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 2020-06-12 23:54 

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Juve v AC Milan cup semi-final kick-off signals return of Italian football...

Football returned to Italy after three months away on Friday when Juventus and AC Milan kicked off in the second leg of their Italian Cup semi-final in Turin....

 2020-06-12 23:24 

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Wenger wants players pay lowered to tackle football's virus fallout...

Arsene Wenger said on Friday football needs to tackle inflated player pay if it is to bounce back from the ravages of the coronavirus pandemic, saying "thousands" of clubs across Europe risk extinction....

 2020-06-12 23:10 

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Premier League approves kneeling protests, 'Black Lives Matter' on shirts...

The Premier League will support players taking a knee before or during matches in protest against racial discrimination, while "Black Lives Matter" will replace player names on the back of shirts for the first 12 games of the league's restart ...

 2020-06-12 22:00 

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Messi fit and ready for Barca return - Setien...

Lionel Messi will know how to manage his own fitness through La Liga's rapid end to the season but has no injury problems ahead of Barcelona's return against Real Mallorca on Saturday, says coach Quique Setien....

 2020-06-12 21:56 

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Premiership rugby salary cap row deepens...

A bitter row between English Premiership rugby clubs and the players' union over a salary cap reduction deepened on Friday, with both sides firing accusations against each other....

 2020-06-12 21:46 

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Mueller-Wohlfahrt, maverick doctor with magic hands, to quit Bayern...

Dr Hans-Wilhelm Mueller-Wohlfahrt, who remains a maverick in medical circles but whose former patients are a "who's who" of sports stars, is to bring an end to a decades-long link with Bayern Munich, the Bundesliga club announced Friday....

 2020-06-12 21:36 

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Thiem, Zverev, Dimitrov join Djokovic in US Open doubts...

Dominic Thiem, Alexander Zverev and Grigor Dimitrov on Friday joined world number one Novak Djokovic in expressing their reluctance over playing at the US Open under current conditions while the coronavirus pandemic is still active....

 2020-06-12 21:09 

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'Rugby players' union sowing division': Premiership clubs...

Premiership Rugby clubs on Friday accused the players' union in England of sowing division and creating uncertainty in a row over a salary cap reduction....

 2020-06-12 21:08 

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Lebanon to inject dollars as currency plunge revives protests...

Lebanon's government Friday pledged to inject dollars into the market, after a night of angry protests triggered by the currency plumbing new black market lows and the worst recession in decades.Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri, who attended the meeting...

 2020-06-12 20:26 

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Ravens coach Harbaugh calls NFL virus plan 'impossible'...

Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh ripped aspects of NFL plans to return from the coronavirus pandemic, calling them "humanly impossible" to achieve....

 2020-06-12 19:14 

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Virus lawsuits hit governments as markets rebound from second-wave fears...

Governments faced some of the first legal action Friday over their handling of the coronavirus as global markets began to rebound from losses fuelled by fears of a second wave of the pandemic.Prosecutors from Bergamo, the northern city worst hit by the vi...

 2020-06-12 19:14 

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Lebanon to inject dollars as currency plunge revives protests...

Lebanon's government Friday pledged to inject dollars into the market, after a night of angry protests triggered by the currency plumbing new black market lows and the worst recession in decades.Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri, who attended the meeting...

 2020-06-12 19:14 

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Lebanon to inject dollars as currency plunge revives protests...

Lebanon's government Friday pledged to inject dollars into the market, after a night of angry protests triggered by the currency plumbing new black market lows and the worst recession in decades.Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri, who attended the meeting...

 2020-06-12 19:07 

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Behind closed doors, Mouratoglou experiments with new type of tennis...

Patrick Mouratoglou has a vision for tennis and the coronavirus pandemic has given him a chance for a test run on Saturday in an event which does away with a code of conduct, a crowd, the media, traditions, authority and even some rules....

 2020-06-12 18:23 

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Lebanon in crisis talks as currency plunge sparks protests...

Lebanon's government held crisis talks Friday after the country's currency plumbed record lows on the black market, triggering a night of angry protests over the worst recession in decades.A syndicate spokesman said the central bank had agreed to ...

 2020-06-12 18:23 

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Virus lawsuits hit governments as markets rebound from second-wave fears...

Governments faced some of the first legal action Friday over their handling of the coronavirus as global markets began to rebound from losses fuelled by fears of a second wave of the pandemic.Prosecutors from Bergamo, the northern city worst hit by the vi...

 2020-06-12 18:15 

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Seahawks coach says team interested in Kaepernick...

Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll says he has been contacted about former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick, hinting the player who began kneeling protests might have a future in the league....

 2020-06-12 17:13 

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Bayern missing Mueller, Lewandowski for potential title-clincher...

Bayern Munich could secure an eighth straight Bundesliga title this weekend, but host Borussia Moenchengladbach on Saturday without suspended duo Thomas Mueller and Robert Lewandowski.At the foot of the table, fallen giants Werder Bremen face a crucial ga...

 2020-06-12 17:10 

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Lebanon in crisis talks as currency plunge sparks protests...

Lebanon's government held crisis talks Friday after the country's currency plumbed record lows on the black market, triggering a night of angry protests over the worst recession in decades.Demonstrators chanted against a government that has been u...

 2020-06-12 16:41 

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Ollivon headlines Toulon's push into 'new era'...

France captain Charles Ollivon has extended his Toulon contract by five years, as club president Bernard Lemaitre unveiled a five-year plan for the three-time European champions to once again become "the stand-out club in France, Europe and the world&...

 2020-06-12 16:22 

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Two-thirds of sponsors unsure about 2021 Olympics: poll...

Two-thirds of Tokyo 2020's corporate sponsors are undecided on whether to continue supporting the Games now the event has been pushed to 2021, according to a new survey....

 2020-06-12 16:22 

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Lebanon in crisis talks as currency plunge sparks protests...

Lebanon's government held crisis talks Friday after the country's currency plumbed record lows on the black market, triggering a night of angry protests over the worst recession in decades.Demonstrators chanted against a government that has been u...

 2020-06-12 16:22 

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Lisbon set to host final stages of Champions League - reports...

The final stages of this season's interrupted Champions League will be played in Lisbon, with the final on August 22 or 23, German newspaper Bild reported on Friday....

 2020-06-12 16:22 

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Lebanon in crisis talks as currency plunge sparks protests...

Lebanon's government held crisis talks Friday after the country's currency plumbed record lows on the black market, triggering a night of angry protests over the worst recession in decades.A syndicate spokesman said the central bank had agreed to ...

 2020-06-12 15:33 

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Twitter deletes Chinese 'state-linked' disinformation network...

Twitter said Friday it had deleted more than 170,000 accounts linked to a Chinese government disinformation campaign that targeted Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement and sought to discredit the United States....

 2020-06-12 15:33 

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Two-thirds of sponsors unsure about 2021 Olympics: poll...

Two-thirds of Tokyo 2020's corporate sponsors are undecided on whether to continue supporting the Games now the event has been pushed to 2021, according to a new survey....

 2020-06-12 15:19 

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Gladbach 'flabbergasted' by racist fans and tells them to leave...

Borussia Moenchengladbach said they were "flabbergasted" by an avalanche of racist comments that poured into their website and social networks after the club's public support for "Black Lives Matter"....

 2020-06-12 15:11 

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Two-thirds of sponsors unsure about 2021 Olympics: poll...

Two-thirds of Tokyo 2020's corporate sponsors are undecided on whether to continue supporting the Games now the event has been pushed to 2021, according to a new survey....

 2020-06-12 14:57 

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Athletes can take a knee at Commonwealth Games, says chief...

Athletes competing at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England, will be allowed to take a knee to support the 'Black Lives Matter' (BLM) movement, according to the Games chief executive David Grevemberg....

 2020-06-12 14:38 

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Rashford targets end of child hunger in Britain...

Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford has pledged to keep fighting until no child in Britain goes hungry after helping raise around 20 million ($25 million) for charity during the coronavirus lockdown....

 2020-06-12 13:49 

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Twitter deletes Chinese 'state-linked' disinformation network...

Twitter said Friday it had deleted more than 170,000 accounts linked to a Chinese government disinformation campaign that targeted Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement and sought to discredit the United States....

 2020-06-12 13:34 

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Singapore, Japan, Azerbaijan grands prix axed due to virus...

Formula One's Singapore, Japan and Azerbaijan grands prix were cancelled on Friday over logistical problems caused by the coronavirus, officials said, in a new blow to the disrupted season....

 2020-06-12 13:05 

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Cyber attack shuts Australia's biggest brewer just as pubs reopen...

A ransomware attack has shut down the biggest brewer in Australia and New Zealand, cutting supplies to pubs and restaurants just as the countries emerge from coronavirus lockdown, the company said Friday....

 2020-06-12 13:05 

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Twitter deletes Chinese 'state-linked' disinformation network...

Twitter said Friday it had deleted more than 170,000 accounts linked to a Chinese government disinformation campaign that targeted Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement and sought to discredit the United States....

 2020-06-12 13:05 

AFP

Twitter deletes Chinese 'state-linked' disinformation network...

Twitter said Friday it had deleted more than 170,000 accounts linked to a Chinese government disinformation campaign that targeted Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement and sought to discredit the United States....

 2020-06-12 12:29 

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Zoom accedes to Chinese demands to shutter online activist meetings...

Zoom said Thursday it acceded to Chinese government demands that it close accounts of US and Hong Kong activists who gathered on the popular chat app to mark the deadly Tiananmen crackdown."The Chinese government informed us that this activity is ille...

 2020-06-12 12:29 

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Cyber attack shuts Australia's biggest brewer just as pubs reopen...

A ransomware attack has shut down the biggest brewer in Australia and New Zealand, cutting supplies to pubs and restaurants just as the countries emerge from coronavirus lockdown, the company said Friday....

 2020-06-12 12:27 

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Zoom accedes to Chinese demands to shutter online activist meetings...

Zoom said Thursday it acceded to Chinese government demands that it close accounts of US and Hong Kong activists who gathered on the popular chat app to mark the deadly Tiananmen crackdown."The Chinese government informed us that this activity is ille...

 2020-06-12 12:27 

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Seoul court names birth father in landmark adoptee ruling...

A Seoul court on Friday officially recognised a Korean-born adoptee as the daughter of her biological father in a landmark ruling that she described as "momentous".Growing up in Michigan, Bos, whose Korean name is Kang Mee Sook, rarely thought abo...

 2020-06-12 12:13 

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Zoom accedes to Chinese demands to shutter online activist meetings...

Zoom said Thursday it acceded to Chinese government demands that it close accounts of US and Hong Kong activists who gathered on the popular chat app to mark the deadly Tiananmen crackdown....

 2020-06-12 12:11 

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Pandemic shuts Earth's eyes on the skies...

It's as if the Earth has closed its eyes, some scientists say: the coronavirus pandemic has forced astronomers in northern Chile to shut down the world's most powerful telescopes, running the risk of missing out on supernovas and other spectacles ...

 2020-06-12 12:11 

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Zoom accedes to Chinese demands to shutter online activist meetings...

Zoom said Thursday it acceded to Chinese government demands that it close accounts of US and Hong Kong activists who gathered on the popular chat app to mark the deadly Tiananmen crackdown....

 2020-06-12 12:11 

AFP

Seoul court names birth father in landmark adoptee ruling...

A Seoul court on Friday officially recognised a Korean-born adoptee as the daughter of her biological father in a landmark ruling that she described as "momentous".Growing up in Michigan, Bos, whose Korean name is Kang Mee Sook, rarely thought abo...

 2020-06-12 12:06 

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'How do we fix this?' NBA star LeBron James takes on voter suppression...

A conservative commentator once advised him to "shut up and dribble," but basketball legend LeBron James is bringing star power to a voter mobilization movement as concerns over disenfranchisement swell ahead of November's presidential electio...

 2020-06-12 12:06 

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Pandemic shuts Earth's eyes on the skies...

It's as if the Earth has closed its eyes, some scientists say: the coronavirus pandemic has forced astronomers in northern Chile to shut down the world's most powerful telescopes, running the risk of missing out on supernovas and other spectacles ...

 2020-06-12 12:06 

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Racial 'banter' not acceptable, says cricket's Sammy...

Former West Indies captain Daren Sammy said black athletes should not have to shrug off degrading words as "banter" after he discovered his nickname in the Indian Premier League had racial connotations....

 2020-06-12 12:03 

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'How do we fix this?' NBA star LeBron James takes on voter suppression...

A conservative commentator once advised him to "shut up and dribble," but basketball legend LeBron James is bringing star power to a voter mobilization movement as concerns over disenfranchisement swell ahead of November's presidential electio...

 2020-06-12 12:03 

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New Zealand removes statue of controversial colonist...

The New Zealand city of Hamilton on Friday tore down a statue of the colonial military commander after whom it was named, joining a growing list of places worldwide that are reckoning with their past....

 2020-06-12 11:50 

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'I miss him so much' - ex-coach remembers Gascoigne's China years...

England maverick Paul Gascoigne was playing a friendly match against Chinese media when he abruptly sat down, conjured a toothbrush from his sock and began cleaning his teeth.In his book, Gascoigne described how while in China he was so desperate to go fi...

 2020-06-12 11:50 

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Gascoigne in China: 'I miss him so much', says ex-coach...

England maverick Paul Gascoigne was playing a friendly match against Chinese media when he abruptly sat down, conjured a toothbrush from his sock and began cleaning his teeth.In his book, Gascoigne described how while in China he was so desperate to go fi...

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