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Jan. 17
1971 -- The first Super Bowl under the NFL-AFL merger ends with Baltimore rookie Jim O'Brien kicking a 32-yard field goal for a 16-13 victory over the Dallas Cowboys.
1986 -- Tim Witherspoon wins a majority decision over Tony Tubbs at the Omni in Atlanta to win the WBA heavyweight title.
1988 -- The Denver Broncos beat the Cleveland Browns for the second straight year in the AFC championship game. Defensive back Jeremiah Castille strips running back Earnest Byner at the Denver 3 with 65 seconds left to preserve a 38-33 victory.
1995 -- The NFL Rams announce they're leaving Southern California after 49 years and moving to St. Louis.
1996 -- Detroit's Steve Yzerman becomes the 22nd player in NHL history to score 500 goals as the Red Wings beat the Colorado Avalanche 3-2.
2003 -- Joe Nieuwendyk scores his 500th career goal in New Jersey's 2-1 victory over Carolina.
2004 -- New Jersey's Patrik Elias ties an NHL record by scoring his fourth overtime goal of the season in a 2-1 win over Washington.
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