PHL Finalizes 12-Man Roster Ahead of FIBA Asia Champions Cup

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — Coach Chot Reyes has put together a young, but talented Philippine basketball team ahead of the FIBA Asia Champions Cup. The final 12-man roster was announced Tuesday, Sept. 19, as the squad gets ready to go to China for the nine-day club tournament that starts Friday in Chengzou. What you won’t … Continued

Controversial World Title Decision Leads to Refunds, Apparent Suspension

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — A controversial decision after a world title boxing bout has forced betting houses to issue refunds as well as the apparent suspension of one of the bout’s judges. World champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin and Saúl “Canelo” Álvarez faced off Sept. 17 for the world middleweight title in Las Vegas. Golovkin entered … Continued

Goran Dragić Leads Slovenia to FIBA EuroBasket Title

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — Miami Heat guard Goran Dragić led his native Slovenia to the 2017 FIBA EuroBasket title. Dragić scored 35 points and grabbed 7 rebounds in the gold medal game on Sunday, Sept. 17, in Istanbul. Slovenia beat Serbia, 93-85, even though cramps forced Dragić to the sidelines in the fourth quarter. It … Continued

Racing Dog Tests Positive for Cocaine

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI)-Another athlete has been banned from their sport for testing positive for drugs. But this time the athlete isn’t really responsible, because Clonbrien Hero is a dog, not a human. That’s right this athlete is an Irish greyhound and it wasn’t steroids or other typical performance enhancing drugs, but cocaine that was … Continued

Tickets on Sale for 2018 FIFA World Cup

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — Ticket sales are underway for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia but the global ticketing system is almost as complicated as the 32-team draw. The first stage of the first phase ticketing runs Sept. 14 through Oct. 12. FIFA says football fans can submit their ticket applications anytime during that … Continued

Golden State Warriors Ink $20 Million Jersey Deal With Rakuten

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — If you’re a Warriors fan, get used to seeing the word “Rakuten” on players’ jerseys. The 2017 NBA champs have inked a logo deal with the Japanese e-commerce giant worth $60 million over three years, according to ESPN. That makes it the most lucrative jersey sponsorship contract in NBA history. Starting next … Continued

Olympic Games Awarded to Paris 2024 and LA 2028

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — Congratulations are in order for two cities set to host the Olympics. Paris was awarded the 2024 Summer Olympics and Los Angeles will host the 2028 Games. The International Olympic Committee made the official announcement at a meeting in Lima, Peru on Sept. 13. IOC President Thomas Bach said, “Ensuring the … Continued

US Tennis Star Serena Williams Has Introduced Her Newborn to the World

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — U.S. tennis star Serena Williams has introduced her newborn to the world. On Sept. 13, a picture was posted on Instagram, showing Williams holding her little girl. Along with the picture, the proud mother announced the two-week-old baby’s name, Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr., after the young girl’s father, Alexis Ohanian. Further details were … Continued

Tokyo’s 2020 Olympic Stadium Takes Shape

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — Japan going full speed ahead to get the 2020 Olympic Stadium ready for the games. The construction site of the new national stadium in central Tokyo has about 1,000 workers a day on average, according to the AP. And as many as 3,000 people will be needed per day when the … Continued

Cleveland Indians Break Baseball Record With 21st Straight Win

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — The 2017 Cleveland Indians have carved out their place in baseball history. On Sept. 13, the Indians beat the Tigers, 5-3, to notch their 21st straight victory. That’s the longest winning streak in American League history and tied for baseball’s 2nd longest streak since the dawn of the 20th century. The … Continued