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22 July 2007

Kemp and Dodgers topple Mets

Matt Kemp crushed a three-run home run in a five-run fourth inning, and the Los Angeles Dodgers recovered from a shaky outing by Brad Penny to beat the New York Mets, 8-6, at Dodger Stadium. Penny (12-1) went 6 1/3 innings, allowing four runs -- three...

Gabbard shines as Red Sox pound White Sox

Kason Gabbard tossed a three-hitter over seven innings, as the Boston Red Sox pounded the Chicago White Sox, 11-2, in the third game of a four-game set from Fenway Park. Gabbard (4-0) struck out one batter and walked another, allowing just a run in th...

Ramirez, Marlins crush Reds

Hanley Ramirez hit a three-run home run as part of an eight-run eighth inning as the Florida Marlins crushed the Cincinnati Reds, 11-1, in the third of a four-game set at Dolphin Stadium.

19 July 2007

Wild re-sign enforcer Boogaard

The Minnesota Wild re-signed forward Derek Boogaard to a multi-year contract on Wednesday, avoiding an arbitration hearing slated to take place next week.

16 July 2007

Child health insurance bill faces veto (AP)

AP - WASHINGTON — The Bush administration said Saturday that senior advisers would recommend the president veto Senate legislation that would substantially increase funds for children's health insurance.

Asia shares ease (Reuters)

Reuters - Asian shares mostly eased on Monday with South Korea retreating from record highs on fears the government may take measures to cool the market, while oil prices held near 11-month highs above $77 on nagging supply worries.

Cubs complete weekend sweep of Astros

Derrek Lee broke a streak of 126 at-bats without a home run with a three-run shot in the second inning Sunday to help the Chicago Cubs complete a three-game sweep of the Houston Astros with a 7-6 win. The Cubs have won 15 of their past 19 games and s...

Padres blank Diamondbacks to avoid sweep

Justin Germano drove in a run and gave up none to help the San Diego Padres beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 4-0 on Sunday, avoiding a three-game sweep. Milton Bradley drove in two runs and Brian Giles had three hits for San Diego.

Orioles stave off Dye and White Sox

Brian Roberts and Corey Patterson homered, rookie Garrett Olson earned his first major league win, and the Baltimore Orioles handed Jose Contreras his AL-high 11th loss in a 5-3 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Sunday.

Blue Jays hold on to edge Red Sox

Rookie Jesse Litsch held Boston to one run in 6 2-3 innings, and Lyle Overbay had three hits off all-star game winner Josh Beckett on Sunday to lead the Toronto Blue Jays to a 2-1 victory over the Boston Red Sox.

Versace dance tribute watched by Naomi, Claudia (Reuters)

Reuters - Milan marked the 10th anniversary of designer Gianni Versace's death on Sunday with an hour of ballet pieces with costumes he designed at La Scala opera house, with models Claudia Schiffer and Naomi Campbell watching.

15 July 2007

Report: Williams re-ups with Bucks

Milwaukee Bucks point guard Mo Williams reportedly agreed to a six-year, US$52-million deal, rejecting an offer from the Miami Heat. ''The entire organization made it clear how important Mo was to them and their future,'' Williams' agent, Mark Bartels...

Mourning getting close to decision on '08

The suspense surrounding Alonzo Mourning's playing status for next season is nearing an end. The seven-time all-star centre said he'll make it known "very soon" whether he'll return to the Miami Heat or retire. "I have not quite yet spoken to the peop...

Phillies top Cards, avoid 10,000th loss

Jimmy Rollins, Ryan Howard and Aaron Rowand homered, Pat Burrell added four RBIs and Philadelphia avoided its 10,000th loss again by beating the St. Louis Cardinals 10-4 on Saturday. Rollins and Burrell had three hits apiece and Chase Utley knocked i...

Diamondbacks bully Padres bullpen

The Arizona Diamondbacks waited until Chris Young left the game and ambushed the San Diego bullpen. Chad Tracy singled home the winning run in the eighth as the Diamondbacks rallied to defeat San Diego 5-4 on Saturday night.

Calvillo reaches milestone in Als win

Anthony Calvillo threw three TD passes and became just the fourth player in CFL history to surpass 50,000 career passing yards as the Montreal Alouettes beat the Hamilton Tiger-Cats 29-20. For the third straight game, Ticats coach Charlie Taaffe repla...

13 July 2007

Personal Finance: Parachuting into retirement (Reuters)

Reuters - Deciding how much to save for retirement and where to invest it is just a small piece of what's called "retirement planning." And it turns out to be the easiest part.

Dow, S&P end at record highs (Reuters)

Reuters - U.S. stocks surged on Thursday, with the Dow hitting a record on its biggest point gain since 2002, after healthy retail sales reassured investors about consumer spending and a $38 billion mining takeover fed expectations for more deals.

Rio Tinto to buy Alcan for $38 billion (Reuters)

Reuters - Anglo-Australian miner Rio Tinto Ltd/Plc offered $38.1 billion to buy Canada's Alcan Inc in an agreed deal to create the world's No. 1 aluminum producer, trumping a hostile bid by Alcoa Inc

10 July 2007

Bush: US commander to decide Iraq troop levels (AFP)

AFP - US President George W. Bush, battling a growing congressional rebellion against his unpopular Iraq policy, rejected lawmakers' calls for withdrawing US forces from the war-torn country.

Sunni extremists put village under siege (AP)

AP - Sunni extremists have seized control of a remote village northeast of Baghdad in a fierce battle with residents who pleaded for rescue by Iraqi army and police as they tried to defend their homes, the deputy provincial governor said Tuesday.

Obese survive heart attacks better (AP)

AP - While being fat increases your chances of a heart attack, some studies suggest a puzzling paradox: Obese people seem to have a better chance of surviving one. Scientists are stumped over why that seems to be the case and pose several theories.

Death penalty possible in teen killing (AP)

AP - A man accused of abducting a Kansas teenager from a store parking lot and killing her was charged Tuesday with rape and aggravated sodomy, making him eligible for the death penalty.

Judge rejects youth bean ball appeal (AP)

AP - A judge refused to reduce the sentence of a former youth baseball coach convicted of offering a player money to bean a 9-year-old autistic teammate.

3 murder charges from Ky. highway crash (AP)

AP - An out-of-control pickup truck crossed a highway median and struck oncoming vehicles, killing a pregnant woman and an 8-year-old boy and injuring several others, police said.