Nothing wrong with pitches favouring home team – Ottis Gibson

9:01 AM ET Liam Brickhill South Africa coach Ottis Gibson has defended the preparation of pitches suited to seam and swing after the facilities in the first two Tests at Centurion and Newlands came in for criticism from Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur. Gibson called Arthur’s comments about the Newlands track “a little bit strange”, considering […]

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Jazmine Barnes shooting: officials praised for pursuing Shaun King tip | US news

Activists praised Houston law enforcement for pursuing a tip from the writer and activist Shaun King that led to an arrest in the shooting death of Jazmine Barnes, a seven-year-old black girl. The suspect is African American, which suggests the attack was not a hate crime as asserted by the girl’s family and some in […]

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Benjamin Pavard Hoping for ‘Different Offers’ Amid Bayern, Barcelona Rumours | Bleacher Report

Lukas Schulze/Getty Images The agent of Stuttgart full-back Benjamin Pavard has said his client is hopeful of “different offers” amid links to Bayern Munich and Barcelona. Pavard has also been linked to Italian side Napoli, and the representative Joseph Mohan spoke to CalcioNapoli24 (h/t Football Italia) to deny speculation that talks with the Partenopei are […]

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Incisive Melbourne Renegades end Hobart Hurricanes’ unbeaten run | Cricket

Play 00:53 WATCH – Umpire changes decision after Short walks Melbourne Renegades 4 for 150 (Finch 42, Harper 32) beat Hobart Hurricanes 5 for 145 (Bailey 70*, McDermott 50, K Richardson 3-38) by six wickets Hobart Hurricanes’ unbeaten run at the top of the Big Bash League table […]

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Sergio Ramos Slams VAR, Referee After Real Madrid’s Loss to Real Sociedad | Bleacher Report

Quality Sport Images/Getty Images Sergio Ramos hit out at referee Jose Munuera and the video assistant referee (VAR) system following Real Madrid’s 2-0 loss to Real Sociedad on Sunday, asking for “fairness” after two crucial decisions went against Los Blancos. The hosts were denied a penalty and lost winger Lucas Vazquez to a red card, […]

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Missing 92-year-old woman, Southport – Queensland Police News

Police are appealing for public assistance to help locate a 92-year-old woman, last seen in Southport shortly before 8 am this morning. Police and family hold concerns for her safety and well-being as she has a medical condition and has not made contact since that time. The woman, or anyone who may know her current […]

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Abdulkadir Omur Discusses Liverpool Transfer Rumours, Lionel Messi Comparisons | Bleacher Report

VI-Images/Getty Images Trabzonspor starlet Abdulkadir Omur has opened up about the recent transfer speculation linking him to Liverpool and the comparisons to Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi. The “Turkish Messi” weighed in on rumours of an offer from the Reds and said the club would have to consider a sale, per ESPN FC’s Eren Sarigul: “Liverpool […]

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Gabon’s army declares coup ‘to restore democracy’ | World news

Military officers in Gabon have staged a coup attempt, seizing the state radio station and declaring their dissatisfaction with President Ali Bongo, who is recovering from a stroke in Morocco. A New Year’s Eve address by Bongo “reinforced doubts about the president’s ability to continue to carry out of the responsibilities of his office”, said […]

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Bungaraya Island Resort review, Sabah, Malaysia

Bungaraya Island Resort features two separate restaurants. Photo: Melvin Migin THE PLACE Bungaraya is an island resort off the coast of Borneo, the world’s third biggest island, and part of the Malaysian state of Sabah. It offers an authentic sense of seclusion even though it’s remarkably close to the burgeoning state capital of Kota Kinabalu, a […]

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EPL Predictions: Picks, Top Players for Week 22 Premier League Fixtures | Bleacher Report

Chris Brunskill/Fantasista/Getty Images Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will encounter his toughest test so far as Manchester United manager when his side travel to face Tottenham Hotspur in Week 22 with 10 points separating the two teams. The Red Devils are on a five-win rampage under the Norwegian and head to north London on Sunday with an […]

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Cruise the Caribbean on one of the world’s largest tall ships

Windstar’s Wind Surf will be going on a 56-day cruise in 2020.  CARIBBEAN QUEEN Windstar Cruises has announced 152 departures on cruises in the Caribbean and Latin America in 2019 and 2020, which range from between seven and 56 days and include new ports in Mexico, Honduras, Grand Cayman, Dominican Republic and Jamaica. Among options is […]

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Sandra Oh Keeps Making History and We’re Here For It

It’s official, Sandra Oh has made history again by becoming the first woman of Asian descent to win more than one Golden Globe. Tonight, she won best actress in a television drama for her role as Eve Polastri in BBC America’s killer new show Killing Eve. Oh’s previous Golden Globe win was nearly 15 years […]

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Is the anti-vaccine movement putting lives at risk? | Society

In 1998, the British doctor Andrew Wakefield announced that the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) childhood vaccination programme was linked to autism and advised parents against it. It was one of the most controversial health stories of a generation and caused a media sensation. In the years after his claim, the UK’s immunisation rate plunged […]

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The most reliable, punctual airlines named

Qantas is one of the world’s most reliable airlines for getting passengers to their destinations on time.  Qantas is the world’s sixth most-reliable airline among the world’s 20 most punctual, according to new standings for on-time performance. Panamanian operator Copa Airlines was ranked the best airline in the world for on-time performance (OTP) by aviation analysts […]

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Colin Munro aims to tweak code T20 to suit ODI requirement | Cricket

Colin Munro hits behind square on the off side © Getty Images A devastating batsman in the shortest format, Colin Munro’s ODI average is still 26.17 after 41 innings. In a New Zealand top order featuring run-machines such as Martin Guptill, Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor, Munro can get […]

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The world’s best and most luxurious retreats to bust your budget

The relaxation area at Las Ventanas al Paraiso.  Face it. Few experiences are as soothing as stepping into a luxury spa, where the air is scented with aromatic oils and the softly spoken therapists seem to anticipate your every need. Peek behind the scenes, however, and you will find that feeling good is big business. […]

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Trae Young’s 19 Points Lead Hawks to Blowout Win vs. Dwyane Wade, Heat | Bleacher Report

Scott Cunningham/Getty Images The Atlanta Hawks snapped a three-game losing streak, defeating the Miami Heat 106-82 on Sunday at State Farm Arena in Atlanta. Trae Young finished 6-of-14, including 3-of-3 from beyond the arc, for 19 points while dishing out two assists. John Collins also posted 13 points and 13 rebounds in the win, his […]

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Golden Globes 2019: the red carpet, the winners, the speeches – live! | Film

7.43pm EST19:43 Leah Harper Melissa McCarthy Photograph: Steve Granitz/WireImage Melissa McCarthy has gone full purple this evening and we’re seeing yet more sequins, this time in scattered star-shapes. She’s nominated for Best Actress: Drama for her role in Can You Ever Forgive Me? and, according to her Instagram, was busy sheet-masking earlier this evening in […]

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L’Oscar is London’s ‘sexiest new hotel’

L’Oscar promises an overall experience of opulence.  Minimalists may wish to avert their eyes. This 39-room, five-star boutique hotel is stuffed with purple velvet and peacock feathers, embroidered silks and intricate wallpapers. But to look away would be missing out on what the US magazine Travel + Leisure recently called “London’s sexiest new hotel”. Besides, […]

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United Airlines release a cookbook so you can make airline food at home

Yes, this is really happening: United’s airline food cookbook. Photo: United Airlines   You can now cook your favourite airline meals at home with this new recipe book. While United Airlines often find themselves at the tail end of plane-related jokes, this is no laughing matter. More than just peanuts and pretzels, the book contains 40 recipes from […]

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Report: Chandler Parsons to Leave Grizzlies Indefinitely, Talk Future with Team | Bleacher Report

Joe Murphy/Getty Images Memphis Grizzlies forward Chandler Parsons will take an indefinite leave of absence from the team, ESPN.com’s Adrian Wojnarowski and Tim MacMahon reported Sunday. According to the report, both the Grizzlies and Parsons agreed to part ways, and his agent, James Dunleavy, is working with Memphis on the specifics regarding his potential departure.   […]

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