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NASCAR notebook: Truex falls just short in title defense

HOMESTEAD, Fla. – On an emotional night at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Martin Truex Jr. fell one place short in his bid for a second straight Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series championship and his attempt to deliver a sterling going-away present to Furniture Row Racing. Nov 18, 2018; Homestead, FL, USA; NASCAR Cup Series driver Martin Truex Jr. (78) during the Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports Truex had the lead with 12 laps left Sunday in the Ford EcoBoost 400 at the 1.5-mile track, but…

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Howell beats Rodgers in playoff for first win in 11 years

(Reuters) – An emotional Charles Howell III overcame a disastrous start to his final round to defeat Patrick Rodgers in a playoff and win his first PGA Tour tournament in nearly 12 years at the RSM Classic in Georgia on Sunday. FILE PHOTO: Jan 11, 2018; Honolulu, HI, USA; PGA golfer Charles Howell III tees off on the ninth hole during the first round of the Sony Open golf tournament at Waialae Country Club. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports – 10537540 A birdie at the second playoff hole ended…

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Technology 

My journey from British army to cyber-security expert

BBC Click talks to Phill Kimpton who had depression after leaving the British army after years of military service. He became fascinated by IT security and says working to prevent cyber-attacks gave him a new purpose in life and filled the void he was left with on leaving the army. “Coming from the military and having that experience with physical security, I soon realised that with some technical aptitude and learning, that I could also map that over to the industry in IT security where I’m at now,” he said.…

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Holly Willoughby makes I’m A Celebrity debut – and is full of jokes

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionHolly Willoughby took Ant McPartlin’s place alongside Declan Donnelly in the jungle Holly Willoughby made her I’m A Celeb debut in classic style… by making jokes about co-host Dec’s height. Standing literally in Ant McPartlin’s place – always on the left of Dec – she coined the catchphrase: “He’s loads of fun and he’s five foot one…”. Declan Donnelly was equally full of humour, with the pair having a laugh during the live segments of the show. It was announced Ant would…

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Lifestyle 

Bourbon Parma jewels fetch record $53.2 million including Marie Antoinette gems

FILE PHOTO: Jewelry once owned by Marie Antoinette is displayed during a press preview ahead of the upcoming auction “Royal jewels from the Bourbon Parma Family” at Sotheby’s in New York City, New York, U.S., October 12, 2018. REUTERS/Mike Segar/File Photo GENEVA (Reuters) – One hundred Bourbon Parma family jewels, including 10 pieces that belonged to French Queen Marie Antoinette, fetched 53.5 million Swiss francs ($53.2 million), setting a world record for a royal collection, Sotheby’s said on Wednesday. “The Marie Antoinette provenance is probably second to none. It’s a…

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Switzerland 5-2 Belgium: Nations League comeback takes hosts into finals

Haris Seferovic has now scored 17 international goals Haris Seferovic scored a hat-trick as Switzerland completed a scarcely believable comeback to thrash Belgium and reach the Nations League finals. Thorgan Hazard scored twice for Belgium in the opening 17 minutes, leaving the Swiss needing four goals to progress. Ricardo Rodriguez gave them hope with a penalty before Seferovic scored from close range and then smashed them into the lead. Nico Elvedi headed in their fourth before Seferovic’s third. Switzerland will now play in next June’s Nations League semi-final against hosts…

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Women’s World Twenty20: West Indies beat England by four wickets

ICC Women’s Twenty20, St Lucia England: 115-8 (20 overs): Dunkley 35, Shrubsole 29 West Indies: 117-6 (19.3 overs): Dottin 46, Campbelle 45 West Indies won by four wickets Scorecard England will play India in the Women’s World Twenty20 semi-finals after a narrow defeat in their final Group A game against West Indies in St Lucia. After losing six wickets in the first 10 overs, England posted 115-8 thanks to an excellent partnership between Anya Shrubsole and Sophia Dunkley. Shrubsole took two wickets in her first over, but Deandra Dottin and…

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Howell defeats Rodgers in playoff for first win in 11 years

FILE PHOTO: Jan 11, 2018; Honolulu, HI, USA; PGA golfer Charles Howell III tees off on the ninth hole during the first round of the Sony Open golf tournament at Waialae Country Club. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports – 10537540 (Reuters) – Charles Howell III birdied the second playoff hole to defeat fellow American Patrick Rodgers and win the RSM Classic in Georgia on Sunday for his first PGA Tour victory in 11 years. Both players had finished 18 holes at 19-under 263 and recorded pars on the first…

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Northern Ireland Open: Judd Trump beats Ronnie O’Sullivan 9-7 in final

Judd Trump’s last ranking event win came in the European Masters in October 2017 Judd Trump secured his first world ranking title for 13 months by beating Ronnie O’Sullivan 9-7 in the Northern Ireland Open final in Belfast. The players were level at 4-4 after a first session which saw Trump knock in three centuries at the Waterfront Hall. A break of 134 helped O’Sullivan lead 7-6 but Trump took three frames in succession to win the £70,000 first prize and the Alex Higgins Trophy. Former UK Championship winner Trump…

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‘Stingray’ attack kills Australian man in Tasmania

Image caption Stingrays are not usually aggressive and fatal attacks on humans remain rare A 42-year-old man has died after a suspected stingray attack off the Tasmanian coast, Australian police say. They said the man developed a cardiac arrest after “sustaining a puncture to his lower abdomen” at Lauderdale Beach. The statement said the wound was “possibly inflicted by a marine animal”. Officials told local media it was consistent with a stingray attack. Stingrays are not considered dangerous, even though one killed Australian conservationist Steve Irwin in 2006. Image copyright…

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