Posted: Jan 18, 2013 9:13 AM
Updated: Jan 18, 2014 7:49 AM
1937 Nap Lajoie, Tris Speaker and Cy Young are elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in the second year of voting.
1952 The Professional Golfers Association approves the participation of blacks in golf tournaments.
1972 Sandy Koufax of the Los Angeles Dodgers becomes the youngest player elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame at 36. Yogi Berra and Early Wynn are also elected.
1974 UCLA's 88-game winning streak is snapped when Notre Dame overcomes an 11-point deficit in the final 3:32 to win 71-70. With 29 seconds remaining, Dwight Clay's jump shot from the right corner gives the Irish the lead.
1992 John Cook is the first golfer in PGA history to chip in on two consecutive holes to win a playoff after he edges Gene Sauers in the Bob Hope Classic.
2002 Yana Klochkova of Ukraine and Luo Xuejuan of China break short-course world records at a World Cup swim meet in Paris. Klochkova had a time of 4:27.83 in the women's 400-meter individual medley, topping the mark of 4:29 set by China's Dai Guohong in December 1993. Luo finishes the 50-meter breaststroke in 30.47 seconds, beating Zoe Baker of Britain, who held the old record of 30.51 seconds.
2004 Colorado's Milan Hejduk scores on a penalty shot 59 seconds into overtime to give the Avalanche a 5-4 victory over Tampa Bay. It's the third time an NHL game ended on a penalty shot in overtime.
2005 LeBron James becomes the youngest player (20 years, 20 days) in NBA history to record a triple-double, with 27 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists in Cleveland's 107-101 win over Portland.
2006 Tennessee coach Pat Summitt gets her 900th victory in her first shot at the milestone, as the Lady Vols rally from their biggest deficit this season to beat Vanderbilt.
2006 Irina Slutskaya wins her seventh European figure skating title, breaking the record she shared with Katarina Witt and Sonja Henie.
2008 Bode Miller wins the downhill at the traditional Hahnenkamm World Cup races to become the most successful American skier ever with 28 World Cup wins, overtaking Phil Mahre.
2012 Serena Williams moves into the third round of the Australian Open with a 6-0, 6-4 victory over Barbora Zahlavova Strycova for her 500th career match win. The win improves her career record to 500-104 in tour matches and it is her 16th consecutive match win at Melbourne Park, where she has won five Grand Slam titles.
2012 Olympic champion Hannah Kearney wins a record 11th consecutive FIS Freestyle World Cup moguls event, besting the old record of Swiss star Conny Kissling. Kearney's win comes at Whiteface Mountain at Wilmington, N.Y.