Alonso wary of United threat, Spurs ready to pounce

Chelsea defender Marcos Alonso has warned the leaders to beware of a Manchester United backlash, while Mauricio Pochettino believes Tottenham can provide a dramatic finale to the title race.With just seven games remaining, Chelsea are looking to land t...

Brazilian artist paints ‘biggest’ ever mural

Many painters struggle to get their work viewed but Brazilian street artist Eduardo Kobra won't have a problem -- his most recent work is billed as the biggest in the world.The prolific Kobra takes as his canvas the sides of the Cacau Show factory on o...

Brazil gets anti-doping boost, Doha lab reinstated – WADA

The World Anti-Doping Agency has removed Brazil from its blacklist of non-compliant nations while ending its suspension of Doha's testing laboratory, the agency said Thursday.A WADA statement said Brazil taken off the list of non-compliant nations afte...

Health code violations at Trump’s country club restaurant

It costs $200,000 to join and recent VIP guests have included the leaders of Japan and China.But the restaurant at President Donald Trump's private country club Mar-a-Lago in Florida was cited for 13 health code violations during an inspection in Janua...

Trump says N. Korea ‘will be taken care of’

US President Donald Trump vowed Thursday that the "problem" of North Korea "will be taken care of," as speculation mounted that Pyongyang might be preparing another nuclear or missile test."North Korea is a problem, the problem will be taken care of," ...

Dendoncker denies United, violence mars Lyon-Besiktas

Leander Dendoncker struck late to snatch a 1-1 draw for Anderlecht against Manchester United in the first leg of Thursday's Europa League quarter-final, while crowd trouble overshadowed Lyon's tie with Besiktas.Belgian international midfielder Dendonck...

Steelers owner Rooney dies aged 84

Pittsburgh Steelers owner Dan Rooney, who helped build the franchise into the most successful NFL team in history, died Thursday aged 84, the team announced.Rooney, who also served as former US ambassador to Ireland between 2009 and 2012, was widely cr...

US says chemical weapons attack in Syria was ‘war crime’

The Syrian government's suspected chemical weapons attack on civilians last week amounts to a "war crime," the US State Department said Thursday.It also ridiculed comments by President Bashar al-Assad in an interview with AFP to the effect that the all...

Violence, pitch invasion delays Lyon v Besiktas clash

Fans poured onto the pitch at the Europa League clash between Lyon and Besiktas on Thursday, delaying the start of a high-risk match already hit by violence in the run-up to kick-off.The 1905 GMT start of the quarter-final first leg was delayed by 45 m...

US could challenge for 2026 World Cup – Arena

United States coach Bruce Arena believes the American national team would be genuine challengers for the 2026 World Cup if the country makes a successful bid to host the tournament.The United States, Canada and Mexico on Monday announced a joint bid to...

Saturn moon has necessary conditions to harbor life: NASA

An ice-encrusted moon orbiting Saturn appears to have the conditions necessary for life, NASA announced Thursday, unveiling new findings made by its unmanned Cassini spacecraft.Cassini has detected hydrogen molecules in vapor plumes emanating from crac...

Nowitzki confirms return for 20th season

Dallas Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzki on Thursday reiterated his desire to play a 20th year with the club next season, and believes he could even play past his 40th birthday.Nowitzki, who turns 39 in June, said last month he planned to honor the final tw...

Egypt says second church bomber identified after Sisi pledge

The authorities in Egypt said on Thursday they had identified the second of two jihadist bombers who targeted Coptic Christian Palm Sunday services last week.The interior ministry made the announcement after President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi pledged as he...

Egypt says second church suicide bomber identified

Egypt's interior ministry said Thursday it had identified the bomber who targeted a Palm Sunday service at a Coptic Christian church in the northern city of Tanta, killing 28 people.The previous day, the ministry had named the man it said was the bombe...