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Encyclopedia > 1999 in sports

See also: 1998 in sports, other events of 1999, 2000 in sports and the list of 'years in sports'. 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... This page indexes the individual year in sports pages. ...

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Athletics

  • Hicham El Guerrouj sets the new World Record in the mile at the World Championships in Rome. He recorded a time of 3:43.13, barely edging out Noah Ngeny of Kenya who recorded 3:43.40.

Typical outdoor red rubber track Athletics, also known, especially in American English, as track and field or track and field athletics, is a collection of sport events, which can roughly be divided into running, throwing, and jumping. ... Hicham El Guerrouj (Arabic: هشام الكروج) (born September 14, 1974, Berkane, Morocco) is a Moroccan middle distance runner. ... This is the current Article Improvement Drive collaboration! CAST YOUR VOTE for next weeks article For other uses, see Rome (disambiguation). ... Noah Kiprono Ngeny (born November 2, 1978) is a Kenyan athlete, the surprise winner of the 1500 m at the 2000 Summer Olympics. ... Michael Duane Johnson, (born September 13, 1967), is a U.S. former sprinter who holds world records in the 200 m (19. ...

Auto Racing

Auto racing (also known as automobile racing, autosport or motorsport) is a sport involving racing automobiles. ... NEXTEL Cup drivers practice for the 2004 Daytona 500 This article is about the sport of stock car racing. ... Jeffrey Michael Gordon (born August 4, 1971 in Vallejo, California) currently lives in Charlotte, NC and is a four-time NASCAR Winston Cup (now NEXTEL Cup) Series champion and driver of the #24 Chevrolet Monte Carlo. ... 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. ... 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. ... Dale Jarrett prior to the Pepsi 400 at Daytona International Speedway. ... Indy Racing League Logo The Indy Racing League, better known as IRL, is the sanctioning body of a predominantly oval based open-wheel racing series in the United States and, more recently, Japan. ... Indianapolis 500, 1994 An Indianapolis 500 racecar depicted on the Indiana state quarter The Indianapolis 500-Mile Race, frequently shortened to Indianapolis 500 or Indy 500, is an American automobile race held annually over the Memorial Day weekend at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Speedway, Indiana. ... Kenny Bräck (b. ... 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. ... Juan Pablo Montoya Roldán (born September 20, 1975) is a Colombian Formula One motor racing driver. ... Formula One - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Mika Pauli Häkkinen, almost always internationally (but incorrectly) seen and pronounced Hakkinen, (born September 28, 1968 in Vantaa) is a Finnish racing driver and two-time Formula One drivers champion. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Pierluigi Martini (born April 23, 1961, in Lugo di Romagna, Italy) is an Italian Formula One driver. ... Yannick Dalmas was a Formula One driver from France. ... Joachim Winkelhock (born 24 October 1960), a German motor racing driver. ... BMW AG (an abbreviation of Bayerische Motoren Werke AG, or in English, Bavarian Motor Works), is a German company and manufacturer of automobiles and motorcycles. ... 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. ... Tommi Mäkinen is a Finnish rally driver and a champion of the WRC rally racing series. ... Stephane Sarrazin driving a Subaru Impreza WRC on the Monte Carlo Rally Carlos Sainz driving a Toyota Corolla WRC on the Monte Carlo Rally The World Rally Championship (WRC) is a rally racing series across the world (although the main focus is in Europe, due to the sports roots... 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. ... Mitsubishi Logo The Mitsubishi Group ), Mitsubishi Group of Companies, or Mitsubishi Companies, all refer to a large grouping of independently operated Japanese companies which share the Mitsubishi brand name. ... A European Top Alcohol Dragster at Santa Pod Raceway Front engine dragsters are what they raced in the 1960s. ... Toni Schumacher (born December 1, 1938) is a german goalkeeper. ... 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. ... Clocked Speed = 314 mph (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. ...

Baseball

See also Baseball is a team sport in which a player on one team (the pitcher) attempts to throw a hard, fist-sized ball within a zone over home plate while a player on the other team (the batter) attempts to hit the baseball with a tapered, smooth, cylindrical bat that can... May 10 is the 130th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (131st in leap years). ... Major league affiliations American League (1901-present) East Division (1969-present) Major league titles World Series titles (6) 2004 â€¢ 1918 â€¢ 1916 â€¢ 1915 1912 â€¢ 1903 AL Pennants (11) 2004 â€¢ 1986 â€¢ 1975 â€¢ 1967 1946 â€¢ 1918 â€¢ 1916 â€¢ 1915 1912 â€¢ 1904 â€¢ 1903 East Division titles (5) 1995 â€¢ 1990 â€¢ 1988 â€¢ 1986 1975 Wild card berths... Major league affiliations American League (1977-present) West Division (1977-present) Major league titles World Series titles (0) None AL Pennants (0) None West Division titles (3) [1] 2001 â€¢ 1997 â€¢ 1995 Wild card berths (1) 2000 Best Finish: Beat New York Yankees in Division Series in 1995 Season. ... The position of the shortstop A shortstop moves to his left, toward the center of the field, to play a ground ball Shortstop, abbreviated SS, is the baseball fielding position between second and third base. ... Nomar Garciaparra Anthony Nomar Garciaparra (born July 23, 1973, in Whittier, California) is an American baseball player. ... In baseball, a home run is a base hit in which the batter is able to circle all the bases, ending at home plate and scoring a run himself (along with a run scored by each runner who was already on base), with no errors by the defensive team on... In baseball, a grand slam is a home run hit with all the bases occupied, thereby scoring 4 runs, which is the most possible on a single play. ... James Reubin Tabor (November 5, 1916 - August 22, 1953), also knicknamed Rawhide, was a Major League Baseball third baseman who played for the Boston Red Sox (1938-44) and Philadelphia Phillies (1946-47). ... See also: 1938 in sports, other events of 1939, 1940 in sports and the list of years in sports. Many sporting events did not take place because of World War II. // Auto Racing August 11 - Jean Bugatti, automobile designer and the 30-year-old son of Ettore Bugatti, died in... Major League Baseball (MLB) is the highest level of play in professional baseball in the world. ... Robin Mark Ventura (born July 14, 1967 in Santa Maria, California) is a former third baseman in Major League Baseball who played primarily for the Chicago White Sox. ... See also: 1994 in sports, other events of 1995, 1996 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: Sterling Marlin won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Jeff Gordon CART racing - season championship won by Jacques Villeneuve Indianapolis 500 - Jacques Villeneuve. ... For other events named World Series, see World Series (disambiguation). ... Major league affiliations American League (1901-present) East Division (1969-present) Major league titles World Series titles (26) 2000 â€¢ 1999 â€¢ 1998 â€¢ 1996 1978 â€¢ 1977 â€¢ 1962 â€¢ 1961 1958 â€¢ 1956 â€¢ 1953 â€¢ 1952 1951 â€¢ 1950 â€¢ 1949 â€¢ 1947 1943 â€¢ 1941 â€¢ 1939 â€¢ 1938 1937 â€¢ 1936 â€¢ 1932 â€¢ 1928 1927 â€¢ 1923 AL Pennants (39) 2003 â€¢ 2001 â€¢ 2000... Major league affiliations National League (1876-present) East Division (1994-present) West Division (1969-1993) Major league titles World Series titles (3) 1995 â€¢ 1957 â€¢ 1914 NL Pennants (17) 1999 â€¢ 1996 â€¢ 1995 â€¢ 1992 1991 â€¢ 1958 â€¢ 1957 â€¢ 1948 1914 â€¢ 1898 â€¢ 1897 â€¢ 1893 1892 â€¢ 1891 â€¢ 1883 â€¢ 1878 1877 East Division titles (11) 2005... Mariano Rivera (born November 29, 1969 in Panama City, Panama), nicknamed Mo, Sandman, and The Hammer of God, is a relief pitcher for the New York Yankees. ...

The following are the baseball events of the year 1999 throughout the world. ...

Basketball

  • NBA Finals: - The San Antonio Spurs defeat the New York Knicks, 4 games to 1, to win the franchises' first championship. The Knicks were the first number eight seed in NBA history to make it to the NBA Finals.

Sara Giauro shoots a three-point shot, FIBA Europe Cup for Women Finals 2005 For other uses, see Basketball (disambiguation). ... The National Basketball Association of the United States and Canada, commonly known as the NBA, is the premier professional basketball league in North America. ... The San Antonio Spurs are a National Basketball Association team based in San Antonio, Texas. ... The New York Knicks (or New York Knickerbockers) are a professional basketball team based in New York City. ... The NCAA Mens Division I Basketball Championship is held each spring featuring 65 of the top college basketball teams in the United States. ... WNBA may also refer to WNBA-AM, a radio station in Illinois. ... The Houston Comets are a Womens National Basketball Association team. ... The New York Liberty is a Womens National Basketball Association (WNBA) team based in New York City. ...

Boxing

Professional boxing bout featuring Ricardo Dominguez (left) vs. ... September 18 is the 261st day of the year (262nd in leap years). ... The Fight Of The Millennium was a boxing match held in Las Vegas, Nevada,in 1999, to unify the WBC and IBFs world Welterweight championships. ... Félix Tito Trinidad Jr. ... Oscar de la Hoya (born February 4, 1973 in Montebello, CA) — nicknamed the Golden Boy — is a Mexican-American boxer who won a gold medal at the Barcelona Olympic Games and is considered one of boxings all time greats. ... The International Boxing Federation, or IBF, is one of many organizations which sanction world championship boxing bouts, alongside the WBA, WBC, WBO, and a dozen or so others. ... 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. ...

Cricket

Cricket World Cup - Final: Australia beat Pakistan by eight wickets For the insect, see Cricket (insect). ... Cricket World Cup 2007 logo The ICC Cricket World Cup is the world championship of one-day cricket, a tournament held quadrenially between all Test-playing nations (currently 10 nations), plus qualifiers. ...


Curling

Curling is a precision team sport similar to bowls or bocce, played on a rectangular sheet of prepared ice by two teams of four players each, using heavy polished granite stones which they slide down the ice towards a target area called the house. ... The Ford World Curling Championship is an annual curling event which showcases the worlds best curlers. ... Motto: Nemo me impune lacessit (English: No one provokes me with impunity) Scotlands location within Europe Scotlands location within the United Kingdom Languages English, Gaelic, Scots Capital Edinburgh Largest city Glasgow First Minister Jack McConnell Area - Total - % water Ranked 2nd UK 78,782 km² 1. ...

Cycling

Cycling is a recreation, a sport and a means of transport across land. ... 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. ... Ivan Gotti is an Italian professional road racing cyclist. ... The Tour de France (French for Tour of France), often referred to as La Grande Boucle, Le Tour or The Tour, is a long-distance road bicycle racing competition for professionals held over three weeks in July in and around France and occasionally nearby countries. ... Lance Armstrong (born Lance Edward Gunderson on September 18, 1971 in Plano, Texas) is a retired American professional road racing cyclist. ... The professional World Cycling Championship is a one-day cycling event 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. ... Óscar Freire Gomez (born 1976) is a Spanish cyclist. ...

Dogsled racing

Dogsled racing is a winter dog sport involving the timed competition of teams of sleddogs that pull a sled, on the runners of which the dog driver or musher stands. ... The Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, usually called the Iditarod and known as the Last Great Race, is an annual dog sled race in Alaska, where mushers and teams of dogs cover more than 1,000 miles (1,600 km) in less than two weeks, frequently through blizzards causing whiteout... Doug Swingley (born May 14, 1953) is an American dog musher and dog sled racer from Lincoln, Montana, who is a four-time winner of the 1,049-mile Iditarod sled dog race across Alaska. ...

Field Hockey

A game of field hockey in progress Field hockey is a popular sport for men and women in many countries around the world. ...

World Competitions

The 21st edition of the Mens Champions Trophy took place from Thursday June 10th until Sunday June 20th 1999 in the State Hockey Centre in Brisbane, Queensland. ... Brisbane is the capital and most populous city in the state of Queensland, Australia. ... The sixth edition of the Womens Champions Trophy took place from Thursday June 10th untill Saturday June 19th 1999 in the State Hockey Centre in Brisbane, Queensland. ... Brisbane is the capital and most populous city in the state of Queensland, Australia. ...

Regional Competitions

  • Men's European Nations Cup in Padua, Italy
    • Gold Medal: Germany
    • Silver Medal: The Netherlands
    • Bronze Medal: England
  • Women's European Nations Cup in Cologne, Germany
    • Gold Medal: The Netherlands
    • Silver Medal: Germany
    • Bronze Medal: England

Location within Italy Tronco Maestro Riviera: a pedestrian walk along a section of the inland waterway or naviglio interno of Padua The city of Padua (Lat. ... The 13th Pan American Games were held in Winnipeg, Canada for the 2nd time. ... Motto: Unum Cum Virtute Multorum (One With the Strength of Many) Area: 465. ... Cologne (German: ; Kölsch: Kölle) is Germanys fourth-largest city after Berlin, Hamburg and Munich and is the largest city both in the German Federal State of North Rhine-Westphalia and within the Rhine-Ruhr Metropolitan Area, one of the largest European metropolitan areas with over 12 million... The 13th Pan American Games were held in Winnipeg, Canada for the 2nd time. ... Motto: Unum Cum Virtute Multorum (One With the Strength of Many) Area: 465. ...

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. ... The World Figure Skating Championships is an annual event in which elite figure skaters compete for the title of World Champion. ... Alexei Konstantinovich Yagudin (born March 18, 1980 in Saint Petersburg, Russia) is an Olympic Champion (2002), a four-time World Champion and a three-time European Champion in figure skating. ... Maria Butirskaya is a Russian figure skater. ... Elena Berezhnaya (born October 11, 1977 in Nevinnomirsk, Russia) is a Russian figure skater. ... Anton Tarielyevich Sikharulidze was born October 25, 1976. ...

Football (American)

Look up Football in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... The Fiesta Bowl, now sponsored by Tostitos tortilla chips (a Frito-Lay product), is a United States college football game played annually since 1971 in Tempe, Arizona. ... The University of Tennessee (UT), sometimes called the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UT Knoxville or UTK), is the primary institution of the statewide land-grant University of Tennessee system, Tennessees flagship public university. ... Florida State University, also commonly referred to as FSU or Florida State, is a comprehensive, graduate-national research university founded in 1851 and located in Tallahassee, Florida. ... For other uses of the abbreviation BCS, please see BCS (disambiguation). ... Date January 31, 1999 Stadium Pro Player Stadium City Miami, Florida MVP John Elway, Quarterback Favorite Broncos by 7 1/2 National Anthem Cher Coin toss Raymond Berry, Lenny Moore, Jim Parker, Art Donovan, Gino Marchetti, Frank Gifford, Roosevelt Brown, Don Maynard, Sam Huff, Tom Landry Halftime show Gloria Estefan... City Denver, Colorado Other nicknames None Team colors Broncos Navy Blue, Orange, and White Head Coach Mike Shanahan Owner Pat Bowlen General manager Ted Sundquist Fight song None Mascot Miles Local radio Flagship stations: KOA (850 AM)-English and KBNO (1280 AM)-Spanish Announcers: David Diaz-Infante and Dave Logan... City Atlanta, Georgia Other nicknames Dirty Birds Team colors Black, Red, Silver, and White Head Coach Jim L. Mora Owner Arthur Blank General manager Rich McKay Mascot Freddie Falcon Local radio Flagship stations: WZGC (92. ...

Football (Australian Rules)

Look up Football in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Australian Rules and Aussie Rules redirect here. ... This is a page about the national league in Australian Rules Football. ... The North Melbourne Football Club, trading as the Kangaroos, and informally known as the Shinboners or the Kangaroos Football Club plays Australian rules football in the Australian Football League. ... Carlton Football Club, nicknamed The Blues for their dark blue playing colours, is one of the oldest and most successful Australian rules football clubs. ... The Charles Brownlow Trophy, better known as the Brownlow Medal, is an annual medal awarded to the fairest and best player in the Australian Football League during the regular season (ie. ... Shane Crawford (born September 9, 1974) is a player for the Hawthorn Football Club in the Australian Football League. ... The Hawthorn Football Club, nicknamed The Hawks, is an Australian rules football club playing in the Australian Football League (AFL). ...

Football (Canadian)

Look up Football in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Then Prime Minister Joe Clark presents the 1979 Grey Cup to victorious Edmonton Eskimos Danny Kepley and Tom Wilkinson. ... The Hamilton Tiger-Cats are a Canadian Football League team based in Hamilton, Ontario. ... This article is for the CFL football team. ... The Vanier Cup (French: Coupe Vanier) is the championship trophy of Canadian Interuniversity Sport mens football. ... The Laval Rouge-et-Or (Laval Red and Gold) are the athletic teams that represent Université Laval in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. ... The Saint Marys Huskies are the mens athletic teams that represent Saint Marys University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. ...

Football (Soccer)

For fuller coverage, see: 1999 in football (soccer) Look up Football in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Football is a ball game played between two teams of eleven players, each attempting to win by scoring more goals than their opponent. ... The Season 1998-99 of the European UEFA Champions League football club tournament was won by Manchester United, coming back from a goal in two minutes to Bayern Munich. ... Manchester Uniteds emblem Manchester United F.C. (often abbreviated to Man United or just Man U, pronounced man-yoo) is an English football club based at Old Trafford in Greater Manchester. ... Bayern Munich (German: FC Bayern München) is a German football club. ... // UEFA Cup Finals Single match finals Two-legged finals Inter-Cities Fairs Cup finals aet - after extra time ... Parma Football Club (formerly Parma Associazione Calcio) is an Italian football club based in Parma, Emilia-Romagna, nicknamed the Crociati (Crusaders) and the Gialloblu (Yellow-Blues). ... Olympique de Marseille is a football team that plays in Ligue 1, the top level of the French Football League, based in Marseille. ... The following are the football (soccer) events of the year 1999 throughout the world. ...


Gaelic Athletic Association

A stylised Celtic cross serves as the traditional logo of the GAA. The Gaelic Athletic Association (The GAA) (Irish: Cumann Lúthchleas Gael) is an organisation which is mostly focussed on promoting Irish sports, such as hurling and camogie, Gaelic football and handball, and rounders. ... Camogie (in Irish, Camógaíocht) is a Celtic team sport, the female variant of hurling. ... // History Gaelic football Hurling External links Tipperary on Hoganstand. ... The Cork County Board of the Gaelic Athletic Association (or Cork GAA) is one of the 32 county boards of the GAA in Ireland, and is responsible for Gaelic Games in County Cork. ... Gaelic Football action Gaelic football (Irish: peil ghaelach) is a form of football played mainly in Ireland where it is the most popular sport. ... The Gaelic Athletic Association The All-Ireland Senior Football Championship (known for sponsorship reasons as the Bank of Ireland Football Championship) is the premier knockout competition in the game of Gaelic football played in Ireland. ... // History Gaelic football Hurling External links Meath on Hoganstand. ... The Cork County Board of the Gaelic Athletic Association (or Cork GAA) is one of the 32 county boards of the GAA in Ireland, and is responsible for Gaelic Games in County Cork. ... The National Football League (known for sponsorship reasons as the Allianz National Football League) is a Gaelic football tournament held annually between the county teams of Ireland, under the auspices of the Gaelic Athletic Association. ... The Cork County Board of the Gaelic Athletic Association (or Cork GAA) is one of the 32 county boards of the GAA in Ireland, and is responsible for Gaelic Games in County Cork. ... The Dublin County Board of the Gaelic Athletic Association (Irish: Cummann Luthchleas Gael Coiste Contae Ath Cliath) or Dublin GAA is one of the 32 county boards of the GAA in Ireland, and is responsible for Gaelic Games in County Dublin. ... Ladies Gaelic Football is the most prominent amateur team sport for women in Ireland. ... // History Gaelic football Hurling External links Mayo on Hoganstand. ... // History Gaelic football Hurling External links Monaghan on Hoganstand. ... Hurling (Irish, Iomáint) is an outdoor team sport of Celtic origin, played with sticks and a ball. ... The Gaelic Athletic Association The Liam McCarthy Cup, the greatest hurling prize of all The All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship (known for sponsorship reasons as the Guinness Hurling Championship) is the premier knockout competition in the game of hurling played in Ireland. ... The Cork County Board of the Gaelic Athletic Association (or Cork GAA) is one of the 32 county boards of the GAA in Ireland, and is responsible for Gaelic Games in County Cork. ... The Kilkenny County Board of the Gaelic Athletic Association (Irish: Cummann Luthchleas Gael Coiste Contae Cill Chainnigh) or Kilkenny GAA is one of the 32 county boards of the GAA in Ireland, and is responsible for Gaelic Games in County Kilkenny. ... The National Hurling League (known for sponsorship reasons as the Allianz National Hurling League) is a hurling tournament held annually between the county teams of Ireland, under the auspices of the Gaelic Athletic Association. ...

Golf

Men's Golf Golf (gowf in Scots) is a game where individual players or teams hit a ball into a hole using various clubs, and is one of the few ball games that does not use a fixed standard playing area. ... 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. ... The Masters is one of four major championships in mens golf and the first to take place each year. ... José María Olazábal (born 5 February 1966 in Fuenterrabia, Spain) is a professional golfer who has enjoyed success on both the PGA European Tour and the PGA Tour, and has won two major championships. ... The United States Open Golf Tournament is an annual mens golf tournament staged by the United States Golf Association each June. ... Payne Stewart on the cover of the 2001 paperback edition of the authorised biography by Tracey Stewart with Ken Abraham. ... 2005 Open Champion Tiger Woods holding the Claret Jug. ... Paul Lawrie (born 1 January 1969) is a Scottish golfer who is best known for winning The Open Championship in 1999. ... // 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. ... Eldrick Tiger Woods (born December 30, 1975, in Cypress, California) is an American golfer, widely considered to be one of the greatest golfers of all time. ... The PGA Tour is an organization headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, USA that operates the USAs main professional golf tours for men. ... Eldrick Tiger Woods (born December 30, 1975, in Cypress, California) is an American golfer, widely considered to be one of the greatest golfers of all time. ... 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. ... Bruce Fleischer (b. ... 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. ... Europe is conventionally considered one of the seven continents of Earth which, in this case, is more a cultural and political distinction than a physiographic one, leading to various perspectives about Europes borders. ... 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. ... Juli Inkster (née Simpson) (born June 24, 1960, in Santa Cruz, California) 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. ... Juli Inkster (née Simpson) (born June 24, 1960, in Santa Cruz, California) is an American professional golfer. ... Karrie Anne Webb (born 21 December 1974) is Australias most successful female golfer, and one of the top players in the history of global womens golf. ... LPGA stands for Ladies Professional Golf Association. ...

Thoroughbred Horse Racing

Thoroughbred horse racing is the main form of horse-racing throughout the world. ... The 1976 cup won by Van Der Hum. ... Rogan Josh is a tomato/red pepper based lamb curry dish. ... 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. ... Artists can use woodworking to create delicate sculptures. ... 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. ... 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. ... 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. ... Churchill Downs racetrack, 2004 The Kentucky Derby is a stakes race for three-year-old thoroughbred horses, staged annually in Louisville, Kentucky on the first Saturday in May, capping the three-week-long Kentucky Derby Festival. ... Charismatic was the winner of the Kentucky Derby in 1999. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Charismatic was the winner of the Kentucky Derby in 1999. ... The Belmont Stakes is a prestigious horse race held yearly in June at Belmont Park in Elmont, New York. ... The Breeders Cup World Thoroughbred Championships is an annual series of thoroughbred horse races sponsored by the National Thoroughbred Racing Association. ... The Breeders Cup Classic is a Thoroughbred horse race for 3 years old and up. ... The Breeders Cup Distaff is a Thoroughbred horse race for fillies and mares, 3 years old and up. ... The Breeders Cup Filly & Mare Turf is a Thoroughbred horse race on turf for fillies and mares, 3 years old and up. ... The Breeders Cup Juvenile is a Thoroughbred horse race for 2-year-old colts and geldings. ... Mir Babar Ali Anis (1803-1874) was born in Faizabad in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. ... The Breeders Cup World Thoroughbred Championships is an annual series of thoroughbred horse races sponsored by the National Thoroughbred Racing Association and held on a single day at a predetermined site, usually in the United States but sometimes in Canada. ... The Breeders Cup World Thoroughbred Championships is an annual series of thoroughbred horse races sponsored by the National Thoroughbred Racing Association and held on a single day at a predetermined site, usually in the United States but sometimes in Canada. ... The Breeders Cup World Thoroughbred Championships is an annual series of thoroughbred horse races sponsored by the National Thoroughbred Racing Association and held on a single day at a predetermined site, usually in the United States but sometimes in Canada. ... The Breeders Cup Turf is a Thoroughbred horse race on turf for 3 years old and up. ... Daylami, Emirates World Champion and Winner of 7 Group One races, is a racehorse owned by the Aga Khan. ...

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 North America Cup is an annual harness racing event held at Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto, Ontario, Canada for 3-year-old standardbred pacing horses. ... 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. ... The game Special Force is typical of the fake Muslims that term themselves Hezbollah. ...

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 Trophy is given to the National Hockey League player with the most points scored at the end of the regular season. ... The modernized NHL shield logo debuted in 2005, replacing the orange and black shield, which had been used since the leagues inception. ... Jaromír Jágr , better known in English as Jaromir Jagr, (born February 15, 1972 in Kladno, Czechoslovakia) is regarded as one of the top ice hockey players in the NHL today, and is one of the best European players that has ever worn an NHL uniform. ... The Pittsburgh Penguins are a professional ice hockey team based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... Hart Memorial Trophy on display at the Hockey Hall of Fame The Hart Memorial Trophy is presented annually to the ice hockey player who is most valuable to his team in the National Hockey League during the regular season. ... The modernized NHL shield logo debuted in 2005, replacing the orange and black shield, which had been used since the leagues inception. ... Jaromír Jágr , better known in English as Jaromir Jagr, (born February 15, 1972 in Kladno, Czechoslovakia) is regarded as one of the top ice hockey players in the NHL today, and is one of the best European players that has ever worn an NHL uniform. ... The Pittsburgh Penguins are a professional ice hockey team based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... Stanley Cup on display at the Hockey Hall of Fame The Stanley Cup, originally called the Dominion Hockey Challenge Cup, is awarded each year by the National Hockey League to the champion of its playoff tournament. ... The Dallas Stars are a National Hockey League (NHL) team based in Dallas, Texas. ... The Buffalo Sabres are a professional ice hockey team based in Buffalo, New York. ... Conn Smythe Trophy on display at the Hockey Hall of Fame The Conn Smythe Memorial Trophy is awarded annually to the most valuable player during the National Hockey Leagues Stanley Cup playoffs. ... Joe Nieuwendyk at the 1998 Winter Olympics. ... The Ice Hockey World Championships are an annual event put together by the IIHF, the International Ice Hockey Federation, since 1930. ...

Lacrosse

The Dive Shot. A womens lacrosse player carries the ball past a defender. ... Major League Lacrosse is a professional field lacrosse league played in the United States. ... The Toronto Rock are a member of the National Lacrosse League (NLL), a North American professional sports league. ... The Rochester Knighthawks are a professional lacrosse team in the National Lacrosse League. ... NLL logo Old MILL logo The National Lacrosse League (NLL) is the professional league of mens indoor lacrosse in North America. ... The Victoria Shamrocks are a Senior A box lacrosse club, based in Victoria, British Columbia. ... The Mann Cup is the trophy awarded to the senior mens lacrosse champions of Canada. ... Founders Cup Trophy The Founders Cup is the championship trophy of Canadas Junior B Lacrosse leagues. ... The Minto Cup is awarded annually to the champion junior mens lacrosse team of Canada. ...

Radiosport

The term Radiosport is of modern Eastern European origin and is used to describe one of several competitive amateur radio activities. ... The International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) is an international confederation of national Amateur Radio organisations that allows a forum for common matters of concern and collectively represents matters to the International Telecommunications Union (ITU). ... A German competitor on a two meter ARDF course. ... Nickname: City of Roses, Stumptown, Bridgetown Official website: http://www. ... The International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) is an international confederation of national Amateur Radio organisations that allows a forum for common matters of concern and collectively represents matters to the International Telecommunications Union (ITU). ... World map showing the Americas The Americas commonly refers to the lands of the Western hemisphere, consisting of the continents of North America and South America with their associated islands and regions. ... High Speed Telegraphy (HST) competitions challenge individuals to correctly receive and copy Morse code transmissions sent at very high speeds. ... Pordenone is a city, comune and province of northeast Italy in the Friuli-Venezia Giulia region. ...

Rugby Union

General phase play in rugby union. ... The Bledisloe Cup Rugby Unions Bledisloe Cup is contested between Australias Wallabies and New Zealands All Blacks. ... The William Webb Ellis Trophy, the main prize of the Rugby Union World Cup The Rugby World Cup is the premier international Rugby Union contest in the world, first held jointly in Australia and New Zealand in 1987, a full 33 years after the first Rugby League World Cup and... History The Five Nations Championship, with its predecessor, the Home Championship, was the premier international rugby union tournament in the Northern hemisphere. ... Motto: Nemo me impune lacessit (English: No one provokes me with impunity) Scotlands location within Europe Scotlands location within the United Kingdom Languages English, Gaelic, Scots Capital Edinburgh Largest city Glasgow First Minister Jack McConnell Area - Total - % water Ranked 2nd UK 78,782 km² 1. ... The Tri Nations Series is an annual international Rugby Union series held between Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. ...

Skiing

Members of the US Air Force skiing (and snowboarding) at Keystone Resorts 14th Annual SnoFest An alpine skier Deep powder skiing 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. ... 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. ... Lasse Kjus (born January 14, 1971) is a Norwegian Alpine skier who has won the overall World Cup twice, olympic gold, and several World Championships. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...

Snooker

Snooker is a billiards sport that is played on a large (12 × 6) baize-covered table with pockets in each of the four corners and in the middle of each of the long cushions. ... The World Snooker Championship, currently held at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield, 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. ... Stephen Hendry MBE (born January 13, 1969 in Auchterarder, Perth and Kinross) is a Scottish professional snooker player. ... Mark Williams (born 21 March 1975, Cwm, Wales) is a Welsh professional snooker player. ... The snooker world rankings are a system of ranking professional snooker players. ... John Higgins (born May 18, 1975, Wishaw, North Lanarkshire) is a Scottish professional snooker player. ... The snooker players ranked number one in the world are listed below for each season since rankings began. ...

Tennis

Tennis ball This article is about the sport. ... 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. ... Yevgeny Aleksandrovich Kafelnikov (born on 18 February 1974) (Russian: Евгений Александрович Кафельников) (yehv-GYEH-nee kah-FYELL-nee-koff; KAH-fyell-nee-koff in Russian) is a former World No. ... The French Open, officially the Tournoi de Roland-Garros (English: Roland Garros Tournament), is a tennis event held over two weeks between mid May and early June in Paris, France, and is the second of the Grand Slam tournaments on the annual tennis calendar. ... Andre Kirk Agassi (born April 29, 1970, in Las Vegas, Nevada) is a former World No. ... Wimbledon logo Wimbledon is the oldest and most prestigious event in the sport of tennis. ... Country: United States Residence: Los Angeles, California, USA Height: 185 cm (6 ft 1 in) Weight: 77 kg (170 lb) Plays: Right Turned pro: 1988 Retired: 2002 Highest singles ranking: 1 (1993-04-12) Singles titles: 64 Career Prize Money: US$43,280,489 Grand Slam Record Titles: 14 Australian... The U.S. Open is the fourth and final event of the Grand Slam in tennis. ... Andre Kirk Agassi (born April 29, 1970, in Las Vegas, Nevada) is a former World No. ... 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. ... Country: Switzerland Residence: Trubbach, SUI, Wesley Chapel, Florida, USA Height: 170 cm (5 ft 7 in) Weight: 59 kg (130 lb) Plays: Right Racket: Yonex NanoSpeed RQ 7 Shoes: adidas ClimaCool Feather II Turned pro: 1994 Retired: (2002) Comeback in 2005 Highest singles ranking: 1 (March 31, 1997) Singles titles... The French Open, officially the Tournoi de Roland-Garros (English: Roland Garros Tournament), is a tennis event held over two weeks between mid May and early June in Paris, France, and is the second of the Grand Slam tournaments on the annual tennis calendar. ... Steffi Graf Stefanie Maria (Steffi) Graf (born June 14, 1969 in Mannheim, Germany) is a former World No. ... Wimbledon logo Wimbledon is the oldest and most prestigious event in the sport of tennis. ... Lindsay Ann Davenport (born June 8, 1976 in Palos Verdes, California) is an American professional female tennis player. ... The U.S. Open is the fourth and final event of the Grand Slam in tennis. ... Serena Jameka Williams (born September 26, 1981) is an African-American professional womens tennis player, who is a former World No. ... 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 13th Pan American Games were held in Winnipeg, Canada for the 2nd time. ... {{Canadian City/Disable Field={{{Disable Motto Link}}}}} Motto: Unum Cum Virtute Multorum (One With the Strength of Many) City of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada Location. ... The 7th All-Africa Games were played from September 10, 1999 to September 19, 1999 in Greater Johannesburg, South Africa. ... Johannesburgs skyline as seen from the observation deck of the Carlton Centre. ... Categories: | | ... Gangwon (Gangwon-do) is a province of South Korea, with its capital at Chuncheon. ... The 9th Pan Arab Games were held in Amman, Jordan between August 15 and August 31, 1999. ... Location of Amman Amman (Arabic عمان ʿAmmān), the capital of the Kingdom of Jordan, is a city of more than 1. ... The 1999 Summer Universiade, also known as the XX Summer Universiade, took place in Palma de Mallorca, Spain. ... Palma (old Spanish name Palma de Mallorca) is the major city and port in the island of Majorca (in Catalan: Mallorca) and capital city of the autonomous community of the Balearic Islands in Spain. ... The 1999 Winter Universiade, the XIX Winter Universiade, took place in Poprad Tatry, Slovakia. ... Poprad (Hungarian: Poprád, German: Deutschendorf) is a town in northern Slovakia at the foot of the High Tatra Mountains. ...

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