This Week in Sports History: Jan. 24-30, 2014

Jan. 24, 1950:

Jackie Robinson signs a contract for $35,000, the largest contract in Dodgers history at the time.


Jan. 25, 1989:

Michael Jordan surpasses 10,000 points for his career, scoring 33 points in a loss to the Philadelphia 76ers.


Jan. 26, 1961:

Ice hockey legend Wayne Gretzky is born in Brantford, Canada.


Jan. 27, 1991:

The New York Giants defeat the Buffalo Bills 20-19 in Super Bowl XXV.


Jan. 28, 1984:

Kicker Stephen Gostkowski, who has led the NFL in scoring three times, is born in Baton Rouge, La.


Jan. 29, 1936:

Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, Honus Wagner, Christy Mathewson and Walter Johnson are the first baseball players elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame.


Jan. 30, 1996:

After being diagnosed with HIV and retiring from the NBA in 1991, Magic Johnson returns to the Los Angeles Lakers. He has 19 points and 10 assists in his first game back.



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