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


November Sports Trivia



1976

• Tony Dorsett of Pittsburg gained 241 yards to become the all time leading college rusher.

• Quarterback Bert Jones had Baltimore on target a top of the AFC East.

• David Thompson and the Denver Nuggets were the stars of the NBA and featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated.

• Chicago's Walter Payton of the Bears was one of the NFL's new stars for the second year, leading the NFL in rushing.


1986

• Ray Knight's homer wins the World Series for the New York Mets by defeating the Boston Red Soxs in New York.

• The filly Lady's Secret became front-runner for Horse of the Year when she won the Breeder's Cup Distaff for fillies and mares. Her jockey was Pat Day.

• In sailing upstart Kookaburra III got the best of her Aussi rivals in the first round of the American Cup defender's trial.

• Arizona State was headed to the Rose Bowl.

• Mike Tyson, 20, became the youngest heavy weight champion in boxing history when he beat Trevor Berbick.

• Tony Hawk, an 18 year old aerialist from Carlsbad, California, was riding the crest of popularity as skateboarding boomed.

1991

• In a seven game World Series complete with five one-run duels and four of them won on the game's final play, the Minnesota Twins rallied to beat the Atlanta Braves.

• The Washington Redskins prevailed in overtime with Houston to stay unbeaten.

• Arazi with jockey Pat Valenzuela had a stunning win at the Breeder's Cup.

• Magic Johnson was quoted in Sports Illustrated as saying, "HIV has forced me to retire, but I still enjoy life as I speak out about safe sex. I'll still be the same happy-go-lucky guy I've always been, not someone you should be afraid of."

• Miami dashed Florida State's national championship hopes with an exciting 17-16 win.


1996

• World Series heroes, Joe Girardi and John Wetteland celebrated the Yankees return to glory after the team had rallied to win four straight games from the Atlanta Braves.

• At 36, Denver Broncos quarterback, John Elway was back leading revived Denver to the best record in the AFC.

• Evander Holyfield handed Mike Tyson a whopping right hook in the 11th round helping to finish of the champion and earning $11 million.

• Ohio State's freshman middle linebacker Andy Katzenmoyer was the key player of a fierce top defense.

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