RugbyU: ‘Down and dirty’ All Blacks have tip for Lions

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen has fired up the verbal war with the British and Irish Lions again, suggesting they play New Zealand style to be competitive in the second Test in Wellington next week.The world champion All Blacks put away their razzle da…

June 24, 2017

Argentina’s Kirchner to make Senate bid

Cristina Kirchner, the leftist ex-president who dominated Argentine politics for years alongside her late husband, intends to run in upcoming parliamentary elections despite facing corruption charges, officials in her party said Saturday.The 64-year-ol…

June 24, 2017

Vikings back receiver Floyd’s alcohol in tea claim

Minnesota Vikings officials are backing receiver Michael Floyd’s fight against a house arrest violation that could land him in jail, one he says was caused by tea that contains alcohol.Floyd said in a sworn affidavit, according to the St. Paul Pioneer …

June 24, 2017

Spieth keeps PGA Travelers lead with late birdie binge

Jordan Spieth birdied three of the last four holes, including the last with a dramatic 20-foot putt, to grab a one-stroke lead after Saturday’s third round of the US PGA Travelers Championship.Sixth-ranked Spieth, the 2015 Masters and US Open champion,…

June 24, 2017

Trump wishes Muslims ‘warm greetings’ for Eid

US President Donald Trump on Saturday sent warm greetings” to Muslims celebrating the end of Ramadan, after his administration broke with the tradition of hosting a White House event to recognize the holy month.”On behalf of the American people, Melani…

June 24, 2017

Moyano the villain and hero as Pumas triumph

Ramiro Moyano was the villain and the hero as Argentina won for only the second time in 11 Tests by defeating Georgia 45-29 Saturday in San Salvador de Jujuy. The winger was sin-binned during the first half of the one-off international for tackling an…

June 24, 2017

The unfairest of them all: jowly Martha named World’s Ugliest Dog

A lumbering canine with deep-set wrinkles and a gas problem, Martha the Mastiff is no beauty queen — but as the newly crowned World’s Ugliest Dog, she is still a winner.While images of cute dogs regularly make the social media rounds, this weekend poo…

June 24, 2017

Designer draws from Israel’s many tribes

Designer Hed Mayner is not afraid to play with the totems of Israeli life, from a trench coat made from a military tent to a sleeveless beach top cut from a Jewish prayer shawl.The 30-year-old from a hippyish village in Galilee joyously mixed djellabas…

June 24, 2017

Coleman back on track at US trials

Christian Coleman recovered from his surprise defeat against Justin Gatlin to ease through to the 200m semi-finals at the US World Championship trials on Saturday.The 21-year-old rising star of American sprinting, stunned by veteran Gatlin in the 100m …

June 24, 2017

Ronaldo delight as Portugal reach Confed football semis

Cristiano Ronaldo expressed his delight at firing Portugal into the Confederations Cup semi-finals after netting his 75th international goal in Saturday’s 4-0 thrashing of New Zealand.”I’m very happy to be in the semi-finals. We’re confident and want t…

June 24, 2017

Putin praises Russia’s ‘unique’ spy network

President Vladimir Putin on Saturday praised Russia’s network of intelligence officers as “unique people” who are devoted to the country.”To give up their life, their nearest and dearest and leave the country for many years, and to dedicate one’s life…

June 24, 2017

French President shows game side to support Paris Olympics 2024

French President Emmanuel Macron tried his hand at sports including boxing and wheelchair tennis to support Paris’ bid to host the 2024 Olympics on Saturday.Paris and Los Angeles are vying for the Games and as part of the French capital’s campaign orga…

June 24, 2017

UN calls on Haiti government to step up

The UN Security Council on Saturday urged Haiti’s government to take on a more active role in the country’s development, as international peacekeepers prepare to pull out after a 13-year mission.”It is important to stress that we expect a stronger leve…

June 24, 2017