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February 26, 2013
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February 26
1935 Babe Ruth was released by the New York Yankees and signed by the Boston Braves.
1960 American Dave Jenkins won the gold medal in the men's figure skating at Winter Olympics in Squaw Valley, California.
1962 Philadelphia Warriors center Wilt Chamberlain scored 67 points against the Knicks.
1968 Thirty-two African nations agreed to boycott the Olympics because of the presence of South Africa.
1978 Nancy Lopez won LPGA Bent Tree Golf Classic.
1981 The Boston Bruins and Minnesota North Stars set an NHL record with 84 penalties, totaling 406 minutes. Twelve players were ejected.
1988 The Soviet Union defeated Canada to win the men's ice hockey gold medal in the Olympic Games in Calgary.
1991 Ex-Yankee Tony Lazzeri was elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame by the Veterans Committee.
1992 Red Sox owner Jean Yawkey died of a stroke at the age of 83.
1994 At the Winter Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway. Vreni Schneider from Switzerland won the slalom for her fifth gold medal of her career, the most of any woman in Alpine Olympic history.
2000 Die Lute, driven by George Brennan, won the Aquarius Pace Final in a stakes-record 1:50.2 at The Meadowlands in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
2003 The Pittsburgh Steelers released quarterback Kordell Stewart.
2003 The Chicago Bears released quarterback Jim Miller.
2003 The Hall of Fame's Veterans Committee did not elect any new members to Cooperstown.
2003 The Duke Blue Devils won their 1700th career basketball game. They defeated Georgia Tech, 77-58.
2003 The Washington Redskins released RB Stephen Davis.
2005 Syracuse basketball coach Jim Boeheim won his 700th career game.
2006 Sweden captured the gold medal in men's hockey defeating Finland, 3-2.
2006 The 2006 Winter Olympic Games came to an end, as the closing ceremony at Stadio Olimpico in Torino capped 16 days of competition among over 2,500 athletes from around the globe.
2008 Houston Rockets C Yao Ming would miss the rest of the season with a stress fracture in his left foot.
2009 In just his second round since returning to the PGA Tour, Tiger Woods was eliminated by Tim Clark 4&2 in WGC World Match Play tournament.
2010 The NCAA announced that Frisco, Texas has been selected as the new host site for the FCS Championship Game for the next three years, beginning with the 2010 season.
2010 Apolo Anton Ohno extended his American record by winning his eighth Winter Olympics medal, a bronze in the men's 5,000-meter short track relay, his last race in Vancouver.
2010 Chinese short track skater Wang Meng won the women's 1,000 meters for her third gold medal of the Vancouver Olympics, while American Katherine Reutter picked up the silver.
2010 Germany's Maria Riesch won the women's slalom, giving her a second gold medal at the Vancouver Olympics.
2010 Sweden won its second straight Olympic gold medal in women's curling, posting a 7-6 comeback win over Canada.
2012 Kevin Durant had 36 points in an MVP effort, Kobe Bryant set the all-time NBA All-Star Game scoring record and the West held off a furious rally for the second straight year to beat the East, 152-149.
2012 Pete Weber became the most successful bowler in U.S Open history, winning the most challenging major title in bowling for a record fifth time.

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