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Published: Saturday, 6/7/2008

Tigers pitcher Bonderman undergoes emergency surgery

DETROIT Tigers pitcher Jeremy Bonderman underwent two procedures to relieve a blood clot of the axillary vein, which takes blood from the arm back to his heart. Bonderman, 25, was taken to the Detroit Medical Center yesterday, where a blood clot was discovered below his right shoulder, near his first rib. Doctors performed a thromblysis to dissolve the clot last night and followed up with an angioplasty today.Tigers trainer Kevin Rand said Bonderman should be released from the hospital today, and will undergo further tests to determine what caused Bonderman s condition.




NEW YORK - Jim McKay, the venerable and eloquent sportscaster thrust into the role of telling Americans about the tragedy at the 1972 Munich Olympics, has died. He was 87. McKay died Saturday of natural causes at his farm in Monkton, Md. The broadcaster who considered horse racing his favorite sport died only hours before Big Brown attempted to win a Triple Crown at the Belmont Stakes.




WASHINGTON - Hillary Rodham Clinton is ready to thank her supporters for hanging on during her 17-month roller coaster journey from sure thing to also ran and to urge them to rally behind Barack Obama. The former first lady was to formally end her historic quest to become the first female president with a speech Saturday at the at the National Building Museum in Washington. Her husband, former President Clinton, and other family members were expected to be at her side.

MIANYANG, China - Water flowed slowly into a manmade spillway Saturday from a swollen lake formed by a landslide in China's devastating earthquake, easing the immediate threat of a flood that had led to the evacuation of more than 250,000 people.

Engineers were monitoring bridges and river banks downstream to see if they would hold under the rush of water, and work crews were trying to dig a secondary channel to improve the flow, China Central Television and the Xinhua News Agency reported.



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