Events in Sport in 1982

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  • Jan 1 68th Rose Bowl: #12 Washington beats #13 Iowa, 28-0
  • Jan 1 48th Sugar Bowl: #10 Pittsburgh beats #2 Georgia, 24-20
  • Jan 1 11th Fiesta Bowl: #7 Penn State beats #8 Southern California, 26-10
  • Jan 1 48th Orange Bowl: #1 Clemson beats #4 Nebraska, 22-15
  • Jan 2 Islanders start 23 undefeated home streak (21-0-2) 14 straight wins
  • Jan 2 "The Epic in Miami", in 85 degree heat (Fahrenheit), the San Diego Chargers defeat the Miami Dolphins 41-38 in overtime in the AFC Divisional Playoff Game, a game that set numerous playoff scoring records
  • Jan 3 70th Men's Australian Open: Johan Kriek beats Steve Denton (6-2, 7-6, 6-7, 6-4)

Sport awardTennis Open

Jan 3 70th Women's Australian Open: Martina Navratilova beats Chris Evert-Lloyd (6-7, 6-4, 7-5)

Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova
Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert

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Jan 5 Darryl Sittler, on advice from his doctor, leaves the Toronto Maple Leafs because of mental depression

NHL Legend Darryl Sittler
NHL Legend
Darryl Sittler

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Jan 7 Islander's Bryan Trottier's 10th career hat trick

NHL Star Bryan Trottier
NHL Star
Bryan Trottier
  • Jan 10 "Freezer Bowl", Bengals beat Chargers in -59°F (-51°C) to win AFC championship
  • Jan 10 Petra Schneider swims world record 1500 m freestyle (15:43.31)

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Jan 10 "The Catch" - iconic moment in NFL history - Dwight Clark makes a fingertip catch for a touchdown from Joe Montana with 58 seconds left (SF 49ers win the game and go on to win the Super Bowl)

NFL Quarterback Joe Montana
NFL Quarterback
Joe Montana
  • Jan 10 AFC Championship Game: Cincinnati Bengals beat San Diego Chargers 27-7
  • Jan 10 NFC Championship Game: San Francisco 49ers beat Dallas Cowboys 28-27

Hall of fameHall of Fame

Jan 13 Hank Aaron & Frank Robinson elected to Hall of Fame

Baseball Player Hank Aaron
Baseball Player
Hank Aaron

  • Jan 20 Darryl Sittler is traded by the Toronto Maple Leafs to the Philadelphia Flyers
  • Jan 21 NY Islanders begin then NHL record 15 game winning streak
  • Jan 24 Super Bowl XVI, Pontiac Silverdome: SF 49ers beat Cincinnati Bengals, 26-21; MVP: Joe Montana, San Francisco, QB
  • Jan 26 Islanders score 4 goals within 1:38, 5 within 2:37 vs Penguins
  • Jan 27 Philadelphia trades Larry Bowa & Ryne Sandberg to Cubs for Ivan DeJesus
  • Jan 27 West Indies beat Australia 3-1 to win cricket's World Series Cup
  • Jan 29 Old Dominion ends Louisiana Tech's women's basketball rec 54-game win streak
  • Jan 29 Wayne Garland, baseball 1st millionaire free agent, waived by Indians
  • Jan 31 NFL Pro Bowl: AFC beats NFC 16-13
  • Jan 31 32nd NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 120-118 at East Rutherford, New Jersey
  • Feb 8 Dodgers trade Davey Lopes to A's breaking up the longest-playing infield (Cey-Russell-Lopes-Garvey)
  • Feb 9 34th NHL All-Star Game: Wales beat Campbell 4-2 at Washington

Sports record brokenNHL Record

Feb 12 Wayne Gretzky scores 153rd point of season, breaking NHL record

Ice Hockey Great Wayne Gretzky
Ice Hockey Great
Wayne Gretzky
  • Feb 13 Islander's Bryan Trottier scores 5 goals against Flyers
  • Feb 14 24th Daytona 500: Bobby Allison wins (153.991 MPH)
  • Feb 15 Dan Issel (NBA-Nuggets), begins streak of 63 consecutive free throw
  • Feb 17 Commencement of Sri Lanka's 1st Test Cricket match, v England
  • Feb 20 NY Islanders wins then NHL record 15th straight game
  • Feb 24 Basketball team Boston Celtics begin 18 NBA game win streak
  • Feb 24 Wayne Gretzky scores NHL-record 78th goal of season en route to 92

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Feb 26 Test Cricket debut of batsman Martin Crowe, playing for New Zealand v Australia in Wellington, run out for 9

Cricketer Martin Crowe
Cricketer
Martin Crowe
  • Feb 27 Dan Issel (NBA-Nuggets), hits on 63rd consecutive free throw
  • Feb 28 Ayako Okamoto wins LPGA Arizona Copper Golf Classic
  • Mar 2 60th hat trick in Islander history-Bryan Trottier
  • Mar 5 Gaylord Perry (with 297 wins) signs with Seattle Mariners

  • Mar 6 NBA highest scoring game: San Antonio beat Milwaukee 171-166 (3 OT)
  • Mar 6 23rd SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: Alabama beats Kentucky, 48-46
  • Mar 7 NCAA Tournament Selection televised live for 1st time
  • Mar 7 29th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: North Carolina beats Virginia, 47-45
  • Mar 10 Salim Malik scores 100 in 2nd inning of Test Cricket debut (v SL)
  • Mar 13 Ice Dance Championship at Copenhagen won by Jayne Torvill & Christopher Dean (GBR)
  • Mar 13 Men's Figure Skating Champions in Copenhagen won by Scott Hamilton (USA)
  • Mar 13 Worlds Ladies' Figure Skating Champs in Copenhagen won by Elaine Zayak (USA) who lands 6 triple jumps
  • Mar 14 Sally Little wins LPGA Olympia Gold Golf Classic
  • Mar 14 Sidath Wettimuny scores Sri Lanka's 1st Test Cricket century
  • Mar 21 Jerry Pate celebrates golf win by jumping into the water hazard

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Mar 23 Isle's Mike Bossy's 20th career hat trick-4 goals

Ice Hockey Great Mike Bossy
Ice Hockey Great
Mike Bossy
  • Mar 25 Wayne Gretzky becomes 1st NHL to score 200 points in a season
  • Mar 27 Imran takes 14-116 for cricket match v Sri Lanka at Lahore
  • Mar 28 1st NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: LA Tech beats Cheney 76-62
  • Mar 28 Amy Alcott wins LPGA Women's Kemper Golf Open
  • Mar 28 Last AIAW Women's Basketball Championship, Rutgers beat Texas 83-77 in Philadelphia
  • Mar 29 44th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: NC beats Georgetown 63-62
  • Apr 2 In exhibition game A's pitcher Steve McCatty comes to bat using a 15" toy bat (under Billy Martins orders), protesting disallowing of DH
  • Apr 3 Buffalo Sabre Gil Perrault scores his 1,000th NHL point
  • Apr 3 136th Grand National: Mr. Dick Saunders aboard Grittar wins
  • Apr 4 11th Nabisco Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Sally Little
  • Apr 6 Largest crowd ever to see a baseball game in Minnesota 52,279
  • Apr 8 Tracy Caulkins, 19, wins her 36th US swimming title
  • Apr 9 LA Lakers block 21 Denver shots setting NBA regulation game record
  • Apr 10 LA Kings losing 5-0 to Edmonton in 3rd period, win in OT 6-5
  • Apr 11 46th Masters Golf Tournament: Craig Stadler wins, shooting a 284
  • Apr 18 Atlanta Braves win record 11th straight opening game (beat Astros)
  • Apr 19 86th Boston Marathon: Alberto Salazar of United States 1st man in 2:08:51 and Charlotte Teske of West Germany 1st woman in 2:29:33
  • Apr 19 Rosie Ruiz, marathon race cheater, arrested for forgery
  • Apr 20 Atlanta Braves become 1st team to win 1st 12 games of the season
  • Apr 21 Atlanta Braves win their 13th straight game
  • Apr 22 Atlanta Braves lose after winning 1st 13 games of season
  • Apr 24 Cards win 12th game in a row; 7-4 over Phillies
  • Apr 26 Gene Michael becomes NY Yankee manager for 2nd time
  • Apr 27 NFL Draft: University of Texas defensive end Kenneth Sims first pick by New England Patriots
  • Apr 30 Atlanta Braves win record 12th straight from beginning of season
  • May 1 108th Kentucky Derby: Ed Delahoussaye wins aboard Gato Del Sol, the first of consecutive Derby victories (1983 Sunny's Halo)
  • May 4 Twins rookie outfielder Jim Eisenreich, who suffers from Tourette's Syndrome, removes himself, due to taunts from Red Sox bleacher fans
  • May 4 NHL Prince of Wales Conference Final: New York Islanders beat Quebec Nordiques, 4 games to 0
  • May 6 Seattle Mariner Gaylord Perry becomes 15th pitcher to win 300 games
  • May 6 NHL Clarence Campbell Conference Final: Vancouver Canucks beat Chicago Black Hawks, 4 games to 1
  • May 7 Federal jury rules NFL violates antitrust laws in preventing
  • May 7 Oakland Raiders to move to LA
  • May 9 Sally Little wins LPGA United Virginia Bank Golf Classic
  • May 12 FC Barcelona of Spain win 22nd European Cup Winner's Cup against Standard Liège of Belgium 2-1 in Barcelona
  • May 13 Chicago Cubs win their 8,000th (beat Astros)
  • May 15 107th Preakness: Jack Kaenel aboard Aloma's Ruler wins in 1:55.4
  • May 16 Stanley Cup: NY Islanders sweep Vancouver Canucks in 4 games
  • May 18 Tigers outfielder Larry Herndon is 14th to hit 4 consecutive HRs
  • May 23 Cathy Morse wins LPGA Chrysler-Plymouth Charity Golf Classic
  • May 25 Ferguson Jenkins becomes 7th pitcher to strike out 3,000 batters
  • May 26 26th European Cup: Aston Villa beats Bayern Munich 1-0 at Rotterdam
  • May 27 New owners purchase NHL Colorado Rockies, & get approval to move them to NJ Meadowlands (Devils)
  • May 27 John McMullen buys NHL Colorodo Rockies & gets approval to move to NJ
  • May 30 Closest Indy 500, Gordon Johncock beats Rick Mears by 0.16 seconds
  • May 30 Sandra Spuzich wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic

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Jun 1 Rickey Henderson is fastest to reach 50 stolen bases in a year

MLB Outfielder Rickey Henderson
MLB Outfielder
Rickey Henderson
  • Jun 5 114th Belmont: Laffit Pincay Jr aboard Conquistador Cielo wins in 2:28

Sport awardTennis Open

Jun 6 81st Men's French Open: Mats Wilander beats Guillermo Vilas (1-6, 7-6, 6-0, 6-4)

Tennis Player and Seven-Time Major Champion Mats Wilander
Tennis Player and Seven-Time Major Champion
Mats Wilander
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion Guillermo Vilas
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion
Guillermo Vilas
  • Jun 6 81st Women's French Open: Martina Navratilova beats Andrea Jaeger (7-6, 6-1)
  • Jun 7 NY Mets draft Dwight Gooden, Roger McDowell & Randy Myers
  • Jun 8 36th NBA Championship: LA Lakers beat Philadelphia 76ers, 4 games to 2

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Jun 11 Larry Holmes TKOs Gerry Cooney in 13 for heavyweight boxing title

WBC Heavyweight Champion Larry Holmes
WBC Heavyweight Champion
Larry Holmes
  • Jun 13 28th LPGA Championship won by Jan Stephenson

Sport awardGolf Major

Jun 20 82nd US Golf Open: Tom Watson shoots a 282 at Pebble Beach Golf Links California

Golfer Tom Watson
Golfer
Tom Watson
  • Jun 20 Jan Stephenson wins LPGA Lady Keystone Golf Open

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Jun 20 Pete Rose is 5th to appear in 3,000 games (Cobb, Musial, Aaron, Yaz)

MLB Player and Manager Pete Rose
MLB Player and Manager
Pete Rose
  • Jun 22 Pete Rose gets his 3,772nd hit, moves past Aaron into 2nd place
  • Jun 30 New Jersey NHL franchise officially named Devils by fan balloting; legend of the Jersey Devil, a creature that allegedly inhabited the Pine Barrens of South Jersey

  • Jul 1 PEC Zwolle '82 soccer club renamed when purchased by Dutch businessman Marten Eibrink

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Jul 1 Cal Ripken Jr. makes the first of his record 2,216 consecutive MLB starts at shortstop for the Baltimore Orioles.

MLB Legend Cal Ripken Jr
MLB Legend
Cal Ripken Jr
  • Jul 3 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Martina Navratilova beats Chris Evert 6-1, 3-6, 6-2 for the first of 6-straight Wimbledon singles titles

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Jul 4 Canadian Open Golf (Peter Jackson Classic), St George's CC: Sandra Haynie wins by 1 shot from Beth Daniel

LPGA Golfer Beth Daniel
LPGA Golfer
Beth Daniel

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 4 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: In an all-American classic, Jimmy Connors beats John McEnroe 3-6, 6-3, 6-7, 7-6, 6-4 for his second and final Wimbledon title

Tennis Legend Jimmy Connors
Tennis Legend
Jimmy Connors
Tennis Player John McEnroe
Tennis Player
John McEnroe
  • Jul 7 English athlete David Moorcroft beats Kenyan Henry Rono's 5000m world record by nearly 5 seconds, 13:00.41 in Oslo, Norway
  • Jul 11 3rd U.S. Senior Golf Open: Miller Barber wins by 4 strokes from Dan Sykes & Gene Littler
  • Jul 11 FIFA World Cup Final: Italy beats West Germany 3-1 in front of 90,000 at the Bernabéu Stadium in Madrid, Spain
  • Jul 13 53rd All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 4-1 at Olympic Stadium, Montreal
  • Jul 13 All star MVP: Dave Conception (Cincinnati Reds)
  • Jul 18 111th British Golf Open: Tom Watson shoots a 284 at Royal Troon
  • Jul 18 Sally Little wins LPGA Mayflower Golf Classic
  • Jul 25 20th Tennis Fed Cup: USA beats Germany in Santa Clara USA (3-0)
  • Jul 25 37th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Janet Anderson
  • Jul 25 69th Tour de France won by Bernard Hinault of France
  • Jul 27 California catches A's Rickey Henderson stealing 3 times
  • Jul 30 Atlanta Braves remove Chief Noc-A-Homa to make room for more seats
  • Aug 1 American Greg Louganis becomes 1st diver to score 700 (752.67) in 11 dives in winning 3m springboard gold, World Championships in Guayaquil, Ecuador
  • Aug 1 East German swimmer Petra Schneider breaks her own 400m medley world record by 0:19 (4:36.10) at the World Championships in Guayaquil, Ecuador
  • Aug 1 After the first 13 runnings of the midsummer classic, Darryl Waltrip becomes the first driver the win the Talladega 500 twice
  • Aug 2 Oakland outfielder Rickey Henderson steals his 100th MLB base of the season in 6-5 win v Seattle, first to steal 100 twice in modern era
  • Aug 3 Pitching coach Clyde King becomes NY Yankees 3rd manager of the season replacing Gene Michaels after Yanks swept at home by Chicago WS
  • Aug 4 Outfielder Joel Youngblood becomes only MLB player to get hits for 2 different teams in 2 different cities on the same day; singles for Mets in Chicago day game; traded, then singles for Expos in Philadelphia night game

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Aug 5 PGA Championship, Southern Hills CC: Raymond Floyd fires an opening round 9-under-par 63, tying the tournament 18-hole record

Golfer and Four-Time Major Championship Winner Ray Floyd
Golfer and Four-Time Major Championship Winner
Ray Floyd
  • Aug 6 Curtis Cup Golf, Denver CC: United States beats Great Britain & Ireland 14½-3½
  • Aug 8 PGA Championship, Southern Hills CC: Ray Floyd wins 2nd PGA C'ship by 3 shots from fellow American Lanny Wadkins
  • Aug 8 Sandra Palmer wins LPGA Boston Five Golf Classic
  • Aug 14 Atlanta snaps an 11-game losing streak with a 6-5 win over Padres
  • Aug 14 Pete Rose (Phillies) 12,365 at bat sets record (passes Aaron)
  • Aug 17 LA Dodgers beat Chicago Cubs, 6-5, in 21 innings (game completed 8/18)
  • Aug 18 Pete Rose sets record with his 13,941st plate appearance
  • Aug 18 Longest baseball game at Wrigley Field in Chicago IL, ends after 22 innings - before LA Dodgers beat Cubs 2-1 (game started Aug 17th)
  • Aug 19 Renaldo Nehemiah of US sets record for 110 m hurdles, 12.93 sec
  • Aug 20 Don Lever becomes first captain of NHL New Jersey Devils
  • Aug 21 Rollie Fingers (Brewers) becomes 1st pitcher to get save #300
  • Aug 22 Joanne Carner wins LPGA Chevrolet World Championship of Women's Golf
  • Aug 23 Seattle Mariner pitcher Gaylord Perry ejected for throwing a spitter
  • Aug 24 KCs' John Wathan steals 31st en route to 36 base for catcher's record
  • Aug 27 Rickey Henderson steals 119th base of season breaks Lou Brock's mark

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Aug 29 George Brett gets his 1,500th hit

MLB Third Baseman George Brett
MLB Third Baseman
George Brett

  • Sep 5 US Men's Amateur Golf Championship, The Country Club: Jay Sigel wins 8 & 7 over David Tolley
  • Sep 6 Pittsburgh Pirates retire Willie Stargell's #8

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 11 US Open Women's Tennis: Chris Evert wins her 6th and final US title, beating Hana Mandlíková 6-3, 6-1

Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion Hana Mandlikova
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion
Hana Mandlikova
  • Sep 12 Gerard Nijboer (2:15:16) & Rosa Mota (2:36:04) win marathon
  • Sep 12 Sandra Spuzich wins LPGA Mary Kay Golf Classic
  • Sep 12 US Open Men's Tennis: Jimmy Connors wins 4th US title; beats Czech star Ivan Lendl 6-3, 6-2, 4-6, 6-4
  • Sep 13 Joe Lefevre gets 6 hits in one baseball game
  • Sep 14 Trevor Baxter sets skateboard high jump record of 5' 5.7"
  • Sep 19 New Orleans Saints 1st road shutout victory beating Chicago Bears 10-0
  • Sep 21 2,251 turn out to see Expos play NY Mets at Shea Stadium
  • Sep 21 NFL players begin a 57 day strike
  • Sep 22 Duleep Mendis completes twin cricket tons for Sri Lanka v India
  • Sep 25 Keke Rosberg becomes the first Fin to win the World Formula 1 Drivers title when he finishes 5th in season ending Caesars Palace Grand Prix in Las Vegas; wins by 5 points from Didier Pironi
  • Oct 3 Centre fielder Robin Yount homers twice as Milwaukee whips Baltimore, 10-2 at Memorial Stadium to win the Brewers only AL East Championship
  • Oct 5 First regular season NHL game is played in New Jersey (Newark; NJ Devils play a 3-3 tie against Pittsburgh Penguins at Brendan Byrne Arena; Don Lever scores first Devils' goal
  • Oct 5 Pakistan cricket spin bowler Abdul Qadir takes 7/142 as Australia is dismissed for 330 in 2nd Test in Faisalabad; Greg Ritchie scores maiden Test century (106 no) but home side prevails by an innings & 3 runs
  • Oct 8 New Jersey Devils 1st NHL victory; beat New York Rangers 3-2 at Meadowlands
  • Oct 10 MLB National League Championship: St. Louis Cardinals beat Atlanta Braves, 3 games to 0
  • Oct 10 MLB American League Championship: Milwaukee Brewers beat California Angels, 3 games to 2
  • Oct 12 Milwaukee Brewer Paul Molitor gets World series record 5 hits

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Oct 13 IOC Executive Committee approves the reinstatement of Jim Thorpe's gold medals from the 1912 Olympics

Versatile Athlete Jim Thorpe
Versatile Athlete
Jim Thorpe
  • Oct 14 Islanders assessed 108 penality minutes Penguins 125 (233 total)
  • Oct 14 NY Islanders greatest shutout margin (9-0) vs Pittsburgh Penguins
  • Oct 17 Robin Yount is 1st to have 2 4-hit games in a World Series
  • Oct 20 Billy Martin fired as manager of Oakland A's
  • Oct 20 St Louis Cards beat Milwaukee Brewers, 4 games to 3 in 79th World Series
  • Oct 20 During the UEFA Cup match between FC Spartak Moscow and HFC Haarlem, 66 people are crushed to death in the Luzhniki disaster.
  • Oct 24 12th NYC Women's Marathon won by Grete Waitz in 2:27:14
  • Oct 24 13th NYC Marathon won by Alberto Salazar in 2:09:29

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Oct 24 Steffi Graf plays her 1st pro tennis match

Tennis Player Steffi Graf
Tennis Player
Steffi Graf
  • Oct 25 David Hookes scores Cricket century in 34 balls 43 mins, SA v Victoria
  • Oct 26 Steve Carlton became 1st pitcher to win 4 Cy Young awards
  • Nov 1 MLB owners vote not to renew Commissioner Bowie Kuhn's contract; AL owners vote for Kuhn, 11-3, and NL, 7-5, 2 shy of 3/4 majority required for re-election; eventually replaced by Peter Ueberroth
  • Nov 2 Nayoko Yoshikawa wins LPGA Pioneer Cup Golf Tournament
  • Nov 3 Detroit blocks 20 Cleve Cav shots tying NBA regulation game record
  • Nov 5 Cleveland Cavaliers lose 24th consecutive game (NBA record)
  • Nov 9 Brewers' Robin Yount wins AL MVP unanimously
  • Nov 11 30th time Islanders shut-out-2-0 vs North Stars
  • Nov 12 Zaheer Abbas gets his 100th 100 in Test Cricket for Pakistan v India, goes to 215
  • Nov 13 A boxing match held in Las Vegas, Nevada, ends when Ray Mancini defeats Duk Koo Kim. Kim's death on November 17 led to significant changes in the sport.
  • Nov 18 Duk Koo Kim dies unexpectedly from injuries sustained during a 14-round match against Ray Mancini in Las Vegas, Nevada, prompting reforms in the sport of boxing.
  • Nov 21 32nd NASCAR Sprint Cup: Darrell Waltrip wins
  • Nov 23 NY Islanders & Minn North Stars play to an 8-8 tie
  • Nov 24 Orioles Cal Ripken is named AL Rookie of Year
  • Nov 27 5th time Rangers shut-out Islanders 3-0
  • Nov 27 Kepler Wessels scores century in 1st Test Cricket (162 v England)
  • Nov 27 47th Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 23-22 in Birmingham, Auburn's first win in the series in 10 years
  • Nov 28 70th CFL Grey Cup: Edmonton Eskimos defeats Toronto Argonauts, 32-16
  • Nov 28 71st Davis Cup: USA beats France in Grenoble (4-1)