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This Day In Sports

January 29
1936 Baseball elected its first class to the Hall of Fame - Ty Cobb, Walter Johnson, Christy Mathewson, Babe Ruth and Honus Wagner.
1963 Seventeen new members (11 players, six officials) were elected to the NFL Hall of Fame. The group included the following: Bronco Nagurski, Sammy Baugh, Jim Thorpe, Red Grange, Dutch Clark, Ernie Nevers, Mel Hein, Pete Henry, Johnny McNally, Cal Hubbard and Don Huston. The officials were Tim Mara, George Halas, Bert Bell, Joe Carr, George Preston and Curly Lambeau.
1985 Edmonton's Jari Kurri recorded his 100th point in only his 39th game with a 4-2 win over the Calgary Flames.
1988 The Detroit Pistons set an NBA attendance record with 61,983 fans at Silverdome. They defeated the Boston Celtics, 125-108.
1988 Nadia Lobell won the Cape & Cutter Series final for pacing mares in 1:55.2 at the Meadowlands.
1993 Golden Gate Fields began using Equibase Company-supplied past-performance data for its official track program.
1995 The San Francisco 49ers defeated the San Diego Chargers, 49-26, in Super Bowl XXIX. 49ers QB Steve Young was named MVP throwing a record six touchdown passes.
1996 Magic Johnson returned to the NBA, scoring 19 points, eight rebounds and 10 assists in the Los Angeles Lakers victory over the Golden State Warriors.
2000 Joe Montana, Ronnie Lott, Howie Long, Dave Wilcox and Dan Rooney were elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
2001 The Cleveland Browns named Butch Davis head coach.
2002 The San Diego Chargers named Marty Schottenheimer their new head coach.
2002 The Nevada State Boxing Commission denied boxer Mike Tyson a license to fight in the state, thus voiding his scheduled fight with Lennox Lewis in a Las Vegas Casino.
2002 Hall of Fame defensive back Dick "Night Train" Lane passed away due to a heart attack. He was 73.
2002 NBA Superstar Michael Jordan was voted to his 12th NBA All-Star Game.
2003 The New York Rangers fired head coach Bryan Trottier.
2005 American Serena Williams ended a long Grand Slam drought, as she captured the Australian Open by defeating world No. 1 Lindsay Davenport in three sets.
2007 The Montreal Canadiens retired jersey #29 in honor of legendary goaltender Ken Dryden.
2007 The San Francisco Giants signed OF Barry Bonds to a one-year contract, worth $15.8 million.
2007 The Phoenix Suns had their 17-game winning streak snapped, as the Minnesota Timberwolves had a 121-112 victory.
2007 Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro was euthanized, just two days after the latest surgical procedure was unable to help the colt fully recover from catastrophic injuries suffered during last May's Preakness Stakes.
2007 The Texas Rangers signed OF Sammy Sosa to a one-year, minor league contract.
2010 Arizona Cardinals QB Kurt Warner announced his retirement.
2010 The Philadelphia Eagles named Howie Roseman their new general manager.
2011 Kim Clijsters defeated Li Na, 3-6, 6-3, 6-3, to win the Australian Open.
2011 The twin American brothers of Bob and Mike Bryan won their third consecutive Australian Open doubles title beating Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi, 6-3, 6-4, in the championship match.
2012 Novak Djokovic became only the fifth man in the Open Era to win three straight major titles when he outlasted Rafael Nadal in the final at the Australian Open.
2012 Dolphins WR Brandon Marshall caught a Pro Bowl-record four touchdown passes, as the AFC downed the NFC, 59-41, at Aloha Stadium.
2012 Marian Gaborik notched a hat trick and an assist as Team Chara exploded in the third period to take a 12-9 victory in the All-Star Game from Scotiabank Place.
2014 The Phoenix Coyotes announced that they will rename themselves the Arizona Coyotes for the 2014-15 season.
Birthdays Barney Oldfield (1878) - auto racing driver; Andre Reed (1964) - NFL player; Sean Burke (1967) - NHL goalie; Greg Louganis (1960) - Olympic diver.
As of January 28, 2015, at 06:00 PM ET