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22 July 2007

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...

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.

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.

British retailer opens inquiry into abuses at Bangladeshi factories: report (AFP)

AFP - Low-cost British clothing retailer Asda, owned by US giant Wal-Mart, has launched an investigation into allegations that its production facilities in Bangladesh were abusing the rights of their workers, The Guardian reported on Monday.

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

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.

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...

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.

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. ...

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...

13 July 2007

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.

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...

Energizer Holdings to acquire Playtex Products (Reuters)

Reuters - Battery and razor maker Energizer Holdings Inc. said on Thursday it has agreed to acquire Playtex Products Inc. , for $18.30 a share in cash plus the assumption of Playtex debt.

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: US commander to decide Iraq troop levels (AFP)

AFP - US President George W. Bush, battling a growing congressional rebellion against his unpopular Iraq policy, rejected lawmakers' calls for withdrawing US forces from the war-torn country.

3 killed in attack on Green Zone (AP)

AP - A thunderous barrage of mortars or rockets killed at least three people and wounded 18 in the Green Zone on Tuesday, the U.S. Embassy said. One of the dead was an American service member.

Sunni extremists put village under siege (AP)

AP - Sunni extremists have seized control of a remote village northeast of Baghdad in a fierce battle with residents who pleaded for rescue by Iraqi army and police as they tried to defend their homes, the deputy provincial governor said Tuesday.

Death penalty possible in teen killing (AP)

AP - A man accused of abducting a Kansas teenager from a store parking lot and killing her was charged Tuesday with rape and aggravated sodomy, making him eligible for the death penalty.

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.

Jury split on Lord Black fraud trial verdict (AFP)

AFP - Jurors in the fraud trial of media tycoon Conrad Black told the judge Tuesday that they were unable to reach a unanimous verdict, but were ordered to keep trying.

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.

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...

Toronto FC's O'Brien named MLS all-star

Toronto FC midfielder Ronnie O'Brien was one of seven players added to the roster Tuesday for next week's MLS all-star game. O'Brien was one of five picks made by New England Revolution head coach Steve Nicol, who will coach the MLS team against Scott...