February 2006 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Feb 1 High school senior Epiphanny Prince scores US girls national prep basketball record 113 points in Murry Bergtraum HS's 137-32 win over Brandeis HS; surpasses Cheryl Miller's 105
  • Feb 5 Super Bowl XL, Ford Field, Detroit, MI: Pittsburgh Steelers beat Seattle Seahawks, 21-10; MVP: Hines Ward, Pittsburgh, WR

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 9 Al Michaels joins NBC's "Sunday Night Football" broadcast with John Madden

Television Sportscaster Al Michaels
Television Sportscaster
Al Michaels
NFL Coach and Sportscaster John Madden
NFL Coach and Sportscaster
John Madden

OlympicsOlympic Games

Feb 10 XX Winter Olympic Games open in Turin, Italy, Luciano Pavarotti sings "Nessun dorma" in his last ever performance

Operatic Tenor Luciano Pavarotti
Operatic Tenor
Luciano Pavarotti
  • Feb 12 NFL Pro Bowl, Aloha Stadium, Honolulu, HI: NFC beats AFC, 23-17; MVP: Derrick Brooks, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, LB

Sport awardNBA All-Star Game

Feb 19 55th NBA All-Star Game, Toyota Centre, Houston, TX: East beats West, 122-120; MVP: LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers, F

Basketball Player LeBron James
Basketball Player
LeBron James
  • Feb 19 48th Daytona 500: Jimmie Johnson driving from Hendrick Motorsports wins 203 lap race; goes on to win his first championship
  • Feb 26 XX Winter Olympic Games close in Turin, Italy

Weddings in Sport

  • Feb 4 2004 Summer Olympics badminton player gold medalist Taufik Hidayat (24) weds Armi Dianti Gumelar at Hotel Mulia Senayan in Jakarta

Deaths in Sport

  • Feb 1 Dick Bass, American football player (b. 1937)
  • Feb 3 Lou Jones, American 4X400m relay runner (Olympic gold 1956), dies at 74
  • Feb 7 Shujauddin Butt, Pakistani cricketer (batted in 19 Tests for Pakistan 1954-62), dies at 75
  • Feb 10 Dick Harmon, American golf instructor (b. 1947)
  • Feb 11 Jackie Pallo, English professional wrestler, dies at 79
  • Feb 16 Ernie Stautner, German-American football player, dies at 80
  • Feb 20 Curt Gowdy, American sportscaster (ABC), dies at 86
  • Feb 21 Angelica Rozeanu, Romanian table tennis player (World Champ 1950-55), dies at 84
  • Feb 23 Telmo Zarraonaindía, Spanish footballer (b. 1921)
  • Feb 25 Charlie Wayman, English footballer (b. 1922)