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Chicago guard Dwyane Wade apologized Friday for making a throat-slashing gesture after hitting a game-clinching basket at the end of the Bulls' NBA season-opening win over the Boston Celtics. Wade made the gesture with his right hand after sinking the three-pointer with 26.3 seconds remaining in Thursday's game. "I wanna apologize to my young fans on my gesture at the end of last nights game," Wade wrote on Twitter.
Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro threatened on Friday to jail his political opponents if they follow through on their vow of launching a legislative trial to remove him from power. Maduro sharpened the tone in a volatile political and economic crisis that has sparked food shortages and riots in the South American oil producer. "If they launch a supposed political trial, which is not in our constitution, the state prosecution service must bring legal action in the courts and put in jail anyone who violates the constitution, even if they are members of Congress," Maduro said in a speech Friday.