Villanova reaches Big East final with comeback overtime win

All that talk of balance. All that talk of Villanova’s decline. All that talk of what a wild Big East Tournament this would be. All merely talk. Villanova remains the class of the conference, even after all that talent Jay Wright and Co. sent to the NBA. Friday night was just another reminder. Down 10 in the first half and […]

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Gas explosion in northwestern Turkey may be due to landslide: Anadolu

ISTANBUL (Reuters) – A gas explosion near a pipeline in northwest Turkey’s Sakarya province was believed to have been caused by a landslide, the state-owned Anadolu news agency quoted the province’s governor as saying. “We estimate the incident happened due to a landslide on the main distribution line,” Sakarya governor Ahmet Hamdi Nayir said. There were no homes in the […]

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Hawthorn, South East Melbourne Phoenix form partnership

Hawthorn have dipped their toes into the NBL, forming a strategic partnership with expansion side South East Melbourne Phoenix. The Hawks will provide the NBL side with financial and  human services and IT management while also helping deliver the Phoenix’s strategic plan ahead of their entry into the NBL next season. The shared services model, which the Phoenix will pay […]

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South East Melbourne Phoenix arrive in the NBL

The NBL's newest team will be known as the South East Melbourne Phoenix and will play in a predominantly green strip. Victoria's Deputy Premier James Merlino, NBL chief executive Jeremy Loeliger and Phoenix general manager Tommy Greer launched the league's ninth club at the State Basketball Centre on Saturday. The new team will join the competition for the 2019-20 season […]

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21 dead in east China mining accident

Twenty-one killed in mining accident in China after rock burst destroyed underground tunnel Fractured rocks destroyed part of a mining tunnel in east China on October 20 The tunnel was blocked at both ends by coal, leaving 22 people trapped  Body of the last miner was found today as a nine-day rescue operation halted Deadly mining accidents are common in China due […]

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Midnight curfews on East-end pubs and clubs threaten Hackney nightlife

Death knell for London’s Hipster hub? Midnight curfews on East-end pubs and clubs threaten vibe as gentrified Hackney clamps down on late-night noise Hackney Council approves plans to restrict new nightlife spots in the borough The hipster hotspot has come under pressure amid complaints over noise  Plans will see ‘core’ curfews of midnight during weekends and 23:00 weekdays One business […]

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Man smashes car window to save three dogs dying in the heat

Workman smashes window to save three dogs stuck in back of sweltering car on hottest day of the year as it is revealed three pets have died in heatwave vehicles this summer The refuse worker in Bristol couldn’t wait for police to free dogs so intervened Officer wanted to wait for their owners but he took matters into his own […]

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Giant clouds billow into the sky at warehouse blaze in east London

Firefighters battle warehouse blaze in east London causing giant smoke clouds Twenty fire engines and 120 firefighters were at the industrial estate in Leyton Fire crews responded before 5.30am after reports of a blaze in Orient Way  Residents have been told to keep their doors and windows shut to avoid smoke Firefighters are battling a huge blaze in east London […]

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