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Ex-Northwestern football players speak in support of coach

CHICAGO, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Three former Northwestern football players spoke Tuesday in support of a coach they said moved practices so they could attend classes and study.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, Feb. 21, 2014.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, Jan. 31, 2014.
By United Press International

Boston Globe back in local hands

BOSTON, Oct. 25 (UPI) -- The Times Co. said it had completed its sale of a regional media group, including the Boston Globe, after an injunction blocking the sale was rescinded.

Judge halts sale of Boston Globe

WORCESTER, Mass., Oct. 23 (UPI) -- A Superior Court judge in Worcester, Ma., has halted the sale of The Boston Globe until a class-action lawsuit brought by newspaper carriers is guaranteed.

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

Wrap-up of thoroughbred stakes action.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

A look at weekend Thoroughbred racing

The first of two big Breeders' Cup prep weekends features a great lineup of stars at Belmont Park, Santa Anita and Churchill Downs.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

New York Times sells The Boston Globe

BOSTON, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- The New York Times said it had agreed to sell its New England media holdings, including The Boston Globe, to Red Sox owner John Henry for $70 million.

Man killed teen neighbor because of mental disorder, defense claims

MILWAUKEE, July 18 (UPI) -- A Milwaukee jury on Thursday was considering whether a 76-year-old man was mentally responsible when he shot and killed his 13-year-old black neighbor.

U.S. soldier to plead guilty in Afghan massacre

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash., May 30 (UPI) -- The U.S. Army soldier charged with killing 16 Afghan villagers in a grisly predawn attack plans to plead guilty to avoid the death penalty, his lawyer said.

Hollywood Park racetrack to close at year's end

INGLEWOOD, Calif., May 9 (UPI) -- Hollywood Park, site of the first running of the Breeders' Cup World Championships, will close forever at the end of the year.

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

Wrap-up of thoroughbred stakes action.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

Wrap-up of thoroughbred stakes action.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013.
By United Press International

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

Wrap-up of thoroughbred stakes action.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer
Book: Boston owners wanted 'sexy' players

Book: Boston owners wanted 'sexy' players

BOSTON, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- The owners of the Boston Red Sox wanted "sexy guys" on the team, a decision that may have led to a losing 2011 season, former manager Terry Francona says.

A look at weekend horse racing

The Dubai World Cup Carnival, Opening Day at Oaklawn Park in Arkansas and the California Derby share the marquee in weekend racing.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

Semifinals for Breeders' Cup contenders

This weekend marks the start of the "semifinal" round leading to the Breeders' Cup World Championships.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

Businesses chip in to feed 800-pound pig

HAMPTON, N.J., Aug. 30 (UPI) -- The owners of a New Jersey farm said they have been able to feed their adopted 800-pound Yorkshire pig with the help of local businesses.

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

Wrap-up of thoroughbred stakes action.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

3 children, 2 adults killed in Texas crash

MONTANA VISTA, Texas, July 23 (UPI) -- Two vehicles collided in Montana Vista, Texas, causing one car to flip, killing three children and two adult passengers, police said.
Valentine introduced as Red Sox manager

Valentine introduced as Red Sox manager

BOSTON, Dec. 1 (UPI) -- Bobby Valentine was introduced as manager of the Boston Red Sox Thursday and he proclaimed it to be "more than a special day."
Francona released by Red Sox

Francona released by Red Sox

BOSTON, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- Terry Francona won't return as manager of the Boston Red Sox in 2012, ending a relationship that included two World Series titles and a titanic collapse.
James gets Liverpool ownership share

James gets Liverpool ownership share

BOSTON, April 6 (UPI) -- Miami Heat superstar LeBron James has obtained a share of the Liverpool soccer club in a deal with its Boston owner, the company said Wednesday.
Red Sox owner completes Liverpool FC buy

Red Sox owner completes Liverpool FC buy

BOSTON, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- Boston Red Sox owner John Henry says he and his company have completed their controversial purchase of the debt-laden British soccer club Liverpool FC.
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