Woods goes after Grand Slam event

KAUAI, Hawaii, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- Tiger Woods, the top-ranked player in men's golf, tries to extend his record with a fifth straight victory at the $1 million PGA Grand Slam of Golf when the pri

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Tea Room purchase by PGA completed

FAR HILLS, N.J., Nov. 19 (UPI) -- The United States Golf Association has completed the purchase of the former Russian Tea Room in New York, the future home of a museum and

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Tour Championship begins Thursday

ATLANTA, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- The PGA Tour's top 30 money winners will begin play Thursday at the Tour Championship, where a quagmire awaits them at the East Lake Golf Club.

Watson wins Senior Tour Championship

OKLAHOMA CITY, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- On another cold day at Gaillardia Golf and Country Club, Tom Watson broke through for his first title of the year Sunday, shooting a 5-under-par 67 for a two-st

Thompson wins Women's Senior Amateur

SOUTHERN PINES, N.C., Oct. 10 (UPI) -- Carol Semple Thompson collected her fourth straight Senior Women's Amateur championship in record-setting style Thursday, defeating Barbara Berkmeyer through po

NY Mets 8, Montreal 2

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Colorado 5; San Diego 2

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 3 (UPI) -- A solo home run by Todd Helton sparked a four-run second inning Monday night, and Jason Jennings tossed seven effective innings as the Colorado Rockies ended th

2003 Masters to be shown commercial free

AUGUSTA, Ga., Aug. 30 (UPI) -- Masters Chairman Hootie Johnson announced Friday that because a national women's group is putting pressure on the companies that buy advertising time on the tou

A Blast from the Past

It was aviation's worst single-plane disaster. On this date in 1985, 520 people were killed when a Japan Air Lines Boeing 747 slammed into Mount Ogura in central Japan. Amazingly, four passengers survived the crash.
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Today is Monday, Aug. 12, the 224th day of 2002 with 141 to follow.
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Cincinnati 9, San Diego 7 (12 inn.)

CINCINNATI, Aug. 11 (UPI) -- After squandering a five-run lead and waiting through a 93-minute rain delay Sunday, the Cincinnati Reds emerged with a 9-7 victory over the San Diego Padres on

Philadelphia 5, San Diego 4 (16 innings)

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- While one Bobby Jones baffled the Philadelphia Phillies Tuesday, the other was solved immediately.

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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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