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Bangladesh gives names to begin Rohingya repatriation

Washington Post Headlines - Sat, 2018-02-17 11:29
A Bangladesh Cabinet minister gave a list of 8,032 Rohingya refugees to his Myanmar counterpart to begin repatriations of the Muslim minority under a November agreement between the two countries.
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American figure skater Vincent Zhou is brilliant, bemusing

Washington Post Headlines - Sat, 2018-02-17 11:29
The personality of American figure skater Vincent Zhou, who made his Olympic debut with a superb short program Friday, was neatly summed up by his social media response to a fan who recently asked what era he would visit if he could travel back in time.
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USC won't have Bennie Boatwright at the finish

LA Times Sports - Sat, 2018-02-17 11:25

Bennie Boatwright will be sidelined for the remainder of USC’s season because of a knee injury.

“It hurts a lot,” senior point guard Jordan McLaughlin said after practice Friday. “He’s a big part of our team.”

USC (18-9 overall, 9-5 in Pac-12 Conference play) is tied for second place with UCLA...

Categories: US SPORTS

Tiger Woods misses the cut as a crowd forms near the top of the leaderboard at the Genesis Open

LA Times Sports - Sat, 2018-02-17 11:05

Patrick Cantlay, Graeme McDowell and Sam Saunders lead the field at seven under par after the incomplete second round of the Genesis Open at tricky, penal Riviera Country Club.

But they’re hardly creating any distance between themselves and their followers. Behind them are 48 golfers within seven...

Categories: US SPORTS

Men's Figure Skating Forecast: Chilly With A Chance Of Pooh Rain

NPR Headlines - Sat, 2018-02-17 11:00

Fans showered the ice with Winnie the Pooh plush toys after Yuzuru Hanyu's performances this week. The A. A. Milne character has become an unofficial mascot for the Japanese skater.

(Image credit: David J. Phillip/AP)

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For Paul George, L.A. homecoming transcends the business of basketball

LA Times Sports - Sat, 2018-02-17 10:50

Knight High School sits on the edge of civilization in Palmdale. To step outside its front door is to face hundreds of yucca palms, or Joshua trees, extending their spikey limbs toward the sky. The trees dot the landscape for miles and miles until they reach the San Gabriel Mountains unobstructed.

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Quavo leads Team Clippers past Team Lakers in NBA All-Star Celebrity Game

LA Times Sports - Sat, 2018-02-17 10:35

Recording artist Quavo of Migos scored 19 points to lead Team Clippers to a 75-66 victory over Team Lakers on Friday evening at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

Quavo, who made seven of 10 shots from the field and five of eight free throws, was selected the game’s most valuable player.


Categories: US SPORTS

Seeing Bounty Abroad, Will North Koreans Change Their Homeland?

US Sports - Sat, 2018-02-17 10:32
At the Olympics, curious onlookers scrutinize visitors from the isolated North and wonder what a peek at a broader world could achieve.
Categories: US SPORTS

Bubba Watson lives it up in L.A. during the Genesis Open

LA Times Sports - Sat, 2018-02-17 10:25

He might not have Randy Newman’s “I Love L.A.” playing continuously on Spotify, but the sentiment works just fine for Bubba Watson.

Watson won what is now the Genesis Open at Riviera Country Club in 2014 and 2016, and he’s playing well again this year. He had five birdies in one six-hole stretch...

Categories: US SPORTS

Inside a 3-Year Russian Campaign to Influence U.S. Voters

FiveThirtyEight - Sat, 2018-02-17 10:24
Using American bank accounts, drivers’ licenses and disposable phones, about 80 Russians worked to disparage Hillary Clinton, promote Donald Trump and sow discord.
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13 Russians Indicted as Mueller Reveals Effort to Aid Trump Campaign

FiveThirtyEight - Sat, 2018-02-17 10:20
The indictment does not allege collusion but reveals in painstaking detail how Russians posed as American activists to boost Mr. Trump’s campaign.
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South Korea's obsession with speedskating isn't hard to miss

LA Times Sports - Sat, 2018-02-17 10:20

If you want to understand South Korea’s obsession with short track speedskating, why a civilized nation of 51 million is absolutely bonkers about roller derby on ice, watch a soccer game.

It is from the 2002 World Cup that South Korea hosted. Ahn Jung-hwan scores on a header in the 78th minute...

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Yevgeny Prigozhin, Russian Oligarch Indicted by U.S., Is Known as ‘Putin’s Cook’

FiveThirtyEight - Sat, 2018-02-17 09:51
The secretive oligarch is one of 13 Russians the special counsel charged on Friday for allegedly meddling in the 2016 U.S. election.
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Kings' Alex Iafallo gives more than old-college try in surprising rookie season

LA Times Sports - Sat, 2018-02-17 09:50

One day Tom Iafallo looked out at his backyard and realized it needed a renovation, or maybe an upgrade.

His son, Alex, and daughter, Julianna, had taken to shooting pucks and street hockey balls on the tennis court paved in the rear of their home in Eden, a small suburb south of Buffalo.

“I said,...

Categories: US SPORTS

Ducks set for crucial game against Wild

LA Times Sports - Sat, 2018-02-17 09:45



When: Saturday, 11 a.m. PST.

On the air: TV: Prime Ticket; Radio: 830.

Update: The Ducks rallied from a 2-0 deficit to pull out an important victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Thursday. The matinee vs. the Wild looms as a game with even bigger playoff implications....

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Shot in a Robbery Attempt, Yankees Prospect Recovers at Spring Training

US Sports - Sat, 2018-02-17 09:44
Thairo Estrada, a top Yankees infield prospect, was injured in a robbery attempt last month in Venezuela. A bullet remains lodged near his right hip.
Categories: US SPORTS

Giancarlo Stanton Arrives at Yankees Camp, and the Spotlight Flips On

US Sports - Sat, 2018-02-17 09:44
He was assigned two locker stalls wedged in a corner of the clubhouse between Brett Gardner and the minor league pitcher Brady Lail.
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As coaching staff changes, Rams focus on growth of QB Jared Goff

LA Times Sports - Sat, 2018-02-17 09:30

The situation was rife for potential confusion. Instead, it produced overwhelming success.

Among questions the Rams faced going into last season was how second-year quarterback Jared Goff would respond to — and not be overwhelmed by — an experienced coaching triumvirate in his ear.

Coach Sean McVay,...

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Old man Jimmie Johnson will get back on the grind at the Daytona 500

LA Times Sports - Sat, 2018-02-17 09:15

Jimmie Johnson is a man of many nicknames.

We used to call him “Mr. Seven-Time,” a homage to his Cup season titles. Cool! His rapper buddy Snoop Dogg calls him “Double J.” Groovy! His Hendrick Motorsports teammates have another cute nickname for him:



“It’s all in fun,” Johnson...

Categories: US SPORTS

Russians Bought Bank Accounts From California Man, Mueller Says

FiveThirtyEight - Sat, 2018-02-17 09:12
A California man illegally provided hundreds of bank account numbers to a Russian social media operation, the special counsel revealed.
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