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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...

19 July 2007

Canucks sign free-agent Shannon

The Vancouver Canucks signed free-agent centre Ryan Shannon and re-signed minor-league goaltender Drew MacIntyre on Wednesday. Shannon, 24, had 11 points (2-9) in 53 games with the Anaheim Ducks last season while also adding nine points (2-7) in 14 ga...

16 July 2007

Food-labeling effort gains new momentum (AP)

AP - Shoppers are in the dark about where much of their food comes from despite a five-year-old law requiring meat and other products to carry labels with their country of origin.

British retailer opens inquiry into abuses at Bangladeshi factories: report (AFP)

AFP - Low-cost British clothing retailer Asda, owned by US giant Wal-Mart, has launched an investigation into allegations that its production facilities in Bangladesh were abusing the rights of their workers, The Guardian reported on Monday.

RBS group to offer 90 percent cash for ABN bid: reports (Reuters)

Reuters - A trio of banks led by Royal Bank of Scotland Group plans to present a new, nearly all cash bid for Dutch bank ABN AMRO Holding NV as early as Monday, according to two media reports on Sunday.

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.

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

Artest, Jackson suspended 7 games each

Ron Artest and Stephen Jackson were each suspended by the NBA on Saturday for the first seven games of next season because of their most recent legal problems.

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...

Bruins promote Benning and Sweeney

Boston Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli promoted Jim Benning to assistant general manager and Don Sweeney to director of hockey operations and player development on Saturday.

13 July 2007

Former Bush aide faces possible contempt charges (Reuters)

Reuters - A congressional panel moved toward seeking contempt charges against former White House counsel Harriet Miers on Thursday after she refused to appear -- under orders from President George W. Bush -- at a hearing on the firing of federal pr...

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...

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

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.

10 July 2007

Fort Dix prosecutors seek anonymous jury (AP)

AP - Federal prosecutors have asked that an anonymous jury be impaneled for the trial of six men accused of plotting to attack soldiers on Fort Dix.

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.

Toronto FC's O'Brien named MLS all-star

Toronto FC midfielder Ronnie O'Brien was one of seven players added to the roster Tuesday for next week's MLS all-star game. O'Brien was one of five picks made by New England Revolution head coach Steve Nicol, who will coach the MLS team against Scott...

Heat's Cook focusing on defence

Daequan Cook believes his shot will always be there. So Miami's first-round draft pick is spending his off-season focusing on defence. Cook scored 13 points in 23 minutes Monday in Miami's 88-74 loss to the Charlotte Bobcats on the opening day of summ...

Sears sees lower quarterly profit; shares plunge (Reuters)

Reuters - Sears Holdings Corp. on Tuesday forecast lower quarterly profit and said it needs to better control its costs and stock more items that its shoppers demand, sending shares down more than 8.7 percent.

Summary Box: Bush denies access to aides (AP)

AP - CONGRESS DENIED: President Bush invoked executive privilege Monday to deny requests by Congress for testimony from two former aides about the firings of federal prosecutors.

MLB All-Star Notebook: Monday

Many all-star managers use the opportunity to reward their own players with spots on the roster and plum assignments for the game. Jim Leyland just isn't one of them. The AL manager chose not to start his no-hit pitcher Justin Verlander in Tuesday nig...

Bonds predicts A-Rod will be homer king

Alex Rodriguez laughed. Barry Bonds had just suggested that if he does indeed break Hank Aaron's home run record, A-Rod will top Bonds' figure before too long. "I kind of feel shy talking about it because I hit 14 or 15 home runs in April, and they sa...

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...