nd in leap years), with 124 days remaining. ... Jump to: navigation, search August 31 is the 243rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (244th in leap years), with 122 days remaining, as the final day of August. ... Jump to: navigation, search September 18 is the 261st day of the year (262nd in leap years). ... Jump to: navigation, search September 19 is the 262nd day of the year (263rd in leap years). ... Damiano Cunego (born in Cerro Veronese, Verona province, September 19, 1981) is a professional cyclist. ... Jump to: navigation, search September 23 is the 266th day of the year (267th in leap years). ... { Robert Doornbos (born 23 September 1981) is a Dutch Formula One driver for the Minardi team. ... Jump to: navigation, search September 26 is the 269th day of the year (270th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 96 days remaining. ... Country: United States Residence: Palm Beach, Florida, USA Height: 5 ft 10 in (178 cm) Weight: 145 lb (66 kg) Plays: Right Turned pro: September 1995 Highest singles ranking: 1 (July 8, 2002) Singles titles: 26 Prize Money: $15,756,765 Grand Slam Record Titles: 7 Australian Open W (2003... Jump to: navigation, search October 3 is the 276th day of the year (277th in Leap years). ... Zlatan Ibrahimović (born October 3, 1981 in Malmö, Skåne län, Sweden) is a Swedish international striker currently playing for Juventus in Italian Serie A. Born to Bosnian immigrants, with a father named Šefik (a Bosniak) and a mother named Julka (who is a Bosnian Croat), he grew up in a... Jump to: navigation, search October 15 is the 288th day of the year (289th in Leap years). ... Yelena Vyacheslavovna Dementyeva (Russian: Елена Вячеславовна Дементьева; born October 15, 1981, Moscow), better known as Elena Dementieva, is a professional tennis player from Russia. ... Jump to: navigation, search October 19 is the 292nd day of the year (293rd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Sarah Taylor may refer to multiple persons, including: Sarah Knox Taylor, the daughter of United States President Zachary Taylor and wife of Confederate States of America President Jefferson Davis. ... Jump to: navigation, search October 28 is the 301st day of the year (302nd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 64 days remaining. ... Milan BaroÅ¡ in a June 2005 photo Milan BaroÅ¡ (born 28 October 1981 in Vigantice, Czech Republic) is a Czech international footballer. ... Jump to: navigation, search October 29 is the 302nd day of the year (303rd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 63 days remaining. ... Competitor (October, 2004) Amanda Ray Beard (born October 29, 1981) is an American Olympic swimmer. ... Jump to: navigation, search November 7 is the 311st day of the year (312th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 54 days remaining. ... Jump to: navigation, search November 25 is the 329th (in leap years the 330th) day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Jump to: navigation, search Xabier Alonso Olano, commonly known as Xabi Alonso - pronounced Chabi Alonso - (born 25 November 1981), is a Spanish Basque footballer who plays his club football at Liverpool F.C. in England. ... Jump to: navigation, search December 7 is the 341st day (342nd on leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Jump to: navigation, search December 11 is the 345th day (346th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Jump to: navigation, search Javier Pedro Saviola (born December 11, 1981 in Buenos Aires, Argentina) is an Argentine football player. ... Jump to: navigation, search December 15 is the 349th day of the year (350th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Hossam Ghaly (born December 15, 1981) is an Egyptian football midfielder. ... Jump to: navigation, search December 17 is the 351st day of the year (352nd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Jump to: navigation, search December 28 is the 362nd day of the year (363rd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 3 days remaining. ... Khalid Boulahrouz (born December 28, 1981 in Maassluis, Netherlands) is a footballer for the Netherlands national football team and Hamburger SV. Khalid Boulahrouz He began his playing career for RKC Waalwijk on the March 9th 2002 against SC Heerenveen. ... Jump to: navigation, search Mika Väyrynen Mika Väyrynen (born December 28, 1981 in Eskilstuna, Sweden) is a Finnish footballer. ...

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