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VATICAN CITY | Vatican launches athletics team of Swiss Guards, priests

VATICAN CITY  — Jan 10, 2019—The Vatican has launched an official athletics team. Around 60 Holy See runners — Swiss Guards, priests, pharmacists and even a 62-year-old professor who works in the Vatican’s Apostolic Library — are the first accredited members of “Vatican Athletics,” which was announced Thursday. The Vatican and the Italian Olympics Committee … Continue reading VATICAN CITY | Vatican launches athletics team of Swiss Guards, priests

The Latest: Kyler Murray still coughing, will play Saturday

The Latest on media days for the College Football Playoff semifinals (all times EST): 12:10 p.m. Oklahoma quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner Kyler Murray has no doubt he will play Saturday, despite being slowed by an illness in recent days. Murray appeared at Orange Bowl media day Thursday, still coughing and sniffling a bit. He … Continue reading The Latest: Kyler Murray still coughing, will play Saturday

AUSTIN, Texas | Apple deepens Austin ties, expands in other tech hotbeds

AUSTIN, Texas — Apple plans to build a $1 billion campus in Austin, Texas, that will create at least 5,000 jobs ranging from engineers to call-center agents while adding more luster to a Southwestern city that has already become a bustling tech hub. The decision, announced Thursday, comes 11 months after Apple CEO Tim Cook … Continue reading AUSTIN, Texas | Apple deepens Austin ties, expands in other tech hotbeds

Oklahoma QB Kyler Murray is named the AP Player of the Year

Kyler Murray is The Associated Press college football Player of the Year, the second straight Oklahoma quarterback and fifth overall to win the award since it was established in 1998. Murray beat out Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa on 56 ballots submitted by AP college football poll voters and announced Thursday. Ohio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins … Continue reading Oklahoma QB Kyler Murray is named the AP Player of the Year

AP Player of the Year finalists: Murray, Tagovailoa, Haskins

Quarterbacks Kyler Murray of Oklahoma, Tua Tagovailoa of Alabama and Dwayne Haskins Jr. of Ohio State are the finalists for The Associated Press college football Player of the Year. The winner will be announced Thursday. The finalists are the same as those for the Heisman Trophy, which will be presented Saturday. Murray leads the country … Continue reading AP Player of the Year finalists: Murray, Tagovailoa, Haskins

John Cena to receive SI’s Muhammad Ali Legacy Award

WWE superstar John Cena is the recipient of this year’s Sports Illustrated Muhammad Ali Legacy Award. The award, which was announced Thursday, is given each year to an athlete or sports figure who embodies the ideals of sportsmanship, leadership and philanthropy while using sports as a platform. Cena will receive the award at the Sportsperson … Continue reading John Cena to receive SI’s Muhammad Ali Legacy Award

WASHINGTON | US blacklists NKorean-controlled IT firms in China, Russia

WASHINGTON — The United States is imposing sanctions on two North Korean-controlled information technology companies based in China and Russia. The Treasury Department announced Thursday it is designating China Silver Star, its North Korean CEO Jong Song Hwa, and its Russia-based sister company. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin (mih-NOO’-shin) says in a statement that the sanctions … Continue reading WASHINGTON | US blacklists NKorean-controlled IT firms in China, Russia