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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...

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...

Gabbard shines as Red Sox pound White Sox

Kason Gabbard tossed a three-hitter over seven innings, as the Boston Red Sox pounded the Chicago White Sox, 11-2, in the third game of a four-game set from Fenway Park. Gabbard (4-0) struck out one batter and walked another, allowing just a run in th...

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

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

Child health insurance bill faces veto (AP)

AP - WASHINGTON — The Bush administration said Saturday that senior advisers would recommend the president veto Senate legislation that would substantially increase funds for children's health insurance.

RBS group to offer 90 percent cash for ABN bid: reports (Reuters)

Reuters - A trio of banks led by Royal Bank of Scotland Group plans to present a new, nearly all cash bid for Dutch bank ABN AMRO Holding NV as early as Monday, according to two media reports on Sunday.

Orioles stave off Dye and White Sox

Brian Roberts and Corey Patterson homered, rookie Garrett Olson earned his first major league win, and the Baltimore Orioles handed Jose Contreras his AL-high 11th loss in a 5-3 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Sunday.

15 July 2007

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Personal Finance: Parachuting into retirement (Reuters)

Reuters - Deciding how much to save for retirement and where to invest it is just a small piece of what's called "retirement planning." And it turns out to be the easiest part.

10 July 2007

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.

Attacks on Baghdad Green Zone (AP)

AP - WHAT'S THE GREEN ZONE? Also called the International Zone, it's the heavily protected area in central Baghdad that holds the U.S. and British embassies, the Iraqi parliament and prime minister's office.

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...

3 murder charges from Ky. highway crash (AP)

AP - An out-of-control pickup truck crossed a highway median and struck oncoming vehicles, killing a pregnant woman and an 8-year-old boy and injuring several others, police said.

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.

LA man sentenced to die for 10 murders (AP)

AP - A pizza deliveryman was sentenced to death Tuesday for murdering 10 women and a fetus during the 1980s and '90s in Los Angeles neighborhoods plagued by a crack cocaine epidemic.

Los Angeles serial killer sentenced to death for 11 murders (AFP)

AFP - A former pizza delivery man described as one of the most prolific serial killers in Los Angeles history after being convicted of 11 murders was on Tuesday sentenced to death.

Playwright: Actress shot at Phil Spector's mansion was not suicidal (CourtTV)

CourtTV - LOS ANGELES (C ourt TV) - A playwright who worked with Lana Clarkson a month before her death said the actress never displayed suicidal tendencies, but did voice disappointment about the trajectory of her career and worry about her future as ...

Spirit hire Don Edwards as head coach

Former NHL goaltender Don Edwards is the new general manager of the Ontario Hockey League's Saginaw Spirit. ''I am truly humbled and honoured for this great opportunity,'' Edwards said in a statement Tuesday. ''I look forward to bringing a championshi...