Mike Pettine hired as coach of the Cleveland Browns

BEREA, Ohio, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- Mike Pettine, most recently defensive coordinator for the Buffalo Bills, has been hired as coach of the Cleveland Browns, the NFL team said Thursday.

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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013.
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The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, Sept. 7, 2012.
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Deal maker likely to be new Pistons owner

Deal maker likely to be new Pistons owner

DETROIT, March 24 (UPI) -- The potential buyer of the Detroit Pistons professional basketball team is a California deal maker worth about $2.4 billion, officials in Michigan said.

NFL to honor veterans and military members

NEW YORK, Oct. 29 (UPI) -- The National Football League will honor veterans and active duty military members in a month-long remembrance.

NFL approves Chad Johnson name change

NEW YORK, Sept. 4 (UPI) -- The NFL has approved the official name change of Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Chad Johnson to Chad Ocho Cinco.

Bengals stadium drops planned pigeon shoot

CINCINNATI, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- Managers at the Cincinnati Bengals home stadium have dropped a plan to shoot pigeons before games there.

Personal fowl: pigeon droppings, 15 yards

CINCINNATI, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- Little birds are befouling the lair of some tigers -- the Cincinnati Bengals, that is -- and stadium officials want to clear the air.

MLK recording auction planned

ATLANTA, July 17 (UPI) -- An Atlanta auction house plans to auction more than 20 audio recordings of Martin Luther King Jr. next month.

Civil War letter may sell for $500,000

ATLANTA, July 17 (UPI) -- The owner of an Atlanta gallery said a U.S. Civil War letter written by Gen. Ulysses S. Grant to Gen. Robert E. Lee may be sold for $500,000 at auction. Gallery 63 owner Paul Brown said the fact that the letter has been dated April 10, 1885, and includes

Judge orders Bengals into settlement talks

CINCINNATI, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- A federal judge has ordered the Cincinnati Bengals, the NFL and Hamilton County, Ohio, to attend a settlement conference Friday to end their ongoing dispute. The order by U.S. District Judge S. Arthur Spiegel is the latest effort to settle Hamilton County

Judge allows religious school messages

PLANO, Texas, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- A federal judge has ordered a Texas school district to allow students to hand out religious messages at winter break parties.

NIH to shut down mad cow lab

WASHINGTON, July 28 (UPI) -- The U.S. federal laboratory credited with conducting groundbreaking work on human brain disorders similar to mad cow disease is closing.

NFL sued for anti-trust in stadium flap

PITTSBURGH, March 5 (UPI) -- The attorney who sued the Pittsburgh Steelers on behalf of four fans unhappy with their Heinz Field seats is taking on the National Football League.

Same sex wedding expo draws crowd

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 23 (UPI) -- A fair promoting services for same sex couples planning weddings attracted a crowd estimated at 2,000, organizers in Los Angeles said.
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