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3 tied for lead after 1st round of LIV Golf in Thailand

Oct. 07, 2022 05:01 AM EDT

BANGKOK, Thailand (AP) — Richard Bland, Branden Grace and Eugenio Lopez-Chacarra upstaged their more-illustrious opponents on Friday to shoot 7-under 65s and share the lead after the first round of the LIV Golf Invitational-Bangkok. Marc Leishman and Ian Poulter were a stroke...

A bump and a miss: Saudi oil cut slaps down Biden's outreach

Oct. 06, 2022 21:09 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Thursday effectively acknowledged the failure of one of his biggest and most humiliating foreign policy gambles: a fist-bump with the de facto leader of Saudi Arabia, the crown prince associated with human rights abuses. Biden’s awkward...

World ranking rejects last-minute LIV Golf bid for points

Oct. 06, 2022 09:24 AM EDT

The Official World Golf Ranking won't be awarding points to LIV Golf events this year, denying the MENA Tour's request to immediately add the Saudi-funded series to its schedule. The OWGR said in a statement Thursday the MENA Tour did not give it sufficient notice and there would not...

France ski world blasts Asian Winter Games in Saudi Arabia

Oct. 06, 2022 06:26 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The French ski federation, mayors from mountain resorts and ski instructors lashed out Thursday at the decision to award the 2029 Asian Winter Games to Saudi Arabia, saying the decision goes against “what is desirable for the planet." In a joint statement also signed...

US envoy blames Houthis for failure to extend cease-fire

Oct. 05, 2022 14:56 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The U.S. envoy to Yemen on Wednesday blamed rebel Houthi leaders for the recent failure to extend the country's cease-fire agreement, accusing them of making last-minute ‘maximalist demands' that derailed constructive negotiations. Yemen’s warring sides failed to...

Editorial Roundup: United States

Oct. 05, 2022 12:55 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: Oct. 4 The Washington Post on the NFL hiring (or not hiring) Black coaches “Black Coaches in the National Football League: Superior Performance, Inferior Opportunities.” That was the...

PGA Tour to Las Vegas, LIV Golf heads overseas to Bangkok

Oct. 04, 2022 09:48 AM EDT

PGA TOUR SHRINERS CHILDREN'S OPEN Site: Las Vegas Course: TPC Summerlin. Yardage: 7,255. Par: 71. Prize money: $8 million. Winner's share: $1,440,000 Television: Thursday-Sunday, 5-8 p.m. (Golf Channel). ...

UN chief urges Yemen rivals: No new violence and renew truce

Oct. 03, 2022 16:06 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres urged Yemen’s warring parties on Monday to refrain from any provocations that could escalate violence. The move follows the failure to extend a nationwide cease-fire and to engage with each other to renew the truce. ...

A look at some of the world's major crowd disasters

Oct. 02, 2022 20:38 PM EDT

Police fired tear gas after violence broke out at an Indonesian soccer match in East Java province when Persebaya Surabaya beat Arema Malang 3-2. Panic and a rush for the exit left at least 125 dead, most of whom were trampled, police said Sunday. Here's a look at some of the major crowd disasters...

Yemen's warring sides fail to extend UN-backed truce

Oct. 02, 2022 18:37 PM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen's warring sides have failed to reach an agreement to extend a nationwide cease-fire, the U.N. said Sunday, endangering the longest lull in fighting since the country's bloody civil war began. In a statement, the U.N.’s envoy to Yemen called on all sides...