Team USA throttles Venezuela

Aug 9, 2016

Team USA throttles Venezuela

Red, white and blase for one quarter, the U.S. Olympic team woke up and won with ease. Shaking off a sluggish, sloppy start and maybe some Brazilian boredom, the Americans regrouped in the second quarter and romped over Venezuela 113-69 on Monday, taking another ...

U.S. trounces Venezuela in exhibition

Jul 30, 2016

U.S. trounces Venezuela in exhibition

Moments after his successful return to Chicago with the U.S. national team, Jimmy Butler pulled on a T-shirt with a picture of Brazilian soccer star Pele on the front. Yup, it’s almost time. Kyrie Irving scored 13 points, DeMarcus Cousins powered a dominant performance ...

Jul 2, 2016

Boston handed one-year ban on signing international free agents

The Boston Red Sox were banned from signing international amateur free agents for one year, a penalty assessed after Major League Baseball concluded the team broke rules on signing bonuses last summer. MLB concluded the Red Sox and buscones — local trainer/representatives of the ...

Japan spikers open tournament with victory

May 29, 2016

Japan spikers open tournament with victory

Japan was forced to rally from a nervy start and a one-set deficit against Venezuela but got its Olympic qualification campaign off to a positive start on Saturday with a 3-1 win as the battle for Rio 2016 men’s volleyball places began in Tokyo. ...

Apr 21, 2016

Venezuela to ration electricity in power crisis

Recession-racked Venezuela is to ration electricity in 10 of its most populous and industrialized states, including metropolitan Caracas, the socialist government said Wednesday. It is the latest drastic measure to alleviate a severe electricity crisis that President Nicolas Maduro and his government blame on ...