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22 July 2007

Kemp and Dodgers topple Mets

Matt Kemp crushed a three-run home run in a five-run fourth inning, and the Los Angeles Dodgers recovered from a shaky outing by Brad Penny to beat the New York Mets, 8-6, at Dodger Stadium. Penny (12-1) went 6 1/3 innings, allowing four runs -- three...

19 July 2007

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...

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

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.

Asia shares ease (Reuters)

Reuters - Asian shares mostly eased on Monday with South Korea retreating from record highs on fears the government may take measures to cool the market, while oil prices held near 11-month highs above $77 on nagging supply worries.

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...

Cubs complete weekend sweep of Astros

Derrek Lee broke a streak of 126 at-bats without a home run with a three-run shot in the second inning Sunday to help the Chicago Cubs complete a three-game sweep of the Houston Astros with a 7-6 win. The Cubs have won 15 of their past 19 games and s...

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.

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...

Orioles defeat ChiSox in 10 innings

Nick Markakis singled home the winning run with two outs in the 10th inning, capping a late comeback that carried the Baltimore Orioles past the Chicago White Sox 7-6 Saturday night. Kevin Millar and Jay Payton homered for the Orioles, who trailed 5-1...

Calvillo reaches milestone in Als win

Anthony Calvillo threw three TD passes and became just the fourth player in CFL history to surpass 50,000 career passing yards as the Montreal Alouettes beat the Hamilton Tiger-Cats 29-20. For the third straight game, Ticats coach Charlie Taaffe repla...

13 July 2007

Jury still out in Conrad Black trial (Reuters)

Reuters - Jurors in the fraud and racketeering trial of former media baron Conrad Black and three associates adjourned on Thursday after an 11th day of deliberations, saying they will meet again on Friday.

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.

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...

Antibiotics questioned for urinary tract problems (Reuters)

Reuters - Giving children antibiotics to ward off repeat urinary tract infections does not prevent the problem from returning and leads to infections that are resistant to the drugs, researchers said on Tuesday.

Psychologists to review stance on gays (AP)

AP - The American Psychological Association is embarking on the first review of its 10-year-old policy on counseling gays and lesbians, a step that gay-rights activists hope will end with a denunciation of any attempt by therapists to change sexual ori...

Jury split on Lord Black fraud trial verdict (AFP)

AFP - Jurors in the fraud trial of media tycoon Conrad Black told the judge Tuesday that they were unable to reach a unanimous verdict, but were ordered to keep trying.

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...

Satarak fires 66 to lead at River Spirit

Wailailak Satarak battled windswept conditions at River Spirit Golf Club to finish with a 6-under 66 to lead the opening-round at the CN Canadian Women's Tour event.

S&P, Moody's eye $17.3 bln in subprime rating cuts (Reuters)

Reuters - Two leading rating agencies on Tuesday started to slash ratings for more than $17.3 billion of mortgage-related debt, rattling global financial markets amid fears that growing problems in the risky subprime market could spread to the wide...

Van Gundy enjoying return to coaching

For Stan Van Gundy, a moment during the Orlando Magic's summer league practices last week simply reaffirmed how much he wanted to be back on the sideline.

Samsung, Ericsson Settle Patent Dispute (PC World)

PC World - Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson and Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. have reached a cross-license agreement for their mobile telephony patents, ending recent lawsuits between the two companies, Ericsson said Monday.

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.

Lawmakers drop union provision in 9/11 bill (Reuters)

Reuters - U.S. lawmakers agreed on Monday to drop efforts to extend union protection to about 45,000 federal airport security workers as part of stalled legislation to guard against another September 11-type attack.