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Tennis: Venus and Wozniacki ease into third round at Miami Open

Mar 27, 2015 at 16:11 | Source: FirstPost

Venus Williams eased into the third round of the Miami Open with a comfortable 6-3 6-2 win over Poland's Urszula Radwanska on Thursday while Caroline Wozniacki also progressed.Williams has been away from competition for almost a month but she needed ...

F1: Vettel, Raikkonen delighted at Ferrari's progress

Mar 27, 2015 at 12:31 | Source: FirstPost

Ferrari's drivers have praised the improvements the team have made after a solid winter of testing and encouraging display in Australia with new recruit Sebastian Vettel claiming he is much happier with the car than he was with last year's Red Bull.T...

Maria Sharapova suffers shock loss at second round of Miami Open

Mar 27, 2015 at 12:22 | Source: FirstPost

Second seed Maria Sharapova suffered a shock 7-6(4) 6-3 defeat to compatriot and wildcard Daria Gavrilova in the second round of the Miami Open on Thursday.Sharapova trailed 3-0 in the second set but battled back to 4-3 down before her serve was brok...

Uh-oh: Engine trouble for Mercedes and Hamilton at Malaysian Grand Prix

Mar 27, 2015 at 12:13 | Source: FirstPost

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton suffered an engine failure in Friday's opening practice session for the Malaysian Grand Prix while his teammate Nico Rosberg set the fastest time at Sepang International Circuit.Hamilton pulled off the track around 30 m...

Here's how Mercedes became the dominant power in Formula 1

Mar 27, 2015 at 11:52 | Source: FirstPost

Mercedes dominated the 2014 Formula One season, they swept to a one-two finish in this year's season opener in Australia, and the team is fully expected to do so again at the Malaysian Grand Prix. How have they managed to leave the previous power tea...

Before close election, UK's Cameron says got some things wrong, but got economy right

Mar 27, 2015 at 04:46 | Source: FirstPost

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister David Cameron on Thursday conceded he'd made mistakes during his five years in power during a special pre-election interview, but implored voters to give him a second term to finish the job of rebuilding the ...

Yemeni leader Hadi leaves country as Saudi Arabia keeps up air strikes

Mar 27, 2015 at 04:31 | Source: FirstPost

SANAA/ADEN, Yemen (Reuters) - Yemen's President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi left his refuge in Aden for Saudi Arabia on Thursday as Houthi rebels battled with his forces on the outskirts of the southern port city.Throughout the day, warplanes from Saudi A...

Insight - Fed market gurus prep rate hike amid last-minute anxieties

Mar 27, 2015 at 00:45 | Source: FirstPost

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The New York Federal Reserve officials tasked with prying interest rates off the floor have been meeting with bankers and traders to plot how best to do it, amid deep uncertainty over how much control they will really have over s...

Yemeni leader Hadi leaves country as Saudi Arabia keeps up air strikes on Houthi rebels

Mar 27, 2015 at 00:16 | Source: FirstPost

SANAA/ADEN, Yemen (Reuters) - Yemen's President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi left his refuge in Aden under Saudi protection on Thursday and arrived in Saudi Arabia as Houthi rebels battled with forces still loyal to him on the outskirts of the southern por...

F1: Alonso has 'zero concerns' ahead of Malaysian GP return

Mar 26, 2015 at 14:25 | Source: FirstPost

McLaren driver Fernando Alonso says he has "zero doubts and zero concerns" about returning to the car at this weekend's Malaysian Grand Prix after the preseason testing crash that ruled him out of the Formula One season opener.Alonso was pa...

Fernando Alonso passes final test, cleared to race in Malaysia by FIA

Mar 26, 2015 at 12:36 | Source: FirstPost

Fernando Alonso passed a final medical examination on Thursday and will be able to participate in the Malaysian Grand Prix this weekend after the Spaniard missed the Formula One season-opener in Australia due to concussion.The double world champion w...

Serena Williams hopes to manage pain while 'going for it' in Miami

Mar 26, 2015 at 12:25 | Source: FirstPost

Serena Williams practiced on Wednesday for the first time since a knee injury forced her to withdraw before her BNP Paribas Open semi-final last week but has not lowered her expectations for the Miami Open.Williams, who as the top seed in Miami earne...

F1: Is Fernando Alonso the man to stop Mercedes' domination?

Mar 26, 2015 at 12:18 | Source: FirstPost

The season-opening Australian Grand Prix bordered on the farcical as defending world champion Lewis Hamilton led a Mercedes one-two ahead of Nico Rosberg in a race where only 13 of a possible 20 cars were racing by the end of the first lap.Mechanical...

Houthi official says Yemen strikes will set off 'wide war'

Mar 26, 2015 at 07:45 | Source: FirstPost

ADEN (Reuters) - A senior leader of Yemen's Houthi movement said on Thursday that Saudi air strikes amounted to an aggression against his country and warned they would set off a "wide war" in the region."The Yemeni people are a free pe...

Saudi Arabia, allies launch air campaign in Yemen against Houthi fighters

Mar 26, 2015 at 07:16 | Source: FirstPost

ADEN/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia announced on Wednesday it had launched military operations in Yemen, carrying out air strikes in coordination with a 10-country coalition seeking to beat back Houthi militia forces besieging the southern city ...

Allies of Yemen Houthis seize Aden airport, close in on president

Mar 26, 2015 at 03:46 | Source: FirstPost

ADEN (Reuters) - Houthi militia forces and allied army units seized Aden airport and a nearby air base on Wednesday, tightening their grip on the outskirts of the southern Yemeni city after President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi fled his residence for a sa...

Oil up 3 percent on weak dollar, speculative buying, Yemen

Mar 26, 2015 at 01:45 | Source: FirstPost

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Oil settled up about 3 percent on Wednesday as a weak dollar, fighting in Yemen and speculative buying boosted crude prices in spite of U.S. inventories building to record highs for an 11th week.The dollar .DXY fell after disappo...

From will Merc win to Hamilton's new contract: Major questions heading into Malaysian GP

Mar 25, 2015 at 11:08 | Source: FirstPost

There are many uncertainties heading into this weekend's Malaysian Grand Prix, but the identity of the winning car is not one of them.So pronounced was Mercedes' dominance through 2014 and in the Formula One season opener in Australia earlier this mo...

Asian shares wobble as China PMI weighs

Mar 25, 2015 at 03:15 | Source: FirstPost

TOKYO (Reuters) - Most Asian share markets were set to end a volatile session with modest gains on Tuesday, after a measure of Chinese factory activity dented sentiment by unexpectedly dropping to an 11-month low.Financial spreadbetters expected soft...

Euro stocks get data lift as dollar rebounds

Mar 25, 2015 at 01:15 | Source: FirstPost

NEW YORK (Reuters) - European stocks rose to near-record highs on Tuesday on signs the euro zone economy was gaining momentum, while the dollar recovered from recent losses and oil fell. U.S. stocks traded tightly amid worries about the dollar's gain...

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