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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Saturday, May 18, 2013.
By United Press International

NBA: Memphis 88, Oklahoma City 84

OKLAHOMA CITY, May 16 (UPI) -- Tony Allen brought an end to an Oklahoma City comeback Wednesday and Memphis earned a berth in the conference semifinals by downing the Thunder 88-84.

NBA: Memphis 87, Oklahoma City 81

MEMPHIS, May 11 (UPI) -- Marc Gasol scored 12 of his 20 points during the third quarter Saturday and Memphis bested Oklahoma City 87-81 for a 2-1 lead in their second-round series.

NBA: Oklahoma City 93, Memphis 91

OKLAHOMA CITY, May 5 (UPI) -- Kevin Durant drained a go-ahead basket with 11.1 seconds remaining Sunday and the Oklahoma City Thunder got past Memphis 93-91 in their playoff series opener.

NBA: Houston 107, Oklahoma City 100

OKLAHOMA CITY, May 2 (UPI) -- James Harden led all five Houston starters in double figures Wednesday and the Rockets stayed alive with a 107-100 win over Oklahoma City.

NBA: Oklahoma City 104, Houston 101

HOUSTON, April 28 (UPI) -- Kevin Durant hit a late 3-pointer Saturday and Oklahoma City overcame a blown lead to edge Houston 104-101 and take a commanding first-round playoff lead.

NBA: Milwaukee 95, Oklahoma City 89

OKLAHOMA CITY, April 17 (UPI) -- John Henson scored 28 points Wednesday and helped Milwaukee pull away down the stretch for a 95-89 victory over Oklahoma City.

NBA: Oklahoma City 106, Portland 90

PORTLAND, Ore., April 13 (UPI) -- Russell Westbrook came through with 33 points Friday and Oklahoma City stayed on top in the Western Conference by downing Portland 106-90.
Ex-Orioles manager Earl Weaver dead at 82

Ex-Orioles manager Earl Weaver dead at 82

BALTIMORE, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- Hall of Fame manager Earl Weaver, who took Baltimore to four World Series, died of a heart attack while on a cruise, the team said Saturday. He was 82.
MLB: San Francisco 8, Detroit 3

MLB: San Francisco 8, Detroit 3

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- Pablo Sandoval became the fourth player to hit three home runs in a World Series game Wednesday, sending San Francisco to an opening 8-3 win over Detroit.
Yankees bar Reggie Jackson from clubhouse

Yankees bar Reggie Jackson from clubhouse

NEW YORK, July 10 (UPI) -- Reggie Jackson's not welcome in the New York Yankees clubhouse or at team events for now after controversial comments, league sources told the New York Post.

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UPI Almanac for Friday, May 18, 2012.
By United Press International
Obama honors Cardinals at White House

Obama honors Cardinals at White House

WASHINGTON, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- President Barack Obama honored the 2011 World Champion St. Louis Cardinals team at the White House Tuesday, praising their comeback victory.

MLB: St. Louis 16, Texas 7

ARLINGTON, Texas, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- Albert Pujols blasted three homers Saturday, driving in six runs in the St. Louis Cardinals' 16-7 rout of the Texas Rangers in Game 3 of the World Series.
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Reggie Jackson
National Baseball Hall of Fame member Reggie Jackson smiles toward the crowd as he takes his place on stage before induction ceremonies for new members Rickey Henderson and Jim Rice in Cooperstown, New York on July 26, 2009. (UPI Photo/Bill Greenblatt)
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Reginald Martinez "Reggie" Jackson (born May 18, 1946), nicknamed "Mr. October" for his clutch hitting in the postseason, is a former American Major League Baseball right fielder. During a 21-year baseball career, he played from 1967-1987 for four different teams. Jackson currently serves as a special advisor to the New York Yankees. He helped win three consecutive World Series titles as a member of the Oakland A's in the early 1970s and also helped win two consecutive titles with the New York Yankees. Jackson was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1993. He now resides in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Jackson was born in Wyncote, Pennsylvania, just north of Philadelphia. His father was Martinez Jackson, a tailor who was also a former second baseman with the Newark Eagles of the Negro Leagues. He was the youngest of four children between Reggie's mother, Clara, who was of Hispanic descent. He also had two half siblings from his father's first marriage. His parents divorced when he was four; his mother taking four of his siblings with her, while his father was left with Jackson, and one of the siblings from his first marriage, though one sibling later returned to Wyncote. His father raised his son as a single parent, and was one of the few black families in Wyncote. He didn't experience the Jim Crow laws that most African-American ballplayers from his era experienced as Wyncote was primarily a Jewish town. He was able to develop a social ease with the Jewish community in Wyncote, as all his friends, girlfriends, coaches, and teachers during that timeframe were Jewish. (in 1972, Jackson joined his Jewish teammates on the A's, Ken Holtzman and Mike Epstein, in wearing black armbands for the rest of the postseason after the Munich Massacre).

Jackson graduated from Cheltenham High School in 1964, where he excelled in football, basketball, baseball and track and field. In his junior year of high-school, Jackson, a tailback tore up his knee in a early season game. He was told by the doctors he was never to play football again, but Jackson returned for the final game of the season. In that game, Jackson fractured five cervical vertebrae, which caused him to spend six weeks in the hospital, and another month in a neck cast. Doctors told Jackson that he might never walk again, let alone play football, but Jackson defied the odds again. On the baseball team, he batted .550 and threw several no-hitters. In the middle of his senior year, Jackson's father was arrested for bootlegging and was sentenced to six months in jail.

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