AP Sportlight

Feb. 18

1924 — Theresa Weld Blanchard wins her sixth and final U.S. figure skating championship. Sherwin Badger wins his fifth straight and final men’s title.

1928 — At Moritz, Switzerland, 15-year-old Sonja Henie becomes the youngest Olympic figure skating champion.

1932 — Sonja Henie wins her sixth straight world figure skating title.

1951 — Arrest orders are given for three City College basketball players and two professional gamblers and two intermediaries in a game-fixing scandal that involves college teams across the country.

1961 — Bob Pettit of St. Louis scores a career-high 57 points in a 141-138 victory over the Detroit Pistons.

1973 — Richard Petty wins his fourth Daytona 500 for his 149th career Winston Cup/Grand National victory.

1978 — Fifteen competitors travel to Waikiki for the first Hawaiian Iron Man Triathlon. The event — a 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike race and 26.2-mile marathon — is won by Gordon Haller in 11 hours, 46 minutes.

1986 — San Antonio’s Alvin Robertson records the second quadruple-double in NBA history, with 20 points, 11 rebounds, 10 assists and 10 steals in the Spurs’ 120-114 win over Phoenix.

1990 — Dale Earnhardt blows a tire with one mile remaining in the Daytona 500, giving unheralded Derrike Cope the biggest upset in stock car racing history.

1994 — After numerous Olympic setbacks, American speedskater Dan Jansen breaks wins the 1,000-meter race at the Lillehammer Winter Games in a world record 1:12.43.

1995 — Utah guard John Stockton becomes the first NBA player with 10,000 assists in a 108-98 victory over the Boston Celtics.

2001 — Dale Earnhardt, the greatest stock car star of his era, is killed in a crash on the last turn of the last lap of the Daytona 500 as he tries to protect Michael Waltrip’s victory.

2006 — Shani Davis becomes the first black athlete to win an individual gold medal in the Winter Olympics, capturing a 1,000-meter speedskating race. Joey Cheek makes it a 1-2 American finish.

2010 — Figure skater Evan Lysacek becomes the first U.S. man to win the Olympic gold medal since Brian Boitano in 1988, shocking everyone with an upset of defending champion Evgeni Plushenko.

2012 — Shenneika Smith’s 3-pointer from the wing with 8 seconds left lifts St. John’s to a 57-56 win over No. 2 Connecticut, snapping the Huskies’ 99-game home court winning streak. It’s the Huskies’ first home loss to an unranked opponent in nearly 19 years.

2013 — Brittney Griner scores 25 points, including the 3,000th of her career, to help No. 1 Baylor rally past third-ranked Connecticut 76-70.

2018 — Christian Coleman breaks the world indoor record in the 60 meters in 6.34 seconds to win his first U.S. title in the final event of the USA Track & Field Indoor National Championships.