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2009-01-14 19:58:46

Brian Daboll, former quarterbacks coach of the New York Jets, was hired Wednesday as offensive coordinator of the Cleveland Browns. The Browns also hired Rob Ryan as defensive coordinator and Brad Seely as assistant head coach-special teams coordinator. All three men rejoin Eric Mangini, who took the Browns' head-coaching job recently after he was fired by the Jets. The 33-year-old Daboll, who has had NFL coaching jobs for nine seasons, coached the Jets quarterbacks under Mangini in New York....

2009-01-08 15:59:40

Eric Mangini, fired by the New York Jets the day after the regular season ended, was introduced Thursday as the new head coach of the Cleveland Browns. The Browns didn't disclose details of Mangini's contract but it reportedly covers four years. Mangini, who started in the NFL as a ball boy with the Browns in 1994 and later was an assistant coach on the team, replaced Romeo Crennel, who was fired after a 4-12 season. I couldn't be happier to come home to Cleveland, Mangini said. I'm excited...

2008-12-29 00:27:22

Curtis Sanford posted his fifth NHL shutout and Pavol Demitra had a goal and an assist Sunday night to lead the Vancouver Canucks to a 3-0 win over Ottawa. Stanford finished with 18 saves for the Canucks, who won for the first time in their last three games. Demitra assisted on Henrik Sedin's goal at 8:17 of the first period and then scored, after assists by Daniel Sedin and Henrik Sedin at 10:16 of the second. Alexander Edler scored at 17:10 of the second, with an assist by Daniel Sedin, to...

2008-12-22 09:02:10

Britney Spears's publicist says a report claiming the U.S. pop singer is dating Good Charlotte musician Benji Madden isn't true. In Touch magazine reported the famous pair have been seeing each other since Spears's father and manager set them up. Madden became available when he broke up with heiress and some-time actress Paris Hilton last month after nearly a year of dating, though he reportedly still has been spotted with her at parties recently. Spears is a divorced mother of two young...

2008-11-30 15:07:22

Florida's Craig Anderson turned in the sixth shutout of his career and four players scored for the Panthers Sunday in a 4-0 win over the New York Rangers. Anderson blocked 37 shots. Stephen Weiss and Michael Frolik each registered a goal and assist and Ville Peltonen and Gregory Campbell added goals for the Panthers. Rangers' goalie Henrik Lundqvist was replaced by Steve Valiquette in the second period. Lundqvist gave up three goals and stopped 23 shots. Valiquette had six saves.

2008-11-26 09:13:02

U.S. rockers Good Charlotte had no problem turning over their old songs recast in dance versions for their new album, The Greatest Remixes. Everybody likes to dance -- even kids who like rock music, says singer Joel Madden. It's about forgetting everything that you love or hate or whatever and just having a good time -- and remembering that's why we all do this in the first place. His twin brother, guitarist Benji Madden, adds, you got into music in the garage when you were 16 because there...

2008-11-20 21:48:45

Daniel Sedin finished off a Vancouver comeback with his eighth goal of the season Friday, lifting the Canucks past Minnesota 3-2. Sedin scored with 8:19 to play and Curtis Sanford was perfect the rest of the way while completing a 28-save effort. Pavol Demitra, who spent the previous two seasons with Minnesota before signing as a free agent with Vancouver, had a goal and an assist. Vancouver won for the sixth time in eight games and the two losses in that stretch have come in overtime. Mikko...

2008-11-19 18:51:50

U.S. socialite and some-time actress Paris Hilton and her rocker beau Benji Madden have broken up, a source says. Someone close to Hilton told People magazine the couple ended their 9-month-long romance a few days ago. Madden, the guitarist for the band Good Charlotte, is the brother of Joel Madden, the father of Hilton friend Nicole Richie's young daughter, Harlow. She is saddened by the breakup but they're just too different and they wanted different things in life, a source close to...

2008-10-29 18:00:11

A Polish man who linked the Web site of President Lech Kaczynski to a pornographic search has gone on trial for defaming the head of state. The defendant, identified only as Marek M., acknowledges that he arranged for the president's site to come up in a search involving male sexual organs, The Telegraph reports. But he says that he was only checking whether his home-designed software worked and had no intention of defaming the president. Marek M., who lives in Cieszyna in southern...

2008-08-12 15:00:00

By GARY D'AMATO Beijing -- The post-Hamm era in U.S. men's gymnastics began with the Americans determined to prove they could still be competitive at the Beijing Olympics. They were that, and a whole lot more. Team USA, sixth in team qualifications just two days earlier, pulled off a huge surprise this morning by winning the bronze medal at the National Indoor Stadium. The Americans went into the sixth and final rotation in second place but had to finish it off on pommel horse, by far...

Word of the Day
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'