Archive For February 2009

Perry snatches lead from fellow American Piercy

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American Kenny Perry coolly rolled in a 32-foot birdie putt at the last to grab a one-shot lead after the Phoenix Open third round on Saturday.

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OBITUARY: Johansson confounded skeptics against Patterson

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Ingemar Johansson provoked merriment rather than trepidation among the hard-bitten American sportswriters before his 1959 world heavyweight fight against Floyd Patterson at Yankee Stadium.

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Savard gives East leaders Bruins win over Rangers

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The Boston Bruins, the Eastern Conference leaders, held off a determined challenge from the New York Rangers to claim a 1-0 victory on Saturday.

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Nadal a formidable obstacle in Federer’s quest

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Only the familiar figure of Spain’s Rafa Nadal now stands between Roger Federer and his seemingly inevitable march to tennis immortality.

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Sublime Serena storms to Australian Open title

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Serena Williams stole the show on Saturday, sweeping her fourth Australian Open title and snatching the world number one ranking with a lopsided thrashing of Dinara Safina.

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Roethlisberger, Ward fit for Super Bowl: Tomlin

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Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and wide receiver Hines Ward have overcome their injuries and are fit to play in the Super Bowl, head coach Mike Tomlin said on Saturday.

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R&B vet Wilson has fresh hit on his hands

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Singer Charlie Wilson remembers soulstress Chaka Khan once telling him, “You work way too hard.”

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Billboard CD reviews: Franz Ferdinand, Willie Nelson

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Since Franz Ferdinand’s emergence in 2004, it has owned the field of smart, energetic dance-rock epitomized by singles like “Take Me Out.”

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Flight of the Conchords schedules spring tour

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New Zealand musical comedy duo Flight of the Conchords will embark on an extensive North American tour this spring, beginning April 6 in Tampa, Fla.

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Italian writer raises case against “Button”

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“The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” got a little stranger Friday after an attorney representing an Italian office worker filed legal papers alleging that the screenplay was based on a story she wrote in 1994.

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