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More interest seen for the 'Big Unit'
HACKENSACK, New Jersey
The chances of a Randy Johnson deal increased Tuesday as the field expanded to four clubs said to have serious interest in the Yankees' edgy left-hander. Along with Arizona and San Diego, the Mariners and Angels are believed to be in trade discussions for Johnson, while the San Francisco Giants apparently have backed off. The Dodgers also could join the mix, but the Padres and Diamondbacks appear to be the front-runners.
Beijing spending
BEIJING, China
Beijing, which will host the 2008 Olympics, plans to invest more than 70 billion yuan to improve its public transport network, the city government said yesterday. The 71.5-billion-yuan (US$9.1-billion) investment drive, which will last from now until 2010, aims to increase the proportion of people choosing public transport to at least 40 percent by 2010, from 29 percent at the end of 2005.
Olympic champ dies
STOCKHOLM, Sweden
Ivar Formo, who won gold in cross-country ski at the 1976 Winter Olympics, drowned in a lake in Norway, police said Wednesday. He was 55. Formo was believed to have fallen through the ice Tuesday while skating on Lake Sandungen near the Norwegian capital, Oslo police spokeswoman Catrina Kveseth said.
Trezeguet nearly quit
PARIS, France
French striker David Trezeguet has admitted that he came close to quitting international football after the World Cup because he had lost all confidence in coach Raymond Domenech. The Juventus attacker, who still plays on the national side, said that he was dismayed by his treatment by Domenech throughout the month-long tournament. "The night after the final, I wanted to stop playing (for the national team). I didn't have faith in Domenech," the player said. "After the World Cup, we talked about it. He knew how he had behaved with me.


Updated : 2021-08-02 15:14 GMT+08:00