Day: March 19, 2017

Roger Federer defeated Stan Wawrinka 6-4, 7-5 in an all-Swiss final on Sunday to win his fifth ATP Indian Wells Masters title.Federer, who won his 18th Grand Slam title at the Australian Open in January, broke three-time Grand Slam champion Wawrinka in…

The World Bank on Sunday announced $57 billion in financing for sub-Saharan Africa over the next three fiscal years.Of that total, $45 billion will come from the International Development Association, the World Bank fund that provides grants and intere…

Australia’s Marc Leishman sank a 51-foot eagle putt on the 16th hole Sunday and held off a charging Rory McIlroy and two others to capture the Arnold Palmer Invitational.One-putting the last four holes at Bay Hill, the 33-year-old Aussie surged late to…

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe issued a staunch joint defence of free trade Sunday, as the United States pushes towards greater protectionism.”We want free and open markets,” Merkel said in a speech in Hanover, a …

Croatian forward Dario Saric scored 23 points and Robert Covington sank a go-ahead 3-pointer with 3:41 to play Sunday, sparking the Philadelphia 76ers over visiting Boston 105-99.Covington, who finished with 16 points, and Saric combined for nine point…

Elena Vesnina defeated fellow Rusian Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-7 (6/8), 7-5, 6-4 on Sunday to win the Indian Wells WTA title.Playing in her first final at the elite Premier Mandatory level, world number 15 Vesnina battled through a tense three hours to sub…

Egypt has received its first two oil shipments from Saudi giant Aramco after deliveries were suspended for several months over political differences, an oil ministry spokesman said on Sunday.”On Friday and Saturday, we received the first two deliveries…

With “Johnny B. Goode,” a 1958 song that so defined rock ‘n’ roll that the US space program chose it to introduce the music to potential extraterrestrials, Chuck Berry created a now classic character — the scrappy guitarist who triumphs through pure s…