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 2020-06-18 02:36 

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Teenager Burkardt edges Mainz towards safety with shock Dortmund win...

A first ever top-flight goal for 19-year-old Jonathan Burkardt saw German minnows Mainz all but secure Bundesliga survival with a surprise 2-0 victory at Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday.Earlier, a 2-1 defeat away to Eintracht Frankfurt saw David Wagner'...

 2020-06-18 02:36 

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Teenager Burkardt edges Mainz towards safety with shock Dortmund win...

A first ever top-flight goal for 19-year-old Jonathan Burkardt saw German minnows Mainz all but secure Bundesliga survival with a surprise 2-0 victory at Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday.Earlier, a 2-1 defeat away to Eintracht Frankfurt saw David Wagner'...

 2020-06-18 02:23 

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Trump asked China's Xi for help winning 2020 election, claims Bolton...

Donald Trump pleaded with China's leader Xi Jinping for help to win re-election in 2020, the US president's former aide John Bolton writes in an explosive new book, according to excerpts published Wednesday....

 2020-06-18 02:23 

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India, China hold talks to de-escalate deadly border tensions...

India and China agreed Wednesday to ease tensions at their disputed Himalayan border, even as they traded blame for a brawl that left at least 20 Indian soldiers dead.India's foreign ministry said Jaishankar "conveyed the protest" of his gover...

 2020-06-18 01:43 

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Vowing new Syria campaign, US sanctions dozens including Assad wife...

The United States on Wednesday imposed sanctions on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's wife and dozens of others as it vowed a vast pressure campaign under a new law that has already rattled the war-torn nation's economy.Under the law, any assets ...

 2020-06-18 01:43 

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Trump asked China's Xi for help winning 2020 election, claims Bolton...

Donald Trump pleaded with China's leader Xi Jinping for help to win re-election in 2020, the US president's former aide John Bolton writes in an explosive new book, according to excerpts published Wednesday....

 2020-06-18 01:35 

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Facebook lets users block political ads, aiming to quell outcry...

Facebook is allowing users to turn off all political ads in a move aimed at quelling criticism of the leading social network's hands-off approach to election misinformation.As part of the same announcement, Facebook said it would launch what it called...

 2020-06-18 01:35 

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Vowing new Syria campaign, US sanctions dozens including Assad wife...

The United States on Wednesday imposed sanctions on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's wife and dozens of others as it vowed a vast pressure campaign under a new law that has already rattled the war-torn nation's economy.Under the law, any assets ...

 2020-06-18 01:33 

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Premier League restarts as players take knee in racism protest...

The Premier League resumed on Wednesday after a three-month hiatus, with players taking the knee at the start of a goalless draw between Aston Villa and Sheffield United overshadowed by a goalline controversy."In the first Premier League fixture of Pr...

 2020-06-18 01:33 

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Facebook lets users block political ads, aiming to quell outcry...

Facebook is allowing users to turn off all political ads in a move aimed at quelling criticism of the leading social network's hands-off approach to election misinformation.As part of the same announcement, Facebook said it would launch what it called...

 2020-06-18 01:33 

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Berlin rejects German Cup final fans request...

Next month's German Cup final will be played behind closed doors after the country's football association's application for fans to be present was turned down by the local Berlin government on Wednesday....

 2020-06-18 01:33 

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Wilder fumes after goalline technology mistake denies Blades...

Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder admitted he didn't know whether to "laugh or cry" after a goalline technology blunder forced his side to settle for a damaging 0-0 draw at Aston Villa on Wednesday....

 2020-06-18 01:12 

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Players take knee before goalline row gives Villa point on Premier League return...

The Premier League returned in dramatic fashion on Wednesday as Aston Villa's 0-0 draw against Sheffield United featured a powerful anti-racism message and controversy over a goalline technology blunder.To cover some of the empty seats, sections of Vi...

 2020-06-18 01:12 

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Premier League restarts as players take knee in racism protest...

The Premier League resumed on Wednesday after a three-month hiatus, with players taking the knee at the start of a goalless draw between Aston Villa and Sheffield United overshadowed by a goalline controversy."In the first Premier League fixture of Pr...

 2020-06-18 00:58 

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Premier League restarts as players take knee in racism protest...

The Premier League resumed on Wednesday after a three-month hiatus, with players taking the knee at the start of a goalless draw between Aston Villa and Sheffield United overshadowed by a goalline controversy."In the first Premier League fixture of Pr...

 2020-06-18 00:58 

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Goalline tech firm apologises after Villa escape with point on Premier League return...

The company that runs the Premier League's goalline technology apologised on Wednesday after it failed to spot Aston Villa goalkeeper Orjan Nyland taking the ball over his line in a goalless draw with Sheffield United that signalled the return of the ...

 2020-06-18 00:55 

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Players take knee before goalline row gives Villa point on Premier League return...

The Premier League returned in dramatic fashion on Wednesday as Aston Villa's 0-0 draw against Sheffield United featured a powerful anti-racism message and controversy over a goalline technology blunder.To cover some of the empty seats, sections of Vi...

 2020-06-18 00:51 

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Wagner's Schalke fail to win again in Europa League hunt...

David Wagner's Schalke continued their record-breaking run of bad form on Wednesday, notching up a 14th successive game without a win in a 2-1 away defeat to fellow European hopefuls Eintracht Frankfurt....

 2020-06-18 00:37 

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Favored Tiz the Law to start in eighth post at Belmont Stakes...

Tiz the Law was made a 6-5 favorite and drawn into the eighth post for Saturday's Belmont Stakes, the first leg of a 2020 coronavirus-disrupted US horse racing Triple Crown....

 2020-06-18 00:18 

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West Indies' Brathwaite ready to follow Haynes manual...

Kraigg Brathwaite is eager to put advice from West Indies batting great Desmond Haynes to good use during next month's Test series in England....

 2020-06-18 00:18 

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Prosecution demands four-years jail for ex-athletics chief Diack...

The prosecution in the corruption trial in France of former global athletics supremo Lamine Diack called on Wednesday for him to serve four years in prison and be fined a maximum of 500,000 euros....

 2020-06-18 00:15 

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Prosecution demands four-years jail for ex-athletics chief Diack...

The prosecution in the corruption trial in France of former global athletics supremo Lamine Diack called on Wednesday for him to serve four years in prison and be fined a maximum of 500,000 euros....

 2020-06-18 00:03 

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Premier League restarts as players take knee...

The Premier League resumed on Wednesday after a three-month hiatus, with Aston Villa and Sheffield United players taking a knee to show their support for the Black Lives Matter movement.Should Manchester City lose to Arsenal at the Etihad, Jurgen Klopp...

 2020-06-17 23:51 

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French Open with fans to begin September 27 as ATP, WTA reveal August restarts...

Roland Garros chiefs said Wednesday that the delayed French Open will get underway on September 27 and with fans in attendance as the ruling bodies of world tennis revealed a new-look calendar for a sport placed on ice since mid-March due to the coronavir...

 2020-06-17 23:51 

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Villa keeper Nyland saved by goalline technology mistake...

Aston Villa goalkeeper Orjan Nyland was saved by an apparent goalline technology mistake after his blunder seemed to have gifted Sheffield United the lead in the opening match of the Premier League restart on Wednesday....

 2020-06-17 23:51 

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Players take knee before goalline row gives Villa point on Premier League return...

The Premier League returned in dramatic fashion on Wednesday as Aston Villa's 0-0 draw against Sheffield United featured a powerful anti-racism message and controversy over a goalline technology blunder.To cover some of the empty seats, sections of Vi...

 2020-06-17 23:38 

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England selection chief glad Moeen Ali available again...

Moeen Ali moved nearer to a first Test appearance in almost a year after England national selector Ed Smith confirmed his place in a 30-man training group for next month's series at home to the West Indies....

 2020-06-17 23:37 

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French Open with fans to begin September 27 as ATP, WTA reveal August restarts...

Roland Garros chiefs said Wednesday that the delayed French Open will get underway on September 27 and with fans in attendance as the ruling bodies of world tennis revealed a new-look calendar for a sport placed on ice since mid-March due to the coronavir...

 2020-06-17 23:23 

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Rashford shows football is 'important vehicle for good' - UEFA chief...

Manchester United star Marcus Rashford was singled out for praise by UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin on Wednesday after forcing the British government to change a policy on providing free school meals to children....

 2020-06-17 23:23 

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Villa, Sheff Utd players take knee on Premier League restart...

Aston Villa and Sheffield United players took a knee at kick-off on Wednesday as the Premier League returned after a 100-day stoppage due to coronavirus....

 2020-06-17 23:15 

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'Concrete evidence' that Madeleine McCann is dead: German prosecutor...

German prosecutors said Wednesday they have "concrete evidence" that missing British girl Madeleine McCann is dead, in a major development for a case that has gripped Britain for more than a decade....

 2020-06-17 23:15 

AFP

French Open with fans to begin September 27 as ATP, WTA reveal August restarts...

Roland Garros chiefs said Wednesday that the delayed French Open will get underway on September 27 and with fans in attendance as the ruling bodies of world tennis revealed a new-look calendar for a sport placed on ice since mid-March due to the coronavir...

 2020-06-17 23:12 

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Villa, Sheff Utd players take knee on Premier League restart...

Aston Villa and Sheffield United players took a knee at kick-off on Wednesday as the Premier League returned after a 100-day stoppage due to coronavirus....

 2020-06-17 23:05 

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French league ready 'to take all measures' in potential rugby season re-shuffle...

The president of the French league (LNR) Paul Goze said on Wednesday he is ready to take action against World Rugby if their proposal of a global calendar is ratified....

 2020-06-17 23:03 

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Champions League to be completed with 'final eight' in Lisbon in August...

The 2019-2020 Champions League, suspended since March because of the coronavirus pandemic, will be completed in a 'final eight' format in Lisbon in August, UEFA said on Wednesday.The men's Champions League final was initially due to be played ...

 2020-06-17 23:00 

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Beijing cancels flights, shuts schools over new virus outbreak...

Beijing's airports cancelled two-thirds of all flights on Wednesday and schools in the Chinese capital were closed again as authorities rushed to contain a new coronavirus outbreak and warned infections may rise.The city has ramped up its testing capa...

 2020-06-17 23:00 

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'Concrete evidence' that Madeleine McCann is dead: German prosecutor...

German prosecutors said Wednesday they have "concrete evidence" that missing British girl Madeleine McCann is dead, in a major development for a case that has gripped Britain for more than a decade....

 2020-06-17 22:58 

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UEFA opts to keep 12-city format for delayed Euro 2020...

UEFA announced on Wednesday that it was planning to keep the same pan-continental format for the postponed Euro 2020 after president Aleksander Ceferin recently hinted that the number of host cities could be reduced....

 2020-06-17 22:58 

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World Rugby launches governance review...

World Rugby has launched a governance review led by former British sports minister Hugh Robertson, the organisation said Wednesday....

 2020-06-17 22:53 

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Vowing new Syria campaign, US sanctions dozens including Assad wife...

The United States on Wednesday imposed sanctions on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's wife and dozens of others as it vowed a vast pressure campaign under a new law that has already rattled the war-torn nation's economy.Under the law, any assets ...

 2020-06-17 22:53 

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Beijing cancels flights, shuts schools over new virus outbreak...

Beijing's airports cancelled two-thirds of all flights on Wednesday and schools in the Chinese capital were closed again as authorities rushed to contain a new coronavirus outbreak and warned infections may rise.The city has ramped up its testing capa...

 2020-06-17 22:50 

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Union Berlin celebrate staying up with fans in club car park...

With matches in Germany played behind closed doors due to the coronavirus, FC Union hope they will not fall offside with the German Football League (DFL) for an impromptu party their squad held with a group of fans in their stadium's car park to celeb...

 2020-06-17 22:29 

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French Open organisers not considering event behind closed doors: federation...
 2020-06-17 22:22 

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Tactical produces Royal Ascot performance fit for a Queen...

Queen Elizabeth II could be forgiven for jumping out of her chair in celebration at nearby Windsor Castle on Wednesday as her colours were carried to victory by Tactical on the second day of Royal Ascot.For Doyle it was his second victory of the day -- th...

 2020-06-17 22:03 

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Welsh Rugby Union seek loan to cope with virus crisis...

The Welsh Rugby Union said Wednesday they were seeking to secure a loan that would keep the professional game alive in Wales amid the "financial shock" of the coronavirus....

 2020-06-17 21:50 

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Former England skipper Robshaw joining San Diego...

Former England captain Chris Robshaw is to join Major League Rugby side San Diego Legion for the 2021 and 2022 seasons, the club announced on Wednesday....

 2020-06-17 21:49 

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Facebook lets users block political ads, aiming to quell outcry...

Facebook is allowing users to turn off all political ads in a move aimed at quelling criticism of the leading social network's hands-off approach to election misinformation.As part of the same announcement, Facebook said it would launch what it called...

 2020-06-17 21:49 

AFP

Vowing new Syria campaign, US sanctions dozens including Assad wife...

The United States on Wednesday imposed sanctions on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's wife and dozens of others as it vowed a vast pressure campaign under a new law that has already rattled the war-torn nation's economy.Under the law, any assets ...

 2020-06-17 21:34 

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From sport to entertainment, #BlackLivesMatter shakes up US society...

Massive protests against racism sparked by the police killing of George Floyd are having a ripple effect across American society, with multiple sectors facing a reckoning over their treatment of minorities.NFL stars Tom Brady, Dak Prescott and Drew Brees ...

 2020-06-17 21:32 

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Floyd's brother tells UN 'black lives do not matter' in US...

George Floyd's brother on Wednesday begged the United Nations to help African Americans because "black lives do not matter in the United States", as the UN's rights chief urged reparations for centuries of discrimination.The aim, it said, ...

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