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How Iran's Soleimani plotted to attack U.S. forces in Iraq

World Jan 4, 2020

How Iran's Soleimani plotted to attack U.S. forces in Iraq

In October, Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani met with his Iraqi Shiite militia allies at a villa on the banks of the Tigris River, looking across at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad. The Revolutionary Guards commander instructed his top ally in Iraq, Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, and ...

World / Offbeat Jan 4, 2020

Singular 'they' chosen as word of the decade in U.S.

American linguists on Friday chose "they" as their word of the decade, recognizing the growing use of third-person plural pronouns as a singular form to refer to people who identify their sex as neither entirely male nor entirely female. Separately, the American Dialect Society bestowed ...

India's Irfan Pathan announces retirement from cricket

More Sports / Cricket Jan 4, 2020

India's Irfan Pathan announces retirement from cricket

Indian all-rounder Irfan Pathan announced his retirement from all forms of the game on Saturday, bringing the curtain down on an illustrious career that included a World Twenty20 triumph. The 35-year-old left-arm seamer played 29 tests, 120 one dayers and 24 T20Is for India, picking ...

Gael Monfils secures France's first triumph at ATP Cup

Tennis Jan 4, 2020

Gael Monfils secures France's first triumph at ATP Cup

Gael Monfils secured France's first victory at the ATP Cup, rallying from a break down in the second set and saving three breakpoints as he served for the match in a 6-3, 7-5 win over Cristian Garin. Benoite Paire opened the Group A encounter against ...

Capitals battle past Hurricanes

More Sports / Ice Hockey Jan 4, 2020

Capitals battle past Hurricanes

Ilya Samsonov isn't playing like a rookie. He isn't playing like a backup, either. Samsonov made 18 of his 38 saves in the first period, and the Washington Capitals edged the Carolina Hurricanes 4-3 on Friday night. "We allowed them to get the momentum, and he ...

Japan secures victory over Uruguay in ATP Cup

Tennis Jan 4, 2020

Japan secures victory over Uruguay in ATP Cup

Yoshihito Nishioka thrashed higher-ranked Pablo Cuevas with a 6-0, 6-1 rout, as injury-hit Japan made a statement against Uruguay on the second day of the inaugural ATP Cup Saturday. Japan suffered major blows before the 24-team event with the withdrawals of injured star Kei Nishikori ...

Panthers' Christian McCaffrey a double All-Pro pick

More Sports / Football Jan 4, 2020

Panthers' Christian McCaffrey a double All-Pro pick

Christian McCaffrey's versatility and superb statistics helped him to a rare double: The Carolina Panthers running back has made The Associated Press NFL All-Pro Team at two positions. McCaffrey rushed for 1,387 yards and 15 touchdowns while catching a phenomenal 116 passes for 1,005 yards ...

Tottenham striker Harry Kane out with torn hamstring

Soccer Jan 4, 2020

Tottenham striker Harry Kane out with torn hamstring

Tottenham striker Harry Kane sustained a tear in his left hamstring muscle during the 1-0 loss at Southampton, the Premier League club said Friday. Tottenham did not give a timescale for Kane's absence, only saying: "Our medical staff will continue to review the injury with ...