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January 8, 2019 4:35 AM Ex-Real Madrid man Pepe joins Porto after Besiktas contract was terminated

The 35-year-old, who won Euro 2016 with Portugal, has signed a two-and-a-half year contract. Pepe first signed for Porto in 2004 -- the summer after they won the Champions League with Jose Mourinho as manager -- and won six trophies in three seasons before joining Real Madrid in 2007. Pepe established himself as one of Europe's top central defenders 74

January 2, 2019 8:16 AM Cillian Sheridan joins Wellington Phoenix from Jagiellonia Bialystok

Wellington coach Mark Rudan says midseason recruit Cillian Sheridan will provide much-needed competition in his strike force for the second half of the A-League season. The mid-table Phoenix announced on Thursday the Republic of Ireland forward has signed with them until the end of the current season. The 29-year-old signed from Polish first division 77

December 31, 2018 6:23 PM Patrick McCaw joins Cavs after Warriors don't match offer

CLEVELAND -- Former Warriors swingman Patrick McCaw is practicing with the Cavaliers, who signed him to a two-year, $6 million offer sheet last week. McCaw, 23, officially joined the Cavaliers' roster on Monday after Golden State decided not to match Cleveland's offer. He had been expected to be in the defending NBA champion's rotation this season but didn't 63

December 29, 2018 12:01 AM World Rugby chairman Beaumont knighted in UK honors list

LONDON (Reuters) - World Rugby chairman Bill Beaumont has been recognized in the British New Year’s Honors list with the former England captain given a knighthood for his services to the sport. Beaumont joins former England cricket captain Alastair Cook in receiving a knighthood, while Tour de France winner Geraint Thomas, England soccer coach Gareth 107

December 19, 2018 4:14 AM Former LLWS star Mo'ne Davis to play softball for Hampton University

Mo'ne Davis, who rocketed to stardom in the Little League World Series, will attend Hampton University and play softball, her parents told The Philadelphia Tribune. In 2014, Davis became the first girl to pitch her team to a LLWS victory, while playing for Philadelphia's Taney Youth Baseball Association. She went on to become a three-sport star at Springside 104

December 15, 2018 4:29 PM Trump joins Wreaths Across America in laying wreaths at Arlington National Cemetery

President Trump joined thousands of volunteers in the rain Saturday at Arlington National Cemetery to participate in the annual holiday wreath-laying event that pays tribute to those who served—and died-- in America’s wars. Trump made the unscheduled stop to the famous military ceremony about 2:15 p.m. ET, hours after the event began. Every December 66

December 14, 2018 9:36 AM California's chief justice leaves GOP; cites Kavanaugh confirmation to Supreme Court

California Supreme Court Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye delivers her State of the Judiciary address before a joint session of the Legislature at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif. (Associated Press) The chief justice of California’s Supreme Court announced that she quietly left the Republican Party over the confirmation of Justice Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme 102

December 12, 2018 7:15 PM Sailing: Stars & Stripes Team USA joins challengers for America’s Cup

LONDON (Reuters) - Stars & Stripes Team USA has been accepted by holders Emirates Team New Zealand and the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron as the fifth challenger for the 36th America’s Cup, which will take place in Auckland in 2021. The team was co-founded by sailors Mike Buckley and Taylor Canfield and represents the first all-American team in more than 15 years 106

December 10, 2018 2:52 AM Gilead Sciences to hire Roche executive O'Day as new CEO: source

(Reuters) - Drugmaker Gilead Sciences Inc will name Roche Holding AG executive Daniel O’Day as its new chief executive officer, according to a source familiar with the matter. The announcement of O’Day’s hiring could come as early as Monday, the source said. It is not clear when O’Day, currently the CEO of Roche Pharmaceuticals, will start at Gilead 106

December 5, 2018 7:27 PM Cuaron's 'Roma' beckons moviegoers to Mexico's presidential digs

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Alfonso Cuaron’s critically acclaimed film “Roma” is set to show in one of Mexico’s most exclusive venues, taking over the once-private screening room of the palatial presidential residence, which President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has opened to the public. Lopez Obrador on Saturday transformed “Los Pinos,” the luxurious home of Mexican 106