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Can you name the memorable and/or historic sports-related events of 2011?

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This NBA team loses a record 26 consecutive games.12/20/10-Feb. 9
The AFC Asian Cup is hosted by this country and won by Japan.January 7-29
The FIFA Ballon d'Or for best football (soccer) player of the previous season is awarded to this player.January 10
The BCS National Championship is won by this college football team.January 10
These Sky Sports commentators make several controversial sexist comments during a TV broadcast.January 23
This man ends his cycling career.January 23
This tennis player wins the Men's Singles Tournament at the Australian Open.January 30
In a record transfer, this football (soccer) star leaves Liverpool for Chelsea.January 31
This team becomes the first English Premier League team to be trailing 4-0 and draw.February 5
This NFL team wins Super Bowl XLV.February 6
This NBA coach, the longest-tenured coach among the 'Big 4' sports leagues, retires.February 10
This NBA player breaks the record for most 3-point shots made in a career.February 10
The Daytona 500 is won by this NASCAR rookie.February 20
The NBA's New York Knicks acquire this star player from the Denver Nuggets.February 21
This football (soccer) player is suspended for 2 matches in Colombia for kicking an owl that landed on the field.March 2
Team owners in this league lock out their players.March 11-July 25
This famous boxing trainer of Muhammad Ali, Joe Frazier, and George Foreman, dies.March 31
The NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament is won by this school's team.April 4
This golfer wins the Masters Tournament.April 10
An american businessman acquires a majority share of this English Premier League club.April 11
This former baseball star is convicted of obstruction of justice with a mistrial declared on other charges.April 13
This Twins pitcher throws the first no-hitter of the year.May 3
This club becomes the most successful team in English football league history after winning the 2010-11 Premier League.May 14
This cyclist accuses Lance Armstrong of using performance-enhancing drugs.May 19
This Spanish club wins the 2010-11 UEFA Champions League.May 28
This American football coach resigns amid a rules violations scandal.May 30
True North Sports and Entertainment purchases this NHL team and announces a move to Canada.May 31
Sports EventAnswerDate
This NBA veteran star announces his retirement on Twitter.June 1
This team wins their first ever NBA championship.June 12
The Boston Bruins win the Stanley Cup, sparking rioting and anarchy in this city after their team's loss.June 15
In golf, the US Open is won by this golfer.June 19
This baseball team files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.June 27
Team owners in this league lock out their players.July 1-Dec. 8
This 21-year-old defeats Maria Sharapova to win the Women's Singles Championship at Wimbledon.July 2
Novak Djokovic defeats this tennis star to win the Wimbledon Men's Singles title and become world #1.July 3
This player becomes the first Yankee to reach 3,000 hits.July 9
A mistrial is declared in this former baseball star's perjury trial.July 14
This Chinese basketball star retires.July 20
The PGA Championship is won by this golfer in a playoff with Jason Dufner.August 14
This baseball player becomes the 8th player to hit 600 home runs.August 15
Players in this football (soccer) league go on strike.August 20-25
For the first time in MLB history, a team hits this many grand slams in one game.August 25
This baseball star breaks the record for most career saves.September 19
These two MLB teams complete epic comebacks for playoff spots on the last day of the regular season.September 28
For the first time since Oct. 13, 1996, this golfer is not one of the top 50 golfers in the world.October 3
These two MLB teams compete in the first 7-game World Series in 9 years, with the NL's team winning the epic final 2 games.October 19-28
Geoffrey Mutai and Firehiwot Dado win the men's and women's races, respectively, in this race.November 6
This former world champion boxer dies of liver cancer.November 7
This legendary college football coach is fired after allegations of a coverup of an assistant's sex scandal.November 9
This MLB star is kidnapped in Venezuela and found alive 2 days later.November 9
This quarterback is awarded the Heisman Trophy.December 10
FC Barcelona defeats this Brazilian team to win their 2nd FIFA Club World Cup in 3 years.December 18
This college football program is hit with several penalties, including a 1-year bowl game ban, for a scandal earlier in the year.December 20
This quarterback breaks the NFL record for most passing yards in one season.December 26

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