News for Monday, July 7, 2008


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Allyson Felix an easy Olympic entrant in 200

EUGENE, Ore. - Some say the pressure of making the Olympics is sometimes harder to handle than the Olympics themselves.

Braves recall Francoeur from minors

ATLANTA - Jeff Francoeur's stay in the minor leagues barely lasted a weekend.

Kidnapping suspect killed in police shootout

LAWRENCEVILLE - A confrontation with Gwinnett police SWAT officers left a kidnapping suspect dead in the parking lot of a Waffle House early Monday morning, authorities said.

Nadal dethrones Federer in five-set Wimbledon epic

WIMBLEDON, England - With darkness enveloping Centre Court and the clock showing 9:15 p.m., Rafael Nadal watched as Roger Federer's errant forehand settled into the net, ending what might have been the greatest men's final on the greatest stage in tennis.

Bosox, Cubs each put 7 players on All-Star rosters

NEW YORK - Perhaps Manny Ramirez, Jonathan Papelbon and several Boston teammates should have stored their gear at Yankee Stadium this weekend.