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Steelers’ Bell doesn’t report, won’t play in 2018

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell did not report to the team before Tuesday’s 4 p.m. ET deadline, general manager Kevin Colbert confirmed, meaning he is ineligible to play the rest of the season. FILE PHOTO: Dec 25, 2017; Houston, TX, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell (26) runs with the ball during the second quarter against the Houston Texans at NRG Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports/File Photo Bell, who has held out the entire year since being franchise-tagged for the second straight time, will forfeit the…

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Owen Farrell: England fly-half ‘doesn’t get same protection from referees’, says Eddie Jones

Owen Farrell has taken part in tailored fitness sessions this week as England prepare to face the All Blacks England v New Zealand Venue: Twickenham. Date: 10 November. Kick-off: 15:00 GMT Coverage: Radio commentary on BBC Radio 5 live (build-up from 14:30) and live text commentary on BBC Sport website. Highlights on BBC Two at 19:30 GMT. England head coach Eddie Jones believes “warrior” co-captain Owen Farrell does not get the same protection from referees as other fly-halves. Farrell picked up a hip injury in Saturday’s win over South Africa…

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New Coronation Street boss says he doesn’t have a ‘hit list’

Image copyright Itv The new boss of Coronation Street has reassured fans he won’t drastically change the soap and doesn’t have a “hit list” of characters to kill off. Iain MacLeod said “only an idiot” would try to “change the DNA of the show”. He said: “I’m the custodian of that DNA and that tone, so, no, I don’t intend to do anything radically different.” His first shows in charge will air on ITV in the run-up to Christmas. “It will be, as it has always been on Corrie, an…

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Deontay Wilder ‘doesn’t have anything I’m afraid of’ says Tyson Fury

Fury and Wilder are separated during news conference Tyson Fury says WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder “doesn’t have anything I’m afraid of” before their world title fight in Los Angeles. The Briton faces American Wilder, 32, at the Staples Center on 1 December in just the third fight of his comeback. Fury, 30, vacated his WBO and WBA titles in October 2016 to focus on his treatment for depression. “If I can come back from mental health problems and [contemplating] suicide, I can withstand anything,” he said. “Deontay Wilder doesn’t…

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Why doesn’t prison work for women?

Image copyright Getty Images Women make up just under 5% of the prison population in England and Wales, yet they are more likely than men to reoffend. Why doesn’t prison work for women and what is being done to improve outcomes for them? “The last day, I was given a bin bag of my stuff. The door closed behind me, and it was over. “But no-one helps you on the outside, and anyone who hasn’t been through it can even begin to understand.” In 2011, Lisa* spent three months in…

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NBA notebook: Wolves owner wants Butler trade; Thibodeau doesn’t

In the days since Minnesota guard Jimmy Butler reportedly requested a trade, the Timberwolves have been fielding calls from teams looking to add the four-time All-Star. FILE PHOTO: Apr 25, 2018; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Rockets center Clint Capela (15) drives past Minnesota Timberwolves guard Jimmy Butler (23) for the basket in the second half in game five of the first round of the 2018 NBA Playoffs at Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Thomas B. Shea-USA TODAY Sports/File Photo The message from Minnesota’s front office has been the same each time…

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Storm’s Bird says team doesn’t want White House invite

The Seattle Storm won’t be waiting by the mailbox for an invitation to the traditional champions’ visit to the White House. Sep 12, 2018; Washington, DC, USA; Seattle Storm celebrate after defeating the Washington Mystics after the game in game three of the WNBA Finals at Eagle Bank Arena. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports – 11232696 Should one come from President Donald Trump, they will be sending their regrets. Veteran point guard Sue Bird said she and her teammates, who won the third championship in team history Wednesday night…

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Shoplifters and a law that doesn’t deter them

Image caption Kelsey said she was continued to steal because she wasn’t deterred by the sentences she received when caught Kelsey was just 14 years old when she was introduced to drugs and taught how to steal from shops by an older man in order to pay for them. She is now 22 and has served seven prison sentences for shoplifting. But she says people like her are getting away with shoplifting more than ever before – and shopkeepers report that it can cost them thousands of pounds in stock…

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North Korea claims NHS and Sony hack suspect ‘doesn’t exist’

Image copyright FBI.gov Image caption The FBI has released a ‘wanted’ poster for a man North Korea says doesn’t exist North Korea has said that a man charged with hacking Sony Pictures in 2014 is a “non-existent” individual and warned the US that its accusation could have a negative effect on relations between the two countries. The US Justice Department charged Park Jin-hyok on 6 September with conspiring in “multiple destructive cyber-attacks around the world”, including the the 2014 attack on Sony Pictures. It alleged he created the malicious software used to cripple…

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