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Posted on: Thursday, February 11, 2010

On this date: 1990 Mike Tyson loses for the first time when Buster Douglas KOs him


Associated Press

Feb. 11

1878 The Boston Bicycle Club, the first bicycle club in the United States, is formed

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1949 Willie Pep becomes the first boxer in the history of the 126-pound class to regain a lost championship, earning a 15-round unanimous decision over Sandy Saddler at Madison Square Garden.

1957 The NHL Players Association is formed and Ted Lindsay of the Detroit Red Wings is elected president.

1971 Montreal's Jean Beliveau scores his 500th goal in the Canadiens' 6-2 victory over the Minnesota North Stars.

1990 Mike Tyson loses for the first time when James "Buster" Douglas knocks him out in the 10th round and captures the heavyweight championship in one of the biggest upsets in boxing history.

1990 Michael Jordan and Charles Barkley score 17 points each to help the East beat the West 130-113 in the 40th NBA All-Star game. Magic Johnson, the game's high-scorer with 22 points, is voted MVP.

1992 Anfissa Reztsova wins the women's 7.5-kilometer biathlon event to become the first woman to get gold medals in two different Winter Olympic sports. She skied the final 5-kilometer leg on the Soviet Union's winning 20K cross-country relay team in the 1988 Olympics.

2000 In the first period of a 2-2 tie between Pittsburgh and Edmonton, Martin Straka of the Penguins scores twice in seven seconds. The NHL record for quickest goals is five seconds.

2001 Allen Iverson and Stephon Marbury lead an improbable comeback to give the Eastern Conference a thrilling 111-110 NBA All-Star victory. Iverson scores 15 of his 25 points in the final nine minutes, and Marbury hits two 3-pointers in the final 53 seconds to help the East come back from a 21-point deficit.

2007 The Boston Celtics lose their franchise-record 18th straight game. Ricky Davis' jumper from the corner with 0.2 seconds remaining lifts the Minnesota Timberwolves to a 109-107 victory.

2007 Anja Paerson captures the downhill, becoming the first skier to win gold medals in all five disciplines at the world championships. Paerson, who also won the super-G and combined titles earlier in the week, won gold medals in the giant slalom at the last two worlds and one in the slalom in 2001.