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Venus, Serena Williams featured on Ashe in Day 2 of US Open
Aug30

Venus, Serena Williams featured on Ashe in Day 2 of US Open

Venus and Serena Williams are among the featured matches on Arthur Ashe Stadium at the U.S. Open. Venus will take on Kateryna Kozlova of Ukraine in the afternoon Tuesday before her top-ranked sister plays Ekaterina Makarova of Russia in the night match at the stadium with the new retractable roof. Serena has been bothered by a shoulder injury,...

Arsenal signs Lucas Perez, Hart set for Man City exit
Aug30

Arsenal signs Lucas Perez, Hart set for Man City exit

Arsenal bolstered its striker options by signing Lucas Perez from Deportivo La Coruna on the next-to-last day of Europe’s transfer window, and England goalkeeper Joe Hart’s departure from Manchester City grew closer on Tuesday. Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has been trying to buy a striker since the end of last season, only to see...

New tans, same old ‘polycrisis’ as Europe’s summer ends
Aug28

New tans, same old ‘polycrisis’ as Europe’s summer ends

The European Union grinds back into action this week after its August break, still dazed by Britain’s midsummer vote to quit the EU and facing much the same “polycrisis” as a year ago: a mass of refugees, a fragile economy, hostile Russians and, yes, those Brits, now more awkward than ever. When President Jean-Claude Juncker makes his...

Guardiola returns to Barcelona with City in Champions League
Aug26

Guardiola returns to Barcelona with City in Champions League

Manchester City’s new coach Pep Guardiola will be heading back to Barcelona after the Premier League club was pitted against his former team in the Champions League draw on Thursday. Guardiola, who also spent most of his playing career at the Catalan club, steered Barcelona to two Champions League titles as well as a number of other...

Biden warns Europe against Russian energy reliance
Aug25

Biden warns Europe against Russian energy reliance

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden has cautioned Europe against a new natural gas pipeline planned to stretch from Russia to Germany, saying it “looks like a fairly bad deal” for Europe because it further increases its energy dependency on Moscow. Biden said Thursday that to lock Europe “into greater reliance on Russia at this moment...

Eleven Beijing 2008 weightlifting medallists fail doping retests
Aug24

Eleven Beijing 2008 weightlifting medallists fail doping retests

Eleven weightlifting medallists at Beijing 2008 have failed doping tests following reanalysis of samples provided from the Games. A range of banned substances were found across a group of 15 athletes who competed in China, the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) revealed. Among those who returned adverse findings are Chinese gold...

Afghans Push India for More Arms, Despite Pakistan’s Wary Eye
Aug23

Afghans Push India for More Arms, Despite Pakistan’s Wary Eye

India is set to deliver more arms to Afghanistan to help it fight Islamist militants, Kabul’s envoy to New Delhi said, even if Pakistan is wary of closer military cooperation between countries lying to its east and west. India has provided a little over $2 billion in economic assistance to Afghanistan in the last 15 years, but has been more...

FBI probes possible U.S. ties to corruption by former Ukraine president: CNN
Aug20

FBI probes possible U.S. ties to corruption by former Ukraine president: CNN

The FBI and U.S. Justice Department are investigating possible U.S. ties to alleged corruption involving the former president of Ukraine, including the work of firms headed by political operatives Paul Manafort and Tony Podesta, CNN reported on Friday, citing multiple U.S. law enforcement officials. The broad-based investigation was looking into...

What to watch at the Rio Games on Saturday
Aug20

What to watch at the Rio Games on Saturday

Day 15 of the Rio Games features medal action in track and field, soccer, basketball, golf, boxing, volleyball and more. Here are some things to watch (all times local): TRACK AND FIELD Fresh off winning the 10 kilometer race in dramatic fashion , British standout Mo Farah is looking for his second double when the 5K sets off at 9:30 p.m. Farah...

Jamaica qualify for 4x400m relay finals
Aug20

Jamaica qualify for 4x400m relay finals

Jamaica’s men and women’s 4×400-metre relay teams have qualified for the final of the events at the 2016 Rio Olympics in Brazil. Both finals will take place on Saturday. The Jamaican women’s quartet of Christine Day, Anneisha McLaughlin-Whilby, Chrisann Gordon and Novlene-Mills easily book their spot in the medal round...

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