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19 July 2007

Wild re-sign enforcer Boogaard

The Minnesota Wild re-signed forward Derek Boogaard to a multi-year contract on Wednesday, avoiding an arbitration hearing slated to take place next week.

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.

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...

Blue Jays hold on to edge Red Sox

Rookie Jesse Litsch held Boston to one run in 6 2-3 innings, and Lyle Overbay had three hits off all-star game winner Josh Beckett on Sunday to lead the Toronto Blue Jays to a 2-1 victory over the Boston Red Sox.

15 July 2007

Mexico asks U.S. to extradite suspected meth maker (Reuters)

Reuters - Mexico has asked the United States to extradite a suspected narcotics manufacturer who owns a Mexico City mansion where police discovered $206 million in cash earlier this year, a government source said on Friday.

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...

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.

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.

13 July 2007

N.C. bar issues order disbarring Nifong (AP)

AP - The North Carolina State Bar on Thursday issued a formal order disbarring former district attorney Mike Nifong for his handling of the now-discredited Duke lacrosse rape case.

10 July 2007

Bush: US commander to decide Iraq troop levels (AFP)

AFP - US President George W. Bush, battling a growing congressional rebellion against his unpopular Iraq policy, rejected lawmakers' calls for withdrawing US forces from the war-torn country.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Mexico perfect in 1st round of FIFA U-20

Mexico is off to the second round of the U-20 FIFA World Cup with the momentum and confidence only an undefeated record can provide. Beating New Zealand 2-1 in Edmonton on Sunday, Mexico becomes the only team to win all three of its first round games.

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 ...

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...

Experts link raw fish to liver cancer in SE Asia (Reuters)

Reuters - Thai researchers have urged people in Southeast Asia to stop eating raw freshwater fish because they risk becoming infected with a parasitic worm that may predispose them to developing liver cancer.

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.

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