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Swimmer Michael Phelps redefined Olympian heights in 2012 but cyclist Lance Armstrong underwent an even greater fall from the pantheon of his sport.
JOHN HENDEL, United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012.
By United Press International

Tour Championship opens Thursday

ATLANTA, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- The final event of the season on the PGA Tour begins Thursday, one featuring a Rory McIlroy-Tiger Woods showdown and a $10 million payday.

Needed now: An intellectual revolution in strategic thinking

WASHINGTON, May 9 (UPI) -- If an intellectual revolution regarding defense is to be wrought, it must come from within. But who will listen? And who will lead?
HARLAN ULLMAN, UPI Outside View Commentator

Rain descends on Masters

AUGUSTA, Ga., April 4 (UPI) -- Rain hit the Augusta National Golf Club on the eve of the Masters Wednesday and weather loomed as a likely problem for golf's first major event of the year.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Saturday, March 17, 2012.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2011.
By United Press International

Singer Jones donates work rights to TSU

NASHVILLE, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Gospel singer Bobby Jones said he donated the rights to all of his performances and TV appearances to Tennessee State University.
Woods set for try at single-season slam

Woods set for try at single-season slam

AUGUSTA, Ga., April 8 (UPI) -- Golf superstar Tiger Woods is poised to begin his try for the single-season Grand Slam when the first round of the Masters begins later this week.

NBA: Washington 103, Miami 86

MIAMI, March 21 (UPI) -- Caron Butler scored 25 points Friday and the Washington Wizards had no trouble disposing of the collapsing Miami Heat 103-86.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Monday, March 17, 2008.
By United Press International

NBA: Memphis 124, Seattle 100

MEMPHIS, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- Mike Miller and Pau Gasol combined for 49 points Friday, lifting the Memphis Grizzlies to a 124-100 win over Seattle.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sunday, Aug. 12, 2007.
By United Press International

NBA: Philadelphia 122, Toronto 119

TORONTO, April 18 (UPI) -- Willie Green scored 37 points Wednesday as Philadelphia knocked off the Toronto Raptors 122-119.

NBA: Philadelphia 102, Detroit 91

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., April 15 (UPI) -- Willie Green scored 26 points Sunday night as the Philadelphia 76ers surprised the Detroit Pistons, 102-91.
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Bobby Jones
NYP2000090834-8 September 2000- NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA: Japan's prime minister Yoshiro Mori, right, visits the Mets' dugout where he meets ( from left to right) pitcher Rick White, reliff pitcher Turk Wendall, Joe McEwing, infielder, pitcher Bobby Jones and manager Bobby Valentine prior to coming out to throw the first pitch of the game against at Shea Stadium on September 8, 2000 in the borough of Queens in New York City. Mori was in New York for the UN Millennium Summit. mg/Monika Graff UPI

Bobby Jones, PhD (13 January 1942 - 18 April 2001) was a noted American educator who distinguished himself by becoming the first African American to earn tenure at Mercer University, a highly selective private university. Jones later became chair of the Education Department at Mercer University. Dr. Jones was instrumental in the development of innovative teaching techniques that are used as standards throughout the education industry to this date. Dr. Jones inspired literally hundreds of students to go on to become educators as highlighted in the best selling literary work, A Joyful Passion for Teaching. Dr. Jones is also credited for assisting in destroying the racial divide that existed throughout middle Georgia in the novel Macon Black and White. Dr. Jones devoted his life to helping others realize their goals. He was instrumental in the establishment of Mercer University's first Upward Bound Program where he mentored aspiring, educationally talented, under-privileged youth. Dr. Jones assisted them in the pursuit and achievement of their collegiate aspirations.

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