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UPI Almanac for Thursday, April 10, 2014

UPI Almanac for Thursday, April 10, 2014

UPI Almanac for Thursday, April 10, 2014
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Man applies for University of North Dakota coaching job based on his Madden skills

Man applies for University of North Dakota coaching job based on his Madden skills

Dec. 12 (UPI) -- Christopher McComas applies for UND football coaching gig based on Madden skills, says team will be "chucking the pigskin."
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Football Hall of Famer Dan Dierdorf to retire from broadcasting

Football Hall of Famer Dan Dierdorf to retire from broadcasting

NEW YORK, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- Dan Dierdorf, who had a 13-season Pro Football Hal of Fame career in the NFL, said Wednesday he is retiring after 30 years of broadcasting football.

Florida Panthers fire coach Kevin Dineen

SUNRISE, Fla., Nov. 8 (UPI) -- The Florida Panthers Friday fired Coach Kevin Dineen and his staff after a seven-game losing streak, and named Peter Horachek interim head coach.
Longtime TV sports announcer Pat Summerall dies at 82

Longtime TV sports announcer Pat Summerall dies at 82

DALLAS, April 16 (UPI) -- Longtime CBS and Fox sports announcer Pat Summerall has died at a hospital in Dallas, where he was recovering from hip surgery, a family friend said. He was 82.

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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, April 10, 2013.
By United Press International
'Hotel' reunites 'Shakespeare' director with stars Dench, Wilkinson

'Hotel' reunites 'Shakespeare' director with stars Dench, Wilkinson

NEW YORK, May 3 (UPI) -- British actress Judi Dench says she was thrilled to work with director John Madden on a third film, "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel," after their successful collaborations on "Mrs. Brown" and "Shakespeare in Love."
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, April 10, 2012.
By United Press International

NHL: Florida 4, Carolina 1

SUNRISE, Fla., April 7 (UPI) -- Scott Clemmensen allowed only a third-period goal Saturday, helping Florida wrap up the Southeast Division title with a 4-1 win over Carolina.

NHL: New York Islanders 3, Florida 2 (SO)

SUNRISE, Fla., March 25 (UPI) -- Frans Nielsen netted the shootout game-winner Sunday, lifting the New York Islanders to a 3-2 victory over Florida.

NHL: Florida 3, Buffalo 2 (SO)

SUNRISE, Fla., March 17 (UPI) -- Dmitry Kulikov scored the game-winner in the seventh shootout round Saturday and the Florida Panthers skated to a fourth straight win, 3-2 over Buffalo.

NHL: Florida 6, Boston 2

SUNRISE, Fla., March 15 (UPI) -- Mikael Samuelsson's power-play goal with 2:03 to go in the opening period started an offensive surge Thursday that brought Florida a 6-2 win over Boston.
Michael Sheen to star in Showtime pilot

Michael Sheen to star in Showtime pilot

NEW YORK, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- Michael Sheen and Lizzy Caplan have been cast as the leads in the drama pilot "Masters of Sex," U.S. cable network Showtime announced.

Panthers sign veteran center Madden

MIAMI, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- Veteran center John Madden has agreed to a one-year contract with the Florida Panthers, the team announced Wednesday.
Tilda Swinton film honored by BFI

Tilda Swinton film honored by BFI

LONDON, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- The film "We Need To Talk About Kevin" was named best film at the 55th British Film Institute London Film Festival.
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Madden NFL (known as John Madden Football before 1993) is an American football video game series developed by Electronic Arts Tiburon for EA Sports. The game series is named after Pro Football Hall of Famer John Madden, a well-known former Super Bowl-winning coach of the Oakland Raiders and color commentator. The games have consistently been a best seller, and has even spawned TV shows where players compete. Among the game's realistic features include sophisticated playbooks and player statistics, and voice commentary that allows players to hear the game as if it was a real TV broadcast.

The series was originally conceived by Electronic Arts founder Trip Hawkins, who then approached Madden in 1984 for his endorsement and expertise. Due to Madden's insistence that the game be as realistic as possible, the first version of John Madden Football was not released until 1988. The second version of the game was released in 1990, and annual versions since then. The series' name was changed to Madden NFL in 1993 after EA acquired the rights to use NFL teams and players.

Despite Madden's retirement as a broadcaster in 2009, he still continues to lend his name, as well as provide creative input, for the game.

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