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Feb. 15

1932 - Eddie Eagen, as a member of the four-man U.S. bobsled team, wins a gold medal at the Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, New York. He previously won a gold medal in boxing light heavyweight division at the 1920 Summer Games in Antwerp, Belgium.

1936 - Sonja Henie of Norway, wins her third consecutive Olympics figure skating gold medal in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany.

1952 - Emmett Ashford becomes the first black umpire in organized baseball when he signs to work in the class-C Southwest International League. He later serves as a major league umpire for the American League from 1966 to 1970.

1953 - Tenley Albright becomes the first American woman to win a world figure skating title beating Germany's Gundi Busch at the World Championships in Davos, Switzerland.

1964 - Ken Hubbs, the 22-year-old Chicago Cubs second baseman, dies when his private plane crashes in Utah. The 1962 NL Rookie of the Year had his pilot's license for two weeks and was flying in bad weather.

1974 - Boston's Phil Esposito scores his 1,000th point with an assist in the Bruins' 4-2 victory over the Vancouver Canucks.

1975 - Yvan Cournoyer of the Montreal Canadiens scores five goals and gets two assists in a 12-3 win over the Chicago Blackhawks.

1978 - Leon Spinks wins a 15-round split decision over Muhammad Ali to take the world heavyweight title at Las Vegas.

1980 - Rookie Wayne Gretzky ties the NHL record with seven assists in a game and sets a scoring record for first-year players in Edmonton's 8-2 victory over the Washington Capitals.

1989 - Golden State picks up 25 steals against San Antonio in a 133-96 win at the Oakland Coliseum. That ties the NBA record originally set by the Warriors on March 25, 1975, in a 139-122 home win over the Los Angeles Lakers.

1994 - Kentucky makes one of the greatest comebacks in college basketball history with a 99-95 victory over LSU after trailing by 31 points with 15:30 to play.

1994 - Freshman Ila Borders becomes the first woman to pitch in an NCAA or NAIA game. The left-hander pitches a complete-game for Southern California College, allowing five hits in the Vanguards' 12-1 win over Claremont-Mudd.

1995 - Charlie Standish sets a PBA record by rolling three perfect games in the first round of the Peoria Open bowling tournament. Standish rolls the 300s in the second, fourth and sixth games of the six-game round and at one point has 23 consecutive strikes.

1998 - Dale Earnhardt takes the Daytona 500 on his 20th try and ends a 59-race winless streak on the day NASCAR begins celebrating its 50th anniversary.

2002 - The worst judging scandal in Winter Olympics history is resolved, with Canadian pairs figure skaters Jamie Sale and David Pelletier declared co-gold medalists with the Russian winners.

2004 - Dale Earnhardt Jr. barrels past Tony Stewart to win the Daytona 500 on the same track that claimed his father's life three years ago. Junior wins this race in his fifth try, the same race that bedeviled his later father for 19 years.

2007 - Joe Sakic scores twice, including his 600th career goal, and adds three assists and Milan Hejduk has three goals to lead Colorado to a 7-5 win at Calgary.

2009 - Yelena Isinbayeva breaks her own indoor world pole vault record, first clearing 16 feet, 3 1/2 inches and then 16-4 3/4 at the Pole Vault Stars held in Donetsk, Ukraine. The 26-year-old Russian set the previous record at last year's Pole Vault Stars, clearing 16-2 3/4. Isinbayeva has set a world record at this event for the sixth consecutive years.

2009 - Kobe Bryant leads all scorers with 27 points and Shaquille O'Neal adds 17 points in just 11 minutes, and the Western Conference beats the East 146-119 in the NBA All-Star game. Back on the same team for the first time in nearly five years, Bryant and O'Neal share the game MVP award.

2009 - Matt Kenseth wins the rain-shortened Daytona 500. Kenseth passes Elliott Sadler with 54 laps to go and NASCAR stops the season-opening event two laps later.

2010 - American Seth Wescott defends his Olympic title in Vancouver, British Columbia, overtaking Canada's Mike Robertson to win the gold medal in the wild sport of men's snowboardcross. Didier Defago wins the gold in the Olympic downhill and American Bode Miller breaks his personal streak of major championship mishaps by taking the bronze.

2013 - Serena Williams returns to the top of women's tennis, becoming the oldest woman to hold the No. 1 ranking. The 31-year-old rallies from 4-1 down in the third set to beat former Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova 3-6, 6-3, 7-5 in the quarterfinals of the Qatar Open. By reaching the semifinals she will replace Victoria Azarenka at No. 1 when the new rankings come out next week. The previous oldest No. 1 was Chris Evert, who held the top ranking in 1985 just before her 31st birthday.

2013 - Ted Ligety becomes the first man in 45 years to win three gold medals at a skiing world championships. French great Jean-Claude Killy took home four golds in 1968. Ligety wins giant slalom by a massive margin for his third gold. Earlier in the championships held in Schladming, Austria, Ligety won the super-G and super-combined - both events he had never won on the World Cup circuit.

2014 - Zbigniew Brodka wins the men's 1,500 meters, capturing Poland's first Olympic gold medal in speedskating. Brodka and Koen Verweij of the Netherlands finish the closest 1,500 in Olympic history. The two are initially shown on the scoreboard as tied for the top spot, but when the time is broken down to the thousandths, the victory goes to Brodka. His time is 1:45.006 and Verweij settles for silver in 1:45.009.

2014 - Renaud Lavillenie breaks Sergei Bubka's 21-year-old indoor pole vault world record in Donetsk, Ukraine. Lavillenie clears the bar comfortably at 6.16 meters (20 feet, 2 1/2 inches) in Bubka's home city, almost to the day the pole vault great cleared achieved 6.15 (20-2) on Feb. 21, 1993.

Feb. 16

1961 - Elgin Baylor of Los Angeles scores 57 points to lead the Lakers over the Detroit Pistons 129-106.

1967 - Rick Barry of the San Francisco Warriors scores 52 points against Chicago at Fresno for his second consecutive 50-point game.

1969 - Alex Delvecchio of the Detroit Red Wings gets his 1,000th point with an assist in a 6-3 victory over the Los Angeles Kings.

1970 - Joe Frazier retains his world heavyweight title with a fifth-round knockout of Jimmy Ellis.

1972 - Wilt Chamberlain of the Los Angeles Lakers becomes the first player in NBA history to reach the 30,000 point mark during a 110-109 loss to the Phoenix Suns.

1992 - Martina Navratilova becomes the career singles titles leader by beating Jana Novotna in three sets in the final of the Virginia Slims of Chicago. Navratilova, with her 158th career singles championship, passes Chris Evert, who retired in 1989.

1992 - Chicago's Michel Goulet becomes the 17th NHL player to score 500 goals, getting one in the first period of the Blackhawks' 5-5 tie with Calgary.

1997 - Jeff Gordon, 25, becomes the youngest winner of the Daytona 500 after Dale Earnhardt crashes 12 laps from the end to prolong his Daytona 500 jinx.

2001 - Philadelphia coach Larry Brown earns his 1,000th professional win, including his ABA record. Brown, 1,000-707 overall, ranks third on the career list behind Toronto's Lenny Wilkens and Miami's Pat Riley. Allen Iverson's 42 points leads the 76ers to a 108-93 win over the Los Angeles Clippers.

2003 - San Antonio caps its nine-game road trip with a 104-101 victory over Sacramento for its NBA-record eighth straight road win on one trip. Five of the wins by the Spurs are against playoff contenders.

2004 - Pittsburgh loses an NHL-record 12th straight home game, 8-4 to Toronto.

2005 - The NHL cancels what was left of its decimated schedule after a round of last-gasp negotiations failed to resolve differences over a salary cap - the flash-point issue that led to a lockout. It's the first time a major pro sports league in North America lost an entire season to a labor dispute.

2009 - Harness driver Brian Sears drives seven winners on the Presidents Day afternoon card at the Meadowlands. The last driver to win seven races on a 10-race card at the Meadowlands was John Campbell on Feb. 3, 1983.

2013 - American teenager Mikaela Shiffrin becomes the youngest woman in 39 years to win the slalom title at the world alpine championships held in Schladming, Austria. At the age of 17 years, 340 days, Shiffrin edges local hope Michaela Kirchgasser. The only slalom world champions younger than Shiffrin were Hanni Wenzel of Liechtenstein in 1974 and Esme Mackinnon of Britain in 1931.

2013 - Bernard Lagat regains the American indoor mark with yet another victory at the Millrose Games in New York. He finishes in 8 minutes, 9.49 seconds at the Armory to beat Galen Rupp's time by just .23 in the two-mile race. Lagat now owns the American indoor records at 1,500 meters, 1 mile, 3,000 meters, 5,000 meters and 2 miles.

2014 - Carmelo Anthony makes an All-Star record eight 3-pointers and scores 30 points, and the Eastern Conference overcame Kevin Durant, Blake Griffin and the Western Conference for a 163-155 win.

Feb. 17

1923 - Cy Denneny of the Ottawa Senators becomes the NHL's all-time scorer. Denneny scores his 143rd goal to surpass Joe Malone in a 2-0 win over the Montreal Canadiens.

1924 - Johnny Weissmuller sets a world record in the 100-yard freestyle swim with a time of 52.4 seconds.

1926 - In a tournament at the Carlton Club in Cannes, France, Suzanne Lenglen beats Helen Wills 6-3, 8-6 in their only tennis match against each other.

1928 - Sweden's Gillis Grafstrom defends his 1920 and 1924 Olympic figure skating title with Austrian Willy Bockl finishing in second place as he did four years earlier.

1941 - Joe Louis knocks out Gus Dorazio in the second round at the Convention Hall in Philadelphia to defend his world heavyweight title.

1967 - Philadelphia's Wilt Chamberlain hits the first of what would become an NBA record 35 consecutive field goals without a miss.

1991 - Ernie Irvan, helped by Dale Earnhardt's continuing misfortune in NASCAR's top stock car race, wins the Daytona 500 under a caution flag.

1992 - Raisa Smetanina wins a gold medal with the Unified Team in the 20-kilometer cross-country relay to set the career Winter Olympic Games medal record with 10. Smetanina, 39, also becomes the oldest champion and the first to win a medal in five straight Winter Games.

1994 - San Antonio's David Robinson records the fourth quadruple-double in NBA history with 34 points, 10 rebounds, 10 assists and 10 blocks in the Spurs' 115-96 win over Detroit.

1998 - The U.S. women's hockey team wins the sport's first-ever Olympic gold medal. Sandra Whyte scores on an empty-netter with 8 seconds left to give the United States a 3-1 victory over Canada.

1999 - Australia's Susie O'Neill shatters swimming's oldest record, breaking the 200-meter butterfly world mark with a time of 2:05.37 in a World Cup short-course meet at Malmo, Sweden. O'Neill broke the record of 2:05.65 set by Mary T. Meagher of the United States in 1981.

2001 - Arnold Palmer, 71, becomes the first player to shoot his age in a PGA Tour event since Sam Snead did 22 years ago. Palmer finishes the fourth round of the Bob Hope Classic with a 1-under 71. Joe Durant sets a 72-hole record of 29 under for a five-shot lead. Durant, with rounds of 65-61-67-66, breaks the 72-hole record for relation to par set by John Huston in the 1998 Hawaiian Open.

2007 - Kenenisa Bekele of Ethiopia sets a world record for the indoor 2,000 meters with a time of 4:49.99 at the Norwich Union Grand Prix, beating a 9-year-old mark of Haile Gebrselassie. Gebrselassie set the mark of 4:52.86 in February 1998 at the same National Indoor Arena.

2007 - Miami's Jason Kapono ties a record with 24 points to beat stars Gilbert Arenas and Dirk Nowitzki in the 3-Point Shootout. Boston's Gerald Green caps All-Star Saturday with an acrobatic leap over a table to win the Slam Dunk contest.

2008 - Ryan Newman snaps an 81-race winless streak, using a huge push from teammate Kurt Busch to give car owner Roger Penske his first Daytona 500 victory.

2008 - Ray Allen scores 28 points, making three straight 3-pointers in the final 3:15, and LeBron James adds 27 as the East, widely considered the NBA's weaker half, beat the Western Conference 134-128 in the All-Star Game.

2010 - Americans Lindsey Vonn and Julia Mancuso captures gold and silver, respectively, in the women's Olympic downhill at Vancouver, British Columbia. It's the first time since 1984 that the United States captures the top two steps in a women's alpine skiing event. The second multi-podium performance of the day goes to Shani Davis who takes the gold and Chad Hedrick who grabs bronze in men's 1000-meter speedskating. Davis is the first U.S. male speedskater to successfully defend his Olympic title. Shaun White wins gold in the snowboard halfpipe to become the third American male to successfully defend an Olympic gold medal, joining Dick Button (figure skating, 1948 and 1952) and Davis.

2013 - Danica Patrick wins the Daytona 500 pole, becoming the first woman to secure the top spot for any Sprint Cup race.

2013 - Kevin Durant scores 30 points, MVP Chris Paul has 20 points and 15 assists, and the Western Conference beats the East 143-138 in the NBA All-Star game.

2014 - Meryl Davis and Charlie White win the gold medal in ice dance, the first Olympic title in the event for the United States.

Feb. 18

1924 - Theresa Weld Blanchard wins her sixth and final U.S. Figure Skating championship. Sherwin Badger wins his fifth straight and final men's title.

1928 - At Moritz, Switzerland, Sonja Henie becomes the youngest Olympic figure skating champion. At 15 years and 315 days, easily beats Austria's Fritzi Burger and American Beatrix Loughran.

1932 - Sonja Henie wins her sixth straight World Figure Skating title.

1951 - Manhattan District Attorney Frank S. Hogan orders the arrest of three CCNY basketball players on bribery charges, and two professional gamblers and two intermediaries in a game-fixing scandal that involves college teams across the country.

1961 - Bob Pettit of St. Louis scores 57 points, the highest scoring game of his great career, in a 141-138 victory over the Detroit Pistons.

1964 - Wilt Chamberlain scores 52 points against Detroit, his second consecutive 50-point game.

1972 - Randy Smith of Buffalo plays the first of what would become 906 consecutive games, an NBA record which took more than 11 full seasons to accomplish.

1981 - Edmonton's Wayne Gretzky scores five goals and adds two assists to lead the Oilers over the St. Louis Blues 9-2.

1986 - San Antonio's Alvin Robertson records the second quadruple-double in NBA history, with 20 points, 11 rebounds, 10 assists and 10 steals in the Spurs' 120-114 win over Phoenix.

1990 - Dale Earnhardt blows a tire with one mile remaining in the Daytona 500, giving unheralded Derrike Cope the biggest upset in stock car racing history.

1992 - Italy's Alberto Tomba wins the men's giant slalom in Albertville, France, to become the first Alpine skier to win the same event at two Winter Olympics.

1995 - Utah guard John Stockton becomes the first NBA player with 10,000 assists in a 108-98 victory over the Boston Celtics.

2001 - Dale Earnhardt, the greatest stock car star of his era, is killed in a crash on the last turn of the last lap of the Daytona 500 as he tries to protect Michael Waltrip's victory.

2003 - Kobe Bryant scores a season-high 52 points to make it 10 consecutive games with 35 or more - and a franchise-record six straight with at least 40 - in the Lakers' 106-99 win over Houston in double overtime.

2004 - New Jersey Nets coach Lawrence Frank sets an NBA record for most consecutive wins to start a coaching career with 10 with a 98-92 win over the Atlanta Hawks.

2005 - Yelena Isinbayeva sets her second pole vault world record in a week and became the first woman to clear 16 feet indoors at the Norwich Union Grand Prix meet in Birmingham, England. The Russian betters the mark of 15-11 3/4 she set on Feb. 12. Isinbayeva's leap measures at 4.88 meters, which converts to 16-0.

2006 - Shani Davis becomes the first black athlete to win an individual gold medal in Winter Olympic history, capturing the men's 1,000-meter speedskating race. Joey Cheek makes it a 1-2 American finish, adding a silver to his victory in the 500 at the Turin Games.

2007 - Kevin Harvick noses out Mark Martin in a frantic wreck-filled finish to win the Daytona 500.

2007 - Kobe Bryant scores 31 points, earning his second All-Star game MVP, and the West routs the East, 153-132 in the NBA All-Star game.

2008 - Italian tennis player Giorgio Galimberti is found guilty of betting on tennis and is suspended for 100 days and fined $35,000. The ATP announces Galimberti bet on tennis from June 2003 to January 2006 but does not specify if he bet on his own matches.

2010 - Evan Lysacek becomes the first U.S. man to win the Olympic gold medal since Brian Boitano in 1988, shocking everyone with an upset of defending champion Evgeni Plushenko.

2011 - Florida International's Garrett Wittels is 0 for 4 against Southeastern Louisiana, leaving him two games shy of matching Robin Ventura's 58-game Division I hitting streak record.

2012 - Shenneika Smith's 3-pointer from the wing with 8 seconds left lifts St. John's to a 57-56 win over No. 2 Connecticut, snapping the Huskies' 99-game home court winning streak. It's the Huskies' first home loss to an unranked opponent in nearly 19 years.

2013 - Brittney Griner scores 25 points, including the 3,000th of her career, to help No. 1 Baylor rally past third-ranked Connecticut 76-70. Griner is the eighth player in Division I history to reach the milestone.

Feb. 19

1928 - Canada wins the gold medal in ice hockey at the Winter Olympics in St. Moritz, Switzerland. Canada, represented by the 1926 Toronto University team receives a bye to the final round. In the final round, the Canadians beat Sweden 11-0, Britain 14-0 and Switzerland 13-0.

1955 - Bernie Geoffrion of the Montreal Canadiens scores five goals in a 10-2 victory over the New York Rangers.

1977 - Rod Gilbert of the New York Rangers gets his 1,000th career point with a goal in a 5-2 loss to the New York Islanders.

1982 - Atlanta's 127-122 four-overtime win over Seattle equals the fourth-longest game in NBA history and the second-longest since the institution of the 24-second clock.

1984 - Phil and Steve Mahre of the United States become the first brothers to finish 1-2 in an Olympic event, the men's slalom, at the Winter Games in Sarajevo, Yugoslavia. The Soviet Union beats Czechoslovakia 2-0 to win the gold medal in hockey.

1984 - Cale Yarborough sweeps into the lead two turns before the finish to win the Daytona 500. He becomes the second driver to win consecutive Daytona 500s; Richard Petty was the other.

1993 - Wendel Suckow edges two-time world champion Georg Hackl of Germany by 0.106 seconds to capture the first world luge championship medal of any kind for the United States.

1994 - Speedskater Bonnie Blair wins the fourth gold of her Olympic career with her third consecutive 500-meter victory.

1996 - Charles Barkley of Phoenix becomes one of 10 players with 20,000 points and 10,000 rebounds in the NBA when he grabs 14 rebounds in a 98-94 victory over Vancouver.

2000 - Vancouver's Mark Messier, who contributed two assists, collects the 2,000th point of his career in the Canucks' 3-1 victory over Ottawa. The 2,000 points includes the NHL playoffs and a brief stint in the defunct World Hockey Association, in which he had one goal and 10 assists.

2002 - In Salt Lake City, bobsledders Jill Bakken and Vonetta Flowers give the United States 21 medals in the Winter Games. Flowers becomes the first black athlete in history to win a gold medal at the Winter Olympics.

2005 - Lindsay Kennedy becomes the first woman to play in a Major Indoor Soccer League game. Kennedy, a St. Louis forward, participates in the final 76 seconds of Milwaukee's 7-3 win over the Steamers at Savvis Center.

2005 - Schreiner ends its NCAA-record losing streak at 83 games, beating Sul Ross State 75-69 in a women's basketball game. It's the Division III Mountaineers first win since Jan. 17, 2002, when they also beat Sul Ross.

2006 - The East rallies from 21 points down for a 122-120 victory over the West in the NBA All-Star Game. Cleveland's LeBron James scores 29 points, making the 21-year-old star the youngest MVP in the game's history.

2006 - Jimmie Johnson wins a two-lap shootout to claim the Daytona 500, capping a roller-coaster week that saw NASCAR kick his crew chief Chad Knaus out of competition for making an illegal modification to Johnson's car.

2012 - American star Hannah Kearney's all-discipline record for consecutive FIS World Cup victories ends at 16 with a semifinal loss in a dual moguls event at Naeba, Japan. Kearney's streak began in Lake Placid, N.Y., on Jan. 22, 2011.

2012 - Steven Holcomb and brakeman Steve Langton win the two-man bobsled in Lake Placid, N.Y., the first time the U.S. captures this event at the world championships.

2012 - The Detroit Red Wings win their 23rd straight home game, breaking the NHL overall record with a 3-2 victory over the San Jose Sharks. The Boston Bruins closed the 1929-30 season with 20 victories at home and won their first two the following season.

2014 - Norway wins the first Olympic mixed relay in biathlon at the Sochi Games and Ole Einar Bjoerndalen becomes the most decorated Winter Olympian ever with 13 medals. Ted Ligety wins the giant slalom with a dominating performance, becoming the first American man to win two Olympic gold medals in Alpine skiing.

Feb. 20

1887 - The International Association, the first minor league baseball association, is organized in Pittsburgh.

1951 - In the wake of the college point-shaving scandal, Long Island University drops basketball and all other intercollegiate sports. LIU revives basketball in 1957.

1971 - En route to a record 76-goal season, Boston's Phil Esposito becomes the first player to score his 50th goal in February, but the Bruins lose to the Los Angeles Kings 5-4.

1972 - Larry Brown of the Denver Rockets set ABA records for assists in a game (23), half (18) and quarter (10) during a 146-123 win over the Pittsburgh Condors at Denver.

1974 - Gordie Howe, the NHL's career scoring leader, comes out of retirement and signs a $1 million, four-year contract to play with the Houston Aeros of the WHA and his two sons, Mark and Marty.

1976 - Muhammad Ali beats Jean-Pierre Coopman with a fifth-round knockout at the Roberto Clemente Coliseum in Puerto Rico to defend his world heavyweight title.

1988 - In Calgary, Alberta, Brian Boitano of the United States wins the men's Olympic figure skating gold medal on a technical merit tiebreaker and nearly flawless free skating performance.

1993 - Julio Cesar Chavez records a fifth-round TKO over Greg Haugen in a WBC super lightweight title bout before a record crowd of 130,000 at Mexico City's Aztec Stadium.

1994 - After 17 years and 279 races, Sterling Marlin wins his first race, the Daytona 500. Marlin barely holds off Ernie Irvan on the final lap.

1994 - Speedskater Johann Olav Koss earns his third gold medal and sets his third world record in the Winter Olympics at Lillehammer, Norway, by winning the 10,000 meters. He finishes in 13 minutes, 30.55 seconds, breaking the old mark by 12.99 seconds.

1997 - Haile Gebrselassie of Ethiopia becomes the first man to break the 13-minute barrier in the 5,000 meters indoors, setting a world record of 12 minutes, 59.04 seconds in the DN Games.

1998 - Tara Lipinski, 15, becomes the youngest Olympic figure skating champion in history, jumping over fellow teen and U.S. teammate Michelle Kwan to take the gold. Lipinski was two months younger than Sonja Henie was in her 1928 victory.

1999 - San Jose's 3-1 loss at Washington ends the longest uninterrupted road trip in NHL history. The Sharks, who hadn't played a home game since Feb. 3, finish 4-5-1 and visit all four time zones during the 10-game stretch.

2004 - The St. Louis Cardinals give Albert Pujols a $100 million, seven-year contact.

2005 - Jeff Gordon grabs the lead from Dale Earnhardt Jr., then held off Kurt Busch and Earnhardt in extra laps to win his third Daytona 500.

2005 - Allen Iverson scores 15 points, has nine assists and five steals to win the MVP of the NBA All-Star game, helping the Eastern Conference to a 125-115 victory.

2006 - Tanith Belbin and partner Ben Agosto snap the U.S. medals drought in the Olympic figure skating dance competition with a silver. Belbin and Agosto win the first dance medal for the United States since the bronze won by Colleen O'Connor and James Millns in 1976.

2009 - Lindsey Van of the United States nails a perfect second jump to become the first women's ski jumping world champion. Women's ski jumping debuts at this year's Nordic skiing world championships in Liberec, Czech Republic. Todd Lodwick wins the opening Nordic combined event to give the United States two golds in one day. Before Van's victory, the United States had not won a gold at a Nordic skiing worlds since 2003, when Johnny Spillane took a Nordic combined sprint.

2009 - LeBron James scores 55 points, one short of his career high, in Cleveland's 111-103 win at Milwaukee.

2009 - Phoenix becomes the first team in 18 seasons to score at least 140 points in three consecutive games, beating Oklahoma City 140-118. The Portland Trail Blazers did it from Nov. 13-17 in 1990.

2010 - Switzerland's Simon Ammann wins the large hill at the Vancouver Games to become the first ski jumper with four individual Olympic titles.

2011 - Twenty-year-old Trevor Bayne wins the Daytona 500, NASCAR's biggest race, in only his second Sprint Cup start. Just one day after his birthday, Bayne holds off Carl Edwards by 0.118 seconds and becomes the youngest Daytona 500 winner.

2011 - Kobe Bryant wins his record-tying fourth All-Star game MVP award in front of his hometown fans, scoring 37 points and propelling the West to a 148-143 victory over the East in the NBA All-Star game.

Feb. 21

1931 - The Chicago White Sox meet the New York Giants in the first major league night game. The 10-inning exhibition is played in Houston.

1952 - The Boston Celtics and the Fort Wayne Pistons tip off at midnight in a "Milkman's Special" following an Ice Follies performance at Boston Garden. Bob Cousy of the Celtics scores 24 points in front 2,368 customers in a 88-67 win.

1952 - Dick Button performs the first triple jump in a figure skating competition.

1953 - In the longest game in college basketball in history, Niagara beats Siena, 88-81 in six overtimes.

1960 - Philadelphia Warriors rookie Wilt Chamberlain sets an NBA record with his fourth 50-point game of the season, scoring 58 in a 129-122 victory over the New York Knicks.

1970 - Bobby Hull scores two goals, including the 500th of his career, in the Chicago Black Hawks' 4-2 win over the New York Rangers.

1970 - Pete Maravich scores 64 points but Louisiana State still loses to Kentucky, 121-105. Dan Issel scores 51 for the Wildcats.

1976 - New York's Red Holzman becomes the second NBA coach, after Red Auerbach, to win 500 games with a 102-98 victory over New Orleans.

1992 - Kristi Yamaguchi wins America's first Olympic gold medal in women's figure skating since 1976. Midori Ito of Japan takes the silver and Nancy Kerrigan of the United States wins bronze.

1993 - The West defeats the East 135-132 in overtime in the NBA All-Star Game in Salt Lake City. Utah's John Stockton (15 assists) and Karl Malone (28 points) become the first players from the same NBA team to ever share the All-Star Game MVP award.

1996 - The Philadelphia 76ers have the worst NBA offensive performance in 41 years in their 66-57 loss to Miami. The 76ers tie the record for fewest points, set Feb. 27, 1955, by Milwaukee in a 62-57 loss to Boston during the first season of the 24-second clock.

2002 - U.S. figure skater Sarah Hughes jumps from fourth to first to win the Olympic gold after a near-flawless performance, leaving teammate Michelle Kwan to settle for a bronze. The powerful Americans lose a 3-2 gold medal game to a Canadian team that it had beaten eight consecutive times in women's ice hockey.

2003 - Michael Jordan becomes the first 40-year-old in NBA history to score 40 or more points, getting 43 in the Washington Wizards' 89-86 win over the New Jersey Nets.

2014 - Mikaela Shiffrin makes Alpine skiing history as the youngest ever winner of an Olympic slalom gold medal. The 18-year-old American finishes 0.53 seconds faster than Austrian Marlies Schild.

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