Events in Sport on January 22

  • 1857 National Association of Baseball Players founded in New York
  • 1883 England completes 1st innings victory in Tests vs. Australia at Melbourne Cricket Grounds
  • 1905 Dutchman Coen de Koning wins the 1,500m, 5,000m & 10,000m at World Allround Speed Skating Championships in Groningen, Netherlands to become 2nd Dutchman to win a world title
  • 1948 All time great England cricket spin bowler Jim Laker takes 7-103 in his first Test innings in 1st Test v West Indies in Bridgetown, Barbados
  • 1953 1953 NFL Draft: Harry Babcock from University of Georgia first pick by San Francisco 49ers

NBA All-Star Game

1960 10th NBA All-Star Game, Convention Hall, Philadelphia, Pa: East beats West, 125-115; MVP: Wilt Chamberlain, Philadelphia Warriors, C

  • 1960 Paul Pender beats Sugar Ray Robinson for middleweight boxing title

NFL Pro Bowl

1967 17th NFL Pro Bowl, LA Memorial Coliseum: East beats West, 20-10; MVPs: Gale Sayers, Chicago Bears, HB; Floyd Peters, Philadelphia Eagles, DT

  • 1968 NBA announces expansion franchise licences awarded to Milwaukee (Bucks) and Phoenix (Suns)

Boxing Title Fight

1973 George Foreman TKOs Joe Frazier in 2 rounds to win WBC & WBA heavyweight boxing titles in Kingston, Jamaica; Frazier knocked down 3 times in both 1st & 2nd rounds

  • 1980 West Indies beat England 2-0 to win cricket's 1st World Series Cup
  • 1981 O A "Bum" Phillips becomes head coach of New Orleans Saints
  • 1983 Houston is 1st NBA team to be held scoreless in an overtime Portland Trail Blazers out score them 17-0 & win 113-96
  • 1983 NFC Championship, RFK Stadium, Washington, D.C.: Washington Redskins beat Dallas Cowboys, 31-17
  • 1984 Annette Kennedy of SUNY sets women's basketball record with 70 pts

Sports History

1984 PGA Seniors' Championship Men's Golf, PGA National GC: Arnold Palmer wins third of 5 Champions Your major titles by 2 strokes from Don January

  • 1984 Super Bowl XVIII, Tampa Stadium, Tampa, FL: LA Raiders beat Washington Redskins, 38-9; MVP: Marcus Allen, Los Angeles, RB
  • 1987 Blizzard in NJ, as 334 attend Devils-Flame NHL game, NJ wins 7-5

Sports History

1988 1st-class cricket debut of Brian Lara, Trinidad & Tobago v Leeward Is

Boxing Title Fight

1988 Defending champion Mike Tyson beats former titleholder Larry Holmes by TKO in round 4 at Convention Centre, Atlantic City to retain his undisputed heavyweight boxing title

Super Bowl

1989 After winning his third Super Bowl as head coach of the San Francisco 49ers, Bill Walsh retires

Super Bowl

1989 Super Bowl XXIII, Joe Robbie Stadium, Miami, FL: San Francisco 49ers beat Cincinnati Bengals, 20-16; MVP: Jerry Rice, SF, WR

Sports History

1990 Wasim Akram scores Test century (123) at Adelaide

  • 1990 Will Clark, NL's MVP signs a $15M 4-year contract with SF Giants
  • 1994 45th NHL All-Star Game, Madison Square Garden, NYC: East beats West, 9-8; MVP: Mike Richter, NY Rangers, G
  • 1998 NHL's Minnesota franchise selects the nickname Wild

Sports History

1998 Rickey Henderson, rejoins Oakland A's for 4th time

  • 1998 World League of American Football renamed as NFL Europe
  • 2006 AFC Championship, Mile High Stadium, Denver: Pittsburgh Steelers beat Denver Broncos, 34-17

NBA Record

2006 Kobe Bryant scores 81 points in a 122-104 Lakers victory over the Toronto Raptors; second-highest game total in NBA history, behind only Wilt Chamberlain's 100-point game (1962)

  • 2006 NFC Championship, Qwest Stadium, Seattle: Seattle Seahawks beat Carolina Panthers, 34-14
  • 2012 AFC Championship, Gillette Stadium, Foxborough: New England Patriots beat Baltimore Ravens, 23-20
  • 2012 NFC Championship, Candlestick Park, SF: New York Giants beat San Francisco 49ers, 20-17 (OT)
  • 2017 AFC Championship, Gillette Stadium, Foxborough: New England Patriots beat Pittsburgh Steelers, 36-17
  • 2017 NFC Championship, Georgia Dome, Atlanta: Atlanta Falcons beat Green Bay Packers, 44-21

Sports History

2018 New Orleans Pelicans' DeMarcus Cousins has 44 points, 24 rebounds & 10 assists in 132-128 double-OT win over Chicago Bulls; 1st player since Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (1972) with 40+ points, 20+ rebounds & 10+ assists