Monday, January 13, 2014

THIS DAY IN SPORT HISTORY

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Every event in sports has its history and on this day 13th January, we will highlight the events that took place on this day in sport history. Enjoy! 

1908 - Stanley Cup: Montreal Wanderers sweep Ottawa Victorias in 2 games
1919 - Dutch Soccer team OSV forms
1957 - Mickey Wright wins Sea Island Golf Open
1957 - NFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 19-10
1962 - Wilt Chamberlain of Warriors scores then NBA-record 73 pts vs Chicago
1963 - AFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 21-14
1963 - NFL Pro Bowl: East beats West 30-20
1968 - Minn North Stars center Bill Masterton fatally injured (dies on 15th)
1972 - Former umpire, now housewife Bernice Gera wins her suit against baseball, initiated on March 15, 1971 to be allowed to umpire
1974 - Superbowl VIII: Miami Dolphins beat Minnesota Vikings, 24-7 in Houston Superbowl MVP: Larry Csonka, Miami, RB
1981 - Islander's Mike Bossy's 15th career hat trick-4 goals
1982 - Hank Aaron & Frank Robinson elected to Hall of Fame
1983 - AMA urges ban on boxing sites Muhammad Ali's deteriorating condition
1983 - Quebec Nordiques play 251st NHL game without being shut out
1985 - 23rd Tennis Fed Cup: Czech beats USA in Nagoya Japan (2-1)
1985 - 99-yr-old Otto Bucher scores a hole-in-one at Spanish golf course
1991 - 42 killed in exhibition soccer match in Johannesburg South Africa
1991 - Phil Mickelson wins PGA Northern Telecom Golf Open
1991 - Soccer stadium riot in Orkney South Africa, at least 40 die
1993 - Super Bowl XXVII in Pasadena - Cowboys beat Bills
1995 - 26 HNL teams unanimously ratify agreement to end NHL strike
1995 - America3 becomes 1st all-female crew to win an America's Cup race
1999 - Basketball player Michael Jordan announces his retirement only to return in 2001
2003 - The NHL's Buffalo Sabres filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

2005 - Major League Baseball adopted a steroid-testing program that suspended first-time offenders for 10 days and randomly tested players year-round.

2005 - The NFL fined Randy Moss (Minnesota Vikings) $10,000 for pretending to pull down his pants and moon the Green Bay Packer crowd during a playoff win the previous weekend.

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