Bryant-Denny Stadium was allowed to operate at 50 percent capacity for Saturday's game.
Elon Musk beat out Jeff Bezos in the battle of the billionaires for a big NASA contract. The U.S. space agency awarded Musk’s SpaceX a $2.9 billion contract to build a lunar lander. SpaceX bid alone whereas Bezos’ Blue Origin had teamed up with Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman. Defense contractor Dynetics had also put in a bid. NASA’s lander is expected to carry two American astronauts to the moon’s surface as early as 2024. Unlike the Apollo missions from 1969 to 1972, NASA is gearing up for a longer-term lunar presence that could lead to missions to Mars. The agency aims to create regular service to the moon. It’ll hold a separate competition for that contract. NASA’s moon lander decision is a setback for Bezos. He is now more focused on his space venture after announcing he’ll step down as Amazon CEO. The contract was seen by Bezos and other executives as vital to Blue Origin establishing itself as a desired partner for NASA, and also putting the venture on the road to turning a profit.
As military bands played and a procession of royals escorted his coffin to the church, Prince Philip was laid to rest Saturday in a funeral ceremony that honored his lifetime of service to the U.K., the crown and his wife of 73 years, Queen Elizabeth II. Philip, who died on April 9, two months shy of his 100th birthday, was honored at Windsor Castle in a service that was steeped in military and royal tradition but also pared down and infused with his own personality. The entire royal procession and funeral took place out of public view on the grounds of the castle, a 950-year-old royal residence 20 miles (30 kilometers) west of London, but was shown live on television.
Venezuela's supreme court has awarded $13 million to top socialist party official Diosdado Cabello in a defamation case against a newspaper, but the paper's lawyer said on Saturday the outlet could not afford to pay. Cabello, the second-highest ranking official in the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) after President Nicolas Maduro, sued the El Nacional newspaper in 2015 after it reprinted a Spanish newspaper article asserting U.S. officials were investigating Cabello for alleged ties to drug trafficking.
PRAGUE (Reuters) -The Czech Republic is expelling 18 Russian diplomats over suspicions that Russian intelligence services were involved in an ammunition depot explosion in 2014, Prime Minister Andrej Babis and Foreign Minister Jan Hamacek said on Saturday. A diplomatic source cited by Interfax suggested the expulsions could prompt Russia to shut the Czech Republic's embassy in Moscow.
Trevor Lawrence knows there is more to life than football.
With mourners asked not to travel to Windsor, many people up and down the country stayed local to pay their own respects, on the day that the world bid a final farewell to His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh.
Sunrisers Hyderabad failed in its chase for the third straight time in the Indian Premier League as defending champion Mumbai Indians won by 13 runs on Saturday. Jonny Bairstow made a brisk 43 off 22 deliveries and fellow opener David Warner scored a 34-ball 36 before Hyderabad collapsed to 137 all out in 19.4 overs, losing its last eight wickets for 47 runs. Leg-spinner Rahul Chahar claimed 3-19 and Trent Boult provided Mumbai a perfect finish with 3-28.
Bayer Leverkusen's Leon Bailey scored twice and set up another goal as his team eased past Cologne 3-0 on Saturday to keep alive their slim hopes of a top-four finish with five matches remaining in the Bundesliga. Jamaica international Bailey put the hosts in front with a fifth-minute header and then set up Moussa Diaby to fire into an empty goal and make it 2-0 six minutes after the restart. Leverkusen move up to fifth place on 47 points, six behind fourth-placed Eintracht Frankfurt.
Bayern Munich head coach Hansi Flick dropped a bombshell on Saturday by revealing he intends to leave the club world champions at the end of the season, fuelling speculation he will take charge of the German national team.
The 21-year-old Briton ended up seventh on the starting grid for Sunday's Formula One race at Imola, a place behind team mate Daniel Ricciardo, but it would have been third had he not had a lap deleted for exceeding track limits. "I’m pretty disappointed, pretty annoyed with myself," Norris said. Team principal Andreas Seidl said it was typical Norris, very self-critical, and he preferred to focus on the car's improved performance.
LONDON (Reuters) -Chelsea beat Manchester City 1-0 on Saturday to book a place in next month's FA Cup final thanks to a second-half goal by Hakim Ziyech that extended a remarkable turnaround since manager Thomas Tuchel took over as Blues coach in January. By contrast, City manager Pep Guardiola - who made eight changes to the side which beat Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League in midweek - saw his dream of steering them to an unprecedented quadruple of titles come to an end. Eight-times FA Cup winners Chelsea face Leicester City or Southampton, who play their semi-final on Sunday, in the showpiece match on May 15.
Chelsea ended Manchester City's quest for a historic quadruple of trophies as Hakim Ziyech's goal earned a 1-0 win to take the Blues into the FA Cup final on Saturday.
The Czech Republic announced Saturday that it was expelling 18 Russian diplomats who it has identified as spies in a case related to a huge ammunition depot explosion in 2014. Prime Minister Andrej Babis said the move is based on “unequivocal evidence" provided by the Czech intelligence and security services that points to the involvement of Russian military agents in the massive explosion in an eastern town that killed “two innocent fathers." “The Czech Republic is a sovereign state and must adequately react to those unprecedented findings," Babis said.
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Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff suggested on Saturday that Aston Martin might be paying a price for Formula One rule changes possibly aimed at slowing his own dominant team. Silverstone-based Aston Martin, who are closely aligned with champions Mercedes, have complained that aerodynamic tweaks have affected their low-rake cars more than the likes of high-rake Red Bull. High-rake cars ride higher at the rear while the Aston Martin and Mercedes are flatter to the ground, affecting airflow.
Londoners filled the streets of Soho, London's nightlife district, on Saturday evening (April 17). Following a loosening of coronavirus restrictions, it is the first weekend Brits can have a drink at a pub or bar - but only enjoy it outdoors - in months.
Manchester City suffered a major injury scare just 11 days before the first leg of their Champions League semi-final against Paris Saint-Germain as Kevin De Bruyne was forced off with an ankle injury in Saturday's FA Cup semi-final against Chelsea.
Jimmy Butler says the Heat have been humbled by opponents this season.