Events in Sport on February 24

  • 1917 Red Sox sell Smokey Joe Wood, his arm dead at 26, to Cleve for $15,000

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1952 Betty MacKinnon and Sam Snead win the LPGA Orlando Mixed Golf Tournament

Golfer Sam Snead
Sam Snead
  • 1960 US beats Germany in Olympic hockey finals round, 9-1
  • 1960 2nd Daytona 500: Junior Johnson wins (124.74 MPH)
  • 1963 5th Daytona 500: Tiny Lund wins (151.566 MPH)
  • 1968 Gary Unger begins NHL consecutive game record of 914 games
  • 1974 Atje Keulen-Deelstra becomes world champ all-round skater
  • 1978 Kevin Porter, NJ, sets NBA record with 29 assists in a game
  • 1980 Rangers score 5 power-play goals against Islanders
  • 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

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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
  • 1989 Panamanian boxing legend Roberto Durán wins 4th world title in different weight divisions when he beats Iran Barkley in a 12 round split decision in Atlantic City; 37 year old Durán wins WBC middleweight title
  • 1991 End of World League of American Football's (WLAF) 1st draft
  • 1994 Scoreboard is unveiled at new Cleveland Indians' park (Jacobs Field)

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1996 Meg Mallon wins LPGA Cup o' Noodles Hawaiian Ladies Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Meg Mallon
LPGA Golfer
Meg Mallon
  • 1998 NHL resumes season since Feb 8th to accommodate the Olympics
  • 2002 Canada defeats the United States 5-2 to win the men's ice hockey Olympic Gold Medal
  • 2002 IXX Winter Olympic Games close in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States

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2010 Sachin Tendulkar scores the first double century in One Day International cricket

Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar
Sachin Tendulkar
  • 2013 55th Daytona 500: Jimmie Johnson wins (159.25 MPH)
  • 2018 Winter Olympics: Ester Ledecka (Czech Rep) wins unprecedented gold medals in different sports (snowboard parallel giant slalom and earlier skiing's Super-G)