Ageless Hopkins pitches 50-50 Mayweather deal

Bernard Hopkins, boxing’s ageless wonder at 49, is one victory from becoming the undisputed world light-heavyweight champion and already daring unbeaten pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather to a showdown. Hopkins, the oldest major world champion in boxing history, won a split decision Saturday over Kazak fighter Beibut Shumenov to take the World Boxing Association title and […]

Knicks fire coach Mike Woodson

New York Knicks president Phil Jackson made his first significant move Monday, firing head coach Mike Woodson and his entire staff. Woodson had a 109-79 record in parts of three seasons for the Knicks, but didn’t make the playoffs in the lackluster Eastern Conference this season. The Knicks also announced they will begin their coaching […]

What your sleeping style reveals about your relationship

Are you a creative person stuck in an unhappy relationship? Or an extrovert who gets along well with your partner? Your preferred sleeping position may reveal the answers to these questions, and other secrets about your personality and relationship. In a survey, 1,000 people reported their preferred sleeping positions, and also gave information about their […]

Wie’s win snaps LPGA title drought

American Michelle Wie won her first LPGA title since 2010, firing five-under par 67 for a two-shot victory in the Lotte Championship. Stanford seizes LPGA lead with eight-under 64 AFP Wie had six birdies, and not even a three-putt bogey at the final hole at her home course, Ko Olina, could dim her joy at […]

Jimmy Carter knocks Hillary Clinton-President Obama foreign policy

Former President Jimmy Carter took a jab at President Barack Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton over their handling of Middle East peace negotiations in an interview published Thursday. Heralding the nation’s current top diplomat, John Kerry, the former Democratic President told TIME Magazine he has “great admiration” for Kerry and the two […]

Nigeria’s Nollywood hails economic ‘approval’

Nollywood directors and investors on Monday hailed the industry’s inclusion in Nigeria’s economic data for the first time, calling it a recognition of the sector’s growing power and influence. Africa’s most populous nation and leading oil producer became the continent’s largest economy on Sunday when the government announced the long-overdue recalculation of gross domestic product. […]

Mexico ends bid to revive Mexicana airline

A Mexican judge has ordered an end to efforts to revive moribund Mexicana airlines through bankruptcy proceedings, saying no credible new investor had expressed interest in the carrier, officials announced Friday. Before it stopped flying in 2010 because of financial problems, the privately-operated Mexicana was among the world’s oldest continually operating airlines. It began flying […]

Chicago man who sued against city handgun ban dies

 Otis McDonald, the lead plaintiff in a lawsuit that prompted the U.S. Supreme Court decision that forced Chicago to abandon its 28-year ban on handguns, has died at the age of 80, a family spokesman said Sunday. Fred Jones said his uncle died on Friday while in hospice care after a long battle with cancer. […]

‘Captain America’ sets April record with $96.2M

Disney and Marvel could be one of the finest teams around. Continuing the success of their superhero franchise, “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” has set a record as the biggest domestic April release ever. The Disney sequel debuted with $96.2 million, topping the previous record-holder, 2011′s “Fast Five,” which opened with $86.2 million. “The Winter […]

A look at the pecking order in college sports

An NCAA proposal would give the five biggest conferences a chance to make their own rules, a nod to the revenue their football and basketball programs produce and their need to help players close the gap between the worth of a scholarship and the price of attending college. Those conferences, the ACC, Big Ten, Big […]