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Florida shooting: US airlines join other firms in dropping NRA

Two major US airlines have joined a growing list of companies to cut ties with the National Rifle Association following the Florida school shooting. United and Delta airlines have both announced they are ending discounts for NRA members. The killing of 17 people in Florida has revived the gun control debate in the US, with student survivors playing a leading role in calling for change. Firms with links to the US gun lobby have faced calls for a boycott. Activists have flooded the NRA’s corporate partners with comments on social…

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Revealed: The exclusive club Arsene Wenger will join if Arsenal beat Manchester City in Carabao Cup final

Only two managers have won the competition four times and Sir Alex is unsurprisingly one of them. His most recent League Cup triumph came in 2010 when Manchester United came from behind to beat Aston Villa. Saturday, February 24, 2018 Despite managing Arsenal since 1996, Arsene Wenger has never won the League Cup.  However, he has the chance to achieve that feat when Arsenal take on Manchester City in the Carabao Cup final at Wembley, a match you can listen to LIVE on talkSPORT.  City boss Pep Guardiola is going…

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Liverpool transfer report: Barcelona and Bayern Munich join Reds in race to sign Sporting Lisbon star Gelson Martins

Sporting Lisbon star Gelson Martins is wanted by a host of European giants Thursday, February 22, 2018 Barcelona and Bayern Munich are interested in landing Liverpool target Gelson Martins before his £53million release clause expires this summer. Liverpool have been strongly linked with a move for the 22-year-old winger, who has scored five goals in 21 league games for Sporting Lisbon so far this term. As talkSPORT told you last month, Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo rates Martins so highly that he even advised his employers Real Madrid to land him…

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Stoney to join Neville's staff after ending playing career

England and Liverpool defender Casey Stoney will join the backroom team of new Lionesses boss Phil Neville after ending her playing career on Wednesday. The former England captain, 35, won 130 caps and skippered the Great Britain team at the 2012 London Olympics. Her last game will be for Liverpool against Sunderland before she joins Neville’s staff at the SheBelieves Cup in the United States next month. Stoney said: “I am hugely excited about starting my next chapter.” Stoney, who teams up with Neville as part of the FA’s new…

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Stokes to join England in NZ, while next hearing is set for March

Ben Stokes will travel to New Zealand to join the England squad as part of their Twenty20 tri-series. The 26-year-old Durham all-rounder was in court on Tuesday after being charged with affray. Stokes missed the recent Ashes series, which hosts Australia won 4-0. “He will arrive on Friday, 16 February ready to train with his England team-mates in Hamilton,” an England and Wales Cricket Board spokesperson said in a statement. “Any decision to include him in upcoming matches will be made by head coach Trevor Bayliss and the England management…

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Patrice Evra to join West Ham on free transfer

Evra has been a free-agent since leaving Marseille by mutual consent Tuesday, February 6, 2018 Patrice Evra is set to join West Ham on a free-transfer, according to reports. The former Manchester United fullback has been a free-agent since leaving Marseille by mutual consent after kicking one of his own fans in a Europa League game with Vitoria Guimaraes on 2 November. Evra was fined €10,000 for his actions and was handed a seven month ban from Uefa club matches, a suspension which will end in June. The 36-year-old enjoyed…

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Asia markets join global stock plunge

Asian markets plunged on Tuesday as investors dumped stocks following heavy falls in the US in anticipation of higher interest rates. Japan’s Nikkei 225 index sank 6.1% and Hong Kong’s Hang Seng dropped 4.5%. It comes after the Dow Jones Industrial Average suffered its worst drop in more than six years on Monday. A strengthening global economy and healthy corporate earnings had spurred world markets to record highs. But the sell-off began last week after a solid US jobs report fuelled expectations that the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates…

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