Archive For March 2008

Govortsova stuns Peer, Davenport cruises

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Teenager Olga Govortsova of Belarus upset third-seeded Shahar Peer of Israel 6-3 3-6 6-4 at the Memphis Championship on Friday to reach her first WTA final.

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FBI begins perjury probe on Roger Clemens testimony

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The FBI has begun investigating whether baseball great Roger Clemens lied to the U.S. Congress when he denied using performance-enhancing drugs like steroids, law enforcement officials said on Thursday.

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Luzzi fined and banned for 200 days over betting

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Federico Luzzi has become the fifth Italian player to be banned for betting on tennis since a worldwide investigation was instigated seven months ago, the ATP said on Friday.

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Britain’s Davis leads from Aussie Jones at Honda

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Britain’s Brian Davis shot a three-under-par 67 on Friday to take a one-shot lead on eight-under-par after the second round of the Honda Classic.

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Kris Jenkins leaves Panthers for Jets

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The Carolina Panthers traded defensive tackle Kris Jenkins to the New York Jets on Friday in exchange for undisclosed draft choices.

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Coty says to develop a men’s fragrance for Playboy

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Coty Inc said on Friday that it struck a licensing deal with Playboy Enterprises Inc to develop a new Playboy men’s fragrance line.

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“Penelope” shows Witherspoon’s nose for producing

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Reese Witherspoon has won a best actress Oscar and is among Hollywood’s A-list actors, but for her latest film “Penelope,” the global star took a small supporting role so she could focus on a new job — producer.

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Clash, Pistols members revive London spirit of ‘77

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The architects of British punk have been quietly passing on the baton to a new generation in a tiny London bar, but the secret is out and about to hit America.

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Naomi Campbell leaves Brazil hospital

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British supermodel Naomi Campbell left a Brazilian hospital on Friday, five days after she was rushed in for surgery, the hospital said.

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Amy Winehouse will not face charges

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Soul singer Amy Winehouse will face no further action in connection with an investigation into obstruction of justice charges against her husband, British police said on Friday.

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