Former NHL bottom-feeders find NHL's entry draft bill coming due

There are questions Toronto Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock won't touch with a 10-foot hockey stick. The challenge a team brimming with young talent faces in managing its payroll structure was one topic Babcock particularly enjoyed sidestepping shortly after Toronto and forward William Nylander ended a lengthy contract dispute this month. "Well, I think you've got […]

Russia introduces draft UNGA resolution to save INF Treaty

In an attempt to salvage the cornerstone treaty limiting the deployment of short- and intermediate-range nuclear missiles, which the US has decided to unilaterally suspend, Moscow has introduced a draft resolution to the UNGA. The US decision to leave the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty could seriously undermine international non-proliferation as well as arms control […]

Haley not going out with a bang after US-sponsored anti-Hamas draft fails at UNGA

The US-propelled draft resolution targeting Palestinian Hamas has failed to pass a two-thirds majority threshold at the UN General Assembly vote in what is seen is a major upset for the outgoing US envoy to the UN Nikki Hailey. The resolution garnered 87 votes in favor and 57 against, thus falling short of securing a […]

History as AFLW Draft picks stun

EXPANSION club Geelong have picked midfielder Nina Morrison with the No. 1 selection in the AFLW draft. The 17-year-old Geelong Falcons on-baller was the hot tip for the honour. The Cats did not surprise with the second pick, taking Sophie Van De Heuvel, and as expected Carlton used the No. 3 selection to recruit Madison […]

A draft deal clarifies what populist trade policy means in practice

“IT’S a big day for trade, a big day for our country,” boasted President Donald Trump on August 27th. The cause of this jubilation was progress in renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), a deal between America, Mexico and Canada. Enrique Peña Nieto, Mexico’s president, confirmed that Mr Trump had managed to secure […]

Ultra-Orthodox Jews clash with police over Israeli military draft law (VIDEOS, PHOTOS)

Nearly 20 activists have been arrested in the Israeli city of Bnei Brak after hundreds of ultra-Orthodox Jews clashed with police over the recent arrest of a yeshiva student who tried to evade military service. Some 500 members of the radical Jerusalem Faction took to the streets of Bnei Brak on Monday, causing traffic mayhem. […]

NHL draft: Sabres take Dahlin No.1, Habs select Kotkaniemi third

The Buffalo Sabres selected Swedish defenceman Rasmus Dahlin with the No. 1 pick in the NHL draft on Friday night. Considered far and away the class of the 2018 talent pool, the slick 18-year-old had seven goals and 13 assists in 41 games for Frolunda of the Swedish Hockey League in 2017-18. Dahlin is the […]

Star QB set for pro baseball after bizarre MLB draft pick

OKLAHOMA’S quarterback competition took an unexpected twist at the Major League Baseball draft. Kyler Murray, the favourite to replace Heisman Trophy winner and No.1 pick in the NFL Draft Baker Mayfield as the Sooners’ starter this year, was selected ninth overall by the Oakland Athletics on Monday night. The speedy Murray has been a major […]