Events in Sport on January 5

  • 1925 French Baseball Federation awards silver medals to John McGraw, Charlie Comiskey, & Hugh Jennings
  • 1925 England cricket openers Herbert Sutcliffe (176) and Jack Hobbs (154) display heroics in their 1st innings but the tourists sink to an 81 run defeat in the 2nd Test against Australia in Melbourne; Sutcliffe also adds 127 in the England 2nd innings
  • 1927 Judge Landis begins 3-day public hearing on charges that 4 games played between Chicago & Detroit in 1917 had been thrown to White Sox
  • 1931 1st woman to purchase a baseball team Lucille Thomas purchases Topeka franchise in the Western League
  • 1934 National & American baseball leagues select a uniform ball

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1937 Fingleton & Bradman make record stand of 346 for 6th wkt

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman

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1957 Dodgers' Jackie Robinson announces his retirement rather than be traded to the NY Giants

Baseball Player Jackie Robinson
Baseball Player
Jackie Robinson
  • 1960 Continental League, a proposed third major league, gets an assurance of congressional support from NY Senator Kenneth Keating
  • 1964 AFL Championship, Balboa Stadium, San Diego: San Diego Chargers beat Boston Patriots, 51-10; Chargers RB Keith Lincoln rushes for 206 yards, 2 TDs
  • 1971 Globetrotters lose 100-99 to NJ Reds, ending 2,495-game win streak

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1971 Body of US heavyweight Charles "Sonny" Liston (36) found; he had been dead for an estimated 6 days.

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Sonny Liston
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Sonny Liston

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1982 Star center Darryl Sittler leaves the Toronto Maple Leafs on medical advice because of mental depression; trade request was taking too long

NHL Legend Darryl Sittler
NHL Legend
Darryl Sittler

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1985 Bryan Trottier failed on 9th Islander penalty shot

NHL Star Bryan Trottier
NHL Star
Bryan Trottier
  • 1989 Baseball signs $400M with ESPN, showing 175 games in 1990
  • 1990 J Donald Crump appointed 8th Commissioner of CFL
  • 1991 Kevin Bradshaw of US Intl scores NCAA Div 1 record 72 pts

  • 1992 Ravi Shastri scores 206 at SCG before being Warne's 1st cricket Test wicket
  • 1993 Brian Lara scores his maiden test century, 277 runs West Indies v Australia at cricket at the Sydney Cricket Ground

Hall of fameHall of Fame

1993 Reggie Jackson elected to Hall of Fame

MLB Right Fielder Reggie Jackson
MLB Right Fielder
Reggie Jackson
  • 1994 Aleksandr Popov swims world record 100m free style (47.82)
  • 1994 Yat Weiju swims world record 100m butterfly stroke (58.71)
  • 1994 Zhong Weiju swims world record 25m pool record (58.71)
  • 1995 Bill Fitch becomes the 5th coach in NBA history to register 850 career victories with the LA Clippers' 95-93 home win over Philadelphia 76'ers at the LA Memorial Sports Arena

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1996 Miami Dolphins coach Don Shula announces his retirement

NFL Head Coach Don Shula
NFL Head Coach
Don Shula

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2002 Hopman Cup Tennis, Perth: Spain wins 2nd title; Arantxa Sánchez Vicario & Tommy Robredo beat American pair Monica Seles & Jan-Michael Gambill 6-4, 6-2 for a 2-1 victory

Tennis Player and Nine-Time Major Champion Monica Seles
Tennis Player and Nine-Time Major Champion
Monica Seles

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2007 Bill Cowher resigns as head coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers

NFL Head Coach Bill Cowher
NFL Head Coach
Bill Cowher
  • 2009 38th Fiesta Bowl: #3 Texas beats #10 Ohio State, 24-21

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2010 Mike Shanahan is formally introduced as head coach of the Washington Redskins

NFL Head Coach Mike Shanahan
NFL Head Coach
Mike Shanahan
  • 2010 76th Orange Bowl: #10 Iowa beats #9 Georgia Tech, 24-14

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2013 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
  • 2016 First batsman to ever score 1000 runs in a single innings in cricket - 15 year-old Mumbai schoolboy Pranav Dhanawade is 1009 not out

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2019 Hopman Cup Tennis, Perth: Swiss pair Roger Federer & Belinda Bencic clinch 2-1 win over Germany; beat Angelique Kerber & Alexander Zverev 4-0, 1-4, 4-3; Switzerland's 4th event success

Tennis Champion Roger Federer
Tennis Champion
Roger Federer

Sports record brokenNBA Record

2019 Golden State and Sacramento combine for 41 3-pointers in Warriors' 127-123 win; set new NBA record for 3s in a game; Stephen Curry hits 10 triples while Buddy Hield leads Kings with 8, Justin Jackson adds 5

Basketball Superstar Stephen Curry
Basketball Superstar
Stephen Curry