UPI Almanac for Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012.
Philadelphia pitcher Cole Hamels agreed to a one-year deal, allowing the Phillies to avoid arbitration, although he could become a free agent after the season.
UPI Almanac for Thursday, Dec. 22, 2011.
Preparations were under way Wednesday to try to contain a massive oil slick in the Gulf by setting it afire, U.S. Coast Guard officials said.
Roger Clemens pitched seven shutout innings and Orlando Palmeiro drove in both runs Monday as the Houston Astros had a 2-1 win over the Florida Marlins.
A homer and two RBI by Jeromy Burnitz Friday night allowed Greg Maddux to walk away a winner as the Chicago Cubs downed Houston, 3-2.
When Roger Clemens pitches against Greg Maddux in Houston Friday it will be the first matchup of 300-game winners in nearly 18 years.
Roger Clemens reached a milestone Friday night and drove in the winning run on top of that to give Houston a 3-2 victory over Cincinnati.
A survey of 1,000 Iraqi teens indicates the more they felt their city was unsafe, the more frequently they reported strong self-esteem.
Randy Johnson became the all-time major league strikeout leader among left-handed pitchers Wednesday night in Arizona's 3-2 win over Colorado.
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