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Equine flu: BHA to decide on Monday if racing can return on Wednesday

Equine flu: Inside the Newmarket laboratory that detected the outbreak The British Horseracing Authority will make a decision on Monday evening whether racing can resume on Wednesday following an outbreak of equine flu. All racing has been off since Thursday while the BHA tests horses nationwide. Four new positive tests were returned in vaccinated thoroughbreds at the Newmarket yard of flat trainer Simon Crisford on Sunday. The BHA said the decision will be released after 22:30 GMT on Monday to weigh up the most recent evidence. It will take into…

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US jury to decide if Ed Sheeran copied Marvin Gaye’s Let’s Get It On

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Sheeran denies copying Let’s Get It On A US judge has rejected Ed Sheeran’s call for a lawsuit accusing him of copying parts of Marvin Gaye’s Let’s Get It On to be dropped. In his decision released on Thursday, District Judge Louis Stanton said a jury should decide. He said he found “substantial similarities between several of the two works’ musical elements”. Sheeran denies ripping off sections of the 1973 classic for his number one hit Thinking Out Loud. The action has been brought…

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Brexit referendum ‘plausible’ if MPs can’t decide – Amber Rudd

Image copyright Reuters Another Brexit referendum will become a “plausible” way forward if there is deadlock in Parliament, Work and Pensions Secretary Amber Rudd has said. She told ITV’s Peston that while she did not personally support another vote, the case for one would grow if MPs could not agree another solution. She said she hoped MPs would back Theresa May’s deal with the EU next month but it would be “very difficult”. The PM says the UK must be ready to leave without a deal if it is rejected.…

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Soccer: Qatar won’t decide on 48-team World Cup until it’s seen FIFA study

DOHA (Reuters) – Qatar will not take a decision on whether to expand its 2022 World Cup to 48 teams from 32 until it has seen the details of a feasibility study from FIFA, an official from the country’s World Cup organizing committee said on Monday. A computer generated image of Lusail Stadium that will host the 2022 FIFA World Cup final, with seating capacity of 80,000, in Lusail City, north of central Doha, Qatar. Qatar Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy/Handout via REUTERS FIFA President Gianni Infantino said last…

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Colin Kaepernick: Washington Redskins decide not to sign quarterback

Colin Kaepernick (right) has been without a club since opting out of his contract with the San Francisco 49ers in March 2017 The Washington Redskins “discussed” signing quarterback Colin Kaepernick but decided to go in a “different direction”, says head coach Jay Gruden. The Redskins have lost their two senior quarterbacks to injury. Kaepernick has not played since January 2017 after protesting against racial injustice and police brutality by kneeling during the US national anthem. He has filed a grievance against NFL team owners he claims conspired not to hire…

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Grenfell Tower fire: Bereaved to help decide site’s future

Image copyright PA Image caption Grenfell Tower is now covered in a white sheeting Five people who lost relatives in the Grenfell Tower fire are to sit on a commission to decide the long-term future of the west London site. Survivors of the June 2017 blaze and local residents will also help devise “the most fitting and appropriate way” to memorialise the 72 victims. The panel’s 10 representatives will be led by an independent chairperson. Among their tasks will be to decide on the design of any memorial and how…

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Tesla forms three-member panel to decide on any Musk proposal

(Reuters) – Tesla Inc’s board (TSLA.O) named a special committee of three directors on Tuesday to negotiate with Elon Musk on taking the electric carmaker private, although it said it was yet to see a firm offer from the company’s chief executive. The committee will be tasked with evaluating Musk’s proposal, should it materialize. The Silicon Valley billionaire last week said on Twitter he wants to take Tesla private at $420 a share, valuing it at $72 billion, and that funding was “secured.” That earlier tweet triggered investor lawsuits and…

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Deontay Wilder must decide if he wants to face Anthony Joshua – Barry Hearn

Joshua must negotiate Alexander Povetkin before any bout is signed for 13 April Deontay Wilder just has to “add his signature” to a contract to fight Anthony Joshua on 13 April, says Matchroom Sport chief Barry Hearn. IBF, WBA and WBO world heavyweight champion Joshua has agreed to defend his titles against Alexander Povetkin at Wembley Stadium on 22 September. Joshua, 28, is contracted to fight at Wembley in April, but no deal has been reached with WBC title-holder Wilder. “Wilder has to ask: ‘Do I really believe I can…

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2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ – News – Mascherano: Fate will decide how our story ends

​Javier Mascherano spoke to FIFA.com about Argentina’s crunch match with Nigeria The tough-tackling veteran discussed his team, their opponents and Lionel Messi More coverage of #NGAARG can be found in the LIVE BLOG By Diego Zandrino, with Argentina Javier Mascherano has always placed the needs of the Argentinian national team ahead of his personal desires. Consequently, he has refused to get involved in speculation about whether or not the Group D match against Nigeria at the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ will be his last at international level. “I’ve not…

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