On This Day

Events in Sport on November 9

  • 1907 Edmonton Rugby Foot-ball Club 1st game, loses to Calgary City Rugby Foot-ball Club 26-5 at Edmonton Exhibition Grounds
  • 1950 Phillies skipper Eddie Sawyer selected as Manager of Year
  • 1950 White Sox release Luke Appling, who had been a Sox since 1930
  • 1953 Supreme Court rules Major League baseball exempt from anti-trust laws
  • 1961 PGA eliminates caucasians only rule
  • 1965 1st NY Knick game postponed (black-out) vs St Louis

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1965 Willie Mays named NL MVP

MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays
  • 1976 Oakland A's release Billy Williams, ending his Hall of Fame baseball career
  • 1978 North American Soccer League (NASL) realigns its 24 teams into 6 divisions
  • 1982 Brewers' Robin Yount wins AL MVP unanimously
  • 1984 1st-class cricket debut for Brian McMillan, Transvaal B v N Tvl B

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1984 Larry Holmes TKOs Bonecrusher Smith in 12 for heavyweight boxing title

WBC Heavyweight Champion Larry Holmes
WBC Heavyweight Champion
Larry Holmes
  • 1984 Most shots in a NY Islander game (88 - Isles 45, NY Rangers 43)

World RecordGarry Kasparov Becomes World Chess Champion

1985 Garry Kasparov becomes the youngest ever world chess champion (22), with a 13-11 win over fellow Russian Anatoly Karpov
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Garry Kasparov vs. Anatoly Karpov in Moscow on November 9, 1985
Garry Kasparov vs. Anatoly Karpov in Moscow on November 9, 1985

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1985 Richard Hadlee takes 9-52 New Zealand v Australia at the Gabba

Cricketer Richard Hadlee
Cricketer
Richard Hadlee
  • 1988 MLB All-Star team beat Japan 8-2 in Nishinomya, (Game 4 of 7)
  • 1991 Houston's Roman Anderson is 1st NCAA to kick 400 pts
  • 1996 8th College Football Holy War: Notre Dame beats Boston College 48-21 in Chestnut Hill

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1996 Evander Holyfield upsets Mike Tyson in 11th-round knockout in Las Vegas to regain WBA heavyweight boxing title; second boxer, after Muhammad Ali, to win a heavyweight title 3 times

Boxer Evander Holyfield
Boxer
Evander Holyfield
Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson

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2008 American tennis star Venus Williams wins her first career year-ending title; beats Russian Vera Zvonareva 6–7, 6–0, 6–2 in the WTA Tour Championship final at Doha, Qatar

Tennis Player Venus Williams
Tennis Player
Venus Williams
  • 2014 Federation Cup Women's Tennis, Prague, Czech Republic: Home favourite Petra Kvitová beats Germany's Angelique Kerber 7-6, 4-6, 6-4 for an unassailable 3-0 lead (ends 3-1) and an 8th title for the Czechs
  • 2015 World Anti-Doping Agency commission report recommends Russian Federation be banned from athletics competitions for running a "state-supported" doping programme