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Are you okay, Auntie May? China warms to U.K. prime minster

/ Feb 03, 2018

Are you okay, Auntie May? China warms to U.K. prime minster

British Prime Minister Theresa May landed in China earlier this week fending off questions about her future amid mounting accusations of poor leadership, boring policies, and weakness over Brexit. By Friday the 61-year-old leader was basking in a warm reception from the leaders of the ...

Allister Coetzee done after two rocky years as Springboks coach

Feb 03, 2018

Allister Coetzee done after two rocky years as Springboks coach

Allister Coetzee was forced out as South Africa rugby coach on Friday after two years in which the Springboks plummeted to never-before-seen depths. The departure was described by SA Rugby as by mutual agreement but it was widely reported it was seeking to sack Coetzee ...

B. League boosts Kumamoto recovery

/ | Feb 03, 2018

B. League boosts Kumamoto recovery

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Sometimes, the combined efforts of government officials, volunteers, local residents and sports leagues team up to produce a certifiable winner. Such was the case with the second annual B. League All-Star Game on Jan. 15 at Kumamoto Prefectural Gymnasium. All in all, the weekend was ...

Former No. 1 overall pick Mark Appel retires

/ Feb 03, 2018

Former No. 1 overall pick Mark Appel retires

The No. 1 overall pick of the 2013 draft has walked away from baseball without every throwing a pitch in the major leagues. Mark Appel, a hard-throwing pitcher from Stanford taken by the Houston Astros with the No. 1 pick in the 2013 Major League ...

Arsenal's Mesut Ozil agrees to new three-year deal

Feb 03, 2018

Arsenal's Mesut Ozil agrees to new three-year deal

German playmaker Mesut Ozil ended speculation over his future at Arsenal by agreeing to a new three-year deal with the team on Thursday. Ozil's previous deal had just six months left to run and his decision to stay caps a momentous few days for the ...

Vegas sets mark for most wins by first-year team

/ Feb 03, 2018

Vegas sets mark for most wins by first-year team

The Vegas Golden Knights have already made some NHL history. They're far from finished with what they want to accomplish this season. David Perron scored 3:57 into overtime to lead Vegas past the Winnipeg Jets 3-2 on Thursday night for the Golden Knights' 34th victory, ...

Patriots welcome Rob Gronkowski's return

/ Feb 03, 2018

Patriots welcome Rob Gronkowski's return

Eleven days after leaving the AFC Championship Game with a head injury, Rob Gronkowski was cleared from NFL concussion protocol on Thursday and practiced without limitation with the New England Patriots during the team's afternoon workout at the Minnesota Vikings' practice facility 15 miles ...

CAS lifts doping bans on 28 Russians in controversial move

Feb 03, 2018

CAS lifts doping bans on 28 Russians in controversial move

Twenty-eight Russian athletes had their Olympic doping bans overturned Thursday, throwing the International Olympic Committee's policy on the country into turmoil. The Court of Arbitration for Sport ruling was set to reinstate seven Russian medals from the 2014 Sochi Olympics, including gold in men's skeleton ...

Blake Griffin leads Pistons by Grizzlies in debut

/ Feb 03, 2018

Blake Griffin leads Pistons by Grizzlies in debut

Blake Griffin was Detroit's best player in his debut with the Pistons. Griffin had 24 points and 10 rebounds, and although his new team is still very much a work in progress, the Pistons edged the Memphis Grizzlies 104-102 on Thursday night. Detroit traded for Griffin ...