Archive For January 2008

Snedeker eyes major impact in 2008

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American Brandt Snedeker has set his sights on golf’s biggest events in 2008 after being voted PGA Tour rookie of the year in his maiden campaign.

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Ravens sack Billick after disappointing season

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Baltimore Ravens sacked long-time head coach Brian Billick on Monday, a day after finishing a disappointing 5-11 season.

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Nadal loses in Chennai doubles

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World number two Rafael Nadal made a losing start to his new season on Monday when he and his partner Bartolome Salva-Vidal were defeated in their opening doubles match at the Chennai Open.

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Super Bowl run begins with wild card weekend

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With the New England Patriots’ unbeaten regular season installed in the record books, the NFL spotlight swings to the runup for the Super Bowl which kicks off with wild card weekend Saturday and Sunday.

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Jessica Simpson going country on new album

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Jessica Simpson is in the early stages of recording a country album in Nashville, a project slated for a 2008 release via Columbia Records.

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Grammy nominations shine on Canadian artists

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In a strong year for Canadian talent, acts ranging from alt-rock band Arcade Fire to polka king Walter Ostanek have tallied up no fewer than 20 Grammy Award nominations among them.

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Lohan voted worst performance in online movie poll

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As if 2007 could get any worse for Lindsay Lohan, now this: Moviegoers tagged her with the year’s worst performance by an actress.

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Love, others may follow Radiohead’s no-label lead

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Rock band Radiohead’s decision to release its new album “In Rainbows” by itself — online, without a record label’s help and at any price the user chose — rocked the industry last fall.

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Cage, chipmunks bring box office cheer

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Hit movies starring Nicolas Cage and the Chipmunks led a strong slate of diverse crowd pleasers at the North American box office on Sunday.

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Romney latches onto campaign theme from Democrats

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In the final sprint before Iowa’s first-in-the-country U.S. presidential nominating contest, Republican Mitt Romney has seized a campaign theme from the Democrats: the promise to bring change to Washington.

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