Roberto Osuna slated to be activated by Astros on Sunday

Astros manager A.J. Hinch met privately with the team's owner and general manager on Saturday, a day ahead of reliever Roberto Osuna being activated following a 75-game suspension for violating Major League Baseball's domestic violence policy. Hinch discussed the matter with owner Jim Crane and GM Jeff Luhnow, but declined to go into details. The […]

Bull rider Marcos Gloria flies into Showdown Sunday with week's top score

Edmonton's Marcos Gloria put down the highest bull riding score of the week to leap frog into Showdown Sunday. Gloria, who hails from Brazil, had a dazzling fourth-run ride of 90.50 aboard the formidable Whiskey Hand to easily win Friday. However, he was locked in a three-way tie with Americans Jess Lockwood and J.B. Mauney for fourth […]

Sunday Drive: Everybody poops, and nearly everybody buys trucks and SUVs

The hot topic this past week was Ford’s revelation that it plans to jettison traditional passenger cars — Fiesta, Focus, Fusion and Taurus — in the U.S. to concentrate on bread-and-butter trucks and crossover/SUVs. Every post we’ve had on the topic has generated a ton of comments from readers, most of whom seem to think […]

Germany, France, UK, US to discuss next steps in London on Sunday after Syria strikes

Germany will meet with France, Britain and the United States in London on Sunday to discuss their next steps after airstrikes were launched against Syria early on Saturday, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said. The talks will be held in the British capital to coordinate further actions, the minister told reporters in Berlin. Germany plans […]

Patriarch Kirill blesses inmates of Moscow prison on Easter Sunday

The head of the Russian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Kirill, has visited Moscow’s Butyrskaya prison for the first time ever, to celebrate the Easter Holiday with the inmates and to offer them presents. “The fact of imprisonment is a very rigorous test,” Patriarch Kirill told over a hundred convicts, who gathered outside the prison chapel to […]

Sunday Brunch: Simon Rimmer dodges trouble as he confesses 'surefire' way to get axed

The 54-year-old TV chef was careful not to let things get uncomfortable during the live broadcast after The One Show presenter Alex, 41, joined him and co-host Tim Lovejoy, 50, to attempt a recipe for a cauliflower cheese tars. Simon Rimmer began by teaching the BBC favourite how to make pastry, talking her through the […]