Day: April 6, 2017

Sunderland forward Jermain Defoe said Thursday he was prepared to change his football boots for some very different footwear in order to take part in the BBC’s hit television show Strictly Come Dancing.The 34-year-old England international is trying fo…

Venezuela is never dull, and the last few days have been particularly frenzied amid opposition claims of a coup, then government tirades against “imperialist” enemies, and the two sides ending up hating each other as much as ever.After this latest spas…

Taser International was officially re-branded as Axon Thursday as the company broadens its focus from its controversial stun guns to police body cameras.Axon has offered free body cameras to all US police, part of its effort to develop a technology bus…

The Masters is one of the most advertising-free zones in sport — but reigning champion Danny Willett is living proof that there are still millions to be made.The Englishman’s sponsors picked up $7.7 million (7.25 million euros) of free advertising dur…

Bailout talks to help resolve Greece’s pressing debt burden have made some progress but important matters remain unresolved, an International Monetary Fund spokesman said Thursday.Greece is awaiting the next installment of an 86-billion-euro ($91.6 bil…

The EU will abolish mobile phone roaming charges from June 15 following a vote in the European Parliament on Thursday.MEPs backed a deal between operators and European Union member states that will mean the end of extra charges when people use their ph…

Lasith Malinga became only the fifth bowler in the history of Twenty20 internationals to claim a hat-trick as Sri Lanka restricted Bangladesh to 176-9 in the second and final match of the series in Colombo on Thursday.Malinga bowled Mushfiqur Rahim and…

Slovenia’s Primoz Roglic made a solo break and clung on for a nail-biting win on stage four of the Tour of the Basque Country on Thursday.Late in the 174km run from San Sebastien to Bilbao Roglic made a series of bids on a hilly section to shake off hi…

South Korea scored a blistering victory against arch rival the North in a rare ice hockey match Thursday, in a game that resonates beyond the sportsfield.Playing in the South just an hour’s drive from the heavily fortified demilitarised zone that divid…