Wimbledon champion Jana Novotna dies after battle with cancer

PRAGUE (Reuters) – Czech tennis player Jana Novotna, a Wimbledon champion in 1998 and 16-time grand slam winner in doubles and mixed doubles, has died at the age of 49 after a long battle with cancer, the Women’s Tennis Association said on Monday. FILE PHOTO: Jana Novotna of the Czech Republic hugs the winner’s trophy after victory over Nathalie Tauziat of France in the Women’s Singles final at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships July 4. Novotna won the match 6-4 7-6 (7-2)./File Photo Novotna, who entered the tennis Hall of FameRead More

‘The Partridge Family’ star and singer David Cassidy hospitalized

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Singer and actor David Cassidy, a 1970s teen heartthrob who starred in “The Partridge Family” television show, entered a hospital this week for treatment of liver failure, his spokeswoman said on Saturday. Cassidy’s family was with him, and the 67-year-old hoped to receive a liver transplant, his publicist Jo-Ann Geffen said. In “The Partridge Family,” Cassidy played a young man named Keith whose widowed mother formed a touring pop band with her children, including himself. Cassidy’s character sang lead. The sitcom ran from 1970 to 1974Read More

BRIEF-Alico announces restructuring program | Reuters

Nov 16 (Reuters) – Alico Inc: * Announces restructuring program which has been transforming it into a more competitive company * Alico has eliminated costs “that it believes will not negatively affect citrus production”​ * Alico Citrus estimates that production will be down 40-45 percent from prior season that was completed in June of 2017​ * When Alico 2.0 is fully implemented over next 2 yrs, Alico Citrus expects to generate net income of $17.9 million, earnings per share of $2.00-$2.40 * Alico Citrus lost a small percentage of trees,Read More

India gives ‘king of sweets’ a geographical tag to end bitter rivalry

KOLKATA, India (Reuters) – India has awarded a “geographical indications” tag to rosogolla, the king of Indian sweets, after a years-long battle between two neighboring states over the ownership rights. Varieties of ‘Rosogolla’, popularly known as the king of Indian sweets, are displayed inside a sweet shop in Kolkata, India, November 14, 2017. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri Luscious rosogolla, or sweet cheese balls dripping with sugar syrup, have long been a favorite dessert across the Indian subcontinent and among the diaspora. But two eastern states, West Bengal and Odisha, have beenRead More

Iran ends quake rescue operations, hungry survivors battle cold

ANKARA (Reuters) – Iranian officials said there was little chance of finding more survivors from the earthquake that shook parts of western Iran on Sunday, killing at least 450 people, and rescue operations had now been called off, state television said on Tuesday. A man gestures inside a damaged building following an earthquake in Sarpol-e Zahab county in Kermanshah, Iran. REUTERS/Tasnim News Agency Survivors, many left homeless by the 7.3 magnitude earthquake that struck villages and towns in a mountainous area bordering Iraq, battled overnight temperatures just above freezing andRead More

Suitcase of sapphires and other gems worth 1 million pounds stolen from London train

LONDON (Reuters) – British police were hunting for an unidentified man on Tuesday after a suitcase containing 1 million pounds ($1.3 million) worth of gems was stolen from a luggage rack on a train at London’s Euston station. An image taken from CCTV shows a man the Metropolitan Police would like to speak to after a suitcase containing 1 million pounds ($1.3 million) worth of gems was stolen from a luggage rack on a train at London’s Euston station, Britain November 8, 2017. Metropolitan Police handout via REUTERS The owner,Read More

Is Carlos Beltran a Hall of Famer? – Sharing #ABC #News Feed

Editor’s note: This story originally ran on May 15, 2017. Carlos Beltran announced his retirement Thursday. Nov. 13, 2017. Do you remember Dos Carlos? If you’re a Kansas City Royals fan of a certain age, you surely do. That was the moniker attached to a pair of hotshot Royals rookies in the late 1990s: second baseman Carlos Febles and center fielder Carlos Beltran. During those years, Royals fans would grab at anything that looked like hope, and for a while, Dos Carlos was definitely a thing. After both reached theRead More

Federer leads unfamiliar cast as Nadal sweats over injury

MILAN (Reuters) – The huge hoardings around the O2 Arena promoting the season-ending ATP Finals will get some quizzical looks this year with several familiar faces conspicuous by their absence. Tennis – ATP World Tour Finals Preview – The O2 Arena, London, Britain – November 10, 2017 Switzerland’s Roger Federer during practice Action Images via Reuters/Tony O’Brien Home favorite Andy Murray, who memorably won the 2016 title to end the year ranked number one, three-times London champion Novak Djokovic, who Murray beat, pugnacious Swiss Stan Wawrinka and Kei Nishikori, alongRead More

Russia wants U.S. to extradite doping whistleblower: investigators

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia said on Wednesday it planned to ask the United States to extradite Grigory Rodchenkov, the ex-head of Russia’s anti-doping laboratory who alleged a state-sponsored doping cover-up at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics. A woman walks out of a building of the federal state budgetary institution “Federal scientific centre of physical culture and sports”, which houses a laboratory led by Grigory Rodchenkov and accredited by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), in Moscow, Russia, November 10, 2015. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin Rodchenkov last year alleged, after traveling to the UnitedRead More

Democrats win bitter Virginia governor’s race in setback for Trump

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democrat Ralph Northam won a bitter race for Virginia governor on Tuesday, dealing a setback to President Donald Trump with a decisive victory over a Republican who had adopted some of the president’s combative tactics and issues. Northam, the state’s lieutenant governor, overcame a barrage of attack ads by Republican Ed Gillespie that hit the soft-spoken Democrat on divisive issues such as immigration, gang crime and Confederate statues. Trump, who endorsed Gillespie but did not campaign with him, had taken a break from his Asia trip toRead More