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February 25, 2014
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February 25
1940 The first telecast of an American hockey game was transmitted over station W2XBS in New York City. The viewing audience watched the New York Rangers battle the Montreal Canadiens at Madison Square Garden.
1951 The first ever Pan American Games took place at Buenos Aires, Argentina.
1961 In college basketball, Niagara defeated St. Bonaventure and ended its 99-game home winning streak.
1964 Cassius Clay defeated Sonny Liston and became the heavyweight boxing champion of the world.
1987 Southern Methodist University football team received the "death penalty". The team was suspended for the 1987 season after investigations revealed that players received $61,000 from boosters.
1989 Dallas Cowboys coach Tom Landry was fired. He coached the Cowboys for 29 years.
1991 Bruce McNall, John Candy and Wayne Gretzky purchased the CFL's Toronto Argonauts.
1994 Yankees shortstop Phil Rizzuto was elected to the baseball Hall of Fame.
2001 The Continental Basketball Association filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy.
2004 New York Rangers president and general manager Glen Sather stepped down as the team's head coach.
2005 The Carolina Panthers released All-Pro wide receiver Muhsin Muhammad.
2006 Clara Hughes of Canada captured the gold medal in women's 5,000-meter speedskating at the Winter Olympics.
2009 Connecticut basketball coach Jim Calhoun won his 800th career game.
2009 The New York Giants re-signed running back Brandon Jacobs to a four-year contract.
2010 At the Winter Olympics in Vancouver, Bill Demong won gold and Johnny Spillane captured silver as the surprising U.S. nordic combined team picked up two more medals in the men's 10-kilometer large hill event.
2010 The Canadian Women won the gold medal in ice hockey beating Team USA, 2-0.
2010 South Korea's Kim Yu-Na claimed gold in women's figure skating, winning the event easily with a world record score in the free skate.

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