Events in Sport on January 3

  • 1912 10th Davis Cup: Australasia beats USA in Christchurch (5-0)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1929 Bradman scores 112 v England at MCG - his 1st Test century

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • 1931 Nels Stewart of Montreal Maroons scores 2 goals in 4 sec (record)
  • 1948 Bradman completes dual Test tons (132 & 127*) v India MCG
  • 1951 Fred Wilt wins AAU Sullivan Memorial Trophy (US athlete of 1950)
  • 1971 AFC Championship Game: Baltimore Colts beat Oakland Raiders 27-17
  • 1971 NFC Championship Game: Dallas Cowboys beat San Francisco 49ers 17-10

Sport awardTennis Open

1972 60th Men's Australian Open: Ken Rosewall beats Malcolm Anderson (7-6, 6-3, 7-5)

Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion Ken Rosewall
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion
Ken Rosewall

Sport awardTennis Open

1972 60th Women's Australian Open: Virginia Wade beats Evonne Goolagong (6-4, 6-4)

Tennis Player and Three-Time Major Champion Virginia Wade
Tennis Player and Three-Time Major Champion
Virginia Wade
  • 1974 NY Yankees sign Bill Virdon as manager

Sport awardTennis Open

1979 67th Men's Australian Open: Guillermo Vilas beats John Marks (6-4, 6-4, 3-6, 6-3)

Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion Guillermo Vilas
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion
Guillermo Vilas
  • 1979 67th Women's Australian Open: Christine O'Neil beats Betsy Nagelsen (6-3, 7-6)
  • 1981 Cleveland Cavaliers retire jersey # 34, Austin Carr
  • 1982 70th Men's Australian Open: Johan Kriek beats Steve Denton (6-2, 7-6, 6-7, 6-4)

Sport awardTennis Open

1982 70th Women's Australian Open: Martina Navratilova beats Chris Evert-Lloyd (6-7, 6-4, 7-5)

Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova
Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert
  • 1983 Tony Dorsett sets NFL record with 99-yd rush, Dallas vs Minnesota
  • 1991 LA King Wayne Gretzky scores his 700th goal against NY Islanders
  • 1992 Boon completes 11 Test Cricket century, 129* v India at Sydney
  • 1993 "The Comeback", QB Frank Reich led the Buffalo Bills back from a 32-point deficit, to defeat the Houston Oilers 41-38 in overtime in a wild card playoff game, the greatest comeback ever in pro football history
  • 2001 3rd BCS National Championship: #1 Oklahoma beats #2 Florida State, 13-2, at 67th Orange Bowl
  • 2002 4th BCS National Championship: #1 Miami beats #2 Nebraska, 37-14, at 88th Rose Bowl
  • 2003 5th BCS National Championship: #2 Ohio State beats #1 Miami, 31-24, at 32nd Fiesta Bowl
  • 2005 71st Sugar Bowl: #3 Auburn beats #8 Virginia Tech, 16-13
  • 2006 72nd Orange Bowl: #3 Penn State beats #22 Florida State, 26-23
  • 2007 73rd Sugar Bowl: #4 LSU beats #11 Notre Dame, 41-14
  • 2008 74th Orange Bowl: #8 Kansas beats #5 Virginia Tech, 24-21
  • 2011 77th Orange Bowl: #5 Stanford beats #12 Virginia Tech, 40-12
  • 2012 78th Sugar Bowl: #13 Michigan beats #11 Virginia Tech, 23-20
  • 2013 42nd Fiesta Bowl: #5 Oregon beats #7 Kansas State, 35-17
  • 2014 80th Orange Bowl: #12 Clemson beats #7 Ohio State, 40-35

Sports record brokenNBA Record

2016 Jimmy Butler breaks Michael Jordan's Chicago Bulls record for points in a half, scoring 40 of his 42 points in the second half to lead the Bulls in a 115-113 victory over the Toronto Raptors

Basketball Superstar Michael Jordan
Basketball Superstar
Michael Jordan