Asia

Tajikistan: 70-year-old Jehovah’s Witness marks two years in jail

Shamil Khakimov, a Jehovah’s Witness who turned 70 last month, marked two years in a Tajik prison on February 26 after his conviction in part for having a Bible. Khakimov had been arrested in Khujand on charges of “inciting religious hatred” after police found literature published by the Jehovah’s Witnesses in his home. During his…

Loading

Asia

Latest

Knicks outlast Pacers 110-107 behind Randle’s double-double

NEW YORK (AP) — Julius Randle scored 28 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lift the New York Knicks back to .500 with a 110-107 win over the Indiana Pacers on Saturday night. RJ Barrett added 24 for New York, which improved to 17-17 with its sixth win in its last 10 games. Derrick Rose…

    Asia

    Latest

    Dumba scores in last second of OT, Wild beat Kings 4-3

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Matt Dumba scored in the final second of overtime to lead the Minnesota Wild to a 4-3 win over the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday night. With time running out, Minnesota’s Mats Zuccarello dug the puck out of a scrum on the side boardsd and slipped a pass to Dumba…

      Asia

      Latest

      NBA-leading Jazz rebound from loss to beat Magic

      ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Donovan Mitchell scored 31 points and Joe Ingles filled in well again at point guard in place of Mike Conley to help the Utah Jazz beat the Orlando Magic 124-109 on Saturday night. Utah bounced back from a loss a night earlier in Miami, improving to 6-1 following a defeat. The…

        Asia

        Latest

        Surging Red Wings beat Blackhawks 5-3 for 2nd straight win

        CHICAGO (AP) — Frans Nielsen had a goal and an assist and the Detroit Red Wings beat the Chicago Blackhawks 5-3 on Saturday night for their second straight victory. Bobby Ryan, Darren Helm, Christian Djoos and Evgeny Svechnikov also scored for Detroit, which won for the third time in four games after a 4-12-3 start.…

          Asia

          Latest

          DeMar DeRozan has 32 points, 11 assists in Spurs’ victory

          SAN ANTONIO (AP) — DeMar DeRozan had 32 points and 11 assists and the short-handed San Antonio Spurs held on to beat the New Orleans Pelicans 117-114 on Saturday night. LaMarcus Aldridge added 21 points off the bench in his second game back after missing six games because of a sore right hip. Brandon Ingram…

            Asia

            Latest

            Kessler, Tar Heels rally from 16 down to upset No. 11 FSU

            CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Freshman Walker Kessler scored a season-high 20 points to help North Carolina upset No. 11 Florida State 78-70 on Saturday, earning a needed victory to boost its NCAA Tournament chances while giving coach Roy Williams his 900th career victory. The 7-foot-1 freshman had 14 of his points after halftime in…

              Asia

              Latest

              Morikawa’s late stumble gives Workday contenders a chance

              BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — PGA champion Collin Morikawa made seven birdies in an eight-hole stretch Saturday and made it look as though no one could catch him. All it took was two bad holes to turn the Workday Open into a chase. Morikawa shot a 5-under 67 at the Concession Golf Club, a reasonable score…

                Asia

                Latest

                Edwards, Bueckers propel No. 1 UConn women past Butler 97-68

                INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Aailyah Edwards had 24 points and 14 rebounds and Paige Bueckers added 20 points and 14 assists as No. 1 Connecticut routed Butler 97-68 Saturday. Edwards made all of her shots — nine field goals, six free throws — until missing her last try from in close with 1:25 left. Bueckers, a…

                  Asia

                  Latest

                  S. Illinois ends North Dakota State’s 39-game winning streak

                  Javon Williams Jr. and Romeir Elliott each had a pair of touchdown runs, and Southern Illinois beat top-ranked North Dakota State 38-14 on Saturday that ended the Bison’s 39-game winning streak. North Dakota State (2-1, 1-1 Missouri Valley), which has won three straight FCS championships, last lost on Nov. 4, 2017 to then-No. 8 South…

                    Asia

                    Latest

                    Flanigan scores 23, leads Auburn past No. 25 Tennessee 77-72

                    AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Allen Flanigan scored a season-high 23 points and had seven rebounds to lead Auburn to a 77-72 victory over No. 25 Tennessee on Saturday. The Tigers (12-13, 6-10 Southeastern Conference) snapped a three-game losing streak even without freshman point guard Sharife Cooper, out for the second straight game with a left…

                      Asia

                      Latest

                      No. 18 Texas Tech stops No. 14 Texas 68-59, ends 3-game skid

                      LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Mac McClung had 16 points to lead five Texas Tech players in double figures and the No. 18 Red Raiders snapped a three-game losing streak with a 68-59 victory over No. 14 Texas on Saturday. The game was tied at halftime, but Texas Tech (15-8, 7-7 Big 12) went ahead to…

                        Asia

                        Latest

                        No. 3 Michigan continues to roll with 73-57 win at Indiana

                        BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Franz Wagner matched his season high with 21 points and Isaiah Livers added 16 points and 10 rebounds to help No. 3 Michigan pull away for a 73-57 victory Saturday at Indiana. The Wolverines (18-1, 13-1 Big Ten) took another major step toward the league title by winning their seventh straight,…

                        Asia

                        Latest

                        Assam firm mistakenly shown as ‘Quippo’, staff refuses to come to work

                        Linkquest Quippo Infra Limited (LQI) in Assam has stated that mistaken Identity with the Quippo Oil & Gas company has created serious problem to an unlinked company, the Linkquest Quippo Infra Limited (LQI) in Assam. Harish Radhakrishnan, AGM Corporate Affairs, LQI stated in a statement that the Quippo Oil & Gas company has of late…

                        Asia

                        Latest

                        10 death row inmates in Oklahoma could get new trials

                        OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — As many as 10 death row inmates in Oklahoma, more than one-fifth of the state’s prisoners condemned to die, could escape execution because of a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling concerning criminal jurisdiction in Indian Country. The inmates have challenged their convictions in state court following the high court’s ruling last…

                        Asia

                        Latest

                        Undaunted bulls keep shoveling money into stocks

                        By Lu Wang and Vildana Hajric Whether it’s heroic resolve or epic naiveté, stock investors are giving no indication that they are troubled by the worst volatility to land on the bond market in a year. In a week when a spike in Treasury yields pressured prices across the equity spectrum, U.S. exchange-traded funds consistently…

                        Nevada governor proposes giving tech firms power to govern

                        CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada’s governor on Friday unveiled a proposal that would allow technology companies to establish jurisdictions with powers similar to those of county governments, arguing the state needed to be bold to diversify its economy and pushing back against those who have likened the idea to company towns. “This proposal is…

                        Andrew Yang helps photographer facing attack on ferry

                        NEW YORK (AP) — A photographer who was shoved by a man who then came at him with a metal pole during a trip on the Staten Island ferry on Friday was able to get out of harm’s way when New York City mayoral candidate Andrew Yang intervened. Spencer Platt, a photographer with Getty Images,…

                        Women’s hockey set for puck drop at Madison Square Garden

                        Hilary Knight has played in rinks large and small spanning the globe during her 14 years representing USA Hockey. That doesn’t prevent the three-time Olympian from getting chills in anticipation of hitting the ice for the first time at Madison Square Garden on Sunday for the opening stop of the Professional Women’s Hockey Players’ Association…

                        Post-war report: Pashinyan misfired with insult of Russian missiles

                        Some intemperate remarks about Russian weaponry from Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan led the country to the precipice of a military coup this week, and the political crisis loomed large over the entire post-war recovery. In a February 23 interview with local television, Pashinyan said that the Iskander missiles in Armenia’s armory – the most…

                        Protest, prison and politics: The making of an activist in Kazakhstan

                        When Maks Bokayev walked free earlier this month after nearly five years in prison, he headed straight to the main square of his hometown, Atyrau, an oil hub in western Kazakhstan.  It was there that protesters gathered in 2016 for a demonstration against land reforms that set Bokayev on a collision course with the government. He is now intent…

                        Sabres’ Eichel day to day; Ullmark to miss at least 2 games

                        BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Sabres enter the weekend dealing with injuries to two key players and uncertainty as to whether coach Ralph Krueger is going to end the benching of high-priced forward Jeff Skinner. Starting goalie Linus Ullmark will miss at least both games of Buffalo’s weekend series against the Philadelphia Flyers due…

                        WNBA approves sale of Dream following pressure on Loeffler

                        ATLANTA (AP) — Real estate investor Larry Gottesdiener was approved Friday as the lead owner of the Atlanta Dream following pressure on former Sen. Kelly Loeffler to sell her share of the WNBA team. The three-member investor group also includes former Dream guard Renee Montgomery and Suzanne Abair, president of Northland Investment Corp. in Massachusetts,…

                        WFP: Security protocols, leaks a focus of Congo probe

                        ROME (AP) — A U.N. investigation into the attack on a humanitarian convoy in Congo that killed the Italian ambassador, his bodyguard and driver will look into whether the long-planned mission’s security protocols were followed and whether information might have leaked to the unknown gunmen involved in the ambush. The deputy communications director of the…

                        Highlights of the COVID-19 relief bill advancing in Congress

                        WASHINGTON (AP) — The House is expected to pass a $1.9 trillion pandemic relief package late Friday that includes $1,400 checks for most Americans and billions of dollars for schools, state and local governments and businesses. Republicans are overwhelmingly against the bill, raising concerns that the spending is vastly more than necessary and designed to…

                        Tennessee: Vaccines stolen, given to children in 1 county

                        NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee’s top health officials revealed Friday the state has requested federal law enforcement to investigate alleged theft of coronavirus vaccine doses in the state’s most populous county, and also announced that a volunteer improperly vaccinated two children despite the shot not being cleared for young minors. The details come after the…

                        US welcomes Indo-Pak move for ceasefire along LoC

                        The United States has welcomed the joint statement of India and Pakistan to strictly observe all agreements on a ceasefire along the Line of Control (LoC), calling it a “positive step” towards greater peace and stability in South Asia. “United States welcomes the joint statement between India and Pakistan, that the two countries have agreed…

                        Loading

                        Keep The Scotfree - Ad Free!

                        Please Help Us Cover Our Overheads Any Way You Can,

                        Thank You.