January 2006 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Jan 2 72nd Sugar Bowl: #11 West Virginia beats #7 Georgia, 38-35
  • Jan 2 35th Fiesta Bowl: #4 Ohio State beats #5 Notre Dame, 34-20
  • Jan 3 72nd Orange Bowl: #3 Penn State beats #22 Florida State, 26-23
  • Jan 4 8th BCS National Championship: #2 Texas beats #1 Southern California, 41-38, at 92nd Rose Bowl

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Jan 12 During an emotional ceremony, Mark Messier's #11 jersey is retired by the New York Rangers

NHL Legend Mark Messier
NHL Legend
Mark Messier

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Jan 22 Kobe Bryant scores a career-high 81 points in a victory against the Toronto Raptors, the second most in NBA history in one single game

NBA Guard Kobe Bryant
NBA Guard
Kobe Bryant
  • Jan 22 AFC Championship Game: Pittsburgh Steelers beat Denver Broncos 34-17
  • Jan 22 NFC Championship Game: Seattle Seahawks beat Carolina Panthers 34-14

Sport awardTennis Open

Jan 29 Australian Open Men's Tennis: Roger Federer beats Marcos Baghdatis 5-7, 7-5, 6-0, 6-2 for his 2nd Australian title

Tennis Champion Roger Federer
Tennis Champion
Roger Federer
  • Jan 29 94th Women's Australian Open: Amelie Mauresmo beats Justine Henin (6-1, 2-0, ret.)
  • Jan 29 Irfan Pathan becomes first bowler to take a Test cricket hat-trick in the opening over of a match

Weddings in Sport

  • Jan 5 Adult film actress Linsey Dawn McKenzie (27) weds former Wimbledon F.C. and Northern Ireland footballer Mark Williams (35) at the central London register office

HeartWedding of Interest

Jan 7 Punky pop singer Pink (26) weds motocross daredevil and The Surreal Life actor Carey Hart (30) at the Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo in Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Singer Pink
Singer
Pink

HeartWedding of Interest

Jan 12 Skateboarding legend Tony Hawk (37) weds Lhotse Merriam at Tavarua Island Resort in Fiji

Skateboarder Tony Hawk
Skateboarder
Tony Hawk
  • Jan 28 London Broncos rugby football player Craig Gower (27) weds TV personality and model Amanda Flynn (24) in Sydney, Australia

Deaths in Sport

  • Jan 3 Steve Rogers, Australian rugby league footballer (b. 1954)
  • Jan 9 Andy Caldecott, Australian motorcycle racer (b. 1964)
  • Jan 13 Frank Fixaris, American sportscaster (b. 1934)
  • Jan 13 Marc Potvin, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1967)
  • Jan 14 Mark Philo, English footballer (b. 1984)
  • Jan 19 Geoff Rabone, New Zealand cricketer (gifted all-rounder for NZ in 1950's), dies at 84