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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...concerns.The Georgia Southern-UNC Greensboro game will be played today at 2 p.m.TennisDel Potro wins in NetherlandsIn Rotterdam, Netherlands, top-seeded Juan Martin del Potro beat Gael Monfils 7-6 (6), 6-3 on Wednesday to advance to the second...


...Kvitova was stretched to three sets before closing the door 7-6 (2), 5-7, 6-2 on fellow Czech Lucie Safarova.? In Rotterdam, Netherlands, top-seeded Juan Martin del Potro defeated Paul-Henri Mathieu 6-2, 7-6 (2) to earn his berth in...

World-record holder Wilson Kipsang wins London Marathon

...her fourth attempt in London, completing the course in 2:20:21 ? 3 seconds ahead of namesake, Florence Kiplagat. ROTTERDAM: Favorite Eliud Kipchoge, of Kenya, won the event, but failed in his bid to break the course record.Kipchoge ran the...

Berti Vogts will serve as foe, friend to US soccer team

...Vogts will endure a whirlwind stretch of travel and scouting.He returns to Germany with Azerbaijan. Then he will drive to Rotterdam to see Saturday's exhibition between Ghana and the Netherlands. The following day it's Cameroon and Germany in Moechengladbach...