Category Archives: sports

Soccer-Putin urged to act against racism in Russian soccer

Russian President Vladimir Putin talks to young soccer players during a visit to Spartak’s stadium Otkritye Arena in Moscow, August 27, 2014. Credit: NEWS.GNOM.ES/Sergei Karpukhin (NEWS.GNOM.ES) – President Vladimir Putin must demand an end to the racism plaguing Russian soccer and the country should stop denying it has a problem, the executive director of Football Against Racism in Europe told NEWS.GNOM.ES on Wednesday. Piara Power, who is a member of FIFA’s Anti-Discrimination Task Force, stopped short of calling for Russia to be stripped of hosting the 2018 World Cup but feared an African team could walk off the field at those finals unless action was taken now Continue reading

Ivanovic downs Bouchard for first Singapore win

(NEWS.GNOM.ES) – Ana Ivanovic recovered from her opening loss to race to a 6-1 6-3 victory over an out-of-sorts Eugenie Bouchard on Wednesday, putting the world number seven back into the mix for a WTA Finals last-four berth. The Serb was edged by world number one Serena Williams in her first appearance in the elite eight-woman event since 2008 on Monday, but was ruthlessly efficient on her first serve to breeze past her Canadian opponent in her second match on Singapore’s purple hard court. Continue reading

Police Find Dead Babies in Winnipeg Storage Locker

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — The remains of as many as four dead infants were found in a storage locker in Winnipeg, Canadian police said Tuesday, though it was not yet clear if the deaths were homicides. Concerned employees at a storage locker company called police Monday and, once inside, police found what appeared to be the remains of up to four infants, Winnipeg Const. Eric Hofley said Continue reading

Care for a little ‘Hitler’ in your coffee?

Geneva (AFP) – Swiss retailer Migros apologised on Wednesday for what it said was a string of errors which put coffee cream with the faces of Hitler and Mussolini in cafes in the Alpine country. Migros said it “offered its excuses for this unforgivable incident” and that it was in the process of withdrawing the small pots of cream from cafes to which they had been delivered Continue reading

3 Denver teens possibly tried to join Islamic State

By SADIE GURMAN DENVER (AP) — Three teenage girls from suburban Denver flew to Europe in a possible bid to join Islamic State militants in Syria, and now authorities are looking at their friends to see if any have similar intentions. A U.S. Continue reading

Colorado girls make possible bid to join militants

By SADIE GURMAN, Associated Press DENVER (AP) — Three teenage girls from suburban Denver flew to Europe in a possible bid to join Islamic State militants in Syria, and now authorities are looking at their friends to see if any have similar intentions. Continue reading

US stocks open mixed; Yahoo among early gainers

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are opening mixed as investors look over earnings reports from U.S. Continue reading

NYC subway breaks record with more than 6 mln daily rides

NEW YORK (Reuters) – More people rode the New York City subway than ever in September, with the number of trips exceeding a record-breaking 6 million on five separate days over the month, transit officials said on Wednesday. There were 6,106,694 trips on the subway on Sept. Continue reading

Syria claims it destroyed jets seized by IS

Thick smoke from an airstrike by the US-led coalition rises in Kobani, Syria, as seen from a hilltop on the outskirts of Suruc, at the Turkey-Syria border, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. Kobani, also known as Ayn Arab, and its surrounding areas, has been under assault by extremists of the Islamic State group since mid-September and is being defended by Kurdish fighters Continue reading

First day on the job for new U.S. Ebola ‘czar’

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The new U.S. Ebola “czar” starts work on Wednesday and a military medical team begins training as the Obama administration ramps up its response to the potential spread of the virus in the United States Continue reading