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Rondo has fluid drained from hand, return delayed

Nov 14, 2018; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Lakers guard Rajon Rondo (9) reacts while dribbling the ball against the Portland Trail Blazers during the first half at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports Rajon Rondo’s return to the Los Angeles Lakers has been delayed after he had his right hand drained Sunday, coach Luke Walton told reporters. “There’s a little bit of swelling,” Walton said Monday ahead of the Lakers’ matchup against the Miami Heat. “We’re going to shut him down for a few days then…

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Crossrail delay: £1.4bn bailout as autumn 2019 launch delayed

Image copyright Transport for London Image caption Crossrail – to be known as the Elizabeth Line – had an original budget set at £15.9bn in 2007, which was then cut to £14.8bn in 2010 A £1.4bn bailout has been announced for Crossrail, as Europe’s biggest infrastructure project is pushed back beyond its launch date of autumn 2019. London’s £15bn route, to be known as the Elizabeth Line, had originally been due to open this month. The rescue plan – the third this year – will be used to plug a…

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Newspaper headlines: Crucial Brexit vote to be delayed?

Newspaper headlines: Crucial Brexit vote to be delayed? By BBC News Staff Image caption The Sunday Times reports that, in a “frantic bid” to save her Brexit deal, Theresa May is planning to delay Tuesday’s crucial House of Commons vote on the withdrawal agreement and go back to Brussels to renegotiate. Downing Street, however, has rejected this suggestion. A Number 10 spokesman said: “The vote is going ahead on Tuesday.” Image caption The Observer says that ministers’ warnings to delay the vote have “not been heeded” by the PM. And…

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Brexit: Senior Tory suggests vote could be delayed

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionNewsnight: Sir Graham Brady ‘would welcome’ Brexit vote being deferred A senior Tory MP says he would welcome a delay in next week’s Commons Brexit vote, if it would help address concerns over the controversial backstop. But Tory backbench chairman Sir Graham Brady said getting “clarity” on the issue was more important than “timing”. It comes after reports that Theresa May was being urged to postpone the vote, which she is widely expected to lose. Dismissing those reports, a No 10 spokesman…

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Soccer: Delayed Libertadores final could take place in Qatar

ASUNCION (Reuters) – The delayed second leg of the Copa Libertadores final between River Plate and Boca Juniors could be played in Qatar, a source from the South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL) told Reuters on Thursday. FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football – Copa Libertadores Final – Second leg – River Plate v Boca Juniors – Antonio Vespucio Liberti Stadium, Buenos Aires, Argentina – November 24, 2018 General view of River Plate’s fans inside the stadium before the match REUTERS/Marcos Brindicci “Qatar is a possibility,” the source said, with Dec. 8 the…

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Copa Libertadores: Boca Juniors call for final against River plate to be delayed further

Football final postponed after team bus attack Boca Juniors have asked for Sunday’s rescheduled Copa Libertadores second leg against River Plate to be delayed further. Violence forced Saturday’s second leg in Buenos Aires between the two bitter Argentine rivals to be delayed. The Boca Juniors team bus was attacked by River Plate fans on its way to the game at River’s Estadio Monumental. The game was rearranged for Sunday at 20:00 GMT, 24 hours later than planned but is now in doubt again. Boca, who were held to a 2-2…

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Caster Semenya could miss most of 2019 as testosterone rules delayed

Caster Semenya is a two-time Olympic champion and three-time world champion World and Olympic 800m champion Caster Semenya’s battle to stop a rule change affecting female athletes with high testosterone levels could see her miss “the bulk” of the 2019 outdoor season. Governing body the IAAF intended to bring in the new rules on 1 November but has put that back to 26 March 2019. It wants to wait for the outcome of a legal challenge from Semenya first. The new rules aim to restrict the levels of testosterone in…

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Universal credit rollout delayed yet again

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionHolly Sargent has had to sell her possessions because of problems receiving universal credit Ministers have bowed to pressure and are planning to further delay the rollout of flagship welfare reform Universal Credit, BBC News has learned. The system, which will merge six benefits into one payment, has been beset with problems. Leaked documents now reveal proposals to spend hundreds of millions of pounds to try to prevent claimants suffering hardship when they move onto it. The government said it always intended…

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Senate cancels postal service hearing; Trump’s Amazon crusade delayed

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – A Senate hearing about reforming the U.S. Postal Service that could have scrutinized what Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) and others pay for package delivery has been delayed, three sources familiar with the matter told Reuters, moving back President Donald Trump’s effort to hike the world’s largest online retailer’s rates. Trump has repeatedly attacked Amazon on Twitter for treating the Postal Service as its “delivery boy” by paying less than it should for deliveries and contributing to the service’s $65 billion loss since the global financial crisis of…

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T20 Blast quarter-final: Somerset beat Notts Outlaws in delayed match

Lewis Gregory’s 60 was two runs short of his highest T20 score Vitality Blast quarter-final, Cooper Associates County Ground: Somerset 209-5 (20 overs): Gregory 60, Hildreth 52, Abell 46 Notts 190 (20 overs): Hales 45, Libby 41; J Overton 5-47 Somerset beat Notts by 19 runs Scorecard Captain Lewis Gregory hit 60 from 24 balls to help Somerset reach T20 Finals Day with a 19-run win over Notts Outlaws. James Hildreth made 52 and Tom Abell 46 as the hosts posted 209-5 from 20 overs at Taunton. Alex Hales’ 45…

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