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Jan. 25

1894 - Jim Corbett knocks out Charley Mitchell in the third round to retain the world heavyweight title.

1924 - The first Winter Olympics are held in Chamonix, France.

1939 - Joe Louis knocks out John Henry Lewis at 2:39 of the first round to retain the world heavyweight title.

1945 - Larry MacPhail, Dan Topping and Del Webb purchase the New York Yankees for $2.8 million.

1960 - Wilt Chamberlain of the Philadelphia Warriors sets a record for rookies with 58 points in a 127-117 triumph over the Detroit Pistons. Chamberlain also grabs 42 rebounds.

1968 - Bob Seagren sets an indoor pole vault record in the Millrose Games at New York's Madison Square Garden. Seagren's world record leap is 17 feet, 4 1/4 inches.

1972 - Eddie Woods of Oral Roberts grabs 30 rebounds in a 109-95 victory over Louisiana Tech.

1981 - Jim Plunkett's two first-quarter touchdown passes, including a Super Bowl-record 80-yard strike to running back Kenny King, leads the Oakland Raiders to a 27-10 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles.

1987 - The New York Giants win the Super Bowl with a 39-20 rout of the Denver Broncos. The Giants, trailing 10-9 at halftime, score 30 points in the second half to set a Super Bowl record. Phil Simms completes a record 10 straight passes and 22 of 25 attempts overall.

1988 - Utah guard Rickey Green scores the NBA's 5,000,000th point as the Jazz beat Cleveland 119-96.

1991 - Brett Hull scores two goals to become the third player in NHL history to score 50 goals in less than 50 games (49). Hull adds two assists to lead the St. Louis Blues to a 9-4 rout of the Detroit Red Wings.

1998 - John Elway and the Denver Broncos win a Super Bowl for themselves and the AFC, by beating the Green Bay Packers 31-24. Terrell Davis, selected the MVP, rushes for 157 yards scores on three 1-yard touchdown runs, including the winner with 1:45 left.

2001 - Andrew Magee makes what's believed to be the first hole-in-one on a par 4 on the PGA Tour. In the first round of the Phoenix Open, Magee's shot glances off Tom Byrum's putter eight feet away into the cup on the 333-yard 17th hole.

2003 - Serena Williams survives an error-filled match to beat elder sister Venus 7-6 (4), 3-6, 6-4 to win the Australian Open for her fourth straight major championship.

2009 - Travis and Chavis Holmes shoot their way into the NCAA record books, becoming the highest scoring twin brothers in Division I history. The 6-foot-4 brothers from Virginia Military Institute combined for 47 points to move them 10 points past former VMI twins Ramon and Damon Williams as the top-scoring twin brothers with 3,262 points.

2013 - Hall of Fame jockey Russell Baze rides the 50,000th thoroughbred race of his career. The 54-year-old rider finishes third aboard Finish Rich in Nyc in the sixth race at Golden Gate Fields near San Francisco. Baze has 11,839 victories from his 50,000 mounts, both North American racing records.

2014 - Li Na, who turns 32 next month, beats Dominika Cibulkova 7-6 (3), 6-0 in the Australian Open final to become the oldest woman to clinch the title here in the Open era.

2014 - Kate Hansen becomes the first American in nearly 17 years to win a World Cup singles luge race, prevailing at the season finale in Sigulda, Latvia. She's the first World Cup winner for USA Luge since Cameron Myler won in 1997. It's the first time since 1988 that no German medaled in a women's singles race as Germany's top three sliders did not compete.

2014 - Tiger Woods shoots a 79 at Torrey Pines to match his worst score on American soil. Woods misses the 54-hole cut for the first time in his career at the Farmers Insurance Open. Woods is an eight-time winner at Torrey Pines, including the 2008 U.S. Open.

2014 - The Anaheim Ducks beats the Los Angeles Kings 3-0 at Dodger Stadium in the NHL's first warm-weather outdoor game.

Jan. 26

1913 - Jim Thorpe gives up his track medals from the 1912 Olympic games as a result of his having been a professional. He had been paid $25 for playing in a semipro baseball game.

1951 - Jimmie Foxx and Mel Ott are elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame.

1955 - Joe DiMaggio is elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame.

1960 - Pete Rozelle is chosen the new commissioner of the National Football League.

1985 - Edmonton's Wayne Gretzky scores his 50th goal in the 49th game of the season, a 6-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins.

1986 - The Chicago Bears win their first NFL championship since 1963 by setting a Super Bowl-record for points scored in defeating the New England Patriots 46-10.

1991 - Houston guard Vernon Maxwell joins Wilt Chamberlain, David Thompson and George Gervin as the only players in NBA history to score 30 points or more in a quarter. Maxwell scores 30 of his career-high 51 points in the fourth period to help Houston beat Cleveland 103-97.

1992 - The Washington Redskins win their third Super Bowl in 10 years, beating the Buffalo Bills 37-24, putting the game away with 24 straight points after a scoreless first quarter.

1996 - Three years after she won her last Grand Slam title on the same Center Court, Monica Seles wins her fourth Australian Open crown. Seles beats Germany's Anke Huber 6-4, 6-1 to claim her ninth major championship.

1997 - The Green Bay Packers, behind big plays, beat the New England Patriots 35-21 in the Super Bowl. Brett Favre finds Andre Rison for a 54-yard touchdown on the Packers' second offensive play, then throws an 81-yard TD pass to Antonio Freeman in the second quarter. Desmond Howard, the first special teams MVP, scores on a 99-yard kickoff return to put away the Patriots.

2002 - Jennifer Capriati produces the greatest comeback in a Grand Slam final to overcome Martina Hingis and defend her Australian Open title. Capriati saved four match points before clinching a 4-6, 7-6 (7), 6-2 victory over Hingis.

2005 - South Africa's Ryk Neethling breaks his own short-course world record in the 100-meter medley, finishing in 52.01 seconds at a World Cup meet in Moscow. Neethling shaves a tenth of a second off his previous record of 52.11 set on Jan. 22.

2006 - Detroit's Brendan Shanahan scores his 100th career game-winning goal for a 2-1 victory over Vancouver. He's fourth all-time behind Gordie Howe, Phil Esposito and Brett Hull.

2007 - Mark Recchi scores two goals, including the 500th of his career, in Pittsburgh's 4-3 shootout win over Dallas.

2007 - Martin Brodeur makes 28 saves, extending his NHL record for consecutive 30-win seasons to 11, as the New Jersey Devils beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 2-0.

2007 - Jamal Crawford scores a career-high 52 points to lead New York to a 116-96 victory over Miami.

2008 - Maria Sharapova wins the Australian Open, beating Ana Ivanovic 7-5, 6-3 for her third Grand Slam singles title. Sharapova wins the title without dropping a set, including wins over three of the top four ranked players.

2008 - Mirai Nagasu becomes the second-youngest woman to win the title at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships. The 4-foot-11 14-year-old falls on her opening jump, a double axel, but lands six triple jumps, three in combination, in her program.

2009 - Alex Ovechkin seals the Eastern Conference's 12-11 victory in the NHL All-Star game with a goal in the third round of the shootout. Alex Kovalev, of host Montreal, earns MVP honors with a pair of breakaway goals and then another in the shootout.

2010 - The New York Knicks rebound from a lopsided beating by administering one in a 132-105 win over Minnesota. The Knicks are the third team in NBA history to win by 20 or more the game after losing by 50. The Knicks were dealt the worst home loss in franchise history when Dallas beat them 128-78 on Jan. 24.

2013 - Victoria Azarenka wins her second consecutive Australian Open title, beating Li Na 4-6, 6-4, 6-3. Mike and Bob Bryan become the most decorated doubles team in Grand Slam history by winning their 13th major title, beating Robin Haase and Igor Sijsling 6-3, 6-4 in 53 minutes.

2013 - Ashley Wagner became the first woman since Michelle Kwan in 2005 to win back-to-back titles in the U.S. Figure Skating Championships. Earlier, Olympic silver medalists and 2011 world champions Meryl Davis and Charlie White win their fifth straight dance title, matching a U.S. record.

2013 - San Jose's Patrick Marleau becomes the second player in NHL history to open a season with four straight multigoal games, striking twice on the power play in the first period of a 4-0 win over Colorado.

2014 - Stan Wawrinka holds off an injured Rafael Nadal to win his first Grand Slam title with a 6-3, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 victory in the Australian Open final.

2014 - DeMarco Murray catches a 20-yard pass for a touchdown and Mike Tolbert plunges into the end zone for a 2-point conversion with less than 1 minute to give Jerry Rice team a 22-21 win over Deion Sanders team in the first schoolyard-style Pro Bowl.

Jan. 27

1937 - Tris Speaker and Cy Young are elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame.

1973 - UCLA, led by Bill Walton, sets an NCAA record for consecutive victories with its 61st win, an 82-63 victory over Notre Dame. UCLA breaks the record of 60 set by San Francisco in 1956. Walton scores 16 points, grabs 15 rebounds and blocks 10 shots.

1982 - Geoff Houston of the Cleveland Cavaliers hands out 27 assists, two short of the NBA record and scores 24 points in a 110-106 victory over the Golden State Warriors.

1991 - The New York Giants survive the closest Super Bowl ever when Scott Norwood's 47-yard field goal attempt with 8 seconds left in the game goes wide. The Giants win their second Super Bowl in five years, 20-19 over the Buffalo Bills.

1993 - American Chad Rowan is awarded the highest rank in sumo wrestling, the ancient Japanese sport, making him the first foreign "yokozuna." The 6-foot-8, 455-pounder from Honolulu, becomes the 64th person to hold the top rank in the sport's history.

1996 - The U.S. Golf Association elects Judy Bell as the first female president in its 101-year history.

2001 - Jennifer Capriati upsets three-time winner Martina Hingis 6-4, 6-3 to win the Australian Open and her first Grand Slam tournament title.

2003 - Hermann Maier wins a World Cup super giant slalom in Kitzbuehel, Austria, a victory he ranks among his finest triumphs. The win comes 18 months after he almost loses his leg in a motorcycle crash.

2007 - Serena Williams wins her third Australian Open singles title, routing Maria Sharapova 6-1, 6-2. Unseeded and ranked 81st, Williams wins her eighth and most improbable Grand Slam. She is the second unseeded woman to win the Australian title in the Open era.

2008 - Novak Djokovic fends off unseeded Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 4-6, 6-4, 6-3, 7-6 (2) in the Australian Open final, earning his first Grand Slam title.

2008 - Eric Staal wins the most valuable player award in the NHL All-Star game, registering two goals and an assist in the East's 8-7 win over the Western Conference. Staal helps set up Marc Savard's winning goal with 20.9 seconds left.

2010 - Washington's Gilbert Arenas and Javaris Crittenton are suspended without pay for the remainder of the season by NBA commissioner David Stern. Both players admit to bringing a gun or guns into the Wizards' locker room - a violation of the collective bargaining agreement - after a dispute stemming from a card game on a team flight.

2011 - Roger Federer, the 16-time Grand Slam winner, is knocked out of the Australian Open by Novak Djokovic in a semifinal match, 7-6 (3), 7-5, 6-4. Federer's loss marks the first time since 2003 that he wouldn't hold any of the four major titles.

2013 - Novak Djokovic beats Andy Murray 6-7 (2), 7-6 (3), 6-3, 6-2 to become the first man in the Open era to win three consecutive Australian Open titles.

2013 - Little-known Max Aaron wins his first title at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships and helps knock down three-time men's champion Jeremy Abbott to third place.

2013 - Speedskater Heather Richardson edges Canada's Christine Nesbitt in the final women's race to become the first American woman to win the World Sprint Championships since 2005. Richardson wins the overall title based on points, with a gold today to go with a pair of bronze medals yesterday. She had 148.015 points and defending champion Jing Yu of China is second overall with 148.280 points.

2013 - The NFC blew past the AFC 62-35 in the Pro Bowl. Minnesota tight end Kyle Rudolph is voted the game's MVP with five catches for 122 yards and a touchdown.

Jan. 28

1901 - The American League is founded. The league plans for a 140-game schedule, set player rosters at 14 and recognizes the Players Protective Association, the players' union.

1943 - Max Bentley of the Chicago Black Hawks has four goals and three assists in a 10-1 rout of the New York Rangers. Bentley scored all four goals and an assist in the third period. Max's brother, Doug, has four assists in the third period.

1949 - Monte Irvin and Ford Smith are signed by the New York Giants. They are the first black players to sign with the club.

1984 - Wayne Gretzky's record 51-game scoring streak is halted as the Angeles Kings post a 4-2 victory. Over the 51 games, Gretzky scored 61 goals and 92 assists.

1990 - The San Francisco 49ers beat the Denver Broncos 55-10 in the most lopsided Super Bowl. The 49ers are the first repeat NFL champion in a decade and tie the Pittsburgh Steelers with four Super Bowl wins.

1992 - Brett Hull becomes the second player in NHL history to score 50 goals in 50 games more than once in a career when the St. Louis Blues tie the Los Angeles Kings 3-3.

2001 - Baltimore's brazen defense backs up its bragging by beating the New York Giants 34-7 in the Super Bowl. The Ravens intercept Kerry Collins four times, the final pick returned 49 yards for a touchdown by Duane Starks.

2006 - Amelie Mauresmo wins her first Grand Slam singles title when Justine Henin-Hardenne retires in the second set of their Australian Open final because of stomach pain. Mauresmo led 6-1, 2-0.

2007 - Roger Federer captures his 10th Grand Slam singles title without dropping a set at the Australian Open, beating Fernando Gonzalez 7-6 (2), 6-4, 6-4. The last man to go through a major without dropping a set was Bjorn Borg at the 1980 French Open. Federer is the first man in the Open era to twice win three straight majors and ties Jack Crawford's 73-year-old record by reaching seven consecutive finals in majors.

2011 - Oklahoma State shuts out Northern Colorado 44-0 to become the second Division I wrestling program in NCAA history to reach 1,000 wins in dual matches. Oklahoma State, winner of an NCAA record 34 team national championships, joins Iowa State as the only programs with at least 1,000 wins.

2011 - Deresse Mekonnen wins the Wanamaker Mile, becoming the first person other than Bernard Lagat to win the Millrose Game's marquee event since 2004. The 23-year-old from Ethiopia finishes in 3:58.58, holding off Lagat's challenges in the final two laps.

2012 - Victoria Azarenka routs three-time Grand Slam winner Maria Sharapova 6-3, 6-0, after dropping her first service game and falling behind 2-0, to win the Australian Open. Azarenka becomes the third woman to earn the No. 1 spot after winning her first major title.

2012 - Towson ends its NCAA record 41-game losing streak with a 66-61 victory over North Carolina Wilmington. The victory is the first career win at Towson for coach Pat Skerry and the Tigers' first win since a win at La Salle on Dec. 29, 2010.

2014 - Calling the NCAA a dictatorship, Northwestern quarterback Kain Colter and the United Steelworkers announce plans to form the first labor union for college athletes. Colter details the College Athletes Players Association at a news conference in Chicago, flanked by leaders of Steelworkers union that agree to pay legal bills for the effort.

Jan. 29

1950 - In an Associated Press poll of sports writers and broadcasters, Jack Dempsey is voted the greatest fighter of the past 50 years. Dempsey received 251 votes to 104 for Joe Louis.

1958 - The St. Louis Cardinals give Stan Musial a contract for $100,000, making him the highest paid player in the National League.

1963 - Eleven players and six officials are elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Jim Thorpe, Red Grange, Bronco Nagurski, Sammy Baugh, Dutch Clark, Johnny McNally, Ernie Nevers, Mel Hein, Pete Henry, Cal Hubbard and Don Hutson are the players. The six officials are Bert Bell, Joe Carr, George Halas, Curly Lambeau, Tim Mara and George Preston.

1971 - Hal Greer of Philadelphia becomes the sixth player in NBA history to score 20,000 points as the 76ers lose to Milwaukee 142-118.

1985 - Edmonton's Jari Kurri scores his 100th point in the 39th game of the season with a goal in a 4-2 victory over the Calgary Flames.

1985 - Bryan Trottier of the New York Islanders scores his 1,000th point with a goal in a 4-4 tie with the Minnesota North Stars.

1988 - Canadian sprinter Ben Johnson breaks his own world indoor best in the 50-yard dash at the Toronto Sun Challenge. Johnson's time of 5.15 seconds erases his previous mark of 5.20 seconds, set two weeks earlier.

1994 - Julio Cesar Chavez suffers his first loss in 91 fights when Frankie Randall knocks him down in the 11th round and wins the WBC super lightweight championship on a split decision.

1997 - Brian Himmler rolls two perfect games to take the lead after the first two rounds of qualifying at the PBA's Columbia 300 Open.

2000 - Utah's Karl Malone becomes the third player in NBA history to score 30,000 points when he makes a layup with 8:53 left in the third quarter of a 96-94 loss to Minnesota.

2004 - Minnesota has its NHL record for most consecutive overtime games without a victory or defeat snapped at 15 with a 3-2 loss to Montreal.

2005 - Serena Williams fends off six break points in the fifth game of the second set, then wills herself to overcome an aching back in a 2-6, 6-3, 6-0 victory over Lindsay Davenport in the Australian Open final.

2005 - Irina Slutskaya joins the elite company of Katarina Witt and Sonja Henie by winning a sixth title at the European Figure Skating Championships.

2006 - Roger Federer wins his seventh Grand Slam title, overcoming an early challenge from unseeded Marcos Baghdatis to win the Australian Open 5-7, 7-5, 6-0, 6-2.

2007 - Kevin Garnett almost single-handedly snaps the Phoenix Suns' 17-game winning streak, scoring 44 points and grabbing 11 rebounds in Minnesota's 121-112 victory.

2009 - Serena Williams, by reaching two finals at the Australian Open, breaks golf star Annika Sorenstam's record for career prize money by a female athlete with nearly $23 million. Williams pairs with older sister Venus to win the Australian doubles title, surpassing Sorenstam's total of $22.5 million.

2010 - Bernard Lagat wins his eighth Wanamaker Mile at 103rd Millrose Games in New York. Lagat, who finishes in 3:56.34, had shared the record with Irish great Eamonn Coghlan.

2011 - Kim Clijsters wins her first Australian Open title and the fourth major of her career, after she beats Li Na 3-6, 6-3, 6-3.

2011 - Alissa Czisny wins her second title at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships. Her final score of 191.24 points is almost eight better than Rachael Flatt, astonishing considering the three previous champions begin the night separated by only a point. Flatt, the defending champ, scores 183.38.

2012 - Lydia Ko becomes the youngest person ever to win a professional golf tour event by winning the Bing Lee/Samsung Women's NSW Open on the ALPG Tour. She is 14 and 8 months, one year younger than the previous youngest person ever to win a professional golf tour event, Japan's Ryo Ishikawa.

2012 - Novak Djokovic outlasts Rafael Nadal to defend his Australian Open title in the longest ever Grand Slam final and becomes the fifth man to win three straight majors in the Open Era. Djokovic completes a 5-hour, 53-minute 5-7, 6-4, 6-2, 6-7 (5), 7-5 victory over Nadal at 1:37 a.m.

2012 - Marian Gaborik beat New York Rangers teammate Henrik Lundqvist twice in the first period in leading Team Chara to a 12-9 win over Team Alfredsson in the NHL All-Star game.

2012 - Brandon Marshall catches six passes for 176 yards and a Pro Bowl-record four touchdowns and the AFC used a second-half surge to beat the NFC 59-41.

2014 - Ben Scrivens sets an NHL record for saves in a regular-season shutout with 59 in a spectacular performance that help the Edmonton Oilers beat the San Jose Sharks 3-0. Scrivens tops the previous record set by Phoenix's Mike Smith, who stopped 54 shots in a victory over Columbus on April 3, 2012.

2014 - No. 2 Syracuse matches the best start in program history, pulling away to beat Wake Forest 67-57. Freshman Tyler Ennis scores 16 of his 18 points after halftime for the Orange (20-0). The win gives coach Jim Boeheim his 36th season with 20 or more victories.

Jan. 30

1926 - The major league rules committee mandates that pitchers must have access to a rosin bag.

1971 - UCLA starts its 88-game winning streak with a 74-61 win over UC Santa Barbara.

1983 - John Riggins rushes for a Super Bowl-record 166 yards on 38 carries to spark the Washington Redskins to a come-from-behind, 27-17 victory over the Miami Dolphins. For Riggins, the game's MVP, it's his fourth consecutive 100-yard rushing game during the playoffs, also a record.

1992 - Jockey Mike Smith wins six races in one day at Aqueduct Racetrack for the second time in the month. His first six-winner day at Aqueduct was on Jan. 13.

1993 - Monica Seles beats Steffi Graf 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 to capture her third straight Australian Open.

1994 - The Dallas Cowboys, behind MVP Emmitt Smith and safety James Washington, beats Buffalo 30-13 for their second straight NFL title while giving the Bills four straight Super Bowl losses.

1999 - Martina Hingis wins her fifth Grand Slam title and third-straight Australian Open with a 6-2, 6-3 victory over France's Amelie Mauresmo.

2001 - Daron Rahlves wins the super giant slalom, the first American to capture the event at the world championships.

2006 - Teemu Selanne scores two goals for his 1,000th career point in Anaheim's 4-3 overtime victory against Los Angeles.

2009 - Rafael Nadal holds off Fernando Verdasco in longest match in Australian Open history. Verdasco double-faults after saving two match points, and Nadal wins 6-7 (4), 6-4, 7-6 (2), 6-7 (1), 6-4 in the 5-hour, 14-minute semifinal between the Spanish left-handers.

2009 - Bernard Lagat wins the Wanamaker Mile for the seventh time at the Millrose Games held at New York's Madison Square Garden to tie Eamonn Coghlan's record. Lagat finishes in 3:58.44 to edge Nick Willis by more than a second.

2010 - Maria Riesch of Germany wins a World Cup downhill race, ending Lindsey Vonn's perfect streak this season in the event. Vonn, who had six straight wins including the final downhill race of last season, finishes fifth.

2010 - Serena Williams puts an end to Justine Henin's hopes of a Grand Slam title in her return from retirement with a 6-4, 3-6, 6-2 victory in the Australian Open final.

2010 - Andre Miller scores a career-high 52 points, including 25 in the fourth quarter and overtime, and Juwan Howard hits a jumper with 44.8 seconds left to lift the Portland Trail Blazers past the Dallas Mavericks 114-112.

2010 - LeBron James scores half of Cleveland's 46 points in the first quarter and the Cavaliers tie an NBA record with 11 3-pointers in the opening period of their 114-89 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers.

2011 - Novak Djokovic wins his second Australian Open title, breezing past Andy Murray 6-4, 6-2, 6-3.

2011 - MVP DeAngelo Hall has one of his team's five interceptions and returns a fumble 34 yards for a touchdown to help the NFC match a Pro Bowl scoring record in a 55-41 victory over the AFC. AFC quarterbacks Philip Rivers, Peyton Manning and Matt Cassel each throw first-half interceptions to help the NFC blow open a 42-0 lead.

2011 - Loui Eriksson's second goal, an empty-netter at 18:49 of the third period, helps seal an 11-10 victory for Team Lidstrom against Team Staal in the NHL All-Star Game. Eriksson put Team Lindstrom ahead 11-9. Chicago's Patrick Sharp was the game's most valuable player after tallying one goal and two assists for Team Staal.

Jan. 31

1920 - Joe Malone of the Quebec Bulldogs scores an NHL record seven goals in a 10-6 victory over the Toronto St. Patricks.

1941 - Joe Louis knocks out Red Burman in the fifth round at Madison Square Garden to retain the world heavyweight title.

1950 - High school pitcher Paul Pettit signs with the Pirates for a record $100,000. To do so, Pittsburgh has to purchase his contract from a film producer who had signed Pettit to an exclusive contract as an athlete/actor.

1988 - The Washington Redskins score 35 points in the second quarter to overcome a 10-0 deficit and beat the Denver Broncos 42-10 in the Super Bowl. MVP Doug Williams passes for four touchdowns and a record 340 yards. Timmy Smith rushes for a record 204 yards.

1991 - Michael Adams of the Denver Nuggets scores a career-high 45 points, hands out 12 assists and grabs 11 rebounds in a 123-119 win over New Jersey. The 5-foot-11 guard becomes the shortest player in the NBA to get a triple-double.

1993 - The Dallas Cowboys win the Super Bowl, beating Buffalo 52-17 and giving the Bills their third straight loss in the title game, a league record.

1998 - Martina Hingis, 17, becomes the youngest player in the Open era to defend a Grand Slam title, capturing her second Australian Open with a 6-3, 6-3 victory over Conchita Martinez.

1999 - John Elway gets his second straight Super Bowl ring, dominating for the final time during the Denver Broncos' 34-19 win over the Atlanta Falcons.

2004 - Justine Henin-Hardenne wins her third Grand Slam title and extends her dominance in major finals against countrywoman Kim Clijsters with a 6-3, 4-6, 6-3 win in the Australian Open women's title match.

2006 - Carolina ties an NHL record for wins in a month, going 13-1 in January after an 8-2 win over Montreal.

2006 - Kobe Bryant scores 40 points in Los Angeles' 130-97 win over New York. The NBA's leading scorer averages 43.4 points in 13 games in January, joining Wilt Chamberlain as the only players in NBA history to average 40 or more points in a month more than once. Bryant also averaged 40.6 points in February 2003.

2009 - Serena Williams routs Dinara Safina 6-0, 6-3 to win the Australian Open - her 10th Grand Slam title - and return to the No. 1 ranking. It's the fourth Australian Open championship for Williams.

2009 - Bruce Smith and Rod Woodson are elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in their first year of eligibility. Senior nominee Bob Hayes and Randall McDaniel, Derrick Thomas and Buffalo owner Ralph Wilson are also elected.

2010 - Roger Federer easily beats Andy Murray 6-3, 6-4, 7-6 (11) for a fourth Australian Open championship and his 16th Grand Slam title overall.

2010 - The Pro Bowl, a warmup to the Super Bowl in Miami, became a series of wind sprints as the AFC beat the NFC 41-34. Houston's Matt Schaub passes for 189 yards and two AFC scores, and is chosen the most valuable player.

2010 - Lindsey Vonn wins a super-G race, clinching the discipline title in the final World Cup race before the Vancouver Olympics. Vonn posts her ninth win of the season and third in super-G.

2011 - For the first time since the inception of the WTA rankings in 1975, the top 10 players hail from 10 different countries. With Danish player Caroline Wozniacki remaining at No. 1, the top 11 women are from 11 different countries.

2013 - Hannah Kearney, Heather McPhie and Eliza Outtrim complete an American sweep at a freestyle World Cup moguls event at Deer Valley Resort in Park City, Utah. It's only the second sweep by U.S. women, with the other occurring Jan. 21, 2010, in Lake Placid, N.Y. Kearney won gold in 2010 as well, while McPhie took bronze behind Shannon Bahrke.

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