Chappell takes Texas Open for first US PGA title

American Kevin Chappell sank an eight-foot birdie putt on the final hole Sunday to win the Texas Open, capturing his first US PGA title in his 180th attempt.Chappell fired a four-under par 68 final round to finish 72 holes at San Antonio on 12-under pa…

April 23, 2017

Saracens head to Barcelona ahead of Champions Cup final

Title-holders Saracens headed to Barcelona the morning after reaching the European Champions Cup final in a bid to further strengthen their team spirit as they go in search of another ‘double’.Saracens, also the reigning English champions, refused to b…

April 23, 2017

Snooker champion Selby edges towards Worlds last eight

Defending champion Mark Selby looks comfortably placed to reach the quarter-finals of this year’s World Championships needing just three frames on Monday to see off Chinese opponent Xiao Guodong.The 33-year-old Englishman leads Xiao 10-6 after Sunday’s…

April 23, 2017

NHL Senators oust Bruins with overtime triumph

Clarke MacArthur scored a power-play goal 6:30 into overtime to give Ottawa a 3-2 victory Sunday at Boston that advanced the Senators into the second round of the National Hockey League playoffs.Ottawa won the first-round Eastern Conference playoff ser…

April 23, 2017

Russia boosts military spending despite sanctions: study

Russia became the world’s third largest military spender in 2016 despite low oil prices and economic sanctions, as the global expenditure rose for a second consecutive year, a study said on Monday.Russia’s military spending was $69.2 billion (around 64…

April 23, 2017

Tears of joy and frustration after French election count

Emmanuel Macron’s youthful supporters wept tears of joy and shouted themselves hoarse on Sunday as projections from France’s presidential election suggested their champion was well on track for power.Similar jubilation played out at the headquarters of…

April 23, 2017

Brilliant Mbappe leads Monaco back to French summit

Teenage sensation Kylian Mbappe produced another stylish winning goal as Monaco climbed back to the top of Ligue 1 with a 2-1 victory at Lyon on Sunday.A seventh straight league win leaves Monaco level with Paris Saint Germain on 80 points but with a g…

April 23, 2017

France’s presidential election: How the world reacted

Centrist Emmanuel Macron and far-right leader Marine Le Pen on Sunday emerged as the projected winners of a nail-biting first round presidential vote in France.

The likely result clears the way for a straight two-way fight between the pair in a second and final round on May 7, with opinion polls saying Macron is the favourite.

Here are some of the first reactions to sunday’s vote:

– European Union –

European Commission head Jean-Claude Juncker congratulated the pro-EU Macron after projections showed him ahead in the first round and wished him “good luck” in the run-off.

– Germany –

Chancellor Angela Merkel’s spokesman wished Macron “all the best for the next two weeks”.

“It’s good that Emmanuel Macron was successful with his course for a strong EU and social market economy,” Steffen Seibert said in a tweet.

Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel predicted that the 39-year-old Macron would be the next president of France.

“I’m sure he will sweep away the far-right, right-wing populism and the anti-Europeans in the second round,” Social Democrat Gabriel said in a video posted on Twitter during a trip to Jordan’s capital Amman.

Writing on Twitter, he added: “I’m glad that @EmmanuelMacron is leading the field. He was the only truly pro-European candidate.”

– Britain –

Former Conservative finance minister George Osborne, recently appointed editor of London’s Evening Standard newspaper, hailed a good result for the centre.

“Congratulations to my friend . Proof you can win from the centre. At last, the chance for the leadership that France needs,” he tweeted.

– Denmark –

Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen expressed cautious optimism that former banker Macron would emerge victorious over Le Pen.

“Congratulations . We should await the final election, but Europe needs an openminded and reform oriented France => Good luck!”

– Norway –

Norwegian Foreign Minister Borge Brende, whose country is not a member of the European Union, tweeted: “We need more not less cooperation in #Europe. Positive that @EmmanuelMacron is projected to win first round of #franceelections.

– The Netherlands –

Geert Wilders, Dutch MP and leader of the anti-Islam anti-immigrant Freedom Party, swung behind Le Pen, welcoming the result as a “bright day for patriots in France and elsewhere who want more national sovereignty and less EU and immigration.

“I have just sent him my sincere congratulations. Now on the way to a vigorous second round, I am hoping for a President Le Pen.”

April 23, 2017

Ace Luciano Weighs In On NRA/USCCA Convention News

In a very surprising move, the NRA has withdrawn their invitation to the USCCA to display at the annual member’s convention. Ace Luciano, outdoor professional, weighs in on this decision.

April 23, 2017

Messi hits Barca 500 with last gasp El Clasico winner

Lionel Messi struck his 500th Barcelona goal with the last kick of the game to blow the La Liga title race wide open with a thrilling 3-2 win at Real Madrid on Sunday.Messi had broken a three-year goalless drought against Madrid to cancel out Casemiro’…

April 23, 2017

LeBron sparks Cavaliers to NBA playoff sweep of Pacers

LeBron James scored 33 points and made key plays late to give the defending NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers a 106-102 victory at Indiana and a sweep of their playoff series.The Cavaliers defeated the Pacers 4-0 in their best-of-seven Eastern Conferenc…

April 23, 2017