It’s 2001, in a badly lit corner of the Levin Cosmopolitan Club. It has become apparent that “Cosmopolitan” is an ambitious name for the club
In a little country in the bottom corner of the South Pacific, there are a group of people with a wit so dry it could be worthy of a South Park episode.
A thin Indian man with not much hair sits alone on a bare floor, wearing nothing but a loincloth and a pair of cheap spectacles, studying the clutch of handwritten notes in his hand. The black-and-white photograph takes up a full page in the newspaper.
AP Bia Mountain anchors the northwest corner of South Viet Nam's A Shau Valley, since 1966 a major infiltration route for Communist forces from the Ho Chi Minh Trail in Laos to the coastal cities of northern I Corps.
A celebrity gossip Web site has caught Maria Shriver a third time apparently violating California’s law against using a cell phone while driving.
Portugal booked themselves a place in the European playoffs for next year’s World Cup finals after a comfortable 4-0 Group One victory over Malta.
Substitute Martin Palermo’s close-range finish deep into injury time earned Argentina a thrilling last-gasp 2-1 win over Peru in Buenos Aires just minutes after Diego Maradona’s side looked to have suffered yet another World Cup qualifying setback. Palermo, whom Maradona recalled to the side after a 10-year absence, tapped home at the far post in driving rain to send his coach diving across the sodden turf in celebration.
Liverpool’s Champions League hopes took a blow as teenage Montenegro international Stevan Jovetic scored both goals to give Italian side Fiorentina a deserved 2-0 Group E victory. It was Liverpool’s first away defeat in Europe since the semifinal loss at Chelsea in April 2008, and only their ninth away reverse in 38 attempts under manager Rafael Benitez
Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored his fourth goal in as many La Liga outings as Spanish champions Barcelona matched their best start to season since 1997-98 with a 4-1 trouncing of Racing Santander, but the summer signing also suffered an injury blow.
Croatian striker Eduardo, who won his appeal against a UEFA suspension on Monday, grabbed the winner as Arsenal fought back from going 2-0 down inside five minutes to win their opening Champions League Group H clash 3-2 at Standard Liege. Eduardo was only available because the Premier League club successfully appealed against UEFA’s two-match ban imposed for diving against Celtic in the second leg of their qualifying tie.