Trump announces Army secretary pick

President Donald Trump on Friday announced his pick for the next secretary of the US Army, a state senator from Tennessee.In a statement, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis praised the nomination of Mark Green for the top civilian job in the Army. "Mark will...

Boonen aiming for Paris-Roubaix swansong

The curtain will come down on the career of one of cycling's greats at the end of Sunday's 257km long 'Hell of the North' one-day classic.Tom Boonen will ride Paris-Roubaix for the 14th time, aiming for a record-extending fifth victory at the 'Queen of...

Venezuela slaps political ban on key opposition leader

Venezuelan authorities on Friday banned top opposition leader Henrique Capriles from public office for 15 years, the latest move in an increasingly tense power struggle in the crisis-hit country.State comptroller Manuel Galindo imposed a "sanction of d...

Willett misses Masters cut after bogey blowout

England's Danny Willett became the first defending champion in 13 years to miss the Masters cut after a quadruple-bogey blowout at the start of Friday's second round.Willett fired a one-over par 73 in the first round then returned a 78 in second for a ...