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1985 in sports describes the year's events in world sport.
|Years in sports:||1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988|
|Centuries:||19th century · 20th century · 21st century|
|Decades:||1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s|
|Years:||1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988|
- Alpine Skiing World Cup:
- January 20 Super Bowl XIX – San Francisco 49ers won 38-16 over the Miami Dolphins
- Baltimore Stars win USFL Championship 28-24 over Oakland Invaders
- World Artistic Gymnastics Championships –
- NASL announces suspension of operations and hopes to return in 1986. It never did.
- England – FA Cup – Manchester United won 1-0 (aet) over Everton. Kevin Moran of MU receives first-ever red card in an FA Cup final.
- Everton are crowned English champions for the eighth time, setting a then record points total for a 42-game programme under three points for a win.
- Victorian Football League
- Cincinnati Reds' player/manager Pete Rose breaks Ty Cobb's All-Time Hit Record of 4,191 hits. Rose's record-breaking single was off of San Diego Padres pitcher Eric Show (September 11)
- Tom Seaver of the Chicago White Sox and Phil Niekro of the New York Yankees become the 17th and 18th pitchers to join the 300 win club on August 4 and October 6 respectively.
- Rollie Fingers breaks Sparky Lyle's American League career record of 232 saves.
- World Series – The Kansas City Royals defeat the St. Louis Cardinals 4 games to 3, becoming the first team to win the World Series after losing the first two games at home.
- Books published:
- April 1NCAA Men's Basketball Championship –
- Villanova wins 66-64 over Georgetown
- NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Championship
- Old Dominion wins 70–65 over Georgia
- National Basketball Association
- National Basketball League (Australia) Finals:
- United States Basketball League ( USBL ) was founded
- Michael Jordan competes in his first dunk contest, wearing the first edition of his now famous line of "Air" Jordan basketball shoes.
- April 15 – The War: Marvin Hagler knocks out Thomas Hearns in three rounds to retain the world's Middleweight title.
- August 10 – Héctor Camacho defeats José Luis Ramírez to lift the WBC's world Lightweight title.
- September 21 – Michael Spinks beats Larry Holmes by a decision in 15 rounds to become the first world Light Heavyweight champion to win a world Heavyweight title.
- Grey Cup – B.C. Lions win 37-24 over the Hamilton Tiger-Cats
- Vanier Cup – Calgary Dinos win 25-6 over the Western Ontario Mustangs
- Kim Hughes leads a "rebel" team of players on tour of South Africa, banned from official cricket since 1970 because of apartheid
- Giro d'Italia won by Bernard Hinault of France
- Tour de France – Bernard Hinault of France
- UCI Road World Championships – Men's road race – Joop Zoetemelk of the Netherlands
'In 1983 India won the world cup
- Libby Riddles with her lead dogs, Axle & Dugan, becomes the first woman to ever win the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race
- Men's Champions Trophy held in Perth, Western Australia, won by Australia
- World Figure Skating Championships –
- Gaelic football
- Ladies' Gaelic football
- Masters Tournament – Bernhard Langer
- U.S. Open – Andy North
- British Open – Sandy Lyle
- PGA Championship – Hubert Green
- PGA Tour money leader – Curtis Strange – $542,321
- Senior PGA Tour money leader – Peter Thomson – $386,724
- Ryder Cup – Europe won 16½ to 11½ over the United States in team golf.
- Nabisco Dinah Shore – Alice Miller
- LPGA Championship – Nancy Lopez
- U.S. Women's Open – Kathy Baker
- Classique du Maurier Classic – Pat Bradley
- LPGA Tour money leader – Nancy Lopez – $416,472
- North America Cup – Staff Director
- United States Pacing Triple Crown races –
- United States Trotting Triple Crown races –
- Australian Inter Dominion Harness Racing Championship –
- Australia – Melbourne Cup won by What A Nuisance
- Canada – Queen's Plate won by La Lorgnette
- France – Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe won by Rainbow Quest
- Ireland – Irish Derby Stakes won by Law Society
- Japan – Japan Cup won by Symboli Rudolf
- English Triple Crown Races:
- United States Triple Crown Races:
- Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships:
- Art Ross Trophy as the NHL's leading scorer during the regular season: Wayne Gretzky, Edmonton Oilers
- Hart Memorial Trophy for the NHL's Most Valuable Player: Wayne Gretzky, Edmonton Oilers
- Stanley Cup – Edmonton Oilers win 4 games to 1 over the Philadelphia Flyers
- World Hockey Championship –
- 1985 National Panasonic Cup
- 1985 New Zealand rugby league season
- 1985 NSWRL season
- 1984–85 Rugby Football League season / 1985–86 Rugby Football League season
- 1985 State of Origin series
- 1985–1988 Rugby League World Cup
- World Snooker Championship – Dennis Taylor beats Steve Davis 18-17 in one of the greatest snooker matches of all time
- World rankings – Steve Davis remains world number one for 1985/86
- First Pan Pacific Championships held in Tokyo (August 15 – August 18)
- July 21 – Switzerland's Dano Halsall swims a world record in the 50m freestyle (long course) at a swimming meet in Bellinzona, shaving off 0.02 of the previous record (22.54) set by USA's Robin Leamy four years ago: 22.52.
- December 6 – USA's Tom Jager takes the world record from Dano Halsall (22.52) in the 50m freestyle (long course) at a swimming meet in Austin, Texas, clocking 22.40.
- Grand Slam in tennis men's results:
- Grand Slam in tennis women's results:
- Davis Cup – Sweden wins 3-2 over Germany F.R. in world team tennis.
- Men and Women's European Volleyball Championships held in the Netherlands: both men's and women's tournaments won by USSR
- 1985 FINA Men's Water Polo World Cup held in Duisburg won by West Germany
- 1985 Men's European Water Polo Championship held in Sofia, Bulgaria won by USSR
- 1985 Women's European Water Polo Championship held in Oslo, Norway won by the Netherlands
- Sixth Pan Arab Games held in Rabat, Morocco
- Second World Games held in London, United Kingdom
- Thirteenth Summer Universiade held in Kobe, Japan
- Twelfth Winter Universiade held in Belluno, Italy
- Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year – Dwight Gooden, Major League Baseball
- Associated Press Female Athlete of the Year – Nancy Lopez, LPGA golf
- ABC's Wide World of Sports Athlete of the year: Pete Rose Major League Baseball