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  • International football board pushes back video technology trials

    International football board pushes back video technology trials

    AFP News - 33 minutes ago
    International football board pushes back video technology trials

    The use of video replays to assist match officials will not be trialled for at least another year, football's rule-making body the International FA Board (IFAB) announced on Saturday. The Royal Dutch Football Association had proposed testing the technology in next season's Dutch Cup, but the IFAB revealed at its annual general meeting in Belfast that it wants more information before sanctioning an experiment. "It's the biggest decision which will come out of IFAB ever," said FIFA …

  • Ex-New York Knick basketball player Anthony Mason dead at 48 -ESPN

    Ex-New York Knick basketball player Anthony Mason dead at 48 -ESPN

    Reuters - 34 minutes ago
    Ex-New York Knick basketball player Anthony Mason dead at 48 -ESPN

    (Reuters) - Anthony Mason, a former player with the National Basketball Association's New York Knicks, has died at the age of 48, ESPN and other media reported on Saturday. One of Mason's sons said earlier this week that his father's health was improving after multiple heart surgeries, the U.S. cable network reported. The 13-year NBA veteran had been diagnosed with congestive heart failure earlier this month, ESPN said. A spokesperson for the Knicks was not immediately available for comment. …

  • Clock ticking as MLS and union face crunch talks

    Clock ticking as MLS and union face crunch talks

    Reuters - 39 minutes ago
    Clock ticking as MLS and union face crunch talks

    By Simon Evans MIAMI (Reuters) - Major League Soccer and its players face showdown talks on Sunday in a last-ditch bid to avoid a strike and a delay to the start of its 20th season next week. The MLS Players Union (MLSPU) and the league are negotiating a new Collective Bargaining Agreement after the last five-year deal on pay and conditions ran out at the end of January with no new contract in place. Players have repeatedly stated they want free agency to be included in the new deal and that …

  • Meyers Taylor, Garrett win 1st US women's bobsled title

    Meyers Taylor, Garrett win 1st US women's bobsled title

    Associated Press - 42 minutes ago
    Meyers Taylor, Garrett win 1st US women's bobsled title

    WINTERBERG, Germany (AP) — Elana Meyers Taylor and pusher Cherrelle Garrett beat three German crews to win the first World Championship title in the women's bobsled for the United States on Saturday. …

  • China's central bank cuts rates again to boost economy

    China's central bank cuts rates again to boost economy

    Associated Press - 44 minutes ago
    China's central bank cuts rates again to boost economy

    BEIJING (AP) — China's central bank cut interest rates for the second time in three months on Saturday, adding to signs that the country's leaders are worried the economic slowdown is deepening too sharply. …