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January 27, 2014
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January 27
1937 Tris Speaker and Cy Young were elected to the Hall of Fame in the second Cooperstown shrine induction.
1973 UCLA set an NCAA record for consecutive wins with its 61st straight, an 82-63 victory over Notre Dame.
1984 Wayne Gretzky had his 51-game scoring streak stopped against the Los Angeles Kings.
1991 Buffalo's Scott Norwood missed a 47-yard field goal in the final eight seconds, as the New York Giants held on for a 20-19 victory in Super Bowl XXV.
1994 Arrive At Five won the Complex Series final for pacers in 1:53.2 at the Meadowlands.
1997 Three-time NCAA Player of the Year Cheryl Miller was named head coach of the Phoenix Mercury franchise of the newly-formed WNBA.
1998 The Pittsburgh Penguins announced the signing of All-Star right winger Jaromir Jagr to a four-year contract extension worth $38 million.
2000 The New England Patriots introduced former New York Jets head coach/defensive coordinator Bill Belichick as their new head coach.
2000 Carolina Panthers linebacker Kevin Greene announced his retirement.
2001 Two Oklahoma State men's basketball players and six team staff members were killed when their plane crashed in a snowstorm while returning from a game in Colorado.
2002 The St. Louis Rams and the New England Patriots would square off in Super Bowl XXXVI in New Orleans. The Rams beat the Eagles, 29-24 in the NFC Championship Game; while the Patriots stunned the hometown favorite Pittsburgh Steelers, 24-17 in the AFC title game.
2003 The Detroit Lions fired head coach Marty Mornhinweg.
2003 Breeders' Cup Distaff champion Azeri was named Horse of the Year at the 32nd annual Eclipse Awards.
2004 The Boston Celtics announced the resignation of head coach Jim O'Brien.
2005 The Denver Nuggets named George Karl their new head coach.
2006 Frenchwoman Amelie Mauresmo won the Australian Open when Belgian Justine Henin-Hardenne retired in the second set of due to an upset stomach.
2006 The American brothers team of Bob and Mike Bryan captured the Australian Open doubles championship.
2006 The NFL Network will begin televising regular season games next year.
2007 Serena Williams finished a dominating two weeks at the Australian Open, winning the tournament for a third time with a 6-1, 6-2 victory over Russian Maria Sharapova.
2008 Serbian star Novak Djokovic captured his first Grand Slam event title by overcoming Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, 4-6, 6-4, 6-3, 7-6 (7-2) in the final at the Australian Open.
2008 Marc Savard's goal with 20.9 seconds left in regulation lifted the Eastern Conference to an 8-7 win over the Western Conference in the 56th NHL All-Star game from Philips Arena.
2010 The NBA suspended Washington Wizards guards Gilbert Arenas and Javaris Crittenton for the remainder of the season due to them being arrested for gun possession.
2010 Cornell named Kent Austin its new head football coach.
2011 The Tennesse Titans and head coach Jeff Fisher agreed to part ways.
2013 Novak Djokovic beat Andy Murray to become the first player in the Open Era to capture three straight Australian Open titles.
2013 The NFC defeated the AFC 62-35, in the NFL Pro Bowl. Minnesota Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph, was named the game's MVP with a touchdown and 122 yards receiving on five receptions.

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