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Posted on: Friday, February 12, 2010

On this date: 2005 76ers' Allen Iverson scores a career-high 60 points


Associated Press

Feb. 12

1937 Cleveland is granted an NFL franchise. The Rams play in Cleveland for nine years before moving to Los Angeles. After the 1994 season, the Rams move to St. Louis.

1958 Boston's Bill Russell scores 18 points and grabs 41 rebounds to lead the Celtics to a 119-101 victory over the Syracuse Nationals.

1968 Jean-Claude Killy of France wins the men's giant slalom in the Winter Olympics at Grenoble, his second gold medal en route to the Alpine triple crown.

1972 The Soviet Union ice hockey team wins the gold medal with a 5-2 victory over Czechoslovakia at the Winter Olympics. The United States is awarded the silver because it had beaten and tied Czechoslovakia.

1993 The San Jose Sharks tie an NHL record by losing 17 straight games, the latest a 6-0 defeat by the Edmonton Oilers.

1994 Loy Allen Jr. becomes the first Winston Cup rookie to win a pole in the Daytona 500. Allen is 0.031 seconds quicker than six-time NASCAR Winston Cup champion Dale Earnhardt.

1997 Morocco's Hicham el Guerrouj breaks indoor track's oldest record, winning the mile in 3 minutes, 48.45 at the Flanders meet held in Ghent, Belgium. Ireland's Eamonn Coghlan ran 3:49.78 in 1983 in New York.

2005 Yelena Isinbayeva of Russia sets a world record in the indoor pole vault, clearing 15 feet, 11 inches at the "Pole Vault Stars" event in Kiev, Ukraine. Isinbayeva breaks the mark of 15-11 she set last year at the world indoor championships in Budapest.

2005 Allen Iverson scores 60 points, a career high, to lead the Philadelphia 76ers to a 112-99 victory over the Orlando Magic.

2007 Duke, saddled by its first four-game losing skid in 11 years, falls out of The Associated Press poll for the first time since the end of the 1995-96 season. The Blue Devils had been in the media poll for 200 straight weeks the second longest streak behind UCLA's record 221 weeks.