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Posted on: Friday, February 5, 2010

On this date: 2001 UCLA's Al Scates first men's volleyball coach to reach 1,000 wins


Associated Press

Feb. 5

1913 The New York State Athletic Commission bans boxing matches between fighters of different races.

1919 Charges against Cincinnati's Hal Chase of throwing games and betting against his team are dismissed by National League president John Heydler. Two weeks later, Chase is traded to the New York Giants.

1948 After landing the first double axel in Olympic competition, Dick Button becomes the first American to win the Olympic gold medal in figure skating. Gretchen Fraser becomes the first U.S. woman Olympic slalom champion.

1972 Bob Douglas is the first black elected to Basketball Hall of Fame. Known as "The Father of Black Professional Basketball," Douglas owned and coached the New York Renaissance from 1922 until 1949.

1976 Austrian Franz Klammer wins the Olympic gold medal in the downhill at Innsbruck, Austria. Bill Koch wins a silver in the 30-kilometer cross-country race to become the first American to win a medal in a Nordic event.

1990 Notre Dame bucks the College Football Association and becomes the first college to sell its home games to a major network, agreeing to a five-year contract with NBC beginning in 1991.

1991 Dave Taylor of the Los Angeles Kings has two assists in a 3-2 win over the Philadelphia Flyers to become the 29th player in NHL history with 1,000 points.

1994 Peter Bondra becomes the 10th player in NHL history to score four goals in one period, then adds another in the second period as the Washington Capitals beat Tampa Bay 6-3.

2001 Al Scates becomes the first men's volleyball coach to reach 1,000 wins as UCLA beat Pepperdine 3-1.

2003 Bob Knight wins his 800th game, becoming the fourth Division I men's coach to reach the mark in guiding Texas Tech past Nebraska 75-49.

2003 Bode Miller of the United States captures his first major title, winning the gold medal in the combined at the world championships in St. Moritz, Switzerland.

2004 Brian Joubert becomes the first Frenchman in 40 years to win the European men's figure skating title when he upsets world champion Evgeni Plushenko. Joubert also becomes the first non-Russian to win since 1996.

2005 Steve Young and Dan Marino are elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Senior committee nominees Benny Friedman and Fritz Pollard are also elected.

2006 Pittsburgh wins a record-tying fifth Super Bowl, but its first since 1980 with a 21-10 win over the Seattle Seahawks.

2006 South Korean teen Amy Yang becomes the first amateur to win a major women's professional golf tournament in Australia, beating American Catherine Cartwright in a playoff in the ANZ Australian Ladies.

2009 Tennessee's Pat Summitt becomes the first Division I basketball coach man or woman to win 1,000 career games after her Lady Vols beat Georgia 73-43.