Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

Sports History

Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

Sports History

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Feb. 19

1928 - Canada wins the Olympic gold medal in hockey 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 U.S. 21 medals in the Winter Games. …

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