Global equities rise, gold falls after Russia avoids default

Wall Street’s three major indexes close higher on Friday, March 18, boosted by recently battered technology stocks NEW YORK, USA – Global equity markets gained on Friday, March 18, after traders cheered a Russian bond payment that averted a historic sovereign default, while gold prices dropped as demand for the safe-haven metal eased following the … Read more

Paras late surge falls short; Ryukyu sweeps Ravena, Shiga for 19th straight win

MANILA, Philippines – One of Kobe Paras’ best games in the Japan B. League went to waste as the Akita Northern Happinets hung on to win at home, 71-67, over the hapless Niigata Albirex BB on Sunday, March 6. The high-flying import flexed his shooting stroke in Niigata’s comeback effort, as he dropped 11 of … Read more