AP Sportlight

February 29, 2020 GMT

Feb. 29

1964 — Cincinnati teammates Jerry Lucas and Oscar Robertson combine for a rare 40-40 performance as the Royals defeat the host Philadelphia 76ers 117-114. Rookie of the Year Lucas collects a team-record 40 rebounds and league MVP Robertson tallies 43 points.

1976 — Boston goalie Gilles Gilbert extends his NHL-record winning streak to 17 games, with a 5-3 victory over Vancouver at the Boston Garden.

1980 — Hartford’s Gordie Howe scores his 800th NHL goal to help the Whalers beat St. Louis 3-0.

1992 — Ray Bourque has a goal and two assists to give him 1,000 career points in the Bruins’ 5-5 tie against Washington. He becomes the third NHL defenseman to score 1,000 points.


1996 — The Dallas Mavericks set NBA records for 3-pointers in a game with 18 and in a half with 12 during a 137-120 victory over Denver.

2000 — Sparky Anderson, the only manager to win World Series titles in both leagues, is elected into the Hall of Fame by the veterans committee.

2004 — Tiger Woods roars past Davis Love III with key putts to win the Match Play Championship for the second straight year, 3 and 2. Woods won for the 40th time on the PGA Tour in his 149th start, the quickest anyone has reached that milestone. Jack Nicklaus played 221 events before he won his 40th tournament.

2012 — In Genoa, Italy, the United States beats Italy in soccer for the first time in 11 games over 78 years, taking a 1-0 exhibition victory on Clint Dempsey’s goal in the 55th minute.