Day: March 23, 2017

Battered by an economic crisis, Venezuelans are used to waiting in long lines for scarce goods, but many found themselves queuing Thursday for something the ailing oil giant was supposed to have in spades: gasoline.Drivers had to wait more than an hour…

Five days after marrying his high school sweetheart, American rookie Trey Mullinax fired a bogey-free nine-under par 63 to seize a one-stroke lead Thursday at the storm-hit Puerto Rico Open.Mullinax, who married Abi Essman in his hometown of Birmingham…

Virtual rockers Gorillaz on Thursday announced a new album and previewed it with a track that merges rock, hip-hop and reggae alongside a trippy sci-fi video.The experimental side project of Damon Albarn of Blur fame — which consists of a fictional ba…

Real Madrid star James Rodriguez bundled in the rebound from a late penalty as Colombia defeated Bolivia 1-0 on Thursday to boost their 2018 World Cup qualification campaign.Rodriguez rammed home his finish at the second attempt after Bolivia goalkeepe…

A spike in water temperature lasting only days bleached all the coral in a South China Sea atoll, and killed 40 percent of the tiny organisms within weeks, researchers reported Thursday.The six degree Celsius (10.8 degrees Fahrenheit) surge at Dongsha …

Maverick Vinales defied dust and desert winds to set the fastest practice time for the season-opening Qatar MotoGP, overshadowing nine-time world champion and Yamaha teammate Valentino Rossi, who struggled in ninth place.Vinales, the 22-year-old Spania…

Rory McIlroy’s hopes of advancing from the World Golf Championships-Dell Match Play were hanging by a thread Thursday after the sudden withdrawal from the tournament of group rival Gary Woodland.Woodland conceded his second round group game with McIlro…

A reporter who investigated drug gangs was found murdered in northern Mexico near the US border on Thursday, police said, the third journalist killed in the country this month.Miroslava Breach, 54, of the newspapers La Jornada and Norte de Juarez, was …