NBA: Lue rips ’embarrassing’ Smith blunder

Cleveland Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue said Wednesday he had spoken to J.R. Smith over his "embarrassing" hug with a former team-mate during the NBA champions' defeat to Milwaukee.Lue was left furious after Smith hugged Bucks bench player Jason Terry on ...

Action star Donnie Yen wants to be ‘good example’

Action star Donnie Yen placed his deadly hands and feet in cement at Hollywood's TCL Chinese Theatre Wednesday, voicing hope that his career would inspire fellow Asians to take up acting.The martial artist -- a multiple world champion in the wushu figh...

Nice in pole as ton-up Cavani keeps PSG in hunt

Paris Saint-Germain hotshot Edinson Cavani bagged his 100th goal for the club in a 2-0 win over Angers on Wednesday to keep the reigning Ligue 1 champions on the heels of leaders Nice.Cavani scored from the spot, adding to Thiago Silva's opener to roun...

Spain arrests 45 over suspected Georgian burglary ring

Spanish police have arrested 45 suspected members of a Georgian burglary ring that broke into more than 100 homes, a force spokeswoman said Wednesday after a coordinated nationwide sweep.In 26 searches carried out Tuesday, officers seized 75 watches, f...

New York’s Lincoln Center to remember Leonard Cohen

New York's Lincoln Center on Wednesday announced a low-key memorial for legendary poet and singer Leonard Cohen next week, with the art complex simply to play his songs.Lincoln Center -- the campus of premier US art institutions including the Metropoli...

Brazil central bank cuts interest rate again

Brazil's central bank cut its key interest rate Wednesday for the second month running, as data showed that the recession hitting Latin America's largest economy continued into the third quarter.The central bank lowered the benchmark Selic rate by a qu...

Southampton stun Arsenal in League Cup

Southampton dealt Arsenal a shock defeat in the English League Cup quarter-finals on Wednesday as goals from Jordy Clasie and Ryan Bertrand earned Claude Puel's side a 2-0 win.Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger had been hoping to win the competition for the...

Raonic splits with Moya despite record year

Canada's Milos Raonic parted ways with coach Carloa Moya on Wednesday despite a season which saw him reach his first Grand Slam final and finish at three in the world.The 25-year-old only teamed up with former French Open champion Moya in January befor...

Army assault leaves bodies strewn in Aleppo streets

The Syrian army's advance into rebel-held east Aleppo has deprived families of anywhere to hide and left shredded bodies of men, women and children strewn in the streets.Previously, civilians in the eastern sector of the city could try to take shelter ...

Tens of thousands flee east Aleppo

More than 50,000 Syrians have joined a growing exodus of terrified civilians from east Aleppo, a monitor said Wednesday, as the UN Security Council was set for emergency talks on fighting in the city.

Boost in events, money coming on 2017 LPGA Tour

LPGA commissioner Mike Whan unveiled a 2017 tour schedule Wednesday that features a $4.35 million (4.1 million euros) prize money boost and more tournaments than the 2016 campaign.There will be four new LPGA events but three others that will not return...

Fans mass at Brazil football stadium to mourn dead players

Thousands of Brazilians who had been expecting to spend Wednesday night cheering their beloved Chapecoense football team in its hour of glory were instead gathering at the home stadium to mourn dead players.The reality of late Monday's crash in the Col...

UN panel rebuffs Britain over Assange ruling

A UN panel has rejected Britain's request to review a ruling that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is being arbitrarily detained, according to a statement released late Wednesday in Geneva.Having initially issued its opinion in favour of Assange in Feb...