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Exclusive: EU set to rule in favor of speed skaters over ISU ban threat – sources

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BRUSSELS (Reuters) – European Union antitrust regulators are set to back speed skaters who want to compete in new money-spinning events outside the control of the sport’s governing body, two sources familiar with the matter said on Tuesday. Mark Tuitert of the Netherlands starts as he competes in the men’s 1,500 metres speed skating race during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, February 15, 2014. REUTERS/Issei Kato The European Commission’s move could impact other sports and become as important a milestone as the landmark 1995 court ruling involving Belgian soccer playerRead More


Boeing takes head start in Dubai with Emirates Dreamliner order

DUBAI (Reuters) – Emirates unveiled a preliminary order worth $15 billion for 40 Boeing (BA.N) jets on Sunday, but kept Europe’s Airbus (AIR.PA) waiting for a lifeline order for A380 superjumbos as the Dubai Airshow opened amid worries over tensions in the Middle East. Sir Tim Clark, President of Emirates Airlines, gestures during a news conference at the Dubai Air Show in Dubai, UAE, November 12, 2017. REUTERS/Satish Kumar The largest Middle East carrier signed a draft deal for the largest version of Boeing’s Dreamliner, the 787-10, watched by DubaiRead More


About 15 players protest during national anthem – Sharing #ABC #News Feed

Associated Press journalists counted 15 NFL players protesting during the national anthem before games Sunday. San Francisco 49ers safety Eric Reid, linebacker Eli Harold and receiver Marquise Goodwin kneeled during the anthem before their game with the Arizona Cardinals. It appeared that six active players and at least one inactive player for Seattle sat for the anthem prior to a game with the Washington Redskins. The majority of the Seahawks defensive line has been sitting during the anthem for most of the season. Newly acquired left tackle Duane Brown knelt.Read More


Gymnastics: Uchimura pulls out of world all-around championships

(Reuters) – Kohei Uchimura’s remarkable tenure as world all-around champion ended on Monday as the Japanese pulled out of qualification at the gymnastics world championships in Montreal with an apparent lower left leg injury. Uchimura, who has won the last six world and two Olympic all-around titles, pulled out after three of six events on the opening day of the seven-day competition. The 28-year-old Japanese limped badly after the vault, his second rotation, and barely held the landing following his parallel bars routine where he stumbled backwards. After being tendedRead More


Trump administration orders purge of Kaspersky products from U.S. government

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Trump administration on Wednesday told U.S. government agencies to remove Kaspersky Lab products from their information systems, saying it was concerned the Moscow-based cyber security firm was vulnerable to Kremlin influence. The decision represents a sharp response to what U.S. intelligence agencies have described as a national security threat posed by Russia in cyberspace, following an election year marred by allegations that Moscow weaponized the internet in an attempt to influence its outcome. In a statement, Kaspersky Lab rejected the allegations, as it has done repeatedlyRead More


Celtics, Cavs finalize blockbuster trade: reports

(The Sports Xchange) – The Boston Celtics agreed to send the Cleveland Cavaliers a 2020 second-round draft pick via the Miami Heat to complete the blockbuster trade that sent four-time All-Star guard Kyrie Irving to the Celtics, multiple media outlets reported Wednesday. The Cavaliers sought additional compensation for the deal that brought Isaiah Thomas, Jae Crowder, Ante Zizic and an unprotected 2018 first-round draft pick via the Brooklyn Nets to Cleveland because of Thomas’ hip injury. The Celtics resisted the Cavs’ attempt to get another first-round pick or a youngRead More


Woman gives birth to baby girl after losing home in Harvey: Part 5 Video

Transcript for Woman gives birth to baby girl after losing home in Harvey: Part 5 And you are looking at the George R. Brown convention center in Houston right now. It is home to 8,000 victims of the storm. And now a story of hope. All week long, Matt Gutman has been following the journey of an expecting mom and her miracle baby. Reporter: At nine months pregnant, the last place Danielle weeks wants to be is staring out into a hurricane, but six days before her scheduled c-section, hurricaneRead More


Pacquiao versus Horn rematch confirmed for Brisbane

(Reuters) – Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao’s rematch with Australian Jeff Horn has been confirmed for Brisbane later this year, the city’s mayor said on Monday. Brisbane Lord Mayor Graham Quirk had earlier threatened to pull funding without confirmation from the Pacquiao camp but said he had been reassured at a meeting with promoters on Monday. “I have had a meeting earlier today which has confirmed that Manny Pacquiao will definitely be in Brisbane this year for a rematch with Jeff Horn,” Quirk told local media. The fight is expected toRead More


White nationalists Matthew Heimbach, Richard Spencer on their controversial beliefs: Part 2 Video – Abc news headlines

Transcript for White nationalists Matthew Heimbach, Richard Spencer on their controversial beliefs Reporter: This spring we traveled up a gravel mountain road, near a reclaimed coal mine. Where we’ve managed to get special access to a conclave of white nationalist groups convened to discuss a favorite topic, the future. This is not business as usual. This is a political revolution. And tomorrow belongs to us. Defeat never, victory forever. Hail victory. Reporter: There are several speakers here. We are white people. We are aryans. Reporter: But none quite like MattRead More


After firing, Bannon returns to his ‘killing machine’ – world news headlines from reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – With Stephen Bannon, the worry always was that he could be even more disruptive to President Donald Trump’s White House from outside than he was within. In the hours following his firing on Friday, those fears seemed warranted, as the conservative voices who viewed Bannon as one of their own howled in rage over Trump’s decision to fire his chief strategist. The reaction was most notable from Breitbart News, the hard-right news site that Bannon ran before he joined Trump’s presidential campaign last year. “WAR,” tweeted oneRead More