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January 9, 2014
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January 9
1951 Marked the announcement that baseball hero Ted Williams would be called back to the Marines and join other fellow major leaguers.
1977 The Oakland Raiders defeated the Minnesota Vikings, 32-14, in Super Bowl XI. The Raiders won their first NFL championship.
1995 Mike Schmidt was elected to the Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility.
1997 Former LA Kings owner Bruce McNall was sentenced to five years, 10 months in prison and ordered to repay five-million dollars after being convicted more than two years ago on bank fraud and conspiracy charges.
1997 The legendary Cigar was selected for the Eclipse Award for Champion Older Male Horse for the second year in a row.
1999 The Atlanta Falcons defeated the San Francisco 49ers 20-18, in a NFC Divisional playoff game.
1999 The Denver Broncos defeated the Miami Dolphins 38-3, in an AFC Divisional Playoff game.
2000 In the last NFL game played at the Kingdome, the Seattle Seahawks lost to the Miami Dolphins 20-17, in an AFC wild card game.
2001 Seattle SuperSonics center Patrick Ewing became the 13th player in NBA history to score 24,000 points.
2004 Nebraska named Bill Callahan its new head football coach.
2004 Brian Boucher set a pair of modern-day NHL records with record his fifth-straight shutout, as the Phoenix Coyotes cruised to a 2-0, victory over Minnesota at the Xcel Energy Center.
2005 The Indianapolis Colts defeated the Denver Broncos 49-24, in an AFC Wild Card matchup.
2005 The Minnesota Vikings defeated the Green Bay packers 31-37, in a NFC Wild Card matchup.
2005 The New York Mets signed OF Carlos Beltran to a seven-year, $119 million contract.
2006 The Kansas City Chiefs named Herman Edwards their new head coach.
2007 Two-time Most Valuable Player Cal Ripken Jr. and eight-time batting champion Tony Gwynn were named to the Baseball Hall of Fame.
2007 Louisville named Steve Kragthorpe its new head football coach.
2010 The New York Jets defeated the Cincinnati Bengals 24-14, in an AFC Wild Card matchup, while the Dallas Cowboys defeated the Philadelphia Eagles 34-14, in a NFC Wild Card matchup.
2011 The Baltimore Ravens defeated the Kansas City Chiefs 30-7, in an AFC Wild Card matchup, while the Green Bay Packers defeated the Philadelphia Eagles 21-16, in a NFC Wild Card matchup.
2012 Barry Larkin was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame
2012 Romeo Crennel was named full-time head coach of the Kansas City Chiefs.
2012 The Columbus Blue Jackets fired head coach Scott Arniel.
2012 For the third straight year, Argentina soccer sensation Lionel Messi won World Player of the Year; Japan's Homare Sawa edged out USA's Abby Wambach for the Women's Player of the Year.
2012 The Alabama Crimson Tide avenged their lone loss of the season and won the BCS National Championship defeating LSU, 21-0, for the program's 14th title.
2013 For the first time since 1996, the Baseball Writers' Association of America did not be elect anyone to the Hall of Fame.
2013 The San Diego Chargers named Tom Telesco their new general manager.
2013 The Toronto Maple Leafs fired general manager Brian Burke and replaced him with David Nonis.

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