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  • The New England Patriots defeat the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl XXXIX by a score of 24-21. Patriots' wide receiver Deion Branch is named Super Bowl MVP with 11 catches for 133 yards.
  • At Mazatlan, Mexico, Francisco Campos turns in another brilliant outing, and Mexican champion Águilas de Mazatlán (Mazatlan Eagles) holds on in the final game, edging the Dominican Republic 4-3 to win the 56th Caribbean World Series. The title is just Mexico's fifth since joining the competition in 1970, the second in the last four years, but its first since hosting the series. Campos allows just three hits - two infield hits and a bunt single - and a run over his first eight innings of work, striking out 11. Previously, Campos handcuffed the Venezuelan champion Tigres de Aragua (Aragua Tigers) 4-0 in the series opener. He allowed just three hits over eight innings and struck out 10. Campos os voted the Series MVP.





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