On this Day in Sports History January 30
On this day in 1983, the Washington Redskins beat the Miami Dolphins 27-17 in Super Bowl XVII. Running Back John Riggins rushed for a Super Bowl record 166 yards on 38 carries, winning the MVP. It was the Redskins first NFL title since 1942.
On this day in 2002, Utah Jazz power forward Karl Malone became the second player in NBA history to score 34,000 career points, by scoring 18 points in a 90-78 win over the Chicago Bulls. The only player that Malone trails is Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, who scored 38,387 points.
On this day in 2012, the Texas Rangers signed Ron Washington to a two-year contract extension. The deal would make Washington the manager through the 2014 season. The extension came after Washington led the Rangers to two straight World Series, losing to the San Francisco Giants and St. Louis Cardinals in 2010 and 2011.