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2009-09-05 14:06:30

The defamation suit Roger Clemens filed against former trainer Brian McNamee has been dismissed by a federal judge in Texas. The suit, filed Jan.6, 2008, was dismissed with prejudice by U.S. District Judge Keith Ellison in Houston. The Aug. 28 ruling means Clemens' attorney, Rusty Hardin, cannot sue again, the New York Daily News reported Saturday. The decision clears the field for the defamation countersuit McNamee filed against Clemens in New York. I'm glad it's going to Brooklyn, where it...

2009-09-05 10:49:11

The drunken driving manslaughter trial of former New York Yankee Jim Leyritz was rescheduled after new evidence surfaced, observers said. Leyritz had been set to stand trial this month on charges that he caused the December 2007 death of Fredia Veitch, 30, of Plantation, Fla., in a Fort Lauderdale, Fla., car crash, in which prosecutors say Leyritz was drunk and ran a red light. They are seeking a sentence that could result 15 years in prison, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported. But...

2009-09-04 21:32:15

Roy Halladay's complete-game, one-hit shutout Friday carried the Toronto Blue Jays in a 6-0 win over the New York Yankees. Halladay (14-8) chased a perfect game into the top of the fifth and a no-hitter into the sixth. He threw 111 pitches, giving up only Ramiro Pena's one-out, sixth-inning double, with three walks and nine strikeouts. Halladay did not pitch more than six innings in any of his previous three starts, all losses. Aaron Hill and Joe Inglett led Toronto with two RBI apiece. Adam...

2009-09-03 22:25:55

Jorge Posada's four hits and four RBI Thursday led the New York Yankees to a 10-5 win over Toronto. Posada's two-run homer in the ninth capped the scoring for the Yankees, who have won four in a row. Alex Rodriguez had two hits -- one a solo homer -- and two RBI, and Melky Cabrera had two hits and one RBI. Hideki Matsui had one RBI and a run scored on Travis Snider's first-inning error. The winner was reliever Alfredo Aceves (10-1). Toronto's Raul Chavez had three hits and two RBI. Aaron Hill...

2009-09-01 22:21:31

Jorge Posada homered twice and Nick Swisher, Eric Hinske and Robinson Cano each homered once Tuesday in the New York Yankees' 9-6 win over Baltimore. Swisher and Hinske both homered in the seventh inning, and Cano's homer was a two-run shot for the Yankees, who have won five straight. Luke Scott hit a three-run homer for Baltimore, which has lost four of its last six games. Felix Pie also homered for the Orioles. A.J. Burnett started for the Yankees and allowed six runs and 11 hits in 5 1/3...

2009-09-01 14:52:50

Houston Astros Tuesday activated infielder Aaron Boone, who had open heart surgery in late March. Boone, 36, had been on the 60-day disabled list while he recovered from the aortic valve replacement procedure to correct a condition he had since college. Boone has a one-year deal with Houston. He batted .241 with six home runs and 28 runs batted in through 104 games for Washington last season. He started light workouts in June, batting practice in late July and a rehabilitation assignment at...

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2009-09-01 11:47:32

The Colorado Rockies picked up veteran right-hander Jose Contreras off the waiver wire from the Chicago White Sox. The Rockies also got cash considerations from the White Sox, who got right-handed prospect Brandon Hynick in return. Contreras, 37, was 5-13 with a 5.42 ERA in 21 games for the White Sox this season. He's 70-63 with a 4.66 ERA in 184 games (173 starts) for his career. He also pitched for the Yankees (2003-04). Hynick, 24, was 10-9 with a 3.83 ERA in 26 starts for Class AAA...

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2009-08-31 18:13:47

Philadelphia Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard was named Monday the National League Player of the Week. Howard, 29, led the major leagues last week with five home runs and had two-multi-homer games. He had 12 RBI, 28 total bases and a 1.000 slugging percentage in the seven-day period. Howard hit a game-winning three-run homer in the 10th inning to give the Phillies a 4-1 decision over Pittsburgh last Wednesday. He hit two solo shots to help Philadelphia beat Atlanta Friday -- his fifth such...

2009-08-31 12:00:00

MEMPHIS, Tenn., Aug. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Sixteen teams, the champions from the eight leading youth baseball organizations, came to Gameday Baseball's First Tennessee Fields in Memphis seeking an answer to the question, "Who is the best of the best?" When the dust at home plate settled, the American Athletic Union's North Texas Bulldogs of Aledo, TX were crowned the nation's best 10-and-under team, while Super Series Baseball's Team Rattlers of Spring, TX were tops in the 12-and-under...

2009-08-30 16:02:02

Mark Teixeira slammed a three-run homer and Johnny Damon hit a two-run shot Sunday, powering the New York Yankees past the Chicago White Sox 8-3. Teixeira's homer to right came during a five-run rally in the seventh inning. Damon homered in the third. The Yankees are 31-11 since the all-star break. Alfredo Aceves (9-1) recorded the win, allowing two hits in three innings. Jermaine Dye belted a solo home run and Scott Podsednik and Gordon Beckham each had an RBI for the White Sox, who have...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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