1990 in sports
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1990 in sports describes the year's events in world sport.
|Years in sports|
- 1 Alpine skiing
- 2 American football
- 3 Association football
- 4 Athletics
- 5 Australian rules football
- 6 Baseball
- 7 Basketball
- 8 Boxing
- 9 Canadian football
- 10 Cycling
- 11 Dogsled racing
- 12 Darts
- 13 Field hockey
- 14 Figure skating
- 15 Gaelic Athletic Association
- 16 Golf
- 17 Harness racing
- 18 Horse racing
- 19 Ice hockey
- 20 Lacrosse
- 21 Motorsport
- 22 Radiosport
- 23 Rugby league
- 24 Rugby union
- 25 Snooker
- 26 Swimming
- 27 Tennis
- 28 Triathlon
- 29 Volleyball
- 30 Multi-sport events
- 31 Awards
- 32 References
- January 1 – Sugar Bowl (1989 season):
- January 28 – Super Bowl XXIV – San Francisco 49ers won 55-10 over the Denver Broncos
- November 11 – Derrick Thomas has 7 sacks for Kansas City Chiefs against Seattle Seahawks.
- March 17 – Taiwan Professional Baseball League, a first official game held.
- June 11 – Nolan Ryan of the Texas Rangers pitched a no-hitter against the Oakland Athletics.
- The Cincinnati Reds sweep the Oakland A's in the World Series.
- Ira Smith becomes the first player in NCAA history to win consecutive batting titles after hitting .519 with the Maryland Eastern Shore Hawks.
National Basketball League (Australia) Finals
- February 11 – Buster Douglas defeated Mike Tyson by a knockout in round 10 to win the world's unified Heavyweight title, in what many consider boxing's biggest upset ever.
- March 31 – Thunder Meets Lightning: Julio César Chávez defeated Meldrick Taylor to unify boxing's world junior welterweight title
- September 22 to October 7 – Asian Games held in Beijing, China
- November 24 to December 3 – Central American and Caribbean Games held in Mexico City
- Phil Taylor (darts player) wins his first world title
- Men's World Cup held in Lahore won by the Netherlands
- Men's Champions Trophy held in Melbourne won by Australia
- Women's World Cup held in Sydney won by the Netherlands
- Gaelic football
- Ladies' Gaelic football
- Masters Tournament – Nick Faldo
- U.S. Open – Hale Irwin
- British Open – Nick Faldo
- PGA Championship – Wayne Grady
- PGA Tour money leader – Greg Norman – $1,165,477
- Senior PGA Tour money leader – Lee Trevino – $1,190,518
- North America Cup – Apaches Fame
- United States Pacing Triple Crown races –
- United States Trotting Triple Crown races –
- Australian Inter Dominion Harness Racing Championship –
- Australia – Melbourne Cup won by Kingston Rule
- Canadian Triple Crown Races:
- For the second straight year, a horse sweeps the series.
- France – Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe won by Saumarez
- Ireland – Irish Derby Stakes won by Salsabil
- Japan – Japan Cup won by Better Loosen Up
- 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, Los Angeles Kings
- Hart Memorial Trophy for the NHL's Most Valuable Player: Mark Messier, Edmonton Oilers
- Stanley Cup – Edmonton Oilers won 4 games to 1 over the Boston Bruins
- World Hockey Championship
- Men's champion: Soviet Union defeated Sweden
- Junior Men's champion: Canada defeated Soviet Union
- Women's champion: in the inaugural event, Canada defeated United States
- The 6th World Lacrosse Championship is held in Perth, Australia. The United States win, and Canada is the runner-up.
- The Philadelphia Wings beat the New England Blazers 17-7 in the Major Indoor Lacrosse League Championship.
- The Brooklin Redmen win the Mann Cup.
- Orangeville wins the Founders Cup.
- The St. Catharines Athletics win the Minto Cup.
- Grand Slam in tennis men's results:
- Grand Slam in tennis women's results:
- Davis Cup – United States won 3-2 over Australia in world tennis.
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