Archive for the ‘News/World’ Category

Brother of U.S. Olympic gymnast Simone Biles arrested, charged in triple murder: reports

Friday, August 30th, 2019

Police arrested the brother of U.S. gymnastics star Simone Biles and charged him with murder in connection with the fatal shooting of three people at a New Year's Eve party in Cleveland, local news media said on Friday.

Family of minor league pitcher killed in Virginia

Wednesday, August 28th, 2019
Rays Minor League Triple Slaying

The wife, son and mother-in-law of a minor league baseball pitcher are dead and a relative has been charged with three counts of murder in a tiny community in southern Virginia.

Soccer star Sala exposed to carbon monoxide in fatal plane crash

Wednesday, August 14th, 2019

Argentine soccer player Emiliano Sala and his pilot were exposed to dangerous levels of carbon monoxide before their small plane crashed in the English Channel, killing them both, British accident investigators said Wednesday.

Prince Harry, Meghan give MLB’s 1st game in Europe a royal launch

Saturday, June 29th, 2019

Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, took part in the ceremonial first pitch before Major League Baseball's first game in Europe.

If the Raptors pull off an NBA championship, would Canada’s team get a White House welcome?

Thursday, June 13th, 2019

Would the most famous residence in the United States preserve tradition by opening its doors to the NBA champions, even if the winners are a Canadian team? Six experts on presidential protocol and White House event planning weigh in.

What the Kyle Lowry shove tells us about tensions between NBA players and owners

Friday, June 7th, 2019
Kyle Lowry, Mark Stevens - push, shove

The shove of Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry by Golden State Warriors minority shareholder Mark Stevens during Game 3 of the NBA Finals not only set off a debate about courtside behaviour, it's also put the spotlight back on simmering tensions between players and owners.

How Drake found the ‘ultimate troll jersey’ for Game 1 of the NBA Finals

Friday, May 31st, 2019

The owner of a Brooklyn store selling vintage sports jerseys helped Canadian rapper Drake find just the one he needed to get in the heads of the Golden State Warriors for Game 1 of the NBA Finals.

Red Sox to visit White House — minus manager, MVP and others

Thursday, May 9th, 2019

World Series champs the Boston Red Sox are poised to visit the White House on Thursday, but without nearly a dozen players and manager Alex Cora, who has criticized the Trump administration's efforts to help his native Puerto Rico recover from a hurricane.

Caster Semenya’s lawyer ‘deeply disappointed’ with appeal loss

Wednesday, May 1st, 2019
Caster Semenya's lawyer 'deeply disappointed' with appeal loss

Two-time Olympic champion Caster Semenya lost her appeal against rules designed to decrease naturally high testosterone levels in some female runners.

Fire at Brazilian soccer team’s training centre kills 10, including young athletes

Friday, February 8th, 2019

A fire tore through the sleeping quarters of a sprawling training complex of one of Brazil's biggest soccer clubs Friday, killing 10 — among them young athletes — and leaving three other teens injured in Rio de Janeiro, firefighters said.