Archive For October 2008

White Sox beat Twins in sudden-death thriller

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The Chicago White Sox captured the American League Central Division title with a thrilling 1-0 win over the Minnesota Twins in a sudden-death playoff game on Tuesday.

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The last word in astrology: 10/01/08

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CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Jay Underwood, 40; Esai Morales, 46; Randy Quaid, 58; Julie Andrews, 73

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Horny Goat Weed may offer Viagra alternative: study

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A Chinese herbal remedy called horny goat weed is a promising alternative to Viagra for impotent men, Italian researchers said on Monday.

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Venus outclasses Groenefeld to win in Stuttgart

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Venus Williams made short work of wayward German Anna-Lena Groenefeld on Tuesday, helping herself to a 6-1 6-2 victory to reach the second round of the Stuttgart Grand Prix.

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Penguins’ Gonchar out for up to six months after surgery

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Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Sergei Gonchar will have a shoulder operation that will sideline him for four to six months, the team said on Tuesday.

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Bulger to start for Rams for remainder of season

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Quarterback Marc Bulger will return to the St. Louis Rams starting lineup for the remainder of the season, new coach Jim Haslett said on Tuesday.

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Cashman to stay with New York Yankees

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Brian Cashman will retain his role as general manager and senior vice-president of the New York Yankees until the end of the 2011 season, the team said on Tuesday.

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Raiders fire head coach Kiffin

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The Oakland Raiders fired embattled head coach Lane Kiffin on Tuesday after weeks of speculation over his future.

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In “Flash of Genius,” greed is not so good

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“Flash of Genius” may not be the sexiest film to debut this fall, but its true tale of the inventor of intermittent windshield wipers poses a timely question of values and ethics in the current economic crisis.

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ABC wins TV premiere week for second year

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“Dancing with the Stars”, “Desperate Housewives” and “Grey’s Anatomy” helped ABC become the most-watched television network during premiere week for the second straight year, according to Nielsen Media Research figures on Tuesday.

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