January 2013 in Sport

Events in Sport


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 1 Magnus Carlsen breaks Garry Kasparov's chess FIDE rating, reaching 2,861

Chess Grandmaster and Political Activist Garry Kasparov
Chess Grandmaster and Political Activist
Garry Kasparov
  • Jan 1 99th Rose Bowl: #8 Stanford beats Wisconsin, 20-14
  • Jan 1 79th Orange Bowl: #13 Florida State beats #16 Northern Illinois, 31-10

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 2 Ray Lewis announces he will retire at the end of the playoffs

NFL Legend Ray Lewis
NFL Legend
Ray Lewis
  • Jan 2 79th Sugar Bowl: #21 Louisville beats #3 Florida, 33-23
  • Jan 3 42nd Fiesta Bowl: #5 Oregon beats #7 Kansas State, 35-17
  • Jan 6 The NHL reaches an agreement to end a 113 day lockout

Sport awardFootball Awards

Jan 7 Lionel Messi wins the FIFA Ballon d'Or for the third consecutive year

Football Star Lionel Messi
Football Star
Lionel Messi
  • Jan 7 15th BCS National Championship: #2 Alabama beats #1 Notre Dame, 42-14

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 8 Steve Nash records his 10,000th career assist against Houston

Basketball Player Steve Nash
Basketball Player
Steve Nash
  • Jan 12 "Mile High Miracle", In AFC Divisional Playoff Game Denver Broncos trail Baltimore Ravens 35-28 with 1:09 remaining, quarterback Joe Flacco heaves 70 yard touchdown pass to receiver Jacoby Jones to tie the game. Ravens win in overtime.
  • Jan 19 The 2012-2013 NHL season begins after a 119-day lockout

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 19 Lance Armstrong admits to doping in all seven of his Tour de France victories

Professional Cyclist and Drug Cheat Lance Armstrong
Professional Cyclist and Drug Cheat
Lance Armstrong
  • Jan 20 AFC Championship Game: Baltimore Ravens beat New England Patriots 28-13
  • Jan 20 NFC Championship Game: San Francisco 49ers beat Atlanta Falcons 28-24
  • Jan 26 Australian Open Women's Tennis: Victoria Azarenka beats Li Na 4-6, 6-4, 6-3
  • Jan 27 7 people are killed and 3 are injured after a retaining wall collapses during a football match at the Ugur Sports Facility, Turkey
  • Jan 27 Magnus Carlsen wins the 2013 Tata Steel Chess Tournament
  • Jan 27 Spain defeats Denmark to win the 2013 World Men's Handball Championship
  • Jan 27 NFL Pro Bowl: NFC beats AFC 62-35

Sport awardTennis Open

Jan 27 101st Men's Australian Open: Novak Đoković beats Andy Murray (6-7, 7-6, 6-3, 6-2)

Tennis Champion Novak Đoković
Tennis Champion
Novak Đoković
Tennis Champion Andy Murray
Tennis Champion
Andy Murray

Weddings in Sport


HeartWedding of Interest

Jan 4 Former World Middleweight champ Jake LaMotta (90) weds his longtime fiancée Denise Baker (62) in Bisbee, Arizona

World Middleweight Boxing Champion Jake LaMotta
World Middleweight Boxing Champion
Jake LaMotta
  • Jan 15 "Gomer Pyle" actor Jim Nabors (82) weds retired performer Stan Cadwallader (64) at the Fairmont Olympic Hotel in Seattle
  • Jan 19 Figure skater five-time world champion Michelle Kwan (32) weds Clay Pell at the First Unitarian Church of Providence, Rhode Island

Deaths in Sport

  • Jan 2 Ladislao Mazurkiewicz, Uruguayan football player, dies from a respiratory illness at 67
  • Jan 4 Derek Kevan, English footballer, dies at 77
  • Jan 6 Neil Adcock, South African cricketer, dies from bowel cancer at 81
  • Jan 13 Rusi Surti, Indian cricketer, dies from complications from a stroke at 76
  • Jan 14 Giorgio Alverà, Italian bobsledder, dies at 69
  • Jan 15 Chucho Castillo, Mexican bantamweight boxer (WBA, WBC, 1970), dies from a heart attack at 68
  • Jan 16 Yevdokiya Mekshilo, Soviet skier (Olympic gold 1964), dies at 81
  • Jan 19 Anatoly Bannik, Ukranian chess master, dies at 91
  • Jan 19 Milt Bolling, American MLB shortstop, dies from complications from heart surgery at 82

Person of interestStan Musial

Jan 19 Stan Musial, American MLB hall of famer, dies from Alzheimer's disease at 92

MLB Legend Stan Musial
MLB Legend
Stan Musial
  • Jan 19 Earl Weaver, American hall of fame MLB manager, dies from a heart attack at 82
  • Jan 20 Freddie Williams, Welsh motorcycle speedway champion, dies at 86
  • Jan 28 Eddy Choong, Malaysian badminton player, dies at 82
  • Jan 31 Timir Pinegin, Russian sailor (Olympic gold 1960), dies at 85