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1978 in sports

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

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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

Figure Skating

Football (Soccer)

Football (American)

Canadian Football League

Golf

Men's Golf

Women's Golf

Thoroughbred Horse Racing

Harness Racing

Ice Hockey

Skiing

Tennis

General sporting events

Births

Deaths



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