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Europa League: Celtic 0-2 Valencia – hosts easily beaten in first leg

Valencia’s Denis Cheryshev (centre) scored the first and set-up the second Celtic have a mountain to climb to salvage their Europa League dream after Valencia coasted to victory in Glasgow. In a below-par performance the Scottish champions rarely troubled their visitors in the last 32 first leg. Ruben Sobrino beat the offside trap and fed Denis Cheryshev, who had an easy finish to give them the lead. The two then switched roles, Cheryshev’s cross inch-perfect for Sobrino to knock in the second. It leaves Celtic with it all to do…

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Joe Gomez: Liverpool & England defender to have surgery on leg fracture

Joe Gomez (left) was taken off on a stretcher following a challenge with Ben Mee (right) Liverpool defender Joe Gomez is to have an operation on the leg fracture he sustained against Burnley in December. The England centre-back, 21, was taken off after 23 minutes following a challenge with Clarets captain Ben Mee. He was initially ruled out for up to six weeks and is expected to feature again this season – but Liverpool have put no timescale on his recovery. “Obviously being out for longer than we’d first hoped…

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‘Why I chose to have my leg amputated’

Image copyright Victoria Snell Image caption Victoria, pictured after her operation in December 2017, says she hasn’t regretted the amputation “for even a second” A woman has celebrated the first anniversary of having her leg amputated – by running a 5k race. Victoria Snell, 27, from Plymouth, broke her leg while walking with a friend in 2011. Despite repeated surgery, her leg did not heal properly and she decided in December 2017 to “cut it off to get my life back”. A year on, Victoria said just being able to…

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Joe Gomez: Liverpool defender out for up to six weeks with fractured leg

Joe Gomez (left) was taken off on a stretcher following a challenge with Ben Mee (right) Liverpool defender Joe Gomez could be out for six weeks after fracturing his left leg during Wednesday’s victory over Burnley. The 21-year-old England international was taken off after 23 minutes following a challenge with Clarets captain Ben Mee. Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp complained about Burnley’s tackling during the 3-1 Premier League win at Anfield. Burnley boss Sean Dyche said it was a “fantastic tackle” by Mee. A Liverpool statement on Thursday said “initial indications”…

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River Plate v Boca Juniors: Postponed Copa Libertadores final second leg will not be held in Argentina

The postponed Copa Libertadores final second leg between River Plate and Boca Juniors will take place on 8 or 9 December but will not be held in Argentina. Saturday’s game was initially delayed until Sunday after River Plate supporters attacked the Boca Juniors team bus, before being postponed. A statement from South American football’s governing body Conmebol said a date and venue would be decided “as soon as possible”. Conmebol president Alejandro Dominguez met with the presidents of both clubs on Tuesday. The fixture had been poised as the biggest…

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Diabetes type 2: ‘I blame myself for the loss of my leg’

Every week 170 people in the UK lose a limb because of diabetes. Around four million people in the UK are living with diabetes – and around 90% of them have type 2 diabetes, which is often linked to being overweight or inactive. Diabetes prescriptions are costing the NHS in England more than £1 billion a year, according to figures from NHS Digital. And a further 12 million people could be at risk of getting type 2 diabetes in the future. Stephen Richardson has told the BBC he blames himself…

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Prince Harry and Meghan welcomed to New Zealand for final leg of Pacific tour

WELLINGTON (Reuters) – Britain’s Prince Harry and wife Meghan were treated to a ceremonial welcome in New Zealand on Sunday where they arrived for the final leg of their Pacific tour, their first international royal tour since marrying in May. Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, visit Pukeahu National War Memorial Park in Wellington, New Zealand, October 28, 2018. REUTERS/Phil Noble The royal couple, who have already visited Australia, Fiji and Tonga, were received at Wellington airport by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern. The official welcome ceremony took place…

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‘Having my leg amputated will be like a Christmas gift’

Image caption Lexi Chambers says: “I don’t get very much sleep, I’m very reliant on my crutches and I’ve just ordered a wheelchair” A woman having a leg amputated has said the operation “will be like my birthday and Christmas rolled into one”. Lexi Chambers, a nurse from Exeter, said she suffers “gut-wrenching pain” in her foot. The 40-year-old has had five operations to cure pain from “hammer toes” in her left leg and has had two toes removed. But she has remained in constant pain and her request to…

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Kim Little: Arsenal’s Scotland midfielder fractures leg and could miss 10 weeks

Kim Little opened the scoring from the penalty spot as Arsenal beat title holders Chelsea 5-0 Arsenal and Scotland midfielder Kim Little has suffered a fractured fibula and will be out for up to 10 weeks. The 28-year-old was injured during the Gunners’ 5-0 win at Chelsea in the Women’s Super League on Sunday. Little has enjoyed fine form this term, playing a key role in Arsenal’s 100% start in the WSL and helping Scotland qualify for 2019’s Women’s World Cup. A statement on Arsenal’s website said the injury was…

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London goes fur-free as kicks off its leg of fashion week shows

LONDON (Reuters) – London Fashion Week kicked off on Friday, declaring itself fur-free for the first time as an increasing number of designers seek to burnish their ethical credentials. The five-day trade event, the second leg of the month-long spring/summer 2019 catwalk season, has fewer big names than New York, Milan and Paris but draws buyers, journalists and bloggers from around the world for its emerging talent and established brands such as Burberry, Christopher Kane and Erdem. According to a survey by the British Fashion Council (BFC), no animal fur…

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