1882 in sports

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1882 in sports describes the year's events in world sport.

American football[edit]

College championship

Events

  • At the 1882 rules meeting, Walter Camp proposes that a team be required to advance the ball a minimum of five yards within three downs. These down-and-distance rules, combined with the already-established line of scrimmage, transform the game from a variation of rugby or association football into the distinct sport of American football.

Association football[edit]

England

Ireland

  • 18 February — Ireland makes its international debut, losing 13–0 to England in Belfast. Ireland is the world's fourth international team following England, Scotland and Wales.

Scotland

Bandy[edit]

Events

  • Charles G Tebbutt of the Bury Fen bandy club is responsible for the first published rules of bandy and also for introducing the game into the Netherlands and Sweden, as well as elsewhere in England.

Baseball[edit]

National championship

Events

Boxing[edit]

Events

  • 7 February — John L. Sullivan defeats Paddy Ryan in nine rounds at Mississippi City to claim the Heavyweight Championship of America. Apart from Sullivan's famous 1889 fight against Jake Kilrain, this is the last major bareknuckle contest fought under London Prize Ring Rules. Sullivan will increasingly fight under Queensberry Rules from now on using gloves and will become the first generally recognised World Heavyweight Champion from 1885.[1]

Cricket[edit]

Events

The death notice which first named the Ashes
In Affectionate Remembrance
of
ENGLISH CRICKET,
which died at the Oval
on
29th AUGUST, 1882,
Deeply lamented by a large circle of sorrowing
friends and acquaintances
----
R.I.P.
----
N.B.—The body will be cremated and the
ashes taken to Australia.

England

Australia

Golf[edit]

Major tournaments

Horse racing[edit]

England

Australia

Canada

Ireland

USA

Lacrosse[edit]

Events

Rowing[edit]

The Boat Race

England

Rugby football[edit]

Events

Tennis[edit]

England

USA

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cyber Boxing Zone – John L Sullivan. Retrieved on 12 November 2009.
  2. ^ A semi-official seasonal title proclaimed by media consensus prior to December 1889 when the official County Championship is constituted.