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Women’s World Twenty20: West Indies to begin title defence on Friday

The inside story of West Indies’ Women’s World T20 win in 2016 ICC Women’s World Twenty20 Venues: Guyana, St Lucia, Antigua Dates: 9-24 November Coverage: Ball-by-ball Test Match Special commentary and in-play video highlights on all games on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra and via the BBC Sport website & app; live text commentary on all England & Ireland games, plus selected other matches Hosts West Indies will begin the defence of their Women’s World Twenty20 title on Friday when they face outsiders Bangladesh in Guyana. Earlier at the…

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U.S. Mega Millions lottery hits record $1.6 billion after no winners on Friday

(Reuters) – The U.S. Mega Millions jackpot grew to $1.6 billion, a world record for a lottery, after Friday’s drawing produced no winner of the grand prize, officials said. FILE PHOTO: Signs display the jackpots for Mega Millions and Powerball lottery drawings at a newsstands in midtown Manhattan in New York, U.S., October 19, 2018. REUTERS/Mike Sugar The next Mega Millions draw will be on Tuesday, after no one hit all of the numbers of 15, 23, 53, 65, 70 and the Mega Ball 7 during Friday night’s draw. “Mega…

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Ryder Cup: US win Friday fourballs to lead Europe after first session

The United States won Friday morning’s opening session at the Ryder Cup 3-1 to quieten the European crowd in France. Rickie Fowler and Dustin Johnson beat Rory McIlroy and Thorbjorn Olesen 4&2 to put the first point on the board. Justin Rose and Jon Rahm squandered a two-hole lead, with Tony Finau and Brooks Koepka parring the 18th to win. Tyrrell Hatton and Paul Casey lost one up to Jordan Spieth and Justin Thomas. Tommy Fleetwood and Francesco Molinari beat Tiger Woods and Patrick Reed 3&1. More to follow. Source…

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Ryanair cancels 250 flights across Europe on Friday

Image copyright Getty Images Tens of thousands of Ryanair passengers across Europe face travel disruption on Friday after strikes forced the airline to cancel 250 flights. The total had stood at 150 until German pilots decided on Thursday to walk out, resulting in another 100 cancellations. They will join striking pilots in the Netherlands and Belgium. Cabin crews in Belgium, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal and Spain will also go on strike in a row over contracts and conditions. Unions want staff to be given contracts in the countries where…

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NBA notebook: Hayward plans to play Friday

The long-awaited return of All-Star Gordon Hayward is expected to occur Friday, when the Boston Celtics forward plans to play in the pre season opener on the road against the Charlotte Hornets. Sep 24, 2018; Canton, MA, USA; Boston Celtics guard Gordon Hayward (20) during media day at High Output Studios. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports According to multiple media outlets, Hayward is ready for his first game action since he dislocated his left ankle and fractured his left tibia in a gruesome ending to his Celtics debut…

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Amsterdam stabbing: Pair injured on Friday revealed as Americans

Image copyright AFP Image caption The motive remains unclear, authorities say Two people injured in a stabbing incident at Amsterdam’s central railway station on Friday are American tourists, the US ambassador has said. “We are aware that both victims were US citizens and have been in touch with them and their families,” Pete Hoekstra said in a statement on Saturday. The suspected attacker was shot and wounded by police. He was later identified as an Afghan citizen. The motive is unclear and officials say an investigation is under way. The…

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Trump says he will have dinner with Apple CEO Cook on Friday

(Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said in a Twitter post that he would have dinner with Apple Inc (AAPL.O) Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook on Friday. FILE PHOTO – U.S. President Donald Trump listens as Tim Cook, CEO of Apple speaks during an American Technology Council roundtable at the White House in Washington, U.S., June 19, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria/File Photo “Looking forward to dinner tonight with Tim Cook of Apple. He is investing big dollars in U.S.A.,” said Trump, who is on vacation at his golf club in Bedminster,…

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Eiffel Tower to reopen on Friday as strike ends

PARIS (Reuters) – Staff at the Eiffel Tower agreed to end their strike on Thursday evening, a union official said, meaning the monument will reopen on Friday. People stand in line at an information booth following the closure of the Eiffel Tower as part of a strike by employees over lengthening queues during the peak summer tourist season in Paris, France, August 2, 2018. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier The tower – Paris’s most famous tourist attraction – closed on Wednesday afternoon in a dispute over a new access system that workers said…

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Wimbledon 2018: Serena Williams, Roger Federer & Venus Williams in action on Friday

Serena Williams (right) has won seven Wimbledon titles Wimbledon 2018 on the BBC Venue: All England Club, Wimbledon Dates: 2-15 July Coverage: Watch live on BBC TV, BBC iPlayer, BBC Red Button, Connected TVs and the BBC Sport website and app; Live Radio 5 live and 5 live sports extra commentary; text commentary online. Serena Williams has already shown glimpses of her best form at Wimbledon and will be hoping to extend her run with victory over Kristina Mladenovic in the third round on Friday. The seven-time champion, 36, who…

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London Victoria delays continue into Friday morning

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionCommuters face massive disruption due to signal failure Commuters travelling to London have been warned to expect rail delays and train cancellations for a second day. Tens of thousands of passengers faced “nightmare” overcrowding and long delays on Thursday due to a signalling fault in Streatham, south London. While some lines have reopened, those planning to use Gatwick Express and Southern services have been advised not to travel via London Victoria. National Rail said disruption would last until at least 10:00 BST.…

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