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Oakland Raiders: What We've Learned Through Week 3 of Preseason

Oakland Raiders head coach Jack Del Rio dropped some interesting bits of insight on the evaluation of his players during a press conference after Wednesday’s practice. Some of the choice words Del Rio used to address a certain category...Show More Summary

Yordano Ventura Reemerging as a Key Cog for Championship-Hopeful Royals

It's hard to know what you're supposed to call a comeback anymore. But with Yordano Ventura, the term is sounding more and more appropriate. It was only a couple weeks ago that the Kansas City Royals demoted their 24-year-old fireballer down to the minors for the express purpose of clearing up a classic case of bad pitching. Show More Summary

Same-sex couple cheers gay marriage ruling in Kentucky

Three Kentucky county clerks who are refusing to issue marriage licenses to gay couples drew thunderous cheers from a crowd gathered at the state capitol August 22. She appealed and was told by three more federal judges on Wednesday that she would likely lose. But Bunning subsequently delayed that order until the U.S. 6th Circuit

Iran nuclear deal good for US, Israel

But the ranks of undecided Democrats are still full of quirks and wild cards, from a freshman senator from Michigan whose closest aide has a pro-Israeli government bent to lawmakers inclined toward avoiding military conflict but from states where any position in support of President Obama is toxic. This article was originally published by the

Who are the No. 1 seeds for next week’s U.S. Open?

Serena Williams looks to complete the calendar Grand Slam after previously winning the Australian Open, the French Open and Wimbledon. The U.S. Open kicks off on Monday. A possible fourth-round foe is 20-year-old Madison Keys, who reached this year’s Aussie semifinals. Williams will open against Russia’s Vitalia Diatchenko and could face Croatian Mirjana Lucic-Baroni in

Washington equipping Israel with formidable US weapons: Richard A. Falk

They believe that President Barack Obama should work to improve the deal once it is signed. And if the Iranians just want plutonium for peaceful purposes, why don’t they just get the plutonium free of charge from the Russians and the U.S., which was offered to them? Turkey was the third-most visited country this summer

Wal-Mart to stop selling AR-15s, other semiautomatic rifles

Walmart will no longer stock AR-15 rifles and other semi-automatic weapons, saying the decision is because of less demand from customers and not continued political pressure in the wake of several mass shootings in the US. Rumors about the change were circulated yesterday and confirmed to multiple sources today. Wal-Mart spokesperson Kory Lundberg told the

Stocks soar after US data, Fed official cools on rate hike

Great fall of China sinks world stocks, dollar. The dollar jumped 1.3% to 119.90 yen as of 11:48 am in New York, after slumping to 116.18 on Monday, the weakest since 16 January. U.S. rate futures rally, Barclays moves liftoff forecast to March 2016 from Sept 2015. Brazil rules out selling United States dollars reserves

Miley Cyrus goes undercover – quizzes public about what they really think

I don’t know if it’s the clothes that turn you into an asshole. Disguised as an Australian called Janet, with a full dark wig, glasses, and a fairly poor accent, Miley interviewed people on the streets asking what they thought of her. She continued, “I know you can make it seem like, Oh I just

Holding a Pretty Wheel: Warning System (Almost) Gets It Right

By now¸ you’ve gotten used to seeing a list of names on Wednesday or Thursday each week. Sometimes it’s a nice short list; others, like this week, it’s a pretty long one. Eleven teams made NASCAR’s naughty list this week, receiving written...Show More Summary

Tough decisions loom as teams turn towards end of preseason, roster cuts

There are lots of jobs to be won across the NFL over the next seven days. There are almost as many to be lost. Roster cuts are right around the corner. So, too, is the regular season. After this weekend’s rounds of preseason games, teams will be required to cut their rosters from 90 to…

Sri Lanka bowl on grassy SSC pitch

2 hours agoSports / Cricket : The Cordon

Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews said it was a a "pretty easy decision" to bowl first, given how grassy the SSC pitch was. India captain Virat Kohli said he would have bowled as well

Greece a step closer to formal announcement of election date

Under the circumstances, the Chief Magistrate of the Greek Supreme Court will be invited to form an interim caretaking government on Thursday. Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos, waits the arrival of former… After Greece?s outgoing Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras resigned last week in a bid to trigger a snap election in late September, Mr. Pavlopoulos mandated

Mets 9, Phillies 5: With Nine Unanswered Runs, Mets Finish Sweep

2 hours agoSports / Baseball : Bats

The Mets overcame a five-run first-inning deficit and a seven-inning cold slump to subdue the host Phillies in extra innings and complete a four-game sweep.

Planned Parenthood, Bobby Jindal administration to square off in court

Kinzinger said the undercover videos recently released by an anti-abortion group to shame Planned Parenthood are “barbaric” but said he’s not sure whether that will derail budget bill. Whole sections of video were missing from the meetings. “Showing the videos from the Center for Medical Progress will outrage Planned Parenthood“. But anti-choice activists have demonized

Two new attacks hit refugee centres in Germany

There have been at least 278 attacks against asylum-seekers and refugee shelters so far this year, including at least 33 arson attacks. Investigators say Tuesday’s fire in Nauen, west of Berlin, was started deliberately. “There was an aggressive mood against foreigners, which isn’t acceptable in any way”, she noted. On Saturday, anti-immigration protesters took to

Dubai stocks close down 7.0pc as Gulf slides

Stock indexes in Gulf states continued to drop Monday in a global sell-off wave after oil prices hit new lows, with Saudi stocks leading the losses. Impact on Non-OPEC Producers as Advertised? There are some shale oil plays for which this is true, but the costs vary wildly, according to the local geology, and can

IPhone 6s event announced for Wednesday, Sept. 9

“Needless to say, the iPhone 6 Plus will not be the last from Apple”. Both handsets are also expected to be available in a new rose gold colour scheme. And Apple may eventually choose to drop the numbers and letters entirely (“iPhone 19S” doesn’t have a great ring to it). It also packs a microSD

Floyd Mayweather fires back with possibly disturbing shot at Ronda Rousey

2 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

Ronda Rousey clearly holds special contempt for Floyd Mayweather, dating back at least to July 2014, when the undefeated boxer said of the MMA superstar (who, for what it’s worth, wasn’t nearly as big of a star at the time), “I don’t even know who he is.” Since then, Rousey has seemingly never passed up a […]

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