Garcia wins Masters on first play-off hole

9 Apr

Sergio Garcia of Spain won the Masters on Sunday, defeating England’s Justin Rose on the first playoff hole.The match went to the extra hole after Rose and Garcia finished level on nine-under par 279 after four rounds. Garcia, seeking his first major t…

Rose, Garcia in Masters playoff

9 Apr

England’s Justin Rose and Sergio Garcia of Spain went into a playoff Sunday for the Masters title after finishing level on nine-under par 279 after four rounds.Garcia, seeking his first major title after 73 attempts, missed a birdie putt for victory on…

Cavani ensures PSG stay in touch with Monaco

9 Apr

Edinson Cavani scored two goals and set up another as Paris Saint-Germain eased to a 4-0 win over Guingamp on Sunday to maintain their pursuit of Monaco in the French title race.After a goalless first half at the Parc des Princes, Angel Di Maria gave P…

Russian computer scientist arrested in Spain: police

9 Apr

The wife of a Russian computer scientist arrested in Spain has reportedly been told by police he is being held over a computer virus linked to Donald Trump’s US election victory.The man was picked up at Barcelona airport on Friday “by officers of the …

Djokovic, Kyrgios target Davis Cup final duel

9 Apr

Crowd pullers Novak Djokovic and Nick Kyrgios closed in on a mouthwatering Davis Cup final duel on Sunday but France and Belgium cast themselves in the role of party-poopers.World number two Djokovic and his 2010 Davis Cup champions Serbia team had alr…

Embattled Venezuela president says keen for local vote

9 Apr

Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro insisted Sunday he was “eager” for delayed regional elections to go ahead, despite being criticized for resisting a national vote on removing him from power.The socialist leader spoke after tension in the poverty-st…

Peru’s Fujimori back in jail after treatment

9 Apr

Peru’s jailed ex-president Alberto Fujimori spent a day in hospital for back pain in the latest of a string of health scares before returning to prison on Sunday, media said.After 24 hours in a clinic where he had scans on his back, Fujimori, 78, retur…

France expels controversial Swiss Islamist preacher

9 Apr

France has expelled a radical Swiss Islamist preacher, police escorted Hani Ramadan to the border on Saturday. The French Interior Ministry cited past remarks and behaviors as reason for his expulsion. Read Full Article at RT.com

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Vinales wins in Argentina after Marquez crash

9 Apr

Maverick Vinales won the Grand Prix of Argentina on Sunday, extending his lead in the world championship having also triumphed in the season-opener in Qatar.Spanish rider Vinales, on a Yamaha, inherited the lead on the third lap when world champion and…

Major protest in Hungary over Soros university law

9 Apr

Hungary saw the biggest anti-government protest in three years on Sunday, as tens of thousands demonstrated against new higher education legislation seen as targeting the respected Central European University.The marchers included students and staff of…

Colombia orders protection for musdlide town

9 Apr

Colombia’s government on Sunday ordered measures to protect the stricken town of Mocoa from deforestation thought to have contributed to a deadly mudslide.The March 31 torrent of earth killed 316 people including more than 100 children after three rive…

Israeli ex-MP gets jail for smuggling phones to inmates

9 Apr

An Israeli court Sunday sentenced an Arab Israeli former MP to two years in jail after he pleaded guilty to smuggling mobile phones to Palestinian prisoners, a court transcript showed.Basel Ghattas, of the Arab-dominated Joint List, resigned his seat i…

Egyptian worshippers recall horror of church blast

9 Apr

Coptic Christian worshippers in Egypt spoke of horrific scenes on Sunday after a bomb ripped through their church during a service, mangling bodies and destroying pews.”There was a violent explosion near the altar,” Edmon Edward told AFP.”Suddenly ever…

Defiant Swedes unite, reject violence after truck attack

9 Apr

A carpet of flowers, candles and stuffed toys on Sunday covered the steps of the Swedish shopping plaza where a stolen truck mowed down shoppers earlier this week killing four people and injuring 15 others.”We talk, we don’t fight,” Marianne said just …

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Last-gasp Mullan try sees Wasps edge Saints

9 Apr

Matt Mullan scored a dramatic overtime try as Wasps edged Northampton 32-30 in an English Premiership thriller on Sunday to safeguard their position at the top of the table.Saints crossed five times at the Ricoh Arena, through Ben Foden, Alex Waller, G…

Everton’s Lukaku halts Leicester revival

9 Apr

Romelu Lukaku scored twice for Everton in a 4-2 victory on Sunday as Craig Shakespeare suffered defeat for the first time since becoming Leicester City manager.Shakespeare had won all of his first six matches in charge, five of them in the Premier Leag…

US steps up pressure on Syria ahead of Russia talks

9 Apr

The United States stepped up pressure Sunday on Russia to rein in Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, warning that any further chemical attacks would be “very damaging” to their relationship and suggesting there can be no peace in Syria while Assad remai…

Van Avermaet claims maiden ‘Monument’ in Paris-Roubaix

9 Apr

Belgian Greg Van Avermaet finally landed his first ‘Monument’ victory in a thrilling Paris-Roubaix race on Sunday.The Olympic champion edged a sprint finish in the iconic outdoor Roubaix velodrome ahead of Czech Zdenek Stybar and Sebastian Langeveld of…

Thousands at Stockholm ‘Lovefest’ vigil against terror

9 Apr

More than 20,000 people stood united against terrorism Sunday at a “Lovefest” vigil in Stockholm, two days after a truck attack on a busy pedestrian street killed four people.Under sunny spring skies, crowds thronged the Sergels Torg plaza, a stone’s t…

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Man steers car into town hall in Germany, fire breaks out

9 Apr

A middle-aged man steered his car into the town hall in Verden, northern Germany on Sunday. A fire broke out and severely damaged the building. The cause of the incident is under investigation, but authorities have ruled out a terrorist a…

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New Somali army chief escapes deadly car bombing

9 Apr

Somalia’s new army chief escaped a car bombing Sunday that killed at least five people in a bloody response by Shabaab militants to the president’s declaration of war on the group. A suicide bomber drove a car packed with explosives into Mohamed Jama I…

Garcia, Rose eye green jackets as Masters final round unfolds

9 Apr

Sergio Garcia, chasing his first major title after 73 failed attempts, and Justin Rose, seeking a green jacket to go with Olympic gold, shared the Masters lead as Sunday’s final round began.Another dramatic finish seemed assured at Augusta National as …

Ibrahimovic sparks Man Utd against 10-man Sunderland

9 Apr

Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored his 28th goal of the season as Manchester United closed on the Premier League top four with a routine 3-0 win at relegation-threatened Sunderland on Sunday.Jose Mourinho’s side extended their unbeaten run to 21 league games at…

Kenny Miller fires Rangers hopes of snatching second

9 Apr

Three goals in four second-half minutes helped Rangers to a 3-0 win at Aberdeen on Sunday that keeps alive their slim hopes of pipping the Dons to second place.Following a scrappy first half, Aberdeen were dominant after the break, but they were made t…

All Black Carter helps Racing shade Pau, into fifth

9 Apr

All Black legend Dan Carter helped Racing 92 shade Pau 34-32 to push the defending French Top 14 champions up to fifth ahead of Sunday’s clash between Toulon and Toulouse.This was Racing’s second successive win in the wake of the aborted merger fiasco …

#1917LIVE: Real-time Lenin tracker

9 Apr

After years in exile, Bolshevik leader Vladimir Lenin is rushing back to Russia to give new momentum to the 1917 revolution that toppled the Tsarist regime. Read Full Article at RT.com

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RugbyU: Fiji claim record 17th Hong Kong Sevens title

9 Apr

Defending champions Fiji clinched a record17th Hong Kong Sevens title Sunday after blowing away South Africa to hand new coach Gareth Baber a victory in his former home town. The Pacific islanders recorded a badly-needed first win on the world series t…

Babacar rescues wasteful Fiorentina at Sampdoria

9 Apr

Fiorentina striker Khouma Babacar struck late to earn a share of the spoils in a disappointing 2-2 draw at Sampdoria that saw the visitors hit the woodwork twice on Sunday.Sampdoria rewarded coach Marco Giampaolo with a new contract in midweek after hi…

Election campaigning makes muted start in Algeria

9 Apr

Campaigning for Algeria’s May 4 elections got off to a muted start Sunday, with the public showing little interest in the poll despite government efforts to persuade disillusioned voters to participate.Over the coming three weeks, 12,000 candidates wil…

Stockholm truck attack suspect showed interest in IS

9 Apr

The suspected Stockholm truck attacker had shown interest in extremist groups and was facing deportation after being refused residency, Swedish police said on Sunday.A second suspect has meanwhile been formally placed under arrest in connection with th…

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