Posted: Jan 29, 2014 7:43 AM
Updated: Jan 29, 2014 7:43 AM
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 Lindstron ahead 11-9. Chicago's Patrick Sharp was the game's most valuable player after tallying one goal and two assists for Team Staal.