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January 9, 2019 7:03 PM WTA roundup: Barty upsets No. 1 Halep in Sydney

Australia’s Ashleigh Barty stunned world No. 1 Simona Halep in straight sets in the second round of the Sydney International on Wednesday. Barty converted four of her seven break chances and struck 26 winners in the 6-4, 6-4 victory, compared to just nine winners by the top-seeded Romanian. It wasn’t the day’s only upset. Qualifier Yulia Putintseva of Kazakhstan 116

January 9, 2019 7:46 AM Ivan Marcone set to move from Cruz Azul to Boca Juniors

Cruz Azul midfielder Ivan Marcone is set to complete a transfer to Argentine giant Boca Juniors, a source close to the negotiations told ESPN Mexico. The 28-year-old former Independiente player was key in helping Cruz Azul reach the 2018 Apertura final last season and win the Copa MX. The transfer fee is close to $8 million, according to the source 117

January 8, 2019 8:34 PM Incredible images show bat drinking nectar from a flower

A photographer in Costa Rica managed to capture amazing photos using his Canon 5D Mark IV of a bat drinking nectar. A British retiree managed to capture a stunning image of a Long Tongue bat licking nectar from a flower while he was on vacation in Costa Rica. John Hudson, 72, was touring a natural reserve while on vacation and came across the bats by chance 165

January 8, 2019 5:44 PM Paris' first all-nude restaurant closing due to lack of customers

A little over a year after it opened, Paris' first nudist restaurant, O'Naturel, is set to close its doors in February due to a lack of business. O'Naturel opened in November 2017 in the city of lights' 12 arrondissement, a testament to the rising popularity of naturism in France. But unfortunately it didn't prove as popular as expected, as the owners 233

January 8, 2019 1:02 PM India forms panel to deepen digital payments, led by Infosys' Nilekani

MUMBAI (Reuters) - India’s central bank on Tuesday said it has constituted a panel with Infosys chairman Nandan Nilekani as its head in a bid to deepen digital payments in Asia’s third-biggest economy. The five-member panel, which includes a former deputy governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), will identify ways to widen financial inclusion via the use of digital 158

January 7, 2019 7:08 PM The Moment That Lupita Nyong’o and Michael B. Jordan Got 'Caught' Kissing in Golden Globes Photobooth

Michael B Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, and Danai Gurira may not have won Golden Globes, but they definitely won at the award show’s photo booth. The Black Panther co-stars teamed up for a short film that was filled with romance, intrigue, suspense, and laughter all set in an elevator and shared on Instagram. In the very short movie, Jordan and Lupita Nyong’o 132

January 7, 2019 6:34 PM Canadian and Italian tourists feared kidnapped in Burkina Faso

The Canadian government is treating the disappearance of a woman from Quebec and her Italian friend in Burkina Faso as a kidnapping, media reports say. Edith Blais, 34, and Luca Tacchetto, 30, were last heard from on 15 December in the city of Bobo-Dioulasso. The pair were travelling in Western Africa and were making their way to Togo for a humanitarian 104

January 7, 2019 2:42 AM Apple inks deal with Samsung to distribute iTunes shows on TVs

(Reuters) - Samsung Electronics Co Ltd (005930.KS) said Sunday that it will add an app to its smart televisions in the coming months to let owners watch content bought on Apple Inc’s (AAPL.O) iTunes service, a possible first sign Apple is looking to distribute its forthcoming television service on devices made by others. The deal is part of an ongoing 141

January 6, 2019 7:41 PM Buffalo QB Jackson declares for NFL draft

Buffalo quarterback Tyree Jackson announced Sunday that he is bypassing his senior season to enter the NFL draft. “Since I was 5 years old, it has always been a lifelong dream of mine to play in the NFL,” Jackson wrote. “This is a once in a lifetime opportunity, and I plan on embracing the challenge.” Jackson passed for 3,131 yards and 28 touchdowns 124

January 6, 2019 12:32 PM 3 dead after heavy rain turns Greek creek into torrent

ATHENS, Greece – Greece's fire service says the bodies of two men missing since a downpour on Thursday have been found separately in a creek southeast of Athens. The two men, 67 and 64 years old, along with the older man's wife, had set out from Keratea, a town about 45 kilometers (28 miles) southeast of Athens, in the pouring rain. The 64-year-old had volunteered 120