Arsene Wenger refuses to panic about Arsenal's spluttering start even though the Gunners boss admits his side aren't firing on all cylinders. Wenger's men head to Newcastle on Saturday looking to win for just the second time in their first four Premier League matches. A goalless draw against Liverpool on Monday left the north Londoners already lagging five points behind leaders Manchester City after a worrying repeat of the slow opening that eventually doomed their title challenge last season.
Six people shut themselves inside a dome for a year in Hawaii, in the longest US isolation experiment aimed at helping NASA prepare for a pioneering journey to Mars. In a place with no animals and little vegetation around, they closed themselves in at 3:00 pm Hawaii time (0100 GMT Saturday), marking the official start to the 12-month mission. Crew member Sheyna Gifford described the team as "six people who want to change the world by making it possible for people to leave it at will," she wrote on her blog, LivefromMars.life.
BEIJING (AP) — Usain Bolt handed his shoes to a volunteer after the 200 meters and the person took off with them.
Top global markets ended the week Friday largely recovered from China-induced panic selling, but market watchers remain worried the turmoil in the world's number two economy will drag down global growth. "There still does not seem to be the macro foundations for indices to fully recover from their corrections, as concerns over China and uncertainty over Fed rate hikes continue to linger," said IG Markets analyst Angus Nicholson. On Friday, Moody's slashed its 2016 growth forecast for leading G20 economies to 2.8 percent from 3.1 percent, predicting contractions in Brazil and Russia and lower demand for manufactured goods in Korea and Japan due to China.
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker is calling for U.S. forces in Iraq to engage in direct combat to defeat "radical Islamic terrorists" in the Middle East.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Planned Parenthood Southeast on Friday filed a federal lawsuit over Gov. Robert Bentley's effort to cut off Medicaid payments to the organization's Alabama clinics.
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(Reuters) - Former National Basketball Association star Darryl Dawkins, known as "Chocolate Thunder" for his powerful dunks and flamboyant play, died at 58 on Thursday. A spokesperson for Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest confirmed that Dawkins died there, but did not provide a cause of death, according to the website NJ.com. Known for shattering two glass backboards in 1979 with explosive dunks, Dawkins, who got his nickname from musical great Stevie Wonder, averaged 12 points, 6.1 assists and 1.4 blocks per game throughout his 14-season NBA career.
Aug 27 (Infostrada Sports) - Scores from the European Tour Czech Masters at the par-72 course on Thursday in Prague -7 Renato Paratore (Italy) 65 Eduardo De La Riva (Spain) 65 -6 Thomas Pieters (Belgium) 66 Sam Hutsby (Britain) 66 Matthew Fitzpatrick (Britain) 66 Pelle Edberg (Sweden) 66 -5 Pedro Oriol (Spain) 67 Jordi Garcia Pinto (Spain) 67 Roope Kakko (Finland) 67 Michael Hoey (Britain) 67 Kristoffer Broberg (Sweden) 67 Scott Jamieson (Britain) 67 Thorbjorn Olesen (Denmark) 67 Mark Foster (Britain) 67 -4 Craig Lee (Britain) 68 Daniel Im (U.S. ...
(Reuters) - Spaniard Miguel Angel Jimenez will have his task cut out when he tees off seeking his fifth Hong Kong Open title in October with top players from Europe and America confirming their participation in the $2 million event. The 51-year-old Spaniard will be joined by major winners Justin Rose and Graeme McDowell while big-hitting American Dustin Johnson and Patrick Reed will also be in action at the Oct. 22-25 event, co-sanctioned by the European and Asian tours. "What can I say about Hong Kong I haven't said before?" Jimenez said in a statement from the organizers.
Spain's Eduardo de la Riva hit a sensational 18th hole eagle to earn a share of the lead after the first round of the Czech Masters on Thursday. At the 18th, de la Riva holed his long-range approach at the last to finish the opening day on seven under par 65. "It is very good to finish with a two on a par four, especially on this 18th hole which is very difficult," said the Spaniard.
Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose strenuously denied Thursday "meritless" claims that he raped an ex-girlfriend, saying the accusation was just an attempt to make money. In a lawsuit filed on Wednesday the unnamed woman said she was gang-raped by Rose and two others after the group attended a party at a Beverly Hills home in August 2013. "This is nothing more than a desperate attempt to shake down a highly respected and successful athlete," said a statement issued on Rose's behalf by lawyer Lisa Cohen.
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