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On a rainy course in Bergen, the 32-year-old six-time medallist in the individual event put in a strong showing, but in the end wasn't quite able to get onto the podium, among a 54-strong field. Last year's champion Amber Neben of the United States could only manage 11th, while another Dutch rider Ellen Van Dijk, who was second last year in Doha, was fifth.
  • Roy Hodgson welcomes chance to watch more of his Eagles

    Roy Hodgson welcomes chance to watch more of his Eagles

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    The former England manager was unable to pull the freefalling Eagles out of trouble in his first match in charge, losing 1-0 at home to Southampton to be condemned to one of the worst starts to a Premier League season ever. Defender Pape Souare, who has been out of action since being involved in a vehicle crash more than a year ago, is set to start for Palace, as is £26m centre-half Mamadou Sakho.
  • No evidence to link London attack directly to militant groups - USA sources

    No evidence to link London attack directly to militant groups - USA sources

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    The terrorist attack was caused by an improvised explosive device, which had a timer, but failed to fully detonate. Unknown to the boys, a bomb had exploded in another auto. "This arrest will lead to more activity from our officers", said a statement, outlining that the man was being held under anti-terror legislation. Head of Operations Command Assistant Chief Constable Steve Barry said: " The independent Joint Terrorism Analysis Centre raised the national threat level to "critical" ...
  • Over 40 million people trapped in slavery: new global figure

    Over 40 million people trapped in slavery: new global figure

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    More than 40 million people around the world are victims of modern slavery, the UN's International Labor Organization (ILO) published this morning (Tuesday) in its annual report for 2016. In many cases, the products they made and the services they provided ended up in seemingly legitimate commercial channels. That is, they were enduring a situation that involved having lost their sexual autonomy and often involved providing labour under the guise of "marriage".
  • Eagles player Chris Long donating game checks to Charlottesville scholarships

    Eagles player Chris Long donating game checks to Charlottesville scholarships

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    Long and his wife, Megan , said in the statement the scholarships are created to "promote equality through education" in response to the violence that occurred in Charlottesville over the summer. "We hope our investment will change the lives of the students who receive the scholarship and in turn, those students can positively impact others". "And if you don't see why you need allies for people that are fighting for equality right now, I don't think you'll ever see it".
  • Youth Football Ups Odds of Brain Problems in Adulthood

    Youth Football Ups Odds of Brain Problems in Adulthood

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    A new study released Tuesday found that people who played football before age 12 were more likely to to have impaired mood and behavior than people who began playing at an older age. Other researchers pointed out this flaw as well, but said the study nonetheless warrants further investigation, if not stricter limits on youth participation in America's most popular sport.
  • Panthers TE Greg Olsen will not play against Saints Sunday

    Panthers TE Greg Olsen will not play against Saints Sunday

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    One of Fantasy Football's most trusted and reliable tight ends will be out of lineups for a while. Quarterback Cam Newton was hit early and often by the Bills defense during the Panthers' win on Sunday. Tyrod Taylor scrambled and was touched down at the Carolina 38 with 53 seconds to go, which left the Bills in a tough second-and-16. Olsen suffered a foot injury during the first half of game and could later be seen on the sideline in a boot during the second half.
  • Five Wheaton College football players charged in hazing incident

    Five Wheaton College football players charged in hazing incident

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    While in the auto, the victim reported that the men played Middle Eastern music and told the victim that he had been kidnapped by Muslims who wanted to have sex with goats. "The college has fully cooperated with law enforcement in their investigation". The school said its Board of Trustees has engaged "outside experts" to lead a review of the anti-hazing policy that the school revised in 2014.
  • Tsonga sends France into Davis Cup final

    Tsonga sends France into Davis Cup final

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    Goffin, who had not beaten Kyrgios in three previous matches, returned well and played astute tennis to counter his opponent's big shots on the indoor clay of the Palais 12, extending his excellent Davis Cup record to 15 wins from 16 singles matches.
  • Sergej Milinkovic-Savic's Agent Talks Summer Rumours

    Sergej Milinkovic-Savic's Agent Talks Summer Rumours

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    Calciomercato state Milinkovic-Savic is becoming more and more of a target for the Red Devils as the months go by, with the Special One "ready to launch an offensive" in the summer, as there is zero chance of the Serbia worldwide leaving Rome in January.
  • Chelsea boss Conte: Run of red-cards is 'strange'

    Chelsea boss Conte: Run of red-cards is 'strange'

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    The game could well have been changed on its head had David Luiz been sent off for a high boot when attempting an overhead kick, but he was only yellow carded, although he did get a red into the dying minutes of the match. The club do not feel the players need the rules explaining to them again and are confident the recent run of red cards will prove to be an anomaly. Conte said: "For sure it is odd but in all situations we have to try to improve; in the tactical situation, the physical ...
  • Philippe Coutinho: Liverpool demanded Barcelona pay £178m for star - Josep Maria Bartomeu

    Philippe Coutinho: Liverpool demanded Barcelona pay £178m for star - Josep Maria Bartomeu

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    Barca made four bids for Coutinho last month, going as high as £138million but finding Liverpool in no mood to sell their playmaker. "When you go to the market and clubs know that you have a lot of money, the requests were exorbitant". The 25-year-old has admitted he wanted to make the switch but is now moving on from the disappointment. Sometimes you're interested and sometimes you're not.
  • Ronda Rousey's Coach Wants Her To Make Octagon Return For 'Cyborg' Fight

    Ronda Rousey's Coach Wants Her To Make Octagon Return For 'Cyborg' Fight

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    We'll live and we'll see". I think whatever she wants to do right now, she can do. "I wanted to fight Ronda when she was psychologically well and confident". "That's why if she wants to make a comeback and get one fight, I think she will do the best she's ever done and I think she'll be victorious". " I don't know , you know? 'Cyborg" is too slow.
  • Ricciardo 'lets rip' in smelly post-race interview

    Ricciardo 'lets rip' in smelly post-race interview

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    Singapore was on the receiving end of heavy downpour just four hours prior to the race and that made the start very interesting. The rain soon stopped and the track started to dry out, leaving Hamilton and Ricciardo to battle it out for the win.
  • Half Steppin Canelo - Golovkin falls short of greatness

    Half Steppin Canelo - Golovkin falls short of greatness

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    Though Golovkin was the consensus victor, the result in itself was no disgrace; this was an extremely close fight in which both men dominated for spells, which made Byrd's scorecard - 10 rounds to two in favour of Canelo - all the more unfathomable to onlookers, Golovkin , and even Canelo's promoter Oscar De La Hoya during Saturday night's fallout.
  • Barcelona and Real Madrid keen on Liverpool's Sadio Mané

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    In this case, like you all know, I was interested. Liverpool playmaker Phillipe Coutinho has said he has no agreement to join Barcelona next season and is committed to helping the Merseyside club achieve their ambitions. It was his absence through the African Cup of Nations that put an end to the team's good form last season and ended their title run. "We made seven changes but we were still really fluent, (playing) offensive football, dominant football", said the German, after ...
  • Hazard: I improved after a week with Conte at Chelsea

    Hazard: I improved after a week with Conte at Chelsea

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    On whether or not Hazard can be even better than last season now he is back, Conte said: "I think our work is to try to improve every single player on a tactical and physical aspects, in their mentality". Largely used as an attacking midfielder in his career so far, Conte now made it clear he could move roles in the future, suggesting he sees him as a wing-back in the long run.
  • Windies opt to bat in first ODI against England

    Windies opt to bat in first ODI against England

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    England had already confirmed that Jonny Bairstow would continue to open in place of the dropped Jason Roy while this fixture marked the first ODI for big-hitting West Indies opener Chris Gayle since the 2015 World Cup following a contract dispute with Caribbean cricket chiefs.
  • Maria strengthens into unsafe Category 4 hurricane: US NHC

    Maria strengthens into unsafe Category 4 hurricane: US NHC

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    The US territory on Monday imposed rationing of basic supplies including water , milk, baby formula, canned foods, batteries, flashlights, and other items. Forecast models generally agree on a track that takes Maria near Guadalupe and the northern islands of the Lesser Antilles on Monday and near Puerto Rico on Tuesday as a major hurricane.