Aug 28, 2015

Burgess selected to England squad for Rugby World Cup

Nine months after playing his first game of rugby union, Sam Burgess completed a remarkable rise to England’s squad for the Rugby World Cup on Thursday in the most divisive selection by coach Stuart Lancaster. Burgess was included as one of four centers in ...

Gallardo notches 100th career win

Aug 28, 2015

Gallardo notches 100th career win

Yovani Gallardo earned his 100th career victory, Delino DeShields kept running all the way home and the Texas Rangers ended Toronto’s five-game winning streak. After losing the first two games of the series, and their hold on the American League’s second wild card, the ...

Aug 28, 2015

Japan dominating at judo worlds

Japan continued to dominate and Tina Trstenjak won Slovenia’s first-ever world title at the World Judo Championships in Kazakhstan on Thursday. Trstenjak beat reigning champion Clarisse Agbegnenou in the 63-kg final to gain revenge for her defeat to the Frenchwoman in their European gold medal ...

Astronomers measure metamorphosis of galaxies

Aug 28, 2015

Astronomers measure metamorphosis of galaxies

From round disks to oval clusters, many galaxies have undergone a dramatic transformation over the past 8 billion years, researchers reported on Thursday. An international team looked at data on some 10,000 of the billions of galaxies in the universe and then used the ...

Aug 28, 2015

Struggling Bouchard turns to Connors ahead of U.S. Open

Eugenie Bouchard is getting a little help from Jimmy Connors ahead of the U.S. Open. A statement issued by Bouchard’s management company Thursday said the Canadian and Connors have “no long-term plans at this time” for a coaching arrangement. The statement said Bouchard, the ...

Aug 28, 2015

Water use plummets in drought-plagued California

Mandatory water-saving measures in place to fight California’s historic drought have produced a sizable drop in consumption over the past two months, regulators said Thursday. The measures have been far-reaching, and the state’s 38 million residents are only allowed to water their lawns on ...

Aug 28, 2015

Foreign tourist boom fuels 5% surge in Tiffany's Japan sales

American luxury jewelry retailer Tiffany & Co. said Thursday that total sales in Japan rose 5 percent to $125 million in the May-to-July quarter, driven by a boost in foreign tourist spending in the country. “While our sales in Japan are largely made to ...