1978 in sports

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See also: 1977 in sports, other events of 1978, 1979 in sports and the list of 'years in sports'.

Auto racing

Baseball

Basketball

Boxing

  • September 15: Muhammad Ali recovers the world's Heavyweight title, beating Leon Spinks by decision in their rematch. It is the first time a boxer wins the world Heavyweight title for a third time.

Cycling

Field hockey

  • March 11 - In an international women's field hockey match at Wembley Stadium,England. England drew with the United States of America 2-2.
  • Women's Field Hockey World Cup - The Netherlands are the World Champions.
  • November 17 - 24: Champions Trophy first held in Lahore, Pakistan won by Pakistan.

Figure skating

Football (American)

Football (Australian Rules)

Football (Canadian)

Football (Soccer)

Golf

Men's golf

Women's golf

Thoroughbred horse racing

Harness racing

Ice hockey

Skiing

Snooker

Speed skating

Tennis

General sporting events

Births

Deaths

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