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Friday, September 30, 2011

Albert Chen: Rays rookie overmatches Rangers in opener

Albert Chen: Rays rookie overmatches Rangers in opener


Albert Chen: Rays rookie overmatches Rangers in opener

Posted: 30 Sep 2011 09:46 PM PDT

Now that's a postseason debut. Matt Moore's performance in the Rays' 9-0 rout of the Rangers in Game 1 of their ALDS was a tantalizing glimpse into the future, writes Albert Chen.

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Rays blister Rangers in series opener

Posted: 30 Sep 2011 11:43 PM PDT

What nerves? Rookie Matt Moore tossed seven shutout innings, Kelly Shoppach homered twice and the Rays ripped the Rangers 9-0 in Game 1 of their American League Division Series.

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Hunting For Tigers

Posted: 30 Sep 2011 11:43 PM PDT

Should No. 1 LSU worry as it faces Kentucky? What are the intriguing undercards? Which is the perfect matchup of the weekend? Holly Anderson looks at this week's top storylines.

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Yanks-Tigers Game 1 suspended

Posted: 30 Sep 2011 11:43 PM PDT

NEW YORK (AP) -- The rainy season rolls on.

Francona done as Sox manager

Posted: 30 Sep 2011 08:18 PM PDT

BOSTON (AP) -- The Terry Francona era is over in Boston.

Scheduling threatens Bryant's Italy plans

Posted: 30 Sep 2011 03:32 PM PDT

ROME (AP) -- Italian club Virtus Bologna said it has reached a verbal agreement with Kobe Bryant for the Los Angeles Lakers star to play in Italy during the NBA lockout.

NBA players, owners to continue talks Saturday

Posted: 30 Sep 2011 07:59 PM PDT

NEW YORK (AP) -- NBA players and owners are done talking for the day and plan to resume bargaining Saturday.

NFL upholds five-game suspension for QB Pryor

Posted: 30 Sep 2011 03:52 PM PDT

NEW YORK (AP) -- Terrelle Pryor's five-game suspension has been upheld by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.

NFL reminds teams about mimicking snap counts

Posted: 30 Sep 2011 01:53 PM PDT

NEW YORK (AP) -- The NFL reminded teams of the rule prohibiting defensive players from mimicking the offense's signal-calling cadence after Dallas accused the Washington Redskins of causing the Cowboys to bungle several snaps.

Ramirez formally charged with domestic violence

Posted: 30 Sep 2011 01:42 PM PDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) Florida prosecutors have formally charged former World Series MVP Manny Ramirez with domestic violence.

Iranian pastor faces death for rape, not apostasy - report

Iranian pastor faces death for rape, not apostasy - report


Iranian pastor faces death for rape, not apostasy - report

Posted: 30 Sep 2011 06:29 PM PDT

Christian Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani will be put to death for several charges of rape and extortion, charges that differ greatly from his original sentence of apostasy, Iran's semi-official Fars News agency reported Friday.

Man stranded in accident survives for six days on leaves, water

Posted: 30 Sep 2011 03:44 PM PDT

A man stranded after his car plunged down a steep embankment in the Angeles National Forest survived for six days by eating leaves and drinking water from a creek, authorities said Friday.

Judge OKs release of 'inflammatory' Casey Anthony video

Posted: 30 Sep 2011 04:33 PM PDT

Video showing Casey Anthony rocking and hunched over upon hearing remains had been found in the search for her 2-year-old daughter was released Friday, after a Florida judge overturned a decision to seal the footage because it was considered inflammatory.

Michael Jackson was 'clinically dead' on arrival to hospital, ER doctor says

Posted: 30 Sep 2011 06:48 PM PDT

The emergency room doctor who pronounced Michael Jackson dead testified Friday that the pop icon had "signs of a dying heart" when he arrived at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

Mississippi teen pleads not guilty in hate crime case

Posted: 30 Sep 2011 03:06 PM PDT

A white Mississippi teenager accused of murdering an African-American man in a hate crime pleaded not guilty in his arraignment Friday.

More Latinos identify as Native American, census shows

Posted: 30 Sep 2011 06:57 AM PDT

When Ana María Tekina-eirú Maynard filled out her census form last year, she checked the box for Latino, and for the first time, she also checked the box for Native American.

October's 5 must-read books

Posted: 30 Sep 2011 01:12 PM PDT

Lives Other Than My Own

U.S. officials warn of possible retaliation after al Qaeda cleric is killed

Posted: 30 Sep 2011 06:15 PM PDT

The killings Friday of alleged terrorists cleric Anwar al-Awlaki and computer expert Samir Khan could spark retaliatory attacks against the United States, according to the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security.

Medvedev said he cedes presidency bid to Putin because he is more popular

Posted: 30 Sep 2011 10:25 AM PDT

President Dmitry Medvedev said Friday he had ceded his presidency bid to the country's powerful Prime Minister Vladimir Putin because the latter is a more popular politician in Russia, who has higher chances to be elected.

TV's new retro babes are no role models

Posted: 30 Sep 2011 08:28 AM PDT

Washington Post critic Hank Stuever doesn't think much of the TV networks' new shows such as "The Playboy Club," "Pan Am" and "Charlie's Angels."