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Algeria, Angola reach African Cup quarterfinals
January 18, 2010 – 11:00 pm
Algeria, Angola reach African Cup quarterfinals

Algeria, a first-round opponent of the U.S. at this year’s World Cup, advanced to the quarterfinals of the African Cup of Nations with a 0-0 tie against host Angola on Monday night.

Hamlin embracing preseason favorite role
January 18, 2010 – 11:00 pm
Hamlin embracing preseason favorite role

The buzz surrounding Denny Hamlin started months before he took the checkered flag on last season’s finale. What was a murmur, though, suddenly became a roar.

Ready or not, Vikings must hit road to chase title
January 18, 2010 – 11:00 pm
Ready or not, Vikings must hit road to chase title

Brett Favre and the Minnesota Vikings have been nearly flawless this season in their raucous roofed stadium, sleek as ever on the artificial grass with the thermostat set near 70 degrees and the only breeze coming from the air conditioning ducts.

Jerry Hairston joins Pads; will play with brother
January 18, 2010 – 11:00 pm
Jerry Hairston joins Pads; will play with brother

The San Diego Padres have agreed to a $2,125,000, one-year deal with Jerry Hairston Jr.

DiPietro, Moulson lead Islanders past Devils 4-0
January 18, 2010 – 11:00 pm
DiPietro, Moulson lead Islanders past Devils 4-0

The crowd chanted Rick DiPietro’s name as the clock ticked down on his first shutout in almost two years.

Wizards take 2nd in row, beat Trail Blazers 97-92
January 18, 2010 – 11:00 pm
Wizards take 2nd in row, beat Trail Blazers 97-92

The world didn’t come to a standstill when Gilbert Arenas was suspended indefinitely by the NBA, the season wasn’t canceled when he pleaded guilty to a felony. The Washington Wizards have to continue to show up for games and play them, and they’re actually doing OK.

Henin on track in Grand Slam comeback
January 18, 2010 – 11:00 pm
Henin on track in Grand Slam comeback

Justine Henin’s new, philosophical outlook on life and tennis comes with a few fringe benefits. She’s dining out more, for one thing.

Golden Globes ratings up, Gervais reviews down
January 18, 2010 – 11:00 pm
Golden Globes ratings up, Gervais reviews down

NBC saw its telecast of the Golden Globe Awards draw nearly 17 million viewers on Sunday, a 14 percent jump from 2009 and a victory for the troubled network, despite a poorly reviewed performance by host Ricky Gervais.

Cancer-stricken actor Dennis Hopper divorcing wife
January 18, 2010 – 11:00 pm
Cancer-stricken actor Dennis Hopper divorcing wife

Bedridden Hollywood actor Dennis Hopper said on Monday he was seeking a divorce from his fifth wife while fighting what a family friend called “a valiant battle” against prostate cancer.

Conan O’Brien finalizing exit from NBC
January 18, 2010 – 11:00 pm
Conan O’Brien finalizing exit from NBC

Conan O’Brien’s “Tonight Show” dream is over.

TV seen enjoying 2010, e-readers could struggle
January 18, 2010 – 11:00 pm
TV seen enjoying 2010, e-readers could struggle

The television will dominate home entertainment for another year in 2010, showing more staying power than newspapers and even their digital reincarnation the E-reader which could both struggle, a new report predicts.

“Avatar,” “Hangover” take home top Golden Globes
January 18, 2010 – 11:00 pm
“Avatar,” “Hangover” take home top Golden Globes

A pair of box office sensations, “Avatar” and “The Hangover,” earned top film honors at the Golden Globe Awards on Sunday in a ceremony that took on a somber tone after the recent earthquake in Haiti.

Qaeda denies fighters killed, Yemen vows more strikes
January 18, 2010 – 11:00 pm
Qaeda denies fighters killed, Yemen vows more strikes

The Yemen-based wing of al Qaeda said on Monday its fighters had survived an air strike last week that Yemeni officials said killed six leaders of the militant group.

“Toronto 18” mastermind gets life for bomb plot
January 18, 2010 – 11:00 pm
“Toronto 18” mastermind gets life for bomb plot

Zakaria Amara, considered the ringleader of the “Toronto 18” extremist Muslim group that planned al Qaeda-style bombings of Toronto landmarks in 2006, was given a life sentence on Monday, the stiffest penalty yet imposed under Canadian anti-terrorism laws.