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Can you name the Athletes/Teams that made 1986 an unforgettable year in Sports?
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Delighting his home crowd in Dallas, he scored perfect 50s on both of his dunks in the finals to edge teammate and defending champion Dominique Wilkins in he NBA's slam dunk.
He established an NHL record with 215 points in 1985-86. He finished with 52 goals and 163 assists during his third consecutive year with at least 200 points.
The Golden Bear produced his record 18th & final major title with a stunning final-round performance at Augusta, where he fired a 30 on the back nine to blow past his younger rival
In just his second year in the league, scored a playoff-record 63 points, on the heels of a 49-point outing in Game 1 at Boston Garden.
This Boston Starter set a major league record when he struck out 20 in a 3-1 win against the M's on April 29, jump-starting his MVP & Cy Young season of 24-4 with a 2.48 ERA
At age 54, riding 17-1 long shot Ferdinand to a 21/2-length victory and becoming the oldest jockey in history to win the Run for the Roses.
In one of the most improbable and dramatic moments in playoff history, Ralph Sampson made a turnaround circus shot as his team eliminated the defending champion Lakers.
Forty hours after the Boston Celtics drafted him No. 2 overal, 22-year-old former Maryland All-American died from cardiac arrest caused by a cocaine overdose.
The Heisman Trophy-winning running back from Auburn was the top pick in the NFL draft (by Tampa Bay) and a fourth-round pick in the baseball draft (by Kansas City) in 1986.
The 1986 World Cup ushered in a new king of soccer, as the 5-foot-5 player led Argentina to the title with two goals in the quarterfinals and two in the semifinals.
She set the world record in the heptathlon at the Goodwill Games and later broke it in the U.S. Olympic Festival while becoming the first woman to exceed 7,000 points.
Track and Field
He claimed the first of his three Tour de Frances in 1986, when he became the first American to win the race.
This 29-year-old fought off three match points and outlasted 17-year-old Steffi Graf in the U.S. Open semifinals.
With the Red Sox down to their final strike in the ninth inning of Game 5 of the ALCS against this team, Dave Henderson hit a go-ahead two-run homer off Donnie Moore.
The Mets capped a miracle Game 6 rally when this infielder's made his infamous error allowed the winning run to score in the 10th inning.
He became the youngest heavyweight champion when he knocked out WBC titlist Trevor Berbick in the second round.
He led Penn State to an undefeated regular season for the sixth time and set up the Nittany Lions to play for the national championship for the fourth time in nine years.
No African-American figure skater had ever won a U.S. title or world championship until this 18-year-old Stanford freshman accomplished both in 1986.
This rookie goaltender led the Canadiens to a five-game victory against Calgary in the Stanley Cup finals.
He went for a triple-double (29 points, 11 rebounds, 12 assists) in the Celtics' title-clinching victory against Houston in Game 6.
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