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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

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

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.

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

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...

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...

10 July 2007

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.

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.

09 July 2007

Bonds held homerless in loss to Cards

Barry Bonds' chase of Hank Aaron is now on a four-day hiatus. The all-star break might be coming at a better time for San Francisco's other star Barry - struggling left-hander Barry Zito. Bonds went 0-for-3 in his final game of the first half and rema...

Phillies top weather, Rockies in Denver

Shane Victorino wrangled with an out-of-control tarp before a rain delay and then hit a two-run homer after the stoppage in Philadelphia's 8-4 win over the Colorado Rockies on Sunday. The win puts the Phillies dubious milestone on hold until after the...

Heat wave descends on Northeastern U.S. (AP)

AP - The city opened nearly 300 cooling centers Monday as temperatures across much of the Northeast surpassed 90 degrees — the hottest in the metropolitan area since a heat wave last year that was blamed for 40 deaths.

Potomac water quality to be monitored (AP)

AP - Virginia plans to install a monitoring station in the Potomac River that will help boaters and fishermen while assisting marine biologists studying the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries.

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.

Stevens fears impact of current probe (AP)

AP - Ted Stevens, the longest-serving Republican senator and once the chief power broker for dispensing federal dollars, says he's worried that a corruption investigation "could cause me some trouble" in running for re-election next year.

Moment of Truth for the President (The Weekly Standard)

The Weekly Standard - The New York Times leads today with David Sanger's story, "In White House, Debate Is Rising On Iraq Pullback; Political Considerations; Not Waiting For Sept. 15, Aides Seek to Forestall G.O.P.

U.S. Presidential Candidates' Prescriptions for a Healthier Future: A Side-By-Side Comparison ( - The next president of the United States will confront major health policy decisions that will affect the lives of all Americans. With the first of the presidential caucuses and primaries only six months away, the pressure is on fo...

Victoria Beckham: `just a normal girl' (AP)

AP - Victoria Beckham insisted Monday that she's "just a normal girl from London" who happens to be "living quite a surreal life" with her soccer star husband David and their three young boys.

Alcoa extends Alcan offer while Q2 profit slips (Reuters)

Reuters - Alcoa Inc , the world's largest aluminum company, on Monday extended its outstanding offer to acquire Alcan Inc. , even as it reported a slip in second-quarter profit.

Senators Ready Iraq Amendments ( - The debate over the Iraq War resumes in the Senate on Monday, when Democrats will use the defense authorization bill to spotlight their demands to bring U.S. troops home.

Israel's Olmert invites Syria's Assad for direct talks (AFP)

AFP - Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert in a television interview on Monday invited Syrian President Bashar al-Assad for direct talks "wherever he wants."