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Sonny Bill only has to prove fitness ahead of World Cup - Hansen

Mon, 05/20/2019 - 12:18
Sonny Bill Williams has enough credit in the bank to only need to prove his fitness to put himself into contention for his third Rugby World Cup later this year, All Blacks coach Steve Hansen has said.

Ruling BJP confident after exit polls predict India election victory

Mon, 05/20/2019 - 11:27
NEW DELHI: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's party said Monday (May 20) that exit polls from the country's marathon election showed an "overwhelming" vote in favour of a second term for the Hindu nationalist leader. About 65 per cent of India's 900 million-strong electorate turned out over the ...

No Folau appeal lodged against contract termination - Rugby Australia

Mon, 05/20/2019 - 11:21
Israel Folau had not appealed the termination of his contract over a social media post before Monday's deadline so his sacking will now go ahead, Rugby Australia said in a statement.

Trade uncertainty darkens US small caps outlook

Mon, 05/20/2019 - 11:05
Shares of smaller publicly listed U.S. companies have fallen more on recent U.S.-China trade tensions than larger corporations and could face an even rougher road as the year wears on unless the prospects for economic growth improve.

Pakistan batsman Asif Ali's daughter loses battle with cancer

Mon, 05/20/2019 - 10:45
REUTERS: Pakistan batsman Asif Ali's daughter, who suffered from stage four cancer, died in a hospital in the United States on Sunday, Pakistan Super League (PSL) side Islamabad United has said. Ali is currently on tour with the Pakistan national team in England and played in the 54-run defeat by ...

Crusaders 'strongly refute' allegations of homophobic behaviour

Mon, 05/20/2019 - 10:35
The Canterbury Crusaders on Monday denied allegations on social media that some of the team's players had exhibited homophobic behaviour during an altercation at a fast food restaurant in Cape Town over the weekend.

Calvin Klein forced to apologise over ‘queerbaiting’ kissing ad campaign

Mon, 05/20/2019 - 10:10
The short YouTube video featured model Bella Hadid kissing female digital character Lil Miquela.

Singapore marathoner Lim Baoying banned for nearly 4 years after flouting doping rules

Mon, 05/20/2019 - 09:47
SINGAPORE: The top local woman finisher at the 2018 Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon (SCSM) has been suspended from competition for three years and nine months by the International Association of Athletics Federations’ (IAAF) Athletics Integrity Unit. In a statement released on May 15, the ...

Hazlewood World Cup snub the right decision, says Langer

Mon, 05/20/2019 - 09:35
Australia coach Justin Langer has defended the decision to leave Josh Hazlewood out of the World Cup squad, saying the paceman lacked match fitness as he recovers from a back injury.

Avengers’ Scarlett Johansson and SNL's Colin Jost are now officially engaged

Mon, 05/20/2019 - 09:30
The couple had been dating for two years – but no official wedding date has been set.

Air New Zealand picks Boeing for wide-body jet order: sources

Mon, 05/20/2019 - 09:15
Boeing Co has won a hard-fought contest to sell wide-body aircraft to Air New Zealand Ltd, beating a challenge from Europe’s Airbus, industry sources said on Monday.

Trump says tariffs causing companies to move out of China

Mon, 05/20/2019 - 08:50
U.S. President Donald Trump said his tariffs on Chinese goods are causing companies to move production out of China to Vietnam and other countries in Asia, and added that any agreement with China cannot be a "50-50" deal.

US Ambassador to China visiting Tibet this week

Mon, 05/20/2019 - 08:28
BEIJING: U.S. Ambassador to China Terry Branstad was scheduled to visit Tibet this week, a U.S. embassy spokesperson said, the first visit to the region by a U.S. ambassador since 2015, amid escalating trade tensions between Washington and Beijing. The visit follows passage of a law in December ...

Asian shares steady after steep losses; Saudi comments lift oil

Mon, 05/20/2019 - 08:20
Share markets in Asia got off to a steady start on Monday as investors tried to catch their breath following another week of escalating trade tensions between the United States and China.

USTR Lighthizer to meet Motegi for trade talks in Japan on May 24: sources

Mon, 05/20/2019 - 08:15
U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer will visit Japan on May 24 to meet with Economy Minister Toshimitsu Motegi to accelerate trade talks ahead of a summit meeting scheduled a few days later, two sources with direct knowledge of the plan said on Monday.

Game Of Thrones’ Sophie Turner says husband Joe Jonas ‘saved my life’

Mon, 05/20/2019 - 08:15
The GOT and Dark Phoenix actress shed light on her struggles with body image and coping with the limelight at a young age.

Johnson completes runner-up grand slam at PGA Championship

Mon, 05/20/2019 - 08:00
FARMINGDALE, N.Y.: Dustin Johnson narrowly missed out on winning his second career major at the PGA Championship on Sunday but in doing so he joined some very select company by completing the career runner-up grand slam. Johnson, who finished two shots behind Brooks Koepka at Bethpage Black, has ...

Taekwondo: SNOC appoints interim committee to manage selection of athletes

Mon, 05/20/2019 - 07:30
SINGAPORE: An interim committee has been appointed to manage the selection of taekwondo athletes, following the suspension of Singapore Taekwondo Federation’s (STF) membership by World Taekwondo (WT) and the Singapore National Olympic Council (SNOC). The STF held an Extraordinary General Meeting ...

Golf: Koepka wins PGA Championship for fourth major title

Mon, 05/20/2019 - 06:32
FARMINGDALE, New York: Brooks Koepka survived to win the PGA Championship for a second consecutive year on Sunday (May 19) when he triumphed at Bethpage Black to secure his fourth career major title. It was not pretty but Koepka limped across the finish line two strokes ahead of fellow American ...

Snarling orange 'Trump baby' blimp to mock US president in Britain, protesters say

Mon, 05/20/2019 - 06:13
A blimp depicting Donald Trump as a snarling, nappy-wearing orange baby will fly outside Britain's parliament when the U.S. president makes a state visit next month if protesters can raise 30,000 pounds (US$38,000) for advocacy groups.