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Reese Witherspoon’s media firm to be sold to Blackstone-backed company

Academy award-winning actress Reese Witherspoon's media company, Hello Sunshine, is selling itself to a newly formed media firm backed by Blackstone Group Inc for an undisclosed sum. The sale will value the company at...

Biles returns to claim balance beam bronze, Guan wins gold

Simone Biles made a fearless return to competition on Tuesday (August 3), capping a tumultuous Tokyo Games with a bronze medal on the balance beam. The final gold of the women's artistic gymnastics programme...

‘I came here not playing games’ – Puerto Rico’s gold medallist Camacho-Quinn

Puerto Rico's Jasmine Camacho-Quinn capped a dazzling performance in the women's 100-metre hurdles in Tokyo with a gold medal on Monday (August 2), becoming the U.S. territory's first gold medallist in athletics. "That's amazing....

NFL player goes wild cheering on wife at Olympics

David Blough, who plays for the Detroit Lions in the NFL, showed just how much he supports his wife, Melissa Gonzalez, when a camera at the team facility caught him celebrating wildly as she competed Saturday (July...

U.S. swimmer Murphy disappointed in how doping comments were portrayed

U.S. gold medallist Olympic swimmer Ryan Murphy on Sunday (August 1) said he was disappointed with how comments he made about doping following a silver finish earlier in the week were portrayed. Murphy, fresh...

Tokyo 2020 seeks to prevent heatstroke with AI

In addition to conventional measures like water spray and mist fans, Olympic organizers are going high-tech, deploying a cloud-based system from Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group to monitor workers' real-time conditions and send warnings and advice at...

Ledecky confirms Paris ambitions, doesn’t rule out 2028 swim

Katie Ledecky wants to add to her Olympic medal haul at Paris 2024 - and doesn't rule out swimming at her home games in LA in 2028. The 24-year-old American won two golds and...

England’s Stokes to take ‘indefinite break’ for mental wellbeing, injury recovery

England all-rounder Ben Stokes has taken an indefinite break from all cricket with immediate effect to prioritise his mental wellbeing and continue his recovery from an injury to his left index finger, the country's cricket board (ECB)...

Scarlett Johansson lawsuit shows stars are caught in industry transition

Scarlett Johansson's decision to sue Walt Disney Co alleging a breach of contract highlights how some Hollywood stars are caught in the middle of a transition where studios are increasingly opting for dual theatrical and streaming releases,...

Shock 10,000m winner, DQ for U.S. in mixed relay on opening night

The Olympic athletics programme opened with a huge surprise and a shock disqualification on Friday (July 30) as Ethiopian youngster Selemon Barega claimed a stunning 10,000 metres gold and the U.S. blew their chances in the 4x400m...

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Reese Witherspoon’s media firm to be sold to Blackstone-backed company

Academy award-winning actress Reese Witherspoon's media company, Hello Sunshine, is selling itself to a newly formed media...

Pentagon placed on temporary lockdown after nearby shooting

A shooting outside the Pentagon on Tuesday (August 3) resulted in several casualties after a Pentagon police officer was attacked, with law...

Biles returns to claim balance beam bronze, Guan wins gold

Simone Biles made a fearless return to competition on Tuesday (August 3), capping a tumultuous Tokyo Games with a bronze medal on...

Hazmat called for suspicious envelope at DHL

HOUSTON – The HFD hazmat team has determined that a suspicious envelope reported at a DHL facility last night did not contain...

Man injured in workplace accident on Humble Westfield Road

HOUSTON – A man was rushed to the hospital after sustaining a traumatic injury at a workplace on Humble Westfield Road.