Jan 18, 2017

All Blacks lose Cruden to French club

All Blacks flyhalf Aaron Cruden will leave New Zealand at the end of this year’s Super Rugby season after signing a three-year contract with French side Montpellier. The 28-year-old, who made the announcement on the Waikato Chiefs’ Facebook page on Wednesday, will still be ...

Jan 18, 2017

Lincoln, Sutton spring F.A. Cup surprises

Minor league sides Lincoln City and Sutton United produced a welcome shot in the arm for F.A. Cup romantics with surprise wins over two former holders in third-round replays on Tuesday. Lincoln’s snug Sincil Bank stadium was heaving for the arrival of 1978 winner ...

Jan 18, 2017

Hall of Famer Willie McCovey pardoned by Obama

San Francisco Giants Hall of Famer Willie McCovey has been pardoned by President Barack Obama on tax evasion charges from 1995. It was one of the president’s 64 pardons granted Tuesday. Through the Giants, McCovey said: “I want to express my sincere gratitude to ...

Golden-headed moth species named for Trump

Jan 18, 2017

Golden-headed moth species named for Trump

A Canadian researcher has discovered a new species of moth native to Southern California and Baja California. The insect, which measures just over a centimeter wide, is visually striking. Golden flakes cover its head, which the researcher likens to the hairdo of U.S. President-elect ...

Jan 18, 2017

Canadian energy firms at bigger risk from cyber, bomb attacks, spy agency says

Canada’s main spy agency last year warned energy companies about an increasing risk of cyber espionage and attacks on pipelines, oil storage and shipment facilities and power transmission towers using homemade explosives, according to a classified document obtained by Reuters. The Canadian Security Intelligence ...

Trump retweets praise for his daughter, but tags the wrong Ivanka

Jan 18, 2017

Trump retweets praise for his daughter, but tags the wrong Ivanka

His daughter Ivanka may be Donald Trump’s favorite child, but the president-elect apparently doesn’t know her Twitter handle, mistaking her for a British woman from the seaside town of Brighton. On Monday night, the Republican retweeted praise for his daughter from a Twitter user ...

Kakuryu pulls out of New Year Basho

Jan 18, 2017

Kakuryu pulls out of New Year Basho

Kakuryu became the second yokozuna to pull out of the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament when the Mongolian withdrew Wednesday due to a right leg injury. The 31-year-old Kakuryu, who won the Kyushu title in November, has struggled at this tournament and lost his ...

Islamic State seen grabbing more civilians as hold on Mosul crumbles

Jan 18, 2017

Islamic State seen grabbing more civilians as hold on Mosul crumbles

Iraqi special forces pushed deeper into Islamic State-held districts in eastern Mosul and army units fought the insurgents inside a military base in the city’s north, officials said during the day on Tuesday. On Tuesday evening, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said the military had ...