spotlight Today in sports history: Joe Louis retains boxing title with first-round knockout in 1942 Associated Press Jan 9, 2021 Jan 9, 2021 Here's a look back at sports happenings on this date in history, Jan. 9. Video 1942: Joe Louis retains world heavyweight title with knockout of Buddy Baer 1942 — Joe Louis knocks out Buddy Baer with four seconds left in the first round at Madison Square Garden in New York to retain the world heavyweight title.American boxer Buddy Baer, left, uses his glove to block a left-handed blow by champion Joe Louis just before the title-holder knocked out the challenger in the first round of their title fight at Madison Square Garden in New York on Jan. 9, 1942. The time token in disposing of the challenger was two minutes 56 seconds. (AP Photo) AP FILE 1977: Oakland captures its first NFL Championship 1977 — Oakland captures its first NFL Championship and the Minnesota Vikings drop their fourth Super Bowl, with the Raiders winning 32-14.Coach John Madden of the Oakland Raiders is carried from the field by his players after the defeat of the Minnesota Vikings at Super Bowl XI in Pasadena, Calif., Jan. 9, 1977. (AP Photo) AP FILE 1988: Minnesota Vikings advances behind record day for Anthony Carter 1988 — Anthony Carter catches 10 passes for an NFL postseason-record 227 yards to lead the Minnesota Vikings to a 36-24 victory over the San Francisco 49ers and advances to the NFC title game.Minnesota Vikings Wide Receiver Anthony Carter (81) runs with the ball for a good gain as San Francisco 49ers Cornerback Tim McKyer remains on the ground during the third quarter of their NFC playoff game at Candlestick Park, Saturday, Jan. 11, 1988, San Francisco, Calif. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg) AP FILE 2004: Brian Boucher of Phoenix posts his fifth consecutive shutout 2004 — Brian Boucher of Phoenix posts his fifth consecutive shutout in a 2-0 win over Minnesota. He stops 21 shots and passes Bill Durnan’s NHL mark of 309 minutes, 21 seconds without a goal early in the third period.Phoenix Coyotes goalie Brian Boucher, left, is backed up by teammate Radoslav Suchy (15) of Slovakia, against Washington Capitals' Peter Bondra (12), Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2004, in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta) AP FILE 2006: Kobe Bryant first player since Wilt Chamberlain to score 45+ points in four straight games 2006 — Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers scores 45 points against Indiana, making him the first player since Wilt Chamberlain — in November 1964 — to score at least that many in four straight games.Los Angeles Lakers' Kobe Bryant (8) scores two of his 45 points past Indiana Pacers' Danny Granger, right, during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Jan. 9, 2006, in Los Angeles. The Lakers won 96-90. (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok) AP FILE 2007: Cal Ripken Jr., Tony Gwynn are elected to Baseball Hall of Fame 2007 — Cal Ripken Jr. and Tony Gwynn are elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame. Mark McGwire, whose 583 home runs ranked seventh on the career list, does not make it on his first ballot.Cal Ripken, Jr., right, and Tony Gwynn, the newest inductees into the National Baseball Hall of Fame, hold their plaques after the 2007 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony in Cooperstown, N.Y. Sunday, July 29, 2007. (AP Photo/Tim Roske) AP FILE 2010: Ben Gordon scores the NBA's 10 millionth point 2010 — Detroit’s Ben Gordon scores 20 points, including the 10 millionth point in NBA history, in a loss to Philadelphia.Detroit Pistons' Ben Gordon brings the ball up court against the New Jersey Nets in the second half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Feb. 6, 2010, in Auburn Hills, Mich. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson) AP FILE 2010: Peyton Manning becomes first player to win AP MVP honors four times 2010 — Peyton Manning becomes the first player to win The Associated Press NFL Most Valuable Player honors four times.In this Feb. 7, 2010, file photo, Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning (18) passes against the New Orleans Saints during the first half of the NFL Super Bowl XLIV football game in Miami. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File) AP FILE 2012: Alabama blanks LSU in first shutout in BCS title game history 2012 — Jeremy Shelley kicks five field goals and Trent Richardson breaks a 34-yard touchdown run late in the fourth quarter as No. 2 Alabama beats No. 1 LSU 21-0 — the first shutout in BCS title game history.Alabama linebacker Courtney Upshaw, left, and running back Trent Richardson hold the championship trophy after winning the BCS National Championship college football game against LSU Monday, Jan. 9, 2012, in New Orleans. Alabama won 21-0. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip) AP FILE 2016: After Bengals penalties, Steelers win playoff game with late field goal 2016 — Chris Boswell kicks a 35-yard field goal with 14 seconds remaining, sending the Steelers past Cincinnati 18-16 in the AFC wild-card game. Pittsburgh moves into field goal position after two 15-yard penalties on the Bengals, one on linebacker Vontaze Burfict and another on Adam Jones after Burfict hits defenseless Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown.Pittsburgh Steelers' Chris Boswell (9) kicks a 34-yard field goal against the Cincinnati Bengals during the second half of an NFL wild-card playoff football game Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/John Minchillo) AP FILE 2016: Carson Wentz leads North Dakota State to unprecedented 5th straight FCS championship 2016 — Quarterback Carson Wentz, out since mid-October with a broken wrist, returns to lead North Dakota State to an unprecedented fifth straight FCS championship with a 37-10 victory over top-seeded Jacksonville State.North Dakota State quarterbacks Carson Wentz (11) and Easton Stick (12) celebrate after they defeated Jacksonville State 37-10 in the FCS championship NCAA college football game, Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016, in Frisco, Texas. (AP Photo/Mike Stone) AP FILE 2017: Clemson becomes first team to beat Nick Saban’s Alabama dynasty in national title game 2017 — Deshaun Watson and Clemson dethrone the defending champions and become the first team to beat Nick Saban’s Alabama dynasty in a national title game, taking down the top-ranked Crimson Tide 35-31 in the College Football Playoff. Watson finds Hunter Renfrow for a 2-yard touchdown pass with a second remaining to give the Tigers their first national championship since 1981.Clemson's Deshaun Watson runs for a touchdown during the first half of the NCAA college football playoff championship game against Alabama Monday, Jan. 9, 2017, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara) AP FILE View Comments Tags Wire Timegoggles Dcc Dccjs Sports Related to this collection Most Popular +10 Archives Today in sports history: Terry Bradshaw's record game lifts Steelers over Rams in Super Bowl XIV Jan 20, 2021 Here's a look back at sports happenings on this date in history, Jan. 20. +11 Archives Today in history: Jan. 15 Jan 15, 2021 US Airways Capt. 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