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Michigan: The right mix for hungry startups?
January 6, 2010 – 11:00 pm | Comments Off on Michigan: The right mix for hungry startups?

For decades the Big Three have cast a large shadow over the Michigan economic landscape, but with the automotive industry in turmoil, a new breed of startups is emerging from the darkness.

Snow adds Arsenal match to list of postponements
January 6, 2010 – 11:00 pm | Comments Off on Snow adds Arsenal match to list of postponements

Arsenal’s home Premier League match against struggling Bolton Wanderers was postponed on Wednesday as snow played havoc with sporting events across Britain.

Federer and Nadal stay on course for Doha final
January 6, 2010 – 11:00 pm | Comments Off on Federer and Nadal stay on course for Doha final

World number one Roger Federer made light of the chilly conditions to ease into the quarter-finals of the Qatar Open with a 6-2 6-4 win over Russian Evgeny Korolev on Wednesday.

Returning Gatlin sounds warning to Bolt
January 6, 2010 – 11:00 pm | Comments Off on Returning Gatlin sounds warning to Bolt

Former Olympic and world champion Justin Gatlin warned kingpins Usain Bolt and Tyson Gay to brace for a possible defeat when the American sprinter returns from a four-year doping suspension this year.

Andre Dawson finally enters Hall of Fame
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Andre Dawson, an all-round outfielder who provided speed, power and superb defense, was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame on Wednesday.

Gilbert Arenas suspended indefinitely
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Washington Wizards guard Gilbert Arenas was suspended by the NBA indefinitely on Wednesday pending investigation into an incident in which he took guns into the team’s changing room.

Redskins hire Shanahan to bring back glory years
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The Washington Redskins hired twice Super Bowl winner Mike Shanahan as their head coach on Wednesday in the latest move by embattled owner Daniel Snyder to return the once-proud franchise to its glory years.

TV makers bet big on 3D but payoff uncertain
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Television manufacturers are banking on 3D TVs for their next sales boost, with sets capable of adding that extra visual dimension expected to hit U.S. store shelves in force by the middle of 2010.

Sam Mendes to direct next Bond picture
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It’s Mendes. Sam Mendes. The British director is in negotiations to direct the 23rd installment of the venerable James Bond franchise.

Jason Alexander joins Jenny Craig ranks
January 6, 2010 – 11:00 pm | Comments Off on Jason Alexander joins Jenny Craig ranks

Jason Alexander, the former star of 1990s hit television sitcom “Seinfeld,” on Wednesday joined the ranks of celebrities working with weight control company Jenny Craig, Inc. to lose pounds in the new year.

L.A. court asked to sentence Polanski in absentia
January 6, 2010 – 11:00 pm | Comments Off on L.A. court asked to sentence Polanski in absentia

Lawyers for Roman Polanski asked a Los Angeles judge on Wednesday to sentence the Oscar-winning film director in his absence on a 1977 charge of having sex with a 13-year-old girl.

“Precious” tops NAACP Image Awards film nominations
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The harrowing tale of a struggling Harlem teen in “Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire” earned a leading eight nominations for the NAACP Image awards on Wednesday.