Pat Bowlen Cedes Control of Broncos to Deal With Alzheimer’s

Joe Ellis, the team president, will take over the team for Bowlen, 70, after being named as the Broncos’ chief executive.

CEO: Sterling staying on a ‘disaster’ for Clippers (Yahoo Sports)

Coach Doc Rivers has said he’ll resign from the Los Angeles Clippers if Donald Sterling remains owner, the team’s interim CEO testified, saying such a move would be a ”disaster” for the franchise. ”If Mr. Sterling continues as owner, he does not want to continue as coach,” Richard Parsons said in court Tuesday, recounting recent conversations with Rivers. His testimony was a rare foray into the basketball side of the Clippers at a probate-court trial that has focused on the narrow question of whether Sterling’s wife, Shelly, can sell the team for $2 billion to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer as the NBA looks to force Donald Sterling from the league over racist statements.

Loew confirms he will stay on as Germany coach (Yahoo Sports)

World Cup champion Joachim Loew says he will remain as Germany’s coach through the 2016 European Championship. There was speculation Loew could step down after Germany won the World Cup with a 1-0 victory over Argentina in the final in Rio de Janeiro 10 days ago, although Loew’s contract was extended before the tournament. Loew says he is as motivated as on ”the first day” as Germany’s coach, and the World Cup title was the highlight but not the conclusion.

Broncos owner giving up control due to Alzheimer’s (Yahoo Sports)

Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen is giving up control of the team as he battles Alzheimer’s disease. The team announced Wednesday that the 70-year-old Bowlen will no longer be a part of the team’s daily operations. Team president Joe Ellis will take over after being named as the Broncos’ chief executive officer. The Broncos say the ownership of the team is held in a trust in hopes that one of Bowlen’s children will run the team one day.

US hedge fund hits Puerto Rico government with second lawsuit

The government of Puerto Rico is now facing a second lawsuit in response to a new law that would allow certain public corporations in the U.S. territory to restructure their debt if needed.

Typhoon Matmo hits Taiwan

Heavy winds and rains batter Taiwan, as storm chaser James Reynolds reports.

Omedeto Fugard, l’Afrique et la Fondation Zinsou !

Ou “bravo”, en japonais… Pour la première fois, un créateur du continent, Athol Fugard, reçoit le “prix Nobel des arts”. La Fondation Zinsou, au Bénin, est elle aussi distinguée par le pays du Soleil-Levant.

UK’s Licenses For Arms Exports To Russia Continue To Remain Active: MPs

The UK has kept active licenses sanctioning arms exports to Russia, which include components for anti-aircraft guns, despite Moscow-backed separatists being suspected of downing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, according to a BBC report, citing members of parliament.

Clippers’ Matt Barnes Pleads For Help In Solving Aunt’s Murder

LOS ANGELES ( — Clippers player Matt Barnes is pleading for the public’s help to apprehend the man who killed his aunt.

Police said Tanganyika Hoover was stabbed to death last week in Sacramento by her husband, Michael Williams, who remains on the loose.

Barnes took his outrage to Twitter and Instagram Tuesday night, posting photos of Williams and asking for help.

“This dude stabbed my auntie in the neck last week & left her for dead on the sidewalk, she ended up dying on the way to the hospital in the ambulance. If you hv any info on his where abouts contact the #SacPD # SacramentoWeNeedYourHelp #RIPTang ,” he posted on his Instagram account.

“It hurts to know that I buried my mom Friday and this guys is still running around, living his life like nothing happened,” Barnes’ cousin, David Williams Jr., said.

Police believe Williams is still in the Sacramento area.

Nokia Lumia 530 offers 4-inch display and 5-megapixel camera for just $114

Nokia has been attacking the low-cost smartphone market quite a bit lately with devices like the Lumia 520 and Lumia 635, and today that assault continues with the Lumia 530.

Nokia this morning took the wraps off of the Lumia 530, a Windows Phone 8.1 device that’s described as “the most affordable Lumia yet.” The Nokia Lumia 530 will be priced at €85 ($114 USD) when it begins rolling out globally in August.

So what kind of features were Microsoft and Nokia able to cram into the Lumia 530 while keeping it at a price of €85? Here’s the full rundown:

* 4-inch 854x480 LCD display

* 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 200 processor

* 5-megapixel camera with no flash

* 4GB storage

* microSD slot with support for cards up to 128GB

* 15GB free OneDrive cloud storage

* 512MB RAM

* 1430mAh battery

* 3G connectivity

* On-screen navigation buttons

* Windows Phone 8.1

The Nokia Lumia 530 will be available in single SIM and dual SIM varieties. As with many other Nokia products, the 530 will also be sold in a variety of colors that include white, black, green and orange.

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Nokia’s Lumia 520 has shown to be an extremely popular device, serving as a low-cost smartphone that’s good for consumers that can’t or don’t want to spend a ton of cash on a handset but still want something with capable specs. That’s why it’s no surprise to see a follow-up to the Lumia 520 with the newest version of Windows Phone. At just €85, don’t be surprised if the Lumia 530 ends up being a big seller just like its predecessor.

In addition to the Lumia 530, Nokia today announced the Band mini speaker that it created in collaboration with Coloud. The portable speaker connects to a device through its 3.5mm headset jack and can pump out audio for around 8 hours. Nokia also says that several Bang speakers can be chained together.

The Band mini speaker will launch “in the coming weeks” at a price of €19 ($25 USD).

Via Nokia Conversations