Today in Sports - Wayne Gretzky scores his 153rd point of season, breaking NHL record

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Today in Sports - Wayne Gretzky scores his 153rd point of season, breaking NHL record

Feb. 12

1937 - Cleveland is granted an NFL franchise. The Rams play in Cleveland for nine years before moving to Los Angeles. After the 1994 season, the Rams move to St. Louis.

1947 - Boston's Bill Cowley becomes the NHL all-time scoring leader when he scores a goal and an assist for the Bruins in a 10-1 win over the New York Rangers. Cowley's 529 points is one more than Syd Howe, who retired one year earlier.

1958 - Boston's Bill Russell scores 18 points and grabs 41 rebounds to lead the Celtics to a 119-101 victory over the Syracuse Nationals.

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1968 - Jean-Claude Killy of France wins the men's giant slalom in the Winter Olympics at Grenoble, his second gold medal en route to the Alpine triple crown.

1972 - The Soviet Union ice hockey team wins the gold medal with a 5-2 victory over Czechoslovakia at the Winter Olympics. The United States is awarded the silver because it had beaten and tied Czechoslovakia.

1982 - Wayne Gretzky scores 153rd point of season, breaking NHL record.

1985 - Pittsburgh's Mario Lemieux becomes the first rookie to be named most valuable player at the NHL All-Star game. The 19-year-old center scores two goals, including the game-winner, and has an assist to lead the Wales Conference to a 6-4 win over the Campbell Conference.

1989 - The largest crowd (44,735) in NBA All-Star Game history turns out at the Houston Astrodome to watch the West beat the East 143-134. Utah's Karl Malone win MVP honors after scoring a team-high 28 points.

1993 - The San Jose Sharks tie an NHL record by losing 17 straight games, the latest a 6-0 defeat by the Edmonton Oilers.

1994 - Loy Allen Jr. becomes the first Winston Cup rookie to win a pole in the Daytona 500. Allen is .031 seconds quicker than six-time NASCAR Winston Cup champion Dale Earnhardt.

1995 - Sacramento's Mitch Richmond scores a game-high 22 points and wins MVP honors in leading the West to a 139-112 triumph over the East in the NBA All-Star Game at America West Arena in Phoenix.

1997 - Morocco's Hicham el Guerrouj breaks indoor track's oldest record, winning the mile in 3 minutes, 48.45 at the Flanders meet held in Ghent, Belgium. Ireland's Eamonn Coghlan ran 3:49.78 in 1983 in New York.

2005 - Allen Iverson scores 60 points, a career high, to lead the Philadelphia 76ers to a 112-99 victory over the Orlando Magic.

2007 - Duke, saddled by its first four-game losing skid in 11 years, falls out of The Associated Press men's poll for the first time since the end of the 1995-96 season. The Blue Devils had been in the media poll for 200 straight weeks - the second longest streak behind UCLA's record 221 weeks.

2014 - Tina Maze of Slovenia and Dominique Gisin of Switzerland tie for gold in the Olympic women's downhill. Both speed down the Rosa Khutor course in 1:41.57 seconds for the first gold-medal tie in Olympic alpine skiing history.

2018 - Virginia is ranked No. 1 in the Associated Press men's basketball poll for first time since 1982, when Terry Holland was the coach and Ralph Sampson was the Cavaliers' star player.

2018 - Dutch speed skater Ireen Wust becomes first Winter Olympian to win an individual gold medal in 4 straight Games with victory in the 1,500m at Pyeongchang; first speed skater to win 10 Olympic medals.

2023 - Super Bowl LVII, State Farm Stadium, Glendale, Arizona: Kansas City Chiefs beat Philadelphia Eagles, 38-35; MVP: Patrick Mahomes, KC, QB.

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