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Matt Lauer filling in again Thursday for ailing Costas

Matt Lauer filling in again Thursday for ailing Costas

SOCHI, Russia, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- Matt Lauer will host NBC Olympic coverage again Thursday night, as Bob Costas continues to battle pinkeye.
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Vi Ripken, mother of baseball legend, victimized again in Aberdeen

Vi Ripken, mother of baseball legend, victimized again in Aberdeen

ABERDEEN, Md., Oct. 16 (UPI) -- Vi Ripken, the mother of baseball legend Cal Ripken Jr., scared off an armed man in Aberdeen, Md., after he attempted to steal her car, police said.

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UPI Almanac for Friday, Sept. 6, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013.
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Cal Ripken increases reward for info on mom's kidnapper

Cal Ripken increases reward for info on mom's kidnapper

ABERDEEN, Md., Aug. 1 (UPI) -- Longtime Baltimore Orioles shortstop Cal Ripken Jr. announced Thursday the reward for information on his mother's kidnapping last year is now $100,000.

Young ballplayer revived after heart stops beating when hit by pitch

ROHNERT PARK, Calif., April 15 (UPI) -- An 8-year-old baseball player in Rohnert Park, Calif., was revived after his heart stopped when he was struck in the chest by a baseball, officials said.
Ex-Orioles manager Earl Weaver dead at 82

Ex-Orioles manager Earl Weaver dead at 82

BALTIMORE, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- Hall of Fame manager Earl Weaver, who took Baltimore to four World Series, died of a heart attack while on a cruise, the team said Saturday. He was 82.

Van driver sought Violet Ripken kidnapping

ABERDEEN, Md., Nov. 20 (UPI) -- Aberdeen, Md., police say they want to talk to a minivan driver about the abduction of Violet Ripken, mother of Cal Ripken Jr., as they seek fresh leads.

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UPI Almanac for Friday, Aug. 24, 2012.
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Cal Ripken Jr. talks of mom's kidnapping

Cal Ripken Jr. talks of mom's kidnapping

BALTIMORE, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- Baltimore Orioles great Cal Ripken Jr. addressed reporters Friday in an effort to help find the perpetrator of last month's kidnapping of his mother.
FBI gets new lead in Ripken investigation

FBI gets new lead in Ripken investigation

ARBERDEEN, Md., July 31 (UPI) -- FBI officials say they caught a break in the investigation of the kidnapping of retired baseball star Cal Ripken Jr.'s mother outside her Arberdeen, Md., home.
Cal Ripken Jr.'s mom OK after kidnapping

Cal Ripken Jr.'s mom OK after kidnapping

ABERDEEN, Md., July 25 (UPI) -- The 74-year-old mother of former Baltimore Orioles great Cal Ripken Jr. has returned home safely after being kidnapped at gunpoint, police said Wednesday.

MLB: Chicago White Sox 14, N.Y. Yankees 7

NEW YORK, June 29 (UPI) -- Alexei Ramirez had four of 19 hits and drove in three runs for the Chicago White Sox Friday in a 14-7 blasting of the New York Yankees.

Mikulski longest-serving woman in Congres

WASHINGTON, March 22 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Barbara Mikulski was honored by fellow Senate members for being the longest-serving woman in Congress.
Cal Ripken Jr. to host Japanese students

Cal Ripken Jr. to host Japanese students

BALTIMORE, Aug. 9 (UPI) -- Former Baltimore Orioles star Cal Ripken Jr. will host 16 teenagers from Japan affected by this year's earthquake and tsunami, the State Department says.
Iacocca solicits funds for museum

Iacocca solicits funds for museum

DEARBORN, Mich., Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Former Ford Motor Co. President and Chrysler Group Chief Executive Officer Lee Iacocca has gone to bat for a Michigan museum, the Automotive Hall of Fame.

Guilty pleas in theft of Ripken sculpture

BALTIMORE, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Three more young men have pleaded guilty in Baltimore to charges they helped steal a statue dedicated to former Orioles baseball star Cal Ripken Jr.

Report: Ripken statue stolen, recovered

BALTIMORE, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Police say they have arrested four men for allegedly stealing the No. 8 statue of retired Orioles star Cal Ripken Jr.

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Aug. 24, 2008.
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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Sept. 6, 2007.
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UPI Almanac for Friday, Aug. 24, 2007.
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Orioles' unofficial cheerleader dies

BALTIMORE, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- A Baltimore cab driver who became an unofficial cheer leader for the Orioles and one of the team’s best-known fans has died.

Ripken, Gwynn enter Hall of Fame

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y., July 29 (UPI) -- Baltimore's Cal Ripken Jr. and San Diego's Tony Gwynn, who played a combined 41 years in the majors, entered the pantheon of baseball greats Sunday.

MLB: LA Angels 9, Baltimore 7

BALTIMORE, June 29 (UPI) -- A two-run homer by Howie Kendrick in the ninth inning Friday night gave the Los Angeles Angels a 9-7 win over Baltimore and spoiled Aubrey Huff's cycle.

Ripken, Gwynn elected to Hall of Fame

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y., Jan. 9 (UPI) -- Cal Ripken, Jr., and Tony Gwynn were elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame but the electors rejected slugger Mark McGwire's try for induction.
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