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February 15, 1995 | ROSS NEWHAN
Officials of the United Baseball League, which will begin play in 1996 as an announced third major league, named its first six franchises Tuesday, with either Los Angeles or an Inland Empire location among them. Co-founder Bob Mrazek said he has had "very positive" discussions with Coliseum officials about putting a team there. Mrazek said that a choice between Los Angeles and either Riverside or San Bernardino would be made soon.
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August 18, 1995 | GEORGE DOHRMANN
The United Baseball League and its unnamed Los Angeles franchise took two steps toward reality Thursday when the league announced a starting date and a national television contract. The UBL, consisting of eight teams aligned in Eastern and Western divisions, will play a 154-game schedule beginning March 28, followed by a best-of-seven championship series between the division winners.
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August 18, 1995 | GEORGE DOHRMANN
The United Baseball League and its unnamed Los Angeles franchise took two steps toward reality Thursday when the league announced a starting date and a national television contract. The UBL, consisting of eight teams aligned in Eastern and Western divisions, will play a 154-game schedule beginning March 28, followed by a best-of-seven championship series between the division winners.
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February 15, 1995 | ROSS NEWHAN
Officials of the United Baseball League, which will begin play in 1996 as an announced third major league, named its first six franchises Tuesday, with either Los Angeles or an Inland Empire location among them. Co-founder Bob Mrazek said he has had "very positive" discussions with Coliseum officials about putting a team there. Mrazek said that a choice between Los Angeles and either Riverside or San Bernardino would be made soon.
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November 2, 1994 | MIKE PENNER
The World Series that wasn't as certainly something, wasn't it? Cleveland rallying from a three games-to-none deficit to level Atlanta and earn Bobby Cox a consolatory phone call from Marv Levy. Kenny Lofton's over-the-shoulder, back-to-home-plate basket catch to rob David Justice in Game 4. Dennis Martinez's perfect game in Game 5. Omar Vizquel's bounding ball through the legs of Fred McGriff to win Game 6.
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October 29, 1994 | ROSS NEWHAN, From Staff and Wire Reports
Organizers of the United Baseball League, drafted as an alternative to the American and National leagues, have scheduled a news conference in New York for Tuesday to unveil their plans. Player agent Dick Moss, the principal organizer, declined comment on Friday, but sources close to the operation said it now appears likely that a realistic starting date is 1996, not '95, when the American and National leagues might still be shut down by the players' strike.
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November 7, 1994 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Damon Hill defeated Michael Schumacher in a driving rainstorm Sunday to win the Japanese Grand Prix in Suzuka, Japan, and force a showdown in Australia next weekend for the Formula One championship. A victory would have made Schumacher the first German to win the title. Instead, the Briton pulled within a point of the lead. As a result of Hill's victory by 3.365 seconds in his Williams-Renault, the title will be decided in the final race of the season for the for the first time in eight years.
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November 4, 1994 | MAL FLORENCE
Keith Braswell, a freshman guard at the University of Dayton, admires Muggsy Bogues of the Charlotte Hornets for good reason. Bogues is the shortest player in NBA history at 5 feet 3. Braswell, however, literally looks up to Bogues. He stands only 4-11 1/2 and wears Size-4 1/2 shoes that must be bought in the children's departments of stores. As a requirement of his work-study program, Braswell spends eight hours a week doing cleanup work at Founders Hall on campus.
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September 19, 1995 | From Staff and Wire Reports
The father of tennis star Steffi Graf will remain in a German prison on tax evasion charges after losing his appeal Monday. Peter Graf was described by his lawyer as suffering unusual mental depression because of separation from his family. Graf has spoken to his wife only by telephone and has not directly contacted his daughter, who won the recent U.S. Open. Graf, in prison since Aug. 3, had offered $10.3 million in bond in a 22-page appeal.
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February 16, 1995 | Allan Malamud
His match against John John Molina on Saturday night at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas is supposed to be the toughest of unbeaten Oscar De La Hoya's blossoming professional career. . . . De La Hoya disagrees. . . . "I think it will be an easy fight," he said before breaking camp at Big Bear on Wednesday morning. "My trainer (Robert Alcazar) and I are looking for a knockout in about the fifth round." . . .
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November 2, 1994 | MIKE PENNER
The World Series that wasn't as certainly something, wasn't it? Cleveland rallying from a three games-to-none deficit to level Atlanta and earn Bobby Cox a consolatory phone call from Marv Levy. Kenny Lofton's over-the-shoulder, back-to-home-plate basket catch to rob David Justice in Game 4. Dennis Martinez's perfect game in Game 5. Omar Vizquel's bounding ball through the legs of Fred McGriff to win Game 6.
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November 6, 1994 | TOM KEEGAN, BALTIMORE SUN
The Texas Rangers decided not to exercise the option on closer Tom Henke's contract, which leaves them with a roster that has one pitcher (Cris Carpenter) with as many as seven career saves (earned in 24 opportunities). Baltimore Orioles closer Lee Smith is a free agent. Texas manager Johnny Oates had an excellent working relationship with Smith, never using him more than one inning, almost never using him in a non-save situation.
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