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Reality TV next up for Phelps

Reality TV next up for Phelps

HOLLYWOOD, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- Twenty-two-time Olympic medalist Michael Phelps said he will appear on the upcoming season of Golf Channel's "The Haney Project."
Barkley: Weight loss is about health

Barkley: Weight loss is about health

NEW YORK, May 12 (UPI) -- Former basketball star Charles Barkley said he was inspired to join and campaign for Weight Watchers when he realized he'd gained 100 pounds since retirement.

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UPI Almanac for Monday, Feb. 20, 2012.
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Jeremy Lin to be in NBA Rising Stars game

Jeremy Lin to be in NBA Rising Stars game

NEW YORK, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- Jeremy Lin, who ignited a nationwide craze with his recent play for the New York Knicks, has been added to the NBA's Rising Stars game, the league said Friday.

Barkley calls Weight Watchers gig 'scam'

ATLANTA, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- Former NBA star Charles Barkley, believing his microphone was turned off, described his gig as a Weight Watchers spokesman as a "scam."
Stars turn out for Obama's 50th birthday

Stars turn out for Obama's 50th birthday

WASHINGTON, Aug. 5 (UPI) -- Comedian Chris Rock said via Twitter Herbie Hancock and Stevie Wonder helped President Barack Obama celebrate his 50th birthday at the White House.
Shaquille O'Neal signs on with Turner Sports

Shaquille O'Neal signs on with Turner Sports

ATLANTA, July 14 (UPI) -- Shaquille O'Neal has signed with Turner Sports to become an analyst for the network's NBA coverage, the broadcaster said.
Barkley tapped to be 'SNL' host

Barkley tapped to be 'SNL' host

NEW YORK, Dec. 30 (UPI) -- NBA star Charles Barkley has signed on as guest host of the first 2010 edition of "Saturday Night Live" in New York, NBC said.
ABC orders Kimmel prime time specials

ABC orders Kimmel prime time specials

LOS ANGELES, May 4 (UPI) -- "Jimmy Kimmel Live" will air special U.S. half-hour prime time shows on each night ABC airs the NBA finals, beginning June 4, the network said Monday.
Barkley out of jail

Barkley out of jail

PHOENIX, March 9 (UPI) -- NBA Hall-of-Famer and TV analyst Charles Barkley was free Monday after serving three days in an Arizona jail for drunken driving.
Report: Barkley's jail time reduced

Report: Barkley's jail time reduced

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., March 6 (UPI) -- The Arizona Republic reported Friday that NBA Hall of Famer Charles Barkley has had his 10-day jail sentenced reduced to three.
Report: Barkley given 10 days in jail

Report: Barkley given 10 days in jail

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Feb. 23 (UPI) -- NBA Hall of Famer Charles Barkley was sentenced to 10 days in jail Monday after pleading guilty to a misdemeanor DUI charge in Arizona.

Charles Barkley returns to TNT Thursday

ATLANTA, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- NBA analyst Charles Barkley returns to the air on TNT Thursday following his recent drunken driving arrest in Phoenix, an incident he called "unacceptable."
Barkley sets return to NBA telecasts

Barkley sets return to NBA telecasts

NEW YORK, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Charles Barkley will be back on the air as an NBA analyst soon after TNT televises the NBA All-Star Game in Phoenix, a Turner Sports executive said.

NBA: Boston 86, Detroit 78

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Jan. 30 (UPI) -- Kevin Garnett scored 22 points Friday in pacing the Boston Celtics to their 10th consecutive victory -- 86-78 over Detroit.
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Charles Barkley signs copies of his new book "Who's Afraid of a Large Black Man?" at Barnes & Noble in New York on April 5, 2005. (UPI Photo/Laura Cavanaugh)
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Charles Wade Barkley (born February 20, 1963) is a former American professional basketball player. Nicknamed "Sir Charles" and "The Round Mound of Rebound", Barkley established himself as one of the National Basketball Association's (NBA's) most dominating power forwards. He was selected to the All-NBA First Team five times, the All-NBA Second Team five times, and once to the All-NBA Third Team. He earned eleven NBA All-Star Game appearances and was named the All-Star MVP in 1991. In 1993, he was voted the league's Most Valuable Player and during the NBA's 50th anniversary, named one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History. He competed in the 1992 and 1996 Olympic games and won two gold medals as a member of the United States' Dream Team. In 2006, Barkley was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

Barkley was popular with the fans and media and made the NBA's All-Interview Team for his last 13 seasons in the league. He was frequently involved in on- and off-court fights and sometimes stirred national controversy, as in March 1991 when he mistakenly spat on a young girl, and as in 1993 when he declared that sports figures should not be considered role models. Short for a power forward, Barkley used his strength and aggressiveness to become one of the NBA's most dominant rebounders. He was a versatile player who had the ability to score, create plays, and defend. In 2000, he retired as the fourth player in NBA history to achieve 20,000 points, 10,000 rebounds and 4,000 assists.

Since retiring as a player, Barkley has had a successful career as a color commentator on basketball. He works with Turner Network Television (TNT) as a studio pundit for its coverage of NBA games. In addition, Barkley has written several books and has shown an interest in politics; in October 2008, he announced that he would run for Governor of Alabama in 2014, but he changed his mind in 2010.

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