• Basketball: AEK's Mensah-Bonsu positive on doping

    AFP News - 20 minutes ago

    AEK Athens' British centre Pops Mensah-Bonsu has tested positive for amphetamine use by the National Anti-Doping Council, his Greek Basketball League club announced Friday. More »Basketball: AEK's Mensah-Bonsu positive on doping

  • Pakistan celebrate home return with Twenty20 win

    AFP News - 24 minutes ago

    Pakistan celebrated international cricket's return after six years with a five-wicket win against Zimbabwe in the first Twenty20 international at a packed and security-tight Gaddafi Stadium on Friday. The win doubled the joy for the hosts as the match brought international cricket home for the first time since attacks on the Sri Lankan team bus in Lahore in March 2009. Pakistan opener Mukhtar Ahmed hit a maiden half century during his rapid 45-ball 83 to help Pakistan achieve their best Twenty chase in 19.3 overs and take a 1-0 lead in the two-match series. More »Pakistan celebrate home return with Twenty20 win

  • New Zealand make toothless England toil

    Reuters - 26 minutes ago

    By Ed Osmond LONDON (Reuters) - Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor mastered a lifeless England attack to lift New Zealand to 303 for two at the close on the second day of the first test at Lord's on Friday. Replying to England's 389, the pair shared an unbroken third-wicket partnership of 155 to give the touring side the ascendancy in the match. Williamson was 92 not out at the close with Taylor on 47 and New Zealand will look to build a big lead on Saturday to put pressure on the hosts in their second innings. More »New Zealand make toothless England toil

  • Williamson frustrates England in first Test

    AFP News - 35 minutes ago

    Kane Williamson's unbeaten 92 rounded off a fine day's work for New Zealand in the first Test against England at Lord's on Friday. The Black Caps ended the second day well-placed at 303 for two, just 86 runs behind England's first innings 389. Williamson and Ross Taylor (47 not out) had so far shared an unbroken stand of 155 after coming together when the tourists had lost two wickets with their score on 148. More »Williamson frustrates England in first Test

  • Motor racing-Larger tyres are future of F1, says Michelin boss

    Reuters - 44 minutes ago

    By Alan Baldwin MONACO, May 22 (Reuters) - Formula One is stuck in the past with its current tyre sizes and should switch to bigger ones that are more commercially relevant, according to Michelin motorsport director Pascal Couasnon. Pirelli are seen as favourites to continue but the FIA has not ruled out a switch to bigger tyres, with Michelin favouring 18-inch ones and likely to tender if a rule change was accepted. "The chief reason why we want to switch to 18-inch tyres is that they permit the development of new technologies that can be used for mass-produced road tyres," said Couasnon. More »Motor racing-Larger tyres are future of F1, says Michelin boss

  • Clinton: GOP threatening small-business jobs

    Associated Press - 45 minutes ago

    HAMPTON, N.H. (AP) — Republicans in Congress and GOP presidential hopefuls are threatening tens of thousands of small business jobs by seeking to cut a little-known government agency that guarantees loans to help U.S. exporters, Hillary Rodham Clinton said Friday. More »Clinton: GOP threatening small-business jobs

  • Correction: Air Force Station-Crash story

    Associated Press - 45 minutes ago

    HONOLULU (AP) — In a story May 20 about the death of a second Marine during a training exercise in Hawaii, The Associated Press, relying on information from the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, erroneously reported the hometown of Lance Cpt. Matthew Determan. He was from Ahwatukee, Arizona, not Maricopa. More »Correction: Air Force Station-Crash story

  • US officials: Iran enters Iraqi fight for key oil refinery

    Associated Press - 51 minutes ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. defense officials say Iran has entered the fight to retake a major Iraqi oil refinery from Islamic State militants. More »US officials: Iran enters Iraqi fight for key oil refinery

  • Archives show Hillary Clinton OK'd tax breaks for nonprofits

    Associated Press - 54 minutes ago

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — In the Clinton administration's final months, then-First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton took an active role in White House efforts to give tax breaks to private foundations and wealthy charity donors at the same time that the William J. Clinton Foundation was soliciting donations for her husband's presidential library, Clinton-era documents show. More »Archives show Hillary Clinton OK'd tax breaks for nonprofits

  • Clinton got now-classified Benghazi info on private email

    Associated Press - 55 minutes ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton received information on her private email server about the deadly attack on U.S. diplomatic facilities in Benghazi that has now been classified. More »Clinton got now-classified Benghazi info on private email

  • Clinton: all information in emails 'handled appropriately'

    Associated Press - 56 minutes ago

    HAMPTON, N.H. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton says all of the information contained in her emails from her time as secretary of state related to Benghazi, Libya, was handled appropriately. More »Clinton: all information in emails 'handled appropriately'

  • Pakistan ends six-year wait, hosts Zimbabwe in international

    Reuters - 59 minutes ago

    By Mubasher Bukhari LAHORE, Pakistan (Reuters) - Pakistan hosted its first top-flight international cricket match in six years on Friday, and sought to allay security fears by sending thousands of police to patrol a packed Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore for a three-hour game against Zimbabwe. The last time a test-playing nation toured cricket-loving Pakistan was in 2009, when militants attacked Sri Lanka's team bus in the same city, killing eight people and wounding several players. Zimbabwe ranks 10th in international test cricket rankings, below Bangladesh, but the team's decision to travel to Pakistan despite reservations among some of the team has been greeted with huge excitement in the host country. More »Pakistan ends six-year wait, hosts Zimbabwe in international

  • Pakistan beat Zimbabwe for emotional victory on home soil

    Reuters - 1 hour 1 minute ago

    Pakistan marked international cricket's return to the trouble-torn country with a five-wicket victory over Zimbabwe in the first Twenty20 International at Lahore's Gaddafi Stadium on Friday. Openers Mukhtar Ahmed (83) and Ahmed Shehzad (55) added 142 runs before captain Shahid Afridi hit a boundary off the first ball he faced to seal an emotional victory with three balls to spare. Earlier, Hamilton Masakadza (43) shone upfront and captain Elton Chigumbura (54) provided the late assault to help Zimbabwe post a strong 172-6 having opting to bat first. More »Pakistan beat Zimbabwe for emotional victory on home soil

  • Formula One means business in Monaco

    Reuters - 1 hour 4 minutes ago

    By Alan Baldwin MONACO (Reuters) - If the Monaco Grand Prix was once the ultimate corporate 'jolly', a glamorous champagne-fuelled weekend of yachts and top-end hospitality for senior executives to network, the times have changed. Mark Gallagher, a paddock insider who has worked in management roles at various teams, says the business lessons to be learned from the sport itself now provide the main focus and justification. Many companies won’t accept hospitality invitations," said the Briton, who has forged a successful new career as business author and motivational speaker. More »Formula One means business in Monaco

  • Ecclestone moots new 'customer car' concept

    Reuters - 1 hour 4 minutes ago

    By Alan Baldwin MONACO (Reuters) - Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone has said he would be willing to act as a go-between and provide manufacturer-built cars to smaller teams at a fixed price if the rules are changed to allow it. Speaking ahead of Sunday's showcase Monaco Grand Prix, the 84-year-old Briton said Formula One was effectively a two-tier championship already with big budget manufacturer teams and struggling privately-owned ones. It should work," Ecclestone told reporters. More »Ecclestone moots new 'customer car' concept

  • Hull boss Bruce hoping for a favour in survival fight

    Reuters - 1 hour 6 minutes ago

    Hull City manager Steve Bruce is desperate for a favour in the fight for Premier League survival but friend and West Ham United boss Sam Allardyce may not be the man to offer it in the final round of matches on Sunday. Hull are 18th with 34 points and not only have to beat Manchester United, having lost all their seven games against them in the Premier League, but must also hope 17th-placed Newcastle United fail to defeat West Ham. More »Hull boss Bruce hoping for a favour in survival fight

  • Ex-con who worked for rich family arrested in their deaths

    Associated Press - 1 hour 7 minutes ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. marshals and police arrested a dangerous ex-convict and took his five companions into custody, safely ending a multistate manhunt in the slayings of a wealthy Washington family and their housekeeper. More »Ex-con who worked for rich family arrested in their deaths

  • Ibrahimovic to miss PSG's season finale

    Reuters - 1 hour 7 minutes ago

    PARIS (Reuters) - Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been left out of Paris St Germain's squad to play Stade de Reims at home in Ligue 1's last round of matches on Saturday, coach Laurent Blanc told a news conference. Sweden striker Ibrahimovic missed last Saturday's 2-1 win at Montpellier with a calf injury. That result ensured PSG were crowned French champions for the third season in a row. (Reporting by Julien Pretot; Editing by Toby Davis) More »Ibrahimovic to miss PSG's season finale

  • Slump means Quiros must handle demons better

    Reuters - 1 hour 8 minutes ago

    By Tony Jimenez VIRGINIA WATER, England (Reuters) - Alvaro Quiros had the golfing world at his feet in 2011 but the big-hitting Spaniard seems a tortured soul these days and it is clear his self belief has been battered by three seasons of toil and pain. Quiros triumphed six times in a golden spell between 2007 and 2011, the highlight victory coming at the prestigious end-of-season DP World Tour Championship in Dubai four years ago. "It's been a very frustrating time," the 6-foot-4 (1.91-metre) Quiros told Reuters in an interview after posting a four-under-par 68 for a two-under total of 142 in the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth on Friday. More »Slump means Quiros must handle demons better

  • Bayern's critics should show more respect, fumes Guardiola

    AFP News - 1 hour 8 minutes ago

    Pep Guardiola says his Bayern Munich side deserve more respect as he fired back at critics of the German champions, who have lost five of their last six games. Bayern will be crowned German league champions for the 25th time on Saturday, but have suffered a nightmare four-week period since their title was confirmed. "People involved in football in Germany talk far too much," fumed Guardiola on Friday. More »Bayern's critics should show more respect, fumes Guardiola

  • Sunderland have offered me new deal, says Advocaat

    Reuters - 1 hour 9 minutes ago

    Sunderland head coach Dick Advocaat said on Friday he has been offered a deal to stay at the Premier League club but will make a decision on his future next week. The 67-year-old, who replaced Gus Poyet as head coach in March on a contract until the end of the season, steered Sunderland away from Premier League relegation with a game to spare following a 0-0 draw with Arsenal on Wednesday. More »Sunderland have offered me new deal, says Advocaat

  • Campaign worker sends fake news release saying foe left race

    Associated Press - 1 hour 9 minutes ago

    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A campaign worker for a New Hampshire House hopeful has been charged with a felony for sending out a fake news release saying the opponent had dropped out of the race. More »Campaign worker sends fake news release saying foe left race

  • Murray can win French after solving clay puzzle - Courier

    Reuters - 1 hour 10 minutes ago

    By Martyn Herman LONDON (Reuters) - Andy Murray looks like he has solved the puzzle of claycourt tennis and is a serious title challenger at the French Open, according to twice Roland Garros champion Jim Courier. World number three Murray is in the same half of the draw as favourite Novak Djokovic and nine-times champion Rafa Nadal and could play gritty Spaniard David Ferrer in the quarter-finals. Courier, who will be commentating for British channel ITV Sport on what promises to be an intriguing fortnight, believes Murray's title runs in Munich and in Madrid, where he outplayed Nadal, would have been an eye-opener. More »Murray can win French after solving clay puzzle - Courier

  • Motor racing-Ecclestone moots new 'customer car' concept

    Reuters - 1 hour 11 minutes ago

    By Alan Baldwin MONACO, May 22 (Reuters) - Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone has said he would be willing to act as a go-between and provide manufacturer-built cars to smaller teams at a fixed price if the rules are changed to allow it. Speaking ahead of Sunday's showcase Monaco Grand Prix, the 84-year-old Briton said Formula One was effectively a two-tier championship already with big budget manufacturer teams and struggling privately-owned ones. It should work," Ecclestone told reporters. More »Motor racing-Ecclestone moots new 'customer car' concept

  • Rome withdrawal was right decision, says Serena

    Reuters - 1 hour 12 minutes ago

    By Julien Pretot PARIS (Reuters) - World number one Serena Williams believes she was right to withdraw from the Italian Open to rest a sore elbow and is now ready to start her quest for a 20th grand slam title at the French Open. The American withdrew before her third-round match in Rome last week because of a right elbow injury, avoiding the same kind of mistake that hampered her Roland Garros chances last year. Last year I almost didn't play Rome," Williams told a news conference on Friday. More »Rome withdrawal was right decision, says Serena

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