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first_imgOlympiakos beat Panionios to extend record ATHENS, Greece (AP): Olympiakos continued their perfect start in the Greek league by beating Panionios 3-1 away yesterday, extending their record run of consecutive wins to 16. Alejandro Dominguez, Felipe Pardo and Brown Ideye all scored in the second half for Olympiakos. Spyros Risvanis scored a short-lived equaliser for Panionios. Czech Republic beat Hewitt, Australia team BRISBANE, Australia (AP): Lleyton Hewitt lost just weeks away from his retirement as Czech Republic beat the Australia Gold team at the Hopman Cup mixed-teams event yesterday. Jiri Vesely defeated Hewitt, who will retire after the Australian Open, 6-3, 6-7 (1) 6-4, before Karolina Pliskova came from 3-1 down in the second set to beat Jarmila Wolfe Gajdosova 7-5, 6-3 at Perth, Western Australia. The Czech team won the later mixed doubles 6-2, 7-5 to sweep the match 3-0. Sub Simons hits brace in 7-1 rout LONDON (CMC): Bermudian teenager Rai Simons struck twice as Chesterfield won their first English League One match since late October by crushing fellow strugglers Shrewsbury Town 7-1 at the Proact Stadium on Saturday. Striker Simons, who turns 20 in nine days’ time, came on as a substitute in the 72nd minute with his side 3-1 up and got on the scoresheet a minute later when he punished some poor defending to notch his fourth goal of the season with a right-footed shot from 18 yards. Simons added to his tally when he struck again in the 88th minute after Shrewsbury had been reduced to 10 men when Junior Brown was sent off in the 81st minute for two yellow cards.last_img read more

Golden Fleece founder Proxmire dead at 90

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake The former senator, who suffered from Alzheimer’s disease, died at a convalescent home in Sykesville, Md. His son, Douglas Proxmire, said that no exact cause of death had been determined. “He was a constant profile in courage on countless issues, continually insisting that the Senate live up to its ideals and always willing to wage lonely battles for noble causes,” said Sen. Edward Kennedy, a Massachusetts Democrat who served with Proxmire for nearly three decades. Proxmire began his monthly Golden Fleece awards in 1975 to point out what he thought were frivolous expenditures of public money. They became a Washington tradition. He also fought for decades for passage of an anti-genocide treaty, which the Senate finally approved in 1986, two years before his retirement. WASHINGTON – When William Proxmire won a Senate seat in 1957, he took a most unusual approach for a freshman, challenging the right of congressional leaders to determine committee assignments. Capitol Hill watchers termed this act of hubris “Proxmire’s Farewell Address,” but they underestimated the Wisconsin Democrat. Proxmire would go on to serve for four decades in the Senate, distinguished by his knack for taking on big targets. Proxmire, who died Thursday at age 90, made his mark in Congress by taking on government waste with his mocking Golden Fleece awards. He battled for causes that few colleagues embraced. He won re-election repeatedly without accepting campaign donations and fought year after year for ratification of an anti-genocide treaty. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more