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Posted on: Friday, February 19, 2010

On this date: 1984 Phil and Steve Mahre first brothers to finish 1-2 in Olympic event


Associated Press

Feb. 19

1955 Bernie Geoffrion of the Montreal Canadiens scores five goals in a 10-2 victory over the New York Rangers.

1977 Rod Gilbert of the New York Rangers gets his 1,000th career point with a goal in a 5-2 loss to the New York Islanders.

1982 Atlanta's 127-122 four-overtime win over Seattle equals the fourth-longest game in NBA history and the second-longest since the institution of the 24-second clock.

1984 Phil and Steve Mahre of the United States become the first brothers to finish 1-2 in an Olympic event, the men's slalom, at the Winter Games in Sarajevo, Yugoslavia. The Soviet Union beats Czechoslovakia 2-0 to win the gold medal in hockey.

1984 Cale Yarborough sweeps into the lead two turns before the finish to win the Daytona 500. He becomes the second driver to win consecutive Daytona 500s; Richard Petty was the other.

1993 Wendel Suckow edges two-time world champion Georg Hackl of Germany by 0.106 seconds to capture the first world luge championship medal of any kind for the United States.

1994 Speedskater Bonnie Blair wins the fourth gold of her Olympic career with her third consecutive 500-meter victory.

1996 Charles Barkley of Phoenix becomes one of 10 NBA players with 20,000 points and 10,000 rebounds when he grabs 14 rebounds in a 98-94 victory over Vancouver.

2000 Vancouver's Mark Messier, who contributed two assists, collects the 2,000th point of his career in the Canucks' 3-1 victory over Ottawa. The 2,000 points includes the NHL playoffs and a brief stint in the defunct World Hockey Association, in which he had one goal and 10 assists.

2002 In Salt Lake City, bobsledders Jill Bakken and Vonetta Flowers give the United States 21 medals in the Winter Games. Flowers becomes the first black athlete in history to win a gold medal at the Winter Olympics.

2005 Lindsay Kennedy becomes the first woman to play in a Major Indoor Soccer League game. Kennedy, a St. Louis forward, participates in the final 76 seconds of Milwaukee's 7-3 win over the Steamers at Savvis Center.

2005 Schreiner ends its NCAA-record losing streak at 83 games, beating Sul Ross State 75-69 in women's basketball. It's the Division III Mountaineers' first win since Jan. 17, 2002, when they also beat Sul Ross.

2006 The East rallies from 21 points down for a 122-120 victory over the West in the NBA All-Star Game. Cleveland's LeBron James scores 29 points, making the 21-year-old star the youngest MVP in the game's history.

2006 Jimmie Johnson wins a two-lap shootout to claim the Daytona 500, capping a roller-coaster week that saw NASCAR kick his crew chief Chad Knaus out of competition for making an illegal modification to Johnson's car.