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Humber Pitches Perfect Game

Philip Humber

Philip Humber (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Philip Humber of the Chicago White Sox has pitched a perfect game in a 4-0 win over the Mariners in Seattle.

 

Only twenty other pitchers have tossed perfect games, in which no opposing batter reaches base by hit, walk or error, in Major League history, according to MLB.com.

 

 

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Miami Marlins Manager Suspended for Loving Castro

Fidel Castro becomes the leader of Cuba as a r...

Fidel Castro becomes the leader of Cuba as a result of the Cuban Revolution (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Miami Marlins have suspended manager Ozzie Guillen for five games, effective immediately, the team said Tuesday.

Mr. Guillen sparked a firestorm when he told Time magazine recently that he respected Fidel Castro for being able to lead Cuba for six decades.

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Bubba Watson Wins Masters

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Bubba Watson signing autographs on the putting green of the Congressional Country Club during the Earl Woods Memorial Pro-Am before the 2007 AT&T National tournament. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Bubba Watson won the Masters Tournament on Sunday in sudden death playoff against Louis Oosthuizen.

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Kentucky Wins NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship

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John Calipari coaches a basketball game for the Kentucky Wildcats (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Kentucky beat Kansas 67-59 to win the NCAA men’s basketball championship in New Orleans.

The win gave Kentucky its eighth national title and the first for Wildcats coach John Calipari. Kentucky won titles in 1948, 1949, 1951, 1958, 1978, 1996 and 1998.

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Tiger Wins Arnold Palmer Invitational

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Tiger Woods stand in front of the Joint Armed Forces Color Guard during the ending ceremony preceding the inaugural Earl Woods Memorial Pro-Am Tournament, part of the AT&T National PGA Tour event, July 4, 2007, at the Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, MD. The tournament event is in honor of soldiers and military families. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Tiger Woods finished first in the Arnold Palmer Invitational, his first PGA Tour win since September 2009.

 

 

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NFL Penalizes Saints Staff for Bounty Program

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New Orleans Saints Coach Sean Payton after team's Super Bowl win, 7 Feb. 2010 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The NFL is suspending New Orleans Saints defensive coördinator Gregg Williams and the head coach Sean Payton because of the team’s bounty program.

It also is suspending Saints General Manager Mickey Loomis for the season’s first eight games, and Saints assistant head coach Joe Vitt for the first six games.

In addition, the Saints will be fined $500,000 and lose their second-round selections in the 2012 and 2013 NFL drafts, the league said.

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Mets Agree to Pay $162 Million Related to Madoff Case

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The owners of the New York Mets have agreed to pay $162 million to settle claims related to the Bernard Madoff case.

In the suit against the Mets, attorneys for the trustee in the case alleged that team owners Fred Wilpon, Saul Katz, and their partners engaged in “willful blindness.” That’s another way of saying that the Mets knew that Mr. Madoff’s investment firm was a front for a pyramid-style scam but chose to invest with him anyway.

Mr. Madoff cheated his investors out of more than $17 billion.

Mr. Madoff pleaded guilty in 2009 to running the largest Ponzi scheme in history and was sentenced to 150 years in prison.

The trustee has collected about $9 billion of the money lost to Mr. Madoff’s scheme, which the victims will receive.

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Tunisian Journalists Arrested Over Nude Photo

On February 15, Tunisian officials arrested the head and two editors of a newspaper after it published a picture of German-Tunisian soccer player Sami Khedira with his girlfriend.  The Justice Ministry claims the photo violated public morals.

Attounissia‘s cover page. Photo Courtesy of Tunisia Live.

The newspaper printed the Real Madrid midfielder in a tuxedo covering the breasts of his girlfriend, Lena Gercke, with his hands.

A prosecutor charged publisher Nasreddine Ben Said, editor in chief Hbib Guizani, and editor of the world section Hedi Hadhri with “disrespecting public decency.” The journalists argued they were simply reporting sports news.

On Thursday, Tunisian officials released Mr. Guizani and Mr. Hadhri.

Police are guarding the newspaper’s building after a female journalist reported receiving phone calls that threatened to burn the office.

Although Tunisia is a moderate Muslim country, the newspaper does not tend to publish such bold photographs.

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Giants Defeat Patriots in Another Super Bowl

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The New York Giants beat the New England Patriots 21-17 to win Super Bowl XLVI Sunday night in Indianapolis. It is the team’s fourth Super Bowl title.

The Giants last won the Super Bowl in 2008, when they beat the New England Patriots 17-14. Their other Super Bowls wins were in 1991 and 1987.

Giants quarterback Eli Manning now has two Super Bowls rings, one more than his brother, Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning.

An estimated 111 million U.S. viewers were expected to watch the Super Bowl this year, which is also the first year that fans could watch the game online.

Next year’s Super Bowl will be played on February 3, 2013, at the Superdome in New Orleans.

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Hundreds Killed or Injured at Football Riot in Egypt

At least sixty-eight people were killed when riots broke out at a soccer game in Egypt.

Hundreds were injured in the riots.

The fighting occurred in a stadium in the northeastern city of Port Said at a match between Al-Ahly and the home team, Al-Masry.

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