Day: March 2, 2017

Rory McIlroy showed no ill effects from his recent rib injury Thursday as he launched his WGC-Mexico Championship campaign with a three-under par 68.The Northern Ireland star, competing for the first time in seven weeks after recovering from a stress f…

Sevilla moved to within two points of La Liga leaders Barcelona as Vicente Iborra’s first-half winner earned a hard-fought 1-0 win over Athletic Bilbao.In a battle between the two principal candidates to take over at Barca next season after Luis Enriqu…

Dutch sailor Pieter Heerema finished the gruelling Vendee Globe round the world race on Thursday, 42 days after the winner crossed the line.

Heerema, on No Way Back, was the 17th and penultimate finisher after 116 days at sea.

French sailor Armel Le Cléac’h, on board Banque Populaire VIII, claimed victory on January 19 in a time of 74 days 3 hours 35.46 minutes.

Only Sebastien Destremau of France remains at sea and he is expected to reach dry land between March 6 and March 8.

Nigeria’s anti-graft agency on Thursday filed corruption charges against oil majors Shell and Eni over a $1.3 billion offshore block deal. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) accused 11 defendants of “official corruption”, according to …

Distraught by the treatment of Muslims in Donald Trump’s America, indie rocker Ben Lee felt he could seize on his own skills to encourage understanding.The former frontman of the group Noise Addict has recorded an album of songs about Islam and, hoping…

Nintendo’s Switch console goes on sale Friday in a global launch seen as key for the Japanese videogame giant to reverse flagging sales and compete with Sony’s top-selling PlayStation 4.The $299 unit, which works both at home and on-the-go, blends the …

Some 970 migrants were rescued off the coast of Libya on Thursday, Italy’s coastguard said, as the numbers attempting to cross the Mediterranean to Europe continue to rise.Even before Thursday’s arrivals, more than 13,400 people had arrived on Italy’s …

Australian center Andrew Bogut signed a free agent contract Thursday with the defending champion Cleveland Cavaliers, who he opposed in the past two NBA Finals while playing for Golden State.The 32-year-old 7-footer (2.13m) is in his 12th NBA campaign …

A computer has defeated professional poker players for the first time by refining its intuition of the game called heads-up no-limit Texas hold’em poker, marking a step forward for artificial intelligence, scientists said Thursday.The computer program,…