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February 28
1940 College Basketball was televised for the first time. Station W2XBS transmitted a basketball doubleheader from Madison Square Garden. Pittsburgh played Fordham and New York University competed against Georgetown.
1971 Golfer Jack Nicklaus won his first PGA Championship.
1988 Take A Look won the Toronto Series Pace Final in 1:55.3 at Greenwood Raceway in Toronto.
1999 WTA teenagers Serena and Venus Williams became the first sisters to win singles titles on the same day when Venus won the IGA Superthrift Tennis Classic hours after Serena's victory at the Open Gaz de France.
2000 New York Yankees OF Darryl Strawberry was suspended for one year, effective immediately, for violating baseball's drug policy.
2002 Football announcer John Madden signed a 4-year, $20 million deal with ABC Sports and Monday Night Football.
2002 Pittsburgh Penguins Mario Lemieux announced he would miss the remainder of the season due to nagging injuries.
2008 Major League Soccer awarded Philadelphia an expansion team that will begin play in 2010.
2009 The Kansas City Chiefs acquired QB Matt Cassel and LB Mike Vrabel from the New England Patriots in exchange for a second-round draft pick.
2009 The Denver Broncos signed DB Brian Dawkins to a five-year contract.
2009 The Detroit Lions traded QB Jon Kitna to the Dallas Cowboys in exchange for CB Anthony Henry.
2010 At the Winter Olympics, Sidney Crosby scored 7:40 into overtime as Canada took home the gold medal with a 3-2 win over the United States in men's hockey.
2010 The Winter Olympics in Vancouver had their closing ceremonies.
2011 The Washington Redskins released running back Clinton Portis.
2012 The San Francisco 49ers re-signed LB Ahmad Brooks to a six-year contract.
2013 Scott Milanovich of the 2012 Grey Cup champion Toronto Argonauts was selected as the CFL's Coach of the Year.
2014 The Baltimore Ravens re-signed TE Dennis Pitta to a five-year contract.
2014 The New York Rangers signed defenseman Dan Girardi to a six-year contract extension worth $33 million.
Birthdays Mario Andretti (1940) - auto racer; Bubba Smith (1945) - NFL player; Dean Smith (1931) - college basketball coach; Eric Lindros (1973) - NHL player.
As of February 27, 2015, at 06:00 PM ET

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