UPI Almanac for Wednesday, July 16, 2014

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, July 16, 2014

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, July 16, 2014
By United Press International
At year's end: Marathon bombing, baseball suspensions top news

At year's end: Marathon bombing, baseball suspensions top news

Suspensions for alleged banned substance use, a bombing at the end of the one of the most prestigious marathons and long-term issues from sports injuries top the year in sports.
JOHN HENDEL, UPI Executive Editor at Large

Stenhouse wins first Sprint Cup pole

HAMPTON, Ga., Aug. 30 (UPI) -- Ricky Stenhouse Jr. won the first pole of his Sprint Cup career Friday, turning in the best qualifying time for Sunday's race at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, July 16, 2013.
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Kyle Busch wins Bristol pole

BRISTOL, Tenn., March 15 (UPI) -- Kyle Busch broke the 10-year-old qualifying record at Bristol Motor Speedway Thursday and won the pole for Sunday's Food City 500.

Bears: No comment on Trestman as coach

CHICAGO, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- A Chicago Bears spokesman declined to comment on TV analyst Jimmy Johnson's apparent projection of Marc Trestman as a new coach on the team.

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Wedding bells for Ponder, Steele

HUDSON, Wis., Dec. 19 (UPI) -- Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder and ESPN reporter Samantha Steele were married in Hudson, Wis., court documents said.

Former Cowboys assistant Avezzano dead

FORT WORTH, Texas, April 5 (UPI) -- Former Dallas Cowboys special teams coach Joe Avezzano died in Italy Thursday at the age of 68, the team said.
Crash injures NASCAR's Hendrick and wife

Crash injures NASCAR's Hendrick and wife

KEY WEST, Fla., Nov. 1 (UPI) -- A jet carrying the owner of NASCAR's Hendrick Motorsports and his wife crash-landed at Florida's Key West International Airport, the airport director said.

Caretaker ends standoff on coach's estate

ISLAMORADA, Fla., July 21 (UPI) -- A caretaker who lives in a cottage at the Florida home of former NFL coach Jimmy Johnson has been charged with threatening sheriff's deputies with a gun.

Sprint Cup heads to California Sunday

FONTANA, Calif., Oct. 8 (UPI) -- The Sprint Cup's season-ending "Race for the Chase" heads west Sunday for the Pepsi 500 at the Auto Club Speedway at Fontana, Calif.

Jimmie Johnson wins Kansas Sprint Cup race

KANSAS CITY, Kan., Sept. 28 (UPI) -- Jimmie Johnson assumed the points lead by winning Sunday's Sprint Cup Camping World RV 400 at the Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kan.
Busch: 'I got a good restart on Jimmy'

Busch: 'I got a good restart on Jimmy'

JOLIET, Ill., July 13 (UPI) -- A late caution flag played a role in Kyle Busch's seventh NASCAR Sprint Cup victory of the year, a Chigagoland Speedway thriller in Joliet, Ill.

Cowboys name Campo secondary coach

IRVING, Texas, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- The Dallas Cowboys announced Tuesday they have re-hired Dave Campo as their secondary coach.
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Jimmy Johnson
Miami Dolphins new head coach Jimmy Johnson shares a laugh with owner Wayne Huizenger (right) during a news conference Jan. 11. Johnson will become the highest-paid coach in the NFL, with a salary of approximately $2 million a year for four years. Johnson replaces former head coach Don Shula, who has retired.

James William "Jimmy" Johnson (born July 16, 1943) is a former American football coach who currently appears on Fox NFL Sunday, the Fox network's NFL pregame show. He was the first football coach whose teams won both an NCAA Division 1A National Championship and a Super Bowl. In 1993, Johnson wrote Turning The Thing Around: My Life in Football (ghostwritten by Ed Hinton). Johnson currently lives in Islamorada in the Florida Keys where he spends most of his time fishing.

Born in Port Arthur, Texas, Johnson graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School (now Memorial High School) in Port Arthur, where one of his classmates was future rock superstar Janis Joplin, whom Johnson nicknamed "beat weeds."

He went to college at the University of Arkansas and was a member of the 1964 National Championship football team, where he was an all-SWC defensive lineman for Hall of Fame coach Frank Broyles, and a teammate of future Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones. Other notable teammates were Ken Hatfield, Jim Lindsey, All-American and Ernie Davis Award Winner, Ronnie Caveness, and future Outland Trophy winner Loyd Phillips. Several future great head coaches were assistant coaches for Frank Broyles and the Razorbacks during Johnson's career in Fayetteville: Hayden Fry, future legendary Head Coach at the University of Iowa, Johnny Majors, future legendary Head Coach at the University of Tennessee, and most notably Barry Switzer, Hall of Fame coach of the University of Oklahoma and the man who replaced Jimmy Johnson as the head coach of the Dallas Cowboys. Johnson was nick-named "Jimmy Jumpup" because he never stayed down on the ground for long during football practices or games as it was said his determination was boundless.

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