1974: The Miami Dolphins beat the Minnesota Vikings 24-7 at Houston to win their second consecutive Super Bowl.
1990: Brothers Alan and Gary Kelly lined up as opposing goalkeepers for Preston and Bury in the Football League. Their father, Alan, was also once Preston goalkeeper.
2004: Arsenal and England goalkeeper David Seaman announced his retirement from football.
2006: Steve Staunton was appointed manager of the Republic of Ireland.
2007: Angered by David Beckham’s decision to sign a pre-contract agreement with the Los Angeles Galaxy, then Real Madrid coach Fabio Capello said the former England captain would not play again for the Spanish club. Capello later recalled Beckham to the Real squad.
2009: Australia opener Matthew Hayden announced his retirement from Test cricket at the age of 37. He played in 103 Tests, made 30 centuries and finished with an average of 50.73.
2013: Scott Waites cruised to his first BDO World Championship title after beating Tony O’Shea 7-1 in a one-sided final.
2014: Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo won the Ballon d’Or ahead of Barcelona’s Lionel Messi – winner of the previous four awards – and Franck Ribery of Bayern Munich.
2016: Jerome Valcke was sacked by FIFA as secretary general of the world governing body after ethics charges were brought against him over World Cup ticket sales.
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