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September 22nd, 2017 by admin

The Manchester City striker has risen from the favelas thanks to two guiding lights, his mother and his first coach, who have kept his feet firmly on the ground

Gabriel Jesus’s childhood football coach, José Francisco Mamede, was the least surprised of anyone when the boy‑faced wonder exploded on to the Premier League scene with Manchester City in February. “I always knew he would turn out to be a top professional. When we had him as a boy I predicted he would turn pro, play for Brazil and get a big overseas transfer. It all happened exactly as I knew it would. Well, it looks like I need to make another prediction now: Gabriel Jesus will win the Ballon d’Or within three years.”

Jesus has barely stopped scoring or impressing since that February night, interrupted only by a foot injury last season, and if City have the look of serious title contenders that is in no small part down to the 20‑year‑old forward.

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September 22nd, 2017 by admin
  • Somerset and Yorkshire in battle to avoid relegation from Division One
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And Essex are all out for 362, so hampshire need 185 to win!

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At lunch, Yorkshire require 34 to win…

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September 22nd, 2017 by admin

US ride-hailing company to appeal after Transport for London says it is not a ‘fit and proper’ operator

Uber’s application for a new licence in London has been rejected on the basis that the company is not a “fit and proper” private car hire operator.

Uber said it planned to challenge the ruling by London’s transport authority in the courts immediately.

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September 22nd, 2017 by admin

After Guardian reporter Olivia Solon posted a screenshot of a profane email threat, it appeared on Facebook, encouraging viewers to follow her on Instagram

Instagram used a user’s image which included the text “I will rape you before I kill you, you filthy whore!” to advertise its service on Facebook, the latest example of social media algorithms boosting offensive content.

Related: Facebook to tighten ad targeting after antisemitic ‘fail’, says Sheryl Sandberg

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September 22nd, 2017 by admin

From Dominica to St Kitts & Nevis, here is the latest update on how each of the affected islands are dealing with cleanup and emergency operations

More than 15 people have died and 20 are missing on Dominica, the first island hit by Maria.

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September 22nd, 2017 by admin

• Super 8s: Salford 4-30 St Helens
• Wigan would need huge win to deny neighbours

St Helens all-but secured a place in next week’s Super League play-offs courtesy of victory in a fiery affair.

Saints, who looked more likely to be dragged into a battle to avoid the Qualifiers rather than a title race when they appointed Justin Holbrook as coach in May, find themselves one game away from the Grand Final barring an almighty mathematical miracle

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September 22nd, 2017 by admin

• Liverpool manager says criticism of £35m signing is premature
• ‘The way people are talking it’s like we’re the worst team in the country’

Jürgen Klopp remains convinced of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s ability despite the dismal performance by Liverpool’s £35m signing in his first start at Leicester.

Oxlade-Chamberlain missed an early chance and seemed nervous and error-prone thereafter, but Klopp felt his performance was not as bad as some critics have suggested.

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September 21st, 2017 by admin

PM to urge EU leaders to show vision, but there are Tory fears factional compromises may turn key speech into ‘damp squib’

Theresa May will call on EU leaders to be more “imaginative and creative” about Brexit in her long-awaited speech in Florence, after Michel Barnier, the EU’s chief negotiator, warned that a substantive offer to settle the UK’s bills was needed to break the deadlock in talks.

The prime minister will urge her European counterparts to share her vision for building a successful new relationship between the UK and EU after Brexit, despite talks with the European commission negotiators having reached a stalemate after three rounds.

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September 21st, 2017 by admin

• Tottenham player on bench in league recently despite recovery from surgery
• ‘He is a genius … it’s so important to manage him properly,’ says Pochettino

Mauricio Pochettino has said he still has to manage Mousa Dembélé’s playing minutes with the utmost care, despite the Tottenham Hotspur midfielder having undergone surgery at the end of last season in a bid to ease a long-standing foot problem.

Pochettino has referred to Dembélé as his “genius” and, ordinarily, the Belgian would be the first name on the Spurs team sheet. Virtually every Tottenham player would say Dembélé is the best player at the club but Pochettino has surprised some onlookers by naming the 30-year-old as a substitute in the Premier League for the past two weekends against Everton and Swansea City. Dembélé was not used against Swansea.

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September 21st, 2017 by admin

Police were called to an address in Church Stretton where a woman with major injuries was also found

A seven-year-old boy has been found dead at a house in a Shropshire town.

A woman was also found with significant injuries at the house in Church Stretton and has been taken to hospital.

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