San Francisco Giants ‘Joc Pederson says he was slapped by Cincinnati Reds’ Tommy Pham over fantasy football beef

CINCINNATI – San Francisco Giants outfielder Joc Pederson got Cincinnati Reds outfielder Tommy Pham slapped him prior to Friday’s series opener over a dispute about their fantasy football league. While the Giants warmed up in the outfield, Pham confronted Pederson and smacked him in the cheek before the pair was separated. “It was a surprise,” …

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Weeks after declaring an oligarch’s yacht was seized in Fiji, the US still doesn’t have it

Two days after the Department of Justice announced it assisted the Fijian police in seizing a $ 300 million yacht allegedly owned by a sanctioned Russian oligarch, those same police ordered American authorities to leave the ship, according to court documents. US efforts to seize and sell the 348-foot Amadea, the helipad-topped vessel purportedly owned …

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Israeli judge’s ruling on Jews who prayed in Al-Aqsa compound ignites controversy

Israeli Magistrate’s Court Judge Zion Sahrai ruled Sunday that three Jewish youths were not violating security conditions when they recited a Jewish prayer at the contested holy area known to Jews as the Temple Mount and to Muslims as Haram Al-Sharif. Police had charged all three with security violations for reciting the Shema, banning them …

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IPL and Jos Buttler show ECB how to make cricket work as entertainment | Jos Buttler

Jos Buttler stands outside a hotel room door bouncing a ball on his bat. Trent Boult opens the door carrying a guitar, which he strums as they stroll off together. Buttler plays a game where the object is to throw nuts and berries into your partner’s mouth, Buttler cradling the baby-faced left-handed opener Yashasvi Jaiswal …

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Texas school shooting: Did children die while police waited outside?

UVALDE, Texas – As the nation struggles to comprehend the horrors that unfolded Tuesday inside Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, one of the biggest unanswered questions is whether anyone could have been saved. Authorities have left the public with more questions than answers about the mass shooting that left 21 dead, and their timeline …

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Vadim Shishimarin war crimes trial: Russian soldier sentenced to life in prison in Ukraine conflict’s first war crimes trial

The soldier, Vadim Shishimarin, had pleaded guilty to shooting a 62-year-old civilian to death on the fourth day of the conflict in late February. Before delivering the verdict on Monday, the court said Shishimarin had “committed a criminal offense” under international humanitarian law. “[Shishimarin] saw a civilian on the pavement, Oleksandr Shelipov, “the court said.” …

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These are the best value countries for a holiday this summer according to travelers

We all know life is going to be more expensive this year. But that doesn’t mean foreign holiday plans should be canceled just yet. Admittedly, as the value of sterling continues to fall against other currencies, travelers will need to do some careful planning if they want their money to go further. The good news …

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