Day: April 12, 2017

Australian prospect Isaac Humphries declared for the NBA Draft on Wednesday, opting to skip his final two years at the University of Kentucky to pursue his dream of professional basketball.The 19-year-old 7ft (2.1m) tall power forward confirmed his pla…

New York Knicks center Joakim Noah faces an extended period on the sidelines after failing to recover from a shoulder injury which requires surgery, the NBA team said Wednesday. A statement from the Knicks said Noah, who is serving a 20-game ban over a…

Russia’s appeal against being banned from the 2016 Rio Paralympics due to widespread doping was rejected by the Swiss federal tribunal on Wednesday in the latest foiled legal challenge.”The appeal is dismissed,” said a statement by Switzerland’s highes…

His life may have inspired the landmark novel “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” but 150 years after the abolition of slavery in the US, Josiah Henson remains a controversial figure, and efforts to turn his onetime home outside Washington into a museum are slow at be…

Nobel Peace laureate Malala Yousafzai became only the sixth person to receive honorary Canadian citizenship Wednesday, before advocating in a speech to parliament for women and girls’ education — a cause dear to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.Wearing a…

Rio de Janeiro’s ex-mayor Eduardo Paes has denied allegations that he took millions of dollars in bribes from construction giant Odebrecht in the run-up to last year’s Olympic Games.Paes oversaw preparations for the hosting of South America’s first Oly…