NBA: Steph Curry says teams ‘reloading’ to dethrone Warriors as champs

Agence France Presse 09/29/2022

Stephen Curry said Thursday that NBA teams are “reloading” to dethrone the Golden State Warriors as champions, as they begin their pre-season preparations this weekend in Japan. Sharp-shooter Curry is aiming for his fifth championship when the…

Boston Celtics suspend head coach Ime Udoka for entire NBA season

Agence France Presse 09/23/2022

LOS ANGELES – The Boston Celtics suspended head coach Ime Udoka for the entire 2022-23 NBA season on Thursday for “violations of team policies.” “A decision about his future with the Celtics beyond this season will be made at…

NASA gears up to deflect asteroid, in key test of planetary defense

Agence France Presse 09/23/2022

WASHINGTON — Bet the dinosaurs wish they’d thought of this. NASA on Monday will attempt a feat humanity has never before accomplished: deliberately smacking a spacecraft into an asteroid to slightly deflect its orbit, in a key test…

Britain and the world bid adieu to Queen Elizabeth II

Agence France Presse 09/20/2022

LONDON — Britain said farewell to Queen Elizabeth II on Monday at a state funeral attended by world leaders, before a historic last ceremonial journey through the streets of London packed with sorrowful mourners. Huge crowds gathered in near silence to…

Lebanese rejoice after Mayyas win ‘America’s Got Talent’

Agence France Presse 09/18/2022

Beirut – Lebanese celebrated the local dance troupe Mayyas on Thursday after it won the “America’s Got Talent” TV contest, stoking joy and pride in a country battered by years of political and economic turmoil. Many fans, across…

Who’s invited — and who’s not — to Queen Elizabeth’s funeral

Agence France Presse 09/16/2022

LONDON — Hundreds of foreign royals and leaders are expected to attend the state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II in London on Monday in one of the biggest diplomatic gatherings in decades. Westminster Abbey has space for…

It was an ‘honor to share all these years’ with Federer–Nadal

Agence France Presse 09/16/2022

Rafael Nadal said it was “an honor” to share “amazing moments” with Roger Federer after the Swiss great announced his retirement from tennis on Thursday. Federer, 41, said he would retire after the Laver Cup in London…

LeBron, Chris Paul rip NBA for falling short in punishing Robert Sarver

Agence France Presse 09/16/2022

NBA stars LeBron James and Chris Paul blasted the NBA for imposing what they consider a light punishment on Phoenix Suns owner Robert Sarver for racist and misogynist remarks. National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) executive director Tamika…

Queen Elizabeth II embarks on solemn final journey

Agence France Presse 09/11/2022

BALLATER, United Kingdom — Thousands of mourners lined the route to pay their respects as Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin on Sunday headed from the Scottish retreat where she died to Edinburgh on the first leg of her sombre final journey.…

‘Very strong’ Typhoon Inday approaches Japan southern islands

Agence France Presse 09/11/2022

TOKYO — Typhoon Muifa (local name: Inday) approached Japan’s southern islands on Sunday, prompting officials to issue a warning for locals to seek shelter from the “violent waves and winds” before it made landfall. According to Japan Meteorological Agency,…

Charles III proclaimed new king at historic ceremony

Agence France Presse 09/10/2022

LONDON — With a trumpet fanfare and gun salutes, Charles III was officially proclaimed king at a pomp-filled ceremony on Saturday, at which he pledged to emulate his late mother Queen Elizabeth II and serve for the rest of…

One queen, many presidents: Elizabeth II’s ties with America

Agence France Presse 09/10/2022

She had scones with Dwight Eisenhower, went riding with Ronald Reagan and took tea with Donald Trump: Queen Elizabeth II saw 14 US presidents serve during her reign, and she crafted her “special relationship” with America in…

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