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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

Padres blank Diamondbacks to avoid sweep

Justin Germano drove in a run and gave up none to help the San Diego Padres beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 4-0 on Sunday, avoiding a three-game sweep. Milton Bradley drove in two runs and Brian Giles had three hits for San Diego.

Lists of best-selling books (AP)

AP - 1. "The Quickie" by James Patterson, Michael Ledwidge (Little, Brown and Company)

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.

15 July 2007

Rapper Remy Ma arrested in NY weekend shooting (Reuters)

Reuters - Female rapper Remy Ma was arrested on attempted murder charges in the weekend shooting of another woman in a nightclub district of Manhattan, police 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...

Athletics' Buck comes off DL

Oakland Athletics outfielder Travis Buck was activated from the 15-day disabled list Saturday and infielder J.J. Furmaniak was optioned to triple-A Sacramento. Buck, on the DL since June 28 with a sprained right thumb, started Saturday in left field. ...

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.

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...

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.

13 July 2007

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.

N.C. bar issues order disbarring Nifong (AP)

AP - The North Carolina State Bar on Thursday issued a formal order disbarring former district attorney Mike Nifong for his handling of the now-discredited Duke lacrosse rape case.

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...

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.

Trade deficit rises in May (AP)

AP - America's trade deficit rose to its second-highest level of the year as the price of imported crude oil jumped and demand for Chinese products remained strong despite recalls of tainted products.

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.

Obese survive heart attacks better (AP)

AP - While being fat increases your chances of a heart attack, some studies suggest a puzzling paradox: Obese people seem to have a better chance of surviving one. Scientists are stumped over why that seems to be the case and pose several theories.

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...

Court-martial beings for Marine (AP)

AP - Repeated exposures to bomb blasts over several deployments harmed the judgment of a Marine corporal at the time he is accused of kidnapping and murdering an Iraqi civilian, his lawyer said Monday.

Judge to consider new delay in Richie DUI trial (Reuters)

Reuters - Lawyers for celebrity socialite and reality TV star Nicole Richie will get a chance on Wednesday to argue for another postponement of her trial on a charge of driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol.