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February 27
1912 The New York Yankees announced they will wear pinstripes.
1959 The Chicago Cardinals traded running back Ollie Matson to the Los Angeles Rams for nine players.
1963 Mickey Mantle signed a record $100,000 contract with the New York Yankees.
1977 Chicago Blackhawks Stan Mikita scored his 500th career goal.
1978 Luanne's Jewel, driven by Peter Haughton, won the inaugural Overbid Pace Final in 1:58.4 at The Meadowlands in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
1982 Earl Anthony became the first bowler to win over $1 million on the Professional Bowlers Tour.
1982 Florida apprentice Mary Russ became the first female jockey to win a Grade 1 stakes in North America when she captured the Widener Handicap aboard Lord Darnley at Hialeah.
1992 Larry Smith was named the ninth Commissioner of the CFL.
1992 Prairie View set an NCAA Division I college basketball record with its 28th loss of the season, 112-79 to Mississippi Valley State.
2003 The Dallas Cowboys released all-time rusher Emmitt Smith.
2007 The Edmonton Oilers retired Mark Messier's No. 11 jersey.
2008 The Ottawa Senators fired head coach John Paddock. General Manager Bryan Murray was named the head coach.
2008 Rutgers coach C. Vivian Stringer became just the third women's college basketball coach to win 800 games.
2009 The Washington Redskins signed unrestricted free agent DE Albert Haynesworth to a 7-year, $100 million deal, of which $41 million was guaranteed.
2009 The Tennessee Titans re-signed QB Kerry Collins to a two-year contract.
2009 The Tampa Bay Buccaneers acquired TE Kellen Winslow from the Cleveland Browns in exchange for several draft picks.
2009 The New York Jets have signed linebacker Bart Scott to a six-year contract.
2010 Steven Holcomb piloted his USA-1 sled to a gold medal in the men's Olympic four-man bobsled. It was the first U.S. gold in Olympic men's bobsled since the 1948 St. Moritz Games.
2010 Canada, behind skip Kevin Martin, won gold in men's curling, defeating Norway, 6-3, at Vancouver Olympic Centre.
2010 Giuliano Razzoli won the men's slalom, becoming the first Italian man since Alberto Tomba in 1988 to win an Olympic gold medal in the event.
2012 Matt Kenseth won his second Daytona 500.
2014 The Philadelphia Eagles re-signed WR Riley Cooper to a five-year contract.
Birthdays James Worthy (1961) - NBA player; Kent Desormeaux (1970) - jockey; Duce Staley (1975) - NFL player.
As of February 27, 2015, at 09:13 AM ET

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