January

2
The college football championship is split between Washington and Miami, each with a 12-0 record. The Hurricanes top the AP poll, and the Huskies the CNN coaches' ratings.

6
The Sporting News names NBA commissioner David Stern the most powerful man in sports.

7
Tom Seaver and Rollie Fingers are elected to baseball's Hall of Fame.

They Said It
Reggie Jackson, when asked how fast Seaver's pitches were: "Blind people came to the game just to listen to his fastball."

10
Dennis Green becomes the NFL's second black head coach when he is hired by the Minnesota Vikings.

12
Troy (Ala.) State's basketball team sets an NCAA scoring record by beating DeVry Institute 258-141.

They Said It
Chicago Blackhawk icing Sin Crimson, on why a photo of him hangs over the nameplate on his locker: "That's so when I forget how to spell my name, I can still find my clothes."

15
K.C. Jones, never below .500 in his 10 wars as an NBA coach, is fired by the Seattle Supersonics.

18
Brett Hull of the St. Louis Blues wins the NHL All-Star Came MVP award alter scoring twice to lead the Campbell Conference to a 10-6 defeat of the Wales.

20
Oregon State sophomore basketball player Earnest Killum dies after having suffered a stroke three days earlier, following a game.

They Said It
Orlando Magic G.M. Pat Williams, on his team's 7-27 record: "We can't win at home. We can't win on the road. As a general manager, I just can't figure out where else to play."

23
The NBA announces that Magic Johnson, retired since November, has been voted to start the All-Star Game.

24
Two members of the Notre Dame women's swim team, I Margaret Murphy Beeler and Colleen Hipp, are killed when a team bus returning from a meet in Chicago overturns near campus.

They Said It
Former Baltimore Colt tight end John Mackey, upon hearing that he and L.A. Raider managing general partner Al Davis had been elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame: "They decided to let all the troublemakers go in at once."

29
Andre Cason breaks the world indoor record in the 60-meter dash, in Ghent, Belgium, with a time of 6.45 seconds.

31
Howard Cosell retires from broadcasting, ending the 39-year run of his radio show, Speaking of Sports.

They Said It
Vernon Maxwell of the Houston Rockets, when asked to give a one-word description of his performance this season: "up and down."

February

1
Black Tie Affair, winner of the Breeders' Cup Classic, is voted Eclipse Award as the 1991 Horse of the Year.

They Said It
Steeplechaser Mark Rowland, explaining why his event is the most dangerous in track and field: "If yon make one mistake, it can result in a vasectomy."

7
The Racing Times, a horse racing daily launched by British financier Robert Maxwell, ceases publication three months after his death.

9
Magic Johnson's game-high 25 points and nine assists earn him MVP honors in the NBA All-Star Game.

10
Mike Tyson is convicted of rape and deviate sexual behavior by a jury in Indianapolis.... Bonnie Blair becomes the first U.S. athlete to win a medal at the Winter Olympics in Albertville by striking gold it the women's 500-meter speed skating.

12
Cammy Myler lights oil the flu and comes in fifth in the luge, the best finish ever for a U.S. luger.

They Said It
fames Brown, CBS sportscaster, on the Winter Olympics: "Until recently, I thought luge was something that happened to your car after 15,000 miles."

13
Oakland A's slugger Jose Canseco is charged with aggravated battery in Miami following a 4:30 a.m. argument with his wife. According to police, Canseco twice deliberately rammed his Porsche into her BMW, running her off the road.

They Said It
Tom Kendall, a driver in the upcoming Toyota Grand Prix in Miami: "I'm going to keep my eye peeled for Jose Canseco."

21
Kristi Yamaguchi of the U.S. wins Olympic gold in figure skating, with Midori Ito of Japan getting the silver and Nancy Kerrigan, another American, the bronze.

22
Sometime saloon singer Cathy Turner of Rochester, N.Y., wins the 500-meter pack skating final in Albertville.

23
The Unified Team beats Eric Lindros and his fellow Canadians 3-1 to win the Olympic hockey gold.... The Winter Olympics end, with women taking home all five of the U.S.'s golds and nine of 11 medals overall.

24
The Sporting News announces that it will no longer publish baseball box scores, a staple of the newspaper since its inception, in 1886.

27
Tiger Woods becomes the youngest golfer to play in a PGA Tour event in 35 years when he tees off at the Los Angeles Open at the age of 16 years, two months.

28
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar defeats Julius Erving 41-23 in a 20-minute one-on-one match held in Atlantic City and seen by dozens of people for $29.95 on pay-per-view.

March

2
Ryne Sandberg becomes baseball's highest-paid player, signing a five-year, $30.5 million contract with the Chicago Cubs.

4
Commissioner Fay Vincent's realignment proposal, which would have shifted the Chicago Cubs and the St. Louis Cardinals to the National League West and the Atlanta Braves and the Cincinnati Reds to the East, is vetoed by the Cubs.

5
Pete Signore Jr. of North Haven, Conn., sets a world duckpin record by rolling a 279.

They Said It
Former senator Paul Tsongas of Massachusetts, while on the presidential campaign trail in Denver: "I hold no public office. I can't even gel you Red Sox tickets. Of course, you wouldn't want them."

8
Two weeks after a fire destroyed his house in Miami, Ray Floyd wins the Doral Ryder Open and $252,000 there.

12
A British bookmaking firm claims to have paid out a world record £567,066 ($969,200) on an £8 ($13.68) wager to a bettor who picked the winners of five consecutive races.

14
Arkansas wins its ninth consecutive NCAA men's indoor track and field championship.

17
Division III Western Maryland, the first American college football team to play in Moscow, crushes a team of Russian "all-stars" 47-7.

They Said It
Sasha Kornilov, a 15-year-old Russian girl, on her impressions of American football: "I think the form of the ball is interesting, and I like the way the players cling to each other."

18
Willie Holyfield, brother of heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield, is killed by a shotgun blast to the chest. His brother-in-law Michael Lucas is charged with the murder.

21
To the surprise of many, the World League of American football begins its second season.

23
Oklahoma City wins its 54th straight game, 82-73 over Central Arkansas, and captures its second consecutive NAIA basketball championship.

26
Tennessee governor Ned McWherter appoints state-capitol janitor David Vaughn his personal representative to the NCAA Midwest Regional in Kansas City, Mo. The NCAA had earlier ruled that Vaughn could not accept from state legislators the expenses-paid trip to watch his grandson and namesake play for Memphis State in the regional.

27
Worst Trade of the Year: Milwaukee Brewers send Gary Sheffield to San Diego Padres for Ricky Bones and two minor leaguers.

They Said It
Yogi Berra, when asked, "What time is it?": "You mean right now?"

PHOTOJOHN W. MCDONOUGHA Dream Team victory was utterly predictable, but the moment of triumph on Aug. 8 was nonetheless golden. PHOTODAMIAN STROHMEYERIn Super Bowl XXVI, on Jan. 26, the Redskins rode roughshod over the Bills 37-24. PHOTOPHILIPPE MILLEREAU/AGENCE D.P.P.I.After takeoff from the 120-meter ski jump at Courchevel on Feb. 16, athletes enjoyed an Olympian view. PHOTOSIMON BRUTY/ALLSPORTA slip at the start of the Olympic bobsled run on Feb. 21 turned one Unified Team member completely around. PHOTOHENRI SZWARC/BONGARTSOn Feb. 10 in the 30-km cross-country race, even Olympians were dwarfed by the towering pines. PHOTODOMINIK OBERTREIS/VISUMMarch comes in like a lion at Beijing's Shen Yang School, where young gymnasts work under watchful eyes. PHOTORICHARD MACKSONEvansville soared into the NCAA tournament but came back to earth in a first-round loss to UTEP on March 20.
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