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Trump to attend next two presidential debates despite opposing rule changes

Donald Trump opposes changing the rules for the remaining two presidential debates against Democrat Joe Biden – but his campaign has said he will attend regardless.

Tuesday’s opening debate in Cleveland quickly turned chaotic, with frequent interruptions by the candidates ...

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French Open day five: Jelena Ostapenko finds form to upset Karolina Pliskova

Former champion Jelena Ostapenko knocked out second seed Karolina Pliskova to get Roland Garros talking about a possible title challenge again.

There is no doubt about Novak Djokovic’s credentials and he raced past Ricardas Berankis, while Stefanos Tsitsipas had a much more ...

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Manchester City sink Arsenal to set up final against Everton

Manchester City booked their place in the Women’s FA Cup final after beating Arsenal 2-1 in an entertaining game.

City quickly hit their stride in the opening exchanges, with summer signing Sam Mewis controlling the midfield and pegging Arsenal into their own half.

Captain ...

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Dean Smith rues ‘missed opportunity’ as Aston Villa crash out of Carabao Cup

Boss Dean Smith admitted Aston Villa blew their chance after being knocked out of the Carabao Cup by Stoke.

Sam Vokes sent the Potters through to the quarter-finals as Villa’s second-string suffered a 1-0 fourth-round defeat.

Henri Lansbury and Keinan Davis missed Villa’s ...

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Tottenham, Celtic, Rangers and Dundalk make sure of Europa League progress

Harry Kane’s hat-trick fired Tottenham into the Europa League group stages with a 7-2 win over Maccabi Haifa in north London.

Giovani Lo Celso bagged two goals in three minutes as Jose Mourinho’s Spurs overwhelmed their Israeli visitors at the Tottenham Hotspur ...

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Harry Kane hat-trick fires Tottenham into Europa League group stage

Harry Kane scored a hat-trick and set up another goal as Tottenham eased through to the Europa League group stage with a 7-2 win over Maccabi Haifa.

Kane and his team-mates showed no signs of fatigue playing their third game in five days and put the Israeli side to the sword, with a ...

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Colin Rattigan removed as BBSA director with immediate effect

The British Bobsleigh and Skeleton Association has announced the removal of director Colin Rattigan with immediate effect.

The governing body said it had taken what it described as the “unprecedented” step due to Rattigan having “fundamentally breached the BBSA ...

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Said Benrahma brace swells asking price, says Brentford boss Thomas Frank

Brentford boss Thomas Frank claimed Said Benrahma had added another few million to his price tag after his two goals sank Fulham in the Carabao Cup.

Algerian midfielder Benrahma has been linked with a move to the Premier League all summer, with Chelsea, Arsenal, Crystal Palace and Aston ...

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Stoke upset Aston Villa to claim Carabao Cup quarter-final spot

Sam Vokes sent Stoke into the Carabao Cup quarter-finals after an impressive 1-0 win at Aston Villa.

The striker’s first-half header clinched a second Premier League scalp for the Sky Bet Championship side after their victory at Wolves last month.

Henri Lansbury and Keinan ...

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These are the most expensive dog breeds to own in 2020

New research has revealed the most expensive dog breeds to keep and care for in the UK.

Experts from NetVoucherCodes.co.uk have researched more than 40 of the most popular dog breeds to compile a new list of the pooches which burn the biggest holes in owners’ ...

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524 more people test positive for virus

A FURTHER 524 people have tested positive for Covid-19 in the North East and North Yorkshire.

NHS England said a further 59 people had died in the last 24 hours in hospitals in England, bringing the total number of confirmed deaths within a hospital to 30,049.

Patients ...

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Lockdown should only be contemplated on UK-wide basis – Foster

Arlene Foster has said any new period of full lockdown in Northern Ireland should only happen as part of a co-ordinated move across the UK.

The First Minister said it would also need to be accompanied by fresh financial supports from the Treasury.

Deputy First Minister Michelle ...

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Lockdown should only be contemplated on UK-wide basis – Foster

Arlene Foster has said any new period of full lockdown in Northern Ireland should only happen as part of a co-ordinated move across the UK.

The First Minister said it would also need to be accompanied by fresh financial supports from the Treasury.

Deputy First Minister Michelle ...

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Paris bars could be shut as hospital beds fill with Covid patients – minister

France’s health minister has threatened to close bars and ban family gatherings in Paris as figures showed Covid-19 patients fill about one-third of the intensive care units in the city.

ICUs in other regions of France are also filling up with virus patients, as more than two months ...

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Harry tells of racial awakening as he celebrates Black History Month with Meghan

The Duke of Sussex has spoken about his “awakening” to race issues and the problems faced by minority communities who live in a world “created by white people for white people”.

Harry said his comments were not about “pointing the finger, it is not about ...

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Harry tells of racial awakening as he celebrates Black History Month with Meghan

The Duke of Sussex has spoken about his “awakening” to race issues and the problems faced by minority communities who live in a world “created by white people for white people”.

Harry said his comments were not about “pointing the finger, it is not about ...

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MP apologises for travelling to and from Parliament with Covid-19

An MP has apologised for travelling to London to debate the coronavirus response in Parliament after experiencing Covid-19 symptoms before testing positive and returning to Scotland.

The SNP suspended Margaret Ferrier after she acknowledged on Thursday that “there is no excuse for my ...

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MP apologises for travelling to and from Parliament with Covid-19

An MP has apologised for travelling to London to debate the coronavirus response in Parliament after experiencing Covid-19 symptoms before testing positive and returning to Scotland.

The SNP suspended Margaret Ferrier after she acknowledged on Thursday that “there is no excuse for my ...

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Johanna Konta must be smarter in shot selection, says Chris Evert

Chris Evert has questioned Johanna Konta’s tactical intelligence.

Evert, one of the greatest players in the history of the sport, watched Konta’s error-strewn defeat by Coco Gauff in the first round of the French Open and was left “puzzled” by the British number ...

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Lee Westwood leads the way after opening round of Scottish Open

Lee Westwood made the most of a favourable draw and some previous local knowledge to fire a flawless 62 in pursuit of a second ASI Scottish Open title, 22 years after the first.

Westwood carded two eagles in the space of five holes and added five birdies to finish nine under par in the ...

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Racing 92 squad forced into isolation with Champions Cup final looming

Racing 92’s entire squad and backroom staff have been placed into immediate home isolation after nine positive tests for coronavirus plunged preparations for their Champions Cup final against Exeter into turmoil.

The club are implementing a series of emergency measures to halt the ...

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