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Magic vows to restore Dodgers' greatness

LOS ANGELES, March 28 (UPI) -- New Los Angeles Dodgers co-owner Magic Johnson says he'll "do it right" as he and his partners attempt to rebuild the once-proud franchise into a winner.

Boyd: Pitched under influence of cocaine

FORT MYERS, Fla., Feb. 9 (UPI) -- Former Boston Red Sox pitcher Dennis "Oil Can" Boyd said he often was under the influence of cocaine while pitching.

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012.
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Dodgers' female head trainer a first

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- Sue Falsone has been named the Los Angeles Dodgers' head athletic trainer, becoming the first woman hired to that position in major professional sports.

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Oct. 23, 2011.
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Black stars' enclave gets landmark status

NEW YORK, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- The New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission Tuesday named a Queens neighborhood -- which housed Jackie Robinson and James Brown -- a historic district.
Obama pays Christmas visit to school

Obama pays Christmas visit to school

ARLINGTON, Va., Dec. 17 (UPI) -- President Barack Obama made a book-and-author visit Friday to a Virginia elementary school, reading second graders selections from his new children's book.

Ex-big leaguer, NBA player Schultz dies

STILLWATER, Minn., Oct. 30 (UPI) -- Howie Schultz, who became the odd man out when the Brooklyn Dodgers broke the color barrier by bringing Jackie Robinson the majors, died Friday. He was 87.

Tribal sovereignty issue in custody case

PROVIDENCE, R.I., Oct. 28 (UPI) -- Lawyers for an Indian tribe in Rhode Island argue the chief is exempt from a subpoena because the Narragansett tribe has sovereign immunity.

Historian Jules Tygiel dies of cancer

SAN FRANCISCO, July 6 (UPI) -- Baseball historian Jules Tygiel has died of cancer at his San Francisco home at the age of 59, the Los Angeles Times reported Sunday.

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UPI Almanac for Friday, April 11, 2008.
By United Press International

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Jan. 31, 2008.
By United Press International

Whitey Ford memorabilia up for sale

NEW YORK, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- Baseball fans with thousands of dollars to spend can bid for a piece of pitcher Whitey Ford's memorabilia this summer in New York.

MLB season to open in Japan

NEW YORK, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- Major League Baseball announced Thursday that the 2008 regular season would open in Japan with a game between Boston and Oakland.

Braun, Pedroia named rookies of the year

NEW YORK, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- Boston's Dustin Pedroia and Milwaukee's Ryan Braun, respectively, were voted the American League and National League rookies of the year.

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UPI Almanac for Friday, Nov. 2, 2007.
By United Press International

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2007.
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Calif. Hall of Fame inductees announced

SACRAMENTO, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- Computer whiz Steve Jobs will lead a baker's dozen of celebrities into the California Hall of Fame this year.

Ad pioneer Edward Boyd dead at 92

LOS ANGELES, May 5 (UPI) -- Advertising pioneer Edward F. Boyd, who broke color barriers by featuring African-Americans in Pepsi-Cola ads, has died in Los Angeles at age 92.

MLB: LA Dodgers 9, San Diego 3

LOS ANGELES, April 15 (UPI) -- Andre Ethier had three hits, including a two-run homer Sunday night, as the Los Angeles Dodgers beat San Diego, 9-3.

San Francisco at Pittsburgh, 2, ppd.

PITTSBURGH, April 15 (UPI) -- A scheduled doubleheader between the San Francisco Giants and the Pirates was postponed Sunday because of continued inclement weather in the Pittsburgh area.

MLB: Atlanta 8, Florida 4

ATLANTA, April 15 (UPI) -- Chipper and Andruw Jones both hit home runs Sunday as the Atlanta Braves beat the Florida Marlins 8-4.

MLB players to sport Robinson's number

NEW YORK, April 13 (UPI) -- Dozens of baseball players, including the Cincinnati Reds' Ken Griffey Jr., plan to honor Jackie Robinson by wearing his uniform No. 42 in games Sunday.

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UPI almanac for Wednesday, April 11, 2007.
By United Press International

What's up for 'Dreamgirl' Jennifer Hudson

BURBANK, Calif., March 5 (UPI) -- Oscar-winning "Dreamgirls" actress Jennifer Hudson said in an interview in Burbank, Calif., she wanted to do the Jackie Robinson story. The story of Robinson, the first African-American player in Major League Baseball, "tells of greatness and our history;
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