February 3, 2012 |
Apple's lawsuit against Samsung in Australia expanded Friday from three claims of patent infringement claims to 278, according to reports. The suit also grew from Apple singling out just one device -- Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1 -- as a patent infringer to a total of 10 devices that are allegedly breaking the law, according the news sites of The Australian and TheNextWeb . The staggering expansion caught Samsung off guard, according...
January 14, 2012 |
The Australian Open begins Monday in Melbourne (Sunday in the U.S.) and the injury scorecard is already cluttered before the season's first major. Serena Williams has already hurt her ankle and Venus Williams didn't make the trip to Australia as she deals with an autoimmune disorder that she disclosed at the 2011 U.S. Open. Roger Federer has been spotted clutching at his achy back. Rafael Nadal has been seen using a bag with wheels to cart around his tennis gear instead of slinging one over a sore shoulder.
January 10, 2012 |
Tennis star Venus Williams has withdrawn from the Australian Open, more than four months after announcing that she has Sjogren's syndrome . "After several months of training and treatment, I am making steady progress to top competitive form," the 31-year-old wrote on her website Monday. "My diet and fitness regimen have allowed me to make great strides in terms of my health and I am very close to being able to return to WTA competition. " Williams finished, "I have every intention to return to the circuit in February.
January 7, 2012
Greg Norman's Australian Grille describes itself as the upper crust of Down Under dining. The filet mignon is mouth-watering, and for dessert, try the signature warm chocolate soufflé. The restaurant, on the Intracoastal Waterway in North Myrtle Beach, S.C., commands nice views. Greg Norman's Australian Grille, 4930 Highway 17 S., North Myrtle Beach; (843) 361-0000, http://www.gregnormansaustraliangrille.com David Tulanian Los Angeles
October 21, 2011 |
If ever there was a film that would have benefited from some ripped-from-the-headlines fervor, it is "Oranges and Sunshine," starring Emily Watson, Hugo Weaving and David Wenham. This too-quiet, too-sluggish film tells the nearly unfathomable true story of roughly 130,000 British children, wards of the state in the '40s and '50s, who were told their parents had died and that "oranges and sunshine" awaited them in Australia. Instead, they were shipped Down Under to draconian orphanages where they suffered sexual abuse and were forced into labor.
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October 11, 2011
Mikey Welsh Former bass player with rock band Weezer Mikey Welsh, 40, the former bass player for the alternative rock band Weezer, was found dead in a Chicago hotel room Saturday, police said. Chicago police spokeswoman Laura Kubiak said employees of the Raffaello Hotel found Welsh unconscious and not breathing when they entered his room after he failed to check out. Kubiak said no signs of foul play were evident. Autopsy results are pending. Welsh, of Burlington, Vt., performed with Weezer from 1998 to 2001 and played on the bestselling "Green Album.
September 11, 2011 |
Reporting from New York — One powerful forehand could have been what sent Serena Williams to an uplifting comeback on the world's biggest tennis stage. Instead it sent Williams into another moment of uncontrolled anger and public rage against a tennis official on Arthur Ashe Stadium, and it might have cost her a U.S. Open title Sunday. Williams, 29, lost the women's final to 27-year-old Australian Samantha Stosur, 6-2, 6-3. In the first game of the second set, when Williams was desperately grabbing at some momentum, she pounded the booming forehand.
September 4, 2011 |
Will Power wrapped his hand around a big bottle of champagne, shook it up, let the bubbly fly and took a long drink. What better way to celebrate a perfect weekend? Power put on a masterful performance Sunday over a difficult street course to win the inaugural Baltimore Grand Prix. The Australian deftly negotiated hairpin turns and confidently gripped the wheel over bumpy roads to earn his second consecutive victory and career-high sixth of the season. Power had the best time in Friday's practice session, captured the pole Saturday, then led in 70 of the 75 laps to earn the $35,000 top prize.
July 28, 2011 |
Jackson Strong considers this his first X Games. He participated in it last year, but he was knocked out during an event and can't really remember anything afterward. But after he pulled off the first front flip in the history of the Moto X best trick contest Thursday, helping win him the gold medal, he'll have plenty of good memories going forward. Strong said he has been working on that trick for about three years and he imagines it will only be topped in the future. "One day somebody is probably going to be doing a double front flip on a dirt bike," Strong said.
July 2, 2011 |
For the first time since the 2009 Australian Open, the top two seeded players will meet in the final of a Grand Slam tournament Sunday when No. 1 Rafael Nadal, aiming for his 11th major title, plays No. 2 Novak Djokovic for the Wimbledon men's title. Whatever the outcome, the 24-year-old Djokovic will supplant Nadal, 25, as No. 1 in the world. Djokovic has marked himself as best in the world by forging a 47-1 record this season. Nadal, who is the defending champion and who has a 20-match win streak at Wimbledon, said he does not begrudge losing the No. 1 spot in the computer ranking.