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Miami Heat's Dwyane Wade surprises perseverant fan at her prom

Miami Heat's Dwyane Wade surprises perseverant fan at her prom

MIAMI, May 19 (UPI) -- The Miami Heat's Dwyane Wade said he wanted to make a Miami teen's prom "a memorable moment," so he surprised her by showing up at her senior prom.

Karim Wade arrested for embezzlement

DAKAR, Senegal, April 16 (UPI) -- Karim Wade, the son of Senegalese ex-President Abdoulaye Wade, was arrested for allegedly embezzling billions of dollars during his father's rule, police said.

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Couple marries at uncle's funeral

PHILADELPHIA, March 28 (UPI) -- A Philadelphia couple, honoring a deceased loved one, got married at his funeral, in a surprise ceremony that astonished 850 onlookers in the church.
Astros shake up front office

Astros shake up front office

HOUSTON, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- The Houston Astros, coming off a 106-loss season, said Sunday they have dumped Ed Wade as general manager and Tal Smith as team president.
Astros' Rodriguez goes on disabled list

Astros' Rodriguez goes on disabled list

HOUSTON, May 28 (UPI) -- Houston Astros starting pitcher Wandy Rodriguez will be put on the 15-day disabled list with fluid on his left pitching elbow, the team said Saturday.

Astros sign Myers to 1-year deal

HOUSTON, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- Pitcher Brett Myers signed a one-year contract with the Houston Astros Tuesday, general manger Ed Wade said.

Injuries end Mike Hampton's season

HOUSTON, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- Left hander Mike Hampton of the Houston Astros is done for 2009 because of left shoulder and knee ailments.
Astros waive pitcher Shawn Chacon

Astros waive pitcher Shawn Chacon

HOUSTON, June 26 (UPI) -- The Houston Astros have waived pitcher Shawn Chacon after his indefinite suspension for insubordination following an altercation with General Manager Ed Wade.

Astros sign free-agent Kazuo Matsui

HOUSTON, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- Free-agent infielder Kazuo Matsui has signed a three-year contract with the Houston Astros.

Ed Wade named Houston Astros GM

HOUSTON, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- Ed Wade was hired Thursday as general manager of baseball’s Houston Astros by team owner Drayton McLane.

Gillick named Phillies' GM

PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 2 (UPI) -- The Philadelphia Phillies Wednesday hired Pat Gillick as their new general manager.

Randy Wolf to have elbow surgery

PHILADELPHIA, June 23 (UPI) -- Philadelphia Phillies left-hander Randy Wolf decided Thursday on season-ending elbow surgery.

Phillies acquire Urbina from Tigers

PHILADELPHIA, June 8 (UPI) -- The Philadelphia Phillies acquired right-handed closer Ugueth Urbina Wednesday in a three-player trade with the Detroit Tigers.

Phillies put Worrell on DL at his request

PHILADELPHIA, May 6 (UPI) -- The Philadelphia Phillies placed reliever Tim Worrell on the 15-day disabled list Friday, at his request.

Lieber signs with Phillies

PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 8 (UPI) -- The Philadelphia Phillies signed right-hander Jon Lieber to a three-year, $21 million contract Wednesday.

Phillies name Charlie Manuel manager

PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- Charlie Manuel was named manager of the Philadelphia Phillies Thursday, suceeding Larry Bowa, who was fired in September.

Phillies to keep Wagner, Rodriguez

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- The Philadelphia Phillies Friday picked up the options on two pitchers, including closer Billy Wagner.

Phillies fire Manager Larry Bowa

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- Larry Bowa was fired Saturday as manager of the Philadelphia Phillies.

Thome needs splint, not surgery

CLEARWATER, Fla., March 8 (UPI) -- The Philadelphia Phillies reported Monday that slugger Jim Thome needs a splint for a broken finger but will not require surgery.

Phillies, Millwood agree to 1-year deal

PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Pitcher Kevin Millwood and the Philadelphia Phillies have a one-year $11 million deal in a compromise reached Tuesday.

Phillies, Millwood agree to one-year deal

PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Pitcher Kevin Millwood and the Philadelphia Phillies reached a contract agreement Tuesday, the team announced.

Dan Plesac retires

PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- Lefthanded reliever Dan Plesac of Philadelphia announced his retirement Thursday, five days after he was offered salary arbitration.

Phillies re-sign Todd Pratt

PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 7 (UPI) -- The Philadelphia Phillies have avoided arbitration with Todd Pratt, signing the backup catcher to a one-year contract worth $875,000 plus performance bonuses.

Phillies get Wagner from Astros

PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- The Philadelphia Phillies have acquired veteran closer Billy Wagner from the Houston Astros.
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