1914 in sports

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1914 in sports describes the year's events in world sport.

American football[edit]

College championship

Professional championships

Events

Association football[edit]

Brazil

England

Germany

Portugal

Scotland

Australian rules football[edit]

VFL Premiership

Events

  • University withdraws from the league at the end of the season

Bandy[edit]

Sweden

Baseball[edit]

World Series

Events

  • The "Federal League War" ensues when the Federal League leaves Minor League Baseball and competes with the two established major leagues. Retaining clubs in Kansas City, Indianapolis, St Louis, Chicago and Pittsburgh, the Federal League sets up additional clubs in Buffalo, Baltimore and Brooklyn.
  • Baltimore Terrapins are a great popular success and drive the minor Orioles out of business, so creating the basis of the baseball anti–trust case
  • 22 April — Babe Ruth pitches his first professional game for the Baltimore Orioles at age 19

Boxing[edit]

Events

Lineal world champions[1]

Canadian football[edit]

Grey Cup

Cricket[edit]

Events

  • The 1914 English cricket season is cancelled at the end of August because of the outbreak of the First World War. The last four matches to be played all finish on 2 September and the remaining five scheduled fixtures are cancelled.

England

Australia

India

New Zealand

South Africa

West Indies

Cycling[edit]

Tour de France

Figure skating[edit]

World Figure Skating Championships

Golf[edit]

Major tournaments

Other tournaments

Horse racing[edit]

England

Australia

Canada

Ireland

USA

Ice hockey[edit]

Stanley Cup

Events

  • Victoria Aristocrats wins the Pacific Coast Hockey Association (PCHA) championship
  • Blueshirts play Aristocrats in a challenge series with Blueshirts winning by three games to nil. The NHA and PCHA agree to start an annual playoff in 1915 to decide the Stanley Cup winner.
  • Regina Victorias wins the Allan Cup

Motor racing[edit]

Grand Prix racing

Indianapolis 500

Vanderbilt Cup

American Grand Prize

Rowing[edit]

The Boat Race

Rugby league[edit]

International

England

Australia

New Zealand

Rugby union[edit]

Five Nations Championship

Speed skating[edit]

Speed Skating World Championships

Tennis[edit]

Australia

England

France

USA

Davis Cup

Yacht racing[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cyber Boxing Zone
  2. ^ "Resolute Beats All Cup Course Records. Shamrock Will Have to Hustle to Better Yesterday's Time. 30 Miles in 3:16:41". New York Times. June 11, 1914. Retrieved 2010-10-15. "The flag officers' sloop Resolute covered herself with much seafoam and more glory in her first race over the America's Cup course off Sandy Hook yesterday. She not only left her chief rival, Vanitie, far astern, but set such a hot pace in the fifteen-mile thrash to windward and back that she broke all previous records for the thirty-mile cup course. ... Selah B. Howell, her professional sailing master, Resolute's rig consisted of mainsail, , and single headsail, and each canvas fitted smooth as a glove. ..."