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Pablo Sandoval credits Bay Area fans for success of Giants, Warriors

Pablo Sandoval credits Bay Area fans for success of Giants, Warriors

Sports
MIAMI, June 14 (UPI) -- What do Pablo Sandoval and Stephen Curry have in common? They have each claimed three championships while playing for a Bay Area franchise. Sandoval says regional fans are a big reason for that success. "It's the fan support," Sandoval told UPI Monday before the San Francisco Giants played the Marlins in Miami. "The fan support is a great compliment to play hard and do everything we can to play every day for them." The Giants' last World Series came in 2014. The Golden State Warriors also won the NBA Finals that season, sparking a dynasty. The Giants ranked as the ninth-most positive fan base, according to a study conducted by Casino.org. The Oakland Athletics' fan base came in at No. 11 in that study of sentiment. Study findings were pulled from more than 230,000...
New evidence gives weight to rumors Pablo Neruda was murdered

New evidence gives weight to rumors Pablo Neruda was murdered

World
Oct. 22 (UPI) -- An international panel of forensic experts has determined that Nobel Laureate Chilean poet Pablo Neruda did not die of cancer in 1973 like official accounts concluded and new evidence gives credibility to longstanding rumors that he was poisoned.Neruda, one of Chile's most famous sons and a close friend of socialist president Salvador Allende, as well as a diplomat and senator of the country's communist party at that time, died two weeks after Allende was ousted and killed during a U.S.-backed military coup. The official cause of death was cancer cachexia, but there had always been rumors that Neruda's death was caused by more nefarious means.Those whispers gained greater volume last week when an expert panel analyzed some remains of Neruda and determined cancer cachexia c...