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Op-Ed: Manny Pacquiao could fight Mayweather at least twice this year

WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao has given Floyd Mayweather until the end of this month to sign the contract for their long-delayed fight which Mayweather had calendared for May 2 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Northeastern U.S. prepares for 'historic' storm

New York City - As much as three feet of snow is expected Monday and Tuesday along a 250-mile stretch of the U.S. northeast coast as a massive winter storm brings enough heavy winds and driving snow to potentially shut down several of the nation's greatest cities.

Op-Ed: Best NHL all-star game moment was Darryl Sutter's son coaching

If you get a chance to do something cool, even if its because your Dad is really cool and has the power to make it happen, you might as well go for it. So it was with Chris Sutter, whose Dad just happens to be an NHL coach.

Boxing star Manny Pacquiao judges Miss Universe pageant in Miami

Nothing like making one of the world's most popular sports figures a judge in a Miss Universe contest to get the world to pay attention. It's a global contest but not a lot of people watch nowadays. Doubtless Pacquiao helped increase its ratings.

Father of alleged bullies loses job over mean-spirited voice mail

Prior Lake - The father of two alleged social media bullies lost his job in the wake of a video that surfaced on the Internet with malicious, mean-spirited voice mail recordings targeted at the victim's father.

US northeast braces for monster snowstorm

New York - The US northeast braced for a monster winter storm Monday, with residents snapping up supplies ahead of what New York City's mayor warned could be a blizzard "the likes of which we've never seen before.

Hollywood stardom awaits Manny Pacquiao

Filipino boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao may soon join Hollywood's elite entertainers after a film producer offered him a three-film deal right after he beats pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather.

Klay Thompson breaks NBA record

The Golden State Warriors' shooting guard Klay Thompson broke the NBA record for most points scored in a quarter with 37 points Friday night.

Police call stabbings outside Maple Leaf Gardens 'random attack'

Toronto police are calling the serious stabbings of three persons, a fourth was also attacked but unhurt, random, and they have made an arrest. The three who were stabbed are in hospital.

Got binoculars? Check out Monday's asteroid fly-by

Pasadena - Got binoculars? Monday's close encounter with Asteroid 2004 BL86 is probably the best time you'll have to use them for sky-watching in the next 13 years.

Op-Ed: Why Manny Pacquiao will win in first encounter against Mayweather

While Floyd Mayweather has not signed the contract to fight Manny Pacquiao, fight fans who are privy to the ongoing fight negotiations believe that the long-delayed fight is bound to happen on May 2 as Mayweather had earlier announced.

After 37 years in prison, Joseph Sledge, innocent, is released

Whiteville - An innocent man who spent nearly four decades behind bars was released from a North Carolina prison on Friday after a three-judge panel agreed he did not commit a 1976 double murder.

Doomsday Clock moved up and now sits at 3 minutes before midnight

The metaphorical Doomsday Clock, created by and kept up by The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, has been moved. It is now the closest it's been to midnight in three decades, moving up Thursday to 3 minutes to midnight.

Huge asteroid passes Earth Monday, get out telescopes, binoculars

An asteroid that is half a kilometre wide will be zooming by the Earth Monday night, within a range that will make it easy for amateur telescopes to witness its passing. It won't be around again for a very long time.

Hoopoes engage in strange egg-licking behaviors

Hoopoes have a remarkable habit. They cover their eggs with a secretion from their beaks. The secretion is packed with beneficial bacteria, which protects the eggs. A new research study has been looking into this behaviour further.

DNA smart glue could fix organs together

Researchers are working on creating a so-called DNA ‘smart glue’ that could one day be used to hold together 3-D-printed materials, such as tissues or even organs grown in the laboratory.

Environment affects immunity more than genetics

A new study into twins reveals that environmental factors play a greater role in shaping individual immunity than genetic ones.

Brandon Rios dispatches Mike Alvarado in 3 rounds

Former WBA lightweight champion Brandon Rios needed only three rounds to dispatch archrival Mike Alvarado in a dominating fashion that clearly proved who between them is the better fighter.

Former Miss Turkey posts poem criticizing Erdoğan, gets arrested

Istanbul - After posting a satirical poem on social media that criticized her country's president, Merve Büyüksaraç, a former Miss Turkey, was arrested and is awaiting trial later this year. She has been released on bail.

Op-Ed: NFL speaks out on deflategate, looks like footballs tampered with

The NFL said Friday they are still investigating the football scandal from last Sunday's game in Foxborough, won by the New England Patriots, 45-7, over the Indianapolis Colts. Yes, the balls were under-inflated but no, they don't know by whom. Not yet.
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