On this Day in Sports History January 22
On this day in 1984, the Los Angles Raiders blew out the Washington Redskins 38-9 in Super Bowl XVIII. Marcus Allen rushed for a Super Bowl record 191 yards and two touchdowns, winning the Super Bowl MVP.
On this day in 2006, Kobe Bryant scored 81 points in the Los Angeles Lakers 122-104 win over the Toronto Raptors. Bryant’s 81 points was the second most in a single game in NBA history, only trailing Wilt Chamberlain‘s 100 point game in 1962.
On this day in 2014, the New York Yankees and righty Masahiro Tanaka agree to a seven-year, $155 million deal, which is the fifth-largest ever given to a pitcher. It was also the largest deal ever given to a Japanese player, which New York having to pay an extra $20 million to Tankaka former team, the Rakuten Golden Eagles.