1985 in sports
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1985 in sports describes the year's events in world sport.
|Years in sports:||1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988|
|Centuries:||19th century · 20th century · 21st century|
|Decades:||1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s|
|Years:||1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988|
- 1 Alpine skiing
- 2 American football
- 3 Artistic gymnastics
- 4 Association football
- 5 Australian rules football
- 6 Baseball
- 7 Basketball
- 8 Boxing
- 9 Canadian football
- 10 Cricket
- 11 Cycling
- 12 Dogsled racing
- 13 Field hockey
- 14 Figure skating
- 15 Gaelic Athletic Association
- 16 Golf
- 17 Harness racing
- 18 Horse racing
- 19 Ice hockey
- 20 Motorsport
- 21 Rugby league
- 22 Rugby union
- 23 Snooker
- 24 Swimming
- 25 Tennis
- 26 Volleyball
- 27 Water polo
- 28 Multi-sport events
- 29 Awards
- 30 References
- NASL announces suspension of operations and hopes to return in 1986. It never did.
- England – FA Cup – Manchester United won 1-0 (aet) over Everton. Kevin Moran of MU receives first-ever red card in an FA Cup final.
- Everton are crowned English champions for the eighth time, setting a then record points total for a 42-game programme under three points for a win.
- Cincinnati Reds' player/manager Pete Rose breaks Ty Cobb's All-Time Hit Record of 4,191 hits. Rose's record-breaking single was off of San Diego Padres pitcher Eric Show (September 11)
- Tom Seaver of the Chicago White Sox and Phil Niekro of the New York Yankees become the 17th and 18th pitchers to join the 300 win club on August 4 and October 6 respectively.
- Rollie Fingers breaks Sparky Lyle's American League career record of 232 saves.
- World Series – The Kansas City Royals defeat the St. Louis Cardinals 4 games to 3, becoming the first team to win the World Series after losing the first two games at home.
- Books published:
- April 1NCAA Men's Basketball Championship –
- Villanova wins 66-64 over Georgetown
- NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Championship
- Old Dominion wins 70–65 over Georgia
- National Basketball Association
- National Basketball League (Australia) Finals:
- United States Basketball League ( USBL ) was founded
- Michael Jordan competes in his first dunk contest, wearing the first edition of his now famous line of "Air" Jordan basketball shoes.
- April 15 – The War: Marvin Hagler knocks out Thomas Hearns in three rounds to retain the world's Middleweight title.
- August 10 – Héctor Camacho defeats José Luis Ramírez to lift the WBC's world Lightweight title.
- September 21 – Michael Spinks beats Larry Holmes by a decision in 15 rounds to become the first world Light Heavyweight champion to win a world Heavyweight title.
- Giro d'Italia won by Bernard Hinault of France
- Tour de France – Bernard Hinault of France
- UCI Road World Championships – Men's road race – Joop Zoetemelk of the Netherlands
'In 1983 India won the world cup
- Men's Champions Trophy held in Perth, Western Australia, won by Australia
- Gaelic football
- Ladies' Gaelic football
- Masters Tournament – Bernhard Langer
- U.S. Open – Andy North
- British Open – Sandy Lyle
- PGA Championship – Hubert Green
- PGA Tour money leader – Curtis Strange – $542,321
- Senior PGA Tour money leader – Peter Thomson – $386,724
- Ryder Cup – Europe won 16½ to 11½ over the United States in team golf.
- North America Cup – Staff Director
- United States Pacing Triple Crown races –
- United States Trotting Triple Crown races –
- Australian Inter Dominion Harness Racing Championship –
- Australia – Melbourne Cup won by What A Nuisance
- Canada – Queen's Plate won by La Lorgnette
- France – Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe won by Rainbow Quest
- Ireland – Irish Derby Stakes won by Law Society
- Japan – Japan Cup won by Symboli Rudolf
- English Triple Crown Races:
- United States Triple Crown Races:
- Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships:
- Art Ross Trophy as the NHL's leading scorer during the regular season: Wayne Gretzky, Edmonton Oilers
- Hart Memorial Trophy for the NHL's Most Valuable Player: Wayne Gretzky, Edmonton Oilers
- Stanley Cup – Edmonton Oilers win 4 games to 1 over the Philadelphia Flyers
- World Hockey Championship –
- First Pan Pacific Championships held in Tokyo (August 15 – August 18)
- July 21 – Switzerland's Dano Halsall swims a world record in the 50m freestyle (long course) at a swimming meet in Bellinzona, shaving off 0.02 of the previous record (22.54) set by USA's Robin Leamy four years ago: 22.52.
- December 6 – USA's Tom Jager takes the world record from Dano Halsall (22.52) in the 50m freestyle (long course) at a swimming meet in Austin, Texas, clocking 22.40.
- Grand Slam in tennis men's results:
- Grand Slam in tennis women's results:
- Davis Cup – Sweden wins 3-2 over Germany F.R. in world team tennis.