Wimbledon marathon match resumed again on Thursday. The first-round match already had lasted 10 hours.
People stand around a campfire during the Ivana Kupala festival in the village of Viazynka, Belarus, late Tuesday evening. The ancient tradition, originating from pagan times, is usually marked with grand overnight festivities which includes jumping over burning campfires and bathing in a lake or a river. Some people believe the acts will purge them of their sins and make them healthier.
VUVUZELAS: Worldwide audiences and soccer stars – including Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo and Argentina’s Lionel Messi – have complained about the incessant high-pitched whine of the long plastic horns, called vuvuzelas, seen here at Ellis Park Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa. That reignited calls to ban the vuvuzela, but FIFA chief Sepp Blatter put an end to that discussion early in the tournament. A Cape Town businessman has touted his design for a slightly quieter vuvuzela that reduces the tuneless horn's sound output from a deafening 134 decibels to a more manageable 121 decibels. That sounds good.
Rod Blagojevich sorted through ways he could benefit personally from the senate seat vacated when Obama won the presidential election, according to testimony and wiretap recordings.
UCLA center fielder Beau Amaral tries in vain to reach a three-run triple ball hit by TCU's Taylor Featherston in the seventh inning of an NCAA College World Series baseball game in Omaha, Neb., on Monday evening.
Queen Elizabeth II accepts support freeze, sales taxes are increased, and deep budget cuts are eyed by Europe.
At the World Cup, France officially crashed out of the tournament after losing today's France vs. South Africa match to a surprisingly strong showing by the home team. But the Bafana Bafana victory was not enough to help them advance.
iPad sales have reached three million and demand does not seem to be declining.
Roger Federer, Marcos Daniel, and five other men in this year's 128-player Wimbledon draw are fathers.
France needs to win by a hefty margin in today's France vs. South Africa game – and hope that Mexico defeats Uruguay soundly – if Les Bleues are to advance to the second round of the World Cup.