Archive for the ‘News/World’ Category

Dennis Rodman says ‘trying to open door’ in North Korea

Monday, June 12th, 2017

Dennis Rodman, the former NBA bad boy who has palled around with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, flew back to Pyongyang on Tuesday for the first time in Donald Trump's presidency.

Muhammad Ali’s son says he was detained again at airport

Friday, March 10th, 2017
Muhammad Ali Jr.

Muhammad Ali Jr. was detained and questioned at a Washington airport before being allowed to board a flight to Fort Lauderdale, Fla., after meeting with lawmakers to discuss a separate airport detention incident last month, a lawyer for the late heavyweight champion's son said Friday.

2018 Winter Games a tough sell in host country South Korea

Wednesday, February 8th, 2017
Kim So-hee, skier

South Korea is preparing for its 2018 Olympic Games, and that includes building a hockey team to take on Canada — and a strategy for dealing with military threats from the North.

‘It’s hit us very painfully’: Russian track athletes react to extension of international ban

Tuesday, February 7th, 2017
Maria Kuchina Russian highjumper

Most Russian track athletes will miss the indoor competition season after the International Association of Athletics Federations decided to extend its ban against them until November. Susan Ormiston spoke with some of the affected athletes in Moscow this week.

Former pro wrestler Jimmy Snuka, recently charged with murder, dead at 73

Sunday, January 15th, 2017
Jimmy Superfly Snuka

Former pro wrestler Jimmy (Superfly) Snuka, who earlier this month was found not competent to stand trial in the 1983 death of his girlfriend, has died at his son-in-law's home in Florida. He was 73.

Details of FBI monitoring of Muhammad Ali become public

Friday, December 16th, 2016
Muhammad Ali-NOI

The FBI kept tabs on the late boxer Muhammad Ali in 1966, including his divorce and his speech at a Miami mosque, in its investigation of the religious group Nation of Islam, according to documents released by the agency.

Man convicted of manslaughter in death of former NFLer Will Smith

Monday, December 12th, 2016
Will Smith

The man who fatally shot retired New Orleans Saints defensive leader Will Smith was convicted of manslaughter on Sunday night, ending a week-long trial in which the defendant insisted he only fired because the popular football star was drunk, violent and had grabbed a gun following a traffic crash on the night of April 9.

Colombia plane crash: Flight data examined as Chapecoense fans mourn

Tuesday, November 29th, 2016

Colombia's worst air crash in two decades snuffed out a storybook run by a Brazilian soccer team, and authorities are digging in trying to figure out why a chartered jetliner crashed in the Andes, killing all but six of the 77 people aboard.

A list of sports teams involved in fatal plane crashes

Tuesday, November 29th, 2016
Colombia Air Crash

Members of Brazilian soccer team Chapecoense were among 81 people aboard a chartered aircraft that crashed late Monday in Medellin, Colombia. It is the latest incident in a tragic list of sports teams involved in fatal plane crashes.

Plane carrying Brazilian soccer club crashes in Colombia

Tuesday, November 29th, 2016
Medellin plane crash

An airplane with 72 people on board, including players from a Brazilian soccer team heading to Colombia for a regional tournament final, has crashed on its way to Medellin's international airport.