This Day in Sport for 24th February

Events in Sport

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1917 - Red Sox sell Smokey Joe Wood, his arm dead at 26, to Cleve for $15,000
1952 - Betty MacKinnon & Sam Snead wins LPGA Orlando Mixed Golf Tournament
1960 - US beats Germany in Olympic hockey finals round, 9-1
1968 - Gary Unger begins NHL consecutive game record of 914 games
1978 - Kevin Porter, NJ, sets NBA record with 29 assists in a game
1980 - Joanne Carner Ladies wins LPGA Bent Tree Golf Classic
1980 - USA Olympic hockey team defeated Finland, 4-2, to win the gold medal
1982 - Basketball team Boston Celtics begin 18 NBA game win streak
1982 - Wayne Gretzky scores NHL-record 78th goal of season en route to 92
1985 - Amy Alcott wins LPGA Circle K Golf Open Tucson
1987 - LA Laker Kareem Abdul-Jabbar scores his 36,000th NBA point
1988 - Matti Nykanen becomes Winter Olympics 1st triple gold medalist
1989 - Harold E Ballard sells CFL Hamilton Tiger-Cats to David Braley
1990 - Beth Daniel wins LPGA Orix Hawaiia Ladies Golf Open
1991 - End of World League of American Football's (WLAF) 1st draft
1994 - Scoreboard is unveiled at new Cleve Indians' park (Jacobs Field)
1996 - Meg Mallon wins LPGA Cup o' Noodles Hawaiian Ladies Golf Open
1998 - NHL resumes season since Feb 8th to accomodate the Olympics
2002 - XIX Winter Olympics closes in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Golfer Sam SneadGolfer Sam Snead 2002 - Canada defeats the United States 5-2 to win the men's ice hockey Olympic Gold Medal
2010 - Sachin Tendulkar scored the the first double century in One Day International cricket.

Birthdays in Sport

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1866 - Hubert Van Innis, Belgian archer (d. 1961)
1874 - Honus Wagner, HOF shortstop (Pittsburgh Pirates, 1900-17)
1922 - Kanwar Rai Singh, cricketer (batted at MCG in Test for India 1948)
1931 - Brian Close, cricketer (played for England between 1949 & 1976)
1934 - Flemming Nielsen, Denmark, soccer player (Olympic-silver-1960)
1934 - Frank Chapot, US, equestrian (Olympic-silver-1960, 1972)
1938 - Phil Knight, American sportswear manufacturer
1940 - Denis Law, British(?) soccer player
1940 - Jimmy Ellis, WBA heavyweight boxing champ (1968-70)
1940 - Denis Law, Scottish footballer
1942 - Colin Bond, Australian racing driver
1949 - John Lever, cricketer (England lefty quick in 21 Tests 1976-81)
1950 - Cathy Mant, LPGA golfer
1951 - Derek Randall, cricketer (England batsman & animated cover fieldsman)
1952 - Simon Weinstock, businessman/racehorse owner
1952 - Tom Burleson, USA, basketball (Oly-silv-1972) tallest Olympian-7'4"
1956 - Eddie Murray, Los Angeles California, 1st baseman (Orioles, Dodgers, Cleve Indians)
1957 - Phil McConkey, NFL wide receiver (NY Giants)
1959 - Michael Roy Whitney, cricket (great NSW & Aussie lefty quick 1981-92)
1961 - Janice Gibson, Tulsa OK, LPGA golfer (1994 Youngstown-Warren-15th)
1961 - Ruud Really, soccer player (Feyenoord)
1963 - Fuad Reveiz, NFL kicker (Minnesota Vikings)
1963 - Matias Carrillo, Mexican/US baseball outfielder (Florida Marlins)
1964 - Russell Ingall, Australian racing driver
1965 - Paul Gruber, NFL tackle (Tampa Bay Bucs)
1965 - Lloyd McGrath, former English footballer
1966 - Rene Arocha, Cubans/US baseball pitcher (St Louis Cardinals)
1968 - John Velddman, soccer player (Sparta)
1968 - Vaughn Booker, NFL defensive end (KC Chiefs)
1970 - Jeff Garcia, CFL quarterback (Calgary Stampeders)
1970 - Wilson Alvarez, Maracaibo Venezuela, pitcher (Chicago White Sox)
1971 - Aki Rahunen, Finland, tennis star
1971 - Brian Savage, Sudbury, NHL left wing (Montreal Canadiens)
1971 - Pedro de la Rosa, Spanish Formula One driver
1972 - Larry Amar, Camarillo California, field hockey midfielder/captain (Oly-96)
1972 - Manon Rheaume, Lac Beauport Quebec, 1st female NHLer (Tampa Bay)
1972 - Ron Davis, NFL cornerback (Atlanta Falcons, GB Packers-Super Bowl 31)
1973 - Alexei Kovalev, Moscow Russia, NHL right wing (NY Rangers)
1973 - Harold Morrow, full back (Minnesota Vikings)
1973 - Kavis Reed, CFL defensive back (Edmonton Eskimos)
1973 - Jordan Jovtchev, Bulgarian gymnast
1974 - Jeremy Laster, Fullerton California, Water Polo driver (Olympics-96)
1974 - Simeon Rice, defensive end (Arizona Cardinals)
1974 - Mike Lowell, Puerto Rican baseball player
1976 - Bradley McGee, Australian cyclist
1976 - Zach Johnson, professional golfer
1976 - Marco Campos, Brazilian racing driver (d. 1995)
1977 - Floyd Mayweather, Grand Rapids Mich, featherweight boxer (Oly-br-96)
1977 - Bronson Arroyo, American baseball player
1981 - Lleyton Hewitt, Australian tennis player
1981 - Mohammad Sami, Pakistani cricketer
1982 - Emanuel Villa, Argentine footballer
1982 - Klára Zakopalová, Czech tennis player
1982 - Nick Blackburn, American baseball player
1984 - Clivio Piccione, Monegasque racing driver
1986 - Wojtek Wolski, Polish Ice hockey player
1989 - Kosta Koufos, American-Greek basketball player

Deaths in Sport

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1989 - Sparky Adams, American baseball player (b. 1894)
1990 - Tony Conigliaro, baseball player (Red Sox), dies of pneumonia at 45
1993 - Bobby Moore, English soccer team capt (World champs 1966), dies
1993 - Danny Gallivan, Canadian radio and television sportscaster (b. 1917)
2007 - Lamar Lundy, American football player (b. 1935)
2007 - Damien Nash, American football player (b. 1982)

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