• LeBron James eviscerated the Celtics to reach his seventh straight NBA Finals

    LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers flexed their muscle again in Boston. BOSTON - If the Boston Celtics were holding any hope from six quarters of surprisingly competitive play in Games 3 and 4 of the Eastern Conference finals, the Cleveland Cavaliers doused it early in Game 5, riding their three All-Stars to a third straight blowout victory on the Garden floor. Cavs superstar LeBron James scored a game-high 35 points on 13-of-18 shooting in a dominating 135-102 victory that will send him to a seventh straight NBA Finals appearance.

  • S. Korea rape victim navy officer commits suicide

    A South Korean female naval officer apparently killed herself after being allegedly raped by a senior colleague, a defence ministry spokesman said Thursday. The victim, a lieutenant, was found dead in her single-room apartment on Wednesday, where a message was found reading: "Tomorrow, I won't be in this world any longer." "The lieutenant appeared to have committed suicide," a military spokesman told AFP. Military police have arrested a navy captain as a suspect.

  • Sanchez - the 'Wonder Kid' seeking football greatness

    Alexis Sanchez's future at Arsenal is in doubt with rumours about a move to Bayern Munich but few Gunners' fans would begrudge him bowing out with a second FA Cup winners medal. The 28-year-old Chilean -- known as the 'Wonder Kid' -- has at times this season cut a disgruntled figure venting his spleen at his team-mates after a limpid performance in a 5-1 humiliation at the hands of Bayern in their Champions League last 16 first leg clash. Sanchez, though, rarely voices his opinions in public but he told Sky Sports in early May his grumpiness was apparently more to do with his own failings and not those of his team-mates.

  • Trump shoves fellow NATO leader aside on his first summit

    U.S. President Donald Trump muscled himself to the front of the world stage in Brussels on Thursday, firmly pushing aside the leader of soon-to-be member Montenegro at a NATO summit. Footage showing the leaders caught Trump pushing his way past Prime Minister Dusko Markovic, then confidently adjusting his suit as he emerged in the front of the group, closer to NATO head Jens Stoltenberg. Video of the incident went viral and came as Trump delivered a tough message to NATO allies to dramatically increase their defence spending to ease financial burden to the United States.

  • Dear, Harvard: 10 memorable quotes from Zuckerberg's speech

    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg returned to Harvard with a message on fighting inequality and taking risks in the name of innovation. Zuckerberg, who, like the graduates, is a millennial, started Facebook ...

  • Manila deploys commandoes, helicopters to retake city from Islamists

    By Romeo Ranoco and Roli Ng MARAWI CITY, Philippines (Reuters) - The Philippines mobilised attack helicopters and special forces to drive Islamic State-linked rebels out of a besieged southern city on Thursday, with six soldiers killed in street combat amid heavy resistance. Ground troops hid behind walls and armoured vehicles and exchanged volleys of gunfire with Maute group fighters, shooting into elevated positions occupied by militants who have held Marawi City on Mindanao island for two days. Helicopters circled the city, peppering Maute positions with machine gun fire to try to force them from a bridge vital to retaking Marawi, a mainly Muslim city of 200,000 where fighters had torched and seized a school, a jail and a cathedral, and took more than a dozen hostages.

  • 'I almost destroyed wrist at French Open,' says Nadal

    Rafael Nadal admitted Thursday that he almost "destroyed" his wrist at last year's French Open, as he relived the pain which forced him to abandon his pursuit of a 10th Roland Garros title. The Spanish star withdrew from the 2016 tournament with a left wrist injury on the eve of his third round match, going on to miss Wimbledon before returning for the Rio Olympics. After that, the rest of the year was complicated." Nadal is bidding to win the French Open for a 10th time and is considered the leading favourite after clinching clay court titles in Monte Carlo, Barcelona and Madrid already this year.