1994 in sports describes the year's events in world sport.
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January 29 – death of Ulrike Maier (26), Austrian skier, who broke her neck when she crashed during a World Cup downhill race at Garmisch-Partenkirchen
Alpine Skiing World Cup
Men's overall season champion: Kjetil André Aamodt, Norway
Women's overall season champion: Vreni Schneider, Switzerland
Super Bowl XXVIII – Dallas Cowboys won 30–13 over the Buffalo Bills. It is the fourth consecutive Super Bowl appearance by the Bills as well as their fourth consecutive loss. This is also the first (and thus far only) time that the same two teams have met in consecutive Super Bowls.
Orange Bowl (1993 season):
Florida State Seminoles won 18-16 over the Nebraska Cornhuskers to win the national championship.
October 23 – in a game where the New Orleans Saints beat the Los Angeles Rams 37–34 Robert Bailey of the Rams sets the NBL record for longest punt return (103 yards) and Tyrone Hughes of the Saints sets the NFL single game record for kickoff return yards (304) and most return yards (347) and ties the single game record for kickoff returns returned for touchdown (2).
November 13 – Drew Bledsoe sets NFL single game records for pass attempts (70) and pass completions (45) helping New England Patriots beat Minnesota Vikings 26–20.
October 31, 1994, In a rainy and windy game at Soldier Field on Monday Night Football, Dick Buktus' and Gale Sayers' Jerseys were retired at Halftime, but the Bears were blown away by Brett Favre and the Packers, 6–33.
July 2 – death of Andrés Escobar, Colombian player, who was shot dead apparently because of an own goal he had scored in a World Cup match
February 20 – in Boston, Massachusetts, Ireland's 41-year-old Eamonn Coghlan becomes the first man over the age of forty to run a sub-four minute mile when he clocks 3min.58.15sec.
August – 1994 European Championships in Athletics held at Helsinki
August – 1994 Commonwealth Games held at Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Australian Football League
The West Coast Eagles win the 98th AFL premiership (West Coast Eagles 20.23 (143) d Geelong 8.15 (63))
Brownlow Medal awarded to Greg Williams (Carlton)in 1994
January 12 – Steve Carlton, winner of 329 games and four Cy Young Awards, is elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame.
June 22 – OF Ken Griffey, Jr. leads the Mariners to a 12–3 win over the Angels by stroking his 31st home run of the season. In doing so, Griffey Jr. breaks Babe Ruth's record for most home runs before the end of June.
September 14 – A labor strike by Major League Baseball players results in the premature termination of the season, and the cancellation of the World Series for the first time since 1904. The Montreal Expos were the league-leading team up to the strike, with a 74–40 record.
Mets pitcher John Franco breaks Dave Righetti's major league record for left-handers of 252 career saves.
The Richmond Braves win the International League championship.
The Albuquerque Dukes win the Pacific Coast League championship.
The Indianapolis Indians win the American Association championship.
The Winnipeg Goldeyes win the Northern League championship.
The Yomiuri Giants win the Japan Series, and in the view of the baseball media, are World Champions.
1994 in sports Wikipedia
NBA FinalsHouston Rockets win four games to three over the New York Knicks
January 29 – Frankie Randall causes Julio César Chávez his first defeat in 91 professional bouts, winning the WBC world Jr. Welterweight title in the process, by a split decision in 12 rounds.
November 5 – forty-five-year-old George Foreman becomes boxing's oldest heavyweight champion when he knocked out Michael Moorer in the 10th round of a Las Vegas fight.
Grey Cup – B.C. Lions win 26–23 over the Baltimore Stallions
Vanier Cup – Western Ontario Mustangs win 50–40 over the Saskatchewan Huskies
Giro d'Italia won by Eugeni Berzin of Russia
Tour de France – Miguel Indurain of Spain
UCI Road World Championships – Men's road race – Luc Leblanc of France
Djamolidine Abdoujaparov becomes the first cyclist (and only as of 2007) to win the points classification at the Tour de France and Giro d'Italia in the same year.
Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race Champion –
Martin Buser wins with lead dogs: D2 & Dave
Men's Champions Trophy: Pakistan
Men's World Cup: Pakistan
Women's World Cup: Australia
World Figure Skating Championships –
Men's champion: Elvis Stojko, Canada
Ladies' champion: Yuka Sato, Japan
Pairs' champions: Evgenia Shishkova and Vadim Naumov, Russia
Ice dancing champions: Oksana Grishuk and Evgeny Platov, Russia
All-Ireland Camogie Champion: Kilkenny
National Camogie League:
All-Ireland Senior Football Championship – Down 1–12 died Dublin 0–13
National Football League – Meath 2–11 died Armagh 0–8
Ladies' Gaelic football
All-Ireland Senior Football Champion: Waterford
National Football League: Monaghan
All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship – Offaly 3–16 died Limerick 2–13
National Hurling League –
Men's professionalMasters Tournament – José María Olazábal
U.S. Open – Ernie Els
British Open – Nick Price
PGA Championship – Nick Price
PGA Tour money leader – Nick Price – $1,499,927
Senior PGA Tour money leader – Dave Stockton – $1,402,519
Men's amateurBritish Amateur – Lee James
U.S. Amateur – Tiger Woods becomes the youngest man ever to win the U.S. Amateur, at age 18.
European Amateur – Stephen Gallacher
Women's professionalNabisco Dinah Shore – Donna Andrews
LPGA Championship – Laura Davies
U.S. Women's Open – Patty Sheehan
Classique du Maurier – Martha Nause
LPGA Tour money leader – Laura Davies – $687,201
Solheim Cup won by the United States team who beat the European team 13 to 7.
Men's European Championship: Sweden
Women's European Championship: Denmark
North America Cup – Cam's Card Shark
United States Pacing Triple Crown races –
United States Trotting Triple Crown races –
- Cane Pace – Falcons Future
- Little Brown Jug – Magical Mike
- Messenger Stakes – Cam's Card Shark
Australian Inter Dominion Harness Racing Championship –
Pacers: Weona Warrior
Trotters: Diamond Field
- Hambletonian – Victory Dream
- Yonkers Trot –
- Kentucky Futurity – Bullville Victory
SteeplechasesCheltenham Gold Cup – The Fellow
Grand National – Miinnehoma
Flat racesAustralia – Melbourne Cup won by Jeune
Canada – Queen's Plate won by Basqueian
France – Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe won by Carnegie
Ireland – Irish Derby Stakes won by Balanchine
Narita Brian won the Satsuki Sho (Japanese 2,000 Guineas), Tokyo Yushun (Japanese Derby), and Kikuka Sho (Japanese St. Leger) to become the first horse since 1984 to win the Japanese Triple Crown.
Japan Cup won by Marvelous Crown
English Triple Crown Races:
United States Triple Crown Races:
- 2,000 Guineas Stakes – Mister Baileys
- Epsom Derby – Erhaab
- St. Leger Stakes – Moonax
Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships:
- Kentucky Derby – Go for Gin
- Preakness Stakes – Tabasco Cat
- Belmont Stakes – Tabasco Cat
January 4 - Canada won gold in the World Junior. Sweden was silver and Russia was bronze.
February 27 - Sweden won gold medal in the Winter Olympics. Canada won silver and Finland, bronze.
May 8 - Canada won gold at the World Championship. Finland was silver and Sweden, bronze.
June 14 – The New York Rangers won the Stanley Cup for the 1993–1994 season 4 games to 3 over the Vancouver Canucks, ending a 54-year drought.
October 1 – The NHL locked out its players and the regular season was put on hold for the next 3½ months and the season began under a 48-game schedule through 1995.
Art Ross Memorial Trophy as the NHL's leading scorer during the regular season: Wayne Gretzky, Los Angeles Kings
Hart Memorial Trophy – for the NHL's Most Valuable Player: Sergei Fedorov – Detroit Red Wings
World Hockey Championship
Men's champion: Canada defeated Finland
Junior Men's champion: Canada defeated Sweden
Women's champion: Canada defeated the United States
- Breeders' Cup Classic – Concern
- Breeders' Cup Distaff – One Dreamer
- Breeders' Cup Juvenile – Timber Country
- Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies – Flanders
- Breeders' Cup Mile – Barathea
- Breeders' Cup Sprint – Cherokee Run
- Breeders' Cup Turf – Tikkanen
The following is a list of major noteworthy kickboxing events during 1994 in chronological order.
Before 2000, K-1 was considered the only major kickboxing promotion in the world.The 7th World Lacrosse Championship is held in Manchester, England. The United States win and Australia is the runner-up.
The Philadelphia Wings beat the Buffalo Bandits 26–15 in the Major Indoor Lacrosse League Championship.
The Six Nations Chiefs win the Mann Cup.
The Orillia Rogers Kings win the Founders Cup.
The New Westminster Salmonbellies win the Minto Cup.
The following is a list of major noteworthy MMA events during 1994 in chronological order.
Before 1997, the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) was considered the only major MMA organization in the world and featured many fewer rules than are used in modern MMA.NASCAR Stock car racing –
Sterling Marlin won the 36th Daytona 500
Jeff Gordon wins the Coca Cola 600
Jeff Gordon wins the Inaugural Brickyard 400
Winston Cup Championship – Dale Earnhardt
CART Series – season championship won by Al Unser, Jr.
78th Indianapolis 500 – Al Unser, Jr.
Formula One – Michael Schumacher wins the Drivers' Championship.
The season is marred when, during qualifying for the San Marino Grand Prix, Roland Ratzenberger crashes at the Villeneuve corner and dies from his injuries. The race goes ahead and Ayrton Senna is killed in a crash at the Tamburello corner.
24 hours of Le Mans – Yannick Dalmas / Hurley Haywood / Mauro Baldi won, driving a Porsche 962LM
Rally racing – Didier Auriol won the World Rally Championship
the team of Francois Delecour / Daniel Grataloup won the Monte Carlo Rally driving a Ford Escort RS Cosworth
Drag racing – Scott Kalitta won the NHRA "Top Fuel" championship.
June 11 Hulk Hogan signs with World Championship Wrestling.
Seventh Amateur Radio Direction Finding World Championship held in Södertälje, Sweden.
30 April – 1993-94 Challenge Cup final is won by Wigan 26–16 over Leeds at Wembley Stadium before 78,348
1 June – 1994 World Club Challenge match is won by Wigan 20–14 over Brisbane Broncos at ANZ Stadium before 54,220
20 June – 1994 State of Origin is won by New South Wales in the third and deciding game of the three-match series against Queensland at Lang Park before 40,665
25 September – 1994 NSWRL season Grand Final is won by Canberra Raiders 36–12 over Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs at Sydney Football Stadium before 42,234
15 November – 1994 Ashes are retained by Australia in the third and deciding game of the three–match series against Great Britain at Elland Road before 39,468
4 December – Béziers, France: Australian captain Mal Meninga plays the last game of his illustrious career, leading Australia to a 74–0 victory over France and scoring the final try of the game
100th Five Nations Championship series is won by Wales
World Snooker Championship – Stephen Hendry beats Jimmy White 18–17
World rankings – Stephen Hendry remains world number one for 1994/95
Seventh FINA World Championships, held in Rome, Italy (September 1 – 11)
Fourth European Sprint Championships, held in Stavanger, Norway (December 3 – 4)
Germany wins the most medals (13), and the most gold medals (7)
March 13 – Alexander Popov clocks 21.50 to break the world record in the men's 50m freestyle (short course) in Desenzano del Garda, Italy
Grand Slam in tennis men's results:
Grand Slam in tennis women's results:
- Australian Open – Pete Sampras
- French Open – Sergi Bruguera
- Wimbledon championships – Pete Sampras
- US Open – Andre Agassi
Davis Cup – Sweden wins 4–1 over Russia.
Federation Cup – In the last event to be called the "Federation Cup", Spain wins 3–0 over the USA. The following year would see the event renamed the Fed Cup.
ITU World Championships held in Wellington, New Zealand
ITU World Cup (ten races) started in Japan and ended in Mexico
ETU European Championships held in Eichstätt, Germany
Men's World League: Italy
Men's World Championship: Italy
Men's European Beach Volleyball Championships: Jan Kvalheim and Bjørn Maaseide (Norway)
Women's World Grand Prix: Brazil
Women's World Championship: Cuba
Women's European Beach Volleyball Championships: Beate Bühler and Danja Müsch (Germany)
Men's World Championship: Italy
Women's World Championship: Hungary
Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year – George Foreman, Boxing
Associated Press Female Athlete of the Year – Bonnie Blair, Speed skating
- Australian Open – Steffi Graf
- French Open – Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
- Wimbledon championships – Conchita Martínez
- US Open – Arantxa Sánchez Vicario