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Can you name the following events that occured in sport in 2011?

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1 Jan(NHL) This outdoor match was played at Heinz Field between the Penguins and Capitals
9 Jan(European football) Kenny Dalglish's return in charge of Liverpool ends in a 1-0 loss to this team
11 Jan(European football) This Scotsman is appointed new manager at Crystal Palace, replacing George Burley
23 Jan(NFL) This team is eliminated in the AFC Championship Game
6 Feb(NFL) Super Bowl XLV is played at this stadium
20 Feb(NBA) This California arena hosts the 2011 NBA All-Star Game
27 Feb(European football) After 48 years without a trophy, this team - later to be relegated - beats Arsenal in the Carling Cup final
19 Mar(Rugby) England win this championship for a 26th time
19 Mar(MLS) This expansion team plays its first professional match, a 3-1 loss to the Colorado Rapids
27 Mar(NASCAR) Colombian former Formula 1 driver starts on pole for the Auto Club 400
13 Apr(NHL) The Detroit Red Wings begin their playoff campaign at Joe Louis Arena against this team
30 Apr(NHL) This man scores the winning goal as the Nashville Predators claim a double overtime win against the Vancouver Canucks
4 May(NBA) This man becomes the youngest NBA Most Valuable Player
7 May(MLB) Throws a no-hitter against the Toronto Blue Jays
14 May(European football) Yaya Touré scores the only goal against this team in the FA Cup Final, ensuring success for Man City
14 May(European football) On the same day as the FA Cup Final, Man Utd hold Blackburn to a 1-1 draw to secure this title
21 May(Rugby) Northampton Saints lose in the Heineken Cup Final to this Irish team
25 May(MLB) Wilson Valdez, pitching for this team, becomes the first position player to be credited with a win in 11 years
30 May(European football) Swansea City become the first club from this country to win promotion to England's top flight
31 May(NHL) The NHL ratifies the sale of this team to True North Sports and Entertainment
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6 Jun(NHL) The only player to score twice as the Bruins win Game 3 of the Cup Finals 8-1
9 Jun(MLB) Bob Melvin is announced as replacement manager for this man
10 Jul(Formula 1) This long-time Italian constructor records its only win of the season at Silverstone
4 Aug(NFL) The NFL and NFLPA ratify a new collective bargaining agreement, ending this issue
19 Aug(MLB) The Cubs fire this man as General Manager
25 Aug(European football) Despite losing to FC Sion of Switzerland in the Europa League, this team is later reinstated after Sion are expelled
27 Aug(Rugby) The final Tri Nations Series is won by this team; from 2012 the competition will include Argentina
7 Sep(KHL) A plane carrying players from this hockey team crashes, killing all on board
11 Sep(NFL) To mark the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, this team hosts the New York Giants
28 Sep(MLB) By defeating the Boston Red Sox on this day, this team ended the Red Sox's playoff hopes
15 Oct(Rugby) This Welsh captain is sent off in the World Cup semi-final as Wales lose by one point to France
22 Oct(NHL) He becomes the first European to play in 1,500 NHL games
23 Oct(MotoGP) The Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix is cancelled after this rider is killed in a crash on Lap 2
23 Oct(Rugby) In the Rugby World Cup Final, France lose by a point to this host nation
30 Oct(Formula 1) This country hosts its first-ever Grand Prix at the Buddh Circuit
11 Nov(MLB) This team officially changes its name to the Miami Marlins
20 Nov(NASCAR) Wins the Ford 400, clinching the Sprint Cup
27 Nov(European football) After suffering from depression, this former player - with one of the most number of appearances in the Premier League - commits suicide
7 Dec(European football) Manchester City defeat this German team 2-0 in the Champions League but are still knocked out of the competition
25 Dec(NBA) Number of games played on Christmas Day as the NBA lockout ends

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