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NBA: Houston 102, LA Lakers 77

HOUSTON, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- Juwan Howard produced his best game of the season so far with 23 points and 11 rebounds Wednesday night as Houston defeated the Los Angeles Lakers, 102-77.

Dwyane Wade is SI Sportsman of the Year

NEW YORK, Dec. 4 (UPI) -- Dwyane Wade, who led the Miami Heat to the NBA title last season, has been selected the Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar angers neighbors

NEW YORK, Sept. 11 (UPI) -- Basketball great Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has angered some residents in New York's Harlem neighborhood after he apparently dumped trash in a neighbor's yard. A pile of trash belonging to Abdul-Jabbar, who recently moved into a brownstone home in upper Manhatta

Report: Kobe Bryant to change numbers

BRISTOL, Conn., April 26 (UPI) -- ESPN reported Wednesday that superstar guard Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers will switch numbers next season.

The Almanac

Today is Sunday, April 16, the 106th day of 2006 with 259 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Saturday, April 16, the 106th day of 2005 with 259 to follow.
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Celebrities miked for NBA game

LOS ANGELES, April 11 (UPI) -- The National Basketball Association is teaming up with Columbia Pictures to highlight celebrity fans at an NBA telecast, Daily Variety said Monday.

Book lovers flock to National Mall

WASHINGTON, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- Some 85,000 people jammed the National Book Festival in Washington Saturday for book signings by some of the nation's top writers.

Ruth to be in World Sports Hall of Fame

TORONTO, June 2 (UPI) -- Babe Ruth, Joe Louis and Jim Thorpe were among the 17 athletes chosen Wednesday to make up the first class of the World Sports Hall of Fame.

The Almanac

Today is Friday, April 16, the 107th day of 2004 with 259 to follow.
By United Press International

Kareem joins Knicks basketball ops staff

NEW YORK, March 4 (UPI) -- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, the NBA's all-time leading scorer, has joined the basketball operations staff of the New York Knicks, the team announced Thursday.

Dog's ball found to have rare autograph

POLLOCK PINES, Calif., March 1 (UPI) -- A sharp-eyed California man spotted a rare autograph on a basketball his 12-year-old daughter bought at a rummage sale for a buck for the family dog.

Bonds wins third straight MVP award

NEW YORK, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- San Francisco Giants slugger Barry Bonds once again has been named the National League's Most Valuable Player.

Report: Lakers to get Malone

LOS ANGELES, July 11 (UPI) -- It looks like the Los Angeles Lakers will get themselves back in the NBA title hunt next season.

Report: Malone meets with Lakers

LOS ANGELES, July 3 (UPI) -- If it happens, it could be one of the biggest matches of the offseason.

Think tanks wrap-up II

WASHINGTON, May 16 (UPI) -- The UPI think tank wrap-up is a daily digest covering opinion pieces, reactions to recent news events and position statements released by various think tanks. T

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Duncan repeats as NBA Most Valuable Player

NEW YORK, May 4 (UPI) -- Tim Duncan was named the NBA's Most Valuable Player Sunday, making him the first back-to-back winner of the award in 11 years.

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Report: Duncan to be named MVP

SAN ANTONIO, May 3 (UPI) -- The San Antonio Express-News reported Saturday that Tim Duncan had won the balloting for the NBA's Most Valuable Player award, which would make him the first ba

The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, April 16, the 106th day of 2003 with 259 to follow.
By United Press International

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A roundup of top sports stories.

Worthy, Parish voted into Hall of Fame

NEW ORLEANS, April 7 (UPI) -- Boston Celtics center Robert Parish and Los Angeles Lakers forward James Worthy headline the list of seven elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame on Monday.

Utah 99, Denver 81

SALT LAKE CITY, March 19 (UPI) -- Matt Harpring scored 22 points and Karl Malone added 18 Tuesday night as the Utah Jazz posted their 14th straight home victory over the Denver Nuggets, 99-81.

Utah 111, Orlando 108

ORLANDO, Fla., March 12 (UPI) -- Karl Malone scored 40 points Wednesday night, became just the second player in NBA history to reach 36,000 and came up with a key steal in the waning seconds to
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