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Year 2011 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Jan 1 97th Rose Bowl: #3 TCU beats #4 Wisconsin, 21-19
  • Jan 1 40th Fiesta Bowl: #9 Oklahoma beats #25 Connecticut, 48-20
  • Jan 3 77th Orange Bowl: #5 Stanford beats #12 Virginia Tech, 40-12
  • Jan 3 Adrian Lewis of England wins his first PDC World Darts Championship with a 7-5 win over Scotsman Gary Anderson at the Alexandra Palace, London
  • Jan 4 77th Sugar Bowl: #6 Ohio State beats #8 Arkansas, 31-26
  • Jan 8 Hopman Cup Tennis, Perth: Americans Bethanie Mattek-Sands & John Isner beat Belgian pair Justine Henin & Ruben Bemelmans 6-1, 6-3 to clinch a 2-1 victory; 6th title for the United States
  • Jan 10 FIFA Ballon d'Or: Barcelona forward Lionel Messi wins 2nd straight award from teammates AndrĂ©s Iniesta & Xavi; Brazilian forward Marta wins women's award for 5th consecutive year
  • Jan 10 College Football, 13th BCS National Championship, University of Phoenix Stadium: #1 Auburn beats #2 Oregon, 22-19
  • Jan 23 AFC Championship, Heinz Field, Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh Steelers beat New York Jets, 24-19
  • Jan 23 NFC Championship, Soldier Field, Chicago: Green Bay Packers beat Chicago Bears, 21-14
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Sports Stars Married in 2011

  • Jan 15 PGA golfer Hunter Mahan (28) weds former Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader Kandi Harris in Dallas, Texas
  • Feb 16 Indian tennis ace Mahesh Bhupati (36) weds Bollywood actress and former Miss Universe (2000) Lara Dutta (32) at Bandra, Mumbai
  • May 22 American R&B singer Keyshia Cole (28) weds NBA Cleveland Cavaliers Daniel Gibson (25) in Cleveland, Ohio; divorce in 2017

Sports Stars Divorces in 2011

  • Jan 28 "Desperate Housewives" actress Eva Longoria (36) divorces NBA player Tony Parker (29) due to irreconcilable differences 3 years after a storybook wedding
  • Oct 31 Socialite and model Kim Kardashian (31) divorces basketball player Kris Humphries (26) due to irreconcilable differences only 72 days after getting married

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