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The Sun Remembers: Jan. 22-28

Jan. 28, 2001: "This is the best defensive team ever to play the game," defensive tackle Tony Siragusa crows as the Ravens rout the New York Giants, 34-7, in Super Bowl XXXV in Tampa, Fla. Baltimore (16-4) intercepts four passes and allows the Giants just 33 second-half yards .

Jan. 25, 1991: Old Mill, the area's No. 1 wrestling team, has its 33-match win streak ended, 31-28, by Anne Arundel County rival Broadneck, which sweeps the first six bouts.

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Jan. 26, 1982: Calvert Hall wins its 19th consecutive basketball game, 72-69 over Mount Saint Joseph. Marc Wilson scores 21 points and Duane Ferrell gets 18 for the Cardinals, who'll go 34-0 and win a national championship.

Jan. 28, 1971: In the NFL draft, the Super Bowl champion Colts make North Carolina running back Don McCauley their No. 1 pick. McCauley, whose 1,720 yards broke O.J. Simpson's single-season NCAA rushing record, will play 11 seasons in Baltimore and score 57 touchdowns.

Jan. 24, 1966: The Clippers fire Johnny Crawford, their hockey coach for 1 1/2 seasons, and replace him with general manager Terry Reardon. Crawford led the fourth-place team to a 49-55-5 record in the American Hockey League.

Jan. 23, 1964: Center Walt Bellamy hits all 12 of his field-goal attempts and scores 31 points as the Bullets defeat the New York Knicks, 130-114, in an NBA game at the Civic Center.

Jan. 22, 1956: In the feature match on the world pro tennis tour, Pancho Gonzales defeats Tony Trabert, 12-10, 6-4, before an announced 2,162 at the Coliseum. Gonzales is the world's No. 1 male player; Trabert is the 1955 world amateur champion.

Jan. 22, 1947: A junior varsity girls basketball game between Towson Catholic and Park ends in a 1-1 tie, with neither team having scored a basket.

Birthday

Jan. 26, 1927: Bob Nieman, Orioles outfielder whose club-record, 20-game hitting streak in 1956 stood until it was tied by Davey Johnson in 1970-1971 and surpassed by Doug DeCinces in 1978-1979. Nieman died in 1985 at age 58.

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