January 2014 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Jan 1 Michael van Gerwen defeats Peter Wright to win the 2014 PDC World Darts Championship
  • Jan 1 100th Rose Bowl: #4 Michigan State beats #5 Stanford, 24-20
  • Jan 1 43rd Fiesta Bowl: #15 UCF beats #6 Baylor, 52-42
  • Jan 2 80th Sugar Bowl: #11 Oklahoma beats #3 Alabama, 45-31
  • Jan 3 80th Orange Bowl: #12 Clemson beats #7 Ohio State, 40-35
  • Jan 6 Zach Johnson wins the 2014 PGA Tournament of Champions
  • Jan 6 16th BCS National Championship: #1 Florida State beats #2 Auburn, 34-31
  • Jan 9 Yaya Toure wins African Footballer of the Year
  • Jan 12 Stephen Bunting and Lisa Ashton win the 2014 BDO World Darts Championship

Sport awardFootball Awards

Jan 13 Cristiano Ronaldo wins the 2013 FIFA Ballon d'Or

Football Star Cristiano Ronaldo
Football Star
Cristiano Ronaldo
  • Jan 19 AFC Championship Game: Denver Broncos beat New England Patriots 26-16
  • Jan 19 NFC Championship Game: Seattle Seahawks beat San Francisco 49ers 23-17
  • Jan 25 102nd Women's Australian Open: Li Na beats Dominika Cibulková (7-6, 6-0)

Sport awardTennis Open

Jan 26 102nd Men's Australian Open: Stanislas Wawrinka beats Rafael Nadal (6-3, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3)

Tennis Champion Rafael Nadal
Tennis Champion
Rafael Nadal
  • Jan 26 NFL Pro Bowl: Team Rice beats Team Sanders 22-21
  • Jan 29 Cristiano Ronaldo becomes the 1st non-Spanish player to captain Real Madrid, making his 500th appearance for the club

Weddings in Sport

  • Jan 30 NBA player Baron Davis (34) weds CAA agent Isabella Brewster (31) in a secret ceremony

Deaths in Sport

  • Jan 5 EusĂ©bio da Silva Ferreira, Portuguese footballer (top goalscorer-1966 World Cup), dies from heart failure at 71
  • Jan 5 Jerry Coleman, American baseball player, dies from complications from brain bleeding and surgery at 89
  • Jan 12 Gyula Torok, Hungarian Olympic Champion Boxer, dies at 75
  • Jan 13 Bobby Collins, Scottish footballer, dies at 82
  • Jan 19 Bert Williams, English footballer (Wolverhampton, 30 caps), dies at 93
  • Jan 26 Tom Gola, American basketball player, dies at 81