ATLANTA (AP) — Jeff Teague flung in a wild 3-pointer after the officials missed him stepping out of bounds, and Kyle Korver finished off Indiana from beyond the arc to lead the Atlanta Hawks to a 98-85 victory Thursday night and another lead in the series with the top-seeded Pacers.
(Reuters) - London's largest and most expensive office building, HSBC Holding Plc's global headquarters, is up for sale and could fetch over 1.1 billion pounds (1.85 billion) a record price for the British market, the Financial Times reported. The Canary Wharf-based 44-storey, 1.1 million square foot building is being marketed by estate agents JLL and GM Real Estate, according to sources familiar with the matter, the FT said. At the height of the British property boom in 2007, the HSBC tower became the most expensive building in London when it sold for 1.09 billion pounds. The FT said HSBC had a 13-year lease on the building and is committed to annual upward-only inflation-linked rent reviews, citing sources familiar with the tenancy arrangements.
Mesa (United States) (AFP) - Swimming superstar Michael Phelps finished second to old foe Ryan Lochte in the 100m butterfly in his first final since returning to the sport after 20 months out. Lochte led at the 50m mark and held on to win in 51.93sec -- second-fastest in the world this year -- while fellow American Phelps was second in 52.13, matching the fourth-fastest time of 2014. Phelps had made it look easy in posting the fastest time of the heats at the Mesa Grand Prix in Arizona, although he said his first race in nearly two years felt "strange." The 28-year-old, whose career has spanned four Olympics and included an astonishing 18 Olympic gold medals, looked dialed-in as he took to the blocks for the final, without the smile for the sell-out crowd of 1,200 at Skyline Aquatic Center that he had in the morning.
By Dan Levine SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Four major tech companies including Apple and Google have agreed to pay a total of $324 million to settle a lawsuit accusing them of conspiring to hold down salaries in Silicon Valley, sources familiar with the deal said, just weeks before a high profile trial had been scheduled to begin. Tech workers filed a class action lawsuit against Apple Inc, Google Inc, Intel Inc and Adobe Systems Inc in 2011, alleging they conspired to refrain from soliciting one another's employees in order to avert a salary war. The case has been closely watched due to the potentially high damages award and the opportunity to peek into the world of Silicon Valley's elite. The case was based largely on emails in which Apple's late co-founder Steve Jobs, former Google CEO Eric Schmidt and some of their Silicon Valley rivals hatched plans to avoid poaching each other's prized engineers.