Feb. 16

1961 — Elgin Baylor of Los Angeles scores 57 points to lead the Lakers over the Detroit Pistons 129-106.

1969 — Alex Delvecchio of the Detroit Red Wings gets his 1,000th point with an assist in a 6-3 victory over the Los Angeles Kings.

1972 — Wilt Chamberlain of the Los Angeles Lakers becomes the first player in NBA history to reach the 30,000-point mark during a 110-109 loss to the Phoenix Suns.

1992 — Martina Navratilova becomes the career singles titles leader by beating Jana Novotna in the final of the Virginia Slims of Chicago. Navratilova, with her 158th career singles championship, passes Chris Evert, who retired in 1989.

1992 — Chicago's Michel Goulet becomes the 17th NHL player to score 500 goals, getting one in the first period of the Blackhawks' 5-5 tie with Calgary.

1997 — Jeff Gordon, 25, becomes the youngest winner of the Daytona 500 after Dale Earnhardt crashes 12 laps from the end to prolong his Daytona 500 jinx.

2005 — The NHL becomes the first time a major pro sports league in North America loses an entire season to a labor dispute.

2017 — Lowell Bailey upsets the pre-race favorites in the men's individual competition to become the first American biathlete to win gold at the world championships. Bailey edges Ondrej Moravec of the Czech Republic and three-time world champion Martin Fourcade of France.

2019 — Campbell's Chris Clemons becomes the ninth player in Division-I men's basketball to reach the 3,000-point mark for his career. Clemons finished with a game-high 28 points in a 76-71 loss to Presbyterian.

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