Events in Sport in January 2013

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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
  • Jan 1 Phil Taylor claims his 16th and last PDC World Darts Championship title with a 7–4 victory over Dutchman Michael van Gerwen in the final in London

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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

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Jan 5 25th Hopman Cup Tennis, Perth: Spain wins 4th title; Anabel Medina Garrigues & Fernando Verdasco beat high profile Serbian pair Ana Ivanović & Novak Đoković 6-4, 7-5 to clinch 2-1 victory

Tennis Champion Novak Đoković
Tennis Champion
Novak Đoković
  • Jan 6 The NHL reaches an agreement to end a 113 day lockout

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Jan 7 FIFA Ballon d'Or: Barcelona forward Lionel Messi wins award for a record 4th consecutive year; US forward Abby Wambach wins women's award

Football Star Lionel Messi
Football Star
Lionel Messi
Soccer Player Abby Wambach
Soccer Player
Abby Wambach
  • Jan 7 College Football, 15th BCS National Championship, Sun Life Stadium, Miami Gardens: #2 Alabama beats #1 Notre Dame, 42-14

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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

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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, Gillette Stadium, Foxborough: Baltimore Ravens beat New England Patriots, 28-13
  • Jan 20 NFC Championship, Georgia Dome, Atlanta: San Francisco 49ers beat Atlanta Falcons, 28-24
  • Jan 26 Australian Open Women's Tennis: Victoria Azarenka of Belarus wins her 2nd straight Australian title; beats Li Na of China 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, Aloha Stadium, Honolulu: NFC beats AFC, 62-35; MVP: Kyle Rudolph, Minnesota Vikings, TE
  • Jan 27 Australian Open Men's Tennis: Novak Đoković wins Open era record 4th Australian crown; beats Andy Murray of Scotland 6-7, 7-6, 6-3, 6-2