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22 July 2007

Ramirez, Marlins crush Reds

Hanley Ramirez hit a three-run home run as part of an eight-run eighth inning as the Florida Marlins crushed the Cincinnati Reds, 11-1, in the third of a four-game set at Dolphin Stadium.

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...

16 July 2007

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...

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.

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.

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

Prosecution rests in Padilla trial (AP)

AP - PROSECUTION RESTS: After nine weeks, 22 witnesses and dozens of FBI wiretaps, prosecutors finished presenting their case to jurors in the terror support trial of Jose Padilla and two co-defendants.

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.

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.

Artest, Jackson suspended 7 games each

Ron Artest and Stephen Jackson were each suspended by the NBA on Saturday for the first seven games of next season because of their most recent legal problems.

Phillies top Cards, avoid 10,000th loss

Jimmy Rollins, Ryan Howard and Aaron Rowand homered, Pat Burrell added four RBIs and Philadelphia avoided its 10,000th loss again by beating the St. Louis Cardinals 10-4 on Saturday. Rollins and Burrell had three hits apiece and Chase Utley knocked i...

Silva solid as Twins edge A's

Carlos Silva allowed two hits pitching into the seventh inning, Michael Cuddyer drove in a pair of runs and the Minnesota Twins held on to beat the Oakland Athletics 4-3 Saturday night.

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...

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.

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.

Grand jury indicts former Newark mayor (AP)

AP - Sharpe James, mayor of this struggling city for 20 years, was indicted Thursday on corruption charges alleging that he spent city money extravagantly on himself and several women, and that he helped one of his companions rake in more than $500,000...

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.

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.

Iraq report points to limited progress (AP)

AP - Struggling to defend its Iraq policy, the Bush administration in a 23-page classified report points to limited progress being made by the U.S.-backed government in Baghdad, U.S. officials told The Associated Press on Tuesday.

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...

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...