1916 in sports describes the year’s events in world sport.
Note — many sporting events did not take place because of World War I
1916 in sports Wikipedia
College championshipCollege football national championship – Pittsburgh Panthers
Events7 October — Georgia Tech Engineers defeats the Cumberland College Bulldogs by a score of 222–0, the most one-sided game in college football history.
EuropeThere is no major football in Europe due to World War I
South America9 July — CONMEBOL, the governing body of South American football, is founded
VFL Premiership2 September: Fitzroy wins the 20th VFL Premiership: Fitzroy 12.13 (85) d Carlton 8.8 (56) at Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG). Fitzroy wins the title despite having finished last in the regular season.
South Australian Football League:not contested due to World War I
West Australian Football League:9 September: South Fremantle 7.12 (54) defeat East Fremantle 5.5 (35) for their first WAFL premiership.
SwedenChampionship final – IFK Uppsala 3–2 Djurgårdens IF
World Series7–12 October — Boston Red Sox defeats the Brooklyn Robins by 4 games to 1 to win the 1916 World Series.
EventsThe Philadelphia Athletics finish the season with a record of 36–117 or a .235 winning percentage, the worst Major League Baseball record since 1900.
Winnipeg Maroons wins the Northern League Championship
The Federal League goes out of business in a settlement with organised baseball that leaves out one club; the Baltimore Terrapins pursue a legal remedy
EventsHaving already lost to him earlier in the year, Battling Levinsky defeats Jack Dillon in 12 rounds at Boston to claim the World Light Heavyweight Championship.
The series of fights between Ted "Kid" Lewis and Jack Britton continues with Britton taking the World Welterweight Championship into 1917.
Lineal world championsWorld Heavyweight Championship – Jess Willard
World Light Heavyweight Championship – Jack Dillon → Battling Levinsky
World Middleweight Championship – Al McCoy
World Welterweight Championship – Ted "Kid" Lewis → Jack Britton
World Lightweight Championship – Freddie Welsh
World Featherweight Championship – Johnny Kilbane
World Bantamweight Championship – Kid Williams
World Flyweight Championship – Jimmy Wilde
Grey Cupnot contested due to World War I
EventsThere is no first-class cricket in England, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa or the West Indies due to World War I
IndiaBombay Quadrangular – Europeans
Tour de Francenot contested due to World War I
Giro d'Italianot contested due to World War I
World Figure Skating Championshipsnot contested due to World War I
EventsThe inaugural USPGA Championship is held as a matchplay tournament
Major tournamentsBritish Open – not contested due to World War I
June 29–30 — US Open – Chick Evans
October 10–14 — USPGA Championship – Jim Barnes
Other tournamentsBritish Amateur – not contested due to World War I
US Amateur – Chick Evans
EnglandGrand National – not held due to World War I
1,000 Guineas Stakes – Canyon
2,000 Guineas Stakes – Clarissimus
Epsom Derby – Fifinella
Epsom Oaks – Fifinella
St. Leger Stakes – Hurry On
AustraliaMelbourne Cup – Sasanof
CanadaQueen's Plate – Mandarin
IrelandIrish Grand National – All Sorts
Irish Derby Stakes – Furore
USAMay 13 — Kentucky Derby – George Smith
Preakness Stakes – Damrosch
Belmont Stakes – Friar Rock
Stanley CupMontreal Canadiens wins the National Hockey Association (NHA) championship
Portland Rosebuds wins the Pacific Coast Hockey Association (PCHA) championship, the first United States team to do so
20–30 March — Montreal Canadiens defeats Portland Rosebuds in the 1916 Stanley Cup Finals by 3 games to 2
EventsWinnipeg 61st Battalion wins the Allan Cup
Grand Prix racingNo Grand Prix races are held in Europe from 1915 to 1920 inclusive.
Indianapolis 50030 May — 6th running of the Indianapolis 500 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway is won by Dario Resta (Great Britain) in a Peugeot L45.
Vanderbilt Cup16 November — 11th and final running of the original Vanderbilt Cup at Santa Monica is won by Dario Resta (Great Britain) driving a Peugeot EX3.
American Grand Prize18 November — 7th and final running of the American Grand Prize takes place at Santa Monica over 648.934 km (13.519 km x 48 laps) and is won by Howdy Wilcox and Johnny Aitken (both USA) driving a Peugeot EX5 in 4:42:47. The race is eventually revived in 1958 as the Formula One United States Grand Prix.
1916 Summer OlympicsThe 1916 Summer Olympics, due to take place in Berlin, are cancelled due to World War I
The Boat RaceOxford and Cambridge Boat Race – not contested due to World War I
EnglandAll first-class competitions are cancelled due to World War I
AustraliaNSW Premiership – Balmain 5–3 South Sydney (grand final)
New Zealand1916 New Zealand rugby league season
Five Nations ChampionshipFive Nations Championship series is not contested due to World War I
Speed Skating World Championshipsnot contested due to World War I
AustraliaAustralian Men’s Singles Championship – not contested due to World War I
EnglandWimbledon Men's Singles Championship – not contested due to World War I
Wimbledon Women's Singles Championship – not contested due to World War I
FranceFrench Men’s Singles Championship – not contested due to World War I
French Women’s Singles Championship – not contested due to World War I
USAAmerican Men's Singles Championship – Richard Norris Williams (USA) defeats Bill Johnston (USA) 4–6 6–4 0–6 6–2 6–4
American Women’s Singles Championship – Molla Bjurstedt Mallory (Norway) defeats Louise Hammond Raymond (USA) 6–0 6–1
Davis Cup1916 International Lawn Tennis Challenge – not contested