In Bocce, Experience Prevails
In a sport for which disputed calls, heated arguments, and old fashioned trash talking are as much a part of the game as a player’s ability to finesse a weighted orb towards a smaller target, Vison...
Elysee Vilsaint: Athlete of the Week
Vilsaint, who last year led York to the CUNYAC championship game against Hunter, was back at it on Saturday, scoring a goal and an assist to lead York to a 2-0 victory.
John Starks, Knicks in Queens Former New York Knick guard John Starks was on hand Sunday as the Knicks held a basketball clinic in Elmhurst. The clinic, held at Frank O’Connor Park, taught youngsters basketball skills and drills.
(Reuters) - Scientific Games Corp , a maker of slot machines for casinos, will buy larger rival Bally Technologies Inc for about $3.27 billion to expand its electronic and table games and online lottery businesses. The $83.30 per share cash offer represents a 38 percent premium to Bally's Thursday closing price of $60.17 on the New York Stock Exchange, the companies said on Friday. Scientific Games shares were up 23 percent at $10.50. The deal — valued at $5.1 billion, including debt — will also help Scientific Games expand in Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific islands.
Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah criticised on Friday international inaction over Israel's offensive in Gaza, which he described as involving mass slaughter and "war crimes against humanity", in a speech read out on his behalf on state television. King Abdullah named no groups but was apparently referring to violence in neighbouring countries, including Iraq and Syria, where the Islamic State has captured swathes of territory, killing scores of people and forcing Christians to flee. Saudi Arabia, birthplace of Islam, sees itself as a leader of the Sunni Muslim world and a main player in the Middle East. Israel launched its offensive in Hamas Islamist-dominated Gaza on July 8, unleashing air and naval bombardments in response to a surge of cross-border rocket attacks.