Cowboys, Yankees top Man United as world’s most valued teams

With the NFL’s top sponsorship and premium seating revenues, the Dallas Cowboys were named the world’s most valuable sports team Wednesday by Forbes magazine in its annual top-50 ranking.The Cowboys, who have not won a Super Bowl since 1996, jumped fiv…

July 12, 2017

Personal computer market continues to slump

Worldwide shipments of personal computers continued to slump in the recently ended quarter but showed signs of stabilizing, according to figures released Wednesday by market trackers.Preliminary estimates released by Gartner indicated that 61.1 million…

July 12, 2017

US panel urges approval of cutting-edge cancer therapy

An advisory panel on Wednesday unanimously urged the US Food and Drug Administration to approve a cutting-edge cancer therapy that genetically alters a patient’s own immune system to attack leukemia.The treatment known as CTL019 was developed by lead r…

July 12, 2017

Small improvements to eating habits may prolong life: study

It’s hard to eat right all the time, but making small improvements by choosing healthier foods now and then may significantly boost one’s chances of living longer, said a US study Wednesday.The report in the New England Journal of Medicine is the first…

July 12, 2017

Zach’s back at John Deere with eyes on another Open

Zach Johnson is among 18 Americans using this week’s US PGA John Deere Classic as a final tuneup for next week’s British Open, where he seeks a second win in three tries.Johnson’s 2015 victory at St. Andrews, defeating Australian Marc Leishman and Sout…

July 12, 2017

Horn wants Pacquiao rematch to settle rules row

Australian Jeff Horn has no doubt that he was a deserving conqueror of Manny Pacquiao but believes only a rematch with the Filipino star will settle the controversy once and for all.Horn stunned the boxing world with a unanimous 12-round decision over …

July 12, 2017

Trump says he gets along ‘very, very well’ with Putin

US President Donald Trump said in an interview Wednesday that he has a good relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin, after the two met for more than two hours in Hamburg last week.”People said, ‘Oh, they shouldn’t get along.’ Well, who are t…

July 12, 2017

Disneyland China falls a-fowl of huge turkey leg demand

Over nearly a century Disney has exported US culture across the globe, but the company was astonished to find one slice of Americana wildly popular in China — the turkey leg.The entertainment giant opened its $5.5 billion theme park in Shanghai in Jun…

July 12, 2017

Fuglsang to continue Tour despite wrist fracture

Denmark’s Jakob Fuglsang will carry on riding the Tour de France despite suffering two small fractures in his left wrist in a fall on Wednesday’s 11th stage, his Astana team confirmed.Fuglsang’s team confirmed that tests after the stage into Pau showed…

July 12, 2017

Former Brazil president Lula convicted of graft

Brazil’s former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva was convicted of graft on Wednesday, becoming the biggest scalp yet in a sprawling political corruption probe engulfing Latin America’s largest economy.Campaigning anti-corruption judge Sergio Moro se…

July 12, 2017

ISIS leader al-Baghdadi reported dead for 2nd time in 2 months

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of Islamic State (IS, former ISIS/ISIL), has been reported dead for the second time in as many months, casting yet more doubt on the fate of the elusive jihadist commander.
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July 12, 2017

Blood test may help find early pancreatic cancer

A new blood test may accurately detect pancreatic cancer in its early stages, offering new hope for people at risk of this fast-moving and often fatal disease, researchers said Wednesday.Typically, pancreatic cancer is discovered when the tumors are to…

July 12, 2017

New way to see artery damage before heart disease sets in

Researchers have developed a new way to non-invasively peer into a person’s arteries, detect inflammation, and possibly ward off heart disease before it becomes too severe to treat, a study said Wednesday.Heart disease is the top killer of men and wome…

July 12, 2017