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15 July 2007

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.

13 July 2007

Grand jury indicts former Newark mayor (AP)

AP - Sharpe James, mayor of this struggling city for 20 years, was indicted Thursday on corruption charges alleging that he spent city money extravagantly on himself and several women, and that he helped one of his companions rake in more than $500,000...

10 July 2007

Lawyer: Italy cannot try U.S. soldier (AP)

AP - A lawyer defending a U.S. soldier charged in the 2005 killing of an Italian intelligence agent in Iraq argued in court Tuesday that Italy does not have jurisdiction in the case.

3 killed in attack on Green Zone (AP)

AP - A thunderous barrage of mortars or rockets killed at least three people and wounded 18 in the Green Zone on Tuesday, the U.S. Embassy said. One of the dead was an American service member.

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.

Spring trial likely for 1965 murder case (AP)

AP - A former state trooper charged with murder in the 1965 shooting death of a black man at a civil rights protest will likely be tried next spring, the judge said Tuesday.

Spirit hire Don Edwards as head coach

Former NHL goaltender Don Edwards is the new general manager of the Ontario Hockey League's Saginaw Spirit. ''I am truly humbled and honoured for this great opportunity,'' Edwards said in a statement Tuesday. ''I look forward to bringing a championshi...

Sharapova pulls out of Fed-Cup semis

Maria Sharapova will not play for the Russian team in this weekend's Fed Cup semifinal matchup against the United States.

Bonds not worried about Selig, Aaron

Barry Bonds simply doesn't care: Bud Selig can be wherever he wants when Hank Aaron's home run record falls. The commissioner still hasn't said whether he plans to be in the ballpark when and if Bonds hits No. 756. Selig's indecision has drawn a lot o...

Body found in search for missing student (AP)

AP - Investigators believe a body found in a field Monday is that of a college student who vanished last month in Madison, where the woman was last seen after a night out at the bars.

Isles surprise Guerin, name him captain (AP)

AP - Bill Guerin's young daughter yelled with delight when a picture of her goal-scoring father appeared on a big television screen. The 36-year-old right winger had nearly the same reaction moments later when he saw the 'C' on his brand-new Islanders ...

Buenos Aires gets first snow since 1918 (AP)

AP - Thousands of Argentines cheered and threw snowballs in the streets of Buenos Aires on Monday as the capital's first major snowfall since 1918 spread a thin white mantle across the region.

Pakistanis launch attack after mosque talks fail (Reuters)

Reuters - Pakistani forces stormed a mosque compound in the capital on Tuesday to clear it of militants after talks to end a week-long standoff broke down.

Italy premier: Iran must not get weapons (AP)

AP - Italian Premier Romano Prodi said Monday that Iran must be prevented from acquiring nuclear weapons and called on Gaza's Hamas rulers to release a captured Israeli soldier.

Iraqi sentenced for supporting terror (AP)

AP - A German court on Monday sentenced an Iraqi man to 5 1/2 years in prison for supporting an extremist group believed to have been behind attacks in his homeland.

LuPone ready to make Rose bloom again in "Gypsy" (Reuters)

Reuters - The big theater va-voom of the week isn't happening on Broadway but rather a few dozen paces north, at City Center on West 55th.

09 July 2007

Oden better in second summer game

Top pick Greg Oden's second summer league game with the Portland Trail Blazers was better than his first, but still not up to the high profile centre's expectations. Two days after he was disqualified with 10 fouls in 20 minutes, Oden had 13 points, f...

Nets sign first-round pick Williams

The New Jersey Nets signed first-round draft pick Sean Williams on Monday. Terms of the deal for the troubled forward were not released. Williams was the 17th overall pick in the most recent NBA Draft. The 6-foot-10 forward played 69 games in three se...

Holliday replaces Cabrera in HR derby

Colorado Rockies slugger Matt Holliday will replace the injured Miguel Cabrera in Monday's Home Run Derby. Holliday, who is hitting .341 with 15 homers and 69 runs batted in, joins a crowded field that includes defending champion Ryan Howard of the Ph...

Islanders name Guerin captain

The New York Islanders named veteran Bill Guerin as their team captain Monday. Guerin, a 15-year NHL veteran, signed a two-year deal with the Islanders last week. He becomes the 11th captain in team history.

Smith defends border security (AFP)

AFP - Home Secretary Jacqui Smith defended the government's anti-terror measures Monday after the head of cross-border police agency Interpol warned it was not doing enough to secure its borders.

Giant sinkhole opens in Mexico City (AP)

AP - A giant sinkhole swallowed a stretch of street on Mexico City's east side, with one man feared dead and 30 families evacuated, authorities said Monday.

Federer, Nadal rivalry reaches new level (AP)

AP - Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal long ago established themselves as the best of the best in men's tennis, far ahead of anyone else in the game these days. Then, firmly entrenched at No. 1 and No. 2, they began meeting regularly in tournament finals....

Maine hatchery releases tiny lobsters (AP)

AP - Thousands of tiny 2-week-old lobsters were released into Maine waters during the weekend as part of an ongoing effort to keep the state's lobster populations strong.

BLM gets OK for new North Slope drilling (AP)

AP - The Bureau of Land Management could go ahead with plans to allow drilling in a sensitive area near Teshekpuk Lake on the North Slope, an agency spokeswoman said.