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January 28
1901 Baseball's American League was founded. Rosters were limited to 14 players and 140 scheduled games.
1958 Brooklyn Dodgers catcher Roy Campanella had his career tragically end when he lost control of his car on a snowy and ice slick highway. Campanella became a paraplegic and was confined to a wheelchair the remainder of his life.
1989 Hug A Bear won the Presidential Series final for free-for-all pacers in 1:54.1 at the Meadowlands Racetrack in New Jersey.
1990 The San Francisco 49ers mauled the Denver Broncos, 55-10, to capture another in a long line of NFL Super Bowl Championships. QB Joe Montana received his third MVP trophy in four Super Bowl appearances.
1996 The Dallas Cowboys became the first team to win three Super Bowls in a four-year period, beating Pittsburgh 27-17, in Super Bowl XXX.
1997 The New Orleans Saints named Mike Ditka their new head coach.
2000 Lindsay Davenport defeated Martina Hingis, 6-1, 7-5, to win the Australian Open women's title.
2001 American Andre Agassi won his second consecutive Australian Open tennis title defeating Arnaud Clement, 6-4, 6-2, 6-2.
2001 Duane Starks returned an interception 49 yards for a touchdown and Jermaine Lewis ran back a kickoff 84 yards for another score within a 36 second span late in the third quarter, as the Baltimore Ravens rolled to a 34-7, win over the New York Giants in Super Bowl XXXV at Raymond James Stadium.
2003 Connecticut was awarded a WNBA franchise for the 2003 season.
2004 Temple basketball coach John Chaney became just the 16th men's coach in NCAA Division I history to reach 700 career wins when the Owls defeated St. Bonaventure, 76-57.
2006 Hall of Fame jockey Jerry Bailey closed out his 31-year career with a hard-fought second-place finish in the $500,000 Sunshine Millions Turf at Gulfstream Park.
2006 Roger Federer captured his seventh career Grand Slam victory after defeating Marcos Baghdatis, 5-7, 7-5, 6-0, 6-2, in the Australian Open.
2007 Swiss superstar Roger Federer captured his 10th Grand Slam title by beating Chilean Fernando Gonzalez in straight sets in the final at the Australian Open.
2009 The Detroit Red Wings signed left wing Henrik Zetterberg to a 12-year contract worth $72 million.
2012 Victoria Azarenka won her first-time Grand Slam with a convincing straight-set victory over Maria Sharapova in the Australian Open women's final.
2013 Tiger Woods won his 75th PGA Tour title when he won the Farmers Insurance Open.
Birthdays Bill White (1934) - MLB player; Nick Price (1957) - golfer; Parry O'Brien (1932) - track and field athlete; Daunte Culpepper (1977) - NFL quarterback.
As of January 27, 2015, at 06:00 PM ET

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