• Olympics, smartphones push Twitter revenue up 30 pct in Brazil
    Reuters1 hour ago

    Olympics, smartphones push Twitter revenue up 30 pct in Brazil

    By Brad Haynes SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Twitter Inc has found a bright spot in Brazil, Latin America's largest economy, even as weak advertising sales across the globe have punished the social network's stock in recent weeks. Advertising revenue rose about 30 percent in Brazil last year, Twitter

  • Wizards acquire Bogdanovic in trade with Nets
    The Associated Press3 hours ago

    Wizards acquire Bogdanovic in trade with Nets

    The Washington Wizards added scoring punch to their bench on the eve of the trade deadline, acquiring swingman Bojan Bogdanovic from the Brooklyn Nets. Washington also got forward Chris McCullough in the deal and sent a lottery-protected 2017 first-round pick, Marcus Thornton and Andrew Nicholson to

  • China's Ning kicked out of national squad
    Reuters4 hours ago

    China's Ning kicked out of national squad

    World champion Ning Zetao has been ditched from China's national swimming squad for violating several team rules including signing sponsorship contracts without the team's consent, the official Xinhua news agency reported late on Wednesday. Ning had been sent back to his Chinese Navy team for

  • 'Monster' ex-USA Gymnastics doctor charged with sex assault
    The Associated Press6 hours ago

    'Monster' ex-USA Gymnastics doctor charged with sex assault

    Roughly two dozen charges were filed against Dr. Larry Nassar, the first criminal cases related to his work at Michigan State University where he was the preferred doctor for gymnasts in the region who had back or hip injuries. This guy is despicable,'' Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette