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Safeguard duty proposed on solar panel imports for 200 days

The Directorate General of Safeguards (DGS) has recommended imposition of duty on imports of solar cells for a period of 200 days, Parliament was informed on Friday.

Celtics rally in fourth to beat Trail Blazers 105-100 (Mar 24, 2018)

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) Marcus Morris scored 30 points and the short-handed Boston Celtics beat the Trail Blazers 105-100 on Friday night to deal Portland its second straight loss following a 13-game winning streak.

Beard, Texas Tech oust Purdue 78-65 in NCAA East Region (Mar 24, 2018)

BOSTON (AP) Chris Beard has done it to Purdue again.

Lightning aim to break franchise mark at Devils (Mar 24, 2018)

NEWARK, N.J. -- This season's edition of the Tampa Bay Lightning owns the team record for wins and is likely to set the team record for points.

Cavs soar past Suns, 120-95, for 4th straight win

Cleveland took control of the game in the second quarter, outscoring Phoenix by 21.

Stephen Curry returns then injures left knee as Warriors win (Mar 24, 2018)

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Stephen Curry returned from a six-game absence with a right ankle injury only to strain his left knee after scoring 29 points, and the beat-up, undermanned Golden State Warriors held off the Atlanta Hawks 106-94 on Friday night

Australian GP: Vettel tops FP3 Ferrari 1-2 in drying conditions

The Ferrari driver was one of a handful to gamble on the ultrasoft tyre in the dying seconds of the hour-long session, which had for the most part been limited to running on intermediates thanks to morning storms over Melbourne.It was a gamble that played off

Sabres, Rangers look to halt 3-game skids (Mar 23, 2018)

NEW YORK -- Two lottery-bound Eastern Conference teams will be looking to snap losing streaks Saturday night when the New York Rangers host the Buffalo Sabres at Madison Square Garden.

Louisville women handle Stanford 86-59 in NCAA Sweet 16 (Mar 23, 2018)

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) Asia Durr had 24 points, Myisha Hines-Allen added 17 and top-seeded Louisville rolled past No. 4 seed Stanford 86-59 on Friday night in the women's NCAA Tournament Lexington Region semifinal.

Is there any chance Johnny Manziel returns to the NFL?

Shannon Sharpe discusses Johnny Manziel's comeback chances after throwing at Pro Day

Blues earn fourth straight victory, 4-1 over Canucks

Patrik Berglund scored twice and the surging St. Louis Blues beat the Vancouver Canucks 4-1 on Friday night for their fourth consecutive victory.

Aldridge has career-high 45 points, Spurs beat Jazz in OT

The Spurs won their sixth straight and beat the Jazz for the first time in four meetings this season.

Open thread for night owls: At schools where cops already patrol, not all students feel safer

Rebecca Klein at HuffPost writes—Cops Already Patrol These Students’ Schools. It Doesn’t Make Them Feel Safer: Victoria Byfield knows exactly what it’s like to show up to school and get treated as a suspect instead of a student. Now a student at Mi

Snap reportedly bought its very own 3D game engine

Snapchat’s parent company bought a web-based 3D game engine startup out of the UK this past May, Business Insider (paywalled) reports. PlayCanvas is a development tool focused on letting people easily design rich 3D environments. Unlike products from co

World's richest people lose $436 billion as 2018's stock rout deepens

Mark Zuckerberg bore the brunt this week with $10.3 billion wiped from his fortune on the Bloomberg Billionaires Index

Reed topples Spieth as top seeds fall in Match Play

Reed topples Spieth as top seeds fall in Match Play

Pastrnak scores with 12 seconds left, Bruins edge Stars 3-2 (Mar 23, 2018)

DALLAS (AP) David Pastrnak broke a tie with 12 seconds left and the Boston Bruins scored three straight goals in the third period to rally past the fading Dallas Stars 3-2 on Friday night.

Can Kansas State end Loyola-Chicago's miracle tournament run?

Loyola to test Kansas State's strong D in regional final

Taylor Hall scores in OT, Devils beat Penguins 4-3

PITTSBURGH (AP) Taylor Hall beat Matt Murray on a breakaway 27 seconds into overtime to give the New Jersey Devils a 4-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Friday night.

Elon Musk Deletes Facebook Pages for SpaceX and Tesla

SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk has joined the #deletefacebook movement. He's deleted the Facebook pages for both SpaceX and Tesla.

Ricciardo hits out at 's***house' penalty

The Aussie was slapped with a three-spot grid penalty for his home race due to a red flag infringement in second practice yesterday afternoon, which saw him fail to meet the minimum time set by the FIA ECU in two mini marshalling sectors.With stewards acknow

Bucks overcame sluggish start to beat Bulls 118-105 (Mar 23, 2018)

CHICAGO (AP) Shabazz Muhammad scored 21 points and the Milwaukee Bucks overcame another sluggish start to beat the Chicago Bulls 118-105 on Friday night.

Twi-lights: Timberwolves at Knicks

Check out highlights from Minnesota's game against the New York Knicks.

Westbrook's 17-point 4th quarter leads Thunder past Heat (Mar 23, 2018)

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Russell Westbrook scored 17 of his 29 points in the fourth quarter to help the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Miami Heat 105-99 on Friday night.

Heat overpowered by Russell Westbrook in 4th quarter in road loss to Thunder

Russell Westbrook scored 17 of his 29 points in the fourth quarter to help the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Miami Heat 105-99 on Friday night.

Kyle Lowery has triple-double, Raptors edge Nets 116-112

TORONTO (AP) Kyle Lowry had 25 points, 12 assists and 10 rebounds in his 10th triple-double with Toronto, Jonas Valanciunas scored 23 points and the Raptors beat Brooklyn 116-112 on Friday night for their 12th straight victory over the Nets.

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine's campaign calls for locking up his foe in GOP governor primary

On Wednesday, the campaign of Ohio Republican Mike DeWine called for «locking up» Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor, his rival in the May 8 GOP primary for governor. A Twitter account set up by the DeWine team tweeted, «Hey @MaryTaylorOH! When you abuse

Donald Trump's mistresses have had a LOT to say in the last 24 hours (and one teases video evidence)

Donald Trump, elected “family values” Republicans and Trump’s evangelical supporters might be trying to ignore the alleged mistresses of Donald Trump, but these women don’t appear to be fading away. While Stormy Daniels has been grabbing a steady stre

Horner calls for leeway after penalty left Ricciardo 'gutted'

The local hero was called before the stewards for not slowing down sufficiently when the red flag flew in Free Practice 2 thanks to a cable buried in the pit straight coming loose.In addition to the grid hit Ricciardo received two penalty points.Horner belie

Late ECU data reveals Rossi, not Power, topped IMS IndyCar test

The original end-of-day lap times clocked only 48 laps of Rossi’s test run. However, the 2016 Indy 500 winner in fact completed 65 laps, and in his final new-tire run, he eclipsed Will Power’s 69.14sec time with a 69.08. Power's time was set on 17-lap-o

Albert Park Supercars: Whincup dominates wet Race 2

The Red Bull Holden driver's only challenge across the 13-lap sprint race was the weather, a morning deluge leaving the Albert Park circuit soaked for the second points-paying race of the weekend.It meant the race was started behind the Safety Car, giving Whi

Broxton records pair of RBI in Brewers' 4-3 loss to Cubs

Keon Broxton registered a pair of RBI hits in Milwaukee's 4-3 loss to the Chicago Cubs

Bumgarner breaks hand when hit by line drive, needs surgery

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) For the second consecutive season, the San Francisco Giants will be without injured ace Madison Bumgarner for a while.

Jokic, Murray help Nuggets stay in race by beating Wizards (Mar 23, 2018)

WASHINGTON (AP) Nikola Jokic and Jamal Murray each scored 25 points to keep the Denver Nuggets' playoff hopes alive by beating the Washington Wizards 108-100 on Friday night.

Lincoln to Thai king: Thanks but no thanks for the elephants

BANGKOK (AP) - Elephants are Thailand's national animal, so it's only natural that King Mongkut in 1861 offered to send a pair to the United States as a gift of a friendship that has endured 200 years. President Abraham Lincoln, likely bemused and relieved a

Viagra for … Cancer Prevention? Mouse Study Has Surprising Results

The «little blue pill» could one day have a surprising use as a cancer prevention drug, early research in mice suggests.

Kansas brings sanity back to March in 80-76 win over Clemson

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) No crazy comeback story here.

Niemi stops 35 shots in Canadiens' 3-0 win over Sabres (Mar 23, 2018)

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) Antti Niemi stopped 35 shots for his first shutout in 27 months, and the Montreal Canadiens snapped a seven-game road skid with a 3-0 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Friday night.
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