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The United States men’s national soccer team failed to qualify for next year’s World Cup finals for the first time since 1986 after their 2-1 loss to Trinidad & Tobago Tuesday night.
Missing the World Cup is a devastating blow to the U.S. Soccer Federation, which has steadily built the sport in the last quarter-century with the help of sponsors and television partners. It also is a trauma for Fox, which broadcasts the next three World Cups after taking the U.S. rights from ESPN.
Nick Kyrgios has been fined $10,000 (£7,573) for unsportsmanlike conduct after he quit his first-round match at the Shanghai Masters.
The 28-year-old won 6-1 6-4 in 73 minutes and will now face German third seed Alexander Zverev, who was given a first-round bye.
As the Rams and Chargers struggle to gain a foothold in Los Angeles, the 49ers also deal with questions about fan support
As Los Angeles sports fans mulled if they were ready to accept one NFL team, the Chargers quickly packed up, moved north and gave the city a second. Some fans in San Diego were upset because they thought the city offered the team enough money for a new stadium there, and others were simply puzzled.
Call it the mortgage merry-go-round: Parents refinance their home to fund the full cost of their son or daughter’s desired home.
This is particularly important in bidding wars: If the purchase price is above the list price and appraised value, it may be tricky to get a loan, said Kas Divband, a Washington, D.C., agent with Redfin. Mr. Divband said he has worked on six deals where the buyer was relying on a parent’s mortgage to make an all-cash offer.
President Trump's attack on Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has Mensa saying "it would be fun" to have them take one of their IQ tests. Mensa's response comes on the heels of Mr. Trump saying in an interview published Tuesday that he's smarter than the top member of his Cabinet as he was reacting to a report that Tillerson previously called the commander in chief a "moron."
"When we were asked earlier about President Trump's IQ and IQ testing ... we just thought it would be fun to invite the president and Secretary Tillerson to take our test -- not as a challenge or any kind of political commentary -- really it's just more about highlighting a special month for us," Brown said. "October of 1946 was when our organization was founded and every October we take advantage of that to encourage admissions tests."
Forbes estimated his net worth at $1.1 billion when he died, meaning the lack of an estate tax potentially saved his heirs hundreds of millions of dollars.
While ending the tax exemption for sports stadiums would be a blow to NFL franchise owners, Mr. Trump’s broader tax proposals could mean a much bigger benefit for them. For instance, Mr. Trump wants to set a top tax rate of 25% on so-called pass-through income of businesses, down from today’s top rate of 39.6%.
When psychologist Daniel Kahneman earned the Nobel Prize in economics in 2002, it was for identifying an important diagnosis: that people deviate from economically logical choices for predictable, intuitive reasons.
What makes Richard Thaler’s recently announced Nobel Prize in economics so remarkable is that he audaciously took Kahneman’s diagnosis and sought to test whether the insights fit what happens in the real world.
Appeared in the October 11, 2017, print edition as 'Hopefuls Spar in Mayoral Debate.'. Mayor Bill de Blasio drew a contrast between his liberal policies and the views of his opponents in their first mayoral debate.
Mayor Bill de Blasio faced his challengers in the New York City mayoral race on the debate stage for the first time Tuesday night, defending his record against a Republican and a renegade insurgent who has drawn comparisons to President Donald J. Trump.
A congressional committee has issued subpoenas targeting a research firm that compiled a dossier of unverified and unflattering information about President Donald Trump.
Appeared in the October 11, 2017, print edition as 'Trump Dossier Firm Subpoenaed.'. Fusion GPS worked with former British spy to compile a 35-page document on Trump’s alleged ties to Moscow
Since last year, when we were all made aware of the UK's unrecycled cup mountain, some of us have found it hard to buy a takeaway coffee without being wracked with guilt.
The ultimate waste-free cup though, must be this: a coffee cup made of cereals that you can munch on like an ice cream cone, once you've downed your drink. Three friends from Plovdiv in Bulgaria, Miroslav Zaprjanov, Mladen Dzhalazov and Simeon Gavrilov, came up with their "waffle" recipe containing no preservatives, colourings or coatings a few years ago and have been working on commercialising it ever since.
How often you check on your investments, meet with a financial adviser, or change the makeup of your investments is of course up to you, but remember that mutual funds are for longer-term investments, so their daily or weekly performance doesn't matter as much as their yearly or decade performance does.
Ratings look at the past performance of a fund, which means that it doesn't guarantee that the fund will do well in the future, the Economic Times cautions.
They disrupted the USA, among others, with some strong-arm tactics on the road to Russia – perhaps recalling Honduras’s performance at Brazil 2014.
It has been quite a turnaround for Serbia since, almost exactly three years ago, they underwent the shame of that fateful Euro 2016 qualifier against Albania and the picture looks altogether brighter now after the came top of a hard Group D. Nemanja Matic is the lynchpin of a team with a pleasing blend of youth and experience; Slavoljub Muslin probably lacks the goalscoring power for a deep run next summer but Serbia have been underperforming for some time and should, as a minimum, provide larger countries with an awkward moment or two.
Now, for the first time, Laffont's New York City photographs have been exclusively collected in an impressive retrospective, New York City Up and Down (Glitterati Incorporated).
During his decades in the city, Laffont — who still calls New York home — traversed the five boroughs, focusing his lens on the residents, visitors, the known, and unknown. He captured small moments of quiet, enormous historic events, and the everyday spectacles for which the city is so well known.
Blessings abounded in the Texas town of West, population 2,800, on that April day in 2013 when the fertilizer plant caught fire and its ammonium nitrate detonated — killing 15, injuring 252 and damaging or destroying 500 buildings.
Twenty-nine miles away, at a church in the town of Italy, Tex., an Iraq War veteran whispered to his brother-in-law, “That was an explosion.” Ten miles away, a fisherman on Aquilla Lake ducked, thinking his boat was being struck by lightning.
The United States has failed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup, the result of an inexcusable 2-1 defeat Tuesday night at Trinidad and Tobago.
The myth of progress was created and nurtured by the sport’s establishment in this country, which had a vested interested in promoting soccer as America’s “sport of the future.” Plenty of words will be written and spoken in the coming days about what went wrong over this disastrous qualifying cycle, but it really comes down to this: As much as soccer has improved its infrastructure in this country over the past three decades, as much as the player pool has expanded, the U.S.’s high-end players aren’t considerably better than they were when, say, Major League Soccer launched in 1996.