Category Archives: sports

Grand Slam question: Who can challenge Serena?

Serena Williams (USA) reacts to a shot in the tiebreaker against Simona Halep (not pictured) in the finals during the Western and Southern Open tennis tournament at the Linder Family Tennis Center. Continue reading

Watson takes one-shot 36-hole lead at The Barclays

Bubba Watson tees off at the 7th hole during the second round of The Barclays at Plainfield Country Club. Mandatory Credit: Eric Sucar-USA TODAY Sports Two-times Masters champion Bubba Watson rolled in a 12-foot birdie putt at the last to claim a one-stroke lead after 36 holes of The Barclays on Friday, the opening event of the FedExCup playoffs. Watson snapped a five-way tie for the lead with the birdie that gave him a two-under-par 68 at Plainfield Country Club for a seven-under 133 total Continue reading

Bolt back in relay, chases 3rd gold at worlds in Beijing

By PAT GRAHAM, AP Sports Writer BEIJING (AP) — Usain Bolt handed his shoes to a volunteer after the 200 meters and the person took off with them. Not so fast. Continue reading

Trump says ‘no interest’ in buying Pope’s favorite soccer team

U.S. presidential hopeful Donald Trump denied a newspaper report on Friday that he wanted to buy top-tier Argentine soccer club San Lorenzo, Pope Francis’ favorite team Continue reading

Chicago school closure battle intensifies with hunger strike

By Fiona Ortiz By Fiona Ortiz CHICAGO (Reuters) – A long-standing battle between activists and the City of Chicago over school closures in minority neighborhoods has intensified with a dozen protesters entering their twelfth day of a hunger strike on Friday over a shuttered high school. Camped out on the lawn in front of Dyett High School in South Chicago, the strikers vow to consume only liquids – such as juice and chicken broth – until the city agrees to reopen the school. The protest comes as the Chicago Public Schools, the third-largest school system in the country, cuts 1,400 jobs, seeks a $480 million bailout from the state of Illinois and struggles to beef up underfunded pensions Continue reading

Presidents Cup must emulate Ryder: Price

International Team captain Nick Price of Zimbabwe carries a two-way radio during the second practice round for the 2013 Presidents Cup golf tournament at Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio October 2, 2013. NEWS.GNOM.ES/Jeff Haynes A points change for this year’s Presidents Cup is “a move in a positive direction” but long-term the biennial team competition should mirror the format used at the Ryder Cup, says International captain Nick Price Continue reading

Judge releases Argentine FIFA suspects from house arrest

Argentine businessmen Mariano Jinkis (C) and his father Hugo (L, back) who are wanted by U.S. prosecutors in a FIFA bribery investigation, are escorted by police officers after they turned themselves in on to authorities in Buenos Aires, Argentina, June 18, 2015. Continue reading

Virginia governor calls for gun controls after journalists shot

By Ian Simpson By Ian Simpson (Reuters) – Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe on Friday vowed to press for gun control reforms following the deaths of two television journalists by a former station employee in an on-air shooting. The pledge by McAuliffe, a Democrat, came as more details emerged about the Wednesday shooting of the journalists at Roanoke station WDBJ7, including ammunition, letters and clothing found in the gunman’s car. Speaking after visiting the station’s offices, McAuliffe said he would reintroduce legislation in the state assembly mandating background checks for gun buyers. Continue reading

Former New Hampshire prep school student found not guilty of rape

By Ted Siefer By Ted Siefer CONCORD, N.H. Continue reading

Former prep school student convicted of sex charges

By LYNNE TUOHY CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A graduate of an exclusive New England prep school was cleared of forcible rape but convicted of lesser sex offenses Friday against a 15-year-old freshman girl in a case that exposed a campus tradition in which seniors competed to see how many younger students they could sleep with Continue reading