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Year 1998 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Jul 1 NBA commences a player lockout after no agreement with players about salary issues - lasts 204 days with the season shortened by 50 games
  • Jul 12 FIFA World Cup Final, Stade de France, Saint-Denis: Zinedine Zidane scores twice as France wins first World Cup beating Brazil, 3-0
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Sports Stars Married in 1998

  • Jan 10 Major League Baseball outfielder Barry Bonds (33) weds Elizabeth Watson (28) at Ritz-Carlton Hotel in San Francisco
  • May 1 Cyclist Lance Armstrong weds Kristin Richard (divorced 2003)
  • Nov 6 "Some Like It Hot" actor Tony Curtis (73) weds horse trainer Jill Vandenberg at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada

Sports Stars Divorces in 1998

  • Oct 13 Golfer champ Nick Faldo (41) divorces manager's secretary Gill Bennett after 12 years of marriage

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