Miller missing from USA’s 2017-18 Alpine ski team list

Bode Miller was not on the US Alpine ski team for the 2017-18 season unveiled Thursday, but that doesn’t mean he can’t make a last-ditch bid for the 2018 Olympics.”That’s a decision we can’t make at this time,” US men’s coach Sasha Rearick told AFP on …

May 25, 2017

El Salvador captures escaped female killer “Boss”

Security forces in El Salvador on Thursday captured the female leader of a hit-squad-for-hire two weeks after she escaped from a Guatemalan prison where she was serving a 94-year sentence, officials said.Marixa Lemus, a 45-year-old Guatemalan who went …

May 25, 2017

91 prisoners escape Brazilian jail, flee through tunnel

A group of 91 prisoners escaped a jail in northeastern Brazil on Thursday by fleeing through a 30-meter (100-foot) tunnel, Brazilian media said.Nine of the inmates have been found, while police are attempting to catch the remaining 82 who disappeared f…

May 25, 2017

MotoGP star Rossi injured in motocross accident

MotoGP star Valentino Rossi suffered chest and stomach injuries in a motocross training accident on Thursday and was taken to hospital, his Yamaha team said.The 38-year-old was injured while riding in the event at Mondavio in Pesaro Urbino near Rimini….

May 25, 2017

‘I almost destroyed wrist at French Open,’ says Nadal

Rafael Nadal admitted Thursday that he almost “destroyed” his wrist at last year’s French Open, as he relived the pain which forced him to abandon his pursuit of a 10th Roland Garros title.The Spanish star withdrew from the 2016 tournament with a left …

May 25, 2017

US-led strikes kill 35 civilians in east Syria: monitor

US-led coalition air strikes on Thursday killed at least 35 civilians in an eastern Syrian town held by the Islamic State group, a monitor said. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the strikes hit a series of residential buildings in Mayadeen,…

May 25, 2017

Guns N’ Roses keep reunion going for another round

More than a year after a long-mulled reunion finally materialized, rock greats Guns N’ Roses on Thursday extended their tour in North America again.The group — which starts a European leg in Ireland on Saturday after hitting the Americas and Asia — a…

May 25, 2017

After Manchester, May targets online extremism at G7

British Prime Minister Theresa May will urge internet companies to do more to remove extremist content Friday as she makes a shortened visit to the G7 summit following the Manchester attack.As British authorities hunt accomplices of the bomber who kill…

May 25, 2017

Nishikori saves three match points in Geneva

Japanese second seed Kei Nishikori saved three match points to defeat South Africa’s Kevin Anderson 2-6, 6-4, 7-6 (8/6) on Thursday to reach the Geneva Open semi-finals.Nishikori took his head-to-head record against Anderson to 4-1 and reached his firs…

May 25, 2017

Salazar denies USADA allegations: report

Nike Oregon Project coach Alberto Salazar has denied allegations made in a 2016 US Anti-Doping Agency report, portions of which were revealed in a New York Times story last weekend.Salazar made his response in an e-mail late Wednesday night to The Oreg…

May 25, 2017

Europa League victory lifted Manchester – Ferguson

Manchester United’s Europa League victory gave the city a boost just two days after a devastating suicide bomb attack left 22 dead and dozens injured, claimed legendary former manager Alex Ferguson.

United beat Dutch side Ajax 2-0 in Sweden — goals by Paul Pogba and Henrikh Mkhitaryan sealing an emotional win and a place in the Champions League next season — to deliver some joy to the city that saw pop concert goers as young as eight killed by the blast.

Ferguson, who managed United through a golden era from 1986 to 2013 which saw them win the Champions League twice among many other trophies, told Sky Sports that Manchester was a resilient city.

“First of all Manchester is a working class city and it has fantastic people there,” said the 75-year-old Scot, who began his working life in the Glasgow shipyards.

“They went through some difficult times in the past, they will get together because they’ve got a working class ethic about them and there’s a great unity there in the city.

“I think United gave the city a lift and I think that was what it was about. We’re all proud of them, it was a great achievement.”

The trophy is not the only lift the club gave the city as United and Manchester City pledged £1 million ($1.3m, 1.2m euros) on Thursday to an emergency fund set up for the victims and their families.

May 25, 2017

America’s Cup opening postponed by threatening weather

The opening day of the 35th America’s Cup has been pushed back to Saturday because of high winds forecast for Friday, organizers said.”Forecasts indicate that winds may gust over 30 knots during the afternoon and evening, so with the safety of the sail…

May 25, 2017

Libya: breeding and training ground for jihadists

Feeding on the chaos that has gripped Libya since the overthrow and killing of longtime dictator Moamer Kadhafi in 2011, jihadists have used the country to recruit and export militants.Salman Abedi, the man suspected of carrying out the attack on a pop…

May 25, 2017

Carlsson sets pace with Stenson lurking

Sweden’s Johan Carlsson leads the European PGA Championship at Wentworth after shooting a first round 66, six-under par in the first round on Thursday.Carlsson holds a one shot advantage over Italy’s Francesco Molinari, Scotland’s Scott Jamieson and Ki…

May 25, 2017

Appeals court upholds ruling blocking Trump travel ban

President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban “speaks with vague words of national security, but in context drips with religious intolerance, animus and discrimination,” a federal appeals court said Thursday.

May 25, 2017

Steffi stepped in after Agassi said ‘no’ to Djokovic

Andre Agassi revealed on Thursday that his wife and fellow tennis legend Steffi Graf encouraged him to become Novak Djokovic’s new coach after he had originally turned down the job.The 47-year-old Agassi will work with Djokovic at the forthcoming Frenc…

May 25, 2017

Former Greek PM hurt in bomb blast

A bomb exploded inside the car of former Greek Prime Minister Lucas Papademos in central Athens on Thursday, wounding him and two Bank of Greece employees, officials said.

May 25, 2017