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 becomes 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.