Brilliant Brickyard debut whets Alonso’s appetite for more

Fernando Alonso’s Indianapolis 500 dream went up in the smoke of a blown engine on Sunday that ended a brilliant Brickyard debut by the Formula One star.So brilliant, in fact, he just might come back to try again.”Definitely yes,” Alonso told reporters…

May 28, 2017

American Kisner closes with 66 to win Colonial

Kevin Kisner finally broke through on Sunday for his first victory since 2015, holding off a strong field at the PGA Tour’s Colonial with a closing round of four-under 66.Kisner second career victory contrasted sharply with his first at the 2015 RSM Cl…

May 28, 2017

N. Korea fires ballistic missile: S. Korea, Japan

North Korea fired a ballistic missile on Monday, the South’s military and Japan said, a move that ratcheted up tensions over the North’s quest to develop weapons capable of hitting the United States.The test is the latest launch by Pyongyang this year …

May 28, 2017

Thousands of motorcyclists pay tribute in peaceful Washington rumble

Tens of thousands of motorcyclists rumbled through the heart of Washington on Sunday in an annual “Rolling Thunder” tribute to US military veterans and war dead. The cyclists came from across the country, many carrying or wearing the stars-and-stripes …

May 28, 2017

Lorient relegated in France after play-off defeat

Brittany side Lorient’s stay in France’s Ligue 1 came to an end after 11 years on Sunday as they lost a play-off against second-tier Troyes.The 0-0 draw at Lorient’s Stade du Moustoir was not enough for them to overturn a 2-1 defeat in the first leg on…

May 28, 2017

Japan’s Takuma Sato wins Indianapolis 500

Takuma Sato won the 101st running of the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday, becoming the first Japanese driver to triumph in America’s iconic race.Sato passed three-time winner Helio Castroneves in the waning laps and held on to triumph, laying the ghost of a…

May 28, 2017

Lynne Ramsay, so near yet so far from historic Cannes win

Lynne Ramsay was the “nearly” woman of this year’s Cannes film festival.In a year when actresses were never more vocal about the need for more female directors in male-dominated Hollywood, and many critics predicted she would be the first woman to win …

May 28, 2017

Feng notches first win of season in LPGA Volvik

China’s Feng Shanshan survived two late bogeys to post her first LPGA victory of the season on Sunday in the Volvik Championship in Ann Arbor, Michigan.Feng had six birdies before bogeys at 16 and 18 en route to a four-under par 68, good enough for a 1…

May 28, 2017

Victorious Besiktas retain Turkish title

Besiktas on Sunday retained the Turkish Super Lig title for the first time since the early 1990s as the Istanbul side seek to stamp a new dominance on football in the country.The Istanbul giants thrashed Gaziantepspor of the southeastern province of Ga…

May 28, 2017

Swedish satire ‘The Square’ is surprise Cannes winner

Swedish satire “The Square”, a send-up of political correctness and the confused identity of the modern male, won the Palme d’Or top prize at the Cannes film festival Sunday. In a stunning upset, the nine-member jury led by Spanish director Pedro Almod…

May 28, 2017

German Hollywood star Kruger ditches glamour to win at Cannes

German-born Hollywood star Diane Kruger cast her glamorous image and returned to her roots to win best actress at the Cannes film festival Sunday.Kruger, best known from blockbusters such as “Troy” and “Inglourious Basterds”, plays a woman who loses he…

May 28, 2017