Tag Archives: game

Azerbaijan detains prominent human rights activists in fresh crackdown |

Azerbaijan detains prominent human rights activists in fresh crackdown | World news | NewsWire
Protesters attend an opposition rally in Baku in 2013. Photograph: David Mdzinarishvili/Reuters

Azerbaijan has detained at least four of the country’s most prominent human rights activists, prompting fears that authorities are intensifying efforts to silence campaigners ahead of the world’s first European Games in Baku next summer.

Read More >

Morning Mail: US troops land in Iraq; Hockey on poverty and cars |

Morning Mail: US troops land in Iraq; Hockey on poverty and cars | World news | NewsWire
Displaced Iraqis from the Yazidi community cross the Syrian-Iraqi border along the Fishkhabur bridge in northern Iraq. Photograph: Ahmad al-Rubaye/AFP/Getty

Good morning folks, and welcome to the Morning Mail – sign up here to get it straight to your inbox before 8am every weekday.

Read More >

Steve Ballmer bought the Clippers, but will NBA ever be rid of the Sterlings?

Steve Ballmer bought the Clippers, but will NBA ever be rid of the Sterlings? | Sport | News Wire
Shelly Sterling: ‘owner emeritus’ and ‘No1 fan’ of the LA Clippers. Photograph: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images

The NBA would like fans to believe that the finalization of the $2bn sale of the Los Angeles Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer on Tuesday marked the end of Donald Sterling’s dreadful legacy as an owner. Unfortunately, a provision in the deal ensures that Sterling’s estranged wife Shelly, current trustee of the Sterling Family Trust, will remain associated with the team as its “owner emeritus and No1 fan”.

Read More >