• Tiger Woods arrested in Florida on DUI charge - reports

    Former world number one golfer Tiger Woods was arrested in South Florida on Monday morning on a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, according to media reports. Woods, who is second on the all-time list with 14 major titles, was taken into custody at about 3 a.m. (0700 GMT) near his Jupiter Island home and released hours later on his own recognizance, NBC affiliate WPTV reported. Woods's representatives did not respond immediately to Reuters when asked to confirm the reports.

  • Chinese table tennis gold medalist sued over Singapore gambling debt

    Kong Linghui, one of China's best-known table tennis players and now head coach of the country's national women's team, is facing a HK$2.55 million ($327,000) lawsuit over a gambling debt to a luxury hotel in Singapore, according to a Hong Kong court writ. Singapore has become a playground for Asia's rich and famous, luring cash-rich Chinese gamblers who increasingly turned their attention to the city-state when a crackdown on corruption by Chinese President Xi Jinping took on high-rollers in the nearby gambling hub of Macau. The writ submitted to the court by the Marina Bay Sands hotel said Kong signed a credit agreement two years ago to borrow S$1 million from it.

  • North Korea War Would Be ‘Catastrophic,’ and ‘Worst in Most People’s Lifetimes,' U.S. Defense Secretary Mattis Warns

    War with North Korea would be “catastrophic” and the “worst kind of fighting in most people’s lifetimes,” Secretary of Defense James Mattis said. Amid rising rhetoric and increasingly frequent missile tests from the isolationist North Korea, President Donald Trump has warned that a “major, major conflict” was a possibility.

  • China says Philippines' 600-kg drug seizure was largest in shared crackdown

    Philippine authorities last week seized more than 600 kg of methamphetamines in the largest such bust since China launched a crackdown on drug-smuggling in cooperation with the Southeast Asian nation, Chinese customs said on Monday. China is the main source of methamphetamine consumed in the Philippines, which is caught in the throes of a brutal war on drugs waged by President Rodrigo Duterte. Two people arrested in a May 12 raid on suspected smugglers told Chinese authorities they hid the drugs in five printing machines to smuggle them into the Philippines, customs officials in the coastal city of Xiamen said.

  • Becker backs Federer's decision to skip French Open

    (Corrects source in third paragraph) REUTERS - Roger Federer's decision to skip this year's French Open has been applauded by Boris Becker, who believes the decision means the Swiss will be a strong favourite at Wimbledon. Federer, who announced his withdrawal from the May 28-June 11 claycourt major earlier this month, said he felt he needed to avoid playing on clay this season to help prolong his career. "If I were his coach, I would have tried to convince him to skip Roland Garros all the way," Becker, who guided Novak Djokovic to French Open glory last June, told Portuguese daily newspaper Record.

  • Time for Juventus to bring trophy home - Allegri

    Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri has labelled 11-time winners Real Madrid favourites for the Champions League final, but said the "optimistic" Italians intend on bringing the trophy home from Cardiff on Saturday. Fresh from securing a record third consecutive league and Cup double, Juventus are looking to complete a treble this season when they face Real in the Welsh capital. The June 3 final comes two years after a 3-1 defeat to Barcelona in Berlin in Allegri's opening season at the club -- that was Juve's sixth defeat in the final of the competition, a record.

  • British Airways vows 'never again' after costly IT collapse

    British Airways (BA) said it would take steps to ensure there was no repeat of a computer system failure that stranded 75,000 passengers over a holiday weekend and turned into a public relations disaster. BA had been forced to cancel all its flights from Heathrow, Europe's busiest airport, and Gatwick on Saturday after a power supply problem disrupted its operations worldwide and also hit its call centers and website. The airline was returning to normal on Monday, planning to run more than 95 percent of flights from London Heathrow and Gatwick, with only a handful of short-haul flights canceled.