31 injured in Grand Prix explosion, fire

BARCELONA, Spain, May 14 (UPI) -- Authorities said they were investigating a fire that broke out Sunday at the Spanish Grand Prix in Barcelona after an explosion in the winner's garage.

Maldonado gives Williams rare F1 win

BARCELONA, Spain, May 13 (UPI) -- Pastor Maldonado gave Williams F1 its first win since 2004 Sunday, holding off Fernando Alonso to lock down the Spanish Grand Prix.

Report: RBS to end its F1 partnership

EDINBURGH, Scotland, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- The Royal Bank of Scotland has ended its one-year partnership with the Williams Formula One motor racing team, the Scotsman reported.

Lawsuit settled over Civil War materials

CARBONDALE, Ill., Dec. 12 (UPI) -- The Ulysses S. Grant Association and Southern Illinois University-Carbondale have reached an out-of-court settlement over Civil War materials, the school said.

Knicks, Bulls work six-player trade

NEW YORK, Aug. 5 (UPI) -- The New York Knicks obtained guard Jamal Crawford and forward Jerome Williams from Chicago Thursday as part of a six-player deal.

NBA: New York 102, Washington 98 (OT)

WASHINGTON, April 10 (UPI) -- Frank Williams, subbing for Stephon Marbury, put New York ahead with a pair of free throws with 14 seconds left in a 102-98 overtime win at Washington.

F1 makes changes to suit television

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, March 19 (UPI) -- Formula One's team bosses agreed Friday to follow the demands of television when deciding whether the sport needs to change its qualification system.

NBA: New York 120, Orlando 110

NEW YORK, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- Stephon Marbury capped a chaotic day for the franchise by scoring 11 points in the fourth quarter Wednesday night, lifting New York over Orlando, 120-110.

NBA: Chicago 104, New York 99

NEW YORK, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- Jamal Crawford scored 28 points Friday night to help Chicago fight off a late rally by the shorthanded New York Knicks and get a 104-99 victory.

Civilian judges tapped for terror trials

WASHINGTON, Dec. 30 (UPI) -- The Pentagon said Tuesday it has appointed four judges to serve as an appeals panel for the Defense Department's military trials of alleged terrorists.

NBA: New York 114, Orlando 86

ORLANDO, Fla., Dec. 29 (UPI) -- Keith Van Horn, who had scored at least 20 points in four straight games, had 19 and 10 rebounds Monday to lead New York to a 114-86 win over Orlando.

NBA: New York 100, Miami 80

MIAMI, Dec. 27 (UPI) -- Keith Van Horn scored 28 points on 10-of-15 shooting Saturday as the New York Knicks rolled to a lopsided victory, 100-80 over the Miami Heat.

NBA: New York 98, Memphis 94

MEMPHIS, Dec. 26 (UPI) -- Keith Van Horn collected 28 points Friday night and Allan Houston had 23 as New York handed Memphis a season-high fourth straight loss, 98-94.

NBA: Golden State 104, New York 86

NEW YORK, Dec. 16 (UPI) -- Jason Richardson scored nine of his 26 points in the third quarter Tuesday night as Golden State pulled away from New York for a 104-86 win.

Knicks place McDyess on IL; waive Knight

NEW YORK, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- The New York Knicks Monday put Antonio McDyess and two rookies -- Maciej Lampe and Slavko Vranes -- on IL and waived Travis Knight and Matt Carroll.
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Frank Williams
SLP2001122208 - 22 DECEMBER 2001 - ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI, USA: University of Illinois' Frank Williams moves past University of Missouri's Kareem Rush in the first half of the Annual Braggin' Rights game at the Savvis Center in St. Louis, Missouri, December 22, 2001. Williams had 22 points in the 72-61 win over Missouri. rlw/bg/Bill Greenblatt UPI

Sir Francis Owen Garbatt Williams CBE (born April 16, 1942) is founder and manager of the WilliamsF1 Formula One racing team.

Born in South Shields, Tyne and Wear, England, to an RAF officer and a special education teacher and later headmaster, Williams was largely brought up by his maternal aunt and uncle in South Shields when his parents' marriage broke down. He subsequently spent much of his later childhood at a boarding school, St. Joseph's College, Dumfries, in Scotland. In the late 1950s a friend gave Williams a ride in his Jaguar XK150 and young Frank was immediately hooked.

After a brief career as a driver and mechanic, funded by his work as a traveling grocery salesman, Williams founded Frank Williams Racing Cars in 1966. He ran drivers including Piers Courage and Tony Trimmer for several years in Formula Two and Formula Three. Williams purchased an old Brabham Formula One chassis which Courage drove in several F1 events, coming in second place twice.

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