Tiger shares U.S. Open lead

Tiger shares U.S. Open lead

SAN FRANCISCO, June 15 (UPI) -- Tiger Woods survived a stretch of three straight bogeys Friday and grabbed a share of the lead with David Toms and Jim Furyk midway through the U.S. Open.
Thompson leads, Woods threatens at Open

Thompson leads, Woods threatens at Open

SAN FRANCISCO, June 14 (UPI) -- Michael Thompson became the unlikely leader at the U.S. Open Thursday and Tiger Woods kept up his return to the spotlight with a solid first round.

Wagner comes from behind for Sony win

HONOLULU, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- Johnson Wagner rallied with a round of 3-under-par 67 Sunday, coming from behind to score a two-stroke victory at the Sony Open in Hawaii.

Crane wins in playoff over Simpson

SEA ISLAND, Ga., Oct. 16 (UPI) -- A par on the second extra hole Sunday was good enough to give Ben Crane a playoff victory over Webb Simpson at the McGladrey Classic.

Thompson leads by one through 54 holes

SEA ISLAND, Ga., Oct. 15 (UPI) -- Michael Thompson outperformed fellow-rookie Billy Horschel in a head-to-head duel Saturday and took a 1-shot lead after 54 holes of the McGladrey Classic.

Rookie leads PGA Tour event

SEA ISLAND, Ga., Oct. 14 (UPI) -- Rookie Billy Horschel took the tournament lead Friday and Webb Simpson closed in on the PGA Tour money title after two rounds of the McGladrey Classic.

Chad Campbell shares Canadian Open lead

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, July 22 (UPI) -- Chad Campbell, seeking his first PGA Tour victory in four years, grabbed a share of the lead Friday midway through the Canadian Open.

S&P says U.S. downgrade would be costly

NEW YORK, June 25 (UPI) -- Credit ratings firm Standard & Poor's said the cost of a downgrade in the U.S. government's AAA credit rating to investors would be $100 billion.

COL BKB: Wash. St. 69, N'western 66 (OT)

PULLMAN, Wash., March 24 (UPI) -- Klay Thompson had 17 points and nine rebounds Wednesday and Washington State beat Northwestern 69-66 in overtime to reach the NIT semifinals.

COL BKB: Northwestern 85, Boston Col. 67

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass., March 19 (UPI) -- Northwestern scored 47 points in the second half Saturday and ran away from Boston College 85-67 in the third round of the NIT.

COL BKB: Northwestern 70, Milwaukee 61

EVANSTON, Ill., March 16 (UPI) -- John Shurna and Michael Thompson combined for nine 3-pointers Wednesday in boosting Northwestern to a 70-61 win over Wisconsin-Milwaukee in the NIT.

COL BKB: Wisconsin 78, Northwestern 63

MADISON, Wis., Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Jon Leuer netted 26 points and No. 12 Wisconsin logged its seventh win in eight games with a 78-63 decision over Northwestern Sunday.

Unwitting farmer helps fugitive move on

FALLS CITY, Neb., Feb. 23 (UPI) -- A Missouri farmer who found an escaped jail inmate hiding in his barn innocently gave the man a ride to town, investigators say.

COL BKB: Ohio State 58, Northwestern 57

EVANSTON, Ill., Jan. 29 (UPI) -- Jared Sullinger's free throw with 3 seconds remaining Saturday kept top-ranked Ohio State unbeaten with a 58-57 squeaker over Northwestern.

COL BKB: Michigan St. 65, Northwestern 62

EVANSTON, Ill., Jan. 3 (UPI) -- Draymond Green netted 15 points, including a key basket in the closing seconds Monday to boost No. 19 Michigan State to a 65-62 win over Northwestern.
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Michael Thompson
SLP2001042305- 23 APRIL 2001- ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI, USA: Tranda Wecker, mother of the two baby girls sold on the internet, walks into the St. Louis Civil Courts Building with friend Michael Thompson, prior to a custody hearing, in St. Louis, Missouri, April 23, 2001. bg/Bill Greenblatt UPI

Sir Michael Warwick Thompson (born June 1931) is a British academic, who served as Vice-Chancellor of the Universities of East Anglia and Birmingham.

He was educated at the University of Liverpool where he graduated with a first in physics. He was a D.Sc in physics in 1963 from the University of Liverpool. He was appointed Professor of Experimental Physics at the University of Sussex in 1965, and remained at Sussex for a further 15 years during which time he served as Pro-Vice-Chancellor and acting Vice-Chancellor of the University. In 1980 he was appointed Vice-Chancellor of the University of East Anglia, and remained in the post until 1987 when he was appointed Vice-Chancellor of the University of Birmingham, retiring in 1996. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Physics, and was knighted in 1991.

His son Paul Warwick Thompson is currently rector of the Royal College of Art.

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