On this date: 1935 — Babe Ruth released by Yankees, signed by Boston Braves
1935 — Babe Ruth is released by the New York Yankees and signed by the Boston Braves.
1960 — Dave Jenkins of the United States wins the figure skating gold medal at the Winter Olympics in Squaw Valley, Calif.
1962 — Philadelphia Warriors center Wilt Chamberlain scores 67 points in a 149-135 win over the New York Knicks.
1968 — Thirty-two African nations agree to boycott the Olympics because of the presence of South Africa.
1981 — The Boston Bruins beat the Minnesota North Stars 5-1 in a game marred by fights. The teams set an NHL record with 84 penalties worth 392 minutes, and 12 players are ejected.
1987 — Michael Jordan scores 58 points, the most by a Chicago player in a regular-season game, to lead the Bulls over the New Jersey Nets 128-113.
1994 — In Lillehammer, Norway, Vreni Schneider of Switzerland wins the slalom for the fifth medal of her career, the most of any woman in Alpine Olympic history.
2005 — Jim Boeheim notches his 700th victory when Syracuse, led by Hakim Warrick's career-high 36 points, overwhelms Providence for a 91-66 victory.
2006 — Sweden beats Finland 3-2 to win the Olympic men's hockey gold. Germany leaves Turin with the most overall medals with 29, 11 of them gold, while the Americans win 25 medals overall, including nine gold.
2007 — Roger Federer reaches a new milestone, breaking Jimmy Connors' 30-year-old mark with his 161st week at the top of the ATP rankings. Connors set his record from July 1974 to August 1977. The ATP rankings began on Aug. 23, 1973. Federer took the No. 1 spot on Feb. 2, 2004.
2007 — Shaquille O'Neal passes the 25,000-point mark for his career midway through the first quarter of Miami's 99-93 loss to New York. O'Neal is the seventh player to reach 25,000 points and 10,000 rebounds.
2008 — Edmonton records its NHL-record 13th shootout win of the season with a 4-3 victory over Detroit. The mark was previously held by Dallas, which went 12-1 in 2005-06.