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November 22nd, 2017 by admin

• Wasps No8 will be out for up to four weeks with knee problem
• Alex Lozowski may start but Jonathan Joseph and Anthony Watson released

Sam Simmonds is poised for a first England start after Nathan Hughes was ruled out of England’s final autumn Test against Samoa on Saturday. Eddie Jones has also omitted the British & Irish Lions Anthony Watson and Jonathan Joseph in a number of changes made to his squad.

Hughes misses out with a bruised knee while Charlie Ewels and Nick Isiekwe will be part of the match-day squad and Alex Lozowski is expected to feature, having been retained in the 25-man squad. Simmonds, 23, has made brief cameo appearances off the bench in both autumn Tests so far but with Hughes out for up to a month and Sam Underhill due to be rested, he is set to line up against Samoa.

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November 22nd, 2017 by admin

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November 22nd, 2017 by admin

• Captain brushes aside ‘bizarre’ claims tourists will be haunted by whitewash
• Jake Ball’s return to full fitness suggests XI for the Gabba are settled

Joe Root has offered a pointed reminder to Australia’s emboldened players that for all their talk of reopening psychological scars before Thursday’s first Test at the Gabba, it is England who have been the dominant force during recent Ashes encounters.

The buildup to the opener in Brisbane has been awash with macho soundbites emanating chiefly from the home side, who have spoken of targeting players, unleashing bouncers and waging war – all with the whitewash of 2013-14 referenced heavily throughout.

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November 22nd, 2017 by admin

• Fulham’s Ryan Sessegnon and United’s Leon Clarke score hat-tricks
• Cardiff City go second after scrappy 1-0 win at Barnsley

Ryan Sessegnon and Leon Clarke scored hat-tricks as Fulham edged a goal-laden game 5-4 to end a six-game drought and stop Sheffield United going to the top of the Championship.

Sessegnon’s treble, in addition to two goals from Sheyi Ojo, had put Fulham in a seemingly commanding position at 5-2 up before Clarke completed his second successive hat-trick at Bramall Lane, after Samir Carruthers had also scored, to threaten the comeback.

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November 22nd, 2017 by admin

Attendance and viewing figures show that women’s cricket is capturing the Australian public’s imagination like never before

In July this year, everyone said that the World Cup final felt like a turning point. You don’t get 27,000 people to a women’s cricket match and not think that something extraordinary is going on. But the truth of turning points is that you can’t in the moment judge whether they’re real or perceived. It has taken the Women’s Ashes in Australia this past month to show the extent of the turn.

Australia originally lagged behind England in embracing the game. The 2015 Ashes was played at intimate cricket grounds, selling out some matches with crowds in excess of 5000. The 2013-14 version in Australia was nowhere near that. Attendances at the Perth Test were in the low hundreds, while the Twenty20s were sparsely attended curtain-raisers for a meaningless men’s series.

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November 22nd, 2017 by admin

Manchester City were threatening to end their winning sequence at 16 until Raheem Sterling turned a humdrum evening into a celebration with a goal two minutes from time. A 17th successive win in all competitions means City have won their group with a match to spare, though in fact that was already the case when Sterling played a give-and-go with Ilkay Gündogan and raced through to beat Brad Jones with an angled shot.

Napoli’s goals against Shakhtar Donetsk had confirmed City’s untouchability at the top of Group F by that stage, and though this was far from one of their most memorable performances it could be excused on the grounds key players such as David Silva, Fernandinho and Leroy Sané were rested. And that City kept plugging away right until the end to achieve a win that hardly mattered. Pep Guardiola will have been pleased to see that, and so will the home supporters and compilers of records. “Raheem is a striker who scores important goals,” the manager said. “But he’s young, he can still improve. We can all do better.”

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November 21st, 2017 by admin
  • Four-year tenure has had personal and professional effect on coach
  • FFA will not be rushed on appointing a successor to lead team at World Cup

The intense pressure of international football management has accounted for Ange Postecoglou after the beleaguered coach confirmed he has quit the Socceroos and will not lead them to the World Cup finals in Russia. His decision comes just a week after securing qualification for next year’s tournament.

The 52-year-old cut an emotional figure as he fronted a media conference in Sydney on Wednesday, when he said his four-year tenure in charge of the national side had taken its toll on him “both personally and professionally”.

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November 21st, 2017 by admin

Residents of Winlock, Washington can barely stream Spotify and Netflix. Changes to Obama’s net neutrality rules are going to make things even worse

It’s Saturday morning at a café near the museum in Winlock, Washington, and Michelle Conrow is eating brunch while surfing the internet on her laptop. What might seem a banal activity for many is a luxury for Michelle. The internet at her house just outside the town is primitive by today’s standards, with speeds similar to the dial-up days of the 1990s. It took three days to download Microsoft Office to her new computer.

Many of the 1,300 residents in this rural area, which was once the US’s second largest egg producer, report frustratingly slow connections. There’s no binging on the latest must-watch Netflix show or streaming music on Spotify to suit your mood. No quick downloading of a podcast for your journey to work as you grab your coat. No running several devices simultaneously as parents catch up with internet banking or shopping on Amazon while their children chat on social media and watch YouTube videos.

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November 21st, 2017 by admin
  • Firm reportedly paid hackers $100,000 to delete data and keep breach quiet
  • Chief security officer Joe Sullivan fired for concealing October 2016 breach

Uber concealed a massive breach of the personal information of 57 million customers and drivers in October 2016, failing to notify the individuals and regulators, the company acknowledged on Tuesday.

According to Bloomberg, which first reported on the breach, Uber paid the hackers responsible $100,000 to delete the data and keep the breach quiet.

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November 21st, 2017 by admin

• Madrid forward scores his 18th Champions League goal of 2017
• Napoli keep their hopes of Champions League progress alive

Cristiano Ronaldo set another Champions League record as the holders Real Madrid sealed their place in the knockout stages with a comprehensive victory against Apoel Nicosia. Zinedine Zidane’s team had the match won by half-time with goals from Luka Modric, Nacho and a Karim Benzema double. Ronaldo got his goals early in the second half, and his two strikes saw him reach 18 goals in the competition in 2017 – more than any single player in a calendar year.

Related: Spurs secure top spot after Son Heung-min screamer sinks Borussia Dortmund

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