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


October Sports Trivia



1976

• The Cincinnati Reds twice sped past Philly, while the New York Yankees and Kansas City Royals played to an American standoff.

• The Cincinnati Reds were off to a booming start in opening the World Series with 5-1 and 4-3 wins over the New York Yankees.

• James Hunt pulled closer to Niki Lauda with a victory in the US Grand Prix at Watkins Glen.

• Bobby Orr and his $3 million knees survived week one with the Chicago Black Hawks.

• After a lackluster performance against Ken Norton, Ali maintained he had fought his last fight. Norton, confident he had beaten Ali and taken the title, was all smiles until he heard the judge's verdict. It was a disputed victory.

• Replacing the injured Ken Stabler, Mike Rae beat the Houston Oilers 14-13 to keep the Oakland Raiders undefeated.


1986

• The Miami Hurricanes blew away Oklahoma again and took over the number one spot.

• Marc Wilson threw for two touch downs and led the L.A. Raiders, who had started 0-3, to their first victory over the San Diego Chargers.

• Awakening echoes of their '78 Super Bowl team, the Denver Broncos beat the Dallas Cowboys and raised their record to 5-0, best in the AFC.

• Anatoly Karpov played valiantly but Gary Kasparov outlasted his rival to retain the World Chess Championship in Leningrad.

• In the American League, California led 3-2 over Boston in a tight series that produced heart stoppers in Games 4 & 5.


1991

• US golfers defeated a tough European side 14 1/2 -13 1/2 to win the Ryder Cup for the first time since 1985.

• The New Orleans Saints buried the Minnesota Vikings 26-0 to become 4-0 for the first time in Saint's history.

• The Washington Redskins demonstrated that their unbeaten record was no fluke by whipping the Chicago Bears 20-7.

• Kirby Puckett led the Minnesota Twins to the American League Pinnacle after sliding past the Blue Jays.

• Pittsburg withstood Atlanta to take a three games to two National League lead.



1996

• By winning in Las Vegas, in only his fifth start as a pro, Tiger Woods proved beyond doubt that his time had come. He shot 64 in the final round of the Las Vegas Invitational.

• The Buffalo Bills staked another claim as a Super Bowl contender by holding off the unbeaten Indianapolis Colts in overtime 16-13.

• A breakout performance by Bernie Williams led the Yankees to the American League flag.

• St. Louis Cardinals cashed in on timely hitting to put the World Champion Braves on the ropes. Brian Jordan's eighth inning solo home run lifted St. Louis to a 4-3 victory in Game 4 of the National League's Championship series and left the Cards one win from a World Series date with the New York Yankees.

• The Atlanta Braves won the first two games in the World Series against the New York Yankees.

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