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January 14, 2014
By Brian Cox of INDIANA SPORTS PAGE



January 14
1932 Jockey Eddie Arcaro rode his first career winner at Agua Caliente.
1954 Baseball's Joe DiMaggio married Hollywood princess Marilyn Monroe.
1961 Willard Dewveall of the Chicago Bears played out his option and joined the Oilers and became the first player to jump leagues.
1968 The Green Bay Packers defeated the Oakland Raiders 33-14, in Super Bowl II.
1973 The Miami Dolphins capped a perfect season (16-0) in Super Bowl VII at Los Angeles by defeating Washington, 14-7 for NFL's first unbeaten, untied record.
1978 Yankee legend Joe McCarthy passed away.
1989 Jockey Kent Desormeaux scored his 1,000th career win in the 10th race at Laurel Racecourse, aboard Eesee's Taw, in the Francis Scott Key Handicap.
1990 John Elway guided his Denver Broncos to a fourth Super Bowl appearance with a 37-21, win over the Cleveland Browns in the AFC Championship.
1990 San Francisco QB Joe Montana tossed a pair of touchdowns to lead the 49ers past the Los Angeles Rams, 30-3 in the NFC Championship game.
1997 Indianapolis Colts owner Robert Irsay, who had been suffering from a heart problem caused by a stroke he suffered in 1995, passed away at the age of 73.
1997 Sugar Ray Leonard, Don King and Jose Torres were inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in Canastota, New York.
2000 Camotion, driven by Randy Waples, won the Count B Pacing Series final in 1:54.3 at Mohawk Racetrack in Ontario.
2001 Kerry Collins set Giants post-season records with 381 yards passing and five touchdowns, as the New York Giants advanced to Super Bowl XXXV with a dominating 41-0 victory over the Minnesota Vikings in the NFC championship game.
2001 Trent Dilfer hooked up with Shannon Sharpe on a post-season record 96-yard touchdown pass and Matt Stover booted three field goals, as the Baltimore Ravens defeated the Oakland Raiders 16-3, in the AFC championship game.
2002 The Washington Redskins fired Marty Schottenheimer as head coach and director of football operations. They named Steve Spurrier their new head coach.
2002 The Tampa Bay Buccaneers fired head coach Tony Dungy.
2003 Pat Summitt became the first coach in women's college basketball history to record 800 career wins.
2003 The Cincinnati Bengals named Marvin Lewis their new head coach.
2004 The Buffalo Bills named Mike Mularkey their new head coach.
2004 Lakers coach Phil Jackson became the fastest coach to record 800 victories (1,101 games).
2004 Head coach Gene Keady earned his 500th win in his 24th season at Purdue.
2006 The Montreal Canadiens fired head coach Claude Julien.
2006 The Seattle Seahawks advanced to the NFC Championship game with a 20-10 victory over the Washington Redskins.
2006 The Denver Broncos advanced to the AFC Championship game with a 27-13 victory over the New England Patriots.
2007 Robbie Gould matched a career long with a 49-yard field goal in overtime to propel the Chicago Bears past the Seattle Seahawks, 27-24, in an NFC Divisional Playoff.
2007 The New England Patriots rallied from an eight-point deficit in the final 4:36 to edge the San Diego Chargers, 24-21, in an AFC Divisional Playoff.
2007 The Arizona Cardinals named Ken Whisenhunt their new head coach.
2011 The Denver Broncos named John Fox their new head football coach.
2011 Auburn defensive lineman Nick Fairley made himself available for the NFL Draft.
2012 The San Francisco 49ers advanced to the NFC Championship game with a 36-32 victory over the New Orleans Saints.
2012 The New England Patriots advanced to the AFC Championship with a 45-10 victory over the Denver Broncos.

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