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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

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...

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...

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.

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.

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...

F1 espionage affair heads to British High Court (AFP)

AFP - The British Grand Prix may have ended on Sunday but the Formula One ‘espionage' controversy that overshadowed on-track events at Silverstone has seemingly still got plenty of mileage left in it.

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.

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.

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.

Iraqi sentenced for supporting terror (AP)

AP - A German court on Monday sentenced an Iraqi man to 5 1/2 years in prison for supporting an extremist group believed to have been behind attacks in his homeland.

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

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 ...

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...

Blue Jays release Victor Zambrano

The Toronto Blue Jays have given Victor Zambrano his unconditional release. The 31-year old appeared in eight games for the Blue Jays, posting a 0-2 record with a 10.97 ERA. The Los Teques, Venezuelan native was placed on the disabled list with a s...

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.

Eagles sign Mexican defensive tackle Lopez (Reuters)

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

New park to stretch from Ga. to Ky. (AP)

AP - Land from a 2,000-acre wilderness area in Rhea County will become part of a 300-mile state park stretching from Georgia to Kentucky, state officials say.

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.

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