Sporting Events on this Day in History

Events in Sport for Monday 26th January 2015

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1871 - British Rugby Union forms
1913 - Jim Thorpe relinquishes his 1912 Olympic medals for playing as a professional
1921 - Soccer team GVAV of Groningen Neth forms
1921 - Toronto St Pat Corb Denneny scores 6 goals vs Hamilton Tigers
1924 - Charles Jewtraw, US 500m skater, takes 1st Winter Olympics gold medal
1934 - Bradman scores 128 NSW v Victoria, 96 mins, 17 fours 4 sixes
1951 - Mel Ott & Jimmie Foxx elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
1956 - 7th Winter Olympic games open in Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy
1957 - Joseph F Cairnes succeeds Lou Perini as Pres of Milwaukee Braves
1958 - Marlene Hagge wins LPGA Lake Worth Open Golf Invitational
1960 - High-school basketball sensation Danny Heater scores 135 points
1960 - Oakland enters AFL
1960 - Pete Rozelle elected NFL commissioner on 23rd ballot
1963 - Major League Rules Committee votes to expand strike zone
1976 - 6th AFC-NFC Pro Bowl, NFC wins 23-20
1976 - NFL Pro Bowl: NFC beats AFC 23-20
1977 - Soviet figure skaters Sergei Shakrai & Marine Tcherkasova are 1st to perform a quadruple twist lift, Helsinki
1980 - Islanders & Whalers play a NHL penalty-free game
1984 - Nordiques' Michel Goulet scored on 9th penalty shot against Islanders
NFL Commissioner Pete RozelleNFL Commissioner Pete Rozelle 1985 - Edmonton Oiler Wayne Gretzky scores 50th goal in 49th game of season
1986 - Val Skinner wins LPGA Mazda Golf Classic
1986 - Super Bowl XX: Chicago Bears beat NE Patriots, 46-10 in New Orleans Super Bowl MVP: Richard Dent, Chicago, DE
1990 - Boston Red Sox hires Elaine Weddington as asst GM (highest-ranking African American female in a major-league front office)
1991 - 65th Australian Womens Tennis: Monica Seles beats J Novotna (57 63 61)
1991 - Houston guard Vernon Maxwell is 4th NBAer to score 30 pts in a quarter
1991 - Jan Stenerud becomes 1st pure placekicker to make NFL Hall of Fame
1992 - 80th Australian Mens Tennis: Jim Courier beats S Edberg (63 36 64 62)
1992 - Super Bowl XXVI: Wash Red Skins beat Buffalo Bills, 37-24 in Minn Super Bowl MVP: Mark Rypien, Washington, QB
1997 - 85th Australian Men's Tennis: Pete Sampras beats Carlos Moya (62 63 63)
1997 - Super Bowl XXXI: Green Bay Packers beat NE Patriots, 35-21 in New Orleans
2003 - Super Bowl XXXVII: Tampa Bay Buccaneers beat Oakland Raiders, 48-21 at the Qualcomm Stadium MVP: Dexter Jackson, Tampa Bay, S
2013 - Victoria Azarenka defeats Li Na to win the women's singles at the 2013 Australian Open
2014 - Stanislas Wawrinka defeats Rafael Nadal to win the Australian Tennis Open

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