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Memorable Sports Moments of the 1980s

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These are the most memorable moments from the world of sports during the 1980s.

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Miracle on Ice Report Abuse
With tensions between the two nations escalating, the U.S. Olympic hockey team staged the biggest sports upset ever by defeating the Soviet Union at the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, New York. The game included the greatest announcing call ever, Al Michaels' "Do you believe in miracles" during the closing seconds.
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Pete Rose banned from baseball for gambling. Report Abuse
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Joe Montana hits Dwight Clark to win 1982 NFC Championship Report Abuse
The play that launched the 49ers dynasty against America's Team, the Dallas Cowboys.
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Jack Nicklaus wins the Masters at age 46. Report Abuse
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Nebraska goes for two and loses to Miami in '84 Orange Bowl Report Abuse
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Michael Jordan's buzzer beater defeats Cleveland in '89 playoffs Report Abuse
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Mike Tyson knocks out Michael Spinks in 91 seconds. Report Abuse
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Pete Rose sets all-time hits record Report Abuse
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The Play ends Stanford-Cal football game. Report Abuse
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Colts leave Baltimore in the middle of the night Report Abuse
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Gretzky traded to L.A. Kings Report Abuse
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Joe Montana hits John Taylor with 23 seconds left to win SB XXIII for 49ers Report Abuse
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N.C. State defeats Houston on last-second shot. Report Abuse
The final shot and the ensuing celebration of the 1983 national title game are the most iconic images in Final Four history.
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Kirk Gibson hits walk-off HR in Game 1 of '88 World Series Report Abuse
Four years after release of "The Natural," an hobbled Gibson hits a home run every bit as dramatic as the one hit by Roy Hobbs, sans exploding stadium lights.
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Keith Smart hits game-winner to propel Indiana to '87 national title Report Abuse
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Doug Flutie completes last-second hail mary to beat Miami Report Abuse
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Ben Johnson fails drug test after winning 100m at Seoul Olympics Report Abuse
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Bjorg-McEnroe marathon Wimbledon final in 1980 Report Abuse
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Magic Johnson hits game-winning sky hook in Game 4 of NBA Finals. Report Abuse
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Villanova upsets Georgetown in '85 NCAA BB championship game Report Abuse
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Bobby Knight throws a chair Report Abuse
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Game 6 of 1986 World Series Report Abuse
The Red Sox were one out away from ending decades of futility when the Mets staged an epic 9th-inning comeback, capped by Buckner's error.
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Earthquake strikes Bay area minutes before start of World Series Game 3 Report Abuse
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The George Brett-pine tar incident Report Abuse
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L.T. breaks Joe Theismann's leg on MNF Report Abuse
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