Lefty says there's no drama in defection

NEW YORK --- Aroldis Chapman simply left his room at the Domina Hotel in Rotterdam last July and went down to the lobby. The Cuban pitcher's defection during a tournament in the Netherlands lacked any of the...

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...accelerated in those who smoke. In a study of more than 9,200 Europeans 65 or older, researchers from Erasmus University in Rotterdam performed the testing two years apart to gauge mental acuity. The tests focuses on short-term memory, time and place orientation...

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CYCLING 2010 Tour de France starts in Rotterdam The opening stage of the 2010 Tour de France will start with a 9-kilometer time trial in Rotterdam, returning to the Netherlands for the first time in 14 years. The Netherlands will host cycling's...

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Americans trail Russians, Chinese after qualifying at the worlds

ROTTERDAM, Netherlands --- The United States qualified behind Russia and China on Sunday, setting up a classic final for the women's...

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Business briefs: Unilever announces cut of 25,000 jobs

ROTTERDAM, Netherlands -- Unilever, the consumer products company behind such household names as Lipton, Vaseline and Pepsodent, plans...

World Cup: Manchester United downs Juventus

...two games and left it three points ahead of Juventus and the Dutch club Feyenoord, which downed Kosice of Slovakia 2-0 in Rotterdam. Manchester coach Alex Ferguson was elated by the victory, which followed two losses to Juventus at the same stage last...

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Manchester United has high hopes for 21-year-old Memphis Depay

...camouflage car, and he has starred in a rap song with Dutch group Rotterdam Airlines.Then there's the line he came out with soon...single-minded, leaving home at age 12 to sign for PSV from Sparta Rotterdam. Because his father left the family when Depay was just 4...

Froome and Contador on the front foot in Tour de France

...Thomas - Froome's Team Sky teammate - and Thomas De Gendt all fell following an intermediate sprint through the Dutch city of Rotterdam. They got back on their bikes to continue.Later, Australian rider Adam Hansen fell, got back on his bike clutching his...


...Chase Griffin and Will Hudgins each had two hits and an RBI for the Eagles (3-0). TennisWawrinka tops Berdych for titleIn Rotterdam, Netherlands, fourth-seeded Stanislas Wawrinka knocked off defending champion Tomas Berdych for the sixth consecutive...


...Conference match, stopping Montevallo 6-3.The Jaguar women are 5-1 and 2-1 in the Peach Belt Conference.? In Rotterdam, Nether lands, Gilles Simon secured his first win over top-seeded Andy Murray in nearly eight years to set up a semifinal...