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January 15, 2014
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January 15
1963 The Philadelphia 76ers acquired Wilt Chamberlain from the San Francisco Warriors for three players and an undisclosed sum of money.
1967 The Green Bay Packers defeated the Kansas City Chiefs, 35-10, in the first ever Super Bowl.
1968 Bill Masterson became the first casualty in the National Hockey League. Masterson died of a brain injury sustained in a game two days earlier against the Oakland Seals.
1978 Dallas defeated the Denver Broncos, 27-10, in Super Bowl XII at New Orleans.
1984 Martina Navratilova had her 54-match winning streak end in three sets to Hana Mandlikova.
1990 Golden State Warriors head coach Don Nelson became only the second person in NBA history to appear in 1,000 games both as a player and coach as the Warriors defeated the Indiana Pacers, 144-105.
1994 New York Giants LB Lawrence Taylor announced his retirement.
1995 The San Francisco 49ers defeated the Dallas Cowboys 38-28, and San Diego beat Pittsburgh, 17-13, setting the stage for their clash in Super Bowl XXIX.
1997 San Francisco 49ers head coach George Seifert announced his resignation after coaching eight seasons.
1997 The New York Giants named Jim Fassel their new head coach.
2000 The Jacksonville Jaguars defeated the Miami Dolphins, 62-7, in one of the most one-sided playoff games in NFL history.
2004 The Chicago Bears named Lovie Smith their new head coach.
2004 Michelle Wie became the youngest woman to play in a PGA Tour event when she teed it up at the Sony Open in Hawaii. Wie, at 14 years old, had a solid opening round of two-over-par 72.
2005 Jeff Reed booted a 33-yard field goal 11:04 into overtime as Pittsburgh outlasted the New York Jets, 20-17, in an AFC Divisional Playoff game.
2005 Warrick Dunn rushed for 142 yards and two touchdowns as the Atlanta Falcons rolled to a 47-17 win over the St. Louis Rams in an NFC Divisional Playoff game.
2005 Michelle Kwan won her eighth straight and ninth overall U.S. Figure Skating Championship crown, completing a sweep of the short and free programs.
2006 The Pittsburgh Steelers upset the top seeded the Indianapolis Colts, 21-18 in the AFC divisional playoff game at the RCA Dome.
2006 Steve Smith racked up a career-best 218 receiving yards on 12 catches and hauled in two touchdown passes from Jake Delhomme, as Carolina advanced to the NFC Championship game with a 29-21 victory over Chicago in a divisional playoff game at Soldier Field.
2007 The New York Giants named Jerry Reese their new general manager.
2007 Oklahoma RB Adrian Peterson made himself available for the NFL Draft.
2007 Ohio State RB Antonio Pittman and WR Ted Ginn Jr. made themselves available for the NFL Draft.
2009 USC QB Mark Sanchez made himself available for the NFL Draft.
2009 The Detroit Lions named Jim Schwartz their new head coach.
2009 The Atlanta Braves signed P Derek Lowe to a four-year contract worth $60 million.
2010 South Florida named Skip Holtz its new head football coach.
2010 Tennessee named Derek Dooley its new head football coach.
2011 The Pittsburgh Steelers advanced to the AFC Championship game with a 31-24 victory over the Baltimore Ravens. While the Green Bay Packers advanced to the NFC Championship game with a 48-21 victory over the Atlanta Falcons.
2012 The Baltimore Ravens advanced to the AFC Championship game with a 20-13 victory over the Houston Texans. While the New York Giants advanced to the NFC Championship game with a 37-20 victory over the Green Bay Packers.
2013 The San Diego Chargers named Mike McCoy their new head coach.

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