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Obesity may lead to severe complication in H1N1 infected patients

Atlanta, July 11: Obesity may predispose an individual infected with the H1N1 or swine flu virus to severe complications and even death, stated a report released on Friday.

MLB: LA Angels 10, N.Y. Yankees 6

Anaheim -- Three-run homers by Kendry Morales and Erick Aybar Friday swept the Los Angeles Angels back from a four-run deficit to a 10-6 win over the New York Yankees

New York took a 4-0 lead through 1 ½ innings and still owned a 5-1 advantage going into the bottom of the fifth. Bobby Abreu got the Los Angeles rally going in that inning with an RBI single and then scored in front of the game-tying home run by Morales, his 15th of the season.

Chone Figgins and Abreu drove in runs in the sixth, and Aybar added his three-run blast in the seventh.

New York had a three-game winning streak snapped and fell a game behind division-leading Boston in the American League East. The Angels remained a half game behind Texas for the lead in the AL West.

Nocentini is overall Tour de France leader

Arcalis -- Brice Feillu won Friday's stage of the Tour de France but Rinaldo Nocentini's fourth-place finish was enough to give him the overall race lead.

Feillu covered the 134.4-mile course from Barcelona, Spain, to Arcalis, Andorra, in 6 hours, 11 minutes, 31 seconds. Christophe Kern was 5 seconds back and finished second while Johannes Frohlinger was 20 seconds more behind. Nocentini was 1 second behind Frohlinger.

Friday's route included a Category 1 climb midway through the stage and finished with an Uncategorized Climb in the final miles. That climb took the riders up an extra 1,185 feet in elevation.

Feillu was undaunted by the altitude and grabbed the lead with 3 miles to go and led the rest of the way.

Logano holds on for Nationwide win

Joliet -- Joey Logano, running on used tires, held on following a late-race restart Friday to win the Nationwide Series Dollar General 300 at Joliet, Ill.

Logano passed teammate Kyle Busch for the lead at Chicagoland Speedway just before a caution for debris came out with less than 20 laps remaining.

Busch and the other leaders came into the pits for new tires, but crew chief Dave Rogers kept Logano on the track.

Jason Leffler also chose to stay out with old tires, and Busch quickly passed Leffler on the restart. He could not catch Logano, however, during the final laps.

"I can't believe it," Busch radioed to his pit after the restart. "He's driving away from me."

Space Shuttle Endeavour set for launch on Saturday

Cape Canaveral, July 10: All eyes are on the weather, as space shuttle Endeavour and crew of seven astronauts prepare for Saturday's scheduled launch at 1939 EDT at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

Vertex Pulls a Wimpy

After four follow-on stock offerings in the last three years -- the number of shares outstanding has increased a whopping 57.8% since the end of 2005 -- it's nice to see that Rule Breakers pick Vertex Pharmaceuticals (Nasdaq: VRTX) has a plan to raise some cash that won't dilute its shareholders.

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