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Posted on: Tuesday, February 9, 2010

On this date: 1997 Michael Jordan has first triple-double in NBA All-Star game history


Associated Press

Feb. 9

1912 The U.S. Tennis Association amends the rules for the men's singles championship play. The defending champion is required to play through the tournament instead of waiting for the tournament to produce a challenger.

1940 Joe Louis beats Arturo Godoy with a split decision to defend his world heavyweight title at Madison Square Garden.

1988 Mario Lemieux of the Pittsburgh Penguins scores a record six points three goals and three assists to lead the Wales Conference to a 6-5 victory over the Campbell Conference in the NHL All-Star game.

1991 Terry Norris knocks down Sugar Ray Leonard twice and beats him up over 12 rounds in Leonard's Madison Square Garden debut and final fight. Norris wins a unanimous decision.

1992 Mike Gartner ties an NHL record by reaching the 30-goal mark for the 13th straight season when he scores in the first period of the New York Rangers' 5-5 tie with Detroit. Gartner joins Bobby Hull and Phil Esposito as the only NHL players to accomplish the feat.

1997 Glen Rice breaks two scoring records in an MVP performance and Michael Jordan has the first triple-double in NBA All-Star game history. The East rallies to beat the West 132-120. Rice, who finishes with 26 points, sets records with 20 in the third quarter and 24 in the second half.

2002 Oakland's Rich Gannon leads the AFC to a 38-30 victory over the NFC to win the player of the game award in the Pro Bowl for the second consecutive year.

2003 Kevin Garnett, the MVP, scores nine of his 37 points in the second overtime to help the West beat the East 155-145 in the first double-overtime game in NBA All-Star history.

2008 Ron Wilson becomes the 11th coach in NHL history to reach 500 career victories when San Jose edges Nashville 4-3.

2009 Lindsey Vonn wins the downhill for her second gold at the World Championships in Val d'Isere, France. Vonn becomes the second American woman to win two golds at a worlds. Andrea Mead Lawrence won the slalom and giant slalom at the 1952 Oslo Olympics, which doubled as the worlds.