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Coalition vows retaliation after Yemen's Houthis strike Saudi airport

World Jun 13, 2019

Coalition vows retaliation after Yemen's Houthis strike Saudi airport

The Saudi-led military coalition vowed to respond firmly to a missile attack by Yemeni Houthi forces on a civilian airport in southern Saudi Arabia on Wednesday that wounded 26 people. The Western-backed, Sunni Muslim alliance that has been battling the Iran-aligned Houthi movement in Yemen ...

'Akira' is all set for its Hollywood remake

Film | Wide Angle Jun 13, 2019

'Akira' is all set for its Hollywood remake

by Matt Schley

Like it or not, Hollywood's "Akira" is finally happening. The live-action adaptation of Katsuhiro Otomo's legendary manga and anime had been in development limbo since the rights were picked up by Warner Bros. in 2002. Now, after years of speculation, it's been given the release ...

'Street sports' gain ground in Japan ahead of Olympic debut

Olympics Jun 13, 2019

'Street sports' gain ground in Japan ahead of Olympic debut

As Tokyo prepares to host the inaugural Olympic 3x3 basketball, freestyle BMX and skateboarding events, youth-focused "street sports" are breaking new ground in Japan, providing unexpected benefits and opportunities in some unlikely places. While the X Games and the French Festival International des Sports Extremes ...

Chris Froome crashes in training, will miss Tour de France

More Sports Jun 13, 2019

Chris Froome crashes in training, will miss Tour de France

Four-time Tour de France champion Chris Froome will miss this year's race after a "bad crash" in training on Wednesday. Team INEOS leader Dave Brailsford said Froome sustained a suspected fractured femur in a 60 kph crash. The British rider was being airlifted to a hospital, ...

Grizzlies confident in new coach Taylor Jenkins

Basketball / NBA Jun 13, 2019

Grizzlies confident in new coach Taylor Jenkins

Taylor Jenkins feels confident that Memphis' new front office will give him enough time to turn around the Grizzlies. Jenkins is the Grizzlies' fourth head coach since Memphis reached the 2013 Western Conference finals. The 34-year-old coach said Wednesday at a news conference that he ...

France beats Norway for 2nd win

Soccer / Women's World Cup Jun 13, 2019

France beats Norway for 2nd win

Eugenie Le Sommer scored the winning goal from the penalty spot to lift host nation France to a 2-1 win over Norway at the Women's World Cup on Wednesday. Then she had a special embrace for one of her teammates. France defender Wendie Renard almost cost ...

Kevin Durant has surgery on ruptured Achilles

Basketball / NBA Jun 13, 2019

Kevin Durant has surgery on ruptured Achilles

Kevin Durant confirmed what everyone most feared: He underwent surgery for a ruptured right Achilles tendon. Durant posted on social media Wednesday the severity of his injury two days after getting hurt during Game 5 of the NBA Finals in Toronto in his return from ...