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Mike Tyson, Francis Ngannou set for Professional Fighters League debut in Saudi Arabia

Feb. 23, 2024 12:01 PM EST

Mike Tyson and Francis Ngannou are in Saudi Arabia, a pair of ferocious heavyweights with an eye on the championship belt. For Tyson, his role is ceremonial. The retired boxing great is set to present the winner of three title fights in the inaugural PFL vs. Bellator: Champs card...

Jared Kushner, former Trump adviser, defends business dealings with Saudi Arabia

Feb. 14, 2024 19:13 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Jared Kushner, Donald Trump’s former White House adviser and his son-in-law, defended on Tuesday his business dealings after leaving government with the Saudi crown prince who was implicated in the 2018 killing of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi. Kushner...

Qatar gets 'positive' response from Hamas on cease-fire plan as group reiterates its broader demands

Feb. 06, 2024 17:40 PM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Hamas' response to the latest plan for a cease-fire in Gaza and the release of hostages was “generally positive,” key mediator Qatar said Tuesday, as the militant group reiterated its demand for an end to the war, something Israel has thus far ruled out. ...

Joaquin Niemann finally wins on LIV. His eye is on getting in the majors

Feb. 06, 2024 12:27 PM EST

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Joaquin Niemann was among players who risked being shut out of the majors when he chose to sign for Saudi money at LIV Golf, and that remains mostly true. Niemann, a 25-year-old from Chile, won his first LIV event last week at Mayakoba in the dark...

Blinken returns to Mideast in push for hostage deal and postwar plan for Gaza, but obstacles loom

Feb. 06, 2024 00:38 AM EST

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken met with Saudi Arabia's crown prince Monday at the start of his fifth visit to the Middle East since the outbreak of the war in Gaza, hoping to press ahead with a potential cease-fire deal and postwar planning while tamping down...

Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Jannik Sinner and others set for Saudi Arabia exhibition

Feb. 05, 2024 17:07 PM EST

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Carlos Alcaraz and new Australian Open champion Jannik Sinner are slated to participate in an exhibition event in Saudi Arabia in October, the kingdom's latest move into tennis. Daniil Medvedev and Holger Rune are the other...

Live updates | Israeli strikes kill dozens in Gaza and Blinken arrives in Mideast

Feb. 05, 2024 15:15 PM EST

Israeli airstrikes in the Gaza Strip have killed dozens of people, including two children ages 12 and 2, while the Israeli army said Monday its ground forces were fighting Hamas militants who remain in northern and central Gaza. The Health Ministry in Gaza said 113 bodies were...

Exxon overcomes hefty charge and falling crude prices in fourth quarter to top profit expectations

Feb. 02, 2024 07:52 AM EST

Exxon Mobil's fourth-quarter revenue and profits declined along with the price of oil, and the energy giant was weighed down by a hefty impairment charge tied to regulatory issues in California. Still, it posted a healthy adjusted profit and the company raised its quarterly dividend. ...

Pakistan's imprisoned former Prime Minister Imran Khan is convicted again, days before elections

Jan. 31, 2024 20:02 PM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Former Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan was found guilty of corruption on Wednesday and sentenced to 14 years, yet another blow to the imprisoned populist leader days before his political movement attempts a return to power in parliamentary elections. It was his...

PGA Tour strikes $3 billion deal with Fenway-led investment group. Players to get equity ownership

Jan. 31, 2024 18:05 PM EST

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — The PGA Tour is getting a $3 billion investment from Strategic Sports Group in a deal announced Wednesday that would give players access to more than $1.5 billion as equity owners in the new PGA Tour Enterprises. The launch of PGA Tour Enterprises, with...