World War II veteran dies 90 minutes after getting Arctic Star

BOX, England, May 16 (UPI) -- A veteran of World War II's arctic convoys died 90 minutes after his Arctic Star medal for his service arrived in the mail, his son says.

MLB: Arizona 5, Colorado 3

PHOENIX, Oct. 3 (UPI) -- Aaron Hill belted a game-winning, three-run homer in the ninth inning Tuesday, rallying the Arizona Diamondback to a 5-3 victory over Colorado.

MLB: Arizona 10, Colorado 7

DENVER, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- Aaron Hill bashed a tie-breaking, three-run homer in the eighth inning Sunday in the Arizona Diamondbacks' 10-7 win over Colorado.
Jacobs dropped by Rockies for drug result

Jacobs dropped by Rockies for drug result

DENVER, Aug. 18 (UPI) -- Mike Jacobs, a former major leaguer now with Colorado's Triple-A affiliate, was suspended 50 games for testing positive for human growth hormone, officials say.

Mets 1B Murphy out with sprained knee

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla., March 31 (UPI) -- New York Mets first baseman Daniel Murphy will miss two to six weeks because of a right knee sprain, team officials said Wednesday.

MLB: Kansas City 12, Boston 9

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Sept. 22 (UPI) -- Yuniesky Betancourt stroked a two-run single to ignite a six-run sixth inning Monday and the Kansas City Royals beat Boston 12-9.

MLB: Cleveland 13, Kansas City 6

CLEVELAND, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- Jhonny Peralta's four RBI Saturday keyed Cleveland's 13-6 rout of Kansas City.

MLB: Kansas City 7, Detroit 5

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Sept. 8 (UPI) -- Billy Butler drove in the game-tying run and Mike Jacobs drove in the game-winner Tuesday in the Kansas City Royals' 7-5 win over Detroit.

MLB: Kansas City 6, Los Angeles Angels 3

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Sept. 7 (UPI) -- Billy Butler had two home runs and four RBI Monday to lead the Kansas City Royals to a 6-3 victory over the Los Angeles Angels.

MLB: Oakland 10, Kansas City 4

OAKLAND, Calif., Sept. 2 (UPI) -- Landon Powell hit his first career grand slam Wednesday in Oakland's 10-4 victory over Kansas City.

MLB: Chicago White Sox 8, Kansas City 7

CHICAGO, Aug. 18 (UPI) -- Scott Podsednik drove in the winning run in the eighth inning Monday and the Chicago White Sox beat Kansas City 8-7, despite blowing a three-run lead.

MLB: Kansas City 3, Detroit 2 (10 innings)

DETROIT, Aug. 16 (UPI) -- The Kansas City Royals, aided by a pair of Ryan Raburn errors, scored a run in the 10th inning Sunday and edged the Detroit Tigers 3-2.

MLB: Kansas City 12, Oakland 6

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Aug. 9 (UPI) -- Mike Jacobs and Billy Butler each had three hits and three RBI Saturday to lead the Kansas City Royals to a 12-6 victory over the Oakland Athletics.

MLB: Kansas City 4, Detroit 3

DETROIT, July 6 (UPI) -- Mike Jacobs homered off Detroit reliever Fernando Rodney in the ninth inning Monday to give the Kansas City Royals a 4-3 win over the Tigers.

MLB: Kansas City 3, St. Louis 2

ST. LOUIS, May 24 (UPI) -- Mike Jacobs sent Kansas City ahead with an RBI single in the seventh inning and the Royals hung on Sunday to top the St. Louis Cardinals 3-2.
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Mike Jacobs
St. Louis Cardinals Rick Ankiel loses his footing as he tries to field a ball off the bat of Kansas City Royals Mike Jacobs in the seventh inning at Busch Stadium in St. Louis on May 24, 2009. The hit scored the winning run from second base as Kansas City won 3-2. (UPI Photo/Bill Greenblatt)

Michael Strauss Jacobs (March 17, 1880 – January 1953) was a boxing promoter, arguably the most powerful in the sport from the mid-1930's until his effective retirement in 1946. He was posthumously elected to the World Boxing Hall of Fame in 1982, and the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1990.

Born in New York City in 1880, Jacobs came from a poor family and went to work as a boy, selling newspapers and candy on Coney Island excursion boats. Noticing that ticket purchases for the boats were often confusing to prospective passengers, Jacobs began scalping boat tickets. He then bought concession rights on all the boats docked at the Battery, sold train tickets to recent immigrants, and eventually ran his own ferryboats.

Jacobs then became a ticket scalper in New York, buying and selling theater, opera, or sports events tickets. He began promoting events himself, including charity balls, bike races, and circuses.

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