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Total lunar eclipse set to wow star gazers, clear skies willing

NEW YORK/LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Astronomy buffs across the United States have been promised all the makings of a spectacular total lunar eclipse on Sunday except one – clear skies. FILE PHOTO: A combination photo shows the lunar eclipse from a blood moon (top L) back to full moon (bottom right) in the sky over Frankfurt, Germany, July 27, 2018. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach/File Photo Star gazers from Los Angeles to New York will keep their eyes on the sky for the eclipse, known as a super blood wolf moon, expected to…

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NFL notebook: Chiefs S Berry, RB Ware set to play Sunday

Kansas City Chiefs safety Eric Berry and running back Spencer Ware are trending toward taking the field Sunday in the AFC Championship game against the New England Patriots. FILE PHOTO: Dec 23, 2018; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks running back Chris Carson (32) is tackled by Kansas City Chiefs defensive back Eric Berry (29) during the first quarter at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports Berry was a full participant in Wednesday’s practice and repeated the session Thursday. He’s been bothered by a heel injury. “He looked good…

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Hillsborough trial: ‘The scene was set for failure’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Graham Mackrell (left) and David Duckenfield deny the charges against them Jurors at the trial of Hillsborough match commander David Duckenfield have heard how the “scene was almost literally set” for failure. Prosecutors said the ground’s safety certificate had not been updated or amended since it was granted in 1979 – ten years before the disaster. Mr Duckenfield, 74, denies the gross negligence manslaughter of 95 Liverpool fans. Ex-Sheffield Wednesday secretary Graham Mackrell, 69, denies safety breaches. Richard Matthews QC told Preston Crown Court:…

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Migrant caravan: Hundreds of Hondurans set off on new trek

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Hundreds of Hondurans, including families with young children, have left on a new trek towards the US Hundreds of Hondurans have set off on a new migrant caravan towards the United States. An estimated 500 left early on Tuesday from the bus terminal in the crime-ridden Honduran city of San Pedro Sula. Another group of about 300 set off a few hours later. It comes as thousands of Hondurans and other Central Americans remain stranded in Tijuana on the US-Mexico border after they walked for…

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Serena Guthrie column: England Quad Series win can set tone for World Cup

Serena Guthrie will captain the England Roses in the Quad Series against New Zealand, South Africa and Australia 2019 Quad Series Venues: Matches in Liverpool and London Dates: 13, 19 & 20 January Coverage: Live radio commentary and text updates of England’s matches on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra, BBC Sounds, the BBC Sport website and app. Commonwealth gold medallist Serena Guthrie will captain England Roses in the upcoming International Quad Series against New Zealand, South Africa and Australia. It is vital England do well in the Quad Series.…

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Giant hi-tech tomato glasshouse set to produce millions of the fruit

One of the UK’s “most technologically-advanced” glasshouses is set to produce millions of tomatoes. Based just outside Ipswich in Suffolk, it houses 250,000 tomato plants and is capable of producing 150 million tomatoes a year. The glasshouse will eventually stretch for 1km (0.6 miles) in length, in a project costing £30m. The first crop of tomatoes from the site will hit supermarket shelves in February. Source link

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Cousins set to start in January 18 debut with Warriors

Golden State center DeMarcus Cousins is targeting Jan. 18 for his return to the court, and said he plans to start when the Warriors face the Clippers in Los Angeles. FILE PHOTO: December 25, 2018; Oakland, CA, USA; Golden State Warriors center DeMarcus Cousins (0) enters Oracle Arena before the game against the Los Angeles Lakers. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports Head coach Steve Kerr confirmed Thursday that Cousins will start immediately upon his return. “Yeah, I’ll start him,” Kerr said. “After that, everything’s on the table. We have…

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Ancient board game Go set to welcome youngest pro aged 10

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan’s Sumire Nakamura will become the youngest professional player of the ancient board game Go when she makes her debut as a 10-year-old on April 1. Nakamura, who will turn 10 on March 2 local media said, started playing the game with her father when she was three. The previous youngest player was Rina Fujisawa, who was 11 when she turned professional in 2010. Presented to the media on Saturday standing next to her father Shinya, himself a national champion, Nakamura said she was keen to get…

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Dominic Solanke: Bournemouth set to sign Liverpool striker in £19m deal

Bournemouth are close to signing England striker Dominic Solanke from Liverpool for £19m. Solanke, 21, had been due to join Crystal Palace on loan earlier this week but the deal fell through because of fitness concerns. Bournemouth are about to allow forward Jermain Defoe join Scottish Premiership side Rangers. It is understood Solanke cannot move to the Cherries on loan under Premier League regulations. Bournemouth are also set to sign Reds right-back Nathaniel Clyne on loan until the end of the season. Solanke, a former England youth international who has…

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Jermain Defoe: Rangers set to sign Bournemouth striker, 36, on 18-month loan

Defoe has had to settle for being a substitute at Bournemouth this term Rangers are poised to sign Bournemouth’s former England striker Jermain Defoe on an 18-month loan deal. The 36-year-old has been restricted to just four substitute appearances in the Premier League this season and hasn’t scored since the end of March. He will bolster Steven Gerrard’s attacking options as the Ibrox club seek to maintain their challenge to Scottish Premiership champions Celtic. Rangers are level on points with their city rivals, having played a game more. Defoe will…

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