Category Archives: sports

House passes one-week funding extension for Homeland Security

By David Lawder and Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. House of Representatives gave final approval on Friday to a one-week stopgap spending bill for the domestic security agency, averting a partial shutdown with just hours to spare before a midnight deadline. After a chaotic day that featured an embarrassing rebuke to Republican House Speaker John Boehner from angry conservatives, the House voted 357-60 to keep the lights on at the Department of Homeland Security for at least one more week. Continue reading

Eight dead in door-to-door Missouri shooting spree

By Carey Gillam By Carey Gillam (Reuters) – A man armed with a handgun went on a house-to-house shooting spree in a rural Missouri town, killing seven relatives and neighbors before taking his own life, officials said on Friday. All of those killed by the gunman, identified as Joseph Aldridge, 36, lived within a few miles of each other in the tiny community of Tyrone, an unincorporated area with a population of about 50, authorities said. Authorities said the motive was unclear and declined to comment on whether the murders had been triggered by the death of Aldridge’s mother, who was found at her home. Continue reading

Surging Pacers hold off short-handed Cavaliers 93-86

By MICHAEL MAROT, AP Sports Writer INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — With LeBron James and Kyrie Irving sidelined, Rodney Stuckey scored 19 points and George Hill had his first career triple-double Friday night in the Indiana Pacers’ 93-86 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers. Continue reading

Spooner scores 1st NHL goal, Bruins beat Devils in OT

By TOM CANAVAN, AP Sports Writer NEWARK, N.J. Continue reading

Nadal crushes Delbonis to reach Argentine Open semi-final

Spain’s Rafael Nadal plays a shot during his tennis match against Argentina’s Federico Delbonis at the ATP Argentina Open in Buenos Aires, February 27, 2015. Credit: NEWS.GNOM.ES/Marcos Brindicci (NEWS.GNOM.ES) – Rafael Nadal, working his way back to top form after wrist problems last year, screamed with delight on reaching the Argentine Open semi-finals with a 6-1 6-1 rout of Federico Delbonis on Friday Continue reading

NBA to release ‘last 2 minutes’ reports on crunch-time calls

By BRIAN MAHONEY, AP Basketball Writer NEW YORK (AP) — The NBA will begin revealing whether it determined referees’ crunch-time calls to be right or wrong. Starting Monday and continuing throughout the playoffs, the league will release play-by-play reports of all calls and relevant no-calls in the final minutes of close games. Such information had been shared only internally Continue reading

Peterson eager for return after judge overturns suspension

Suspended Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson exits following his hearing against the NFL over his punishment for child abuse, in New York December 2, 2014. Credit: NEWS.GNOM.ES/Brendan McDermid (NEWS.GNOM.ES) – Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson said on Friday he was keen to return to the field after U.S. District Judge David Doty overturned his suspension by the NFL. Continue reading

IOC seeks earlier planning integration for future Games

(NEWS.GNOM.ES) – Olympic chiefs admit they need to work closer and earlier with cities and governments who are preparing to host future Games, the International Olympic Committee (IOC)’s Christophe Dubi said on Friday. The IOC has been forced to step in to help organizers of both the 2016 Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro and the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang because of question marks over their preparedness Continue reading

Police reports for theft, loss or damage can now be made online

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Tokyo 2020 to save $1bn with three venue changes

People walk past Olympic ring structures, which are part of booths at a photo exhibition on the history of Japanese participation in the previous Olympic games and its journey to the 2020 Olympics, at a commercial building in Tokyo’s business district September 30, 2014. Credit: NEWS.GNOM.ES/Yuya Shino (NEWS.GNOM.ES) – Organizers of the Tokyo Olympics in 2020 are to move or alter three venues, saving around a billion dollars, with more changes and savings to come, the International Olympic Committee’s Sports Director Christophe Dubi said on Friday. Dubi said Tokyo had abandoned plans to build a new basketball venue and would instead hold matches in an existing venue that was used for the world championships. Continue reading