1937 in sports describes the year's events in world sport.
FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 7th FIS Alpine World Ski Championships are held at Chamonix, France. The events are a downhill, a slalom and a combined race in both the men's and women's categories. The winners are:
- First Division – Manchester City win the 1936–37 title.
- FA Cup – Sunderland beat Preston North End 3–1.
- Victorian Football League
- South Australian National Football League
- Western Australian National Football League
- World Series – New York Yankees defeat New York Giants, 4–1.
- Hall of Fame election – Continuing toward the goal of 10 initial inductees from the 20th century, voters select Nap Lajoie, Tris Speaker and Cy Young. A special committee selects managers Connie Mack and John McGraw, former league presidents Morgan Bulkeley and Ban Johnson, and pioneer shortstop/promoter George Wright. Selections of nineteenth-century players are postponed.
- Aguilas Cibaenas, a club of Dominican Republic, officially founded in Santiago de los Caballeros on January 28.
- Major professional basketball returns with the formation of the National Basketball League.
- Eurobasket 1937 – Lithuania win the second European basketball championship.
- The fifth South American Basketball Championship in Valparaíso and Santiago is won by Chile.
- The first NAIA Division I men's basketball tournament played in Kansas City.
- 22 June – Joe Louis defeats James J. Braddock at Chicago by an eighth-round knockout to win the World Heavyweight Championship.
- 30 August – in his first title defence, Louis defeats Tommy Farr at Bronx on a fifteen-round decision
Lineal world champions
- World Heavyweight Championship – James J. Braddock → Joe Louis
- World Light Heavyweight Championship – John Henry Lewis
- World Middleweight Championship – vacant
- World Welterweight Championship – Barney Ross
- World Lightweight Championship – Lou Ambers
- World Featherweight Championship – vacant → Henry Armstrong
- World Bantamweight Championship – Sixto Escobar → Harry Jeffra
- World Flyweight Championship – vacant → Benny Lynch
- England tours Australia, losing the five-Test series two games to three, despite winning the first two games.
- County Championship – Yorkshire
- Minor Counties Championship – Lancashire Second Eleven
- Most runs – Wally Hammond 3,252 @ 65.04 (HS 217)
- Most wickets – Tom Goddard 248 @ 16.76 (BB 10–113)
- New Zealand play a three-test series against England, losing the series one Test to nil with two draws.
- Wisden Cricketers of the Year – Tom Goddard, Joe Hardstaff, Jr., Leonard Hutton, Jim Parks, Sr., Eddie Paynter
- Sheffield Shield – Victoria
- Most runs – Don Bradman 1,552 @ 86.22 (HS 270)
- Most wickets
- Currie Cup – not contested
- Gino Bartali of Legnano wins the 25th Giro d'Italia
- Masters Tournament – Byron Nelson
- PGA Championship – Denny Shute
- U.S. Open – Ralph Guldahl
- British Open – Henry Cotton
- Australia – Melbourne Cup won by The Trump
- Canada – King's Plate won by Goldlure
- France – Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe won by Corrida
- Ireland – Irish Derby Stakes won by Phideas
- English Triple Crown Races:
- United States Triple Crown Races:
FIS Nordic World Ski Championships
The Boat Race
Speed Skating World Championships
- Australian Men's Singles Championship – Vivian McGrath (Australia) defeats John Bromwich (Australia) 6–3, 1–6, 6–0, 2–6, 6–1
- Australian Women's Singles Championship – Nancye Wynne Bolton (Australia) defeats Emily Hood Westacott (Australia) 6–3, 5–7, 6–4
- Wimbledon Men's Singles Championship – Don Budge (USA) defeats Gottfried von Cramm (Germany) 6–3, 6–4, 6–2
- Wimbledon Women's Singles Championship – Dorothy Round Little (Great Britain) defeats Jadwiga Jędrzejowska (Poland) 6–2, 2–6, 7–5
- French Men's Singles Championship – Henner Henkel (Germany) defeats Bunny Austin (Great Britain) 6–1, 6–4, 6–3
- French Women's Singles Championship – Hilde Krahwinkel Sperling (Germany) defeats Simonne Mathieu (France) 6–2, 6–4
- American Men's Singles Championship – Don Budge (USA) defeats Gottfried von Cramm (Germany) 6–1, 7–9, 6–1, 3–6, 6–1
- American Women's Singles Championship – Anita Lizana (Chile) defeats Jadwiga Jędrzejowska (Poland) 6–4, 6–2
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