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January 14, 2019 9:45 PM Kyler Murray enters name in NFL draft, but A's can still negotiate with Heisman Trophy winner

The Oklahoma Sooners quarterback and reigning Heisman Trophy winner has given himself the option to choose the NFL over Major League Baseball, for which he has a contract with the Oakland Athletics that includes a $4.66 million signing bonus. A source told ESPN's Adam Schefter that Murray actually submitted the paperwork Friday. The A's, who selected 139

January 13, 2019 10:36 PM Australian premier plans Fiji, Vanuatu visit to offset China influence

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Monday he will visit Fiji and Vanuatu this week as part of a push to offset China’s growing influence in the South Pacific. Morrison heads to Vanuatu on Wednesday, in the first visit by an Australian prime minister to the Pacific island nation in three decades. He then will go to Fiji, returning 132

January 10, 2019 8:20 PM Soccer: U.S. women's league increases roster size, player pay

(Reuters) - The top U.S. women’s professional soccer league will let teams add more players to their rosters and raise their minimum and maximum pay for the 2019 season as part of rule changes it announced on Thursday. Senior rosters in the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) will expand to 20-22 players, from 18-20 players in 2018. The NWSL is also adding 131

January 10, 2019 1:39 AM U.S. judge dismisses Ashley Judd's sexual harassment claim against Weinstein

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A federal judge in Los Angeles on Wednesday dismissed actress Ashley Judd’s sexual harassment claim against movie producer Harvey Weinstein. The judge said, however, that Judd could proceed with a defamation claim in the civil lawsuit. Judd had accused Weinstein of defaming her in 1998 after she refused what she said were his sexual 136

January 8, 2019 1:16 AM Mariah Carey settles sexual-harassment lawsuit with ex-manager: report

Mariah Carey reportedly settled a lawsuit with her ex-manager who accused her of sexual harassment. (AP, File) Mariah Carey settled a lawsuit with her ex-manager who accused the singer of sexual harassment, alleging Carey often was nude in front of her, Page Six reported Monday. “The parties [have] reached a mutually agreed resolution to this matter 126

January 6, 2019 10:42 PM Sharks sign F Lukas Radil to 1-year extension

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- The San Jose Sharks have signed forward Lukas Radil to a one-year contract extension through the 2019-20 season. Radil has five goals and three assists in 18 career games, leading the team to give him the extension Sunday. The 28-year-old Radil played professionally in Russia's KHL and on the Czech Republic 2018 Olympic team before 72

January 6, 2019 6:05 AM With US leaving, rival powers seek to move into Syria's east

FILE -- In this April 4, 2018 file photo, a U.S. soldier stands in a newly installed position near the front line between the U.S-backed Syrian Manbij Military Council and the Turkish-backed fighters, in Manbij, north Syria. The planned U.S. troop withdrawal opens a void in the north and east of Syria, and the conflicts and rivalries among all the powers 113

January 4, 2019 9:24 PM Here Are All of the Solar and Lunar Eclipses You Can See in 2019

2019 will have plenty in store for astronomy fans across the world, with a total solar eclipse, an annular solar eclipse, a total lunar eclipse and more. The most exciting such event for U.S.-based stargazers may be the so-called “Super Blood Wolf Moon Eclipse” on Jan. 21, says Christian Veillet, an astronomer at the Large Binocular Telescope Observatory 126

January 3, 2019 9:15 PM BLACKPINK Is Set to Become First Female K-Pop Group to Perform at Coachella

BLACKPINK is on track to become the first female K-pop group to perform at Coachella. The four-member girl group from South Korea was announced as part of the the 2019 music festival’s lineup, which features headliners Ariana Grande, Childish Gambino and Tame Impala. The annual music festival held in Indo, California will be BLACKPINK’s official debut 126

December 30, 2018 12:58 PM Nancy Grace Roman, 'Mother Of Hubble' Space Telescope, Has Died, At Age 93

When Nancy Grace Roman was a child, her favorite object to draw was the moon. Her mother used to take her on walks under the nighttime sky and show her constellations, or point out the colorful swirls of the aurora. Roman loved to look up at the stars and imagine. Eventually, her passion for stargazing blossomed into a career as a renowned astronomer 80