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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

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.

15 July 2007

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. ...

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.

Court-martial beings for Marine (AP)

AP - Repeated exposures to bomb blasts over several deployments harmed the judgment of a Marine corporal at the time he is accused of kidnapping and murdering an Iraqi civilian, his lawyer said Monday.

Judge to consider new delay in Richie DUI trial (Reuters)

Reuters - Lawyers for celebrity socialite and reality TV star Nicole Richie will get a chance on Wednesday to argue for another postponement of her trial on a charge of driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol.

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.

Uruguay, Brazil set to battle at Copa

One-sided victories in the quarter-finals of the Copa America helped Brazil and Uruguay negate any damage to their reputations from first-round losses. After Uruguay opened with a 3-0 loss to Peru, and Brazil fell to Mexico 2-0, both teams have found ...

09 July 2007

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...

Jury awards man $260K in Iverson lawsuit

A federal jury awarded US$260,000 on Monday to one of two men who sued NBA star Allen Iverson after they said they were beaten by his entourage at a Washington nightclub. The jury's decision against Iverson and his bodyguard, Jason Kane, covers pain a...

Owner discusses Bonds' impact on Giants

All was sunny at AT&T Park on Sunday as baseball began to gather for its three-day all-star celebration. Barry Bonds' absence made the scene that much brighter. A few hours before the World team beat the United States 7-2 in the all-star Futures game,...

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...

Coyotes sign York to 1-year, $1M contract

The Phoenix Coyotes have signed forward Mike York to a one-year contract. TSN has learned the deal is worth $1 Million. In 66 games last season split between the Flyers and Islanders, York scored 10 goals and collected 11 assists. In 515 career game...

Uproar as German minister mulls 'targeted killing' (AFP)

AFP - German Interior Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble drew flak Monday for considering a security policy that would allow the indefinite detention and "targeted killing" of terror suspects.

Ky. boy, 4, found in garbage truck (AP)

AP - The body of a 4-year-old boy who disappeared outside his home near Churchill Downs was found in a garbage truck over the weekend, and authorities believe he was killed.

Colombian rebel convicted of conspiracy (AP)

AP - Colombian rebel leader Ricardo Palmera was convicted Monday of helping hold three Americans hostage for years in jungle prison camps. He is the only person ever found responsible for their capture.

Price cuts paralyzing Zimbabwe economy (AP)

AP - Cars no longer line up at gas stations because there's no fuel for sale. Gone are the meat, bread and cornmeal that Zimbabweans count on for their meals. Two weeks after the government ordered price cuts in response to the country's rampant inflat...

Thousands of golf balls stolen in Kansas (AP)

AP - Nearly 4,800 fluorescent yellow golf balls are missing from a suburban Kansas City golf course after someone raided the facility's driving range.

Alcoa extends Alcan offer while Q2 profit slips (Reuters)

Reuters - Alcoa Inc , the world's largest aluminum company, on Monday extended its outstanding offer to acquire Alcan Inc. , even as it reported a slip in second-quarter profit.

Bush's Erects Another Stonewall Against Accountability (The Nation)

The Nation - The Nation -- Barely a week after he commuted the 30-month sentence of a former White House insider who was convicted of engaging in felonious attempts to thwart investigations of administration wrongdoing, President Bush has erected anot...

Israeli ex-minister says Barghuti should be freed (AFP)

AFP - Israel's former deputy defence minister Ephraim Sneh said on Monday after visiting Marwan Barghuti in prison that the former West Bank Fatah leader would be more useful outside jail than inside.

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