1913 in sports describes the year's events in world sport.
|Years in sports:||1910 1911 1912 1913 1914 1915 1916|
|Centuries:||19th century · 20th century · 21st century|
|Decades:||1880s 1890s 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s|
|Years:||1910 1911 1912 1913 1914 1915 1916|
- The Football League – Sunderland 54 points, Aston Villa 50, The Wednesday 49, Manchester United 46, Blackburn Rovers 45, Manchester City 44
- FA Cup final – Aston Villa 1–0 Sunderland at Crystal Palace, London
- Woolwich Arsenal, which has just been relegated to Division Two, moves across London from Manor Ground, Plumstead to the new Arsenal Stadium at Highbury in Islington. Soon afterwards, the club drops "Woolwich" from its name to be known as Arsenal F.C..
Australian rules footballEdit
- Inaugural European Championship is held in Davos, Switzerland, and is won by England
- 7–11 October — Philadelphia Athletics (AL) defeats New York Giants (NL) to win the 1913 World Series by 4 games to 1. That is three wins in four years for the Athletics under Connie Mack, three losses in three years for the Giants under John McGraw.
- 14 May — Jack Johnson is convicted in Chicago of violating the 1910 Mann Act and is subsequently sentenced to a term of imprisonment of one year and one day plus a fine of $1,000. In June, while still free with an appeal pending, Johnson flees the United States and does not return until July 1920. Johnson is the first person to be prosecuted under the Act, which prohibits so-called white slavery including the interstate transport of females for "immoral purposes". Johnson has had affairs with white prostitutes who have travelled with him to other states. In Johnson's case, it is held that the authorities are using the Act's ambiguous language to justify a selective prosecution which amounts to harassment, based on their desire to deprive him of his title for racist reasons. Johnson retains the title for another two years.
- Following victories in France against Georges Carpentier and Billy Papke, German-American boxer Frank Klaus re-establishes the lineage of the World Middleweight Championship, broken since the death of Stanley Ketchel in 1910.
- 11 October — Klaus is himself beaten by George Chip with a 6th-round knockout at Pittsburgh. Chip holds the middleweight title until 1914.
Lineal world champions
- World Heavyweight Championship – Jack Johnson
- World Light Heavyweight Championship – vacant
- World Middleweight Championship – vacant → Frank Klaus → George Chip
- World Welterweight Championship – vacant
- World Lightweight Championship – Willie Ritchie
- World Featherweight Championship – Johnny Kilbane
- World Bantamweight Championship – Johnny Coulon
- County Championship – Kent
- Minor Counties Championship – Norfolk
- Most runs – Phil Mead 2627 @ 50.51 (HS 171*)
- Most wickets – Major Booth 181 @ 18.46 (BB 8–86)
- Wisden Cricketers of the Year – Major Booth, George Gunn, Bill Hitch, Albert Relf, Lionel Tennyson
- Sheffield Shield – South Australia
- Most runs – Victor Trumper 843 @ 84.30 (HS 201*)
- Most wickets – Jack Massie 59 @ 18.66 (BB 7–110)
- Inter-Colonial Tournament – not contested
Tour de France
World Figure Skating Championships
- British Open – John Henry Taylor
- US Open – Francis Ouimet is the first amateur to win the US Open in a surprise playoff victory over Harry Vardon and Ted Ray
- Grand National – Covertcoat
- 1,000 Guineas Stakes – Jest
- 2,000 Guineas Stakes – Louvois
- The Derby – Aboyeur
- The Oaks – Jest
- St. Leger Stakes – Night Hawk
- Melbourne Cup – Posinatus
- Queen's Plate – Hearts of Oak
- Irish Grand National – Little Hack II (second win, having previously won in 1909)
- Irish Derby Stakes – Bachelor's Wedding
- Quebec Bulldogs wins the National Hockey Association (NHA) championship and the Stanley Cup for both the second time and second year in succession. Bulldogs then defeats Sydney Minors 2 games to 0 in a Stanley Cup challenge.
Far Eastern Championship Games
The Boat Race
- Championship – Huddersfield
- Challenge Cup final – Huddersfield 9–5 Warrington at Headingley Rugby Stadium, Leeds
- Lancashire League Championship – Wigan
- Yorkshire League Championship – Huddersfield
- Lancashire County Cup – Wigan 21–5 Rochdale Hornets
- Yorkshire County Cup – Batley 17–3 Hull F.C.
Five Nations Championship
Speed Skating World Championships
- Australian Men's Singles Championship – Ernie Parker (Australia) defeats Harry Parker (Australia) 2–6 6–1 6–3 6–2
- Wimbledon Men's Singles Championship – Anthony Wilding (New Zealand) defeats Maurice McLoughlin (USA) 8–6 6–3 10–8
- Wimbledon Women's Singles Championship – Dorothea Douglass Lambert Chambers defeats Winifred Slocock McNair 6–0 6–4
- French Men's Singles Championship – Max Decugis defeats Georges Gault: details unknown
- French Women's Singles Championship – Marguerite Broquedis defeats Jeanne Matthey
- American Men's Singles Championship – Maurice McLoughlin defeats Richard Norris Williams 6–4 5–7 6–3 6–1
- American Women's Singles Championship – Mary Browne defeats Dorothy Green 6–2 7–5
- Parrish, Charles; Nauright, John (21 April 2014). Soccer around the World: A Cultural Guide to the World's Favorite Sport. ABC-CLIO. p. 213. ISBN 978-1-61069-303-5.
- "Scottish Cup Past Winners | Scottish Cup | Scottish FA". www.scottishfa.co.uk. Retrieved 5 February 2021.
- Orejan, Jaime (14 October 2011). Football/Soccer: History and Tactics. McFarland. p. 52. ISBN 978-0-7864-8566-6.
- Cyber Boxing Zone
- "Cycling-Tour de France list of winners". Eurosport UK. 26 August 2020. Retrieved 18 February 2021.
- "John Henry Taylor | British golfer". Encyclopedia Britannica. Retrieved 30 April 2021.