Archive For September 2008

Streaking Rays finish best month ever with another win

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The surging Tampa Bay Rays won their fifth straight game and completed a three-game sweep of the Baltimore Orioles with a 10-4 home win on Sunday.

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Pedroia inspires Boston to win over Chicago

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The Boston Red Sox eased to an 8-2 victory over the Chicago White Sox at Fenway Park on Saturday, the home team aided by a second consecutive 4-for-4 batting effort from in-form second baseman Dustin Pedroia.

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Q&A: Bonnie Hunt ready for her daytime close-up

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Actress Bonnie Hunt had been pursued for 15 years to host a talk show before she agreed to enter the daytime arena with “The Bonnie Hunt Show,” which debuts September 8.

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“Thunder” still No. 1 at North American box office

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Action film parody “Tropic Thunder” clung to the top spot at the North American box office for a third straight week as the summer moviegoing season sputtered to a lackluster close, Hollywood studios reported on Sunday.

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“Sopranos” star Gandolfini weds in Hawaii: report

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“The Sopranos” star James Gandolfini married his girlfriend in Hawaii on Saturday, People magazine said.

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Japan’s Miyazaki keeps computers out of cartoons

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Revered Japanese animation director Hayao Miyazaki has no intention of swapping his pencil for computer graphics and will keep hand drawing his films for as long as he can, he said on Sunday.

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Actress Beart, director defend new tsunami film

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French actress Emmanuelle Beart and the Belgian director of her latest movie have defended “Vinyan”, amid concerns that the film which opens with the 2004 tsunami may be insensitive to people affected by the tragedy.

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Russia’s Putin saves TV crew from Siberian tiger

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Prime Minister Vladimir Putin was feted by Russian media on Sunday for saving a television crew from an attack by a Siberian tiger in the wilds of the Far East.

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S.Korea steps up defense of disputed islets

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On a South Korean coast guard patrol ship chugging towards desolate islands at the centre of a bitter territorial row with Japan, academics and officials vow to repel any Japanese claim to the lonely outcrops.

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Three million displaced in India floods

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Authorities struggling to provide aid after devastating floods in eastern India said on Sunday they needed more boats and rescuers to help hundreds of thousands of people still marooned in remote villages.

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