News archive from 14 May 2011, page 8

Venus Williams withdraws from French Open, joining sister Serena on sideline

Venus Williams has withdrawn from the French Open, one day after her younger sister Serena did. Venus' agent, Carlos Fleming, wrote in an email to The Associated Press that the seven-time Grand Slam champion notified tournament organizers Friday she...


Golf shops can make a mint off players seeking an edge

In your unending search for a better golf game, have you considered eating Golf Mints, which assert that "Fresh breath keeps the bogeys away?" They are available at your local golf store, along with other aids like putter holders, which...


Happy homecoming: Eric Wedge returns to Cleveland as visiting manager

CLEVELAND (AP) - Across from the dugout where he experienced seven seasons of highs and lows, Eric Wedge spent several moments reflecting on managing the Cleveland Indians. Seattle's first-year manager, Wedge was in Cleveland for the first time as an...


NCAA: American Idol finalist can throw out 1st pitch, as long as NC State doesn't recruit him

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - The NCAA is allowing an American Idol finalist to throw out the ceremonial first pitch at a North Carolina State baseball game - as long as the Wolfpack don't recruit him. School spokeswoman Annabelle Myers told The Associated...


Mariah Carey, Nick Cannon get visit from social worker

A social worker paid a visit to new mom Mariah Carey's Los Angeles hospital room after they were alerted to possible drug and alcohol use, the singer's husband Nick Cannon revealed to CNN. But, he says, the incident was a misunderstanding that someone...

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Maria Shriver tweets thanks for post-split support

In a short, but no doubt heartfelt tweet to fans, newly separated Maria Shriver gives thanks for the outpouring of support she's received this week. "Thank you for all the kindness, support and compassion. I am humbled by the love. Thank...

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James Durbin: Langone will be best man at wedding

Wedding bells are ringing for newly ousted American Idol finalist James Durbin, and you'll never guess who's planning to stand up for him during the ceremony. "Stefano (Langone)'s going to be the best man at my wedding," Durbin, 22, revealed...

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Consultants back firing of St. Charles East coach

An independent review of the St. Charles East athletic department has found the recent firing of boys basketball coach Brian Clodi to be justified, but the review also has sparked some changes to department policies, officials said today. Consultants...


Cheryl Cole wows in Cannes with plunging neckline

We might as well get used to that face, those dimples, and yes, even that cleavage, as British celeb Cheryl Cole is set to invade the USA this fall as a judge on Simon Cowell's "The X Factor." She recently told Entertainment Weekly that she...

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Jesse James: 'I sabotaged everything'

Jesse James is really good at one thing: talking about himself, his failed marriage with Sandra Bullock and his new life with Kat Von D. He has done countless interviews to promote his book American Outlaw and has spared few details about his life,...

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Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton ready to get hitched

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The most anticipated wedding in the country music world this year doesn't involve a prince or a Middleton. Country's royal couple, Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton, are tying the knot Saturday in Texas. "I'm excited to get...

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Wade prepared for unfriendly homecoming

MIAMI -- There will be no comforts of home for Dwyane Wade on this trip to Chicago. All business. After all, an NBA finals berth is at stake.


Jon Stewart to rap with Bill O'Reilly on 'Factor'

NEW YORK -- Bill O'Reilly wants to rap with Jon Stewart. The host of Fox News Channel's "The O'Reilly Factor" has invited the host of Comedy Central's "The Daily Show" as a guest Monday. Fox News said Friday that O'Reilly and...

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FC Dallas' Brek Shea: Football coach said I would fail in soccer

FC Dallas midfielder Brek Shea answered your questions about the team in a live chat on on Friday before his team hosts the Philadelphia Union at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Pizza Hut Park. Some excerpts: With Clint Dempsey, Kenny Cooper,...

Dallas News, 18:45 in Sport

Nick Cannon back at work with comedy special

NEW YORK -- Moroccan and Monroe Cannon better watch out -- soon, they're likely to find their way into dad Nick Cannon's standup comedy routine. Their mother, Mariah Carey, is already the subject of one bit in Cannon's new comedy special, "Mr....

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