The founder of the group’s openness to collaboration took Ladysmith Black Mambazo’s isicathamiya music around the globe
South Africa were eliminated in the semifinal of the IRB Sevens World Series in San Diego on Sunday when a brilliant England beat them 22-17.
Terminator Salvation won’t hit movie theatres until next year, but thousands of fans got an early look at a portion of the film on Saturday.
Tiger Woods held off a late fightback by fellow American Rocco Mediate to win a 14th Major title in a nail-biting play-off for the US Open on Monday.
Tiger Woods rolled in a 15-foot birdie putt on Sunday to join fellow American Rocco Mediate in an 18-hole play-off for the 108th US Open.
History strongly suggests Tiger Woods will seal his 14th major victory at the US Open on Sunday, regardless of the stabbing pain in his knee.
Stuart Appleby rolled in a 40-foot birdie putt at the last to seize the second round lead at the US Open on Friday.
Ernie Els had a smile on his face after a birdie-birdie finish to Friday’s second round kept him in the title hunt for the US Open.
Trevor Immelman, who says winning the Masters in April has changed his life in ways he never imagined, warmed up for the US Open with a confidence-boosting play-off appearance on Sunday.
New Zealand continued their domination at the World Sevens series by beating South Africa 27-12 in Sunday’s cup final, extending their record wining streak to 36 matches. New Zealand also won their fourth straight tournament in the current World Sevens series.
World number one Tiger Woods and second-ranked Phil Mickelson applaud the new PGA Tour drug-test plan set to begin on July 1, even though it means careful monitoring when playing abroad. Mickelson said he sees no doping problem in golf but wants the anti-doping programme to ensure credibility with golf’s audience.
A week after a half-million people fled southern California’s wildfires, shelters began closing and residents were figuring out what to do next — even as firefighters kept a wary eye on the possibility of strong winds developing later in the week. The flames destroyed more than 2 000 homes.
Firefighters tightened their grip on California’s wildfires with the help of cooler weather, but a threat remained on Sunday of health hazards from choking plumes of smoke over the region. Cooler temperatures, calmer winds and spots of drizzle allowed firefighters to staunch or contain most of the 23 fires that have erupted since last Sunday.
Firefighters were on Friday edging towards victory in their battle against California wildfires that left nine people dead, gutted 1 800 homes and caused over -billion in damage. Cooler temperatures and calmer winds have allowed firefighters to staunch or contain most of the 23 fires that erupted since Sunday.
After three days of a vicious firestorm, exhausted firefighters and weary residents looked forward on Wednesday to a break — an expected slackening of the gale-force winds that have ignited California’s largest complex of wildland blazes. ”By Thursday, we’re expecting it to be pretty much over,” said a meteorologist.
Fierce wildfires raged across Southern California on Tuesday, threatening more than 60Â 000 homes as night fell and forcing half a million people to flee in the state’s largest evacuation. California’s worst fires in four years tormented the San Diego area in the south and threatened mountain communities further north.
Thousands more people were ordered to evacuate their homes on Tuesday, bringing the number of people chased away by the wind-whipped flames that have engulfed southern California to at least 270Â 000. The dozen wildfires have burned more than 700 homes and set 99Â 537ha ablaze.
San Francisco Giants slugger Barry Bonds hit the 755th home run of his career on Saturday, tying the Major League Baseball all-time record held by Hank Aaron since 1974. The controversial slugger slammed the landmark homer, a 611m blast into the Petco Park leftfield stands, off San Diego Padres pitcher Clay Hensley.
Springbok coach Paul Treu’s hopes of winning the San Diego Sevens were demolished by a controversial refereeing call at Petco Park in San Diego on Sunday. The Springboks had fought a titanic tussle with world champions Fiji, forcing the game into extra time after the teams were deadlocked 21-all at the end of full time when referee Matt Stanish’s mistake cost them a place in the semifinals.
A classified ad that offered a free baby boy on the Craigslist website was under investigation by police on Friday, although the posting was believed to be a hoax. The ad was posted to the ”free stuff” section of the site early on Thursday alongside offers for free turkey dinners, a set of crutches and an electric stove.
Second seed Maria Sharapova overcame a slow start against fellow Russian Vasilisa Bardina before reeling off 10 of the last 11 games to record a 6-4 6-1 second-round victory at the Acura Classic on Tuesday. Earlier, eighth seed Martina Hingis marched into the third round with a 6-2 6-3 win over American Meilen Tu.
Tiger Woods made simple pars to win a three-way play-off against Australian rookie Nathan Green and two-time Masters champion Jose Maria Olazabal for the Buick Invitational title on Sunday. Olazabal missed a four-foot par putt on the second extra hole to hand Woods a victory that was only easy at the end.
Stewart Butterfield launched Flickr, the online photo-sharing system, somewhat quietly at last year’s Emerging Technology conference in San Diego, California. One year later, at the same show, Flickr is running on almost everybody’s laptop, Butterfield has become a star and, we suspect, a multimillionaire.
Lindows on Wednesday changed the name of its Lindows OS operating system to Linspire, responding to a court’s refusal to halt Microsoft’s trademark infringement lawsuits outside the United States. Michael Robertson, founder and chief executive, said the company’s flagship Linux operating system would be renamed Linspire worldwide.
Wildfires fed by hot Santa Ana winds have flared into gigantic waves of flame that devoured entire neighbourhoods, choked skies over southern California with ash and killed 13 people in the state’s deadliest wildfire tragedy in a half-century.
Ron Ziegler, the former press secretary to President Richard Nixon who famously called the Watergate break-in a ”third-rate burglary,” died on Monday of a heart attack, his wife said. He was 63.
Two homeless men who say they were paid to hurt themselves and beat each other for a video sold on the Internet filed suit against the filmmakers, who also face criminal charges.