Microsoft challenges Sony with powerful new Xbox One X

Microsoft on Sunday unveiled Xbox One X — billing it as the most powerful video console ever made, and escalating a battle with market king PlayStation 4.The $499-addition to the lineup was built with the muscle for seamless play on ultra-high definit…

June 11, 2017

Same-same as Berger retains St Jude crown

Daniel Berger fired a four-under-par 66 to retain his St. Jude Classic crown in Memphis on Sunday, emerging from a crowded field to claim the second US PGA tour win of his career.The 24-year-old from Florida, who started the day at TPC Southwind three …

June 11, 2017

Brilliant Ariya on top of world with Manulife Classic win

Thailand’s Ariya Jutanugarn drained a 25-foot birdie putt to win the Manulife LPGA Classic in a three-way playoff Sunday, guaranteeing her ascent to the world number one ranking.Her dramatic win at Whistle Bear Golf Club in Cambridge, Ontario came afte…

June 11, 2017

Costa Rica says no to animal cruelty

Thousands of animal lovers packed a major San Jose avenue Sunday, many with pups in tow, to celebrate Costa Rica’s new animal cruelty law and its fines and jail time for violators.Bikers, animal rights activists and many animal lovers were on hand danc…

June 11, 2017

Stroll delighted to prove his points

Teenage rookie Lance Stroll beamed with satisfaction and delight on Sunday after claiming his first points in Formula One by finishing ninth for Williams in his home Canadian Grand Prix.The 18-year-old Canadian, who had been under pressure after strugg…

June 11, 2017

White House says Trump and May didn’t discuss UK trip

The White House said Sunday that President Donald Trump did not discuss a trip to Britain with Prime Minister Theresa May in their most telephone recent call, with officials denying plans had changed.Trump has been invited to make a coveted state visit…

June 11, 2017

Silva, Costa keep Spain in front of Italy

Spain kept their noses in front of Italy in the fight for automatic qualification for next year’s World Cup as David Silva and Diego Costa were on target in a 2-1 win in Macedonia on Sunday.The two European giants remain locked on 16 points at the top …

June 11, 2017

Lewis Hamilton wins Canadian Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton closed the gap on world championship leader Sebastian Vettel with a dominant victory at the Canadian Grand Prix in Montreal on Sunday.His Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas was second with Australia’s Daniel Ricciardo third in a Red Bull…

June 11, 2017

French Socialists face ‘unprecedented’ losses

The head of the French Socialists admitted his party faced “unprecedented” losses after the country’s parliamentary election which could see it lose more than 200 seats.Projections after the first round of the parliamentary vote showed the party fallin…

June 11, 2017

New Zealand one win away from America’s Cup rematch with USA

Emirates Team New Zealand are one victory away from an America’s Cup rematch with Oracle Team USA after two victories against Sweden in the challenger playoff final on Sunday.Helmsman Peter Burling’s Kiwis won two of the day’s three races to take a 4-2…

June 11, 2017

Iran accuses US of alliance with ISIS, claims to have proof

Senior Iranian officials have accused the US of supporting the Islamic State terrorist group and effectively forming an alliance with it, claiming that Tehran possesses documents to prove the allegations. No evidence, however, has yet bee…

June 11, 2017

Afghanistan win toss and bat against West Indies

Afghanistan captain Asghar Stanikzai won the toss and again chose to bat first against the West Indies in the second fixture of a three-match One-Day International series in St Lucia on Sunday.Fresh from a sensational 63-run win in the first match at t…

June 11, 2017