Catalonia baulks at formal independence declaration to allow talks

Catalonia’s leader balked at making a formal declaration of independence from Spain on Tuesday, calling for talks with Madrid over the region’s future in a gesture that eased fears of immediate unrest in the heart of the euro zone. In a much-anticipated speech to the Catalan parliament, ringed by thousands of protesters and hundreds of […]

Porzingis knee soreness raises Knicks biggest fear

GREENBURGH, N.Y. – There is little question about the potential that Kristaps Porzingis possesses, his unique skill sets making him the easy choice as the successor to Carmelo Anthony as the face of the Knicks franchise. But there is one nagging question, one that has lingered since his first workout with the Knicks before the […]

Max Verstappen leads Red Bull one-two in rainy Malaysia practice

Max Verstappen set the pace ahead of team mate Daniel Ricciardo as Red Bull topped the timesheets in a rain-hit opening practice session for the Formula One Malaysian Grand Prix on Friday. The Dutchman, who will celebrate his 20th birthday on Saturday, lapped the 5.5 km Sepang Circuit on the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur in […]

Packers 35, Bears 14: Resounding victory is one for the history books

GREEN BAY – In the 195th game of a series that dates back to 1921, the Green Bay Packers won the rubber match. The Packers trounced the Chicago Bears early and didn’t look back, winning 35-14 on Thursday night at Lambeau Field. Before the Bears had their second offensive snap, the Packers led, 14-0. The first […]

Presidents Cup: Johnson, Kuchar beat wind and topple Scott, Vegas

JERSEY CITY, N.J. — If Dustin Johnson were a student of his own history — and he isn’t — he might have considered his Thursday foursomes match a little unfinished business. The World No. 1 has never lost a foursomes duel, with three victories and one halve. That lone failure to claim an outright win […]

More of the same at Presidents Cup, as USA gets off to dominant start

JERSEY CITY, N.J. — Here we go again. Despite a different venue and a different year, the United States assumed command of the Presidents Cup on Thursday at blustery Liberty National Golf Club and once again put the Internationals up against it in the biennial match play clash. Triggered by routs from the teams of […]

Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero hurt in car crash: Reports

anchester City striker Sergio Aguero has reportedly suffered injured ribs after the Argentine forward was involved in a car crash in Amsterdam, media in Argentina reported on Friday. Argentine newspaper Diário Olé said Aguero, who was in the Netherlands to attend a concert, was riding in a taxi when the vehicle crashed into a pole. […]

Rock fall strikes Yosemite National Park for a second day

A massive new rock fall hit Yosemite National Park, cracking with a thundering roar off the El Capitan rock formation, injuring one person and sending huge plumes of white dust surging through the valley floor below. The slide came a day after a giant slab of granite plunged from the same formation, killing a British […]