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  • Tokyo 2020: Fourteen sports to get funding boost from Aspiration Fund

    Fourteen Olympic and Paralympic sports have received investment from the new £3m Aspiration Fund to help support their ambitions for Tokyo 2020. The government-backed Aspiration Fund was announced in October this year and aims to support those ...

    BBC 1 week, 5 days ago
  • Scottish Premiership refereeing decisions: 'Embarrassing, controversial & barely a foul'

    Controversial refereeing decisions were once again at the forefront of debate after Wednesday's Scottish Premiership action. As Kilmarnock rose to the summit with victory over Livingston, many of the headlines were dominated by calls at Ibrox, Fir Park ...

    BBC 1 week, 5 days ago
  • Gymnastics chiefs accused of stealing parkour

    Gymnastics chiefs have been accused of 'stealing' parkour after voting to include it under its umbrella of sports. Parkour is typically a street sport which involves running, jumping and climbing over obstacles. But the International Gymnastics ...

    BBC 1 week, 5 days ago
  • Manchester United: Have fans reluctantly accepted their team's 'B-List' status?

    Manchester United's hopes and ambitions have slipped so alarmingly this season that a routine show of grit that left them eighth in the Premier League drew warm applause from Old Trafford at its conclusion. Jose Mourinho's side battled back twice to ...

    BBC 1 week, 5 days ago
  • Lauren Steadman: Strictly Come Dancing has 'normalised' disability

    Paralympic medallist Lauren Steadman says people's perceptions of her disability have changed since appearing on television show Strictly Come Dancing. The double world champion paratriathlete, 25, was born missing her lower right arm. She has ...

    BBC 1 week, 5 days ago
  • Lance Armstrong says Uber investment has 'saved' his family

    The US Anti-Doping Agency (Usada) subsequently found Armstrong had led "the most sophisticated, professionalised and successful doping programme that sport has ever seen", with the Texan admitting in 2013 he had used drugs throughout his career.

    BBC 1 week, 5 days ago
  • Stunning state power grabs expose a GOP uneasy with democracy itself

    This amounts to a discomfort with democracy itself. And it is evidence of what happens when politics, even at the state level, gets treated as ideological blood sport. In Michigan, Republicans are trying to pull the same craven maneuver before three ...

    CNN 1 week, 5 days ago
  • ¿Cuándo y dónde ver la semana 14 de la NFL?

    Patriots vs Dolphins (12:00 PM) por Fox Sports. Ravens vs Chiefs (12:00 PM) por Fox Sports. Bengals vs Chargers (3:05 PM) por Fox Sports. Steelers vs Raiders (3:25 PM) por Fox Sports. Eagles vs Cowboys (03:25 PM) por Televisa Deportes. Rams vs Bears ...

    El universal 1 week, 5 days ago
  • Amazon workers injured in bear spray accident

    Twenty-four Amazon workers have been hospitalised after a bear spray can was punctured at a warehouse in New Jersey in the US on Wednesday. One of those hospitalised is in a critical condition. Another 30 people were treated by emergency services at ...

    BBC 1 week, 5 days ago
  • MSF vessel Aquarius ends rescue operations in the Mediterranean

    The Aquarius began operations in 2015 and came to worldwide attention over the summer as Italy closed it ports to migrant rescue ships, leaving the ship stranded at sea with people rescued from the water. Hundreds of migrants were eventually allowed to ...

    BBC 1 week, 5 days ago
  • Stock markets stabilise after earlier sell-off

    US markets stabilised on Thursday after steep falls earlier in the day spurred by fears about US-China trade tensions and global growth. The Dow Jones index closed down about 0.3% while the S&P 500 slipped less than 0.2%. The tech-focused Nasdaq ...

    BBC 1 week, 5 days ago
  • Dutch girl's 'hijacked' party invite prompts riot fears

    It began as a Snapchat message from a 15-year-old girl to all her friends to come to her birthday party on Friday in the small Dutch town of Katwijk. But her plans turned into a nightmare when one of them posted the invite on Facebook and prompted ...

    BBC 1 week, 5 days ago
  • Huawei arrest: Justin Trudeau denies political motivation

    Huawei is one of the largest telecommunications equipment and services providers in the world, recently passing Apple to become the second-biggest smartphone maker after Samsung. The details of the charges against her remain unknown after she sought ...

    BBC 1 week, 5 days ago
  • Ohio dad makes girl walk miles to school for bullying on bus

    An Ohio father who made his daughter walk five miles (8km) to school as punishment for bullying has provoked a debate on parenting. After 10-year-old Kirsten was suspended for three days from the school bus for a second-time bullying offence, Matt Cox ...

    BBC 1 week, 5 days ago
  • WaPo: Saudis paid for rooms at Trump DC hotel

    A lobbying firm backed by Saudi Arabia booked hundreds of rooms at the Trump International Hotel in Washington shortly after the 2016 election, The Washington Post reports. Source: CNN · CNN Original Series on CNNgo. Watch Full episode on ...

    CNN 1 week, 5 days ago
  • The frantic scramble before Mueller got the job

    Washington (CNN) In the hectic eight days after President Donald Trump fired FBI Director James Comey, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and top FBI officials viewed Trump as a leader who needed to be reined in, according to two sources ...

    CNN 1 week, 5 days ago
  • Melting of Greenland's ice is 'off the charts,' study shows

    Melting from Greenland's ice sheet is the largest single driver of global sea level rise, which scientists predict could swamp coastal cities and settlements in the coming decades. Eight of the 10 largest cities in the world are near coasts, and 40% to ...

    CNN 1 week, 5 days ago
  • Four emerging STDs that you can't afford to ignore

    ... its close relative, N. gonorrhoeae, which causes gonorrhea. This mutation allowed the STI to spread more efficiently. Five types of N. meningitidis are responsible for most infections around the world; fortunately, there are two vaccines that ...

    CNN 1 week, 5 days ago
  • Snow to blanket the South this weekend in major winter storm

    (CNN) A significant winter storm will take shape beginning Friday over the Southern Plains and Texas, then spread this weekend through the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic. How far south freezing air will reach remains an open question, making it difficult ...

    CNN 1 week, 5 days ago
  • Republican David Valadao concedes in California, giving Democrats a net gain of 40 seats in the House

    (CNN) Republican Rep. David Valadao conceded to Democrat TJ Cox in the race for California's 21st District on Thursday, giving the Democratic Party a net gain of 40 seats in the US House of Representatives. In a statement, Valadao thanked his ...

    CNN 1 week, 5 days ago