What was Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos smoking? Colombia has long been an obedient lieutenant in the U.S.-led war on drugs, yet there was Santos musing out loud at a presidential summit, of all places about the possibility of exporting bales of marijuana to California dopers.
The battle to host the 2016 Summer Olympic Games appears to be heating up between Chicago, Illinois, and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, two sources close to the process said Thursday. The revelation came after a day of furious behind-the-scenes lobbying of International Olympic Committee members by American first lady Michelle Obama and famed talk show host Oprah Winfrey, who both hail from Chicago
Floyd Mayweather Jr has predicted his comeback contest with Juan Manuel Marquez will contain “blood, sweat and tears” before ending in victory for the Michigan-born fighter. The 32-year-old American, who has won world titles at five different weights and is recognized as one of the best pound-for-pound fighters ever, has not fought since he overcame Ricky Hatton in December 2007.
Defending champion Roger Federer and Argentine Juan Martin del Potro are locked together at one-set all in the men’s singles final at the U.S. Open at Flushing Meadows
Third seed Rafael Nadal of Spain overcame a first set tiebreaker loss to cruise through the next three sets and beat Frenchman Gael Monfils 6-7 (3-7), 6-3, 6-1, 6-3 in the U.S.
Second seed and last year’s runner-up Andy Murray has crashed out of the U.S.Open at the fourth round stage, losing in straight sets to Croatian 16th seed Marin Cilic on Tuesday. Briton Murray, who was seeded to face holder Roger Federer in a repeat of last year’s Flushing Meadows final, looked lackluster throughout the match as Cilic comfortably reached his first grand slam quarterfinal with a 7-5 6-2 6-2 victory in two hours and eight minutes