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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014

UPI Almanac for Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014

UPI Almanac for Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014
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UPI Almanac for Friday, Aug. 9, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Aug. 9, 2008.
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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Aug. 9, 2007.
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Today is Wednesday, Aug. 9, the 221st day of 2006 with 144 to follow.
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Today is Tuesday, Aug. 9, the 221st day of 2005 with 144 to follow.
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Today is Monday, Aug. 9, the 222nd day of 2004 with 144 to follow.
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Saint Joseph's Nelson wins Wooden Award

LOS ANGELES, April 10 (UPI) -- After leading Saint Joseph's to the best season in school history, Jameer Nelson on Saturday was named the winner of the John R. Wooden Award.

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Today is Saturday, Aug. 9, the 221st day of 2003 with 144 to follow.
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New Jersey 110, Boston 101 (2OT)

BOSTON, May 12 (UPI) -- The New Jersey Nets, led by the continued stellar of Jason Kidd, fought off a last-gasp effort by the Boston Celtics Monday night and completed a four-game swee

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Seattle 104, Houston 97

HOUSTON, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- Gary Payton, who has stopped talking about off-court affairs, dished out a career-high 18 assists and scored 20 points Tuesday night to lead the unbeaten Seattl

Boston 93, Philadelphia 85

BOSTON, April 25 (UPI) -- Paul Pierce hit a key three-pointer in the midst of a late 10-0 run Thursday night as the Boston Celtics rallied for a 93-85 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers
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Raymond Felton, starting point gaurd for the University of North Carolina (L) stands with basketball Hall of Famer Bob Cousy after being named the 2005 Cousy Award recipient by the Basketball Hall of Fame in St. Louis on April 4, 2005. (UPI/bg/UNC Athletic Dept.)
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Selected by Tri-Cities Blackhawks

Robert Joseph "Bob" Cousy (born August 9, 1928) is a retired American professional basketball player. The 6'1" (1.85-m), 175-pound (79.4-kg) Cousy played point guard with the National Basketball Association's (NBA) Boston Celtics from 1951 to 1963 and briefly with the Cincinnati Royals in the 1969–70 season. Cousy first demonstrated his basketball abilities while playing for his high school varsity team in his junior year. He obtained a scholarship to the College of the Holy Cross, where he led the Crusaders to berths in the 1948 and 1950 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament and was named an NCAA All-American for three seasons. Cousy was initially drafted as the third overall pick in the first round of the 1950 NBA Draft by the Tri-Cities Blackhawks, but after he refused to report with the Blackhawks, he was picked up by the Boston Celtics. Cousy had a highly successful career with the Celtics, winning six championship rings, being voted into 13 All-Star and 12 All-NBA First and Second Teams and winning the NBA Most Valuable Player Award in 1957.

In his first 11 seasons in the NBA, Cousy led the league in assists eight consecutive times and introduced a new blend of ball-handling and passing skills, earning him the nicknames "The Cooz," "Houdini of the Hardwood", and—as he was regularly introduced at Boston Garden—"Mr. Basketball." After his player career, he coached the Royals for several years, and even made a short comeback for the Royals at age 41. Afterwards, he became a broadcaster for Celtics games. He was elected into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1971, and in his honor, the Celtics retired his number 14 jersey and hung it into the rafters of the Boston Garden, where it has remained since. Cousy was named to the NBA 25th Anniversary Team in 1971, the NBA 35th Anniversary Team in 1981, and the NBA's 50th Anniversary All-Time Team in 1996, making him one of only four players that were selected to each of those teams.

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