Archive For January 2009

Outdoor “Classic” now most important date on NHL calendar

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Hockey returns to its outdoor roots for the second year in a row when the Chicago Blackhawks and Detroit Red Wings clash at Wrigley Field on Thursday in what has become a New Year’s Day tradition and the most important date on the NHL schedule.

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Angels and Fuentes agree on two-year contract

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The Los Angeles Angels moved to replace Francisco Rodriguez by agreeing with reliever Brian Fuentes on a two-year contract, the team said on Wednesday.

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Kevin Bacon among latest hurt in Madoff scheme: reports

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A prominent Wall Street economist, Hollywood actor Kevin Bacon and his wife are the latest people to have lost money on investments connected to accused swindler Bernard Madoff, according to media reports.

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Bjork turns venture capitalist

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Bjork has partnered with a Reykjavik-based venture capital firm to establish a fund that will invest in socially and environmentally responsible companies that will help restore Iceland’s battered economy.

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Pepsi and Beckham end endorsement relationship

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PepsiCo Inc said on Wednesday it is ending its endorsement relationship with English soccer star David Beckham after 10 years in a move described as mutual by both sides.

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Matt Dillon arrested for speeding in Vermont

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Hollywood actor Matt Dillon was arrested and charged with driving at an excessive speed after police clocked him traveling at 106 miles per hour on a Vermont interstate highway.

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Merle Haggard beats lung cancer, but craves pot

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Merle Haggard is not letting a bout with lung cancer get in the way of his ambitious touring and recording plans.

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Good movies, prices help Hollywood in recession

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A slew of quality movies and higher ticket prices helped Hollywood hold its own in 2008 despite recession, while 2009 promises more 3-D pictures and some big blockbusters to keep audiences coming in.

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Bangkok fire kills 58 New Year clubbers

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A blaze at a top Bangkok nightclub killed at least 58 people celebrating the New Year on Thursday and injured more than 100 others, rescue workers and witnesses said.

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Amid worries, Cuba to mark 50 years of revolution

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Against a backdrop of economic gloom and the frail health of former leader Fidel Castro, Cuba will mark on Thursday the 50th anniversary of the revolution that turned the island into a communist state and Cold War hot spot at the doorstep of the United States.

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