The Saudi-led coalition battling rebels in Yemen sent a "limited" force to the city of Aden Sunday, Yemeni sources said, in what would be its first ground deployment inside the country. A spokesman for the coalition denied that a major ground force has landed, refusing to comment on "ongoing operations". "A limited coalition force entered Aden and another force is on its way" to the port city, a Yemeni government official there told AFP, requesting anonymity. The coalition launched air strikes against the Iran-backed Huthi rebels and their allies on March 26 after they seized control of large parts of the country and advanced on Aden, where President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi had taken refuge.
BALTIMORE (AP) — Six days after the death of Freddie Gray sparked riots in Baltimore, the city's mayor lifted a citywide curfew on Sunday morning, signaling an end to the extraordinary measures taken to ensure public safety amid an outcry over police practices.
World number two Simona Halep crashed to a shock 7-6 (8/6), 6-3 defeat to France's Alize Cornet in the first round of the Madrid Open on Sunday. Halep reached the final in the Spanish capital last year, but looked out of sorts as a double fault handed Cornet the opening set in a tie-break. Wimbledon finalist Eugenie Bouchard's alarming slump continued as she lost a sixth consecutive match to the Czech Republic's Barbora Strycova. There were no such problems for defending champion Maria Sharapova who showed no signs of her recent struggles with form and fitness as she beat Switzerland's Timea Bacsinszky 6-2, 6-3.