On This Day

January 2010 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Jan 1 Suicide car bomb detonates at a volleyball tournament in Lakki Marwat, Pakistan, killing 105 and injuring 100
  • Jan 1 96th Rose Bowl: #8 Ohio State beats #7 Oregon, 26-17
  • Jan 1 76th Sugar Bowl: #5 Florida beats #3 Cincinnati, 51-24
  • Jan 3 Phil Taylor successfully defends his PDC World Darts title with a 7–3 victory over Simon Whitlock of Australia in the final in London; Taylor's 13th PDC and 15th overall world championship
  • Jan 4 39th Fiesta Bowl: #6 Boise State beats #3 TCU, 17-10

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Jan 5 Mike Shanahan is formally introduced as head coach of the Washington Redskins

NFL Head Coach Mike Shanahan
NFL Head Coach
Mike Shanahan
  • Jan 5 76th Orange Bowl: #10 Iowa beats #9 Georgia Tech, 24-14
  • Jan 7 College Football, 12th BCS National Championship, Rose Bowl, Pasadena: #1 Alabama beats #2 Texas, 37-21

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Jan 9 Hopman Cup Tennis, Perth: María José Martínez Sánchez & Tommy Robredo of Spain beat British pair Laura Robson & Andy Murray 7-6, 7-5 to clinch a 2-1 win; Spain's 3rd title

Tennis Champion Andy Murray
Tennis Champion
Andy Murray

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Jan 21 LA Lakers forward Kobe Bryant becomes the youngest NBA player to reach 25,000 career points at 31 years, 151 days; beats Wilt Chamberlain by 35 days

NBA Guard Kobe Bryant
NBA Guard
Kobe Bryant
  • Jan 24 AFC Championship, Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, IN: Indianapolis Colts beat New York Jets, 30-17
  • Jan 24 NFC Championship, Louisiana Superdome, New Orleans, LA: New Orleans Saints beat Minnesota Vikings, 31-28 (OT)

Sport awardAustralian Open Women's Tennis

Jan 30 Australian Open Women's Tennis: Serena Williams retains her title; beats Justine Henin of Belgium 6-4, 3-6, 6-2

Tennis Player Serena Williams
Tennis Player
Serena Williams
  • Jan 31 NFL Pro Bowl, Sun Life Stadium, Miami Gardens: AFC beats NFC, 41-34; MVP: Matt Schaub, Houston Texans, QB

Sport awardAustralian Men's Tennis Open

Jan 31 Australian Open Men's Tennis: Roger Federer outclasses Scotsman Andy Murray 6-3, 6-4, 7-6 for his 4th Australian title

Tennis Champion Roger Federer
Tennis Champion
Roger Federer
Tennis Champion Andy Murray
Tennis Champion
Andy Murray

Deaths in Sport

  • Jan 4 Rory Markas, American sportscaster (b. 1955)
  • Jan 5 Rory Markas, Angels baseball announcer (b.1955)
  • Jan 8 Tony Halme, Finnish boxer and politician (b. 1963)
  • Jan 9 Vimcy, Sports writer (b. 1925)
  • Jan 11 Joe Rollino, American strongman, weightlifter, and boxer (b. 1905)
  • Jan 17 Gaines Adams, American football player (b. 1983)
  • Jan 19 Panajot Pano, Albanian football star known as the "The little Puskás", dies of a heart attack at 70
  • Jan 19 Bill McLaren, Scottish rugby commentator known as "the voice of rugby", dies at 86

Person of interestTom Brookshier

Jan 29 Tom Brookshier, American football player and sportscaster, dies of cancer at 78

NFL Sportscaster Tom Brookshier
NFL Sportscaster
Tom Brookshier