On this day in 2006: Vince Young shines in epic Rose Bowl

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Vince Young.

On this day in 2006, Young led Texas past USC 41-38 to win the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California in a thrilling contest. The game was back-and-forth until USC appeared to pull away, up 38 26 in the fourth quarter.

But Young would respond with two defining drives, first scoring on a 17-yard run before punching in a 9-yard scamper on fourth-and-five to put Texas ahead for good with 19 seconds remaining.

Young, Bush, Leinart and Michael Huff would be drafted in the top 10 of the 2006 draft.

Other memorable events to happen on this day

1937: Don Bradman begins his assault of 270 against England.

1981: Hana Mandlikova beats Wendy Turnbull 6-0, 7-5 in the Australian Open.

1991: China’s Fu Mingxia, 12, wins the gold medal in diving 10m at the World Swimming Championships.

2000: Bill Belichick resigns as head coach of the New York Jets, one day after accepting the position.

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Happy Birthday: Kroos, Milner, Bryant

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1930: Don Shula, American former NFL coach who led the Miami Dolphins to two Super Bowl titles (87).

1986: James Milner, English footballer for Liverpool and then-youngest scorer in Premier League history (31).

1990: Toni Kroos, German footballer for Real Madrid and the German national team (27).

1992: Kris Bryant, American baseball player for the Chicago Cubs, World Series champion and NL MVP (25).

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Sports stars who celebrated the New Year in UAE

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Some of biggest names in sport welcomed 2017 in the UAE on Saturday night.

Brazil legend Ronaldo, heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua and former Manchester United star Rio Ferdinand were among the stellar names celebrating the New Year in Dubai.

Here’s how they wished their fans a happy new year.

We wish you all a very Happy 2017 #peaceandlove

A video posted by Ronaldo (@ronaldo) on

Buenas noches!!!😉 Good night!!!😴😴

A photo posted by Arturo Vidal (@kingarturo23oficial) on

Rest & be thankful. Looking forward to 2017 🏖 #AJBoxing

A photo posted by Anthony Joshua (@anthony_joshua) on

Happy New Year !!! 💥💥💥 #mydubai @jumeirahgroup

A video posted by Lee Westwood (@westwood_lee) on

Good to catch up with @anthony_joshua & @westwood_lee last night at the #Dubai Fireworks display... top chaps!

A photo posted by Rio Ferdinand (@rioferdy5) on

Happy 2017🍾👌✌️️🍀

A photo posted by Luís Figo (@luis__figo) on

Bonne et heureuse année à tous !! Happy new year to all of you !!! #2017 #happynewyear

A photo posted by Jo-Wilfried TSONGA (@tsongaofficiel) on

Happy New Year. Let this 2017 be for everyone a year full of success!🎉🎉🎈 #rl9

A photo posted by Robert Lewandowski (@_rl9) on

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