Mon, 08/11/2010 - 00:53 by Prince damin
Dorchester, Mass. -- Members of a New England wedding party said they didn't want to upset the happy couple by telling them their limousine had been carjacked.
Six bridesmaids and the limo driver were forced out of the vehicle Saturday by a hammer-wielding assailant outside a Dorchester, Mass., church while the bride and groom were inside, the Boston Globe reported Sunday.
"They all acted as if nothing happened," The Right Rev. Jack Ahern told the Globe. "They just didn't want to ruin the bride's wedding."
No one was hurt in the incident, Ahern said.
The car was found a short time later, but the suspect remained at large.
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Sat, 06/11/2010 - 07:53 by Prince damin
Louisville, Ky. -- Shared Account rallied along the inside to upset Friday's $2 million Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf at odds of 46-1.
The heavy favorite, Midday, had every chance in the final yards but settled for second, a short neck behind the winner. Keertana was third and the Japanese invader, Red Desire, finished fourth. At mid-stretch, any of the top four could have stepped up for the win.
Shared Account, with Edgar Prado up for trainer H. Graham Motion, got through between horses turning for home, secured the inside position down the stretch and simply kept going. The 4-year-old Pleasantly Perfect filly covered the 1 3/8 miles in 2:17.74.
Thu, 28/10/2010 - 07:09 by Prince damin
Doha, Qatar -- Samantha Stosur pulled off the first upset of the WTA Championships in Qatar with a straight-win Wednesday over world No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki.
Stosur, seeded fifth, didn't lose her serve in a 6-4, 6-3 win against Wozniacki in a Maroon Group match. The decision left Stosur 2-0 with one round-robin match left while Wozniacki is 1-1.
Francesca Schiavone and Elena Dementieva, who had Wednesday off, are both 0-1 in the group.
Stosur took the lead with a ninth-game service break in the first set and added another in the second set for a 3-1 lead. She saved all six of the break points she faced, the last coming in the final game before Stosur took the final three points for the match.
Sun, 17/10/2010 - 19:37 by Prince damin
LEXINGTON, Ky., Oct. 16 (UPI) -- Mike Hartline hit Randall Cobb for a 24-yard touchdown with 1:15 left Saturday, completing Kentucky's 31-28 upset of No. 12 South Carolina.
Anthony Mosley sealed the deal for the Wildcats with an end zone interception.
Hartline completed 32-of-42 passes for 349 yards and four touchdowns for Kentucky (4-3, 1-3 SEC), which had trailed 28-10 at halftime. It was the Wildcats' first win over the Gamecocks in 11 meetings dating to Oct. 9, 1999, when Kentucky posted a 30-10 victory in Columbia.
Cobb finished with eight receptions for 63 yards. He also rushed eight times for 27 yards. Chris Matthews caught 12 passes for 177 yards and a score while La'Rod King caught four passes for 38 yards and two touchdowns.
Sun, 17/10/2010 - 19:26 by Prince damin
Honolulu -- Bryant Moniz threw three touchdown passes Saturday and Hawaii went on to upset No. 21 Nevada 27-21.
Moniz hooked up with Kealoha Pilares on scoring strikes of 6 and 16 yards in the first quarter, and then completed an 11-yard TD toss to Royce Pollard in the fourth quarter.
Scott Enos booted field goals from 24 and 31 yards to account for the rest of Hawaii's points.
Nevada's offense came alive in the second half with Colin Kaepernick rushing 1 yard for one touchdown and then throwing 18 yards Vai Taua for a second and 10 yards to Mike Ball for a third.
The Wolfpack's rally, however, fell short.
Sun, 17/10/2010 - 19:18 by Prince damin
Madison, Wis. -- David Gilreath opened the game with a 97-yard kickoff return for a touchdown and No. 16 Wisconsin went on to upset top-ranked Ohio State 31-18 Saturday.
John Clay rushed for 104 yards and scored a pair of touchdowns and the Badgers turned back a fourth-quarter challenge to hang on and send the nation's No. 1 team down to a defeat.
Wisconsin (6-1, 2-1 Big Ten) blunted the Buckeyes' comeback attempt when James White scored on a 12-yard run. It was the first time Wisconsin has defeated a top-ranked team since 1981 when they beat Michigan.
Scott Tolzien went 13-of-16 passing for 152 yards and was intercepted once for Wisconsin.
Wed, 15/09/2010 - 22:02 by Prince damin
Chicago -- The California apparel company Gotcha says it deeply regrets that one of its products has upset American consumers.
A spokesman for the firm issued an apology after Sears announced it was pulling all T-shirts with the word "Gotcha" emblazoned over a photograph of the World Trade Center, the Chicago Sun-Times reported Wednesday.
"We began removing this T-shirt from stores last week when the image was brought to our attention," a Sears spokeswoman said. "We apologize for the oversight."
Gotcha said it is working to pull the offensive T-shirts from all stores in the United States.
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Mon, 06/09/2010 - 06:29 by Prince damin
New York -- Top-seeded Rafael Nadal cruised to a third-round win but fourth-seeded Andy Murray was bounced in an upset Sunday at the U.S. Open.
Nadal, seeking to collect his first U.S. Open championship, advanced to the Round of 16 where he will take on countryman Feliciano Lopez, who defeated Sergiy Stakhovsky 6-3, 4-0 after the Ukrainian retired with an infected toe.
Murray, meanwhile, was victimized by No. 25 seed Stanislas Wawrinka, who rallied after dropping the first set to take a 6-7 (3-7), 7-6 (7-4), 6-3, 6-3 victory over the Scotsman.
Sat, 14/08/2010 - 09:26 by Prince damin
Toronto -- Rafael Nadal avoided an upset Friday by rallying from a set down to defeat Philipp Kohlschreiber and reach the semifinals of the Rogers Cup.
The top four seeds all made it to the semifinals of this ATP Masters event, a tournament that has the feel of a major championship with its star-studded field.
Nadal, who has lost just once in his last 35 matches, downed Kohlschreiber 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 to set up a semifinal meeting with fourth-seeded Andy Murray. Nadal has defeated Kohlschreiber in each of their seven meetings.
Nadal has an 8-3 lifetime record against Murray, who advanced with a 6-2, 6-2 decision over David Nalbandian.
Nalbandian had won his previous 11 matches, including a hard-court title in Washington last week.
Thu, 05/08/2010 - 09:49 by Prince damin
WWashington -- Tomas Berdych, playing for the first time since his surprising Wimbledon run, avoided an upset bid Wednesday to advance at the Legg Mason Classic.
The top-seeded Berdych defeated Dmitry Tursunov 7-6 (7-2), 4-6, 6-1 to set up a third-round meeting with Andrey Golubev. The 16th-seeded Golubev ousted Kristof Vliegen 6-2, 7-6 (9-7).
Berdych defeated Roger Federer in the quarterfinals at Wimbledon and downed Novak Djokovic in the semifinals before falling in straight sets to Rafael Nadal in the championship match.
He received a bye past the first round of this tournament.
Tue, 27/07/2010 - 09:27 by Prince damin
Istanbul, Turkey -- Stefanie Voegele notched an early upset Monday in first-round play of the Istanbul Cup tennis tournament in Turkey.
Voegele ousted fourth-seeded Yaroslava Shvedova 6-4, 7-6 (7-5) in a tight match. Voegele won just three more points (85-82) over the course of the match and was able to match Shvedova with three service breaks in forcing the second-set tie-breaker.
No. 6-seeded Andrea Petkovic breezed through her match Monday, knocking off Pemra Ozgen 6-2, 6-1 in 62 minutes. Petkovic piled up five breaks in eight Ozgen service games.
Thu, 22/07/2010 - 02:19 by Pankaj Damin
Portoroz, Slovenia -- Anna Chakvetadze routed fourth-seeded Sara Errani in second-round play Wednesday at the Slovenia Open tennis tournament.
Chakvetadze finished off a 6-1, 6-2 pasting of Errani in less than an hour. Chakvetadze took 71 percent of the points off Errani's serve, amassing seven service breaks in eight games. Errani won more games -- two -- off Chakvetadze's serve than on her own.
The other two seeded players on Wednesday's schedule needed to go three sets to avoid falling in upsets.