On This Day

February 2000 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Feb 6 NFL Pro Bowl, Aloha Stadium, Honolulu, HI: NFC beats AFC, 51-31; MVP: Randy Moss, Minnesota Vikings, WR, HI

NHL All-Star Game

Feb 6 50th NHL All-Star Game, Air Canada Centre, Toronto, ON: World beats North America, 9-4; MVP: Pavel Bure, Florida Panthers, RW

NBA All-Star Game

Feb 13 49th NBA All-Star Game, Oakland Arena, Oakland, CA: West beats East, 137-127; MVPs: Tim Duncan, San Antonio Spurs, F; Shaquille O'Neal, LA Lakers, C

ESPY Awards

Feb 14 8th ESPY Awards: Tiger Woods, Mia Hamm win

Sports History

Feb 15 Martin Brodeur becomes first goaltender in NHL history to get credit for a "game winning" goal as New Jersey wins, 4-2 over the visiting Philadelphia Flyers

Daytona 500

Feb 20 42nd Daytona 500: Polesitter Dale Jarrett wins his 3rd Great American Race ahead of Jeff Gordon and Bill Elliott


Birthdays in Sport

  • Feb 20 Kristóf Milák, Hungarian swimmer (Olympic gold men's 200m butterfly, silver 100m butterfly 2020; World C'ship gold 200m butterfly 2019 WR 1:50.73), born in Budapest, Hungary
  • Feb 26 Maggie Mac Neil, Canadian swimmer (Olympic gold women's 100m butterfly 2020; World C'ship gold 2019), born in Jiujiang, China

Deaths in Sport

  • Feb 1 Dick Rathmann, American auto racer (first Indy pole-sitter to complete no laps), dies at 74
  • Feb 8 Sid Abel, Canadian ice hockey player (Detroit Red Wings), dies at 81
  • Feb 8 Derrick Thomas, American Pro and College Football Hall of Fame linebacker / end (Pro Bowl 1989–97; First-team All-Pro 1990–92; KC Chiefs), dies of a pulmonary embolism at 33
  • Feb 9 Beau Jack, American boxer (NYSAC world lightweight champion 1942-44), dies of complications from Parkinson's disease at 78
  • Feb 21 Antonio Díaz-Miguel, Spanish basketball coach (b. 1933)
  • Feb 23 Stanley Matthews, English soccer forward (54 caps; Stoke City, Blackpool; 1st British player to be knighted), dies at 85