Sporting Highlights for 1889

Here are some of the sporting highlights in the world of sport for 1889.

The first season of the English football league ended in early 1889 with Preston North End winning the title without losing a match and lifting the FA Cup without conceding a goal. This feat earned them the nickname "The Invincibles".

Below is a timeline of some significant results in the world of sport for the year 1889.

Date Results
July Tennis Wimbledon won by Willie Renshaw and Blanche Hillyard
July Golf British Open won by Willie Park, Jnr
Sep Tennis US National Championship won by Henry Slocum Jr. and Bertha Townsend.

Please note that the dates for past events are not always known, and are sometimes just placed in the month that the current event is held. If no exact date is listed, then it is just an estimated month that it was held.

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