1906 in sports

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1906 St. Louis Post-Dispatch photo of Brad Robinson, who threw the first legal forward pass in American football

1906 in sports describes the year's events in world sport.

American football[edit]

College championship

Events

Association football[edit]

England

Germany

Mexico

Portugal

Scotland

Australian rules football[edit]

VFL Premiership

Baseball[edit]

World Series

Boxing[edit]

Events

Lineal world champions[1]

Cricket[edit]

Events

England

Australia

India

South Africa

West Indies

Cycling[edit]

Tour de France

Figure skating[edit]

Events

  • Inaugural ISU World Championships for women is held at Davos, Switzerland

World Figure Skating Championships

Golf[edit]

Events

  • As scoring improves, Alex Smith becomes the first golfer in US Open history to break 300 for 72 holes when he posts 295

Major tournaments

Other tournaments

Horse racing[edit]

England

Australia

Canada

Ireland

USA

Ice hockey[edit]

Stanley Cup

  • February — Ottawa Hockey Club defeats Queen's College of Kingston, Ontario in a Stanley Cup challenge
  • March — Ottawa defeats Smiths Falls, Ontario two games to none in another Stanley Cup challenge.
  • March — Ottawa and Montreal Wanderers tie for first place in the ECAHA league's regular season with 9–1 records. The two clubs hold a playoff to determine the ECAHA and Stanley Cup champion. The Wanderers win the series for their first Stanley Cup win, defeating the Silver Seven in a two-game total-goals series.

Other events

Motor racing[edit]

French Grand Prix

Ardennes Circuit

  • The fifth Circuit des Ardennes is run on 13 August over 961.18 km (137.31 km × 7 laps) in the vicinity of Bastogne. The winner is Arthur Duray (France) driving a Lorraine-Dietrich 130 hp in a time of 5:38:39.

Vanderbilt Cup

  • The third Vanderbilt Cup is run on 6 October over 769.91 km (76.991 km × 10 laps) on Long Island. The winner is Louis Wagner (France) driving a Darracq 120 hp in a time of 4:50:10.

Rowing[edit]

The Boat Race

Rugby league[edit]

England

Events

  • Rules of rugby league are changed so that the number of players in a team is reduced from 15 to 13,[3] and following tackles the play-the-ball is introduced in place of rucks and mauls.[4]

Speed skating[edit]

Speed Skating World Championships

Rugby union[edit]

Home Nations Championship

Tennis[edit]

Australia

England

France

USA

Davis Cup

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cyber Boxing Zone
  2. ^ 1906 Grands Prix. Retrieved on 12 September 2009.
  3. ^ Cunneen, Chris (2001). The best ever Australian Sports Writing. Australia: Black Inc. p. 314. ISBN 1-86395-266-7. Retrieved 19 February 2011. 
  4. ^ "The History Of Rugby League". Rugby League Information. napit.co.uk. Retrieved 2 January 2014.