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Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Aniston booked for Stand Up to Cancer telethon

Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Aniston booked for Stand Up to Cancer telethon

NEW YORK, Aug. 20 (UPI) --Jennifer Aniston, Gwyneth Paltrow and Reese Witherspoon are scheduled to take part in next month's Stand Up to Cancer fundraising telethon.
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Spurs defeat Oklahoma City 112-77

Tim Duncan, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili made history on Wednesday night and helped the San Antonio Spurs to yet another convincing victory.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Donald Sterling is 'handmaiden to the bigger evil'

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Donald Sterling is 'handmaiden to the bigger evil'

LOS ANGELES, April 29 (UPI) -- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar penned a column for Time criticizing American media for sensationalizing some stories of racism while ignoring others.
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Nothin' but Net: Questions abound for Jackson, Knicks

Nothin' but Net: Questions abound for Jackson, Knicks

Here's my analysis of Phil Jackson reportedly running the New York Knicks basketball operations: I have no clue.
Bryant named All-Star starter despite injuries

Bryant named All-Star starter despite injuries

NEW YORK, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- Kobe Bryant, even though he has played in just six contests this season, was named Thursday as a starter for this year's NBA All-Star Game.

NBA: Miami 104, Toronto 95

TORONTO, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- LeBron James joined an elite NBA club with a 35-point performance Tuesday and Miami notched its first road win of the season, 104-95 over Toronto.
Pro skier Rory Bushfield wins celebrity diving competition 'Splash'

Pro skier Rory Bushfield wins celebrity diving competition 'Splash'

LOS ANGELES, May 7 (UPI) -- Professional extreme skier Rory Bushfield won Season 1 of the U.S. celebrity diving competition series "Splash" Tuesday night.

Miami's LeBron James earns fourth career NBA MVP award

NEW YORK, May 5 (UPI) -- Miami Heat forward LeBron James garnered his fourth career NBA Most Valuable Player award Sunday in a near-unanimous vote.

Reports: LeBron James to be named MVP

NEW YORK, May 3 (UPI) -- Miami forward LeBron James will be named the NBA's Most Valuable Player for the fourth time, multiple media outlets reported Friday.

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, April 16, 2013.
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Lakers owner Buss hospitalized

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Los Angeles Lakers owner Jerry Buss has been hospitalized for treatment of an undisclosed form of cancer, team personnel told the Los Angeles Times Thursday.

UPI NewsTrack Sports

Report: Lakers owner Buss hospitalized ... Athletics closer Balfour has knee surgery ... Senators' Karlsson has Achilles surgery ... UConn's Wolf arraigned in domestic case ... Sports news from United Press International.
Drake Bell, Keshia Knight Pulliam set for celebrity diving show

Drake Bell, Keshia Knight Pulliam set for celebrity diving show

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Louie Anderson, Drake Bell, Nicole Eggert and Keshia Knight Pulliam are to compete on "Splash," a U.S. celebrity diving series to debut next month, ABC said.

NBA: Miami 92, Golden State 75

OAKLAND, Calif., Jan. 17 (UPI) -- LeBron James reached 20,000 points for his career Wednesday, becoming the youngest NBA player to do so while leading Miami to a 92-75 win over Golden State.

NBA: LA Lakers 103, New Orleans 87

NEW ORLEANS, Dec. 5 (UPI) -- Kobe Bryant became the fifth NBA player to reach 30,000 points in a career Wednesday, scoring 29 in leading the Los Angeles Lakers past New Orleans 103-87.
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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
NBA Hall of Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar signs copies of his new book "On The Shoulders of Giants" at Borders Books in New York on January 30, 2007. (UPI Photo/Laura Cavanaugh)
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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (born Ferdinand Lewis "Lew" Alcindor, Jr., April 16, 1947) is an American retired basketball player, coach, actor, and author. During his career with the NBA's Milwaukee Bucks and Los Angeles Lakers from 1969 to 1989, Abdul-Jabbar scored more points than any other player in league history, won six NBA championships and a record six regular season MVP Awards. In college at UCLA, he played on three championship teams, and his high school team won 71 consecutive games. At the time of his retirement, Abdul-Jabbar was the NBA's all-time leader in points scored, games played, minutes played, field goals made, field goal attempts, blocked shots, defensive rebounds, and personal fouls.

Abdul-Jabbar was born Ferdinand Lewis Alcindor, Jr on April 16, 1947, and grew up in Manhattan in New York City, the only child of Cora Lillian, a department store price checker, and Ferdinand Lewis Alcindor, Sr, a transit police officer and jazz musician. At birth, he weighed 12 pounds, 10 ounces (5.73 kg), and was twenty-two and a half inches (57.2 cm) long. He was raised as a Catholic and attended St. Jude School in the Inwood section of Manhattan. Later in life he converted to Islam. He initially joined the Nation of Islam in 1968, before retaking the Shahada and converting to Sunni Islam that same summer.

From an early age he began his record-breaking basketball accomplishments. In high school, he led Power Memorial Academy to three straight New York City Catholic championships, a 71-game winning streak, and a 79–2 overall record.

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