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Boxing: Joshua takes revenge on Ruiz in Saudi Arabia rematch

Posted 3 hours ago

Britain's Anthony Joshua beat Andy Ruiz Jr on a unanimous points decision in Saudi Arabia on Sunday to seize back the heavyweight world championship belts he lost to his Mexican-American opponent in a shock upset last June. [Link]

Golf: Stenson wins World Challenge as Woods fades

Posted 5 hours ago

Henrik Stenson almost made albatross at the 15th hole en route to a one-shot victory over Jon Rahm at the Hero World Challenge on Saturday as tournament host Tiger Woods faded down the stretch in the Bahamas. [Link]

Bobsleigh: Former Canadian Humphries triumphs in World Cup debut with U.S.

Posted 5 hours ago

Kaille Humphries, who switched competitive allegiance from Canada in September, triumphed in her World Cup debut for the United States on Saturday in Lake Placid, New York. [Link]

Doping: UKAD Athlete Commission wants strict sanctions on Russia over doping

Posted 9 hours ago

(This 06th December story is corrected to make clear statement is from the UKAD Athlete Commission) [Link]

Report: Cavaliers open to trading Love

Posted 9 hours ago

The Cleveland Cavaliers will consider trading All-Star power forward Kevin Love before the Feb. 6 deadline, according to a report from ESPN. [Link]

Report: Rangers reach deal with righty Lyles

Posted 9 hours ago

Right-hander Jordan Lyles has agreed to a two-year, $16 million deal with the Texas Rangers, according to ESPN's Jeff Passan. [Link]

Air strikes kill at least 20 in Syria's Idlib: Observatory, activists

Posted 11 hours ago

Air strikes by Syrian government and Russian forces killed at least 20 people in rebel-held northwestern Syria on Saturday, activists and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. [Link]

United States and Iran swap prisoners in rare act of cooperation

Posted 11 hours ago

The United States and Iran each freed a prisoner on Saturday in a rare swap, an act of cooperation between two longtime foes whose ties have worsened since President Donald Trump took office. [Link]

U.S. hopes U.S. citizen's release means more progress possible with Iran

Posted 11 hours ago

The United States is hopeful that the release of U.S. citizen Xiyue Wang by Iran will lead to the freeing of other Americans held there and is a sign Tehran is willing to come to the table to talk about other issues, a senior U.S. administration official said on Saturday. [Link]

Musk's defamation win may reset legal landscape for social media

Posted 11 hours ago

((This December 6 story is refiled to fix typo in quote in paragraph nine)) [Link]

Tesla boss Elon Musk wins defamation trial over his 'pedo guy' tweet

Posted 11 hours ago

Tesla Inc boss Elon Musk emerged victorious on Friday from a closely watched defamation trial as a federal court jury swiftly rejected the $190 million claim brought against him by a British cave explorer who Musk had branded a "pedo guy" on Twitter. [Link]

Rocket hits Iraqi cleric's home following deadly Baghdad attack

Posted 11 hours ago

A rocket fired from a drone targeted the home of populist Iraqi cleric Moqtada al-Sadr on Saturday, lawmakers from his Saeroon party said, following one of the capital's bloodiest nights in recent weeks. [Link]

More French protests see roads blocked, trains disrupted and scuffles in Paris

Posted 12 hours ago

Truckers blocked roads in about 10 regions around France on Saturday to protest against a planned reduction in tax breaks on diesel for road transport, while train and metro services remained heavily disrupted by a strike against pension reform. [Link]

Factbox: Reactions to Iran-U.S. prisoner swap

Posted 12 hours ago

The United States and Iran swapped prisoners - a Chinese-American detained for three years on spying charges and an imprisoned Iranian - on Saturday in a rare act of cooperation between two longtime foes. [Link]

Timeline of the Russia doping case

Posted 13 hours ago

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) will on Monday consider a recommendation from its compliance committee to hand Russia a four-year Olympic ban as part of a sanctions package to punish Moscow for handing WADA doctored and incomplete laboratory data. [Link]

Indian rape victim dies in hospital after being set ablaze

Posted 13 hours ago

A 23-year-old rape victim set on fire by a gang of men, which included her alleged rapists, has died in a New Delhi hospital, prompting protests from opposition leaders who blamed the ruling party for failing to check incidents of violence against women. [Link]

UK minister says concerned about election interference after leak of documents linked to Russia

Posted 13 hours ago

The leak of classified UK-U.S. trade documents online, tied to a previous Russian disinformation campaign, has all the hallmarks of an attempt to interfere in Britain's upcoming election, a British minister said on Saturday. [Link]

Hong Kong police chief promises flexibility ahead of rally

Posted 13 hours ago

Hong Kong's new police commissioner said on Saturday his force would take a flexible approach to pro-democracy demonstrations as the city gears up for a rally on Sunday that is expected to draw a huge crowd. [Link]

Lebanon appeals to more states for help with imports

Posted 14 hours ago

Lebanon appealed to more friendly states on Saturday to help it import essential goods as it wrestles with an acute economic crisis and hard currency shortages, the office of caretaker Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri said. [Link]

Pope meets with Maltese PM hit by scandal over reporter's murder

Posted 14 hours ago

Pope Francis on Saturday gave a private audience to outgoing Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat, ignoring an appeal to cancel the meeting with a premier engulfed in crisis over a probe into a murdered journalist. [Link]

Slovak ex-PM Fico left party congress to seek medical treatment: reports

Posted 14 hours ago

Former Slovak prime minister Robert Fico left the annual congress of the main ruling Smer party, which he still leads, on Saturday to seek medical treatment, Slovak media reported. [Link]

Germany's SPD slip in polls after choosing new leftist leaders

Posted 14 hours ago

Support for Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) has fallen after members last week chose as leaders a leftist duo who are skeptical about remaining in government with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives, a poll showed on Saturday. [Link]

China's top diplomat tells Pompeo U.S. should stop interfering in China's internal affairs

Posted 15 hours ago

China's top diplomat Yang Jiechi told U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in a phone call on Saturday that the United States should stop interfering in China's internal affairs, according to a report by state TV. [Link]

Johnson, Corbyn wage Brexit battle in final debate before UK election

Posted 15 hours ago

Prime Minister Boris Johnson and opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn clashed over Brexit on Friday in the last televised debate before next week's election that will determine the path for Britain's departure from the European Union. [Link]

Hong Kong AmCham president denied entry to Macau

Posted 15 hours ago

The president of the American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) in Hong Kong said on Saturday she was denied entry to the neighboring Chinese-ruled city of Macau after being detained for around two hours by immigration officials. [Link]

Ericsson to pay over $1 billion to resolve U.S. corruption probes

Posted 16 hours ago

Swedish mobile telecoms company Ericsson has agreed to pay over $1 billion to resolve probes into corruption, including the bribing of government officials, the U.S. Department of Justice said on Friday. [Link]

Kenya police officers among 10 killed in bus attack

Posted 17 hours ago

Kenyan police officers were among those killed when gunmen suspected to be from Islamist militant group al Shabaab attacked a bus on Friday near the border with Somalia, President Uhuru Kenyatta's office said on Saturday. [Link]

Qaboos of Oman to undergo medical checks in Belgium

Posted 18 hours ago

Oman's Sultan Qaboos will travel to Belgium on Saturday for unspecified medical checks, his court said. [Link]

NBA roundup: Lakers blast Blazers

Posted 18 hours ago

Anthony Davis delivered 39 points, nine rebounds and three blocked shots as the Los Angeles Lakers rolled to a 136-113 victory over the host Portland Trail Blazers on Friday night. [Link]

Top 25 basketball roundup: No. 4 Michigan overcomes 44 from Iowa's Garza

Posted 18 hours ago

Six Michigan players scored in double figures Friday night, leading the fourth-ranked Wolverines to a 103-91 win over Iowa in the Big Ten opener for both teams in Ann Arbor, Mich. [Link]


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