dailyphoto080407.jpgSerena Wins Fifth Sony Ericsson Title
Serena Williams sat in her chair wearing a weary grin as tournament workers prepared the court for the postmatch ceremony. “A word of warning,” someone told Williams. “The trophies are really hot because they’ve been sitting in the sun.” It took a long time on a hot day for Williams to claim her fifth Key Biscayne title. She blew a big lead, battled jitters, threw a tantrum and finally finished off Jelena Jankovic 6-1, 5-7, 6-3 to win the Sony Ericsson Open. The elusive victory tested Williams’ temper in the 85-degree sunshine. She broke her racket and screamed at herself before putting away an overhead slam on her eighth championship point. (Continue Reading…)

Los Angeles Times retracts hoax rapper story
The Los Angeles Times on Monday retracted a story that linked hip-hop mogul Sean “Diddy” Combs to the 1994 shooting of rapper Tupac Shakur, admitting that the report relied on fake FBI documents. The move came three weeks after the paper’s Web site carried a lengthy story by Pulitzer Prize-winner Chuck Philips, who wrote that associates of Combs had arranged the assault on Shakur because they were angry that he had rejected overtures to sign with Combs’ Bad Boy Records label. (Continue Reading…)

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