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Red Bull Tube poster banned over ‘focus boost’ claim

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Red Bull should not suggest its drink improves concentration, the watchdog ruled A poster advert campaign by Red Bull has been banned for wrongly implying the energy drink could increase focus and concentration. Posters shown on the London Underground suggested Red Bull could help workers finish their work and go home by 4pm. The Advertising Standards Authority said the advert was light-hearted but implied unauthorised health claims. Red Bull had said the poster merely promoted a “consumer initiative”, encouraging workers to leave early. Productivity…

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Tennis – Battling Kvitova downs Barty to claim Sydney title

(Reuters) – Petra Kvitova warmed up for the year’s first Grand Slam by coming from behind to beat home favorite Ashleigh Barty 1-6 7-5 7-6(3) and win her second Sydney International title on Saturday. Kvitova, the 2015 champion, surrendered her serve in the opening game and struggled to recover from her poor start, with the Czech’s usually lethal backhand disintegrating amid a flurry of unforced errors in the first set. The world number eight hit her stride in the second, staying within touching distance of Barty until pouncing to take…

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Trump stands by claim that Mexico will pay for wall

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Trump addressed reporters on his way to visit the US-Mexico border. US President Donald Trump has insisted that Mexico will still pay for the border wall, claiming he never meant it would make a one-time payment. “Obviously I never meant Mexico would write a cheque,” Mr Trump said before travelling to McAllen, Texas. He says Mexico would “indirectly” fund the wall through a revamped trade deal, but a campaign memo shows he planned to compel the country to pay for the wall. A…

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Ashley Judd’s sexual harassment claim against Harvey Weinstein dismissed

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Ashley Judd can still proceed with her claim that Harvey Weinstein tried to sabotage her career Actress Ashley Judd’s sexual harassment lawsuit against Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein has been dismissed by a Los Angeles federal court. Judge Philip Gutierrez ruled on Wednesday that Ms Judd’s allegations did not fall within the scope of the statute under which she had sued. But Ms Judd’s defamation claim, that Mr Weinstein had sabotaged her career, may still proceed, the judge said. Mr Weinstein denies all allegations of sexual…

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Musk seeks to dismiss ‘pedo’ defamation claim

Image caption Vern Unsworth (R) helped bring top international cave rescuers to the mission, including Rob Harper (L) Elon Musk is seeking to dismiss a defamation claim by saying that “over-the-top” paedophilia claims he tweeted should not be taken seriously. He is being sued by Vern Unsworth, who aided the rescue of 12 boys from Thailand’s Tham Luang caves. The two clashed over how to free the boys in an exchange that led to Tesla’s chief calling Mr Unsworth “pedo guy”. Mr Musk’s lawyers said the “insult” had been made…

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Cardinals claim S Swearinger from Redskins

D.J. Swearinger is heading back to Arizona after being claimed off waivers from the Washington Redskins, the Cardinals announced Tuesday. FILE PHOTO: Oct 14, 2018; Landover, MD, USA; Washington Redskins free safety D.J. Swearinger (36) celebrates after a failed fourth down conversion by the Carolina Panthers in the final minute of the fourth quarter at FedEx Field. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports Swearinger broke the news earlier Monday on social media, posting a photo on Instagram of himself in a Cardinals uniform from when he played for the team…

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NFL: Patriots and Cowboys claim division titles, playoff spots

Dec 23, 2018; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots defensive tackle Malcom Brown (90) celebrates with defensive end Trey Flowers (98) after recover a fumble during the second half against the Buffalo Bills at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports (Reuters) – The New England Patriots and Dallas Cowboys are headed to the NFL playoffs after victories in early games on the penultimate Sunday of the regular season. The five-time Super Bowl champion Patriots (10-5) wrapped up their 10th consecutive American Football Conference (AFC) East title with a…

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Charlie Edwards outpoints Cristofer Rosales to claim WBC world flyweight title

Charlie Edwards lost his first world title fight in 2016 to John-Riel Casimero and returned to the same arena for his world title triumph Charlie Edwards was crowned a world champion at the second attempt as he outpointed Cristofer Rosales to win the WBC world flyweight title at London’s O2 Arena. The judges scored the fight 118-110, 117-111 and 116-112 to return a unanimous verdict for Edwards. Edwards suffered a cut in round seven but consistently out-boxed his opponent to earn a favourable decision. “That one was for my mum,”…

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Raheem Sterling: Police interview person in alleged racial abuse claim

Raheem Sterling was allegedly the victim of racial abuse during Manchester City’s defeat by Chelsea Police have interviewed a person under caution following the alleged racial abuse of Raheem Sterling during Manchester City’s defeat at Chelsea. The incident involving the 24-year-old occurred during City’s 2-0 loss at Stamford Bridge on 8 December. Officers from the Metropolitan Police are reviewing CCTV footage to determine whether any offences were committed. They are in possession of the details of those reportedly involved, but no arrests have been made. Chelsea have suspended four people…

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Lipsky survives late scare to claim victory at Alfred Dunhill Championship

FILE PHOTO – Britain Golf – GolfSixes – Centurion Club, St Albans – 6/5/17 USA’s David Lipsky celebrates in the match against Wales Action Images via Reuters / Andrew Boyers Livepic MALELANE, South Africa (Reuters) – American David Lipsky survived a double-bogey on his third last hole to hang on for a two-shot victory at the European Tour’s Alfred Dunhill Championship after shooting a final round 68 at Leopard Creek Country Club on Sunday. Lipsky, 30, completed a second win on tour and a first success since he claimed the…

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