Archive For November 2007

Choi keen to put on a show for Asian fans

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South Korea’s K.J. Choi is relishing the prospect of playing in front of Asian fans again after enjoying a stellar year on the PGA Tour, highlighted by two victories and a climb to ninth in the world rankings.

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Pele hails 2014 World Cup decision

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Pele hailed the decision to award Brazil the 2014 World Cup as “fantastic” and said he hoped to avoid the same tearful end to the tournament as in 1950, the last time Brazil were hosts.

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Spears says she tries to stay true to self

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In her first interview amid the media frenzy over her child custody hearings, Britney Spears told a radio station on Wednesday that the world can be cruel but she deals with it by staying true to herself.

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Court finds 21 guilty of Madrid train bombings

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A Spanish court found 21 people guilty of involvement in the 2004 Madrid train bombings but cleared three men of masterminding Europe’s deadliest Islamist attack, which killed 191 people.

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Taliban leader vows winter war spreading to north

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A Taliban leader vowed in a video posted on the Internet on Wednesday that the insurgents would expand their fighting to the north of Afghanistan during the country’s hard winter.

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Israel seeks to buy $1.3 bln of U.S. missiles

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The Bush administration announced tentative plans on Wednesday to sell Israel up to $1.32 billion worth of advanced guided TOW and Hellfire missiles, munitions and other weapons.

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Iraq, warily eyeing Turkey, says tackling PKK

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Iraq said on Wednesday it had set up more checkpoints to restrict the movement of Kurdish guerrillas and cut supply lines to their mountain hideouts following Turkey’s demands for firm action against the rebels.

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Major U.S. sports to pull in $2 billion from sponsors

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The big four U.S. professional sports leagues will take in more than $2 billion in sponsorship revenue this year, up 15 percent from 2006, according to a study released on Wednesday.

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Cameron suspended for banned stimulant

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San Diego Padres centre fielder Mike Cameron was suspended for 25 games on Wednesday after testing positive for a banned stimulant for a second time.

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Cardinals appoint Mozeliak as general manager

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The St. Louis Cardinals have promoted assistant John Mozeliak to become their new general manager, the team said on Wednesday.

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