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16 July 2007

Carmona and Indians battle past Royals

Travis Hafner had three hits, including a long two-run homer to help Fausto Carmona and the Cleveland Indians defeat the Kansas City Royals 5-3 Sunday. Carmona (11-4) improved to 8-0 with a 1.98 ERA in nine daytime starts. The right-hander allowed tw...

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.

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.

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. ...

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

Apple plans cheaper, Nano-based phone: JP Morgan (Reuters)

Reuters - Apple Inc. plans to launch a cheaper version of the iPhone in the fourth quarter that could be based on the ultra-slim iPod Nano music player, according to a JP Morgan report.

Bonds not worried about summer agendas (AP)

AP - 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 l...

All-Stars buzzing about Bonds (AP)

AP - Everyone was buzzing about Barry Bonds. National League manager Tony La Russa had just posted his lineup for Tuesday night's All-Star game and Bonds, baseball's prodigy and pariah, was batting second, rather than his customary cleanup spot.

Spector judge lets jurors hear of rant (AP)

AP - The judge in Phil Spector's murder trial decided Monday to let jurors hear from a celebrity security guard who says he heard the record producer rant against women and declare they should all be shot in the head.

All candidates welcome for IMF job: IMF board (Reuters)

Reuters - The International Monetary Fund's board said on Monday any country could nominate a candidate for the next head of the financial institution, which would throw open the job to worldwide competition.

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 ...

Dixon edges Andretti at Watkins Glen

Just call Scott Dixon the new king of Watkins Glen International. Dixon held off Sam Hornish Jr., series leader Dario Franchitti, Tony Kanaan and Marco Andretti over the final 14 laps and won the Watkins Glen Grand Prix on Sunday, pulling away at the ...

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...

Pakistan mosque cleric gives up demand for safe passage (AFP)

AFP - A cleric allegedly holding women and children hostage at an Islamabad mosque has dropped demands for safe passage and proposed that he be kept under house arrest, a minister said late Monday.

Eagles sign Mexican defensive tackle Lopez (Reuters)

Reuters - The Philadelphia Eagles have signed defensive tackle Mauricio Lopez, the NFL club announced on Monday.

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.

Giuliani jeered for opposing fair tax (AP)

AP - Republican presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani ran into a buzz saw of opposition Saturday when he explained his opposition to elimination of the federal income tax and replacing it with a so-called "fair tax" based on consumption.

'Virtual' meeting takes up climate ideas (AP)

AP - Democrat Barack Obama endorsed the use of a carbon auction to reduce air pollution, one of several ideas offered by presidential candidates at a forum on global warming.

Thompson energizes young Republicans (AP)

AP - Not yet a 2008 candidate, Fred Thompson energized young Republicans with a speech Saturday that was heavy on rhetoric and short on policy pronouncements. He branded Democrats as "the party of despair."

Edwards says votes count, not money (AP)

AP - Presidential hopeful John Edwards said Saturday he's raising enough money to compete in the early states and invoked Howard Dean's 2004 fundraising totals as a cautionary tale.

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...

Will Turkey invade northern Iraq? (AP)

AP - Reports that Turkey has massed a huge military force on its border with Iraq bolstered fears that an invasion targeting hideouts of Kurdish rebels could be imminent. But how deeply into Iraq is the Turkish army willing to go, how long would it sta...

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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