News archive from 10 June 2012

Geithner says Spain bailout plan vital to eurozone

WASHINGTON-U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said Saturday that Spain's request for a bank rescue and Europe's willingness to prop up the country with as much as $125 billion in aid were welcome actions toward stemming the region's debt...

 

Spain goes from boom to bailout in a decade

MADRID-Spain's economic fortunes have gone from boom to deep financial crisis over the past decade. Here are the main developments: BIRTH OF THE EURO --Spain is one of 12 countries that joined the single European currency in 1999. Following the euro's...

 

Swedish PM: 'Talk' Spain needs $100B rescue loans

STOCKHOLM-Sweden's prime minister says there is widespread European agreement that Spain needs to ask for outside help to try to prop up its ailing economy and that "there is talk" of a bailout package of up to (EURO)80 billion ($99.74...

 
Gomez scores to give Germany 1-0 win over Portugal

Gomez scores to give Germany 1-0 win over Portugal

LVIV, Ukraine -- Mario Gomez made a surprise start and headed in the lone goal for Germany on Saturday in a 1-0 victory over Portugal in Group B of the European Championship. Gomez was moments away from being substituted, with Miroslav Klose already...

 
Euro 2012: Mario Gomez heads home lone goal in 72nd minute  as Germany opens up with 1-0 win over Portugal 

Euro 2012: Mario Gomez heads home lone goal in 72nd minute  as Germany opens up with 1-0 win over Portugal 

LVIV, Ukraine - Mario Gomez made a surprise start and headed in the lone goal for Germany on Saturday in a 1-0 victory over Portugal in Group B of the European Championship. Gomez was moments away from being substituted, with Miroslav Klose already...

Daily News, 17:06 in Sport
 
ESPN's NBA studio show can't compete with TNT crew as Magic Johnson only blowing stale air

ESPN's NBA studio show can't compete with TNT crew as Magic Johnson only blowing stale air

It would be harsh to say that David Stern, in an 11th-hour edict, should bounce ESPN/ABC’s crew from Tuesday night’s NBA Finals opener in favor of TNT’s mouths. When it comes to the game announcers, the voices are fairly even. On TNT that would be...

Daily News, 17:07 in Sport
 

Gomez heads Germany to 1-0 victory over Portugal

Mario Gomez thumped in a superb 72nd-minute header to give Germany a 1-0 victory over Portugal after they had been frustrated for long periods of a cagey Euro 2012 Group B match on Saturday. Germany were the more attacking side throughout but were...

 

Red Sox designate ex-Cub Byrd for assignment

BOSTON -- The Boston Red Sox activated pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka from the 60-day disabled list amongst a flurry of roster moves on Saturday. Matsuzaka, about to embark upon his sixth North American season, underwent successful Tommy John surgery...

 
Lions' Louis Delmas: I'm 'like best friends' with Titus Young

Lions' Louis Delmas: I'm 'like best friends' with Titus Young

Titus Young said last week that he mended fences with teammate Louis Delmas after a practice skirmish last month that got Young temporarily banned from the Detroit Lions practice facility. In his first public comments since the incident today, Delmas...

 

Ji leads by 1 after 3 rounds at LPGA Championship

PITTSFORD, N.Y. -- Eun-Hee Ji shot a 3-under 69 on Saturday to take a one-shot lead over Karrie Webb after the third round of the LPGA Championship. Ji was 4 under at Locust Hill. Webb had a 68, matching Ji for the best round of the tournament. Giulia...

 
Column: Sharapova alone can't save women's tennis

Column: Sharapova alone can't save women's tennis

PARIS -- It is tempting to say that the most entertaining moment in the women's French Open final was when the stadium announcer fluffed her lines during the trophy presentation and mistakenly introduced the winner, Maria Sharapova, as the runner-up....

 
Lifeguards rescue 31-year-old man from near-drowning in Decatur public pool

Lifeguards rescue 31-year-old man from near-drowning in Decatur public pool

DECATUR, Alabama -- Decatur police were called to the Carrie Matthews Recreation Center this afternoon after lifeguards spotted a man in the bottom of the center's pool. Police arrived at 902 6th St. NW at about 2:15 p.m. to find lifeguards...

 

Celtics in familiar spot

MIAMI - If the road to the Finals was easy or predictable, then the Celtics [team stats] wouldn't have made it this far. Just when they appear to build momentum, another tire goes flat. + Return to full article + Post a comment Comments (1)...

 
Euro 2012: After being upset by Denmark, Holland needs to go all in and attack Germany with Klaas-Jan Huntelaar from the start 

Euro 2012: After being upset by Denmark, Holland needs to go all in and attack Germany with Klaas-Jan...

In Group B, the so-called Group of Death at Euro 2012, the Netherlands is on life support. Upset 1-0 by Denmark in their opening match on Saturday, Holland faces what amounts to a must-win in its next match on Wednesday. Not impossible, right? Except...

Daily News, 17:18 in Sport
 

Mother, brother of blind dissident talk of their ordeal after China pulls security from village

DONGSHIGU, China -- With the checkpoints removed and the hired thugs and police gone, it is finally possible to enter the home village of blind Chinese legal activist Chen Guangcheng. For 19 months, plainclothes guards had roughed up or chased away...

 

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