Officials in Mexico’s Chiapas state postponed classes Friday for more than 1 million students in an effort to avoid a resurgence of H1N1 flu, which has sickened thousands throughout Mexico this year. Chiapas Education Secretary Javier Alvarez Ramos and state Health Secretary James Gomez Montes said classes will start August 31 for middle and high school students and September 7 for elementary pupils, the state-run Notimex news agency said.
Juan Martin Del Potro edged top seed Andy Roddick to successfully defend his Legg Mason Classic title in Washington with a 3-6 7-5 7-6 victory in Sunday’s final. The Argentine produced five aces in the deciding tiebreaker which he took on his fourth match-point when the Hawk-Eye review system upheld a forehand winner. “I did my best services ever in my life,” Del Potro told the official ATP Tour Web site www.atpworldtour.com after making 19 aces in the grueling two and a half hour match
World MotoGP champion Valentino Rossi cruised to the 100th victory of his illustrious motorcycling career with a comfortable win at the Alice TT Assen race in the Netherlands on Saturday.
The following is roundup of reactions to the death of actress Farrah Fawcett, as compiled by The CNN Wire. Fawcett died Thursday, after battling cancer. She was 62
Defending champion Tiger Woods suffered a nightmare finish to his delayed first round at the U.S. Open, eventually coming home in a four-over-par 74 at Bethpage Black on Friday. World number one Woods, who had been at level-par with four holes to play, finished with a run of double bogey, bogey, par, bogey to leave him with a mountain to climb after the first 18 holes
The United Auto Workers union announced Sunday it had reached an agreement with Chrysler, Fiat and the U.S.
Williams driver Nico Rosberg continued his domination of this season’s Formula One practise sessions by again emerging quickest ahead of Sunday’s Bahrain Grand Prix. In searing temperatures, Rosberg posted a time of one minute 33.339 seconds in his second sesion around the 5.412km Sakhir circuit, the seventh time in 11 practise sessions this season that he has topped the timesheets. However, to date, the German has been unable to transfer that form into qualifying, starting fifth, sixth and seventh in Australia, Malaysia and China so far — collecting a mere 3.5 points in the process
A fourth Oakland, California, police officer has died as a result of shootings that happened Saturday, a police spokesman said Sunday. John Hege, 41, was pronounced dead about noon Sunday at Highland Hospital, Oakland police spokesman Jeff Thomason said. Hege was on life support Saturday, police said.