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James Brown biopic 'Get On Up' releases first trailer

James Brown biopic 'Get On Up' releases first trailer

March 14 (UPI) -- Universal Pictures promises music, dancing and drama in the first trailer for upcoming James Brown biopic "Get On Up."
Annie Martin

MLB opposes Arizona same-sex bill

NEW YORK, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- Major League Baseball, in a statement Wednesday on Arizona SB 1062, said it will "neither support nor tolerate" discrimination against gays.
Rush Limbaugh reacts to Michael Sam coming out

Rush Limbaugh reacts to Michael Sam coming out

NEW YORK, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- Conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh said on his show that Michael Sam coming out was part of an "assault on heterosexuals."
Aileen Graef

Muhammad Ali's gloves from Liston fight headed for auction

NEW YORK, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- The New York auction house selling Muhammad Ali's gloves from his 1964 bout with Sonny Liston said the gloves are expected to sell for more than $500,000.
Brendon Ayanbadejo compares Michael Sam to Jackie Robinson and Rosa Parks

Brendon Ayanbadejo compares Michael Sam to Jackie Robinson and Rosa Parks

COLUMBIA, Miss., Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Brendon Ayanbadejo says Missouri defensive lineman Michael Sam, who has come out as gay, is similar to Jackie Robinson and Rosa Parks.
Evan Bleier

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UPI Almanac for Friday, Jan. 31, 2014.
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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013.
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Reward offered in hunt for Jackie Robinson statue vandals

NEW YORK, Aug. 10 (UPI) -- A $50,000 reward has been offered in the search for the vandals who defaced a statue of Jackie Robinson in Brooklyn, the Jackie Robinson Foundation said.

Racial slurs deface Jackie Robinson statue in Brooklyn

NEW YORK, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- A statue in New York's Coney Island honoring Brooklyn Dodgers Jackie Robinson and PeeWee Reese was vandalized with racial slurs, police said Wednesday.
'42' tops Movies-on-Demand list for a second week

'42' tops Movies-on-Demand list for a second week

PORTLAND, Ore., Aug. 6 (UPI) -- The baseball movie "42," starring Chadwick Boseman as Jackie Robinson, is the No. 1 movie-on-demand for a second week, Rentrak announced.
'42' tops DVD sales chart for a second week

'42' tops DVD sales chart for a second week

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 5 (UPI) -- The Jackie Robinson bio-picture "42" is the top-selling DVD and Blu-ray in the United States for a second consecutive week, Rentrak announced Monday.
Baseball picture '42' tops movies-on-demand chart

Baseball picture '42' tops movies-on-demand chart

PORTLAND, Ore., July 30 (UPI) -- "42," the Jackie Robinson bio-picture starring Chadwick Boseman and Harrison Ford, is the No. 1 movie-on-demand in the United States, Rentrak announced.
'42' tops DVD and Blu-ray sales chart

'42' tops DVD and Blu-ray sales chart

LOS ANGELES, July 29 (UPI) -- "42," the Jackie Robinson bio-picture starring Chadwick Boseman and Harrison Ford, is the top-selling DVD in the United States, Rentrak announced Monday.

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UPI Almanac for Friday, July 5, 2013.
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1963 Birmingham bombing victims to get Congressional Gold Medal

WASHINGTON, April 24 (UPI) -- The four young black girls killed in a 1963 bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Ala., are being honored by Congress.

'Oblivion' takes No. 1 spot at the box office

LOS ANGELES, April 21 (UPI) -- "Oblivion," starring Tom Cruise and Morgan Freeman, took the No. 1 spot at the weekend box office with $38.152 million in gross receipts.

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UPI Almanac for Monday, April 15, 2013
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'42' opens at No. 1 in U.S.

LOS ANGELES, April 14 (UPI) -- "42," based on the life of baseball great Jackie Robinson, was No. 1 at the U.S. box office this weekend, opening to an estimated gross of $27.2 million.

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, April 11, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Thursday, July 5, 2012.
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N.J. Senate to vote on retiring Clemente No. 21

TRENTON, N.J., June 21 (UPI) -- The New Jersey Senate was expected to vote Thursday on a resolution urging Major League Baseball to retire Roberto Clemente's number.

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, April 15, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, April 11, 2012.
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