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1910 in sports

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1910 in sports

1910 in sports describes the year's events in world sport.

Contents

American football

College championship

  • College football national champions – Harvard Crimson
  • Professional championship

  • Ohio League champions – Shelby Blues and Shelby Tigers (shared)
  • Association football

    Events

  • Foundation of Corinthians
  • England

  • The Football League – Aston Villa 53 points, Liverpool 48, Blackburn Rovers 45, Newcastle United 45, Manchester United 45, Sheffield United 42
  • FA Cup final – Newcastle United 2–0 Barnsley at Crystal Palace, London (replay following 1–1 draw at Crystal Palace)
  • Manchester United moves from its venue at Bank Street to its present home Old Trafford
  • Germany

  • National Championship – Karlsruher FV (0–0) 1–0 Holstein Kiel at Köln
  • Foundation of FC St. Pauli (15 May)
  • Norway

  • Foundation of Bærum SK (26 March)
  • Scotland

  • Scottish Football League – Celtic
  • Scottish Cup final – Dundee 2–1 Clyde at Ibrox Park (2nd replay, following 2–2 and 0–0 draws)
  • Ayr United formed following a merger between Ayr Parkhouse and Ayr FC
  • Australian rules football

    VFL Premiership

  • St. Kilda achieves the worst start by a team that did not suffer a winless season, losing its first seventeen games before a huge upset over Carlton. This has been equalled only by Fremantle in 2001.
  • Collingwood wins the 14th VFL premiership, defeating Carlton 9.7 (61) to 6.11 (47) at Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)
  • Bandy

    Sweden

  • Championship final – IFK Uppsala 2–0 IFK Stockholm
  • Baseball

    World Series

  • 17–23 October — Philadelphia Athletics (AL) defeats Chicago Cubs (NL) to win the 1910 World Series by 4 games to 1
  • Boxing

    Events

  • 22 February — Ad Wolgast outlasts Battling Nelson at Point Richmond, California, to win the World Lightweight Championship by a technical knockout after 40 rounds.
  • 4 July — in boxing's first "fight of the century", Jack Johnson knocks out the "great white hope" James J. Jeffries in round 15 to retain his World Heavyweight Championship title.
  • 15 October — World Middleweight Champion Stanley Ketchel is shot and killed at Conway, Missouri, by Walter Dipley, a jealous farm worker. Ketchel is rated by many boxing historians as the best middleweight ever. The title remains vacant until 1913.
  • Lineal world champions

  • World Heavyweight Championship – Jack Johnson
  • World Light Heavyweight Championship – vacant
  • World Middleweight Championship – Stanley Ketchel → vacant
  • World Welterweight Championship – vacant
  • World Lightweight Championship – Battling Nelson → Ad Wolgast
  • World Featherweight Championship – Abe Attell
  • World Bantamweight Championship – Monte Attell
  • Canadian football

    Grey Cup

  • 26 November — 2nd Grey Cup – University of Toronto Varsity Blues 16–7 Hamilton Tigers
  • Cricket

    England

  • County Championship – Kent
  • Minor Counties Championship – Norfolk
  • Most runs – Johnny Tyldesley 2265 @ 46.22 (HS 158)
  • Most wickets – Razor Smith 247 @ 13.05 (BB 8–13)
  • Wisden Cricketers of the Year – Harry Foster, Alfred Hartley, Charlie Llewellyn, Razor Smith, Frank Woolley
  • Australia

  • Sheffield Shield – South Australia
  • Most runs – Harry Kortlang 656 @ 131.20 (HS 197)
  • Most wickets – Jack Saunders 49 @ 17.32 (BB 6–35)
  • India

  • Bombay Triangular – Europeans shared with Parsees
  • New Zealand

  • Plunket Shield – Auckland
  • South Africa

  • Currie Cup – not contested
  • West Indies

  • Inter-Colonial Tournament – Trinidad and Tobago
  • Cycling

    Tour de France

  • Octave Lapize (France) wins the 8th Tour de France
  • Figure skating

    World Figure Skating Championships

  • World Men's Champion – Ulrich Salchow (Sweden)
  • World Women's Champion – Lily Kronberger (Hungary)
  • World Pairs Champions – Anna Hübler and Heinrich Burger (Germany)
  • Golf

    Major tournaments

  • British Open – James Braid
  • US Open – Alex Smith
  • Other tournaments

  • British Amateur – John Ball
  • US Amateur – William C. Fownes, Jr.
  • Horse racing

    England

  • Grand National – Jenkinstown
  • 1,000 Guineas Stakes – Winkipop
  • 2,000 Guineas Stakes – Neil Gow
  • Epsom Derby – Lemberg
  • Epsom Oaks – Rosedrop
  • St. Leger Stakes – Swynford
  • Australia

  • Melbourne Cup – Comedy King
  • Canada

  • Queen's Plate – Parmer
  • Ireland

  • Irish Grand National – Oniche
  • Irish Derby Stakes – Aviator
  • USA

  • Kentucky Derby – Donau
  • Preakness Stakes – Layminster
  • Belmont Stakes – Sweep
  • Ice hockey

    Stanley Cup

  • 15 March — Montreal Wanderers wins the NHA championship and the Stanley Cup. The club then defeats Berlin Dutchmen in a challenge.
  • Events

  • 5 January — National Hockey Association (NHA) commences its inaugural season
  • 15 January — Canadian Hockey Association disbands. Ottawa and Montreal Shamrocks join the NHA.
  • March — Toronto St. Michael's Majors wins the Allan Cup
  • December — NHA loses its Cobalt and Haileybury teams, but gains a Quebec team. The Montreal Canadiens are taken over by George Kennedy's Club Athletique Canadien after threatening legal action.
  • Motor racing

    Grand Prix racing

  • As in 1909, there is no Grand Prix racing in Europe
  • Vanderbilt Cup

  • 1 October — 6th running of the Vanderbilt Cup at Long Island over 278.08 miles (12.640 miles x 22 laps) is won by Harry Grant (USA) driving an ALCO-6 in 4:15:58.
  • American Grand Prize

  • 12 November — second running of the American Grand Prize takes place at Savannah, Georgia over 415.200 miles (17.300 miles x 24 laps) and is won by David Bruce-Brown (USA) driving a Benz GP in 5:53:05.35 at an average speed of 70.55 mph.
  • Rowing

    The Boat Race

  • 23 March — Oxford wins the 67th Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race
  • Rugby league

    England

  • Championship – Oldham
  • Challenge Cup final – Leeds 26–12 Hull at Fartown Ground, Huddersfield (replay, following 7–7 draw at Fartown)
  • Lancashire League Championship – Oldham
  • Yorkshire League Championship – Wakefield Trinity
  • Lancashire Cup – Wigan 22–5 Leigh
  • Yorkshire Cup – Huddersfield 21–0 Batley
  • Australia

  • 17 September — the 1910 NSWRFL season culminates in a grand final between South Sydney and Newtown which is drawn 4–4. Newtown are crowned premiers by virtue of being minor premiers.
  • Rugby union

    Five Nations Championship

  • France joins the Home Nations Championship which is now called the Five Nations Championship
  • 28th Five Nations Championship series is won by England
  • Speed skating

    Speed Skating World Championships

  • Men's All-round Champion – Nikolay Strunnikov (Russia)
  • Tennis

    Australia

  • Australian Men's Singles Championship – Rodney Heath (Australia) defeats Horace Rice (Australia) 6–4 6–3 6–2
  • England

  • Wimbledon Men's Singles Championship – Anthony Wilding (New Zealand) defeats Arthur Gore (GB) 6–4 7–5 4–6 6–2
  • Wimbledon Women's Singles Championship – Dorothea Douglass Lambert Chambers defeats Dora Boothby 6–2 6–2
  • France

  • French Men's Singles Championship – Maurice Germot defeats François Blanchy: details unknown
  • French Women's Singles Championship – Jeanne Matthey defeats Marguerite Broquedis: details unknown
  • USA

  • American Men's Singles Championship – William Larned defeats Tom Bundy 6–1 5–7 6–0 6–8 6–1
  • American Women's Singles Championship – Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman defeats Louise Hammond 6–4 6–2
  • Davis Cup

  • 1910 International Lawn Tennis Challenge –  Australasia walkover  British Isles
  • References

    1910 in sports Wikipedia


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