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February 11, 2013
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1958 Boston's Bill Russell scored 18 points and grabbed 41 rebounds to lead the Celtics to a 119-101 win over Syracuse.
1968 France's Jean Claude Killy won the gold medal in Giant Slalom in Grenoble, his 2nd gold medal in the Alpine triple crown.
1972 The Soviet hockey team defeated Czechoslovakia to win the gold medal at the Winter Olympics. Team USA was awarded the silver because it had beaten and tied Czechoslovakia in earlier competition.
1979 Jurgy Hanover won the Su Mac Lad free-for-all trot in 2:03.1 at the Meadowlands.
1993 The NHL's San Jose Sharks lost their 17th straight game, which tied a league record.
1994 Loy Allen Jr. became the first rookie to win the pole in the Daytona 500.
1999 Four-time NBA All-Star Mark Price announced his retirement from basketball after 12 seasons.
2000 Former Dallas Cowboys coach Tom Landry passed away after a battle with leukemia. He was 75.
2005 The Minnesota Timberwolves fired head coach Flip Saunders.
2006 Shaun White won the gold and Danny Kass again took silver, as Americans captured two of the three medals in the men's halfpipe at the 2006 Winter Olympics.
2006 Neil Rackers connected on three field goals, including a 22-yarder midway through the fourth quarter that gave his squad the lead and the NFC went on to a 23-17 win over the AFC in the NFL Pro Bowl at Aloha Stadium.
2007 The San Diego Chargers fired head coach Marty Schottenheimer.
2007 The Tennessee Titans named Mike Reinfeldt their new general manager.
2009 The Denver Broncos named Brian Xanders their new general manager.
2010 NFL owners unanimously voted to extend the contract of commissioner Roger Goodell through the 2015 season.
2010 Two-time American League MVP Frank Thomas announced his retirement.
2010 Georgian slider Nodar Kumaritashvili died following a violent crash during a training run for the men's luge singles at the Vancouver Olympics.
2010 The Winter Olympics had their opening ceremony in Vancouver. Wayne Gretzky, Steve Nash, LeMay Doan and Nancy Greene each touched a pillar, which ignited the indoor cauldron. Gretzky then carried the official flame out of BC Place to light the outdoor cauldron.

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