Cavs officials downplay tension between James, Irving

Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert and general manager Koby Altman downplayed reports of tension between superstar LeBron James and Kyrie Irving Wednesday, but neither confirmed nor denied that Irving had requested a trade."These things are fluid," ...

Djokovic hopes to imitate take-a-break Federer

July 26, 2016: Roger Federer announces he is shutting down his season to rest a knee injury and will return in January 2017.July 26, 2017: Novak Djokovic announces he is shutting down his season to rest an elbow injury and will return in January 2018.S...

Finish your antibiotics course? Maybe not, experts say

British disease experts on Thursday suggested doing away with the "incorrect" advice to always finish a course of antibiotics, saying the approach was fuelling the spread of drug resistance.Rather than stopping antibiotics too early, the cause of resis...

Former Fiat Chrysler US exec indicted in union payoff scheme

A Detroit grand jury on Wednesday indicted a former Fiat Chrysler executive in charge of negotiating US labor agreements, charging him with raiding a workers' training fund to benefit himself and union officers.Alphons Iacobelli, an executive at FCA US...

Tillerson denies suggestions he will resign

US Secretary of State on Wednesday Rex Tillerson denied suggestions that he plans to resign because of disagreement with the White House."I'm not going anywhere," Tillerson told reporters said as received Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abd...

Coca-Cola launches revamped diet cola in US as earnings drop

Coca-Cola announced plans Wednesday to launch a revamped "Coke Zero" in the United States as it expands offerings of low-sugar and non-carbonated beverages amid flagging demand for sweet sodas. The soda, "Coke-Cola Zero Sugar," which is already on the ...

Actor Jason Bateman gets Hollywood star

Emmy-nominated actor Jason Bateman was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Wednesday, 30 years after breaking into the movies in "Teen Wolf Too.""Friends" star Jennifer Aniston, who appeared in five films with Bateman, and Will Arnett,...

France, Austria reach women’s Euro quarter-finals

A late Camille Abily free-kick sent 10-woman France through to the women's Euro quarter-finals after a 1-1 draw against Switzerland, alongside newcomers Austria who routed Iceland 3-0 on Wednesday.In Breda, Switzerland took the lead on 19 minutes when ...

US-backed Syria force ousts IS from half of Raqa

A US-backed alliance has ousted Islamic State group jihadists from half of their Syrian bastion Raqa, a monitor said Wednesday, less than two months after its fighters broke into the city.The Syrian Democratic Forces have been fighting for several mont...

Facebook profit jumps as user ranks grow

Facebook on Wednesday reported that its quarterly profit leapt 71 percent from a year ago to $3.9 billion as it dished out money-making ads to its more than two billion users.Revenue in the recently-ended quarter climbed 45 percent to $9.3 billion, Fac...

Sharapova says suspension only fueled passion for game

Five-time Grand Slam champion Maria Sharapova says her 15-month doping ban has only fueled her passion for tennis.The former world number one from Russia, preparing to play at Stanford next week in her first WTA tournament in the United States since he...

Greek PM hopeful new bond will open access to ECB funds

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Wednesday claimed that his country's first bond sale in three years would help convince the European Central Bank to provide additional liquidity to its struggling economy.Tsipras argued that the "positive" sale w...