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.
The Sporting News announces that it will no longer publish baseball box scores, a staple of the newspaper since its inception, in 1886.
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.
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.
Ryne Sandberg becomes baseball's highest-paid player, signing a five-year, $30.5 million contract with the Chicago Cubs.
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.
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."
Two weeks after a fire destroyed his house in Miami, Ray Floyd wins the Doral Ryder Open and $252,000 there.