The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, Sept. 13, 2013.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012.
By United Press International

NHL: Edmonton 5, Winnipeg 3

WINNIPEG, Manitoba, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- Lennart Petrell's unassisted goal put Edmonton ahead Monday and the Oilers scored four times in the third period to rally past Winnipeg 5-3.

Wife's cats allegedly drove man to kill

SAN ANTONIO, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- A Texas man went on trial this week on charges that he killed his 79-year-old wife because he was tired of living with her 50 cats.

NHL: Vancouver 4, Los Angeles 1

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Nov. 27 (UPI) -- Henrik Sedin touched off a three-goal third period with a game-winning score Thursday and the Vancouver Canucks beat Los Angeles 4-1.

NHL: Los Angeles 4, Florida 3 (SO)

SUNRISE, Fla., Nov. 16 (UPI) -- Jack Johnson beat Tomas Vokoun with a shootout goal Monday, giving the Los Angeles Kings a 4-3 victory over the Florida Panthers.

NHL: Los Angeles 5, Carolina 2

RALEIGH, N.C., Nov. 11 (UPI) -- Erik Ersberg made 22 saves on 24 shots Wednesday, leading the Los Angeles Kings to a 5-2 win over the Carolina Hurricanes.

Heathrow options increased this spring

LONDON, May 13 (UPI) -- Travelers flying to London will have increased options and, possibly, cheaper fares this year, industry observers said.

NHL: New Jersey 5, Philadelphia 4 (SO)

NEWARK, N.J., March 28 (UPI) -- Jamie Langenbrunner's goal in the third round of a shootout Friday lifted the New Jersey Devils past the Philadelphia Flyers 5-4.

NHL: Philadelphia 4, Pittsburgh 3

PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- Mike Knuble scored the go-ahead goal 5:25 into the third period Thursday and Philadelphia held on to defeat Pittsburgh 4-3.

NHL: Philadelphia 4, Toronto 1

PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 27 (UPI) -- Joffrey Lupul scored twice Thursday to lead the Philadelphia Flyers to a 4-1 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs.

NHL: Dallas 4, Philadelphia 1

PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 1 (UPI) -- The Dallas Stars fell behind early but went on to beat Philadelphia 4-1 Saturday with goals by Jeff Halpern, Antti Miettinen, Mike Ribeiro and Jussi Jokinen.

Flyers' Jones suspended for two games

NEW YORK, Oct. 29 (UPI) -- Philadelphia defenseman Randy Jones was suspended for two games by the NHL for a hit on Boston's Patrice Bergeron.

NHL: Philadelphia 2, Boston 1

BOSTON, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- Mike Richards scored a tie-breaking goal Saturday afternoon as the Philadelphia Flyers beat the Boston Bruins, 2-1.

NHL: Philadelphia 4, Atlanta 0

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- Martin Biron made 31 saves Tuesday to garner his first shutout of the season as the Philadelphia Flyers beat the winless Atlanta Thrashers 4-0.
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Randy Jones
Pittsburgh Penguins Marian Hossa is blocked by Philadelphia Flyers Randy Jones during the third period at the Mellon Arena in Pittsburgh on April 2, 2008. (UPI Photo/Stephen M. Gross)

Randall Leo Jones (born January 12, 1950 in Fullerton, California), nicknamed "Junkman", is a former Major League Baseball left-handed pitcher. He attended Brea-Olinda High School in Brea, California. He attended Chapman University in Orange, California. He was known for his sinker and the large number of ground-ball outs he induced. He also had an handle-bar moustache.

Jones was drafted Five Round by the San Diego Padres in the 1972 Major League Baseball Draft. His major league debut on June 16, 1973.

In 1974, Jones went 8-22 with a 4.45 ERA. He was able to turn it around in 1975 when he won 20 games and led the National League with a 2.24 ERA earning The Sporting News Comeback Player of the Year Award honors. His best season was in 1976, when he went 22-14 with a 2.74 ERA, winning the National League Cy Young Award and being named The Sporting News NL Pitcher of the Year. He was selected as the left-handed pitcher on The Sporting News NL All-Star Teams after the 1975 and 1976 seasons.

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