The victims were "slaughtered" with sharp knives, the observer group said in its report, adding that some of its activists had witnessed the gruesome process. Last month, USA apache helicopters dropped special forces behind ISIS lines in a bid to capture the Tabqa dam, nearly 16 miles west of Raqqa. The SDF forces are attempting to isolate ISIS in Raqqa, encircling it on all sides, and the campaign has accelerated as Iraqi forces make progress in the USA -backed assault on Mosul in northern ...
Forecasters said a wide area including large parts of Alabama, Georgia and SC were under threat of powerful, long-lived tornadoes as severe storms raked the region. The service expects to begin issuing watches and warnings Wednesday afternoon and evening. What may be even more awesome is that the Storm Prediction Center (SPC) has already issued 3 high risk severe weather outlooks in 2017.
Officially, the Pistons' fatal number for elimination is 1. Toronto couldn't have gotten off to a much worse start than how the first quarter unfolded in Detroit on Wednesday. The Pistons dropped to 11th in the conference, three games behind Miami, Chicago and in with four games to play. Marcus Morris answered to tie the game at 100.
Peterson left on Monday without a contract , and LeGarrette Blount is still in contention for that role. The Vikings had the option to stick with Peterson for another season but chose not to pick up the team option on the RB's contract. That may not change before the draft, considering how strong the class is. As of right now, the Patriots appear to set on remaining patient in making their next move when it comes to the running back position.
With the match taking place in RPS's home ground, the Steve Smith-led team will look to get off to a winning start in to boost their chances of posting a turnaround this tournament after finishing second-from-last in their debut season a year ago.
Matt Holliday drove in his first run as a Yankee with a third-inning double on a high fly that Peter Bourjos lost track of and dropped by the left-field corner. On a bright side, the last time Yankees had a season opener in the Trop, they got swept (2012) so, uh, improvement? There were two outs in the fourth when Girardi lifted the forlorn-looking Pineda, who gave up four runs and eight hits while - of course - walking none and striking out six.
Sriram Balaji together in such a high pressure game. But Bhambri withdrew due to an injury a couple of days ago and that appears not just to have upset the applecart, but to have made stew out of it. Bhupathi said he is not a big believer of having doubles specialists in the Davis Cup team unless they are among the top five in the world. "From India's tennis perspective, it is a good place to be in".
I personally believe both of them want to stay. Meanwhile, he also discussed comments made by Sanchez this week suggesting that he was keen to stay in London with a club that has a winning mentality. That I am a World Cup victor, played for Real Madrid, set up 20 goals last season (in all competitions). But the Chile star fired a warning to the Gunners by claiming that he wants to play in a team "that has a winning mentality".
RCB has elected to bowl first and the decision seems to be quite well as three main players in top order of batting lineup aren't present for this game. At the end of the enthralling four-match series, which India won 2-1 following victory in the Dharamsala Test, Kohli had said that his views on friendship with the Australians have changed.
The Celtics were outrebounded 51-38 and allowed Kevin Love to grab 16 boards alongside his 15 points. No longer the Beasts of the East, the Cavaliers head to Boston on April 5 for the second half of one of those infernal back-to-back engagements the players hate for what could be their biggest game of the regular season.
She incurred a two-stroke penalty for playing from the wrong place, and a two-shot penalty for returning an incorrect scorecard. After her runner-up finish, Thompson gave an emotional interview to the Golf Channel , saying that she made an honest mistake and she will learn from it.
Peter Crouch squandered a great chance to bring Stoke back into the game as he volleyed Arnautovic's centre wide, with Mahrez and Ndidi both having chances to add a third goal for Leicester as the visitors' hopes diminished. "The team might change every now and again with so many games", he said. " Stoke will be a very big test on Saturday, but one we will be ready for", he said.
Young Rashid, who created history by being the first Afghan to play an IPL match , got Mandeep with a fuller delivery that didn't turn. This was the first time after 23 IPL matches that RCB were all-out. A vintage Yuvraj hammered the RCB bowlers into submission as SRH posted a commendable 207 for 4. Yuvraj Singh starred with the bat for Sunrisers, bludgeoning 62 off 27 balls, before becoming Tymal Mills' first IPL victim when clean bowled in the 19th over.
Chelsea's loss to Palace brought the title race back to life, with Tottenham now just seven points adrift of Conte's side. He told BT Sport: "You'd expect the Sterling situation to be earlier - especially when they were 2-1 down. With nine games remaining in the regular season, Chelsea (22-3-4) now are in first place and Manchester City (17-7-5) are in fourth place. But Conte backed the Spain worldwide, who has 17 league goals this season, and said the 28-year-old's form is of no ...
These statements come as the NCAA weighs whether to reinstate future championship games in North Carolina , and as major national and state based civil rights groups have called on the NCAA to continue standing with LGBTQ people and others targeted by HB2 for full repeal of its unsafe provisions.
Vettel's victory in Melbourne was the Scuderia's first in a season-opening race in nearly a decade and propelled the team to the summit of the Constructors' Championship for the first time in F1's new hybrid power era. "In qualifying [in Australia] everything felt good but we need more load, a bit more grip, we need more power". "At the end of the day they won the race and did a better job, so we've just got to do a better job", he said.
Zlatan Ibrahimović came to the rescue of Manchester United once again this season as he scored a 94th-minute penalty to earn a 1-1 draw against Everton at Old Trafford . "United took all of the risk, but still we defended well". "It's not easy when it's not going well, but the boys kept trying". We don't score enough goals, we don't kill opponents.
Former Test captain Cook was cleared to play in the opening round of championship fixtures, along with several of his fellow centrally-contracted England stars, and was set to face his global team-mate James Anderson on his first-class return in Division One on Friday.
Johnson apparently fell so hard that it caused some sort of back injury, putting his status for the start of the Masters on Thursday in jeopardy. He was told to "remain immobile" and begin taking anti-inflammatories. World No. 1 Dustin Johnson's challenge for the Masters is in serious jeopardy after a mishap in his rental home. And Willett's victory last year, the first by an Englishman since Faldo 20 years before, came after Spieth imploded by playing Nos.
The Argentina forward was also fined €9,322 (10,000 Swiss Francs) by Federation Internationale de Football Association on Tuesday for "having directed insulting words" at an official during his side's World Cup qualifier with Chile last Thursday.
The New York Times reported on Saturday that settlements of $13m (£10.4m) were reached with five women who accused Mr O'Reilly of inappropriate behaviour. Even though he denies the claims (which we suppose is better than blaming the alleged victims because of what they were wearing), many are calling for O'Reilly's ousting.
Jonathan is ESPN FC's Manchester City correspondent. It's important to see the result [at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday]. For a man who says he does not indulge in mind games, it was an intriguing intervention. His Juve team, when he was boss, overturned a similar deficit to overhaul AC Milan. Guardiola said: "My opinion about my colleague Conte is that he's superb, maybe he's the best".
The world number 16, since then, has reached at least the quarter-final of all the tournaments he has featured in and has beaten world number two Novak Djokovic twice in the new season. Roger Federer of Switzerland reacts after winning a point against Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic (not pictured) in a men's singles quarter-final during the 2017 Miami Open at Crandon Park Tennis Center.
It wasn't without strife. It never was for this team in this tournament. Berry scored 22 points on 7-of-19 shooting after battling a bad ankle throughout the tournament. "I felt like I was scoring that". Finally, the feeling was tangible. Gonzaga , down by three points in the closing seconds of the national championship game, was going to take the easy two and test North Carolina's nerves at the foul line in the final 15 seconds.
Romo is the Cowboys' all-time leader with 34 183 passing yards and 248 touchdowns but has not played a full season since 2012 due to injuries, missing 21 games over the past two seasons. The Cowboys were in the middle of a franchise-record 11-game winning streak when Romo returned. He finished his career with 33,462 passing yards and 199 touchdowns.His two sons remain involved with the NFL.
Republicans refused to hold hearings or a vote on Merrick Garland. Merkley's lengthy speech, while not technically a filibuster because it did not prevent or delay a planned vote, did qualify as the eighth-longest floor speech in Senate history at 15 hours and 27 minutes, according to the Senate historical office.
Letang is scheduled to undergo surgery to fix the injury and is expected to need four to six months to recover. Letang is scheduled to undergo surgery to fix a herniated disk in his neck and will be out four to six months. Head coach Mike Sullivan said the team will keep Letang around to help out. "It wasn't any one incident". His best season came during the 2015-16 season when he set career-highs in goals with 16, assists with 51 and points with 67.
Justin Jackson delivered a go-ahead three-point play with 1:40 left Monday night and North Carolina pulled away for a 71-65 victory over Gonzaga in front of 76,168 at University of Phoenix Stadium. Joel Berry II recovered from ankle injuries to lead the Tar Heels with 22 points on 7-for-19 shooting. It was a one-possession game for the next eight minutes, until an Isaiah Hicks floater beat the shot clock and secured a four-point cushion.
North Korea is reported to have fired a ballistic missile from its east coast into the Sea of Japan. Kim has launched a series of projectiles and conducted three nuclear tests since he came to power more than five years ago. Pyongyang tested a new type of medium- to long-range ballistic missile in February, which it later said was an upgraded, extended-range version of its submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM).
UPDATE: " North Carolina's new law does nothing to guarantee that LGBT people will be protected from discrimination, and as the NCAA's own statement acknowledges, the rights of trans student-athletes, coaches, and fans in particular remain in legal limbo", said James Esseks, director of the ACLU's LGBT and HIV Project.
The tiny Jesuit school from Spokane proved all the doubters wrong over the past three weeks, advancing to its first Final Four and coming within two minutes of downing a college hoops blueblood for the national championship. "I don't know if we're going to get invited". In that game, wing Justin Jackson and center Kennedy Meeks carried the Tar Heels, scoring a combined 47 of North Carolina's 77 that night in a one-point win.
Former President Obama's national security advisor Susan Rice denied all wrongdoing after reports surfaced that she asked for the "unmasking" of President Trump's campaign team in US surveillance during the election. "Anything related to Susan Rice or any of these other suggestions will be handled by the Intelligence Committee, and we look forward to receiving their report about what happened", McConnell said.
Nadal is still the most highly-anticipated match in men's tennis. "I'm not 24 anymore". "The body needs a break, the mind needs a break, the family needs me again", he said . Then in the French Open we'll see who's the player who won more matches before and then we'll see. "I'm sure you're going to tear it to pieces over there".
Ahead of the action getting underway, we examine the Opta numbers that could prove influential in deciding who will be wearing the green jacket on Sunday. "It will surely be there and it has been there", said Spieth, wearing a green shirt that would be a flawless match for the jacket he hopes to don again Sunday.
However, the process of review and revision of the first form in consultation with the White House Counsel's Office and the Office of Government Ethics was suspended when he resigned. "Certainly", said Mr. Lifson, "it is a question worth asking, isn't it?" Evelyn Farkas, the former deputy assistant secretary of defense, said she feared that information "would disappear" after President Barack Obama left office.