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October 2007

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...

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...

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.

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.

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.

Food-labeling effort gains new momentum (AP)

AP - Shoppers are in the dark about where much of their food comes from despite a five-year-old law requiring meat and other products to carry labels with their country of origin.

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...

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.

Versace dance tribute watched by Naomi, Claudia (Reuters)

Reuters - Milan marked the 10th anniversary of designer Gianni Versace's death on Sunday with an hour of ballet pieces with costumes he designed at La Scala opera house, with models Claudia Schiffer and Naomi Campbell watching.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Havret edges Mickelson at Scottish Open

Frenchman Gregory Havret won the Scottish Open on Sunday after defeating world No. 3 Phil Mickelson at the first hole of a sudden-death playoff. Havret took in $1,005,950 in winnings and also earned a spot at the British Open at Carnoustie. The tourna...

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...

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.

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...

Bruins promote Benning and Sweeney

Boston Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli promoted Jim Benning to assistant general manager and Don Sweeney to director of hockey operations and player development on Saturday.

Finmeccanica powers ahead in Europe (FT.com)

FT.com - Finmeccanica was a leading gainer in European stock markets Thursday as UBS (NYSE:UBS) highlighted its exposure to the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.

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.

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.