Archive For May 2008

Michigan governor has emergency bowel surgery

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Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm underwent emergency surgery to treat a bowel obstruction and was recuperating on Wednesday, her office said.

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Spurs eclipse Suns to set up showdown against Hornets

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The San Antonio Spurs marched into the second round of the Western Conference playoffs with a 92-87 home win over the Phoenix Suns on Tuesday.

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Penguins edge closer to series victory over Rangers

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The Pittsburgh Penguins capitalized on two powerplay goals from Evgeni Malkin to overcome the New York Rangers 5-3 on Tuesday and take a commanding 3-0 lead in their Eastern Conference semi-finals series.

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Rays winning streak ended by Orioles

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The Tampa Bay Rays’ six-game winning streak ended when the Baltimore Orioles broke a first- place tie in the AL East with a 7-4 victory at Camden Yards on Tuesday.

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Soccer-Roma fans sign petition urging owners to sell

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A petition by AS Roma fans urging the owners to sell the Italian soccer club to George Soros has been signed by more than 15,000 people after reports that the billionaire financier had pulled out of talks.

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Golf courses, developers nibble at Asia’s rice paddies

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The tourists who tee off at this golf course on Bali’s west coast are probably unaware that the ground beneath their feet is connected to a global panic over rice supplies.

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Sean Avery out for season with spleen injury

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New York Rangers forward Sean Avery lacerated his spleen in Tuesday’s game against the Pittsburgh Penguins and will miss the rest of the season, a Rangers spokeswoman said on Wednesday.

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Mavericks fire coach Avery Johnson after playoff exit

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The Dallas Mavericks have fired coach Avery Johnson following their first-round playoff exit, the team said on Wednesday.

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Giants pitcher gets 50-game ban for drug test failure

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San Francisco Giants catcher Eliezer Alfonzo has been suspended for 50 games for testing positive for a performance enhancing drug, Major League Baseball said on Wednesday.

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McKellen to reprise Gandalf role in “Hobbit”

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British actor Ian McKellen will reprise the role of the wizard Gandalf in the upcoming movies based on J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Hobbit”, he told a film magazine.

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