Cancer confirmed for Pirates pitcher Taillon

Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Jameson Taillon is fighting testicular cancer, according to medical tests, the Major League Baseball club's trainer said Wednesday.Pirates trainer Todd Tomczyk said tissue removed from the 25-year-old right-handed starter in ...

UK survey finds 28,000 plant species for medical use

More than 28,000 species of plants around the world have a medical use but poor documentation means people are not making the most of the health benefits, according to a survey released on Thursday.Britain's Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew in London recor...

Special counsel to probe Trump-Russia links

The US Department of Justice Wednesday named a former head of the FBI as special counsel to lead the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election, and possible collusion with Donald Trump's team.The US president stands accused of seeking to...

Derby winner Always Dreaming made 4-5 Preakness favorite

Kentucky Derby winner Always Dreaming was made the 4-5 favorite Wednesday for the 142nd Preakness, being drawn into the fourth starting spot in Saturday's 10-horse field at Pimlico.The dark colt, ridden by John Velazquez, captured the first leg in Amer...

Pumas mission takes edge off Robshaw’s Lions rugby loss

Chris Robshaw is determined not to let the fact he has missed out on selection for the British and Irish Lions cloud his enjoyment of England's upcoming two-Test tour of Argentina.The long-arranged fixtures against the Pumas have been given added signi...

Washington’s UN envoy to travel to Jordan, Turkey

US Ambassador Nikki Haley will make her first trip overseas this week as Washington's envoy to the United Nations, traveling to Jordan and Turkey to focus on the plight of Syrian refugees. Haley will meet with government officials and representatives ...

Golf: Judge says Singh case against PGA should go to trial

A New York State Supreme Court judge has ruled that a lawsuit by former world number one Vijay Singh of Fiji against the US PGA Tour should go to trial.Judge Eileen Bransten partially denied the tour's request for a summary judgment on the case filed b...

Cisco cuts 1,100 jobs as earnings disappoint

Network equipment maker Cisco Systems said Wednesday it was cutting 1,100 jobs after reporting weaker-than-expected financial results in the past quarter.Following the announcement Cisco shares slumped more than five percent in after-hours trading.Cisc...

Monaco claim first French football title in 17 years

Teenage star Kylian Mbappe helped Monaco secure their first Ligue 1 title in 17 years with his 15th goal of the season in Wednesday's 2-0 victory at home to Saint-Etienne.The 18-year-old raced clear of the visiting defence to nervelessly roll in the op...

Treble-chasing Juventus beat Lazio to Italian Cup

Dani Alves and Leonardo Bonucci struck one apiece as treble-chasing Juventus secured a record third successive Italian Cup with a 2-0 victory over Lazio at the Stadio Olimpico on Wednesday.Juventus, who won a league and Cup double the past two seasons,...

Ronaldo double puts Real Madrid within point of title

Real Madrid moved to within one point of winning La Liga as Cristiano Ronaldo struck twice to down Celta Vigo 4-1 on Wednesday.The European champions lead Barcelona by three points at the top of the table and now need to just avoid defeat at Malaga on ...

In battle of digital assistants, Google heads to Apple turf

Google announced Wednesday it was bringing its digital assistant to Apple iPhones as part of its effort to win the battle with tech rivals on artificial intelligence.At its annual developers conference at an outdoor concert-venue near its main campus i...

Heart-shaped diamond sells for record $15 million

The largest flawless heart-shaped diamond has sold for nearly $15 million in Geneva Wednesday, breaking a world record in its category, auction house Christie's said.The 92-carat diamond forms the centre-piece of a necklace of cultured pearls.The sale ...

Mavericks owner says team tanked late-season games

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban said Wednesday he made moves to lower his team's chances to win in order to "tank" gamaes after being eliminated from NBA playoff contention.The famously outspoken owner said on "The Dan Patrick Show" he made the moves...

Romero at the ready in Manchester United stalemate

Sergio Romero displayed some eye-catching pre-Europa League final form by saving a penalty as Manchester United drew 0-0 at Southampton in their penultimate Premier League game on Wednesday.United manager Jose Mourinho has confirmed Romero will start a...