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Blatter, Putin meet amid strained FIFA-Russia relations over Crimea clubs, World Cup plans

GENEVA – Relations between FIFA & its next World Cup host, Russia, are under strain. Two major issues have flared since July 13, when Russian state President Vladimir Putin sat…

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Car crash in Argentina kills 3 relatives of Pope Francis, leaves nephew hospitalized

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina – Three relatives of Pope Francis died & a fourth was in serious condition Tuesday after their car crashed on a provincial highway in Argentina, the Vatican…

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Brazil goalkeeper Julio Cesar joins Benfica from QPR after signing 2-year deal

LISBON, Portugal – Benfica announced Tuesday that it has signed Brazil goalkeeper Julio Cesar from English Premier League club Queens Park Rangers on a two-year deal. The 34-year-old Cesar had…

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Leading tennis tournament renamed Miami Open with Brazilian sponsorship

By Zachary Fagenson MIAMI (Reuters) – One of the most popular professional tennis events has a new name – the Miami Open presented by Itaú – following the announcement that…

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Meilutyte grabs second gold of Youth Games

NANJING China (Reuters) – London Olympic champion Ruta Meilutyte finished more than two seconds ahead of her nearest rival in the women's 100 meters breaststroke final on Wednesday to claim…

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Moncton hosts its last FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup game

Moncton hosts its eighth & final FIFA Under-20 Women's World Cup match Wednesday. A semi-final game between Nigeria & North Korea is slated to commence at 5 p.m. at the…

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GameStop second-quarter sales beat expectations; shares rise

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – GameStop Corp on Thursday reported its quarterly revenue surged by 25 percent over the prior year, topping expectations, buoyed by the success of new game releases…

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Intuit forecasts much bigger loss for current quarter

(Reuters) – Intuit Inc, the developer of tax-preparation software TurboTax, forecast a much bigger first-quarter loss, citing restructuring in its small business group unit. The company forecast a current-quarter loss…

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Exclusive: Ouya scores Xiaomi partnership to take games to China

By Malathi Nayak SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – U.S video game service Ouya is turning to Asia to capture the growth that has eluded the startup on its own home turf….

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Salesforce lifts forecast on strong demand for cloud software

By Soham Chatterjee (Reuters) – Salesforce.com Inc reported better-than-expected quarterly revenue, helped by an increase in demand for its web-based sales & marketing software, & raised its full-year profit &…

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