May 28, 2023

Rocks from Mars

WASHINGTON (AP) — They came from Mars, not in peace, but in pieces. Scientists are confirming that 15 pounds of rock collected recently in Morocco fell to Earth from Mars during a meteorite shower last July. This is only the fifth time in history scientists have chemically confirmed Martian meteorites that people witnessed falling. The […]

Royal crackdown on fascinators at Ascot racecourse

LONDON (AP) — They’re good enough for the former Kate Middleton, but apparently not good enough for her husband’s grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II. Fascinators — the delicate, whimsical pieces of headwear favoured by the young and posh in Britain and beyond — have been banned from the royal enclosure at Royal Ascot, one of the […]

England suffer in first day of Test

England endured a torrid first day of their Test series against Pakistan as they were bowled out for 192, with off-spinner Saeed Ajmal taking 7-55. After winning the toss, England slumped to 43-5 in a pulsating opening, before Matt Prior (70) lessened the damage. Despite the Dubai pitch offering little turn, England could not cope […]

City stretch lead to three points

Edin Dzeko’s first goal for two months earned Manchester City a hard-fought 1-0 win at Wigan that sent Roberto Mancini’s side three points clear at top of the English Premier League. The Bosnian’s sublime 22nd-minute header proved enough to sink the bottom club after Ali Al Habsi had threatened to frustrate the leaders. Wigan keeper […]

Broncos’ McCoy interviews for Miami coaching job

MIAMI (AP) — Denver Broncos offensive coordinator Mike McCoy has joined the list of candidates for the Miami Dolphins’ head coaching job. McCoy (pictured) completed an interview Monday, the Dolphins said. He’s the first candidate to meet with the Dolphins since they were turned down Friday by former Titans coach Jeff Fisher, who chose instead […]

Liverpool need to be more decisive

KENNY DALGLISH has called on his Liverpool FC forwards to be more decisive in the final third if they are to improve on some of the most lacklustre attacking statistics in the Premier League. Liverpool drew another blank against Stoke on Saturday, yet a meagre return of just 20 goals is not for a lack […]

Insects, not ankle, bug Serena in Aussie comeback

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — If anything, it was the insects buzzing around Rod Laver Arena that bugged Serena Williams the most. The injured left ankle held up fine in her opening match Tuesday at the Australian Open, and even the near-midnight start time was OK. But the bugs? “I hate bugs more than you can […]

Missing raised to 29 in Italian cruise disaster

ROME (AP) — Italy’s cruise liner tragedy turned into an environmental crisis Monday, as rough seas battering the stricken mega-ship raised fears that fuel might leak into pristine waters off Tuscany that are part of a protected sanctuary for dolphins, porpoises and whales. The ship’s Italian operator accused the jailed captain of causing the wreck […]

Airbus takes record orders in 2011, beating Boeing 

HAMBURG, Germany (AP) — Airbus took in a record number of orders for new commercial aircraft last year as strong demand for its revamped single-aisle plane helped it best U.S. rival Boeing Co. in the race for orders for the fourth year running. The European jet maker said Tuesday that it took in 1,419 net […]

Raiders ask to interview Broncos OC for coach job

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Raiders search for a new head coach picked up steam on Monday as the team received permission to interview two Denver assistants and was also poised to talk to members of Green Bay’s staff. With the Broncos and Packers eliminated from the playoffs over the weekend, new general manager […]