January 2009 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Jan 1 95th Rose Bowl: #5 Southern California beats #6 Penn State, 38-24
  • Jan 1 75th Orange Bowl: #21 Virginia Tech beats #12 Cincinnati, 20-7
  • Jan 2 75th Sugar Bowl: #6 Utah beats #4 Alabama, 31-17
  • Jan 5 38th Fiesta Bowl: #3 Texas beats #10 Ohio State, 24-21
  • Jan 8 11th BCS National Championship: #2 Florida beats #1 Oklahoma, 24-14

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Jan 12 Cristiano Ronaldo is awarded 2008 FIFA World Player of the Year at a ceremony in Zurich

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  • Jan 18 AFC Championship Game: Pittsburgh Steelers beat Baltimore Ravens 23-14
  • Jan 18 NFC Championship Game: Arizona Cardinals beat Philadelphia Eagles 32-25
  • Jan 25 57th NHL All-Star Game: East beats West 12-11 at Montreal, Quebec

Deaths in Sport

  • Jan 4 Giselle Salandy, Trinidad & Tobago female boxer (b. 1987)
  • Jan 11 David Vine, British sports broadcaster (b. 1936)
  • Jan 16 Joe Erskine, American boxer and long distance runner (b. 1930)
  • Jan 22 Billy Werber, American baseball player (b. 1908)
  • Jan 24 Reg Gutteridge, British Boxing Journalist (b. 1924)
  • Jan 29 Bill Frindall, English cricket scorer and statistician (b. 1939)
  • Jan 30 Ingemar Johansson, Swedish heavyweight professional boxing champion of the world (b. 1932)