England’s Roy savours bitter-sweet match

Jason Roy was left with a bitter-sweet taste after his spectacular match-winning 162 clinched a one-day series win over Sri Lanka on Thursday. The Surrey star would have loved to have set a new individual highest ODI score by an England batsman on his home ground The Oval. But he fell five agonising runs short of Robin Smith’s 23-year record … Continua a leggere

Hurdles champ Pearson not retiring

Australia’s Olympic hurdles champion Sally Pearson said Thursday she was looking ahead to the 2018 Commonwealth Games and was not considering retirement after pulling out of Rio with a hamstring injury. The 29-year-old, who won 100 metres hurdles gold at London in 2012, has struggled with injuries in recent years and returned to Australia’s Gold Coast for intensive fitness work … Continua a leggere

Olympics: Snell singlet sale unravels

New Zealand’s national museum on Thursday said plans to buy athletics legend Peter Snell’s old vest for NZ$140,000 ($100,000) had unravelled after the garment failed its experts’ sniff test. The Te Papa museum bid the huge price at auction last week, thinking it was buying the black singlet Snell wore when he won two gold medals at the 1964 Tokyo … Continua a leggere

Aussie Mooy joins Manchester City

Australian Aaron Mooy has signed a three-year deal with Manchester City, moving from sister club Melbourne City, it was announced Thursday. The 25-year-old Socceroo has established himself as one of Australia’s top attacking midfielders in recent years, twice winning Melbourne City’s player-of-the year. During the last A-League season, he scored 11 times and contributed 21 assists — a record for … Continua a leggere

Malaria vaccine loses effectiveness

An experimental vaccine against malaria known as Mosquirix — or RTS,S — weakens over time and is only about four percent effective over a seven-year span, researchers said Wednesday. The findings, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, are based on a phase II clinical trial involving more than 400 young children in Kenya.There is currently no vaccine against … Continua a leggere

Obama blasts isolationism, with Trump

US President Barack Obama warned against isolationist tendencies in America and elsewhere, calling it “the wrong medicine” to fix legitimate concerns about globalization. While Obama did not mention Donald Trump by name, he took a clear swipe at the Republican presidential candidate’s heated anti-trade rhetoric during a “Three Amigos” summit with his Canadian and Mexican counterparts. +Juniors-DressesJodi Kristopher High Neck … Continua a leggere

Eighth-grader nails impersonations

While most middle school graduation speeches are far from remarkable, a Chicago-area student has become an Internet sensation after impersonating four of the presidential frontrunners in his eighth-grade commencement address. Jack Aiello took an unorthodox route for his speech to the graduating class of Thomas Middle School in Arlington Heights, Ill., 45 minutes from Chicago. CAUDAL E 039 Resveratrol Lift … Continua a leggere

AR-15 inventor never intended it for civilian

The family of the man who invented the AR-15 assault rifle says he never intended for the weapon to be used by civilians. “Our father, Eugene Stoner, designed the AR-15 and subsequent M-16 as a military weapon to give our soldiers an advantage over the AK-47,” the Stoner family told NBC News in a statement late Wednesday. Trish McEvoy 039 … Continua a leggere

McCain backs off charge that Obama

John McCain charged on Thursday that President Obama is “directly responsible” for the mass shooting in Orlando because his policy toward Iraq and Syria set the stage for the rise of the so-called Islamic State. Not long after, the former GOP presidential nominee watered down his startling accusation. “I misspoke. I did not mean to imply that the president was … Continua a leggere

Orlando shooter Omar Mateen was suspended

Pulse nightclub shooter Omar Mateen’s troubled school days included an incident where he was charged with battery and another where a school official said he was suspended for cheering the Sept. 11 attacks two days after they took place. On Thursday, the Martin County SchoolDistrict released records showing Mateen was suspended 15 times when he attended junior high and high … Continua a leggere