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The Game Awards 2018: God of War and Red Dead Redemption win big

Image copyright SONY The adventures of a Spartan and a rugged Wild West outlaw have swept the board at this year’s The Game Awards. Big budget titles God Of War and Red Dead Redemption joined Fortnite in taking home trophies at the event. God Of War won the big one – Game of the Year – ahead of Assassin’s Creed, Celeste, Spider-Man, Monster Hunter and Red Dead Redemption. It also won an award for game direction and was named Best Action or Adventure Game of the Year. Red Dead Redemption…

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Man Utd 2-2 Arsenal: Jesse Lingard equaliser secures point for Red Devils

Jesse Lingard’s goal was his first for his club this season Manchester United showed “big heart and soul” to twice come from behind to earn a draw against Arsenal, said manager Jose Mourinho. Mourinho dropped high-profile duo Paul Pogba and Romelu Lukaku after recent disappointing performances which have brought only three points from the past 12 available – and, while quality was lacking, no-one could doubt his side’s endeavour and character. Goalkeeper David de Gea made an uncharacteristic error as he failed to deal with Shkodran Mustafi’s tame 26th-minute header,…

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Four Weddings stars to reunite for Red Nose Day 2019

Image copyright MGM Image caption The short film will follow the same characters as the original, which was released in 1994 The cast of Four Weddings and a Funeral are to reunite for the first time in 25 years for next year’s Red Nose Day. Hugh Grant, Andie MacDowell and Kristin Scott Thomas will star in a new short film, penned by Richard Curtis. One Red Nose Day and a Wedding follows the same characters as the 1994 film, more than two decades later. “We’re all definitely older – I…

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Red Sox accept invitation to White House

The World Series champion Boston Red Sox will go to the White House — even if not everyone on the team sees eye to eye with the president. FILE PHOTO: Oct 31, 2018; Boston, MA, USA; A sign congratulating the Boston Red Sox hangs outside a building during the 2018 World Series Championship parade in Boston. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports Red Sox president Sam Kennedy announced Monday night that the team had accepted an invitation to the nation’s capital to celebrate its World Series win over the Los…

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Rangers 0-0 Villarreal: Steven Gerrard’s side draw after Daniel Candeias red

Daniel Candeias was sent off for a tackle on Santiago Caseres Rangers must win their final group game if they are to reach the last 32 of the Europa League despite holding Villarreal to a battling draw. Steven Gerrard’s side were reduced to 10 men just before the break when Daniel Candeias was shown a second yellow for a foul on Santiago Caseres. Two superb Allan McGregor saves prevented Karl Toko Ekambi giving the visitors a deserved lead. Glenn Middleton thought he had stolen a win for Rangers but was…

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Red Bulls looking for historic comeback vs. Atlanta United

The New York Red Bulls’ 71 points and 22 victories were the most in Major League Soccer history. Now, they will need a historical comeback in the second leg of the total-goals Eastern Conference final against Atlanta United on Thursday to continue their season. New York enters the match at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, N.J., down 3-0 after Atlanta’s home victory on Sunday. Atlanta is the fifth team to hold a three-goal lead after first leg since the aggregate series was introduced to the MLS playoffs in 2003. All…

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Death crash Midland Red South bus company fined £2.3m

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe bus ploughed into a Coventry branch of Sainsbury’s in October 2015 A bus company that ignored warnings about a driver who crashed into a supermarket, killing two people, has been fined £2.3m. Midland Red (South) Ltd admitted breaching health and safety standards when Kailash Chander, 80, accelerated into a Sainsbury’s in Coventry in 2015. Chander, from Leamington Spa, was found to have been driving dangerously at a fact finding trial in September. He could not be found guilty as he was…

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NASA spacecraft nears Red Planet on mission to detect ‘marsquakes’

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – NASA’s first robotic lander designed to study the deep interior of a distant world hurtled closer to Mars on course for a planned touchdown on Monday after a six-month voyage through space. FILE PHOTO: NASA’s InSight spacecraft, destined for the Elysium Planitia region located in Mars’ northern hemisphere, undergoes final preparations at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, U.S., April 6, 2018. REUTERS/Gene Blevins/File Photo Traveling 301 million miles (548 million km) from Earth, the Mars InSight spacecraft was due to reach its destination on the dusty,…

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Abu Dhabi GP: Valtteri Bottas fastest as Red Bull show pace

Listen to final practice and qualifying on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra from 10:00 GMT Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas headed Red Bull’s Max Verstappen in second practice at the season-closing Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. The Finn, who has yet to win this year while team-mate Lewis Hamilton claimed a fifth world title, was just 0.044 seconds quicker than Verstappen. The second Red Bull of Daniel Ricciardo was third, 0.192secs off the pace, ahead of Hamilton and the Ferraris. Kimi Raikkonen headed Sebastian Vettel, who has not won a race…

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World Series hero Pearce re-signs with Red Sox

FILE PHOTO: Oct 28, 2018; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Boston Red Sox first baseman Steve Pearce (25) reacts after hitting a solo home run in the eighth inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers in game five of the 2018 World Series at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports/File Photo World Series MVP Steve Pearce is returning to the Boston Red Sox after signing a one-year contract, the team announced Friday. The deal is worth $6.25 million, according to multiple reports. “We’re thrilled to have Steve back with…

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