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Red Sox owners submit Liverpool FC bid

BOSTON, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- The owners of the Boston Red Sox have submitted a bid to purchase the British soccer club Liverpool FC, a source told The Boston Globe Tuesday.

Red Sox owner marries; party at Fenway

BOSTON, June 28 (UPI) -- A glittering crowd of about 400 crowded the outfield of Boston's Fenway Park for the wedding reception of Red Sox owner John Henry and Linda Pizzuti.

Wedding follows sci-fi game theme

ORLANDO, Fla., Jan. 18 (UPI) -- A couple known as SickNdehed and Psychovandal were married before fellow gaming enthusiasts at a video expo in the Orlando Science Center in Florida.

Investigators comb crane collapse site

HOUSTON, July 19 (UPI) -- Investigators said Saturday they were sifting through the wreckage of a collapsed crane at a Houston refinery, looking for clues to what caused the calamity.

Former Alaskan lawmaker to be sentenced

ANCHORAGE, Alaska, April 15 (UPI) -- A federal judge has denied former Alaska state Rep. Vic Kohring's request for a new trial, court papers show.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, Feb. 21, 2008.
By United Press International

Kentucky Horse Park to be honored

NEW YORK, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- The Kentucky Horse Park has been selected to receive the 2007 Special Eclipse Award for outstanding contributions to thoroughbred horse racing.

Miracle may be credited to Cardinal Newman

LONDON, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- The Vatican is expected to attribute a miracle to Cardinal Newman, helping to put him on the road to becoming Britain's first saint in 40 years.

Legendary race horse John Henry dead at 32

LEXINGTON, Ky., Oct. 9 (UPI) -- Two-time Horse of the Year John Henry, the winner of 30 U.S. stakes races and a 1990 inductee into the Racing Hall of Fame has been put down at the age of 32.

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

Gallery owner pleads guilty to art theft

SEATTLE, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- A former Seattle art gallery owner accused of stealing art worth hundreds of thousands of dollars has pleaded guilty to nine counts of first-degree theft.

Watercooler Stories

Man charged with bothering whale ... Milwaukee schools remove handcuffs ... Baby treated after drinking gin and juice ... Graffiti comes with a smile in Chicago ... Watercooler stories from UPI.
By United Press International

Graffiti comes with a smile in Chicago

CHICAGO, May 2 (UPI) -- Several cars in Chicago's Printer's Row neighborhood received impromptu makeovers recently when vandals spray-painted large smiley faces on them.

Survivor of 'Great Escape' dies at 90

NANAIMO, British Columbia, April 13 (UPI) -- A Canadian farmer who participated in the World War II prison camp break depicted in the movie "The Great Escape" has died.

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

The fortunes of Kentucky Derby hopefuls fluctuated like the stock market during the weekend, with Nobiz Like Shobiz's shares plummeting while Great Hunter's and
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

The Almanac

UPI almanac for Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2007.
By United Press International

Grandmother hit by foul ball embarassed

BOSTON, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- The grandmother whose scalp was split open by a Derek Jeter foul ball during Friday's Red Sox-Yankees game at Boston's Fenway Park said she was embarrassed.

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

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

Amazon.com ties up with Springsteen

SEATTLE, April 3 (UPI) -- Amazon.com is showing exclusive video footage from Bruce Springsteen's latest album for one week.

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

Wrapup of Thoroughbred stakes action.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

The Almanac

Today is Tuesday, Feb. 21, the 52nd day of 2006 with 313 to follow.
By United Press International

Theo Epstein returning to Red Sox

BOSTON, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- Former Boston Red Sox general manager Theo Epstein is returning to the organization.

Cannabis seen as more serious drug

LONDON, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- The British government, concerned over studies linking cannabis with mental health problems, may decide to reclassify it as a more serious crime.

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

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