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 ...

Energy-short Venezuela creates new holiday, time zone

Apr 15, 2016

Energy-short Venezuela creates new holiday, time zone

Venezuela’s leader Nicolas Maduro declared a public-sector holiday for Monday and vowed to change the nation’s time zone in the latest dramatic measures to cope with a crippling electricity shortage blamed on low water levels at hydroelectric dams. Maduro last week gave the public ...