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Magic Johnson asks mercy for ex-teammate Jay Vincent

Magic Johnson asks mercy for ex-teammate Jay Vincent

DETROIT, Sept. 1 (UPI) -- Former NBA star Magic Johnson asked a judge to spare prison for his friend and former Michigan State teammate Jay Vincent in sentencing him in a fraud scheme.
Report: Magic would like to run a team

Report: Magic would like to run a team

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 18 (UPI) -- Former NBA star Magic Johnson says he'd love to run a team in the league "if the right situation came."
Magic ready to buy into Pistons, if asked

Magic ready to buy into Pistons, if asked

DETROIT, Aug. 14 (UPI) -- None of the prospective buyers of the Detroit Pistons has had any comment on Magic Johnson's statement that he is interested in a minority stake in the team.
First lady promotes mentoring in Detroit

First lady promotes mentoring in Detroit

DETROIT, May 26 (UPI) -- First lady Michelle Obama, with celebrities in tow, was in Detroit Wednesday to promote mentoring and tell the city's young people "we've got your back."

AARP con features entertainment, classes

LAS VEGAS, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- This year's AARP convention in Las Vegas features a Facebook seminar, celebrity guests and an estimated 25,000 participants, organizers said.
Report: Thomas 'hurt' by Magic's comments

Report: Thomas 'hurt' by Magic's comments

MIAMI, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Former NBA great Isiah Thomas says he is "hurt" by comments made by Magic Johnson in a new book, Sports Illustrated reported.

Laker fans celebrate in LA after title win

LOS ANGELES, June 15 (UPI) -- The partying began immediately Sunday in Los Angeles after the Lakers defeated the Orlando Magic 99-86 to win the 2009 NBA title.
ABC orders Kimmel prime time specials

ABC orders Kimmel prime time specials

LOS ANGELES, May 4 (UPI) -- "Jimmy Kimmel Live" will air special U.S. half-hour prime time shows on each night ABC airs the NBA finals, beginning June 4, the network said Monday.
NBA: Los Angeles Lakers 113, Utah 100

NBA: Los Angeles Lakers 113, Utah 100

LOS ANGELES, April 19 (UPI) -- Kobe Bryant's 24 points and eight assists Sunday paced the Los Angeles Lakers to a 113-100 win over Utah in Game 1 of the Western Conference quarterfinals.

Celeb-signed yarmulkes to go on display

SEATTLE, Feb. 23 (UPI) -- A Seattle man who collects celebrity-autographed yarmulkes said 32 of his signed Jewish skullcaps will be displayed at the University of Washington.

Claim: Magic Johnson 'faked' AIDS

MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 10 (UPI) -- Minneapolis radio personalities Chris Baker and Langdon Perry have alleged that former NBA star Magic Johnson faked AIDS, a newspaper report said.

Derrick Rose top pick in NBA Draft

NEW YORK, June 26 (UPI) -- Derrick Rose became the first pick in the NBA Draft Thursday, giving him a chance to play point guard with his hometown team -- the Chicago Bulls.

NBA Finals begin Thursday

BOSTON, June 4 (UPI) -- The Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Lakers, who make up the most tradition-bound rivalry pro basketball, open the NBA Finals Thursday.
'Kimmel' primetime specials set to air

'Kimmel' primetime specials set to air

LOS ANGELES, June 3 (UPI) -- "Jimmy Kimmel Live" is to run special half-hour prime time shows on each night ABC airs the NBA finals, the network has announced.

NBA: Cleveland 106, Indiana 97

INDIANAPOLIS, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- LeBron James' 31 points, 14 rebounds and 12 assists Wednesday helped the Cleveland Cavaliers down the Indiana Pacers 106-97.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Saturday, Feb. 16, 2008.
By United Press International

Obama leading Clinton among celebrities

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., leads Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., when it comes to celebrity supporters in their bids for the White House.

Bill Clinton lights up Hillary's campaign

DES MOINES, Iowa, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- Just weeks before the Iowa caucuses begin, Bill Clinton surfaced in his wife's presidential campaign with a message of "change, change, change."

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2007.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, Nov. 2, 2007.
By United Press International

Memphis museum hands out Freedom Awards

MEMPHIS, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- The National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis handed out its annual freedom awards, honoring those who fight for equal rights and freedom worldwide.

'Magic' Johnson to invest in condo project

NASHVILLE, Oct. 8 (UPI) -- Basketball hall-of-famer Earvin "Magic" Johnson is expected to announce soon that he will invest in the Gulch, a Nashville-area development project.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Saturday, Sept. 29, 2007.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2007.
By United Press International

The All-NBA First Team named

NEW YORK, May 10 (UPI) -- Reigning two-time MVP Steve Nash of Phoenix Thursday was among those named to the NBA All First Team.
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