Happy Thursday everyone, here's my Top 5 for January 26, 2012 from Len Berman at www.ThatsSports.com.
1. Quick Hits
- Rafael Nadal beat Roger Federer in four sets and advances to the Australian Open final. He'll face the winner of tomorrow's match between Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray.
- The women's final is now set between #3 Victoria Azarenka and #4 Maria Sharapova.
- NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell's contract has been extended through the 2018 season.
- The Indianapolis Colts have hired Baltimore defensive coordinator Chuck Pagano as their new coach.
- Tiger Woods returned to golf with a 70 in the first round of the Abu Dhabi Championship. He was three shots off the early lead.
- A funeral service and burial was held yesterday for Joe Paterno. A public memorial will be held today.
5. Front Row!
How many people are known for their quotes? Oh sure, there's Yogi, but what if I said "Front Row!" or "Just a little outside." Yup, Mr. Baseball himself, Bob Uecker. So happy 77th Ueck. He always gave great catching advice. "The way to catch a knuckleball is to wait until it stops rolling and then pick it up."
Happy Birthday: Bob Uecker. 77.
Bonus Birthday: Ellen DeGeneres. 54.
Today in Sports: 33-year-old Pete Rozelle is elected NFL Commissioner on the 23rd ballot. 1960.
Bonus Event: Speaking of famous quotes, "I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky." Bill Clinton. 1998.
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