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AP Sportlight

Wednesday - 2/27/2013, 8:37am  ET

Compiled By PAUL MONTELLA
By The Associated Press

1922 -- In the first college conference basketball tournament, North Carolina beats Mercer 40-26 to win the Southern Conference championship.

1940 -- College basketball is televised for the first time. Station W2XBS transmits a basketball doubleheader from New York's Madison Square Garden. Pittsburgh plays Fordham and New York University competes against Georgetown.

1957 -- Johnny Longden becomes the first jockey in history to reach 5,000 victories. Longden, who started his career in 1927, coaxes Bente to a head victory over Flying Finish II in the fourth race at Santa Anita Park.

1960 -- The United States hockey team scores six goals in the third period to beat Czechoslovakia 9-4 and win the gold medal in the Winter Olympics at Squaw Valley, Calif.

1967 -- Wilt Chamberlain misses his first field goal in four games to end his NBA record shooting streak of 35 consecutive field goals, during Philadelphia's 127-107 victory over Cincinnati at Syracuse.

1971 -- Jack Nicklaus wins the PGA Championship by beating Billy Casper by three strokes.

1981 -- Houston's Calvin Murphy makes the last of his 78 consecutive free throws, in a game against San Diego, setting what was then an NBA record.

1986 -- Baseball Commissioner Peter Ueberroth conditionally suspends Dave Parker of the Cincinnati Reds, Keith Hernandez of the New York Mets, Joaquin Andujar of the Oakland Athletics, Lonnie Smith of the Kansas City Royals, Enos Cabell of the Los Angeles Dodgers, Jeff Leonard of the San Francisco Giants and Dale Berra of the New York Yankees for one year for drug abuse. After conditions are met the suspensions are reduced.

1987 -- Los Angeles Lakers broadcaster Chick Hearn calls his 2,000th consecutive game for the club, a streak spanning 22 years.

1993 -- Iolanda Chen of Russia sets a world record in the triple jump with a leap of 47-5
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