On this date: 1980 — Miracle on ice: U.S. Olympic hockey team stuns Soviet Union, 4-3
1919 — The first dog racetrack to use an imitation rabbit opens in Emeryville, Calif.
1936 — Figure skater Sonja Henie wins her 10th straight world championship.
1959 — Lee Petty, driving an Oldsmobile, wins the first Daytona 500.
1969 — Barbara Jo Rubin becomes the first female jockey to win a race at an American thoroughbred track when she rides Cohesian to a neck victory over Reely Beeg in the ninth race at Charles Town in West Virginia.
1980 — The United States Olympic hockey team stuns the Soviet Union with a 4-3 victory in the medal round of the Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, N.Y. Captain Mike Eruzione scores the game-winning goal midway through the final period.
1981 — Rookies Peter and Anton Stastny each score eight points as the Quebec Nordiques beat the Washington Capitals 11-7. Peter has four goals and four assists, and Aaron has three goals and five assists.
1988 — Hersey Hawkins scores 63 points as Bradley beats Detroit 122-107. Archie Tullos scores 49 points for the Titans.
1988 — Speedskater Bonnie Blair wins America's second gold medal at the Winter Olympics in world-record time, beating Christa Rothenburger of East Germany by 0.02 seconds in the 500 meters.
1990 — Lionel Simmons scores 27 points to move into fourth place of the NCAA Division I scoring list at 3,024 and becomes the fifth player to score 3,000 points as the Explorers beat Manhattan 100-60.
1993 — Glenn Anderson becomes the 36th NHL player with 1,000 points, picking up a goal and two assists to help the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Vancouver Canucks 8-1.
1998 — Bjorn Dahlie, the Norwegian cross-country skiing great, extends his Winter Olympics record by picking up his 12th medal, and record eighth gold, in the last race of Nagano — the 50 kilometers.
2006 — Tiger Woods wins the first nine holes — seven of them with birdies — to close out Stephen Ames as early as mathematically possible, 9 and 8, during the first round of the Match Play Championship.
2006 — Gene Bess becomes the first college basketball coach to win 1,000 games when Three Rivers Community College beats Forest Park 77-60.
2007 — Dallas beats Miami 112-100 for its 10th straight victory. The Mavericks, having won 31 of 33, are the fourth team in NBA history to have three winning streaks of at least 10 games in a season.
2008 — Lindsey Vonn clinches the World Cup downhill title, becoming the first American woman to claim the crown since Picabo Street in 1996. Nadia Styger of Switzerland wins the race at Whistler, British Columbia, with Vonn finishing 0.01 behind.
2008 — The Indy Racing League and the Champ Car World Series sign a deal to unify the two American open-wheel circuits, bringing them under the umbrella of the IRL.
2008 — Colorado and Phoenix embark on the longest shootout in the history of both teams, going 12 rounds before the Avalanche escape with a 3-2 win. Each team scores twice in the shootout before Cody McLeod converts his attempt for the win.
2009 — Portland's Steve Blake ties the NBA record for assists in a quarter when he hands out 14 during the first period in the Blazers' 116-87 win over the Los Angeles Clippers. Blake finishes with 17 assists, one shy of his career high.