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Simone Biles: Olympic champion expects Tokyo 2020 to be last Games

‘Brilliant’ Biles wins historic fourth world title World champion Simone Biles says Tokyo 2020 will be her final Olympics as her body is “falling apart”. Biles, 22, dominated the 2016 Olympics with four golds and became the first woman to win four World Championships all-around titles in 2018. The American, the most-decorated gymnast in World Championships history, says minor injuries are taking a toll. “I am in pain most of the time but it kind of feels right as if not, it is like you could do more,” she said.…

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Golf: Woods’ neck in good shape and expects putter to be the same

(Reuters) – Tiger Woods heads into this week’s Players Championship with his neck in good shape and he expects his putter to feel the same. FILE PHOTO: Feb 24, 2019; Mexico City, MEX; Tiger Woods watches his shot from the seventh tee during the final round of the WGC – Mexico Championship golf tournament at Club de Golf Chapultepec. Mandatory Credit: Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports/File Photo After withdrawing from last week’s Arnold Palmer Invitational PGA Tour event with a tight neck, Woods was back in action on Tuesday playing a…

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Dialog expects inventory days to rise in first quarter after fourth-quarter drop

FILE PHOTO: Dialog semiconductor logo is pictured at a company building in Germering near Munich, Germany August 15, 2016. REUTERS/Michaela Rehle FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Dialog Semiconductor expects inventories of its products to grow in the first quarter in terms of the number of days’ demand covered after a decline in the fourth quarter, CFO Wissam Jabre told analysts on a conference call. Inventory cover fell by three days to 61 days in the fourth quarter from the third quarter, Dialog said in a presentation on its fourth-quarter results. Inventory buildups…

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White House expects to take action on 5G, artificial intelligence soon

FILE PHOTO: A 5G sign is seen during the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain February 28, 2018. REUTERS/Yves Herman/File Photo WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The White House will take “executive action” in the coming weeks to make sure the United States keeps its research and development advantage in artificial intelligence, advanced manufacturing, quantum computing and next generation wireless networks, known as 5G, a White House official said on Wednesday. President Donald Trump discussed investing in what he called “industries of the future” as part of expanded infrastructure investment in his…

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India’s Wipro expects small rise in IT services revenue in quarter

(Reuters) – Indian software services provider Wipro Ltd on Friday forecast a small rise in revenue growth from IT services for the quarter to March after beating third quarter profit estimates. FILE PHOTO: The logo of Wipro is seen inside the company’s headquarters in Bengaluru, India, January 19, 2018. REUTERS/Abhishek N. Chinnappa/File Photo Although factors such as Brexit, rising trade war concerns and the healthcare act could create tension for firms globally, a weaker rupee has been beneficial for the Indian IT sector. “We do not see any immediate impact…

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Tennis: Bautista Agut expects injured Murray to ‘fight’ in Melbourne clash

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Spain’s Roberto Bautista Agut will give no quarter to Andy Murray in their first round clash at the Australian Open and expects the injured Briton to “fight” hard in what could be his last match as a professional. Tennis – ATP – Qatar Open – Khalifa International Tennis and Squash Complex, Doha, Qatar – January 5, 2019 Spain’s Roberto Bautista Agut celebrates winning the final against Czech Republic’s Tomas Berdych REUTERS/Ibraheem Al Omari Three-times Grand Slam champion Murray said on Friday that he may retire after the…

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Huawei expects 2018 revenue to rise 21 percent despite international scrutiny

A man uses his phone as he walks past a Huawei shop in Beijing, China, December 19, 2018. REUTERS/Thomas Peter HONG KONG (Reuters) – Huawei Technologies [HWT.UL] is expected to record a 21 percent jump in revenue for 2018 to $109 billion, its rotating chairman said, marking the Chinese tech giant’s fastest pace of business growth in two years despite heightened global scrutiny of its activities. In his new year’s address to employees, Guo Ping also said Huawei has secured 26 5G contracts and expects its smartphone shipments for 2018…

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Rams’ McVay expects RB Gurley to play

Dec 16, 2018; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Rams running back Todd Gurley II (30) runs in for a touchdown during the first half against the Philadelphia Eagles at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports Arizona Cardinals: The Cardinals’ opposing quarterback this week, Los Angeles Rams third-year pro Jared Goff, knows all too well about the rookie struggles Josh Rosen is going through on a team that hasn’t given him much support. “Every experience — positive, negative and in between — will be valuable for…

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Careem launches delivery service, expects to close funding round soon

DUBAI (Reuters) – Careem launched a delivery service covering everything from takeaway food to pharmaceuticals on Monday, diversifying from its core Middle East ride-hailing business and increasing competition with rival Uber Technologies. The company has expanded its car service business to more than 120 cities in 15 predominantly Middle East countries since launching in 2012. “We believe the opportunity for deliveries in the region is even bigger than ride-hailing,” Chief Executive and Co-Founder Mudassir Sheikha told Reuters at Careem’s headquarters in Dubai. “It is going to become a very significant…

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Egypt unveils ‘one of a kind’ ancient tomb, expects more finds

SAQQARA, Egypt (Reuters) – Egypt unveiled a well-preserved 4,400-year-old tomb decorated with hieroglyphs and statues south of Cairo on Saturday, and officials expect more discoveries when archaeologists excavate the site further in coming months. The tomb was found in a buried ridge at the ancient necropolis of Saqqara. It was untouched and unlooted, Mostafa Waziri, secretary-general of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, told reporters at the site. He described the find as “one of a kind in the last decades”. The tomb dates from the rule of Neferirkare Kakai, the…

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