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Unity Games in Northern Europe

As the Iglesia Ni Cristo approaches its Centennial celebration on July 27 this year, the Church members in Northern Europe countries recently held together a two-day event in Germany called ‘Unity Games’. Marie Francisco reports [youtube id=”2mg1q-VqKWc”]

U.S. soccer star Hope Solo arrested in assault on sister, nephew

(Reuters) – Hope Solo, goalkeeper for the U.S. women’s soccer team, was arrested early on Saturday morning for striking her sister and a teenage nephew during a dispute at her home in a Seattle suburb, police said. Police who responded to a 911 call at Solo’s house in Kirkland a little after midnight could hear noise from the “disturbance” from the street, according to a police statement. Solo, 32, appeared intoxicated and upset, police said, […]

Messi magic saves Argentina, Klose rescues Germany

(Reuters) – Argentina captain Lionel Messi and record-equalling Miroslav Klose of Germany rode to the rescue of their teams with trademark goals on another day of rich entertainment at the World Cup on Saturday. Messi snatched a 1-0 win for Argentina against plucky Iran with a typical piece of brilliance that put them in the last 16, while Klose equaled the record for World Cup goals of 15 with a classic poacher’s effort to salvage a 2-2 draw against […]

Record-equalling Klose salvages 2-2 draw for Germany

(Reuters) – Germany striker Miroslav Klose came off the bench to score a record-equalling 15th World Cup goal and salvage a 2-2 draw against Ghana in a pulsating Group G game on Saturday. With his first touch two minutes after coming on, Klose poked home at the back post from a Toni Kroos corner in the 71st minute to move level with former Brazil striker Ronaldo. He becomes only the third man after compatriot Uwe Seeler and Brazil’s Pele […]

Ryan Moore has one-shot lead at Travelers

(Reuters) – American Ryan Moore made an unlikely eagle from a cart path on his way to a one-stroke lead after the third round at the Travelers Championship in Connecticut on Saturday. The three-time PGA Tour winner used the fortunate break to set the stage for a bogey free four-under-par 66 in delightful conditions at the TPC River Highlands in Cromwell. He posted a 13-under 197 total, while Australian Aaron Baddeley notched a 65 to […]

Ochoa hero, Akinfeev villain in World Cup draws

(Reuters) – Mexico goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa produced a heroic performance in a 0-0 draw with Brazil and his Russian counterpart Igor Akinfeev was the villain in a 1-1 draw with South Korea as the World Cup produced more drama on Tuesday. While Ochoa kept Brazil at bay, the hapless Akinfeev was left to bury his head in his hands after he allowed Lee Keun-ho’s straightforward shot from 25 meters to slip through his grasp. Algeria […]

Spectator Biden thrilled by U.S. World Cup victory

(Reuters) – U.S. Vice President Joe Biden might not have resolved a diplomatic spat with Brazil over American espionage, but he got a kick out of seeing the United States soccer team win their first World Cup game. “Watching the United States win last night was a great thrill for us,” Biden told reporters on Tuesday hours after seeing the Americans defeat Ghana 2-1. Biden brought his soccer-playing granddaughter and a nephew with him to […]

Germany mark World Cup century in style, U.S. upset Ghana

  (Reuters) – Germany marked their 100th World Cup game in style on Monday by thumping shambolic Portugal 4-0 in the midday sun to confirm their billing as title contenders while the United States snatched a win over Ghana. The tournament continued to live up to its reputation as one of the best in recent years and in a hugely enjoyable, fast-paced game the U.S. grabbed a late goal for a surprise 2-1 victory over […]

Schumacher out of coma, shifted to Swiss hospital

(Reuters) – Seven times Formula One racing champion Michael Schumacher, who suffered severe head injuries in a ski accident last year, has come out of a coma and was transferred to a Swiss medical center on Monday, officials said, but gave no details of his condition. Schumacher, the most successful Formula One racer of all time, has had several brain operations since his accident in the French Alps in late December. He was moved for […]

Spurs claim NBA title with 104-87 rout of Heat

The San Antonio Spurs delivered a decisive end to LeBron James’ two-year reign atop the basketball world by routing the Miami Heat 104-87 on Sunday to win the NBA Finals four games to one. San Antonio, which outscored the Heat 55-29 over the decisive second and third quarters, was paced in scoring by Kawhi Leonard who had 22, while Manu Ginobili added 19. James, who led the Heat to titles the past two seasons, scored […]

Nadal on cloud nine after soaring to new heights

(Reuters) – One man’s despair was another man’s ecstasy as the most inopportune of double faults propelled a world-beating Rafa Nadal into a nine-times on Sunday. Waiting to launch into a second serve on match point down, a yell from the stands, followed by another, left a distracted Novak Djokovic to fire down the most costly of double faults and see his hopes of completing a career grand slam pounded into the red dust. While […]