Events in Sport on February 25

  • 1904 Stanley Cup: Ottawa Silver 7 sweep Toronto Marlboroughs in 2 games
  • 1924 Marie Boyd scores 156 points in Maryland HS basketball game (163-3)
  • 1925 US Men's Figure Skating championship won by Nathaniel Niles
  • 1930 Brilliant West Indian cricket batsman George Headley completes twin tons (114 & 112) in 3rd Test win against England at Georgetown, British Guiana
  • 1933 Major NFL rule changes (hash mark 10 yds in, posts on goal line)
  • 1933 New York industrialist Thomas Yawkey purchases Boston Red Sox for $1.25 million
  • 1941 Boston Bruins set NHL record of 23-game unbeaten streak (15-0-8)
  • 1952 VI Winter Olympic Games close at Oslo, Norway
  • 1957 US Supreme Court decides 6-3, baseball is only antitrust exempt pro sport
  • 1961 Niagara ends St Bonaventura's 99-game home basketball win streak
  • 1962 Mike O'Hara completes record 97th marathon

Sports History

1962 Philadelphia center Wilt Chamberlain scores 67 points against NY Knicks at Philadelphia Civic Center for the second successive year; Warriors lose 149-135

Boxing Title Fight

1964 Muhammad Ali [Cassius Clay] wins his first world heavyweight boxing title when Sonny Liston fails to come out for round 7 at the Convention Center, Miami Beach

  • 1968 10th Daytona 500: Cale Yarborough driving for Wood Brothers Racing wins by less than a second from LeeRoy Yarbrough; grid set exclusively by qualifying times
  • 1969 Pension plan for baseball is agreed to

Sports History

1972 Lopsided MLB trade - St. Louis Cardinals trade pitcher Steve Carlton to Philadelphia Phillies for pitcher Rick Wise; both players were involved in salary disputes with their teams

  • 1974 Veronica & Colin Scargill (England) begin tandem bicycle ride a record 18,020 miles around the world, completed on August 27, 1975

NBA Record

1977 New Orleans' Pete Maravich sets NBA record for a guard with 68 pts

Sports History

1978 England cricket all-rounder Ian Botham scores first Test century, 103 v New Zealand in Christchurch

  • 1981 Exec Board of Baseball Players' Association votes unanimously to strike on May 29 if the issue of free-agent compensation remains unresolved
  • 1981 NHL most penalized game; Bruins vs Northstars, 84 penalties (392 mins)
  • 1981 NY Islanders give up their most goals (11) vs Calgary Flames
  • 1989 Javed Miandad scores 271 v NZ at Eden Park

Boxing Title Fight

1989 Mike Tyson TKOs Frank Bruno in 5 for heavyweight boxing title

  • 1990 Australia beat Pakistan 2-0 to win cricket's World Series Cup
  • 1991 Andrew Jones scores twin Test Cricket tons v Sri Lanka (122 & 100*)

Sports History

1991 Bruce McNall, Wayne Gretzky and John Candy buy CFL's Toronto Argonauts

  • 1993 Florida Marlins introduce their mascot "Billy"

Hall of Fame

1994 New York Yankees shortstop Phil Rizzuto is elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

  • 1995 British super middleweight Nigel Benn puts opponent Gerard McClellan in hospital
  • 2018 2-man bobsleigh champions Francesco Friedrich and Thorsten Margis of Germany win their 2nd gold medals of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics as part of the German 4-man team
  • 2018 Norwegian cross-country skier Marit Bjørgen wins gold in women's 30k at Pyeongchang Winter Olympics; brings her total Games medal haul to 15, most won by any athlete in Winter Games history
  • 2018 Russian national team, competing under the name of Olympic Athletes from Russia (OAR), wins Olympic ice hockey gold medal in Pyeongchang; beat Germany, 4-3 in overtime in the final
  • 2018 Winter Olympics: Marit Bjoergen (Norway) becomes the most successful winter athlete of all time (15 medals) with gold in the 30k cross country
  • 2018 XXIII Winter Olympic Games close in Pyeongchang, Korea; Norway wins a record 39 medals, 14 gold
  • 2019 James Harden's scoring streak of games with at least 30 points ends at 32 as he scores 28 in the Rockets' 119-111 win over Atlanta in Houston; 2nd longest mark in NBA history