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PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- Do you remember playing "Around the

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Today is Feb. 11. A young French girl, Bernadette Sourbirous, claimed on this date in 1858 that the Virgin Mary had appeared to her at Lourdes.
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'MOULIN ROUGE' IS TOPS WITH NATIONAL BOARD OF REVIEW
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New York 82, Cleveland 64

NEW YORK, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Latrell Sprewell and Allan Houston each scored 14 points Wednesday night to help the New York Knicks snap a three-game losing streak with an 82-64 victory over

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FRIARS REMEMBER JAY LIVINGSTON
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Today is Nov. 7.
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Today is Wednesday, Nov. 7, the 311th day of 2001 with 54 to follow.
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Today is Nov. 7.
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The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, Nov. 7, the 311th day of 2001 with 54 to follow.
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Today is Friday, Nov. 2, the 306th day of 2001 with 59 to follow.
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Jockstrip: The World As We Know It

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Leno's Harley fetches $360,200 on eBay

BURBANK, Calif., Oct. 17 (UPI) -- Jay Leno's 2001 Harley-Davidson -- festooned with dozens of celebrity autographs -- has fetched a high bid of $360,200 on eBay to raise money for The Twin Tower
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Earvin "Magic" Johnson (basketball) greets the media at the 2007 Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis 22nd annual Great Sports Legends Dinner held in New York on September 17, 2007. (UPI Photo/Ezio Petersen)
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Earvin "Magic" Johnson Jr. (born August 14, 1959) is a retired American professional basketball player who played point guard for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). After winning championships in high school and college, Johnson was selected first overall in the 1979 NBA Draft by the Lakers. He won a championship and an NBA Finals Most Valuable Player Award in his rookie season, and won four more championships with the Lakers during the 1980s. Johnson retired abruptly in 1991 after announcing that he had contracted HIV, but returned to play in the 1992 All-Star Game, winning the All-Star MVP Award. After protests from his fellow players, he retired again for four years, but returned in 1996, at age 37, to play 32 games for the Lakers before retiring for the third and final time.

Johnson's career achievements include three NBA MVP Awards, nine NBA Finals appearances, twelve All-Star games, and ten All-NBA First and Second Team nominations. He led the league in regular-season assists four times, and is the NBA's all-time leader in assists per game, with an average of 11.2. Johnson was a member of the "Dream Team", the U.S. basketball team that won the Olympic gold medal in 1992.

Johnson was honored as one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History in 1996, and enshrined in the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2002. He was rated the greatest NBA point guard of all time by ESPN in 2007. His friendship and rivalry with Boston Celtics star Larry Bird, whom he faced in the 1979 NCAA finals and three NBA championship series, were well documented. Since his retirement, Johnson has been an advocate for HIV/AIDS prevention and safe sex, as well as an entrepreneur, philanthropist and motivational speaker.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Magic Johnson."
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