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22 July 2007

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.

16 July 2007

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.

15 July 2007

Ford considers selling Volvo Cars business: source (Reuters)

Reuters - Ford Motor Co. is considering selling its Volvo Cars business as it assesses the future of its European operations, a source familiar with the matter said on Sunday.

Williams says he'll remain Tiger's caddie

Steve Williams has no intention of quitting his job as caddie to Tiger Woods, the New Zealand native said in a newspaper interview published Sunday. Williams told New Zealand's Sunday Star-Times he didn't know why rumours were circulating he was about...

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...

Athletics' Buck comes off DL

Oakland Athletics outfielder Travis Buck was activated from the 15-day disabled list Saturday and infielder J.J. Furmaniak was optioned to triple-A Sacramento. Buck, on the DL since June 28 with a sprained right thumb, started Saturday in left field. ...

Lilly wins again as Cubs down Astros

Ted Lilly won his fourth straight start, Aramis Ramirez had four RBIs and Alfonso Soriano hit a three-run homer Saturday as the surging Chicago Cubs roughed up Roy Oswalt in a 9-3 victory over the Houston Astros.

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.

10 July 2007

Bush hits back at anti-war barrage (AFP)

AFP - President George W. Bush pleaded for more time for his last-ditch Iraq strategy to work Tuesday, despite a growing Republican revolt and a barrage of Democratic demands to bring US troops home.

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.

Rangers agree to terms with Shanahan

The New York Rangers have agreed to terms with forward Brendan Shanahan. The 38-year-old Shanahan skated in 67 games with the Rangers this past season, registering 29 goals and 33 assists for 62 points, along with 47 penalty minutes.

TSN to broadcast Molitor's title defence

'The Canadian Kid', Steve Molitor, will attempt to defend his I.B.F. World Junior Featherweight title live on TSN, Saturday July 14 at 10pm et/7pm pt. The fight, entitled Rumble at Rama, is also available in High Definition on TSN HD and on-demand on ...

China jails 2 church leaders (AP)

AP - Two ministers in China's unrecognized Protestant church have been sentenced to one year each in a labor camp on charges of using an "evil cult" to obstruct the law, a U.S. monitoring group said Monday.

Wal-Mart de Mexico: 2Q net profits up (AP)

AP - Wal-Mart de Mexico SA, the country's largest retailer, reported a 7 percent increase in second-quarter net profit after inflation, even as sales at its established stores grew less than 1 percent due in part to a slowdown in consumption.

09 July 2007

Spadea wins Hall of Fame opener

Former finalist Vincent Spadea highlighted Monday's opening-round winners at the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships. The second-seeded Spadea handled fellow American Justin Gimelstob on the grass courts at the International Tennis Hall of Fame. Spadea ...

Texans sign Bethel Johnson, Zac Woodfin

The Houston Texans agreed to contracts with wide receiver Bethel Johnson and linebacker Zac Woodfin on Monday. Johnson, a former Texas A&M standout, has caught 39 passes for 606 yards and four touchdowns in his four-year career. As a kick returner, he...

Canadians shine in Futures Game

Moments after Joey Votto ripped a solo shot to left field, a burly security officer in the bowels of AT&T Park watched the replay, turned to his well-armed counterparts and muttered, "Man, I hate the World." Votto and the other two Canadians in the Al...

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