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Google raises price of YouTube TV, adds sports, Turner

SAN FRANCISCO: Alphabet's Google is raising the price of its YouTube TV online service for new customers as it adds channels from Time Warner’s Turner, National Basketball League and Major League Baseball, the company said Wednesday. Less than one year after launching YouTube TV, the company is increasing its pricing to $40 per month from $35 per month as it adds Turner’s channels, which include TNT, CNN and TBS, and soon will be adding MLB Network and NBA TV, the company said. Google is expanding its offering at a…

American Airlines apologizes to pro basketball players

CHICAGO: American Airlines has apologized to two professional basketball players who were kicked off a flight originating from Dallas, Texas, after being falsely accused of theft. The airline said it apologized to Marquis Teague and Trahson Burrell, both members of the National Basketball Association's minor league team Memphis Hustle, for the Christmas Eve incident, which came to light Tuesday. The two men, who are African-American, had boarded a flight operated by American's regional subsidiary Envoy Air. They were…

Qatar forfeit basketball game in hijab row

INCHEON: The Qatar women's basketball team forfeited a game at the Asian Games on Wednesday after being refused permission to wear the hijab, saying they were taking a stand against what they say is a discriminatory policy against Muslim women.

Syria bomber was Florida-born, raised in middle-class family

The man believed to be the first American suicide bomber in Syria was born in Florida and loved to play basketball. He was an average student who grew up in a well-kept middle-class neighbourhood about 90 minutes south of Orlando. The family of Moner Mohammad Abu-Salha, 22, on Saturday declined to comment or to open their door as a small group of reporters gathered outside their home in a gated community in Sebastian, on Florida's east coast. Neighbour Mark Hill, 46, said he knew little about the family across the street,…