The University of Washington will face the University of Texas in a groundbreaking regular season men's basketball game in China next year, school officials announced. The collegiate offering will be the first regular-season college or pro matchup for a US league in China. And Pacific-12 Conference commissioner Larry Scott sees the China game becoming an annual event. "The Pac-12 and our universities are proud to be pioneers in China," Scott said.
Simferopol (Ukraine) (AFP) - 19:33 GMT - CRIMEA WILL APPLY MONDAY TO JOIN RUSSIA: REGIONAL LEADER - Crimea's regional government will make a formal application Monday to join the Russian Federation, the local pro-Moscow leader says on Twitter after the disputed referendum to break away from Ukraine.