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AP Sportlight

AP Sportlight

1926 _ The major league rules committee mandates that pitchers must have access to a rosin bag.
1971 _ UCLA starts its 88-game winning streak with a 74-61 win over UC Santa Barbara.
1983 _ John Riggins rushes for a Super Bowl-record 166 yards on 38 carries to spark the Washington Redskins to a come-from-behind, 27-17 victory over the Miami Dolphins. For Riggins, the game's MVP, it's his fourth consecutive 100-yard rushing game during the playoffs, also a record.
1993 _ Monica Seles beats Steffi Graf 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 to capture her third straight Australian Open.
1994 _ The Dallas Cowboys, behind MVP Emmitt Smith and safety James Washington, beat Buffalo 30-13 for their second straight NFL title while giving the Bills four straight Super Bowl losses.
1999 _ Martina Hingis wins her fifth Grand Slam title and third-straight Australian Open with a 6-2, 6-3 victory over France's Amelie Mauresmo.
2001 _ Daron Rahlves wins the super giant slalom, the first American to capture the event at the world championships.
2006 _ Teemu Selanne scores two goals for his 1,000th career point in Anaheim's 4-3 overtime victory against Los Angeles.
2009 _ Rafael Nadal holds off Fernando Verdasco in the longest match in Australian Open history. Verdasco double-faults after saving two match points, and Nadal wins 6-7 (4), 6-4, 7-6 (2), 6-7 (1), 6-4 in the 5-hour, 14-minute semifinal between the Spanish left-handers.
2009 _ Bernard Lagat wins the Wanamaker Mile for the seventh time at the Millrose Games held at New York's Madison Square Garden to tie Eamonn Coghlan's record. Lagat finishes in 3:58.44 to edge Nick Willis by more than a second.


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