1920 — The New York Yankees announce they will be the first team to wear uniform numbers, according to the player’s position in batting order.
1960 — Paul Pender beats Sugar Ray Robinson in a 15-round split decision to capture the world middleweight boxing title.
1962 — Bob Feller and Jackie Robinson are elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame. Robinson, who broke baseball’s racial barrier, is the first black player to enter the Hall.
1968 — The NBA awards expansion franchises to Milwaukee and Phoenix.
1973 — George Foreman knocks out Joe Frazier in the second round in Kingston, Jamaica, to win the world heavyweight title.
1976 — Robin Roberts and Bob Lemon are elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame.
1983 — Houston becomes the first NBA team not to score a point in overtime as the Portland Trail Blazers outscore the Rockets 17-0 for a 113-96 victory.
1984 — Marcus Allen rushes for a Super Bowl-record 191 yards and scores two touchdowns as the Los Angeles Raiders trounce the Washington Redskins, 38-9. With seven seconds left in the first half, Raiders linebacker Jack Squirek intercepts Joe Theismann’s throw and jogs five yards into the end zone to give Los Angeles a commanding 21-3 halftime lead.
1988 — Mike Tyson knocks out Larry Holmes in the fourth round at Atlantic City to retain his world heavyweight title.
1989 — Joe Montana caps an 11-play, 92-yard drive with a 10-yard pass over middle to John Taylor with 34 seconds remaining to give the San Francisco 49ers a 20-16 win over the Cincinnati Bengals in the Super Bowl. San Francisco’s Jerry Rice is voted the most valuable player after catching 11 passes for a record 215 yards.
1994 — New York Islanders’ Pierre Turgeon has four assists to help the Eastern Conference beat the Western Conference 9-8 in the NHL All-Star Game.
1998 — New York’s Pat LaFontaine reaches the 1,000-point mark, scoring his 19th goal in the Rangers’ 4-3 loss to Philadelphia.
2006 — The Pittsburgh Steelers are the first team since the 1985 Patriots to win three postseason road games thanks to a 34-17 dismantling of the Denver Broncos in the AFC title game.
2006 — Kobe Bryant scores 81 points — the second-highest total in NBA history — and the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Toronto Raptors 122-104.
2012 — The New England Patriots beat the Ravens 23-20 in the AFC championship game after Baltimore’s Billy Cundiff misses a 32-yard field goal attempt with 11 seconds remaining that would have tied the score.
2012 — Lawrence Tynes kicks a winning 31-yard field goal in sudden-death overtime and the New York Giants beat the San Francisco 49ers 20-17 in the NFC championship game.
2017 — Atlanta’s Matt Ryan throws for 392 yards and four touchdowns and runs for another score, leading the Falcons to a 44-21 blowout of Green Bay in the NFC championship game.
2017 — New England’s Tom Brady passes for a Patriots playoff-record 384 yards, going 32 of 42 with three TD tosses to lead the Patriots to the Super Bowl with a 36-17 win over Pittsburgh.
2018 — Six-time champion Novak Djokovic is stunned in straight sets by Hyeon Chung only hours after Tennys Sandgren upset No. 5 Dominic Thiem at the Australian Open.