Back in Time: February 12
Wayne Gretzky ties an NHL record when he scores his 153rd point of season. Also on this date in 1989, Gretzky records his 45th career hat trick, another NHL record.
During the NBA's All-Star weekend, Minnesota rookie Isaiah Rider takes first place in the Slam Dunk Contest while Mark Price wins his second straight three-point shootout.
Bonnie Blair sets a new speed skating record in the 500 meters (38.69 sec).
In a 131-100 victory over Boston, Phoenix's Kevin Johnson records two steals to reach the milestone of 1,000 career steals.
Chan Gailey and Jerry Jones
The Dallas Cowboys sign Chan Gailey to be the fourth head coach in franchise history.
At NBA All-Star Saturday in Oakland, Vince Carter wows the crowd and edges out Steve Francis and Tracy McGrady to win the Slam Dunk Contest.
Born on this Day
Dominic DiMaggio (1918) <br>Bill Russell (1934, pictured) <br>Larry Nance (1959) <br>Lamar Thomas (1970) <br>Owen Nolan (1972) <br>Ian Mcintyre (1974) <br>Scot Pollard (1975) <br>Juan Carlos Ferrero (1980)