SAN DIEGO (AP) — Hours after a Chinese team suffered a staggering setback when its mast broke in the remote Southern Ocean, the youngest crew in the Volvo Ocean Race experienced one of sailing’s rarest and toughest feats when it rounded treacherous Cape Horn at the bottom of South America.
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MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian Football Union has appointed its first dedicated anti-racism official in an effort to crack down on discrimination ahead of the World Cup.
GENEVA (AP) — A former FIFA executive committee member lost his appeal against a life ban for corruption in a long-running case of alleged bribery in a 2009 election.
“Woman in Gold” has a rich story to tell. The true account of Maria Altmann’s fight to reclaim a famed Gustav Klimt painting of her aunt, “Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I,” first stolen by the Nazis and then appropriated by Austria after the war, is laced with riveting history, deep and complex emotion, and fascinating bureaucracy. Yet director Simon Curtis’s rendering of Altmann’s tale, though respectful and pretty, is somehow lifeless.