Williams relies on Plan B to reaches Australian Open QFs
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 00:50:16 -0500
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — With her serve misfiring and the ball coming back at her from some irregular angles, it was time for Serena Williams to go to Plan B.
They're Back: Brady and Patriots win AFC, 36-17 vs Steelers
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 00:49:00 -0500
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The Tom Brady redemption tour is headed to the Super Bowl.
Syrian opposition will only discuss ceasefire at Kazakhstan peace talks: spokesman
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 00:42:44 -0500
-nASTANA (Reuters) - The Syrian opposition delegation attending peace talks set to open in the Kazakh capital on Monday will only discuss ways to salvage a fragile Russian-Turkish ceasefire it sees as having been mainly violated by Iranian-backed militias in Syria. "We will not enter into any political discussions and everything revolves over abiding by the ceasefire and the humanitarian dimension of easing the suffering of Syrians under siege and release of detainees and delivery of aid," Yahya al Aridi, a spokesman for the opposition delegation, told Reuters. "The Syrian regime has an interest in diverting attention from these issues.
Samsung blames Galaxy Note 7 fires on faulty batteries
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 00:42:22 -0500
The world's biggest smartphone maker Samsung blamed faulty batteries on Monday for the fires that led to last year's humiliating recall of its flagship Galaxy Note 7 device. Samsung Electronics was forced to discontinue the smartphone, originally intended to compete with Apple's iPhone, after a chaotic recall that saw replacement devices also catching fire. The debacle cost the South Korean company billions in lost profit and reputational damage, in a torrid period which has also seen it embroiled in the corruption scandal that has resulted in President Park Geun-Hye's impeachment.
US lawmakers call for action on Venezuela food corruption
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 00:41:46 -0500
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan officials may face U.S. sanctions for profiting from food shortages that have exacerbated hunger in the South American country.
Steelers tip hat to Super Bowl-bound Patriots
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 00:41:43 -0500
By Larry Fine FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (Reuters) - Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin and his players were gracious in defeat after falling one hurdle short of the Super Bowl, praising the Patriots for being the better team on Sunday. "I tip my cap to those guys, they are the champions of the AFC and rightfully so," Tomlin said after the 36-17 loss at Gillette Stadium in the American Football Conference title game. "We didn't get the things done that we wanted to get done ... to be competitive and close." Tomlin lamented that the Patriots were able to dictate the pace of play.
Asian shares mixed after Trump inauguration, dollar weakens
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 00:28:39 -0500
BEIJING (AP) — Japanese stocks tumbled while Chinese markets gained Monday after U.S. President Donald Trump promised "American first" policies, adding to concern about possible protectionism.
Lacrosse days a distant memory for Patriots standout Hogan
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 00:22:33 -0500
The 28-year-old from Connecticut caught nine passes and scored two touchdowns, the second of them on a 34-yard flea flicker from quarterback Tom Brady, to help New England complete a 36-17 win on Sunday that earned them a spot in the Super Bowl. For Hogan, who was signed by the Patriots as a free agent in March last year after head coach Bill Belichick described him as a "burner" with extraordinary athleticism, it was simply the latest chance for him to make the most of opportunities.
Suns burn Raptors, 'Wolves rally past Nuggets
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 00:17:24 -0500
Eric Bledsoe exploded for 40 points as the Phoenix Suns claimed another win over the Toronto Raptors with a 115-103 victory at the Air Canada Center arena. The Suns are riding a modest two game win streak and have now taken both games of the season series against the Raptors. Devin Booker on Sunday added 20 points for the Suns.
Protesters take control of Mexican border crossing with US
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 00:14:42 -0500
TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — Protesters took control of vehicle lanes at one of the busiest crossings on the U.S. border Sunday to oppose Mexican gasoline price hikes, waving through motorists into Mexico after Mexican authorities abandoned their posts.