International criticism of Venezuela’s election plans mount

CARACAS, Venezuela /January 26, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — International pressure has been mounting on Venezuela over the government’s decision to push up presidential elections under conditions that opponents say overwhelmingly favor President Nicolas Maduro, who is so far the only candidate. Spain, a major trading partner with deep roots in Venezuela, became the latest government to … Continue reading International criticism of Venezuela’s election plans mount

Cavs overcome LeBron’s 11 turnovers to beat Pacers 115-108

CLEVELAND /January 26, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —  Before leaving the Cavaliers’ locker room, LeBron James made sure doughnuts from the team’s tasty postgame spread were packed in his bag. He had enough turnovers. James recorded his 63rd career triple-double — overcoming a career-high 11 turnovers — and J.R. Smith scored 23 points as Cleveland showed some … Continue reading Cavs overcome LeBron’s 11 turnovers to beat Pacers 115-108

Canada the power heading to Olympic figure skating events

/January 26, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The Maple Leaf could be on frequent display above the medals podium at the Pyeongchang Olympics. Canada heads to South Korea with the strongest overall figure skating team and with medal contenders in all four individual events. That’s well ahead of expectations for the United States, which would be doing … Continue reading Canada the power heading to Olympic figure skating events

Korda, Liang win Australian Open junior titles

MELBOURNE, Australia  /January 26, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — American Sebastian Korda, son of 1998 Australian Open men’s champion Petr Korda, won the boys singles title on Saturday, beating Chun Hsin-tseng of Taiwan 7-6 (5), 6-4 in the final on Rod Laver Arena. Liang En Shuo became the first player from Taiwan to win the girls singles … Continue reading Korda, Liang win Australian Open junior titles

Union concerned after payroll cuts by Marlins, Pirates

NEW YORK /January 26, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —Concerned after the Miami Marlins and Pittsburgh Pirates cut major league payroll, the baseball players’ association has taken the first step toward trying to force changes in the clubs’ behavior. The union said it expressed concern to Major League Baseball that the teams are not spending revenue-sharing proceeds to … Continue reading Union concerned after payroll cuts by Marlins, Pirates

Michigan St athletic director retires over Nassar sex abuse

EAST LANSING, Mich. /January 26, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Michigan State University’s athletic director retired Friday, two days after the university president resigned over the school’s handling of sexual abuse allegations against its disgraced former sports doctor, Larry Nassar. Mark Hollis, who had been in the job for 10 years, disclosed the move during a meeting … Continue reading Michigan St athletic director retires over Nassar sex abuse

$530 million lost in hack of Japan cryptocurrency exchange

TOKYO/January 26, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —A Japanese exchange has lost 58 billion yen ($530 million) in cryptocurrency because of hacking, according to Japanese media reports. The Coincheck exchange said on its website Friday that it had halted sales and withdrawals of the currency, which is called NEM. It later added that it had restricted dealings in … Continue reading $530 million lost in hack of Japan cryptocurrency exchange

No. 6 Michigan St beats Wisconsin 76-61 on day AD retires

EAST LANSING, Mich./January 26, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Miles Bridges scored 24 points and No. 6 Michigan State beat the Wisconsin Badgers 71-62 on Friday night, less than 12 hours after athletic director Mark Hollis announced his retirement amid the outcry over how the school handled allegations against Larry Nassar. The Spartans (19-3, 7-2 Big Ten) … Continue reading No. 6 Michigan St beats Wisconsin 76-61 on day AD retires