Archive For January 2009

MLB Network gearing up for New Year’s Day launch

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When the MLB Network signs on New Year’s Day, it’ll be the largest launch in cable TV history, with 50 million households on cable and satellite TV.

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August date for Quentin Tarantino World War II movie

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Controversial director Quentin Tarantino’s take on World War II will hit movie theaters on August 21 2009, the studios behind the highly-anticipated film called “Inglourious Basterds” said on Wednesday.

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Texans fire defensive coordinator, two assistants

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The Houston Texans have fired three of their defensive coaches after surrendering nearly 25 points per game this year.

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Griffin disrespected me, says Stoke’s Fuller

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Stoke City striker Ricardo Fuller said his sending off for slapping team mate Andy Griffin against West Ham United on Sunday was a result of the club captain “disrespecting” him during a row over the conceding of a goal.

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Book Review: “Breakfast at Sally’s” by Richard LeMieux

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Can a small handful of pennies make a difference?

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Nadal steals Federer’s thunder in 2008

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This was meant to be the year when Roger Federer would equal, if not break, Pete Sampras’s record of 14 grand slam titles.

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Belgrade tournament replaces Amersfoort on ATP calendar

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Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic has succeeded in his bid to stage an ATP tournament in his home town of Belgrade from 2009.

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Blazers battle past slumping Celtics

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The road-weary Boston Celtics lost for the third time in four games when the Portland Trail Blazers scored a 91-86 upset victory over the defending NBA champions on Tuesday.

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Red Wings end Blackhawks’ record run

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The Detroit Red Wings ended the Chicago Blackhawks’ franchise-record nine-game winning streak with a 4-0 victory on Tuesday.

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Indians sign infielder DeRosa from Cubs

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The Cleveland Indians have acquired infielder Mark DeRosa from the Chicago Cubs, Cleveland said on Wednesday.

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