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Knicks still in hunt for McGrady

The possibility of the Knicks landing Houston Rockets star Tracy McGrady is still alive. Despite the death of a potential three-way deal with the Wizards and Rockets for McGrady, two sources told The Post last night team president Donnie Walsh spent All-Star Sunday in talks with the Rockets about McGrady in a deal expected to center around Al Harrington. (New York Post)Comment

Marlins plan to host 2015 All-Star Game

South Florida just finished hosting the Super Bowl, but there may be a major baseball event coming to town in the near future. Nothing is official and there have been no concrete talks with Major League Baseball, but Marlins president David Samson told a FanFest crowd today that the team is planning to host the 2015 All Star Game. "It has not been confirmed yet, but if you thought to yourself, 'We will host the all star game in 2015,' you would probably not be misleading yourself," he said to a loud ovation at Sun Life Stadium. (The Palm Beach Post)Comment

Last Olympics with NHL players?

Hockey at the 2010 Winter Olympics begins Tuesday in Vancouver. Enjoy it. It might be the last time fans will get to witness National Hockey League players participate.The NHL is not committed to providing its players for the world showcase beyond 2010. Rumblings that this may be it has brought controversy and varied reaction from many around the league. (St. Louis Glove-Democrat)Comment

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  • 1962 -- CBS-TV bought the exclusive rights to college football games from the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) for a figure of $10,200,000.
  • 1980 -- Wayne Gretzky (Edmonton Oilers) tied an NHL record with seven assists in a game against the Washington Capitals. Gretzky also set a rookie record of 96 points.
  • 1998 -- Dale Earnhardt won NASCAR's Daytona 500 for the first time. The win occurred on his 20th attempt.