Archive For August 2008

“Sex and the City” for teens? Critics slam “Gossip Girl”

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Their wardrobes are full of designer clothes, they drink cocktails at New York City’s coolest bars, dabble in drugs, have sex in places like the back of a limousine — all while still in high school.

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Britney Spears’ dad still in charge

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A judge on Thursday extended the conservatorship over pop star Britney Spears’ personal affairs for five months, leaving control of the singer’s business and legal matters to her father and a lawyer.

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Elizabeth Taylor in hospital but said “fine”

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Elizabeth Taylor is hospitalized but doing well, a spokesman for the Oscar-winning screen legend said on Thursday, contradicting tabloid newspapers reports that she was in poor health.

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Inkster upstages younger women at British Open

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Seven times major winner Juli Inkster benefited from a tip by Australian coach Ian Triggs to hit a seven-under-par 65 for a one shot lead in the women’s British Open on Thursday.

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Retief Goosen flies high at Firestone

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South African Retief Goosen, helped by a spectacular chip-in for birdie at the 11th, grabbed a one-shot lead in Thursday’s opening round at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational.

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U.S. asks for 4×400m record to be re-examined

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USA Track & Field (USATF) chief executive Doug Logan on Thursday asked for the American men’s 4×400-metres record, which is also the world record, to be re-examined in light of recent doping revelations.

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Injured Maria Sharapova withdraws from Olympics

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World number three Maria Sharapova pulled out of the Beijing Olympics on Thursday after an MRI scan on her right shoulder revealed two small tears.

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Federer defeat opens way for Nadal

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Roger Federer’s record 4-1/2 year reign as world number one could end this week after he was beaten 7-6 4-6 7-6 by Croatian Ivo Karlovic in the third round of the Cincinnati Masters on Thursday.

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Dodgers grab Manny Ramirez in three-team deal

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The Los Angeles Dodgers have acquired top slugger Manny Ramirez from the Boston Red Sox in a three-team deadline day deal, the LA club said on Thursday.

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White Sox swoop for Ken Griffey Jr

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The Chicago White Sox signed up 13-time All-Star outfielder Ken Griffey Jr from the Cincinnati Reds on Thursday in the biggest deal ahead of Major League Baseball’s trading deadline.

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