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Posted on: Sunday, January 17, 2010

On this date: 1995 Rams announce move to St. Louis after 49 years in California


Associated Press

Jan. 17

1961 Oscar Robertson becomes the youngest player to receive NBA All-Star MVP honors. The Cincinnati Royals' 22-year-old rookie sensation scores 23 points and hands out 14 assists in a 153-131 victory for the West at Syracuse.

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-yard line with 65 seconds left in the game to preserve a 38-33 victory.

1992 Boston's Robert Parish becomes the 16th player in NBA history to reach the 20,000 point plateau for his career, after scoring 14 points in the Celtics' 98-95 win over Philadelphia at Boston Garden.

1995 The NFL's 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.