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February 1, 2014
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1913 Jim Thorpe signed to play baseball with the New York Giants.
1914 In the shadow of the pyramids in Egypt, the Chicago White Sox and New York Giants played an exhibition game to promote baseball. The game ended in a 3-3 tie.
1950 Green Bay Packers coach Curly Lambeau resigned after 31 seasons with six NFL titles to his credit.
1956 Hayes Alan Jenkins led the only U.S. sweep of Olympic men's figure skating. The silver went to Ronald Robertson, and Jenkins' younger brother, David, won the bronze.
1968 Green Bay Packers coach Vince Lombardi resigned. He won five NFL titles.
1979 Bradleigh N, Flame Of Freedom and Edgewood O'Keen combined to form the highest trifecta payoff in Meadowland?s history, $88,761.
2002 The University of Alabama football program was prohibited from participating in a bowl game for the next two years, primarily as the result of recruiting violations by three representatives of the university's athletics interests.
2004 Adam Vinatieri kicked a 41-yard field goal with four seconds left in the fourth quarter to lift the New England Patriots over the Carolina Panthers, 32-29, in Super Bowl XXXVIII at Reliant Stadium.
2004 Swiss star Roger Federer defeated Russian Marat Safin 7-6 (7-3), 6-4, 6-2, in the Australian Open Final.
2008 The Los Angeles Lakers acquired forward-center Pau Gasol from the Memphis Grizzlies in exchange for center Kwame Brown, guard Javaris Crittenton, guard Aaron McKie, the draft rights to Marc Gasol and first round picks in 2008 and 2010.
2009 World No. 1 Rafael Nadal outlasted former top-ranked superstar Roger Federer in five sets to capture the title at the Australian Open.
2009 The Pittsburgh Steelers won their sixth Super Bowl in franchise history after beating the Arizona Cardinals, 27-23. WR Santonio Holmes was named the MVP.
2010 Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant surpassed Jerry West as the team's all-time leading scorer.
2013 New Mexico State named Doug Martin its new head football coach.

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