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News: Räikkönen calls in at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi ahead of Formula 1 Grand Prix

Scuderia Ferrari driver Kimi Räikkönen geared up ahead of the much-awaited race weekend earlier to experience Ferrari World Abu Dhabi’s latest addition and most heart-pounding rollercoaster, Turbo Track. Räikkönen is in Abu Dhabi ahead of the Formula 1 Grand Prix, which takes place this weekend. He sky rocketed from inside the park through the glass funnel, propelling vertically through the iconic red roof to the highest point on Yas Island at 64 metres, before experiencing hair-raising zero gravity as he plummeted vertically back down. ADVERTISEMENT Enjoying the adrenaline feeling of…

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Gary Cahill backs David Luiz to set a good example ahead of Liverpool test

Chelsea captain Gary Cahill believes David Luiz can set a good example for Andreas Christensen – to the benefit of the Blues. Chelsea have not conceded in three games since the 3-0 loss at Roma, after which boss Antonio Conte dropped Luiz, one of the cornerstones of his Premier League title-winning team. Denmark defender Christensen slotted in seamlessly in a 1-0 win over Manchester United and kept his place for last Saturday’s 4-0 victory at West Brom. Brazil defender Luiz returned for Wednesday night’s 4-0 win at Qarabag, which secured…

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Stuart Board struck by stray golf ball ahead of Ashes but England seamer declared 'fine'

Stuart Broad gave England an injury scare ahead of the Ashes Monday, November 20, 2017 England seamer Stuart Broad is “fine” after taking an unexpected blow from a golf ball. Broad is no stranger to finding himself in the firing line in Brisbane, where the home crowd and press delivered a barrage of verbal bouncers in his direction on his last Ashes trip. Broad became public enemy number one round these parts in 2013-14 when most of Australia remained irked by his decision four months earlier not to walk off…

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Tottenham's Christian Eriksen heaps praise on former coach and Arsenal legend Dennis Bergkamp ahead of north London derby

Eriksen signed for Spurs in August 2013 for a reported £11.5 million fee Tuesday, November 14, 2017 Tottenham’s Christian Eriksen has credited former Arsenal striker Dennis Bergkamp with playing a major role in developing his creative talents. Spurs face the Gunners in the north London derby on Saturday and victory for Mauricio Pochettino’s side would pull them seven points clear of their fiercest rivals. Eriksen is likely to be key at the Emirates Stadium given he has arguably been Tottenham’s most consistent performer this season behind the sensational Harry Kane. The…

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Ohio ready to move sick inmate ahead of execution

Ohio was starting final preparations Tuesday for executing a sick inmate who will be provided a wedge-shaped pillow to help him breathe as he’s put to death this week. Death row prisoner Alva Campbell, who has said he is too ill for lethal injection, became mildly agitated when officials tried lowering him to a normal execution position during an exam last month, according to a medical review by a physician contractor for the Department of Rehabilitation and Correction. Dr. James McWeeney noted there were no objective findings such as increased…

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Lewis Hamilton confirms Mercedes staff robbed at gunpoint in Brazil ahead of Grand Prix

Members of Lewis Hamilton’s world-championship winning Mercedes team were robbed at gunpoint as they left the Interlagos circuit on Friday night. A minibus, transporting Mercedes staff back to their team hotel, was held up at 2200 local time. One of the team had a gun held to their head, Hamilton said. “One minibus was robbed at gunpoint,” a Mercedes spokesperson said. “Valuables were stolen but everybody is safe and uninjured which is the main thing.” Jenson Button was ambushed by gunmen when he left the same track back in 2010….

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England hit with new blow ahead of Ashes as Jake Ball suffers ankle injury

England were hit by another injury scare when Jake Ball sprained his right ankle at the Adelaide Oval. First-change Ball was bowling round the wicket as he fell to the ground in his fifth over. He was unable to resume and left the pitch for further treatment from England physio Craig de Weymarn. England reported soon afterwards that he would not return on day two of their pink-ball trial match. The tourists’ opponents, a Cricket Australia XI, recovered from 57 for five to 128 without further loss by the dinner…

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