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Manchester City news: Pep Guardiola 'surprised' with speed of Leroy Sane's recovery from ankle injury

Sane has travelled with his team for City’s Champions League match at Basel Monday, February 12, 2018 Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola admits he is “surprised” that Leroy Sane has recovered from his ankle injury so quickly. Sane was originally ruled out for up to seven weeks at the end of January after a late tackle from Cardiff defender Joe Bennett left the Germany winger with ligament damage. However, the 22-year-old has travelled with City to Switzerland ahead of the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie against Basel…

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News: New airlift arrives in US Virgin Islands as recovery continues

Three scheduled carriers will soon increase air service to St. Thomas, according to United States Virgin Islands commissioner of tourism Beverly Nicholson-Doty. Nicholson-Doty announced that, following meetings with airline partners over the past few months, Spirit Airlines will increase its Fort Lauderdale-St. Thomas frequency to daily, effective Saturday, March 10th, 2018. At the same time, due to strong bookings on the Atlanta-St. Thomas route, Delta Air Lines will reinstate its daily service from New York to St. Thomas, effective May 24th. Finally, JetBlue Airways will operate a second daily flight…

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Singing 'speeds up' recovery from post-natal depression

Singing could help mothers recover from post-natal depression more quickly, a study suggests. Researchers found that women who took part in group singing sessions with their babies experienced a much faster improvement in their symptoms than those who did not. The study, published in the British Journal of Psychiatry, looked at 134 mothers with post-natal depression. Early recovery is seen to be crucial to limit effects on mother and baby. Post-natal depression is estimated to affect one in eight new mothers. Previous studies have indicated singing can help improve the…

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'Best I've ever seen' – Klopp praises Reds recovery as Salah inspires comeback win over Leicester

Manager Jurgen Klopp called Liverpool’s reaction to going a goal down against Leicester the “best I’ve ever seen” after Mohamed Salah’s double helped them come from behind to win at Anfield. Jamie Vardy gave the visitors an early lead when he poked home from a Riyad Mahrez pass before Salah equalised in the second half. The Egypt international then turned Harry Maguire on the edge of the area before firing in his second of the day – and 17th Premier League goal of the season – to give Liverpool the…

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Captain Smith leads Australia recovery to leave Ashes Test delicately poised

First Ashes Test, Gabba, Brisbane (day two of five) England 302: Vince 83, Malan 56, Stoneman 53 Australia 165-4: Smith 64*, Marsh 44* Australia trail by 137 runs Scorecard Australia captain Steve Smith withstood the charge of the England bowlers to leave the first Ashes Test delicately poised after two days in Brisbane. On a fascinating and, at times, thrilling day, Smith made an unbeaten 64 to lead his side to 165-4, 137 behind. That was a significant recovery from 76-4 as England’s attack, expertly marshalled by skipper Joe Root,…

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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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Could fecal probiotics improve performance and recovery?

At the 2016 Rio Olympics, Jonathan Scheiman was attempting to recruit athletes to hand over their fecal matter for him to study.  “I don’t lead with that,” he said at a press conference explaining his research. “I normally lead with, ‘Hi I’m Jon Scheiman from Harvard Medical School’.” Could the bacteria of elite athletes provide clues to performance and recovery? Photo: Stocksy The research fellow and geneticist was collecting their poo (which “is around 60 per cent by weight bacteria”) to sequence the microbiome in the hope of understanding “what makes…

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