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Cornyn, Sessions fight off Tea Party challengers in Texas GOP primary

Cornyn, Sessions fight off Tea Party challengers in Texas GOP primary

AUSTIN, Texas, March 5 (UPI) -- Sen. John Cornyn and Rep. Pete Sessions handily beat back challenges from Tea Party competitors in their Republican primary races in Texas.
Texas lawmaker Dan Patrick tweets accidental gay marriage endorsement

Texas lawmaker Dan Patrick tweets accidental gay marriage endorsement

AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- Be careful what you tweet, a Texas state Sen. Dan Patrick learned Wednesday.
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U.S. bobsledder Steven Holcomb calls out Jimmy Fallon

U.S. bobsledder Steven Holcomb calls out Jimmy Fallon

SOCHI, Russia, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- U.S. bobsledder Steven Halcomb called out Jimmy Fallon for being too scared for a bobsled ride after Fallon took a jab at Halcomb on "Tonight Show" debut.
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Texas lieutenant governor calls police after relative's arrest

AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst's call to police concerning a relative's release from jail prompted outrage from his rival, who accused him of abusing his power.

Retired NASCAR driver Richard 'Dick' Trickle dead at 71

BOGER CITY, N.C., May 16 (UPI) -- Retired NASCAR driver Richard "Dick" Trickle was found dead of an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound in Boger City, N.C., Thursday, police said.

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Alex Trebek of 'Jeopardy!' not ready to retire

Alex Trebek of 'Jeopardy!' not ready to retire

LOS ANGELES, April 30 (UPI) -- Canadian-American TV personality Alex Trebek, who has hosted the syndicated game show "Jeopardy!" since 1984, says he's not about to retire.

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Lauer to replace 'Jeopardy!' host Trebek?

Lauer to replace 'Jeopardy!' host Trebek?

CHICAGO, March 16 (UPI) -- Matt Lauer and Anderson Cooper are among the names in contention to replace Alex Trebek as host of "Jeopardy!" when he retires, the New York Post reported.

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Texas state senator ponders U.S. senate

HOUSTON, May 27 (UPI) -- Houston Republican state Sen. Dan Patrick said Friday he'll explore whether to run for the U.S. Senate seat to be vacated by Kay Bailey Hutchison.

Millen says he would have fired himself

NEW YORK, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- Former Detroit Lions' executive Matt Millen told NBC Sports Saturday he would have fired himself after a the team went 31-84 during his seven-year tenure.
Rose admits $2,000 Reds bets while manager

Rose admits $2,000 Reds bets while manager

NEW YORK, May 29 (UPI) -- Pete Rose has admitted in a broadcast interview to betting about $2,000 a game on the Cincinnati Reds while managing them, Sports Illustrated says.

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Texas waited 70 years to mandate pledge

HOUSTON, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- Texas created its first state pledge in 1933, made the pledge mandatory for schools 70 years later, and now legislators have made it religious.
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Daniel Patrick Pugh (born May 15, 1956), professionally known as Dan Patrick, is an American sportscaster, radio personality, and actor from Mason, Ohio. He currently hosts The Dan Patrick Show which is broadcast on radio on Premiere Radio Networks, and on television on The 101 Network, co-hosts NBC's Football Night in America, and serves as a senior writer for Sports Illustrated. He previously worked (and is perhaps best known) for ESPN for 17 years, where he often anchored the weeknight and Sunday 11 PM edition of SportsCenter. He attended the University of Dayton in Dayton, Ohio. His brother, Bill Pugh, is a longtime sports radio executive, and is currently the head of programming at Clear Channel San Diego.

Patrick was a basketball player in high school at William Mason High School, becoming an Ohio all-state selection his senior year. He attended Eastern Kentucky University on a basketball scholarship for two years before transferring to the University of Dayton, where he majored in broadcast journalism.

Before working with ESPN, Patrick was known by his real name, Dan Pugh, as an on-air personality with the album rock-formatted WTUE in Dayton, Ohio (1979–1983). Patrick was then a sports reporter for CNN (1983–89), where his assignments included the World Series, NBA Finals and Winter Olympics. From 1989–1995 Patrick did a daily sports segment for Bob and Brian, a syndicated Wisconsin-area morning show, and in the early 90s he did sports updates for the Columbus, Ohio, Rock Station WLVQ and appeared on the morning show "Wags and Elliot."

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