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22 July 2007

Cardinals sign first-round pick Kozma

The St. Louis Cardinals agreed to terms with their top draft pick, shortstop Pete Kozma, on Saturday. Kozma, who was the 18th pick overall in the first-year player draft on June 7, will report to the club's minor league facility in Jupiter, Florida an...

19 July 2007

Numbers Game: Devils' Advocate

The New Jersey Devils entered the off-season with two of the most desirable unrestricted free agents, Scott Gomez and Brian Rafalski, and lost them both. Numbers Game takes stock of the Devils' free agent signings.

Canucks sign free-agent Shannon

The Vancouver Canucks signed free-agent centre Ryan Shannon and re-signed minor-league goaltender Drew MacIntyre on Wednesday. Shannon, 24, had 11 points (2-9) in 53 games with the Anaheim Ducks last season while also adding nine points (2-7) in 14 ga...

Insider: Katz looking to acquire Oilers

There very well could be a change of ownership on the horizon for the Edmonton Oilers. Sources tell TSN that local billionaire Daryl Katz has submitted an offer to buy the franchise outright from the Edmonton Investors Group.

16 July 2007

British retailer opens inquiry into abuses at Bangladeshi factories: report (AFP)

AFP - Low-cost British clothing retailer Asda, owned by US giant Wal-Mart, has launched an investigation into allegations that its production facilities in Bangladesh were abusing the rights of their workers, The Guardian reported on Monday.

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...

Orioles stave off Dye and White Sox

Brian Roberts and Corey Patterson homered, rookie Garrett Olson earned his first major league win, and the Baltimore Orioles handed Jose Contreras his AL-high 11th loss in a 5-3 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Sunday.

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

Troha pleads guilty to illegal donations (AP)

AP - A millionaire businessman who was Gov. Jim Doyle's top donor pleaded guilty Friday to making illegal campaign donations to the Democratic Party and to President Bush.

Reporter hit outside Conn. courthouse (AP)

AP - The father of a man charged with sexual assault was arrested after striking a television reporter outside a courthouse where his son's bail had just been revoked, police said.

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...

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

Former Bush aide faces possible contempt charges (Reuters)

Reuters - A congressional panel moved toward seeking contempt charges against former White House counsel Harriet Miers on Thursday after she refused to appear -- under orders from President George W. Bush -- at a hearing on the firing of federal pr...

Mistrial in rape case with banned words (AP)

AP - Before a jury was even seated, a judge declared a mistrial Thursday in a sex-assault case where he had barred the words "rape" and "victim" among others.

10 July 2007

Defence challenges Italy's right to try US marine in Iraq shootings (AFP)

AFP - The trial in absentia of a US marine who shot dead a top Italian military intelligence officer in Iraq was adjourned Tuesday to September 27 after the defence questioned Italy's jurisdiction in the case.

Lawyer: Italy cannot try U.S. soldier (AP)

AP - A lawyer defending a U.S. soldier charged in the 2005 killing of an Italian intelligence agent in Iraq argued in court Tuesday that Italy does not have jurisdiction in the case.

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.

At least 3 killed in Green Zone barrage (AP)

AP - Extremists unleashed a barrage of more than a dozen mortars or rockets into the Green Zone on Tuesday, killing at least three people — including an American — and wounding 18 in an area once considered the safest in the Iraqi capital.

Clinical Trials Update: July 10, 2007 (HealthDay)

HealthDay - (HealthDay News) -- Here are the latest clinical trials, courtesy of Thomson CenterWatch:

Cigarette Smoking May Lower Parkinson's Risk (HealthDay)

HealthDay - TUESDAY, July 10 (HealthDay News) -- Long-term and current smokers have a lower risk of Parkinson's disease than the general population, researchers say in a report that confirms previous observations that people with Parkinson's di...

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.

Spring trial likely for 1965 murder case (AP)

AP - A former state trooper charged with murder in the 1965 shooting death of a black man at a civil rights protest will likely be tried next spring, the judge said Tuesday.

Toronto FC's O'Brien named MLS all-star

Toronto FC midfielder Ronnie O'Brien was one of seven players added to the roster Tuesday for next week's MLS all-star game. O'Brien was one of five picks made by New England Revolution head coach Steve Nicol, who will coach the MLS team against Scott...