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14 January 2019 5:19 AM Lady Gaga and Glenn Close both win best actress at Critics' Choice Awards

California — Roma is the top winner at the Critics' Choice Awards, winning best picture, foreign language film and a pair of individual honors for director Alfonso Cuaron. The 24th annual ceremony held Sunday at Barker Hanger in Santa Monica, California, also split the top actress award between Glenn Close for The Wife and Lady Gaga for A Star Is Born. The split 264

11 January 2019 4:48 AM Newcomer Svensson snatches Sony Open lead

Los Angeles - Canadian rookie Adam Svensson fired seven birdies and an eagle in a nine-under par 61 to seize the first-round lead Thursday in the PGA Tour's Sony Open in Hawaii by one stroke from Andrew Putnam. Svensson's capped his round at Waialae Country Club in Honolulu with a birdie at the par-five 18th to nip past early pace-setter Putnam, who had nine birdies 126

11 December 2018 12:55 PM Social media surpasses newspapers as news source

A survey says Americans today are more likely to get news from social media websites than newspapers. The Pew Research Centre said on Monday that 20% of Americans cited social media as a frequent news source, compared to 16% that credited newspapers. It's the first time since Pew has found sites like Facebook and Twitter outpacing newspapers. Pew has been asking 115

08 December 2018 8:27 PM SpaceX Christmas delivery arrives at space station

A SpaceX delivery full of Christmas goodies arrived at the International Space Station on Saturday, following a slight delay caused by a communication drop-out. The Dragon capsule pulled up at the orbiting lab three days after launching from Cape Canaveral. Commander Alexander Gerst used the space station's big robotic arm to grab the cargo carrier 225

30 November 2018 4:20 PM Blitzboks stunned by Argentina in Dubai

Cape Town - The Blitzboks were stunned by an incredible second half comeback by Argentina at the Dubai Sevens, going down 17-12 in their final Pool A encounter. The Blitzboks were first on the scoreboard with Ryan Oosthuizen scoring a converted try after Branco du Preez latched onto a loose Argentinian pass in their own 22. Brilliant vision from Dewald 87

20 November 2018 8:55 AM Pacquiao teases Mayweather rematch after January bout

New York - Filipino veteran Manny Pacquiao revealed on Monday he has spoken with Floyd Mayweather about a possible sequel to their 2015 superfight, but said no decision would be taken on a rematch until the New Year. Speaking in New York to confirm details of his January 19 fight against Adrien Broner, Pacquiao said he had discussed a rematch with Mayweather 82

19 November 2018 5:47 PM US blacklists South African man for helping North Korea evade sanctions and purchase oil

The US Treasury placed a Russian-born South African man on its sanctions blacklist on Monday for allegedly helping North Korea avoid an international embargo on its energy purchases. The Treasury said Vladlen Amtchentsev worked with Velmur Management Pte and Transatlantic Partners Pte to buy fuel oil and gasoil to ship to North Korea even though that was forbidden 110

18 November 2018 9:46 AM Mexico's Ancer romps to easy win in Australia

Sydney - Mexico's Abraham Ancer romped to a five-shot victory at the Australian Open on Sunday, holding his nerve to win only his second professional golf tournament. The world number 96, who already has two top-five finishes on the US PGA Tour this season, saw overnight challengers including Americans Matt Kuchar and Keegan Bradley fade away and was never 78

15 November 2018 7:33 AM US rookie Champ confident entering PGA's 2018 finale

Washington - Cameron Champ was just hoping to make the cut in his first few events as a member of the PGA Tour. Instead, he lived up to his name. Now the 23-year-old American with the powerhouse drives carries confidence from his first PGA victory into the RSM Classic, the year's final PGA Tour tournament starting on Thursday at Sea Island, Georgia 77

11 November 2018 11:03 AM Trump joins world leaders to mark 100 years since end of WWI

President Donald Trump joined French President Emmanuel Macron and other world on trumleaders Sunday to the mark 100 years since the end of World War I. More than 66 leaders gathered in Paris — a century after guns fell silent in a global war that killed millions. Trump was accompanied by first lady Melania Trump at the Tome of the Unknown Soldier at the base of the Arc de Triomphe 95