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What Were the Sports Highlights
in April 1976, 1986, 1991 and 1996?


April Sports Trivia



1976

• Scott May of Indiana shot down Michigan to help Indiana win the NCAA title in college basketball.

• Leading the Masters from start to finish Ray Floyd tied Jack Nicklaus' tournament record.

• In winning his sixth straight stakes race Honest Pleasure turned Gulfstream Park's showcase into a profitable win for owner Bert Firestone, who walked away with $91,440 of the $152,400 purse.

• Evonne Goolagong beat out Chris Evert in the Virginia Slims Championship in Los Angeles.

1986

• Louisville's Cardinals defeated Duke in the championship showdown to become the rulers of College Basketball with a 72-69 win.

• John Mahaffey made up four strokes in the last eight holes at Ponte Vedra to take the Tournament Players Championship from faltering Larry Mize. Mahaffey was the 13th man in history to go over 2 million with the top check for 1986 at $244,736.

• Hitter Wade Boggs of the Red Sox graced the cover of Sports Illustrated. He was one of three great left hand hitters, which included Ted Williams and Don Mattingly, who were featured in an article discussing the new art of batting.

• At age 46 Jack Nicklaus won his sixth and most dramatic Masters with a final round of 65.

• Toronto Maple Leafs upset Chicago in a three game sweep to highlight an opening round of the Stanley Cup.


1991

• After stunning previously undefeated UNLV in the semis by 79-77, Duke went on to win the NCAA basketball crown defeating Kansas 72-65.

• Australian Steve Elkington won the Players Championship, his second tour victory, when he birdied on the 18th hole, one of the toughest finishing holes in golf.

• At 33, Welshman, Ian Woosnam won the Masters.

• In a cold series in Chicago, the Cubs got an early jump on the Pirates in the National League East race.


1996

• Rick Pitino guided the Kentucky Wildcats to a 76-67 win over Syracuse in the NCAA Final Four.

• In women's NCAA, Tennesse defeated SEC rival Georgia 83-65 to win its fourth national championship. Tennesse was coached by Pat Summitt and Michelle Marciniak won the tournament's Most Outstanding Player award.

• Nick Faldo won the Masters in Augusta when Greg Norman suffered the worst loss in a major tournament.

• Flawless performances by figure skaters Michelle Kwan and Todd Eldridge helped the US rule the world championship held in the Edmonton Coliseum.




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