1891 in sports

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1891 in sports describes the year's events in world sport.

American football[edit]

College championship

Events

  • Kansas defeats Missouri in the first Border War game 22-10 beginning one of the oldest and most fierce college football rivalries.

Association football[edit]

England

Scotland

Uruguay

Baseball[edit]

National championship

Events

Basketball[edit]

Events

Boxing[edit]

Events

Lineal world champions[2]

Cricket[edit]

Events

England

Australia

South Africa

West Indies

Golf[edit]

Major tournaments

Other tournaments

Horse racing[edit]

England

Australia

Canada

Ireland

USA

Ice hockey[edit]

Events

Rowing[edit]

The Boat Race

Rugby football[edit]

Home Nations Championship

  • The 9th series is won by Scotland with a 100% record against England, Ireland and Wales.

Other events

  • The 1891 British Lions tour to South Africa is the first British Isles tour of South Africa and only the second overseas tour conducted by a joint British team. Between 9 July and 7 September, the team plays 20 games, including three Tests against the South Africa national rugby union team. The British Isles wins all 20 matches including the three Tests. Although not named as such at the time, the tour is retrospectively recognised as a British Lions tour.

Tennis[edit]

Events

  • Inaugural French championship is held as the Championat de France International de Tennis. Initially, only the men's singles is contested; the women's singles will begin in 1897. Until 1924, the tournament is open only to tennis players who are licensed in France but, ironically, the inaugural tournament is won by an Englishman, H Briggs, who defeats French player P Baigneres in the final. Briggs is a British resident living in Paris.

England

France

USA

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cyber Boxing Zone – Bob Fitzsimmons. Retrieved on 14 November 2009.
  2. ^ "Cyber Boxing Zone". Archived from the original on 2009-06-20. Retrieved 2009-06-20.