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

NHL: No Olympics for Anyone Under Contract, Even Minor Leaguers

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — The National Hockey League has clarified its stance on the 2018 Winter Olympics. Nobody with an active NHL contract will be eligible to skate for their country in Pyeongchang, South Korea, even if they’re playing in the minors on loan or a two-way contract. Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly confirmed as much … Continued

Stomach Bug Affects 30 Athletes, Staff at IAAF World Championships

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — A stomach bug has forced several top athletes to withdraw from events at the 2017 World Athletics Championships in London. Botswana sprinter Isaac Makwala shared the bad news on social media, saying he was suffering from food poisoning and couldn’t compete in the 200-meter prelims on Monday, Aug. 7. Likewise, Ireland’s … Continued

Indian Ultra-Marathon Runner Collapses After Running for Nearly 3 Months

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — An ultra-marathon runner from India has collapsed after running for nearly 3 months. Samir Singh set himself a target of running 10,000 km in 100 days. He was only 36 km off his goal when he collapsed with exhaustion on Sunday, Aug 6. The 44-year-old has ran everyday since the end … Continued

Steph Curry Shoots 4-Over 74 in Pro Golf Debut

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — NBA champ and two-time MVP Steph Curry can sink a three, but can he sink a putt? He can drive the lane, but can he drive the fairway? Sports fans are used to seeing the Golden State Warriors guard dominate on the basketball court, and on Thursday, Aug. 3, he made … Continued

Usain Bolt Finishes 3rd in Last 100m Final of Career

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — Two Americans spoiled the final 100-meter dash of Usain Bolt’s prolific career. The historic moment on Saturday, Aug. 5, was over in less than 10 seconds. Bolt, a nine-time winner of Olympic gold, finished in third place — bronze — at the 2017 IAAF World Championships. Justin Gatlin claimed gold with … Continued

NY Jets Owner Confirmed as US Ambassador to UK

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — The owner of a high-profile American football franchise will soon be jetting across the pond to serve as the U.S. ambassador to the United Kingdom. Woody Johnson owns the New York Jets. President Trump nominated the longtime Republican fundraiser in June, and on Aug. 3, he was confirmed. Johnson’s Jets have … Continued

Record-Breaking Neymar Transfer to PSG

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — Football superstar Neymar is now record-breaking football superstar Neymar. On Aug. 3, Neymar signed a five-year deal with French club Paris Saint Germain. And with a staggering €222 million payment to satisfy the buyout clause of Neymar’s contract with FC Barcelona, the move is now the most expensive ever in football. But … Continued

Cubs Give Outcast Steve Bartman World Series Ring

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — A single play during Game 6 of the 2003 National League Championship Series versus the Florida Marlins devastated the life of one infamous Chicago Cubs fan, Steve Bartman. Bartman interfered with left fielder Moises Alou’s chance to catch the foul ball. If Alou had caught it, the 8th inning could have … Continued

Barça Needs €222 million to Let Neymar Go

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — Brazilian superstar Neymar could become the world’s most expensive footballer if his reported move to Paris Saint Germain goes through. On Aug. 2, Spanish superclub FC Barcelona confirmed the forward wanted to leave, but added that his buyout fee would have to be paid in full for that to happen. Neymar’s … Continued