1973—Jerry West of Los Angeles sets an NBA record with 10 steals in the Lakers' 115-111 loss to the Seattle Supersonics.
1991—AJ Kitt becomes the first American in seven years to win a men's World Cup race, taking the first downhill of the season In Val D'Isere, France.
2003—The computer rankings have Oklahoma as the country's top team while the human poll voters pick USC. Despite getting walloped by Kansas State 35-7, No. 3 Oklahoma takes its 12-1 record to the Sugar Bowl against No. 2 LSU, which won the Southeastern Conference championship by beating Georgia 34-13.
2014—The first College Football Playoff expands the national championship race and produces a final four with major star power. Nick Saban's No. 1 Alabama Crimson Tide vs. Urban Meyer's No. 4 Ohio State Buckeyes at the Sugar Bowl. Marcus Mariota and second-seeded Oregon vs. Jameis Winston, last season's Heisman Trophy winner, and defending national champion Florida State at the Rose Bowl.