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Buffalo's John Scott suspended for seven games

NEW YORK, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- The National Hockey League announced Thursday Buffalo's John Scott would be suspended for seven games due to an illegal check to the head.

Maple Leafs' Kessel, Sabres' Rolston disciplined for brawl

NEW YORK, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- Toronto Maple Leafs forward Phil Kessel was suspended and Buffalo Sabres Coach Ron Rolston fined Tuesday in connection with a weekend on-ice brawl.

Toronto's David Clarkson slapped with 10-game suspension

NEW YORK, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- Toronto Maple Leafs forward David Clarkson was slapped with a 10-game suspension Monday for leaving the bench to join a fight during a weekend exhibition game.

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

Wrap-up of thoroughbred stakes action.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

Wrap-up of thoroughbred stakes action.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

Tapizar wins Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile

ARCADIA, Calif., Nov. 3 (UPI) -- Tapizar shot clear in the stretch run to upset Saturday's $1 million Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile at 15-1 odds.
UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

Wrap-up of thoroughbred stakes action.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer
UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

Wrap-up of thoroughbred stakes action.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

Wrap-up of thoroughbred stakes action.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

Pranksters dress statue as Homer Simpson

DUNCHURCH, England, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- Residents of a British town said pranksters carried on a 40-year tradition of disguising a statue in the village, this time as Homer Simpson.

NHL: Carolina 5, Minnesota 4 (S0)

RALEIGH, N.C., Nov. 15 (UPI) -- Carolina gave up two three-goal leads but finally ended its 14-game losing streak Sunday, beating the Minnesota Wild 5-4 with a shootout goal by Jussi Jokinen.

Gaborik has surgery, Wild recalls Scott

ST. PAUL, Minn., Jan. 7 (UPI) -- The Minnesota Wild called up untested minor league defenseman John Scott after putting star right wing Marion Gaborik on injured reserve.

Scot farmers seek to stop EU sheep tagging

GLASGOW, Scotland, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- Scottish sheep farmers are petitioning to stop a European Union measure that would force them to place electronic tags in all of the country's 7,131,000 sheep.

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Scotland plans children's courts

EDINBURGH, Scotland, April 27 (UPI) -- Scottish tweens and teens accused of minor crimes like vandalism or bullying may soon have their fates decided by juries of their peers -- other children.

Radio's Randi Rhodes suspended for remarks

NEW YORK, April 3 (UPI) -- Air America has suspended radio talk show host Randi Rhodes for making "abusive" remarks about Hillary Clinton and Geraldine Ferraro, the U.S. network said.

Report: U.S. far from safe from terror

WASHINGTON, Sept. 10 (UPI) -- A U.S. Senate committee in Washington heard testimony Monday the country is safer than it was in 2001 when terrorists attacked, but has a long way to go.

Two Fox series plumb the underworld

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- Two new U.S. TV dramas tell stories of seemingly ordinary people with secret, dark alter egos -- one a vampire attorney, the other a centuries-old detective.

3 fallen ski patrollers honored

MAMMOTH LAKES, Calif., April 15 (UPI) -- Hundreds of people attended a memorial service at a California ski resort for three members of a ski patrol who died when snow collapsed into a volcanic vent.

Device cuts avalanche rescue time

JACKSON HOLE, Colo., Jan. 8 (UPI) -- Seconds can mean the difference during an avalanche, and a U.S. manufacturer has developed a device it says can shave seconds from rescue times.

Bush names counter-terror nominee

WASHINGTON, June 10 (UPI) -- U.S. President Bush has tapped retired Navy Vice Adm. John Scott Redd to head the new National Counterterrorism Center, the White House said Friday.

Redd tipped to run Counterterror Center

WASHINGTON, June 3 (UPI) -- Vice Adm. John Scott Redd is leading candidate to run America's main agency to analyze terrorist threats and plan counter-terror operationss.

UK Sport tightens doping rules

LONDON, May 17 (UPI) -- The London-based oversight agency UK Sport has adopted tougher rules to crack down on athletes who evade drug testing between contests.

'Eucalyptus' shooting stalls

SYDNEY, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- The movie "Eucalyptus," starring Russell Crowe and Nicole Kidman, has been postponed indefinitely just days before shooting was to begin in Australia.

Script problems hold up 'Eucalyptus'

SYDNEY, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Production has been indefinitely postponed on "Eucalyptus," the Australian film starring Oscar winners Russell Crowe and Nicole Kidman.
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