1900 Newcastle Badminton Club, world’s oldest, forms in England
1920 Australasian Championships Men’s Tennis, Sydney: Englishman Algernon Kingscote beats Eric Pockley of Australia 6-4, 6-0, 6-3
1930 J E Mills scores 117 on Test Cricket debut, NZ v England, Wellington
1947 NFL adds 5th official (back judge) & allows sudden death in playoffs
1952 1st NFL team in Texas, Dallas Texans formerly NY Yanks
1962 Jackie Robinson is 1st African American elected to Baseball’s Hall of Fame. Bob Feller is also elected.
1964 CBS purchases 1964 & 1965 NFL TV rights for $28.2 million
1971 21st NFL Pro Bowl, LA Memorial Coliseum: NFC beats AFC, 27-6; MVPs: Fred Carr, Green Bay Packers, LB; Mel Renfro, Dallas Cowboys, CB
1976 Cleveland Cavaliers biggest margin victory-43 pts (beat Milwaukee 132-89)
1978 31st NHL All-Star Game, Buffalo Municipal Auditorium, Buffalo, NY: Wales beats Campbell, 3-2 (OT); MVP: Billy Smith, NY Islanders, G
1981 Islanders scored 5 power play goals against Nordiques
1988 Australia beat New Zealand 2-0 to win cricket’s World Series Cup
1990 LAs’ Pat Riley becomes the 13th and fastest coach to reach the 500-victory plateau as the Lakers down the Indiana Pacers, 120-111; Riley (500-184) surpasses Don Nelson (500-317) to reach milestone
1999 David Duval eagles the 18th hole for a final round 59 to win the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic at PGA West; becomes only the 3rd player to fire a sub-60 round on the PGA Tour
2007 55th NHL All-Star Game, American Airlines Centre, Dallas, TX: West beats East, 12-9; MVP: Daniel Briere, Buffalo Sabres, C
2010 AFC Championship, Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, IN: Indianapolis Colts beat New York Jets, 30-17
2010 NFC Championship, Louisiana Superdome, New Orleans, LA: New Orleans Saints beat Minnesota Vikings, 31-28 (OT)
2016 AFC Championship, Mile High Stadium, Denver, CO: Denver Broncos beat New England Patriots, 20-18
2016 NFC Championship, Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, NC: Carolina Panthers beat Arizona Cardinals, 49-15
2018 Former US Olympic team doctor Larry Nassar found guilty of molesting over 150 girls, sentenced up to 175 years in prison
2019 Search for missing Argentine footballer Emiliano Sala is called off after rescuers fail to find aircraft that disappeared from radar over English Channel 3 days earlier; search resumes funded by soccer community donations; wreckage discovered Feb 3

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