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Gunmen in Mexico kill 17 as FIFA tournament opens

MONTERREY, Mexico (AFP) – At least 17 people were killed in a string of attacks in Mexico, authorities said Sunday, including a shooting at a bar in Monterrey just hours after the opening of soccer’s Under-17 World Cup. Gunmen stormed the bar in Mexico’s third largest city late Saturday and…

Quidditch World Cup comes to New York City

More than 40 broomstick-riding teams are competing in the two-day Quidditch world cup tournament in New York City. Long a fictional fixture of the Harry Potter novels and movies about teenage wizards, the sport features players who fly on broomsticks. But in real life, the rules have been adapted to…

Tiger Woods returning for April Masters

WASHINGTON — Tiger Woods will return to competitive golf in April to play in the Augusta Masters, he said in a statement on his website on Tuesday. “The Masters is where I won my first major and I view this tournament with great respect. After a long and necessary time…

Armed robbers storm German poker tournament, on live television

The masked gang burst into the Grand Hyatt hotel in central Berlin, where the tournament was taking place, threatening security staff and prompting a brief panic, police spokeswoman Heidi Vogt told AFP. Berlin’s Tageszeitung newspaper reported on its website that six raiders armed with Kalashnikov assault rifles and grenades made…

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