January 2007 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Jan 1 93rd Rose Bowl: #8 Southern California beats #3 Michigan, 32-18
  • Jan 1 36th Fiesta Bowl: #9 Boise State beats #7 Oklahoma, 43-42 (OT)
  • Jan 2 73rd Orange Bowl: #5 Louisville beats #15 Wake Forest, 24-13
  • Jan 3 73rd Sugar Bowl: #4 LSU beats #11 Notre Dame, 41-14

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Jan 5 Bill Cowher resigns as head coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers

NFL Head Coach Bill Cowher
NFL Head Coach
Bill Cowher

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Jan 7 Phil Jackson wins his 900th game as a head coach, becoming the fastest coach to reach 900 career wins

NBA Coach Phil Jackson
NBA Coach
Phil Jackson
  • Jan 8 9th BCS National Championship: #2 Florida beats #1 Ohio State, 41-14
  • Jan 21 AFC Championship Game: Indianapolis Colts beat New England Patriots 38-34
  • Jan 21 NFC Championship Game: Chicago Bears beat New Orleans Saints 39-14
  • Jan 24 55th NHL All-Star Game: West beats East 12-9 at Dallas, Texas

Sport awardTennis Open

Jan 28 Australian Open Men's Tennis: Roger Federer successfully defends his title beating Fernando González 7-6, 6-4, 6-4

Tennis Champion Roger Federer
Tennis Champion
Roger Federer

Sport awardTennis Open

Jan 28 Australian Open Women's Tennis: Serena Williams beats Maria Sharapova 6-1, 6-2

Tennis Player Serena Williams
Tennis Player
Serena Williams
Tennis Player Maria Sharapova
Tennis Player
Maria Sharapova

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Jan 29 Ken Dryden's #29 jersey is retired by the Montreal Canadiens

NHL Goalie and Canadian Politician Ken Dryden
NHL Goalie and Canadian Politician
Ken Dryden

Deaths in Sport

  • Jan 1 Ernie Koy, American baseball player (b. 1909)
  • Jan 1 Darrent Williams, American football player (b. 1982)
  • Jan 2 Don Massengale, American PGA Tour golfer (b. 1937)
  • Jan 2 Dan Shaver, NASCAR driver and ARCA race car driver/owner (b. 1950)
  • Jan 3 Earl Reibel, Canadian ice hockey forward Detroit Red Wings (b. 1930)
  • Jan 4 Sandro Salvadore, Italian footballer (b. 1939)
  • Jan 4 Jan Schröder, Dutch cyclist (b. 1941)
  • Jan 6 Mario Danelo, American football player (b. 1985)
  • Jan 6 Yvon Durelle, Canadian boxer, dies at 77
  • Jan 7 Bobby Hamilton, NASCAR team owner (b. 1957)
  • Jan 9 Elmer Symons, South African motorcycle racer (b. 1977)
  • Jan 13 Danny Oakes, racecar driver (b. 1911)
  • Jan 15 David Vanole, American soccer player (b. 1963)
  • Jan 16 Benny Parsons, American racecar driver and commentator (b. 1941)
  • Jan 21 Maria Cioncan, Romanian athlete (b. 1977)
  • Jan 26 Gump Worsley, Canadian ice hockey player, dies at 77
  • Jan 27 Yang Chuan-kwang, Taiwanese athlete (b. 1933)
  • Jan 27 Chuan-Kwang Yang, Taiwanese decathlete (Olympic silver 1960), dies at 73
  • Jan 28 Carlo Clerici, Swiss professional road racing cyclist, dies at 77
  • Jan 28 Yelena Romanova, Russian athlete (b. 1963)
  • Jan 29 Barbaro, American thoroughbred racehorse (b. 2003)