Margaret Court calls for grand slam anniversary honor at Australian Open

Margaret Court calls for grand slam anniversary honor at Australian Open

 

Margaret Court calls for grand slam anniversary honor at Australian Open. Former tennis player Margaret Court has called for recognition at next year’s Australian Open in honor of the 50th anniversary of her grand-slam winning year.

Court won all four majors in 1970, beginning with the ninth of 11 Australian Open titles in an illustrious career which yielded a record 24 grand slam victories.
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Chelsea and Ajax serve up eight-goal Champions League thriller

Chelsea and Ajax serve up eight-goal Champions League thriller

 

Chelsea and Ajax serve up eight-goal Champions League thriller. Eight goals, two red cards, two penalties and a three-goal comeback.

Many were expecting Chelsea and Ajax, two of this season’s most exciting young teams in Europe, to serve up a treat at Stamford Bridge, but none would have predicted quite how crazy it would become. Both sides traded what they must have thought were knockout blows throughout the tie,
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Lewis Hamilton wins Mexico GP but is forced to wait on championship victory

Lewis Hamilton wins Mexico GP but is forced to wait on championship victory

 

Lewis Hamilton wins Mexico GP but is forced to wait on championship victory. Lewis Hamilton’s sixth Formula One title was kept on ice despite a hard-fought victory at the Mexican Grand Prix on Sunday.

The Mercedes driver needed to finish 14 points clear of teammate Valtteri Bottas to take the overall championship, but the Finn’s third-place finish means Hamilton will have to wait until next weekend’s United States Grand Prix,
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Countdown to Expo 2020: one year to go

Countdown to Expo 2020: one year to go

 

Train lines are being extended. New hotels are opening their doors. And spectacular national pavilions are being unveiled with great fanfare. All systems are go as Dubai gears up for the grand spectacle of Expo 2020. After six years of preparation and around $8 billion of investment, we are just one year from showtime: October 20, 2020. The six-month showcase of innovation is expected to draw 25 million visitors,
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Can Microsoft Flight Simulator’s 2020 reboot solve the pilot shortage?

Can Microsoft Flight Simulator’s 2020 reboot solve the pilot shortage?

 

Can Microsoft Flight Simulator’s 2020 reboot solve the pilot shortage?. A colossus of the gaming world is stirring from hibernation. Microsoft Flight Simulator, the beloved PC-based pastime of aspiring airliner captains and wannabe fighter pilots since 1982, has been in a state of suspended animation since the release of Microsoft Flight Simulator X (FSX), its 10th version, in 2006.
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Boxer Patrick Day dies four days after being knocked out

Boxer Patrick Day dies four days after being knocked out

 

Boxer Patrick Day died Wednesday, four days after he was knocked out during his bout with Charles Conwell on Saturday night in Chicago.

Day, 27, succumbed to a traumatic brain injury he suffered that night, according to a statement from his promoter, Joe DiBella of DiBella Entertainment. “He was surrounded by his family, close friends and members of his boxing team,
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Migrants describe being tortured and raped on perilous journey to Libya

Migrants describe being tortured and raped on perilous journey to Libya

 

Migrants describe being tortured and raped on perilous journey to Libya. A small blue boat with an outboard motor bobs on the waves of the open sea. It is crammed with 28 migrants — men, women and children — from Somalia, Bangladesh and Yemen. Across the horizon is the Libyan coast.

Sailors on a Libyan coast guard ship wave their arms.
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Protesters appear to be hit by taxi and man beaten bloody in another violent turn for Hong Kong

Protesters appear to be hit by taxi and man beaten bloody in another violent turn for Hong Kong

 

Protesters appear to be hit by taxi and man beaten bloody in another violent turn for Hong Kong. Hong Kong’s political unrest took another dark turn Sunday when a driver mowed down protesters with a taxi cab and a man was beaten bloody by a mob, video shows.

The violence took place as thousands took to the streets to participate in two marches in Kowloon and Hong Kong island to voice their opposition to a recent measure banning people from wearing face masks at public gatherings.
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Liverpool survives astonishing Salzburg fightback in seven-goal thriller

Liverpool survives astonishing Salzburg fightback in seven-goal thriller

 

Perhaps watching football at Anfield should come with a health warning.

Just five months since Liverpool produced one of the most astonishing comebacks in the history of European football to dump Barcelona out of the Champions League, its players were once again involved in another contest that defied any modicum of logic. Playing Austria’s Red Bull Salzburg —
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Former Barcelona star Giovani dos Santos suffers gruesome injury

Former Barcelona star Giovani dos Santos suffers gruesome injury

 

Former Barcelona star Giovani dos Santos suffers gruesome injury. Club America forward Giovani dos Santos was hospitalized after suffering a gruesome leg injury during Saturday’s match against C.D. Guadalajara.

“Giovani dos Santos underwent a medical evaluation where it was determined he suffered an injury to his right quadriceps,” Club America said in a tweet. “A bone lesion has been ruled out.”
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