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Source: CBS News

Ex-Vanderbilt football player found guilty of rape

Saturday 23:44 GMT

A jury on Friday convicted a former Vanderbilt University football player charged along with three of his teammates in the 2013 gang rape of an unconscious female student.

After the verdict, Moore said prosecutors were satisfied: "I think it shows when they got down to it, they found Mr. Banks guilty of the acts that he himself committed without regard to anyone else.". Teammate Brandon Vandenburg was sentenced to 17 years in prison in June 2016 for his role in the rape.

Source: The Guradian

Corey Stoll on Trump-like Caesar play: ‘Being an artist has become a political act’

Saturday 23:45 GMT

Corey Stoll, the actor who played the assassin Marcus Brutus in a New York production of Julius Caesar that was repeatedly interrupted by pro-Donald Trump protesters, has written of the fear such actions engendered among a cast left “exhausted and nervous” by the time of the final show, in Central Park last Sunday. Writing for Vulture, Stoll decried “this new world where art is willfully misinterpreted to score points and to distract”.

Source: BBC

New Zealand 30-15 Lions: Tourists need to be more physical - Warren Gatland

Saturday 23:45 GMT

The British and Irish Lions need to be "more physical" when they face New Zealand in next week's second Test in Wellington, says coach Warren Gatland.

Both Gatland and assistant coach Steve Borthwick had talked up the Lions' forward pack before the first Test, with the head coach asking his side to "suffocate" the hosts. However, it was the Kiwi forwards who strangled the Lions at the scrum and line-out as Steve Hansen's side outmuscled their opponents.

Source: The Guradian

Mauricio Pellegrino, the complete coach who hates losing and frets when he wins

Saturday 23:44 GMT

There were around 40 people on the coaching course Mauricio Pellegrino took when he was a player at Valencia in 1999 and he wanted to know what it was that moved them to be there, so he did something he has done ever since football took him from his home in the Argentinian pampas: he asked and he listened.

His fitness coach, David Rodríguez, and the goalkeeper coach, Javier López Vallejo, complete the team who have had a huge impact in Vitoria.

Source: The Guradian

Russia’s entire 2014 World Cup squad face Fifa doping investigation

Saturday 23:45 GMT

Russia is at the centre of another doping scandal after it emerged the country’s entire 23-man squad from the 2014 World Cup is being investigated by Fifa over possible drugs offences.

Russia is currently hosting the Confederations Cup and in under a year will stage the World Cup but these allegations are likely to throw its suitability to stage such events into serious doubt. The 23-man squad, who were knocked out in the group stages of the Brazil World Cup three years ago, are among 34 Russian footballers being investigated by football’s world governing body.

Source: Common Domain

The highest paid player in the NFL says his wife still uses coupons

Saturday 23:44 GMT

After becoming the highest paid player in the National Football League, Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr was asked if there’s one thing he would splurge on.

Regarding the generous tithing that Carr does, here’s a video of him talking about the time in college when he started living the Christian lifestyle.

Source: BBC

Women's Sport Week 2017: Heather Knight relishes Women's World Cup after moon boot adventures

Saturday 23:44 GMT

To mark Women's Sport Week 2017, England captain and regular BBC Sport columnist Heather Knight looks ahead to the Women's World Cup - having battled back from injury in time to lead the side out.

After the World Cup, BBC Radio will have increased coverage of the Super League, with commentaries on every round of games - and you can read more BBC columns from Heather during the summer.

Source: New York Times

Asked to Switch Positions, Asdrubal Cabrera Asks to Switch Teams

Saturday 23:45 GMT

Instead, Cabrera is shifting positions now to let Jose Reyes, his good friend, play shortstop every day, a possibility Cabrera had probably not foreseen.

Even though Cabrera is younger than the 34-year-old Reyes, the Mets believed that Reyes, in filling in for Cabrera, had been more spry and sure-handed at shortstop. Reyes has spent most of his major league career at short, but since returning to the Mets last season, he has generally played at third base.

Source: Common Domain

Galaxy can't figure out why they play like visitors at home

Saturday 23:45 GMT

Yet, after Wednesday’s win in Colorado, the Galaxy are an MLS-best 5-2-1 away from StubHub Center and a league-worst 1-3-3 at home entering Saturday’s home game with division-leading Sporting Kansas City.

In fact, their three losses at StubHub Center this season are just one fewer than their total number of home losses over the last three seasons combined. “Some of it is circumstantial,” said coach Curt Onalfo, whose team entered Saturday riding an eight-game unbeaten streak in MLS play despite missing six starters to injury.

Source: New York Times

Philadelphia Phillies’ Rebuild Is a Slow Process

Saturday 23:45 GMT

The Cubs’ Hippo Vaughn, who fanned 10, allowed two hits and an unearned run in the 10th and lost to the Reds’ Fred Toney, who finished a 10-inning no-hitter.

The Phillies won a championship in 2008 — the only crown for a major pro sports franchise in Philadelphia over the last 34 years — but have fallen hard, with a major-league-worst 24-48 record through Friday. That was the first of what will soon be six consecutive seasons without a winning record, a string that followed a five-year run atop the N.L. East.

Source: New York Times

Frank Kush, Hall of Fame Coach of Arizona State, Dies at 88

Saturday 23:44 GMT

Frank Kush, the college Hall of Fame coach who took Arizona State University to national football prominence, but who was fired midway through his 22nd season when he was accused of trying to impede an investigation into an assault allegation lodged by a player, died on Thursday in the Phoenix area.

A Civil Court jury in the Rutledge case found in favor of Kush and the university in 1981, but by then Kush was getting ready to coach the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League.

Source: The Guradian

Hirving Lozano seals Mexico win to send Russia out of Confederations Cup

Saturday 23:45 GMT

Russia fought valiantly in Kazan but the hosts could not avoid early elimination from the Confederations Cup, losing 2-1 to Mexico, who join the Group A winners, Portugal, in the semi-finals after the European champions beat New Zealand 4-0 in St Petersburg.

Needing a win to advance from their difficult group, Russia played well and took the lead with a goal by Alexander Samedov in the first half, but the experienced Mexico side equalised with Néstor Araujo before half-time and secured the victory early in the second half with a goal by Hirving Lozano after a blunder by the goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev.

Source: New York Times

Let the Waiting Begin: Calling Pitches, Slowly, in College Baseball

Saturday 23:44 GMT

Multiply an average of 10 seconds of signaling by the 300 or so pitches it takes to play a college baseball game, and you have about 54 minutes of dead time in a sport in which games are taking longer and longer.

All eight teams at the College World Series call pitches from the bench, which for decades has been an accepted practice across the N.C.A.A.

Source: Fox News

Miami Marlins mystery bidder may sideline Derek Jeter's dream job

Saturday 23:45 GMT

The mystery bidder that has emerged in the sale of the Miami Marlins, billionaire Jose Mas, will likely decide by next week whether he will agree to purchase the struggling baseball franchise.

Means he won't need much financial assistance from other potential bidders, such as former New York Yankees short stop Derek Jeter. Jeter has told people his post-baseball ambition is to own and operate a baseball franchise, and at one point he secured the “preferred bid" of $1.3 billion for the Marlins.

Source: Washington Post

Nationals vs. Reds series preview: Nats begin brutal stretch of 17 games in 17 days

Saturday 20:04 GMT

After their first day off in three weeks, the Washington Nationals begin their final push before the all-star break with a three-game series against the Cincinnati Reds that opens a stretch of 17 games in 17 days.

Saturday, the Nationals will face Reds righty Homer Bailey, who was one of the league’s most prominent starters until injuries struck. Castillo is a right-hander who has struck out 81 batters and walked 13 in 80 2/3 minor league innings this season.

Source: Common Domain

When Kamala Harris and women everywhere do their job well, they get called 'hysterical'

Sunday 13:37 GMT
Source: Washington Post

Navy sailors made tough call to seal flooding ship compartments, unclear if survivors were inside

Thursday 22:53 GMT
Source: New York Times

Blue Apron Pursues I.P.O. as Amazon Looms Over Industry

Wednesday 01:32 GMT
Source: Global News

Flint airport attack suspect Amor Ftouhi was caretaker at Montreal apartment building

Friday 19:19 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Murdochs' bid for Sky could undergo further regulatory scrutiny in Britain

Wednesday 17:20 GMT
Source: Global News

London fights division, anger after series of attacks, deadly fire

Wednesday 21:06 GMT
Source: Global News

Guns kill or wound at least 19 children every day in the U.S., study says

Tuesday 17:20 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Why did these generic drugs’ prices jump as much as 85%?

Saturday 11:48 GMT
Source: Global News

Steve Irwin, Carrie Underwood, Snoop Dogg to get stars on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Saturday 18:15 GMT
Source: CBS News

Here's what is pushing up U.S. home prices

Saturday 20:04 GMT
Source: NBC News

'Queen of Tejano' Selena Is Honored At Madame Tussauds New York

Saturday 18:15 GMT
Source: CBS News

Ivanka Trump ordered to testify in lawsuit over shoe design

Saturday 23:45 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Do I Hear $16 Billion $20 Billion? Analyst Predicts Rival Bids for Whole Foods

Saturday 18:15 GMT
Source: BBC

Hijab-wearing model appears on front page of major US magazine

Saturday 15:30 GMT

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