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THIS DAY IN SPORTS HISTORY: February 19

1928 – Canada wins the gold medal at the Winter Olympics in St. Moritz, Switzerland. Represented by the team from the University of Toronto, beat their three opponents 38-0 on their way to the gold.

1970 – Detroit Tigers pitcher Denny McLain is suspended from baseball for gambling activities.

1977 – Rod Gilbert of the New York Rangers scores his 1,000th career goal.

1984 – Phil and Steve Mahre of the United States become the brothers to finish first and second in an Olympic event, both taking home medals in the men’s slalom at the Winter Olympics in Sarajevo, Yugoslavia.

 

1994 – US speed skater Bonnie Blair wins her fourth career gold medal with a win in the 500 meter race.

2000 – Mark Messier, then with the Vancouver Canucks, scores the 2,000th point of his professional hockey career, combing the NH: regular season, playoffs and WHA.

2017 – New Orleans Pelicans big man Anthony Davis sets an NBA All-Star Game record by scoring 52 points. That’s 10 more than Wilt Chamberlain’s record set in 1962.

2019 – The San Diego Padres sign Manny Machado to a record setting 10 year $300 million contract.

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