Tuesday, February 12, 2013 8:21 am
By The Associated Press
1923 - The New York Renaissance, the first all-black pro basketball team, is organized. Rens become one of the dominant basketball team of the 1920s and 1930s.
1937 - Maribel Vinson wins her ninth and final U.S. figure skating singles championship. Robin Lee wins his third straight men's title.
1937 - The NFL Redskins move from Boston to Washington.
1948 - Dick Button, the Olympic gold medalist, beats Hans Gerschwiler again to win the men's World Figure Skating championship in Davos, Switzerland.
1954 - Furman's Frank Selvey scores 100 points in a 149-95 victory over Newberry. Selvey breaks the record of 73 points, set by Temple's Bill Mlkvy in 1951, with 41 field goals and 18 free throws.
1973 - Frank Mahovlich of the Montreal Canadiens scores his 1,000th career point with an assist in a 7-6 loss to the Philadelphia Flyers.
1977 - Julius Erving, playing in his first NBA All-Star Game, is voted MVP, despite his East team losing 125-124. Erving scores 30 points and grabs 12 rebounds.
1990 - Bryan Trottier of the New York Islanders becomes the 15th player in NHL history to reach the 500-goal mark, scoring in the second period of a 4-2 loss to the Calgary Flames.
1994 - Tommy Moe wins the men's downhill over local hero Kjetil Andre Aamodt at the Winter Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway. Moe won by .04 seconds, the closest Alpine race in Olympic history. Norwegian speed skater Johann Olav Koss has a world record-setting gold medal performance in the 5,000 meters in 6 minutes, 34.96 seconds.
1994 - Chicago's Scottie Pippen scores a game-high 29 points to lift the East to a 127-118 win over the West at the 44th annual NBA All-Star Game in Minnesota. Pippen captures MVP honors for his performance.
1995 - Connecticut is voted No. 1 in The Associated Press Top 25 and joins the school's women's team at the top. It is the first time teams from one school were ranked No. 1 in the men's and women's college basketball polls.
1999 - Steve Jaros rolls the 13th televised 300 game in PBA history en route to winning the Chattanooga Open.
2000 - In St. Anton, Austria, Fritz Strobl and Werner Franz finish with identical times of 1 minute, 20.72 seconds to win an icy and treacherous super-G, the second tie in World Cup history.
2003 - Teresa Phillips becomes the first woman to coach a men's Division I team, but her presence couldn't stop Tennessee State from losing for the 17th straight time, 71-56 at Austin Peay.
2006 - Tatiana Totmianina and Maxim Marinin finish their careers in grand fashion, winning the Olympic gold medal in pairs figure skating and extending Russia's four-decade dominance of the event.
2010 - Hannah Kearney wins the women's moguls for first U.S. gold medal in the Olympic Games held in Vancouver, British Columbia. Apolo Anton Ohno wins a silver medal in the short-track 1,500-meter speedskating final, to tie Bonnie Blair as the most decorated U.S. Winter Olympian.
2011 - Washington snaps its 25-game road winless streak with a 115-100 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers, who reverted to their losing ways one game after ending their record skid. The Wizards open a 25-point lead in the third quarter and survived a Cleveland comeback to get their first road win since April 9.