Day: May 12, 2017

The Czech Republic and Sweden edged closer to the quarter-finals at the world ice hockey championships on Friday with crushing wins over Slovenia and Italy respectively.

The Czechs gave Slovenia no chance scoring three times in the first period before sealing a 5-1 victory to sit second in Group B two points behind two-time defending champions Canada.

France assured their place among the elite by beating Belarus 4-3 in a penalty shootout thanks largely to stalwarts Stéphane Da Costa and goaltender Cristobal Huet.

The hosts had lead 2-0 in Paris before Belarus scored three unanswered goals but the French levelled with seven minutes to go. Belarus now face a play-off Saturday against Slovenia.

In Cologne, Sweden crushed Italy 8-1 with a late surge despite leading by just 3-1 after the first two periods. The Scandinavians now sit one point behind Russia who have played a game less.

Denmark, meanwhile, served a blow to German hopes or reaching the quarter-finals, beating the tournament co-hosts 3-2 after extra time.

An International Olympic Committee delegation on Friday lavished praise on Los Angeles’s bid for the 2024 Games, stating that there would be “no major risk” if the city was awarded the sporting extravaganza.Patrick Baumann, the chairman of the IOC’s Ev…

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The award-winning author of “Atonement”, Ian McEwan, said Friday there should be a referendum on Britain’s final Brexit deal with the European Union, arguing it was still possible to stay in.McEwan, who campaigned for Britain to remain in the EU before…

Just outside the southernmost settlement in the world, an 89-year-old woman is the last native speaker of her people’s ancient language and struggling to ensure she does not take it to her grave.Cristina Calderon, known locally as “Grandma Cristina,” l…

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Stade Francais finally got their hands on a European trophy as they beat Gloucester 25-17 to win the Challenge Cup at a rainswept Murrayfield on Friday.It meant the French side had finally won a continental showpiece match after previously losing two E…

Spain’s Samuel Sanchez and American riders Andrew Talansky and Brent Bookwalter are expected to be among the title contenders when the 12th Tour of California cycling stage race begins Sunday.The race makes its debut on the International Cycling Union’…

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The shock dismissal of the FBI chief James Comey has triggered days of turmoil in Washington and thrust the spotlight back onto allegations that Donald Trump’s campaign colluded with a Russian bid to sway last year’s presidential election.Here are the …

Chelsea secured the Premier League title on Friday after substitute Michy Batshuayi’s 82nd-minute goal earned Antonio Conte’s side a hard-earned 1-0 victory at West Bromwich Albion.The Belgian striker’s late goal at The Hawthorns took Chelsea 10 points…

Ross Barkley reminded Everton what they’ll be missing if he is allowed to leave as the England midfielder’s cool finish clinched a 1-0 win over Watford on Friday.Barkley’s future with Everton is in doubt following his refusal to commit to the club by s…