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SpaceX ready to launch astronauts into space for the first time

World May 24, 2020

SpaceX ready to launch astronauts into space for the first time

In the beginning, everyone was skeptical. But Elon Musk's SpaceX defied expectations — and on Wednesday hopes to make history by ferrying two NASA astronauts into space, the first crewed flight from U.S. soil in nine long years. US President Donald Trump will be among ...

A dog that's keen to share his joy

Our Lives | ADOPT ME! May 24, 2020

A dog that's keen to share his joy

Keane is a Shiba mix who came to ARK four years ago, and though you would never guess it from seeing him in action, he is a senior dog. He’s the epitome of the expression “cute as a button” and his habit of skipping with ...

Economic woes taking toll on Chinese soccer clubs

Soccer May 24, 2020

Economic woes taking toll on Chinese soccer clubs

Economic woes are taking a toll on China’s professional soccer clubs, with 11 being disqualified for failing to pay wages and five closing shop on their own terms, including last season’s Chinese Super League side Tianjin Tianhai. Low attendance and gaudy contracts for overseas signings ...

World Masters Games athletes get physical online during shutdowns

More Sports May 24, 2020

World Masters Games athletes get physical online during shutdowns

A centenarian sprinter, Olympians and some 300 other athletes have posted videos of their at-home training regimes ahead of the World Masters Games to be held in the Kansai region next year. The games organizing committee has asked athletes training for the quadrennial international multisport ...

Genki Haraguchi scores fifth goal of season for Hannover

Soccer May 24, 2020

Genki Haraguchi scores fifth goal of season for Hannover

Genki Haraguchi struck his fifth goal of the season on Saturday to help Hannover to a 4-2 away win over Osnabruck in the German second division. In the club's first game after a prolonged coronavirus-enforced shutdown, the Japanese midfielder capped his team's comeback when he ...

Spanish soccer league given approval to resume in June

Soccer May 24, 2020

Spanish soccer league given approval to resume in June

Lionel Messi's Barcelona and the rest of the Spanish league can resume play in June after three months of waiting for the coronavirus pandemic to subside. Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez announced Saturday that the nation’s wildly popular La Liga and other professional sports competitions ...

Nationals players shoot down virtual World Series ring ceremony

MLB May 24, 2020

Nationals players shoot down virtual World Series ring ceremony

The Washington Nationals said on Saturday they have altered plans for a virtual World Series championship ring ceremony amid the COVID-19 pandemic after players expressed a preference to receive the rings in person. The Nationals, who beat the Houston Astros last October to win their ...

NBA in talks with Disney about resuming season in Florida complex

NBA May 24, 2020

NBA in talks with Disney about resuming season in Florida complex

The NBA is in talks with The Walt Disney Company on a single-site scenario for a resumption of play in Central Florida in late July, the clearest sign yet that the league believes the season can continue amid the coronavirus pandemic. The National Basketball Players ...

Former NFL quarterback Ryan Leaf arrested in California

Football May 24, 2020

Former NFL quarterback Ryan Leaf arrested in California

Former NFL quarterback Ryan Leaf was arrested in Southern California on Friday. Leaf, 44, was arrested on a domestic battery charge in Palm Desert, which is about 110 miles (177 km) southeast of Los Angeles, according to booking information provided by the Riverside County Sheriff's ...