Cliff-Hanging Birdie Helps Thomas Win PGA Championship

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — Fourteenth-ranked Justin Thomas shot a 3-under 68 in the final round to earn a come-from-behind victory at the PGA Championship. It’s the first major title for Thomas, who joked with reporters that he almost choked — literally — while snacking on his way to the 17th green. He worried it was … Continued

Bolt Suffers Injury in Final Race

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — Usain Bolt never made it across the finish line in the final race of his illustrious career. Bolt suffered a hamstring injury halfway down the home stretch while running the anchor leg for Jamaica in the men’s 4×100 meters relay final at the track and field world championships. Despite the painful … Continued

PHL Wins 3 Straight Games to Open FIBA Asia Cup

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — Matthew Wright could do no wrong as the Philippines basketball team beat Qatar to start 3-0 at the 2017 FIBA Asia Cup. The 6-foot-2 forward drained seven threes on his way to a team-high 25 points Sunday, Aug. 13, leading the Philippines to an 80-74 victory. The island nation appears … Continued

PHL Defeats Iraq, 84-68, at 2017 FIBA Asia Cup

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — The Philippines rolled past Iraq to remain undefeated at the 2017 FIBA Asia Cup. Guard Terrence Romeo led the way with 17 points, and power forward Christian Standhardinger muscled in 16 points of his own, as the Philippines pulled away from Iraq in the third quarter and never looked back. The … Continued

New England Patriots Buy Two Boeing 767s for Team Travel

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — The New England Patriots are loaded with talent, and apparently money. The team, which has won five Super Bowl titles in the last two decades bought not one, but two Boeing 767s for about $10 million each, according to ESPN. With this purchase, the Pats become the first NFL team to … Continued

NBA Star Zach Randolph Arrested on Drug Charge

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — Two-time NBA All-Star Zach Randolph could have made a better first impression on his new team. On Wednesday, Aug. 9, Los Angeles police arrested the 6-foot-9 power forward and charged him with possessing marijuana with intent to sell. The former Portland Trail Blazer and Memphis Grizzly recently signed a two-year, $24 … Continued

Esports Could Be Added to the 2024 Olympic Games

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — Esports could be added to the Olympic Games program in 2024. With the city of Paris lined up to host the 2024 games, the next step is to decide what sports will be included in its program, and video gaming is in the mix. Tony Estanguet, co-president of the Paris Olympic … Continued

Isaac Makwala Returns From Illness, Qualifies for 200m Final

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — Botswanian sprinter Isaac Makwala bounced back from illness to qualify for the 200-meter final at the track-and-field world championships. But his path to get there was anything but conventional. Makwala was one of 30 athletes and staff victimized by a stomach bug being passed around the event, and medics said he … Continued

PHL Off to Hot Start at FIBA Asia Cup

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — The Philippines upsets China in each team’s first game at the 2017 FIBA Asia Cup. Teams from across Asia, Oceania and parts of the Middle East have converged on Lebanon for a two-week tournament to decide a continental basketball champion. China and the Philippines were tied with less than three minutes … Continued

Tiger Woods Expected to Enter Diversion Program After DUI Arrest

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — Golf icon Tiger Woods has agreed to enter a diversion program for first time DUI offenders. Woods entered a not guilty plea on Aug. 9, but prosecutors have agreed to drop the charge if he enters the program and pleads guilty to reckless driving. Such a deal is typical in Palm … Continued