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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013.
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Missy Franklin takes sixth gold medal at World Swimming Championships

BARCELONA, Spain, Aug. 4 (UPI) -- American teenager Missy Franklin took a sixth gold medal at the 2013 World Swimming Championships Sunday, accomplishing a rare achievement in the sport.

From Olympic swimmer to homeless, life of Brian Job a sad tale

PALO ALTO, Calif., April 14 (UPI) -- Former Olympic swimmer and 200-meter breaststroke record holder Brian Job is homeless and "totally delusional" in Palo Alto, Calif., his family said.

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013.
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London, Phelps, Bolt star at Olympics

London, Phelps, Bolt star at Olympics

London and the home-standing British athletes stood out at the 2012 Olympics but the spotlight was grabbed by Michael Phelps and Usain Bolt.
JOHN HENDEL, United Press International

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012.
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Olympics 2012: Phelps headed for career medal record

Olympics 2012: Phelps headed for career medal record

On the last evening of Olympic gymnastics competition in 1964, Larysa Latynina received a score of 19.599 in the floor exercise final.
MIKE RABUN, United Press International
Phelps to make appearance on 'Entourage'

Phelps to make appearance on 'Entourage'

NEW YORK, Aug. 29 (UPI) -- U.S. Olympic champion Michael Phelps reportedly is to appear in an upcoming episode of the HBO comedy series "Entourage."
Olympic Medal: M Swim 100 Fly

Olympic Medal: M Swim 100 Fly

BEIJING, Aug. 15 (UPI) -- American Michael Phelps won his seventh gold medal of the Beijing Olympics Saturday by the narrowest of margins.
Olympic Medal: M Swim 200 Fly

Olympic Medal: M Swim 200 Fly

BEIJING, Aug. 13 (UPI) -- Michael Phelps became the all-time Olympic gold medal record-holder Wednesday with a triumph in the 200-meter butterfly.

Olympic Medal: M Swim 200 Free

BEIJING, Aug. 11 (UPI) -- Michael Phelps equaled the career Olympic gold medal record Tuesday by winning the 200-meter freestyle in world record time in Beijing.

Giant athletic carnival heads to China

BEIJING, July 18 (UPI) -- The Olympics are about the athletes and the performances. All else -- in theory -- is set aside.
Phelps sets world mark in Oly swim trials

Phelps sets world mark in Oly swim trials

OMAHA, June 29 (UPI) -- Michael Phelps set a 400-meter individual medley world record Sunday in the U.S. Olympic swimming trials in Omaha.

Phelps enters nine events at swim trials

OMAHA, June 18 (UPI) -- Michael Phelps, who won six gold medals at the 2004 Olympics, has entered nine events at this year's U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials.

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Feb. 10, 2008.
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Atlantic Eye: The death of honor in sports

VIENNA, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- As a child I was fascinated by sport heroes. There was baseball’s Babe Ruth and Hank Aaron; track and field’s Wilma Rudolph; soccer’s Pele; swimming’s Mark Spitz and the incomparable all-round athlete Babe Didrikson Zaharias. Other athletes also held the mantle high. But today, from U.S. baseball to international biking -- and even tennis -- greed, dishonor and arrogance are the new credo.
MARC S. ELLENBOGEN, UPI International Columnist

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2007.
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UPI almanac for Saturday, Feb. 10, 2007.
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Today is Monday, Sept. 4, the 247th day of 2006 with 118 to follow.
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Today is Friday, Feb. 10, the 41st day of 2006 with 324 to follow.
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Today is Sunday, Sept. 4, the 247th day of 2005 with 118 to follow.
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Today is Thursday, Feb. 10, the 41st day of 2005 with 324 to follow.
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Speeches are big business for many

BOSTON, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- Former U.S. President Bill Clinton, who charges $350,000 per speech, is the most expensive speaker in the world, but relatively unknowns can make a living.

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Today is Saturday, Sept. 4, the 248th day of 2004 with 118 to follow.
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