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A roundup of top sports stories.

New deal for Gonzalez

TUCSON, March 18 (UPI) -- Luis Gonzalez, whose outstanding season in 2001 sparked the Arizona Diamondbacks to a World Series title, Tuesday agreed to a three-year contract extension.

In Sports from United Press International

A roundup of top sports stories

In Sports from United Press International

A roundup of top sports stories.

In Sports from United Press International

A roundup of top sports stories.

Parish, Worthy named Hall finalists

SPRINGFIELD, Mass., March 10 (UPI) -- Boston center Robert Parish and Los Angeles Lakers forward James Worthy , headline the list of finalists for the Basketball Hall of Fame's Class of 2003.

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A roundup of top sports stories.

Bob Johnson gets Charlotte NBA franchise

NEW YORK, Dec. 18 (UPI) -- Robert Johnson, the billionaire founder of Black Entertainment Television, has been awarded the new NBA franchise in Charlotte, N.C., the league announced Wednesday.

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Report: Williams to be dealt to Rockies

Report: Williams to be sent to Rockies

PHOENIX, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- Two long-term veterans, Arizona third baseman Matt Williams and Larry Walker of Colorado, are the principals in a proposed blockbuster trade between the teams.

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] Hornets closer to New Orleans move

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Takes more than rain to dampen Derby

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Relocation of NBA's Hornets almost done

Hornets relocation almost done

NEW YORK, May 2 (UPI) -- The National Basketball Association Thursday announced that the league's Relocation Committee has unanimously recommended that the Board of Governors approve th

Hornets' relocation nears final OK

NEW YORK, May 2 (UPI) -- The National Basketball Association Thursday announced that the league's Relocation Committee has unanimously recommended that the Board of Governors approve th
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Jerry Colangelo
The Arizona Diamondbacks owner Jerry Colangelo (R) announced that he released Manager Bob Brenly and replaced him with Venezuelan Al Pedrique for the rest of the season on July 2, 2004 in Phoenix, AZ. (UPI Photo/Will Powers)
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Jerry Colangelo November 20, 1939 (1939-11-20) (age 70) in Chicago Heights, Illinois, is an American businessman and sports mogul.

He is the former owner of the Phoenix Suns of the NBA, the Phoenix Mercury of the WNBA, the Arizona Sandsharks of the Continental Indoor Soccer League, the Arizona Rattlers of the Arena Football League and the Arizona Diamondbacks of Major League Baseball. He was also instrumental in the relocation of the Winnipeg Jets of the NHL to Phoenix to become the Phoenix Coyotes, which is now in bankruptcy.

He is the national director of USA Basketball and of the team that represented the United States in the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Colangelo also serves as Chairman of the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF), a nonprofit nonpartisan educational foundation that promotes Italian American culture and heritage. NIAF also serves as the voice for Italian Americans in Washington, D.C.

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