Los Angeles Clippers star Kawhi Leonard says he's eager to make his Olympic debut at the rescheduled Tokyo Games in July even if it means flying halfway around the world on tight timeline.
Australia has suspended its defence cooperation programme with Myanmar, Foreign Affairs Minister Marise Payne said, amid an intensified crackdown by the country's military on massive protests against last month's coup. Australia will also redirect immediate humanitarian needs to Rohingyas and other ethnic minorities, Payne said in a statement late Sunday. "We will prioritise the most pressing humanitarian and emerging needs and seek to ensure our humanitarian engagement is with and through non-government organisations, not with government or government-related entities," Payne said.
Former skipper Dinesh Chandimal hit his fifth Twenty20 International half-century as he and promising youngster Ashen Bandara took struggling Sri Lanka to a modest 131-4 in the third and final match against West Indies on Sunday.
The United States and South Korea have reached agreement in principle on a new arrangement for sharing the cost of the American troop presence, which is intended as a bulwark against the threat of North Korean aggression. The State Department's Bureau of Political-Military Affairs said the deal includes a “negotiated increase” in Seoul's share of the cost, but it provided no details. The negotiations had broken down during the Trump administration over a U.S. demand that Seoul pay five times what it previously had paid.
The two top Democrats in New York's state legislature said on Sunday that sexual harassment allegations leveled against Governor Andrew Cuomo by five women, most of them former aides, have undermined his ability to lead and he should resign. In calling for the governor to step down, State Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins also cited charges that Cuomo's governing style created a "toxic work environment" and that his office under-reported the coronavirus death toll among nursing home residents. "Everyday there is another account that is drawing away from the business of government," Stewart-Cousins said in a statement.
A senior European Medicines Agency (EMA) official urged European Union members on Sunday to refrain from granting national approvals for Russian COVID-19 vaccine Sputnik V while the agency reviews its safety and effectiveness. Sputnik V has already been approved or is being assessed for approval in three EU member states - Hungary, Slovakia and the Czech Republic - and EU officials have said Brussels could start negotiations with a vaccine maker if at least four member countries request it.
Palmeiras won the Copa do Brasil on Sunday, beating Gremio 2-0 to take the title 3-0 on aggregate and lift their second major trophy of the season. The win comes five weeks after the Sao Paulo club won the Copa Libertadores, South America’s equivalent of the Champions League. Palmeiras won the first leg 1-0 away last week and Wesley made it 2-0 overall when he fired home an angled drive after 52 minutes.
More than 110,000 Olympic volunteers had their dream summer all mapped out for 2020. Instead, the unsung backbone of any Olympics - its corps of volunteers - has had to recalibrate lives, put vacations or returns to home countries on hold and seek out part-time jobs in Japan so they are still free to volunteer. "I'm actually wavering about taking part now," said Yamamura, 40, who lives in southwestern Japan, far from Tokyo.
Despite its emphasis on Asian representation and Southeast Asian themes, Disney’s “Raya and the Last Dragon” failed to soar in China, coming in third with just $8.4 million, according to Maoyan data. While the sum might look respectable in other pandemic-stricken locales, it falls short in China’s recovered movie market, which has set box office […]
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Manchester City's relentless march towards the Premier League title was interrupted as their 21-match winning streak in all competitions was ended by a surprise 2-0 home defeat to rivals Manchester United on Sunday. Pep Guardiola's side could have few complaints as a second-minute penalty converted by Bruno Fernandes and Luke Shaw's fine finish early in the second half earned United a surprise win. While City still lead the table by 11 points with 10 games left, second-placed United showed there are chinks in the armour of Guardiola's side as they ended a disappointing run of results against the so-called big six.
KUALA LUMPUR, March 8 — As the country grapples with Covid-19 restrictions, women’s rights advocates have decided to improvise and move their annual International Women’s Day (IWD) march...
MacKenzie Scott, the ex-wife of Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos and the third wealthiest woman in the world, has remarried. The lucky man is Dan Jewett, a science teacher at a Seattle private school, who has signed on to her commitment to donate most of her fortune. “In a stroke of happy coincidence, I am married to one of the most generous and kind people I know–and joining her in a commitment to pass on an enormous financial wealth to serve others,” Jewett wrote in a Saturday post on Scott’s page on the Giving Pledge website. “Recognizing how much I have to learn from those unlike me has led me to a partner similarly inclined. I have seen many ways that MacKenzie has seen her efforts enhanced when she acts on the belief that those with common values but different perspectives, strengths, and experiences are essential to effecting positive change,” Jewell continued. “We are united in that understanding and in our excitement for all we have to learn from so many people working in service of others. “With that as a foundation, I join with the kindest and most thoughtful person I know in making this pledge, grateful for the exceptional privilege it will be to partner in giving away assets with the potential to do so much good when shared.” Also Read: $6 Billion Philanthropist Mackenzie Scott (Formerly Bezos) Emerges as 2020's Real Superhero Bezos gave his blessing to the happy couple. “Dan is such a great guy, and I am happy and excited for the both of them,” he said in a statement via an Amazon spokesman. Scott and Bezos were married for 25 years before divorcing in 2019. Together they have three sons and a daughter who was adopted from China. Scott, who, according to Bloomberg Billionaires Index, is worth $53.5 billion since divorcing Bezos, gave away almost $6 billion last year to 384 nonprofit organizations, mostly women-led charities, food banks, Black colleges and other small charities that don’t receive the benefit or attention it may need or deserve. Scott is a member of Giving Pledge, a campaign formed by Warren Buffet and Bill and Melissa Gates to encourage “the world’s wealthiest individuals and families to dedicate the majority of their wealth to giving back. Scott said her 2020 donations were meant to build off of her pledge the previous year to give away most of her wealth. “Though I’m far from completing my pledge, this year of giving began with exposure to leaders from historically marginalized groups fighting inequities, and ended with exposure to thousands of organizations working to alleviate suffering for those hardest hit by the pandemic,” Scott said. Read original story MacKenzie Scott, Billionaire Ex of Jeff Bezos, Marries Seattle Science Teacher At TheWrap
Who said what in sport this weekend:
Eight-time PGA Tour winner Brooks Koepka has withdrawn from the 2021 Players Championship due to a knee injury. "Brooks strained his right knee and he is scheduled to further consult with doctors this week to receive a more extensive evaluation and outlook," said Blake Smith, Koepka's manager. Koepka is currently 12th in the Official World Golf Ranking.
Joan Laporta returned as Barcelona president on Sunday after winning the club's elections by a landslide, with his central pledge to try to persuade Lionel Messi to stay.
England boss Eddie Jones said his players have taken responsibility for the indiscipline that damaged their Six Nations title defence.
Barcelona members elected Joan Laporta as club president on Sunday, turning to the man who oversaw one of their most successful periods to lead them out of an institutional and financial crisis. Laporta, who was Barca president between 2003 and 2010, won a resounding 54.28% of total votes, while Victor Font came second with 29.99% and Toni Freixa was third with 8.58%. Laporta, 58, succeeds Josep Maria Bartomeu, who resigned as president in October to avoid facing a vote of no confidence from members who turned on him after Lionel Messi tried to leave the club last August and the team were beaten 8-2 by Bayern Munich in the Champions League.
The names of women victimized by violence were painted late on Saturday on metal barriers erected around Mexico's national palace ahead of a major women's march as activists turned the fencing into a makeshift billboard for their movement. On Sunday, the leftist leader insisted that he had always believed in equality in a video he posted on social media, in which he also lashed out at those he derided as conservative critics who aim to attack his government.
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