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A look at weekend Thoroughbred racing

The final tuneup for the Arkansas Derby highlights the weekend U.S. racing calendar while two Hong Kong shootouts cap overseas action.
Yankees do about-face on salary spending

Yankees do about-face on salary spending

TAMPA, Fla., March 12 (UPI) -- The notoriously free-spending New York Yankees are cutting back on player salaries, the team's managing partner Hal Steinbrenner has confirmed.

Simulation systems are key assets

MADRID, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Personnel training systems using simulation technology remain a key aerospace and defense market as governments try to balance costs and operational needs.

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Emmert acknowledges errors in Miami probe ... Utah's Lowe arrested on tax charges ... Girardi unaware of Jeter's stress fracture ... Top-seeded Cilic wins opener at Memphis ... Sports news from United Press International.

Girardi unaware of Jeter's stress fracture

TAMPA, Fla., Feb. 18 (UPI) -- New York Yankees Manager Joe Girardi said he was unaware of the left foot stress fracture Derek Jeter had before he broke his ankle.

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Strasburg: Ready to pitch 200 innings ... Reports: Hernandez, M's close to deal ... Ex-Cub Mark Grace heads to jail for DUI ... A's close to new spring training deal ... Sports news from United Press International.

A's close to new spring training deal

MESA, Ariz., Feb. 11 (UPI) -- After failing in a bid to keep the Chicago Cubs, Mesa, Ariz., city officials have cleared a hurdle to host the Oakland Athletics' spring training facility.

BAE extends pilot training deal in Papua

PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- BAE Systems has signed a contract to provide advanced flight training to the Papua New Guinea defense force.

NASA contracts for security services

HOUSTON, Aug. 16 (UPI) -- A full range of security services for NASA's Johnson Space Center are to be provided by Virginia's Chenega Security and Support Solutions LLC.

Troops undergo urban warfare training

HOHENFELS, Germany, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- A unit of Canadian soldiers is at a multinational training facility conducting exercises to prepare for evolving risks in an urban combat zone.

Groundbreaking ceremony held for NCETR

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Nov. 7 (UPI) -- A groundbreaking ceremony took place Thursday for a new explosives training and research facility at the Redstone Arsenal in Alabama.

Red Sox to get new spring facility

BOSTON, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- The Boston Red Sox announced Saturday they will getting a new spring training facility with construction to begin next year in Fort Myers, Fla.

TSSI to establish contacts for C-STAT

SILVER SPRING, Md., Sept. 26 (UPI) -- U.S. company Total Security Services International has been contracted to support the Center for Security Training and Technology training facility.

Singapore launches new combat training

SINGAPORE, Sept. 5 (UPI) -- Singapore defense officials announced the launch of a new urban combat training facility designed to simulate realistic training exercises.

New York Jets open new training center

FLORHAM PARK, N.J., Sept. 3 (UPI) -- The New York Jets unveiled the team's new $75 million training center Wednesday in northern New Jersey.

Canadians to launch Afghan training center

OTTAWA, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- Canada announced the launch of a staff and language training center in Kabul, Afghanistan, in a move to promote long-term security goals.

Kyrgyzstan opens police training center

BALYKCHY, Kyrgyzstan, July 31 (UPI) -- The Kyrgyzstan Interior Ministry Thursday announced the opening of a police officer training facility in Balykchy specializing in criminal investigations.

Modular building contract to support MOUT

PERRIS, Calif., May 29 (UPI) -- The U.S. Army has contracted Modtech Holdings Inc. to support the Military Operations on Urban Terrain program with 120 new modular training buildings.

Kirkuk gets water upgrade

KIRKUK, Iraq, April 1 (UPI) -- The Iraqi government took control of a water purification project with the capacity of supplying 24 million gallons of potable water to areas around Kirkuk.

NASA extends astronaut training contract

HOUSTON, March 12 (UPI) -- The U.S. space agency has awarded a $78 million contract extension to support astronaut training facilities and operations.

Iraqi-led police training center opens

AL ASAD, Iraq, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- A new permanent Iraqi Police training facility opened Sunday in Western Al Anbar province, Iraq, that officials say will be led entirely by Iraqi instructors.

CAE to provide two new simulators

MONTREAL, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- Montreal-based CAE announced it has been contracted for two full-flight simulators to support the Emirates-CAE Flight Training expansion in Dubai.

North Carolinians oppose U.S. Navy plan

PIKE ROAD, N.C., May 7 (UPI) -- A U.S. Navy plan to turn 30,000 acres of eastern North Carolina farmland into a pilot training facility is meeting with wide-ranging opposition. Twin threats to the environment and property rights have ignited a grass-roots rebellion in a state known to b

Ethiopia builds tank training facility

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- Ethiopia, one of the poorest countries in Africa, has built a training center for tank and anti-tank operations.
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