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Barry Pepper stars in Dale Earnhardt's bio

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- "Battlefield Earth" actor Barry Pepper will star in ESPN's "3: The Dale Earnhardt Story," about the NASCAR legend killed in a 2001 Daytona 500 crash.

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Today is Wednesday, Sept. 10, the 253rd day of 2003 with 112 to follow.
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Video of the Week: Spike Lee's '25th Hour'

LOS ANGELES, May 18 (UPI) -- What would you do if your son had one day left before his 7-year prison term began? Or what if he were your oldest buddy? Your boyfriend? Your subordinate who c
STEVE SAILER, UPI National Correspondent

Hispanidad: So-so Sosa becomes superstar

To his detractors, he is Sammy So-So. Sammy Sosa is the Chicago Cubs outfielder whose show-off style of play irritates the purists among baseball fans, who are quick to note the historically dismal Cubs have had some of their most inept teams with "No. 2
GREGORY TEJEDA, United Press International

Injury-plagued Karpotsev out again

A roundup of top sports stories.

Baseball group adds no new members

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y., Feb. 26 (UPI) -- No one made it into the National Baseball Hall of Fame Wednesday in balloting by the revamped Veterans Committee.

Hall of Fame announcement due Wednesday

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y., Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Marvin Miller and Joe Torre could be the first beneficiaries of the revamped voting procedures employed by the Baseball Hall of Fame's Veterans Committee.

Film of the Week: Spike Lee's '25th Hour'

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- What would you do if your son had one day left before his 7-year prison term began? Or what if he were your oldest buddy? Your boyfriend? Your subordinate who c
STEVE SAILER, UPI National Correspondent

In Sports from United Press International

A roundup of top sports stories.

Ripken's feat voted No. 1 by fans

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- The breaking of Lou Gehrig's consecutive games streak by Cal Ripken was voted by baseball fans as being the most memorable moment in the history of the sport, M

The Almanac

Today is Tuesday, Sept. 10, the 253rd day of 2002 with 112 to follow.
By United Press International

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Players Association sets no strike date

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All-Star game starting pitchers named

Bonds leads Home Run Derby contest

MILWAUKEE, July 8 (UPI) -- This year's Home Run Derby competition, the highlight of Monday's All-Star Workout Day in Milwaukee, promises to provide more than a few interesting stories.

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Legendary sportscaster Jack Buck dies at 77
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Roger Maris
SLP98090811- 08 SEPTEMBER 1998- ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI, USA: St. Louis Cardinals' Mark McGwire, points to the sky as if to talk to the late Roger Maris as the Maris family looks on, during ceremonies to celebrate the 62nd home run hit by the Cards slugger, September 8. To MGwire's left is Roger Maris Jr. Maris held the single season home run record for 37 years. UPI rw/Bill Greenblatt
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Roger Eugene Maris (September 10, 1934 – December 14, 1985) was an American right fielder in Major League Baseball who is primarily remembered for breaking Babe Ruth's single-season home run record of 60 home runs in the 1927 season, with 61 in 1961, a record that would stand for 37 years. In 12 Major League seasons, he played in seven World Series and won three championships.

The son of Croatian immigrants, he was born Roger Eugene Maras (he later changed his last name to Maris) in Hibbing, Minnesota. He grew up in Grand Forks and Fargo, North Dakota where he attended Shanley High School. A gifted athlete, Maris participated in many sports while in Fargo, and excelled at football. He still holds the official high school record for most kickoff return touchdowns in a game with four.

At an early age, Maris exhibited an independent, no-nonsense personality. Recruited to play football at the University of Oklahoma, he arrived by bus in Norman and found no one from the university there to greet him. He turned around and went back to Fargo.

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