UPI Almanac for Wednesday, June 11, 2014

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, June 11, 2014

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, June 11, 2014
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Peyton Manning is Sports Illustrated's Sportsman of the Year

Peyton Manning is Sports Illustrated's Sportsman of the Year

NEW YORK, Dec. 16 (UPI) -- Quarterback Peyton Manning, on a record-setting pace with the Denver Broncos, has been named the 2013 Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year.

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, June 11, 2013
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UPI NewsTrack Sports

Super Bowl chase begins Saturday ... Chiefs hire Andy Reid as head coach ... PGA Tour's first round of 2013 wiped out ... Pistons survive late drought to down Hawks ... Sports news from United Press International.

Super Bowl chase begins Saturday

HOUSTON, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- The battle for the NFL title begins Saturday with three rookie quarterbacks featured along with a veteran trying to win the Super Bowl with his second team.

Steve Jobs' stolen iPad used by clown

PALO ALTO, Calif., Aug. 17 (UPI) -- A California clown who used an iPad in his routine said he was shocked to learn a friend had stolen the device from the home of the late Steve Jobs.

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UPI Almanac for Monday, June 11, 2012.
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Joe Montana scores hotel deal

Joe Montana scores hotel deal

SANTA CLARA, Calif., July 13 (UPI) -- Former San Francisco quarterback Joe Montana has moved the chains forward in his bid to build a luxury hotel near the 49ers' future California home.

Montana Grizzlies' Montana guilty of reckless driving

MISSOULA, Mont., July 13 (UPI) -- Montana Grizzlies quarterback Nate Montana, suspected of driving under the influence, has pleaded guilty to reckless driving, the Missoulian reported Wednesday.

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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, June 11, 2008
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NFL: Green Bay 42, Seattle 20

NFL: Green Bay 42, Seattle 20

GREEN BAY, Wis., Jan. 12 (UPI) -- Brett Favre, Ryan Grant and the Green Bay Packers shook off a steady snowfall and battered Seattle 42-20 Saturday to advance to the NFC championship game.

Longtime coach Bill Walsh dies at 75

SAN FRANCISCO, July 30 (UPI) -- Hall of Fame football coach Bill Walsh, whose innovative offenses made the San Francisco 49ers three-time Super Bowl winners, has died at the age of 75.

The Almanac

UPI almanac for Monday, June 11, 2007.

The Almanac

Today is Sunday, June 11, the 162nd day of 2006 with 203 to follow.
By United Press International

Tom Brady named SI Sportsman of the Year

NEW YORK, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- Sports Illustrated has selected New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady as its Sportsman of the Year for 2005.
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Joe Montana
SXP97121508 - 15DEC97 - SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA, USA: Former San Francisco 49ers QB Joe Montana speaks at a halftime ceremony retiring his number., December 15. UPI rw/Andy Kuno

Joseph Clifford Montana, Jr., (born June 11, 1956), nicknamed Joe Cool and Comeback Joe, is a retired American football player whose professional career in the National Football League (NFL) spanned the late 1970s through the mid-1990s. Montana started his NFL career in 1979 with the San Francisco 49ers, where he played quarterback (QB) for the next 14 seasons. He spent the 1993 and 1994 seasons, his final two years in the NFL, with the Kansas City Chiefs. While a member of the 49ers, Montana started four Super Bowl games and the team won all of them. In 2000, Montana was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

In 1989, and again in 1990, the Associated Press named Montana the NFL Most Valuable Player (MVP), and Sports Illustrated magazine named Montana the 1990 "Sportsman of the Year". Four years earlier, in 1986, Montana won the AP NFL Comeback Player of the Year Award. Montana was elected to eight Pro Bowls, as well as being voted 1st team All-Pro by the AP in 1987, 1989, and 1990. Montana had the highest passer rating in the National Football Conference (NFC) five times (1981, 1984, 1985, 1987, and 1989); and, in both 1987 and 1989, Montana had the highest passer rating in the entire NFL.

Noted for his ability to remain calm under pressure, Montana helped his teams to 31 fourth quarter come-from-behind wins. In the closing moments of the 1981 NFC Championship Game and Super Bowl XXIII, Montana threw game-winning touchdown passes. The touchdown at the end of the championship game was so memorable that sports journalists, fans, and many others, refer to the play simply as "The Catch". The touchdown in the closing moments of Super Bowl XXIII came at the end of a 92-yard drive.

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