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Investigation launched after Leeds United Under-23s ‘friendly’ with Rhyl FC ends in mass brawl

Wednesday, November 22, 2017 Rhyl FC have launched an investigation after a friendly with Leeds United’s Under-23s side was abandoned in the second-half following a mass brawl. Video footage appeared online on Tuesday night showing a melee involving both sides, with punches being thrown. Leeds were reported to have then left the field and the game was called off with the game goalless. A video posted on social media appeared to show 32-year-old Rhyl defender Tony Davies (No.4) aiming punches at Leeds players. The Huws Gray Alliance side said on…

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Klopp 'does not doubt mentality' after Liverpool squander 3-0 lead to draw at Sevilla

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said he has no problem with the mentality of his players after Sevilla fought back from 3-0 down at half-time to take a point from a dramatic Champions League game. The Reds looked to be coasting into the knockout stage for the first time since 2009 as two goals from Roberto Firmino and one from Sadio Mane put them in total control. Yet after Alberto Moreno needlessly conceded a free-kick against his former club, Wissam Ben Yedder’s header made it 3-1. Moreno then conceded a penalty…

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'Out of this misery, our athletes still rise' – British Virgin Islands sport's recovery after hurricane

“One of the lads was five minutes late for training. When I asked him why, he said: ‘Because my roof caved in during the night’.” That was the reality for the coach of the national rugby team on the British Virgin Islands (BVI), which were hit by two category five hurricanes in September. The small British overseas territory in the Caribbean was devastated by first Hurricane Irma and then Maria as 200mph winds flattened entire neighbourhoods. Sports facilities and schools were destroyed, and four people were killed by Irma, including…

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Formerly conjoined twins sent home 5 months after separation

A pair of formerly conjoined twins are being discharged from the hospital just in time for Thanksgiving after a successful surgery to separate them. Erin and Abby Delaney were born joined at the head on July 24, 2016 — 10 weeks premature. In June, they underwent a rare separation surgery at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Erin and Abby suffered from brain bleeds after the surgery and were even placed in an induced coma for a few weeks. However, five months later, the girls are thriving and were sent home…

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Women's Ashes: England draw series after Wyatt century beats Australia

Women’s Ashes: Third Twenty20 international, Canberra Australia 178-2 (20 overs): Mooney 117*, Perry 22*, Brunt 1-25 England 181-6 (19 overs): Wyatt 100, Knight 51, Jonassen 2-25 England (2pts) won by four wickets; Australia retain the Women’s Ashes with multi-format series drawn 8-8 Scorecard Danni Wyatt scored England’s first Twenty20 International century to help her side chase a record 179 and draw the multi-format Women’s Ashes series. Beth Mooney hit an unbeaten 117, the second-highest score in women’s T20s, as Australia posted an imposing total. Wyatt hit two sixes and 13…

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Big Tobacco's anti-smoking ads begin after decade of delay

Decades after they were banned from the airwaves, Big Tobacco companies return to prime-time television this weekend — but not by choice. Under court order, the tobacco industry for the first time will be forced to advertise the deadly, addictive effects of smoking, more than 11 years after a judge ruled that the companies had misled the public about the dangers of cigarettes. But years of legal pushback by the industry over every detail means the ads will be less hard-hitting than what was proposed. Tobacco control experts say the…

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Rematch with Bellew postponed after Haye slips on stairs

David Haye’s heavyweight rematch with fellow Briton Tony Bellew has been postponed after Haye slipped on the stairs in a “freak” training accident. Haye, who has had surgery for a torn biceps, said he was “devastated”. WBC cruiserweight world champion Bellew, 34, stopped former heavyweight world champion Haye, 37, in the 11th round of their fight in March. The rematch, a sell-out scheduled for 17 December at the 02 Arena in London, will be held on 24 March or 5 May 2018. Haye was injured during training on 16 November….

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