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Nottingham Forest 0-1 Aston Villa: Hogan header spoils Karanka's opening game in charge

Aitor Karanka’s Nottingham Forest tenure began in frustrating fashion as Aston Villa claimed a comfortable 1-0 win at the City Ground. Steve Bruce’s side were rarely troubled once Scott Hogan’s 18th-minute header gave them the lead. Kieran Dowell forced a fine save from Sam Johnstone late on, but the Villa keeper was otherwise relatively untroubled as the visitors defended stoutly – and Forest looked short of ideas. It meant a disappointing start for former Middlesbrough boss Karanka, who agreed to become the permanent replacement for Mark Warburton on Monday, while…

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Root fit for England's opening ODI against Australia

First ODI Venue: Melbourne Date: 14 January Coverage: Ball-by-ball Test Match Special commentary on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra, Radio 4 LW, online, tablets, mobiles and BBC Sport app. Live text commentary on the BBC Sport website. England batsman Joe Root is fit to play in Sunday’s first one-day international against Australia in Melbourne after recovering from a viral illness. The 27-year-old Test captain, who was taken to hospital with gastroenteritis on the final day of the fifth Test in Sydney, missed Thursday’s warm-up win over a Cricket Australia…

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Royal Wedding: Late pub opening hours for Harry and Meghan

Pub opening hours could be extended to 1am for the weekend of the royal wedding in May, the government says. The Home Office is to begin a four-week consultation on the plan for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding. Home Secretary Amber Rudd said: “We want everyone to be able to make the most of such an historic occasion.” Opening hours were previously extended for Prince William’s wedding in 2011, and for the Queen’s 90th birthday in 2016. The wedding will take place at St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle…

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Don't Miss These 10 New Art and Design Exhibits Opening This Winter

This winter season, a dazzling new batch of exhibitions are opening up around the world. At these 10 museums, explore Dior’s enchanting designs, step into the first major exhibition at the new Louvre Abu Dhabi and read the pages of an underground magazine created in a Nazi concentration camp. Royal Ontario Museum—Christian Dior (Toronto, Canada; November 25, 2017 – March 18, 2018) One of Dior’s designed jackets. (Courtesy of ROM) One of the dresses in the exhibit. (Courtesy of ROM) One of Dior’s designs from the top down. (Courtesy of ROM) For the House…

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The Star Power of Johnny Hallyday (Jimi Hendrix Was His Opening Act)

Advertisement Few in the United States had, or have, heard of Johnny Hallyday, the French rock star, known as the Elvis of France, who diedthis week at the age of 74. But, as the French public relations guru Gilles Paquet once said, “In France, since 1945, there have been three stars: de Gaulle, Brigitte Bardot and Johnny Hallyday.” As proof, to celebrate his 50th birthday, in June 1993, Mr. Hallyday mounted three mega-concerts at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris, each drawing an audience of 60,000 and replete with…

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World Cup 2018: England's opening two Group G games live on BBC

England’s opening two 2018 Fifa World Cup group matches against Tunisia and Panama will be broadcast live across BBC television, radio and online. Gareth Southgate’s side face Tunisia in Volgograd on Monday, 18 June at 19:00 BST before playing Panama in Nizhny Novgorod on Sunday, 24 June (13:00). Both Group G games will be broadcast on BBC One, Radio 5 live and online. Euro 2016 champions Portugal’s Group B game with Spain is also on the BBC at 19:00 on Friday, 15 June. England’s final group match against Belgium on…

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England bowler Stuart Broad in optimistic mood after day three of opening Ashes Test

Stuart Broad believes England’s tight spot in the first Ashes Test still represents their best position after three days at the Gabba since his dad Chris was in the team more than 30 years ago. England’s efforts to test Steve Smith’s patience failed to stop him grinding out an unbeaten 141 – over more than eight and a half hours – in an Australia total of 328 all out as they eked out a lead of 26. REPORT – Steve Smith century gives Australia upper hand against England in first Ashes…

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