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Tottenham miss chance to move level with Liverpool

Tottenham missed the chance to move level on points with fourth-placed Liverpool in the Premier League as they were frustrated by struggling Southampton at St Mary’s. The hosts took a deserved early lead as Spurs central defender Davinson Sanchez diverted Ryan Bertrand’s low cross into his own net. The advantage lasted less than four minutes, though, with Harry Kane – the division’s top scorer – nodding home a straightforward header as the Saints defence failed to compete for Ben Davies’ corner. Jack Stephens missed a glorious opportunity to restore Southampton’s…

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Alexis Sanchez to be hit or miss for Man United? How Jose Mourinho's seven signings have fared at Old Trafford

The Ivorian central defender was Jose Mourinho’s first signing as Manchester United manager and enjoyed an impressive debut season at the club, making 38 appearances and helping the club win the League Cup and Europa League. This season he has been restricted to just ten appearances having suffered a serious ankle injury at the start of November. But, at 23, he still has plenty of time on his side and is expected to be mainstay for United for years to come. Verdict: HIT Saturday, January 20, 2018 Jose Mourinho is…

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Roy Hodgson confirms Jason Puncheon and Scott Dann will miss rest of season with knee injuries

Crystal Palace lie 14th in the Premier League after making a disastrous start to the 2017/18 season Tuesday, January 2, 2018 Crystal Palace’s Scott Dann and Jason Puncheon have been ruled out for the remainder of the season after Roy Hodgson confirmed both had suffered serious knee injuries in Sunday’s 0-0 draw with Manchester City.  Both were hurt attempting to challenge City’s Kevin De Bruyne, who also had to come off with an injury at the same time as Puncheon. Their absences mean the loss of two of Palace’s leaders,…

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Fifty Years Ago, Protesters Took on the Miss America Pageant and Electrified the Feminist Movement

The Miss America pageant has never been a progressive event, but in 1968, it sparked a feminist revolution. As women organized the first protest against Miss America, they were responding not only to the pageant and its antiquated, misogynistic attitudes toward women and beauty, but also to how the United States, as a whole, treated women. The 1968 uprising was conceived by a radical feminist named Carol Hanisch, who popularized the phrase, “The personal is political.” Disrupting the beauty contest, she thought, in the summer of that year, “just might…

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Fifty Years Ago, Protesters Took on the Miss America Pageant and Electrified the Feminist Movement

The Miss America pageant has never been a progressive event, but in 1968, it sparked a feminist revolution. As women organized the first protest against Miss America, they were responding not only to the pageant and its antiquated, misogynistic attitudes toward women and beauty, but also to how the United States, as a whole, treated women. The 1968 uprising was conceived by a radical feminist named Carol Hanisch, who popularized the phrase, “The personal is political.” Disrupting the beauty contest, she thought, in the summer of that year, “just might…

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Crystal Palace end Man City's winning run but miss late penalty

Manchester City’s 18-game Premier League winning run was ended by a goalless draw at Crystal Palace, who missed out on the chance to become the first team to beat them in the league this season when they had an injury-time penalty saved. It was a disappointing display from Pep Guardiola’s side, but they still extended their lead at the top of the table to 14 points – the biggest gap between the leaders and the chasing pack at this stage of the season in top-flight history. It could have been…

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Miss America group asks former winners to help it reform after email scandal

The Miss America group is seeking the help of former pageant winners and directors, after a scandal over vulgar emails disparaging contestants. In the emails, published by the Huffington Post, pageant officials made degrading remarks about past winners’ appearance, intellect, and sex lives. Executive director Sam Haskell, president Josh Randle, and other board members resigned over the scandal. Now the group is reaching out to former Miss Americas to help find new leaders. Dan Meyers, the interim board chairman, said the group wanted former winners to recommend members for a…

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