Ted Turner purchases the Atlanta Braves for a reported $12 million.
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Ice skater Nancy Kerrigan is attacked by Tonya Harding's bodyguard, Shane Stant.
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Atlanta coach Lenny Wilkens passes Red Auerbach to become the NBA's all-time winningest coach (939 career victories). Wilkens reaches the victory record in his 22nd year as an NBA coach, including four as a player-coach. In tribute to Auerbach, Wilkens puffs on a postgame victory cigar.
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Don Shula steps down as head coach of the Miami Dolphins after his team losses to Buffalo in the playoffs. The winningest coach in NFL history resigns with 347 wins.
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After four seasons in Dallas, Barry Switzer resigns as the Cowboys coach with a record of 40-24 and one Super Bowl victory.
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The Arizona Diamondbacks come to terms with Justin Upton, the No. 1 pick in the 2005 major league amateur draft. The 18-year-old shortstop, selected as the best five-tool player in the nation by Baseball America, agrees to a $6.1 million, five-year deal.
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Born on this Day
Lou Holtz (1937) <br> Nancy Lopez (1957)<br> Howie Long (1961, pictured)<br> Paul Azinger (1961)<br>Sean Landeta (1962)<br> Charles Haley (1964)<br> Donnell Woolford (1966)<br>Gabrielle Reece (1970)<br>Keenan McCardell (1970)<br> James Farrior (1975)<br> Richard Zednik (1976)<br> Bubba Franks (1978)<br>A.J. Hawk (1984)
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