Boxing gets big new platforms even as HBO exits sport

Sports 11/21/18, 11:52

Dmitry Bivol knew where he wanted to go in his boxing career — straight to the top of one of the HBO cards he used to watch replays of while growing up in Russia.Now Bivol is a light heavyweight champion — and on Saturday night he'll finally be an HBO ...

UK’s May to meet EU chief Juncker as Brexit deadline looms

Europe 11/21/18, 04:45

British Prime Minister Theresa May is flying to Brussels to meet European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker in a bid to finalize a Brexit agreement between the U.K. and the European Union.The two sides agreed last week on a document sealing the terms of Britain's departure, but are still working to ...

Germany’s Merkel calls for creation of an EU army

Europe 11/13/18, 10:32

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says the European Union should work toward creating its own joint army, just after marking the centenary of the end of World War I with world leaders in France.Merkel told EU lawmakers Tuesday that "we have to work on the vision of one day creating a ...

Man at center of Nobel body scandal tests rape conviction

Europe 11/12/18, 10:17

The man at the center of the scandal at the academy that awards the Nobel Prize in literature has arrived at a Swedish appeals court in handcuffs, hoping his rape conviction and a two-year prison sentence will be reversed.Jean-Claude Arnault declined to answer reporters' questions as he arrived at the ...

PSG says it was not aware scouts were racially profiling

Soccer 11/08/18, 17:08

Paris Saint-Germain says it was not aware some club scouts outside the capital were secretly and illegally profiled potential young recruits with lists containing their ethnic origins.PSG acknowledged that forms with "illegal content were used between 2013 and 2018", but declined responsibility for implementing the policy.Speaking of his shock at ...

EU Brexit envoy says ‘much more work’ needed to clinch deal

Europe 11/08/18, 05:30

The European Union's Brexit negotiator says gaps must still be bridged in talks on the U.K.'s departure from the bloc, with time running out to secure a deal.Michel Barnier told The Associated Press Thursday that "we need much more work" to clinch an agreement.Disagreement over how to keep goods flowing ...

Boyle’s hat trick helps Devils defeat Penguins

Hockey 11/05/18, 23:14

Brian Boyle scored three times for his first career hat trick, and the New Jersey Devils beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 5-1 on Monday.Boyle got his natural hat trick on "Hockey Fights Cancer" night in Pittsburgh. It included two power-play goals and two redirections in front of the net.The 33-year-old Boyle ...

A guide to the 2018-19 college basketball season

Basketball 11/05/18, 18:53

The 2017-18 college basketball had everything a fan could want. Standout performances, a No. 1 seed finally falling in first game of the NCAA Tournament and Villanova cutting down the nets for the second time in three seasons.Oh, and Sister Jean and Chicago-Loyola giving hope to underdogs everywhere by reaching ...

Greiss, Islanders blank Devils 3-0

Hockey 11/03/18, 21:54

Thomas Greiss made 35 saves for his first shutout of the season, and the New York Islanders beat the New Jersey Devils 3-0 on Saturday night for their fifth straight win.It was Greiss' ninth career shutout. Dating to Oct. 28, Greiss has allowed just four goals on 114 shots.Jordan Eberle, ...

Another letdown leaves Lions alone in last

Football 10/29/18, 19:25

After a listless home loss this past weekend, Detroit defensive lineman Ricky Jean Francois called out his team."I just want everybody to lock back in. Lock in for these next 10 weeks, just lock in," Jean Francois said after Sunday's 28-14 loss to Seattle."Leave everything else alone outside of this ...

March magic still resonates for Loyola’s Sister Jean

Sports 10/29/18, 12:15

Not a day goes by that Sister Jean Dolores Schmidt doesn't think about the magic and madness of last March.She recalls waking up in Dallas before Loyola-Chicago's first NCAA Tournament game in 33 years and realizing: "Oh my goodness, this is for real. It's not a dream."It sure seemed like ...

Family of Botham Jean files suit against ex-Dallas cop

U.S. 10/26/18, 14:09

The family of a 26-year-old black man who was shot and killed in his own apartment by a white former Dallas police officer filed a federal lawsuit on Friday.The suit argued that Amber Guyger used excessive force when she gunned down Botham Jean, a 26-year-old native of St. Lucia, inside ...

Lions hope Snacks Harrison can help stuff Seahawks on ground

Football 10/25/18, 18:33

The Detroit Lions boosted their chances of slowing down Seattle's running game and contending in the NFC North with one major move.Lions general manager Bob Quinn acquired Damon "Snacks" Harrison from the New York Giants for a fifth-round pick, adding one of the NFL's top interior defensive linemen to help ...

Rush’s wife testifies actor wept denying allegations

Entertainment 10/24/18, 08:30

The wife of actor Geoffrey Rush cried as she told a Sydney court on Wednesday how he had wept and curled up in the fetal position following newspaper allegations he had behaved inappropriately toward a female co-star.Rush himself also admitted to the court he may have described the co-star, Eryn ...

Top scientists say Brexit could hurt research across Europe

Europe 10/23/18, 00:30

Top scientists from around Europe warned Tuesday that Brexit could leave Britain and the European Union "more insular," harming research across the continent.A letter signed by 29 Nobel laureates and six winners of the Fields Medal mathematics prize urged British Prime Minister Theresa May and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker ...

Geoffrey Rush’s defamation trial against Sydney paper starts

Entertainment 10/21/18, 23:16

Geoffrey Rush's lawyer told a court on Monday the Australian actor was "a national living treasure" who had no scandal attached to his name before a Sydney newspaper last year published allegations of inappropriate behavior toward a female co-star.The Oscar-winning actor faced a large media pack as he entered Sydney's ...

EU chief plays down trans-Atlantic trade rift concerns

Europe 10/18/18, 11:30

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker is playing down trans-Atlantic trade tensions after U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross accused the EU of dragging its feet in exploratory trade talks.Amid fears of an all-out trade war, Juncker met U.S. President Donald Trump in July to start talks intended to achieve "zero tariffs" ...

Hockey’s Rooney, Nordic skiing’s Masters earn WSF awards

Hockey 10/18/18, 10:44

U.S. goaltender Maddie Rooney and Paralympic Nordic skier Oksana Masters have been selected Sportswomen of the Year by the Women's Sports Foundation.Rooney made the winning save in the gold-medal shootout against Canada at the Olympics in South Korea. The victory ended Canada's streak of four straight Olympic women's hockey titles.In ...

US criticizes EU for moving too slowly in trade talks

Europe 10/17/18, 08:31

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross on Wednesday criticized the European Union for moving too slowly in trade talks and warned that President Donald Trump's patience with the Europeans might soon run out.Amid rising trans-Atlantic tensions and fears of an all-out trade war, Trump and EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker ...

Outburst of firebrand far-left French leader prompts probe

Europe 10/17/18, 03:03

The Paris prosecutor's office announced Wednesday that legal proceedings have been opened against France's firebrand far-left leader Jean-Luc Melenchon for intimidation and violence against anti-corruption investigators.The 2017 presidential candidate was captured on video Tuesday angrily shouting "I am the Republic" and "kick down the doors, comrades!" before pushing an investigator ...

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