Froome extends Sky contract to 2020

Three-time Tour de France champion Chris Froome has signed a contract extension with Team Sky until 2020, the team announced on the eve of his Tour defence.Froome had already revealed on Wednesday that the extension was close to being signed.”I’ve been…

June 30, 2017

Body of Berlin attack suspect returned to Tunisia

The body of Anis Amri, the Tunisian blamed for the deadly truck attack on a Berlin Christmas market, was repatriated to the North African country on Friday for burial.The remains of the 24-year-old, who was shot dead by Italian police on December 23 wh…

June 30, 2017

Jadhav, Dhoni star with bat for India in third ODI

Kedar Jadhav triggered a late run explosion in partnership with Mahendra Singh Dhoni as India reached 251 for four batting first against the West Indies at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua on Friday.Dhoni top-scored in the third fixture of a …

June 30, 2017

Venus Williams faces lawsuit over deadly crash

The family of a man who died in a car crash involving Venus Williams plan to sue the tennis superstar, a lawyer said Friday.Attorney Michael Steinger told ABC television’s “Good Morning America” that the family of Jerome Barson would file a wrongful de…

June 30, 2017

Adele hints at retirement from touring

English balladeer Adele, one of the top-selling artists of the 21st century, says she may rtire from live performances as she winds up a massive tour.The 29-year-old singer thanked fans in a message Thursday night at London’s Wembley Arena, where she i…

June 30, 2017

Trump, Erdogan hold phone call on Qatar crisis

US President Donald Trump spoke with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday regarding the diplomatic isolation of Qatar by its Gulf neighbors, whose demands include the closure of a Turkish military base in the emirate.Saudi Arabia, the…

June 30, 2017

Coetzee staying as Erasmus hired, stress South Africa

South Africa coach Allister Coetzee will not be replaced, the national rugby body insisted Friday after announcing that Johan “Rassie” Erasmus had been appointed director of rugby. The contract of former Springbok loose forward Erasmus with Irish prov…

June 30, 2017

Djokovic marches into Eastbourne final, Konta withdraws

Novak Djokovic eased into the Eastbourne final on Friday after beating Russia’s Daniil Medvedev, but Johanna Konta’s Wimbledon participation is in doubt after the Briton withdrew from her women’s semi-final.Top seed Djokovic, playing the week before Wi…

June 30, 2017

Mexican mother-activist’s suspected killers arrested

Mexican authorities have arrested two suspected killers of an activist who helped families search for their missing children, calling her murder an apparent revenge attack by escaped inmates she helped jail.Miriam Rodriguez Martinez was well-known in M…

June 30, 2017

Nash, Turiaf to help develop top global talent

Former NBA players Steve Nash, Ronny Turiaf and Adonal Foyle were among six people named Friday to an advisory committee guiding strategy for the NBA’s elite talent international training centers.The move follows the launch of NBA academies in China, A…

June 30, 2017

League delays 2018 China game plans, eyes 2019

The NFL is delaying plans to try staging a game in China until 2019, when a contest could kick off 100th anniversary celebrations, a league official told Sports Business Journal.NFL executive vice president of international Mark Waller said the league …

June 30, 2017