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1877 in sports

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1877 in sports describes the year's events in world sport.

Athletics

American football

College championship

Events

Association football

England

  • FA Cup finalThe Wanderers 2–1 Oxford University at The Oval (after extra time).
  • A major step towards unity in football is achieved when the Sheffield FA joins The Football Association after the FA Laws are amended to effect an agreed compromise. One significant change to the Laws is the introduction of the throw–in to replace the kick–in.
  • Wolverhampton Wanderers founded as St Luke's FC by staff and pupils of St Luke's School in Blakenhall. The present name will be adopted in 1879 after St Luke's merges with Blakenhall Wanderers Cricket Club.

Scotland

Wales

Australian rules football

Events

Baseball

National championship

Events

Boxing

Events

  • Future world champion John L. Sullivan begins his career by fighting as an amateur in his native Boston. He wins his earliest known bout against Jack Scannell with a first-round knockout.[2]

Cricket

Events

England

Australia

Golf

Major tournaments

Horse racing

England

Australia

Canada

Ireland

USA

Ice hockey

Lacrosse

Events

Rowing

The Boat Race

Rugby football

Events

Tennis

England

Notes

  1. ^ "Scottish Cup Past Winners | Scottish Cup | Scottish FA". www.scottishfa.co.uk. Retrieved 5 February 2021.
  2. ^ Cyber Boxing Zone – John L Sullivan. Retrieved on 12 November 2009.
  3. ^ A semi-official seasonal title proclaimed by media consensus prior to December 1889 when the official County Championship is constituted.
  4. ^ "Epsom Derby | History, Winners, & Facts | Britannica". www.britannica.com. Retrieved 28 December 2021.
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