John O'Brien

Olympics-Ice hockey-Korean women score again but bid farewell with fifth loss

© Reuters. Olympics-Ice hockey-Korean women score again but bid farewell with fifth loss<p>By Jane Chung<p>GANGNEUNG, South Korea, Feb 20 (Reuters) - The …

North Korea

After Mysterious End to New Media Consortium, Educause Buys Up Group’s Assets

On Wednesday a bankruptcy court approved the sale of the New Media Consortium's assets to Educause, just 2 months after NMC abruptly ceased …

Connectivism

People summarised their lives with 'Simpsons' screenshots and the results were sublime

It can be hard to take a proper, unflinching look at your life. Luckily, we have <i>Simpsons</i> images to help us.<p>Twitter user Carl Kinsella inspired a …

Tennis: Australian Open day nine | Reuters

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Highlights of Tuesday’s ninth day of the Australian Open, the first grand slam tournament of the year (times in GMT):<p>Tennis - Australian Open - Quarterfinals - Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne, Australia, January 23, 2018. Kyle Edmund of Britain celebrates winning against Grigor …

Tennis

Smith, Khawaja frustrate England in Sydney | Reuters

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia captain Steve Smith continued to be England’s Ashes nemesis on Friday as he passed 6,000 test runs in an unbeaten knock of 44 to help his team to 193 for two at close of play on the second day of the fifth test.<p>Cricket - Ashes test match - Australia v England - SCG, …

Dawid Malan

Australia hit back with late wickets in Sydney | Reuters

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia stunned England with two late wickets, including that of Joe Root for 83, to leave the tourists wobbling on 233 for five at the end of the rain-disrupted opening day of the fifth and final Ashes test on Thursday.<p>Cricket - Ashes test match - Australia v England - SCG, …

Josh Hazlewood

Horizon Report's future remains uncertain after sudden NMC closure

A figure from the 2017 NMC K-12 Horizon Report.<p>In light of the abrupt revelation last month that the New Media Consortium (NMC) would have to "cease …

Education

Pine Street Inn gives hope to homeless

Brian Dyer’s alcoholism led to his homelessness.<p>But Dyer, 51, is now sober and with the help of a caseworker at the Pine Street Inn who helped him …

Term Sheet -- Wednesday, December 20

5 Qs WITH A DEALMAKER<p>Good morning, Term Sheet readers.<p>Steve Case, the billionaire co-founder of AOL, wrapped up his sixth Rise of the Rest tour this …

Venture Capital

Cricket: Smith holds firm as Australia rein in England | Reuters

PERTH (Reuters) - Jonny Bairstow kept his head with a fine century for England but Steve Smith showed a captain’s poise to guide Australia to 203 for three at the close of day two of the third Ashes test on Friday.<p>Cricket - Ashes test match - Australia v England - WACA Ground, Perth, Australia, …

Sports (India)

Smith holds firm as Australia rein in England | Reuters

PERTH (Reuters) - Jonny Bairstow kept his head with a fine century for England but Steve Smith showed a captain’s poise to guide Australia to 203 for three at the close of day two of the third Ashes test on Friday.<p>Cricket - Ashes test match - Australia v England - WACA Ground, Perth, Australia, …

Dawid Malan

Soccer: Seattle crush Houston to reach MLS Cup final | Reuters

(Reuters) - The Seattle Sounders eased to a 3-0 victory over the Houston Dynamo in the second leg of their Major League Soccer Western Conference Championship on Thursday to set up a rematch of last year’s MLS Cup final against Toronto FC.<p>Nov 30, 2017; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Sounders FC …

Soccer

Hobbling Altidore fires Toronto into MLS Cup final | Reuters

TORONTO (Reuters) - Jozy Altidore battled through the pain of an ankle injury to fire Toronto FC into the MLS Cup final for a second consecutive year with a 1-0 victory over Columbus Crew in the second leg of their Eastern Conference final on Wednesday.<p>Nov 29, 2017; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto …

Soccer

New Zealand trip Stokes suspicion in Australia

WELLINGTON: Ben Stokes's arrival in New Zealand on a "private" trip has been viewed with suspicion in neighbouring Australia, where pundits smelled a …

New Zealand

Cricket: Australia rally to restrict England in Ashes opener | Reuters

BRISBANE (Reuters) - Australia fought back with two late wickets to restrict England to 196 for four and leave the Ashes series-opener delicately poised on Thursday after the tourists’ unheralded batsmen threatened to dominate an intriguing first day.<p>Cricket - Ashes test match - Australia v England …

James Vince

Australia rally to restrict England in Ashes opener | Reuters

BRISBANE (Reuters) - Australia fought back with two late wickets to restrict England to 196 for four and leave the Ashes series-opener delicately poised on Thursday after the tourists’ unheralded batsmen threatened to dominate an intriguing first day.<p>Cricket - Ashes test match - Australia v England …

Sport (UK)

Bragging rights and money at stake in F1 finale

LONDON: The Formula One season winds up in Abu Dhabi on Sunday with both titles won, Lewis Hamilton aiming to close the year on a winning note and …

Auto Racing

Highlights of Saturday's NBA games | Reuters

(The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of Saturday’s National Basketball Association games:<p>Nov 18, 2017; Atlanta, GA, USA; Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving (11) shoots against Atlanta Hawks forward Tyler Cavanaugh (34) and guard Marco Belinelli (3) in the fourth quarter at Philips Arena. Mandatory …

Sports

Better late than never, World Cup beckons for Gareca | Reuters

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Coach Ricardo Gareca guided Peru to a long-awaited World Cup finals appearance on Wednesday and in doing so moved a step closer to fulfilling his own dream of gracing soccer’s greatest tournament.<p>Gareca, whose side beat New Zealand 2-0 in Lima to qualify by the same score on …

FIFA

Phoney Lawsuits: Man Has Filed 80 Lawsuits And Uses Sleuthing Skills To Track Down Defendants

A Tennessee man, described as a professional plaintiff and sleuth with three cell phones, is allowed to continue one of his many lawsuits after faking interest in a free home security system to identify whom he wanted to sue for calling him about it.<p>“(I)t is safe to say that, when the telemarketers …

Crew take control of playoff after Callens red card | Reuters

(Reuters) - Columbus Crew took full advantage of playing with an extra man to score three second-half goals on the way to a 4-1 victory over New York City FC in the first leg of their Major League Soccer Eastern Conference semi-final showdown on Tuesday. Trailing 1-0, New York City defender …

Soccer

Olympics: Flame arrives to ignite Pyeongchang's story of fire and ice | Reuters

INCHEON, South Korea (Reuters) - The Olympic flame arrived in South Korea on Wednesday to begin its journey towards the 2018 Pyeongchang Games, lighting the blue touchpaper on a winter sports spectacular that organizers say will help promote peace on the Korean peninsula.<p>Honorary Ambassador Yuna …

Olympics

Halep gains consolation from year-end number one status | Reuters

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Simona Halep is still searching for her first grand slam title but the Romanian admits the consolation of ending the year as world number one will help to motivate her for another tilt at a major title breakthrough next season.<p>Tennis - WTA Tour Finals - Singapore Indoor …

Tennis

Babos and Hlavackova rally for WTA Finals doubles triumph | Reuters

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Timea Babos and Andrea Hlavackova rallied to claim the WTA Finals doubles title in a match tiebreak on Sunday, the Hungarian-Czech pair recovering from a set down to record a 4-6 6-4 (10-5) victory over Kiki Bertens and Johanna Larsson.<p>Tennis - WTA Tour Finals - Singapore …

Tennis

Venus rallies past Garcia to set up Wozniacki final | Reuters

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Venus Williams rallied from the disappointment of losing a tight first set to blast her way past Caroline Garcia 6-7(3) 6-2 6-3 and set up a WTA Finals title showdown against Caroline Wozniacki on Saturday.<p>Tennis - WTA Tour Finals - Singapore Indoor Stadium, Singapore - …

Tennis

Garcia stuns Wozniacki to advance, Halep out | Reuters

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Caroline Garcia produced a stunning comeback to overcome Caroline Wozniacki 0-6 6-3 7-5 and advance to the last four at WTA Finals on Friday, the Frenchwoman topping the Red Group after top seed Simona Halep lost later in the day.<p>Tennis - WTA Tour Finals - Singapore Indoor …

Tennis

Venus stuns Muguruza to advance at WTA Finals | Reuters

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Venus Williams gained revenge for her Wimbledon final defeat by Garbine Muguruza when the American advanced to the last four of the WTA Finals with a gutsy 7-5 6-4 victory over the Spanish world number two on Thursday.<p>Tennis - WTA Tour Finals - Singapore Indoor Stadium, …

Tennis

Defeated Pliskova struggles for motivation as semi-final looms | Reuters

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Karolina Pliskova raced through her opening two White Group ties to secure a WTA Finals semi-finals berth with a match to spare, but the Czech admitted she found it tough to find the motivation for Thursday’s last round-robin encounter, that ended in defeat.<p>After looking …

Tennis

Here’s one key factor that amplified the 1987 stock-market crash

In 1987, so-called portfolio-insurance products, which were created to protect investors from falling markets, instead, helped exacerbate a breakdown …

Trading

Cubs edge Nats in Game Five thriller to advance to NLCS | Reuters

(The Sports Xchange) - Addison Russell had two hits and four RBIs as the Chicago Cubs scored four runs off Max Scherzer in the fifth inning to beat the Washington Nationals 9-8 on Thursday in the fifth and deciding game of their National League Division Series.<p>The Nationals had a chance to tie the …

Major League Baseball