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February 2007 in sports


Deaths

Sporting seasons

28 February 2007 (Wednesday)

27 February 2007 (Tuesday)

  • US men's college basketball:
    • Tennessee 86, (5) Florida 76.
      Almost as notable as Tennessee's upset win was a special appearance by Lady Vols head coach Pat Summitt. After Tennessee men's head coach Bruce Pearl painted his chest orange for a key Lady Vols game earlier in the season against No. 1 Duke, Summitt returns the favor by dressing in a cheerleader outfit and helping the Tennessee cheerleaders lead cheers during the first media timeout.
    • BYU 62, (25) Air Force 58

26 February 2007 (Monday)

25 February 2007 (Sunday)

(with 75 balls remaining).

24 February 2007 (Saturday)

  • Rugby union:
    • Six Nations:
      •  Scotland 17 – 37  Italy
        • Italy win their first-ever away match since joining the Six Nations in 2000, starting with three converted tries in the first six minutes.
      • Ireland 43 – 13  England
        • England's worst-ever defeat by Ireland, in the first match they have ever played at Croke Park.
      •  France 32 – 21  Wales
        • France came from behind to beat the Welsh Dragons to top the Pool and be the only team without a loss and strengthening their chances of winning the Six Nations

23 February 2007 (Friday)

22 February 2007 (Thursday)

  • Ice hockey (NHL):
    • A late hit on Buffalo Sabres co-captain Chris Drury leads to a huge fight between them and the Ottawa Senators. At some point or another, all twelve players on the ice were fighting. A total of 100 penalty minutes were dispensed against eight different players, including five game misconducts. Three Sabres and two Senators were ejected, including both teams' goalies. The Sabres ultimately won the game, 6–5 in a shootout. (ESPN)
    • That shootout was one of an NHL single-night record eight overtime games, and one of four shootouts.

21 February 2007 (Wednesday)

20 February 2007 (Tuesday)

  • Boxing:
    • Tommy Morrison, who was banned from the sport in 1996 for a positive HIV test, is cleared to return to the ring by the West Virginia Athletic Commission after several HIV tests over the past two months come back negative. He claims the test in 1996 was a false positive, and he never had HIV. He defeated John Castle in Indianapolis, Indiana via a second round technical knockout on 22 February.

19 February 2007 (Monday)

18 February 2007 (Sunday)

(1) Kevin Harvick, (2) Mark Martin, (3) Jeff Burton, (4) Mike Wallace, (5) David Ragan.
Harvick edges Martin by .020 seconds in the closest finish since Lee Petty won the inaugural event in 1959 as a crash in back of the two leaders scarmbles the top ten. [1]

17 February 2007 (Saturday)

16 February 2007 (Friday)

15 February 2007 (Thursday)

  • Auto racing:
    • NASCAR NEXTEL Cup:
      • Gatorade Duel twin qualifying race winners: Tony Stewart and Jeff Gordon. Gordon however, will have to start from the rear of the field due to failure of the post-race inspection of a pair of bolts misaligning a shock absorber making the car one inch lower than NASCAR rules, but was allowed to keep the victory.

14 February 2007 (Wednesday)

  • Auto racing:
    • NASCAR punished Michael Waltrip Racing's No. 55 Toyota Camry driven by the owner with both their crew chief indefinitely suspended along with their vice president of competition, a fine of $100,000 (US$) and a loss of both 100 owner and driver points. Additionally, his time from Sunday's pole position qualifying was disqualified, and he will start in the back of Thursday's first Duel 150-mile races. (USA Today)

13 February 2007 (Tuesday)

12 February 2007 (Monday)

  • US men's college basketball:
    • Louisville 66, (7) Pittsburgh 53
    • Texas 83, (17) Oklahoma State 54
    • After four straight losses, Duke drops out of the AP poll for the first time since the end of the 1995–96 season. The Blue Devils' 200 consecutive weeks in the AP poll was the second-longest run in history, behind UCLA's 221 weeks from 1966 to 1980. (AP/Yahoo!)
    • Gonzaga lose at home for the first time in nearly four years. Their 84–73 loss to Santa Clara, in their second game without suspended star Josh Heytvelt, ends a 50-game streak, including the first 38 games they played in their current home, McCarthey Athletic Center.

11 February 2007 (Sunday)

  • Auto racing:
    • David Gilliland and Ricky Rudd are set for the front row of the 49th running of the Daytona 500 as the Robert Yates Racing teammates sweep the front row. However, two contenders for the title, Matt Kenseth (Roush Racing #17) and Kasey Kahne (Evernham Motorsports #9) had their times wiped out after failing post-qualifying inspection and two-time race winner Michael Waltrip's car was impounded due to an abnormal odor found in the carburator. On Tuesday, the crew chiefs for Kenseth and Kahne were suspended for four races, fined $50,000 (US$) and both teams and their drivers will start the season fifty points in the red. Additionally, two other Evernham teams, those driven by Elliott Sadler (#19) and Scott Wimmer (#10) had their crew chiefs suspended for two races, were fined $25,000 and begin the year 25 points in the hole.

10 February 2007 (Saturday)

9 February 2007 (Friday)

  • Tennis – 2007 Davis Cup:
    • World Group, first round, day 1:
      (home teams listed first)
      • Chile v Russia 0 – 2
      • France v Romania 2 – 0
      • Germany v Croatia 1 – 1
      • Belgium v Australia 2 – 0
      • Czech Republic v USA 1 – 1
      • Switzerland v Spain 1 – 1
      • Belarus v Sweden 0 – 2
      • Austria v Argentina 0 – 2

8 February 2007 (Thursday)

7 February 2007 (Wednesday)

6 February 2007 (Tuesday)

5 February 2007 (Monday)

4 February 2007 (Sunday)

3 February 2007 (Saturday)

2 February 2007 (Friday)

1 February 2007 (Thursday)

References


-- Module:Hatnote -- -- -- -- This module produces hatnote links and links to related articles. It -- -- implements the and meta-templates and includes -- -- helper functions for other Lua hatnote modules. --


local libraryUtil = require('libraryUtil') local checkType = libraryUtil.checkType local mArguments -- lazily initialise Module:Arguments local yesno -- lazily initialise Module:Yesno

local p = {}


-- Helper functions


local function getArgs(frame) -- Fetches the arguments from the parent frame. Whitespace is trimmed and -- blanks are removed. mArguments = require('Module:Arguments') return mArguments.getArgs(frame, {parentOnly = true}) end

local function removeInitialColon(s) -- Removes the initial colon from a string, if present. return s:match('^:?(.*)') end

function p.findNamespaceId(link, removeColon) -- Finds the namespace id (namespace number) of a link or a pagename. This -- function will not work if the link is enclosed in double brackets. Colons -- are trimmed from the start of the link by default. To skip colon -- trimming, set the removeColon parameter to true. checkType('findNamespaceId', 1, link, 'string') checkType('findNamespaceId', 2, removeColon, 'boolean', true) if removeColon ~= false then link = removeInitialColon(link) end local namespace = link:match('^(.-):') if namespace then local nsTable = mw.site.namespaces[namespace] if nsTable then return nsTable.id end end return 0 end

function p.formatPages(...) -- Formats a list of pages using formatLink and returns it as an array. Nil -- values are not allowed. local pages = {...} local ret = {} for i, page in ipairs(pages) do ret[i] = p._formatLink(page) end return ret end

function p.formatPageTables(...) -- Takes a list of page/display tables and returns it as a list of -- formatted links. Nil values are not allowed. local pages = {...} local links = {} for i, t in ipairs(pages) do checkType('formatPageTables', i, t, 'table') local link = t[1] local display = t[2] links[i] = p._formatLink(link, display) end return links end

function p.makeWikitextError(msg, helpLink, addTrackingCategory) -- Formats an error message to be returned to wikitext. If -- addTrackingCategory is not false after being returned from -- Module:Yesno, and if we are not on a talk page, a tracking category -- is added. checkType('makeWikitextError', 1, msg, 'string') checkType('makeWikitextError', 2, helpLink, 'string', true) yesno = require('Module:Yesno') local title = mw.title.getCurrentTitle() -- Make the help link text. local helpText if helpLink then helpText = ' (help)' else helpText = end -- Make the category text. local category if not title.isTalkPage and yesno(addTrackingCategory) ~= false then category = 'Hatnote templates with errors' category = string.format( '%s:%s', mw.site.namespaces[14].name, category ) else category = end return string.format( '%s', msg, helpText, category ) end


-- Format link -- -- Makes a wikilink from the given link and display values. Links are escaped -- with colons if necessary, and links to sections are detected and displayed -- with " § " as a separator rather than the standard MediaWiki "#". Used in -- the template.


function p.formatLink(frame) local args = getArgs(frame) local link = args[1] local display = args[2] if not link then return p.makeWikitextError( 'no link specified', 'Template:Format hatnote link#Errors', args.category ) end return p._formatLink(link, display) end

function p._formatLink(link, display) -- Find whether we need to use the colon trick or not. We need to use the -- colon trick for categories and files, as otherwise category links -- categorise the page and file links display the file. checkType('_formatLink', 1, link, 'string') checkType('_formatLink', 2, display, 'string', true) link = removeInitialColon(link) local namespace = p.findNamespaceId(link, false) local colon if namespace == 6 or namespace == 14 then colon = ':' else colon = end -- Find whether a faux display value has been added with the | magic -- word. if not display then local prePipe, postPipe = link:match('^(.-)|(.*)$') link = prePipe or link display = postPipe end -- Find the display value. if not display then local page, section = link:match('^(.-)#(.*)$') if page then display = page .. ' § ' .. section end end -- Assemble the link. if display then return string.format('%s', colon, link, display) else return string.format('%s%s', colon, link) end end


-- Hatnote -- -- Produces standard hatnote text. Implements the template.


function p.hatnote(frame) local args = getArgs(frame) local s = args[1] local options = {} if not s then return p.makeWikitextError( 'no text specified', 'Template:Hatnote#Errors', args.category ) end options.extraclasses = args.extraclasses options.selfref = args.selfref return p._hatnote(s, options) end

function p._hatnote(s, options) checkType('_hatnote', 1, s, 'string') checkType('_hatnote', 2, options, 'table', true) local classes = {'hatnote'} local extraclasses = options.extraclasses local selfref = options.selfref if type(extraclasses) == 'string' then classes[#classes + 1] = extraclasses end if selfref then classes[#classes + 1] = 'selfref' end return string.format( '
%s
', table.concat(classes, ' '), s )

end

return p-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -- Module:Hatnote -- -- -- -- This module produces hatnote links and links to related articles. It -- -- implements the and meta-templates and includes -- -- helper functions for other Lua hatnote modules. --


local libraryUtil = require('libraryUtil') local checkType = libraryUtil.checkType local mArguments -- lazily initialise Module:Arguments local yesno -- lazily initialise Module:Yesno

local p = {}


-- Helper functions


local function getArgs(frame) -- Fetches the arguments from the parent frame. Whitespace is trimmed and -- blanks are removed. mArguments = require('Module:Arguments') return mArguments.getArgs(frame, {parentOnly = true}) end

local function removeInitialColon(s) -- Removes the initial colon from a string, if present. return s:match('^:?(.*)') end

function p.findNamespaceId(link, removeColon) -- Finds the namespace id (namespace number) of a link or a pagename. This -- function will not work if the link is enclosed in double brackets. Colons -- are trimmed from the start of the link by default. To skip colon -- trimming, set the removeColon parameter to true. checkType('findNamespaceId', 1, link, 'string') checkType('findNamespaceId', 2, removeColon, 'boolean', true) if removeColon ~= false then link = removeInitialColon(link) end local namespace = link:match('^(.-):') if namespace then local nsTable = mw.site.namespaces[namespace] if nsTable then return nsTable.id end end return 0 end

function p.formatPages(...) -- Formats a list of pages using formatLink and returns it as an array. Nil -- values are not allowed. local pages = {...} local ret = {} for i, page in ipairs(pages) do ret[i] = p._formatLink(page) end return ret end

function p.formatPageTables(...) -- Takes a list of page/display tables and returns it as a list of -- formatted links. Nil values are not allowed. local pages = {...} local links = {} for i, t in ipairs(pages) do checkType('formatPageTables', i, t, 'table') local link = t[1] local display = t[2] links[i] = p._formatLink(link, display) end return links end

function p.makeWikitextError(msg, helpLink, addTrackingCategory) -- Formats an error message to be returned to wikitext. If -- addTrackingCategory is not false after being returned from -- Module:Yesno, and if we are not on a talk page, a tracking category -- is added. checkType('makeWikitextError', 1, msg, 'string') checkType('makeWikitextError', 2, helpLink, 'string', true) yesno = require('Module:Yesno') local title = mw.title.getCurrentTitle() -- Make the help link text. local helpText if helpLink then helpText = ' (help)' else helpText = end -- Make the category text. local category if not title.isTalkPage and yesno(addTrackingCategory) ~= false then category = 'Hatnote templates with errors' category = string.format( '%s:%s', mw.site.namespaces[14].name, category ) else category = end return string.format( '%s', msg, helpText, category ) end


-- Format link -- -- Makes a wikilink from the given link and display values. Links are escaped -- with colons if necessary, and links to sections are detected and displayed -- with " § " as a separator rather than the standard MediaWiki "#". Used in -- the template.


function p.formatLink(frame) local args = getArgs(frame) local link = args[1] local display = args[2] if not link then return p.makeWikitextError( 'no link specified', 'Template:Format hatnote link#Errors', args.category ) end return p._formatLink(link, display) end

function p._formatLink(link, display) -- Find whether we need to use the colon trick or not. We need to use the -- colon trick for categories and files, as otherwise category links -- categorise the page and file links display the file. checkType('_formatLink', 1, link, 'string') checkType('_formatLink', 2, display, 'string', true) link = removeInitialColon(link) local namespace = p.findNamespaceId(link, false) local colon if namespace == 6 or namespace == 14 then colon = ':' else colon = end -- Find whether a faux display value has been added with the | magic -- word. if not display then local prePipe, postPipe = link:match('^(.-)|(.*)$') link = prePipe or link display = postPipe end -- Find the display value. if not display then local page, section = link:match('^(.-)#(.*)$') if page then display = page .. ' § ' .. section end end -- Assemble the link. if display then return string.format('%s', colon, link, display) else return string.format('%s%s', colon, link) end end


-- Hatnote -- -- Produces standard hatnote text. Implements the template.


function p.hatnote(frame) local args = getArgs(frame) local s = args[1] local options = {} if not s then return p.makeWikitextError( 'no text specified', 'Template:Hatnote#Errors', args.category ) end options.extraclasses = args.extraclasses options.selfref = args.selfref return p._hatnote(s, options) end

function p._hatnote(s, options) checkType('_hatnote', 1, s, 'string') checkType('_hatnote', 2, options, 'table', true) local classes = {'hatnote'} local extraclasses = options.extraclasses local selfref = options.selfref if type(extraclasses) == 'string' then classes[#classes + 1] = extraclasses end if selfref then classes[#classes + 1] = 'selfref' end return string.format( '
%s
', table.concat(classes, ' '), s )

end

return p
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