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Posted on: Sunday, January 10, 2010

On this date: 1982 Last-minute TD lifts 49ers by Cowboys in NFC title game, 28-27


Associated Press

Jan. 10

1972 The longest winning streak in major professional sports is snapped when the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Los Angeles Lakers 120-104. The Lakers had won 33 straight, but Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's 39 points give Los Angeles its first loss since Oct. 31.

1980 Goaltender Jim Stewart, playing in his first and only game with the Boston Bruins, gives up three goals in the first four minutes of the game and a total of five in the first period. He's replaced and never plays in the NHL again.

1982 Joe Montana's third touchdown pass of the game, a 6-yarder to Dwight Clark with 51 seconds remaining, lifts the San Francisco 49ers to 28-27 victory over the Dallas Cowboys in the NFC title game.

1998 Michelle Kwan receives eight perfect 6.0s out of nine marks for artistry in the free skate to win her second U.S. Figure Skating Championship in three years.

2002 Todd Eldredge wins his sixth U.S. Figure Skating Championships title. After skipping two seasons of competition, Eldredge edges defending champion Tim Goebel.

2004 Michelle Kwan wins her seventh straight title and eighth overall at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships. Only one of the sport's greats, Maribel Vinson, has more U.S. championships, with nine.

2006 Bruce Sutter is elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame. Sutter is the fourth reliever and first pitcher elected to the Hall with no career starts.

2008 Alex Ovechkin signs a $124 million, 13-year contract extension with the Washington Capitals, the first $100 million deal in NHL history.

2009 Arizona, the lone NFC team not to make it to a conference championship game since the NFL-AFL merger in 1970, gets to host its first NFC championship game after a stunning 33-13 win at Carolina.