US Open and Olympic champion Andy Murray Tuesday announced he will skip the French Open tennis due to a back injury. The World No.2 retired with the back problem in his second-round match against Spain's Marcel Granollers at the Rome Masters last week, which posed as a bad sign for his withdrawal from the second tennis Grand Slam of the year. Scotsman Murray will now aim to be fully fit for ...
British journalist James Fuller has written a biography of former West Indies captain Brian Lara, one of the greatest cricketers of all time. Fuller, also a keen cricketer who played at domestic level for 20 years, says he wrote 'Caribbean lives-Brian Lara' during the six years he lived in Lara's homeland of Trinidad and Tobago, reports CMC. Lara, who retired in 2008, holds the world record ...
Spanish basketball was thrown into turmoil late Tuesday night with the news that players from the Endesa ACB League will go on an indefinite strike from Sunday. The strike comes at the start of the quarter-finals of the play-offs of the ACB League which will decide the eventual champions of the competition, reports Xinhua. The players are striking in order to force a collective agreement which ...
Ajax football coach Frank de Boer has agreed to extend his contract until the middle of 2017. The Amsterdam-based club announced Tuesday that De Boer, whose current contract expires in 2014, will now sign a new four-year deal running from July 1, 2013 until June 20, 2017, reports Xinhua. The 43-year-old former Dutch international started as head coach of Ajax in December 2010. He captured ...
Sports media giant ESPN has given pink slips to nearly 7,000 employees on Tuesday, the network said in a statement. The Bristol, Connecticut-based company said it was looking at the financial bottom line. In a statement the company said that they were implementing changes across the company to enhance their continued growth while smartly managing costs. It added that while difficult, they ...
As a general rule, watching stoners has limited entertainment value, which is why movies featuring stoners are usually enjoyed only by viewers who are also stoned. Stoners can make great supporting characters and provide comic relief--Im thinking specifically of Brad Pitts hil ... ...
The Trinidad and Tobago Football Federation (TTFF) has hinted that an investigation could be launched into unaccounted revenues generated by the federation from World Cup 2006. President of the TTFF Raymond Tim Kee announced Tuesday that a probe is being considered during a press conference at the Hasely Crawford Stadium, reports CMC. "From our understanding, TTFF is very much a part of ...
Stoke City coach Tony Pulis parted ways with the English Premier League football club after seven years in charge. The club, finishing in the 13th place, said Tuesday that Pulis left the club on mutual agreement, reports Xinhua. Pulis, 55, was named Stoke coach for a second spell in 2006, and led the club to promotion to the Premier League in 2008 after a 23-year ...
Cricket commentator Ian Botham has said that England's opening bowlers James Anderson and Stuart Broad will make the Ashes series even more difficult for the Australians. The combination of Broad and Anderson with their skills and abilities will prove tough for the Australians as while Broad uses his pace and height to devastating effect; Anderson uses his swing and his craft to keep batsmen ...
Myanmar rode two first half goals from Naw Phaw and Khin Moe Wai to edge past India in their first Group D encounter of the AFC Women's Asian Cup football qualifiers at the Faisal Al Huseni Stadium here. Naw Phaw and Khin Moe Wai scored first half goals for Myanmar in the 5th and 26th minute respectively and Yee Yee Oo's effort in the 27th minute hit the woodwork here Tuesday night. Before ...
Football star David Beckham's eldest son Brooklyn Beckham is reportedly training with Queens Park Rangers (QPR) following David's retirement. Brooklyn, 14, had started playing at Tottenham HotSpurs when he was as young as four, spent time with the Under 14 team at LA Galaxy and will join David in training at Paris Saint-Germain (PSG), the Mirror reports. QPR that has recently been relegated ...
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Beijing, May 22 (Xinhua-ANI): The U.S. dollar advanced against most major currencies on Tuesday, but weakened against the euro after a U.S. Federal Reserve official indicated that the central bank may not taper its bond-purchasing program soon.
St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank President James Bullard said at an event in Frankfurt that the Fed should continue with the quantitative easing to boost U.S. economic growth. He also said that the central bank can adjust the pace of bond-buying according to changing economic conditions.
Meanwhile, the market is closely watching Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke's scheduled testimony before the U.S. Congress on Wednesday, which may give some hints about the Fed's exit strategy from its massive bond-purchasing program.
The dollar rose again versus the Japanese yen on Tuesday, but stayed under the 103 level, which it broke last Friday following an upbeat U.S. consumer confidence report.
The yen somewhat recovered on Monday after Japan's state minister for economic revitalization, Akira Amari, said that the currency's further weakness could harm the Japanese economy, indicating that it may have depreciated enough.
The Bank of Japan will begin a two-day policy meeting on Tuesday, and is expected to maintain its current policy. ...
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