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Protesters attempt Newcastle coal disrupt

SYDNEY, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- Protesters attempted to shut down Newcastle, Australia's main coal export terminal, Sunday, for what they say is the failure of the Copenhagen climate-change talks to produce a just, effective and legally binding treaty.
ESPN fires baseball analyst Steve Phillips

ESPN fires baseball analyst Steve Phillips

WILTON, Conn., Oct. 26 (UPI) -- ESPN has fired baseball analyst Steve Phillips, the U.S. sports cable channel said Sunday, days after his affair with an ESPN employee became public.

Group plans to use Obama coattails

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 11 (UPI) -- A California group says it plans to spend $10 million before the November election to benefit progressive causes and candidates across the country.

Holiday jazz - with a twist - awaits ears

Jazz vocal and instrumental versions of holiday music have a long and proud tradition going back at least 50 years in the pantheon of American popular music.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Mets name Jim Duquette GM

NEW YORK, Oct. 28 (UPI) -- The New York Mets have named Jim Duquette their general manager.

Mets fire general manager

FLUSHING, N.Y., June 13 (UPI) -- Steve Phillips was fired as general manager of the New York Mets Thursday.

Mets can Steve Phillips

NEW YORK, June 13 (UPI) -- The New York Mets Thursday fired General Manager Steve Phillips and replaced him on an interim basis with Assistant GM Jim Duquette.

N.Y. Mets 11, Texas 0

ARLINGTON, Texas, June 12 (UPI) -- The New York Mets enjoyed an easy win over the Texas Rangers, clobbering them 11-0.

Mets buy contract of SS prospect Reyes

NEW YORK, June 10 (UPI) -- The New York Mets on Tuesday purchased the contract of highly touted shortstop Jose Reyes from Class AAA Norfolk of the International League.

In Sports from United Press International

A roundup of top sports stories

In Sports from United Press International

A roundup of top sports stories

Mets say they will not retaliate

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla., March 17 (UPI) -- The general manager of the New York Mets say his club will not be out for revenge when it next meets Los Angeles.

In Sports from United Press International

A roundup of top sports stories.

Mets sign Cone

NEW YORK, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- After a one-year hiatus from baseball, David Cone decided Thursday to attempt a comeback with one of his former teams, the New York Mets.

Mets sign Rey Sanchez

NEW YORK, Dec. 27 (UPI) -- The New York Mets filled one of their needs on the left side of the infield Friday night by agreeing to a contract with Rey Sanchez.
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NYP2003061201 - NEW YORK, June 12 (UPI) New York Mets General Manager Steve Phillips was fired on June 12, 2003 by the Mets organization. rlw/ep/Ezio Petersen UPI
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Steve Phillips (born on May 18, 1963) is a former American baseball analyst for ESPN and baseball executive. He served as the general manager of the New York Mets from 1997–2003. He worked as a baseball analyst for ESPN from 2005 until his dismissal on October 25, 2009 after admitting to having sex multiple times with a production assistant at the network.

Phillips was offered a football scholarship to Northwestern University after high school - he even signed a letter of intent - but opted instead to sign a professional baseball contract after being drafted by the Mets. Phillips attended De La Salle Collegiate High School in Detroit, Michigan, and later earned a psychology degree from the University of Michigan during baseball's offseasons.

He joined the Mets' front office in 1990, was promoted to general manager on July 16, 1997, and was fired by chief operating officer Fred Wilpon on June 12, 2003 after a 29–35 start to the season. The Mets replaced him with assistant GM Jim Duquette on an interim basis.

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