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F1’s Williams target Wednesday new car track debut

BARCELONA (Reuters) – Williams could finally get their troubled new Formula One car on track on Wednesday, five days later than planned and well behind rivals already pounding out laps in testing. FILE PHOTO: Williams’ driver Robert Kubica poses during a news conference with Poland’s biggest oil refiner PKN Orlen on their cooperation in the Formula One in Warsaw, Poland, January 29, 2019. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel The former champions, who finished last overall in 2018 and have shed a number of sponsors, had planned to debut the car last Saturday for…

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Equine flu: BHA to decide on Monday if racing can return on Wednesday

Equine flu: Inside the Newmarket laboratory that detected the outbreak The British Horseracing Authority will make a decision on Monday evening whether racing can resume on Wednesday following an outbreak of equine flu. All racing has been off since Thursday while the BHA tests horses nationwide. Four new positive tests were returned in vaccinated thoroughbreds at the Newmarket yard of flat trainer Simon Crisford on Sunday. The BHA said the decision will be released after 22:30 GMT on Monday to weigh up the most recent evidence. It will take into…

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Steve Bruce: Sheffield Wednesday appoint new manager

Steve Bruce has won promotion to the Premier League four times as a manager Steve Bruce has been named as the new manager of Championship club Sheffield Wednesday. Bruce will take charge from 1 February, with assistants Steve Agnew and Stephen Clemence taking control until then. Dutchman Jos Luhukay was dismissed by Wednesday on 21 December after less than a year in charge. Bruce, 58, previously managed Wednesday’s local rivals Sheffield United, as well as fellow Yorkshire clubs Huddersfield Town and Hull City. He guided Aston Villa to May’s Championship…

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NBA notebook: Butler to make Sixers debut Wednesday

With his trade to Philadelphia officially finalized on Monday, four-time All-Star Jimmy Butler is expected to make his 76ers debut Wednesday night at Orlando. Oct 24, 2018; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Minnesota Timberwolves forward Jimmy Butler (25) drives to the basket past Toronto Raptors guard Danny Green (14) in the first quarter at Scotiabank Arena. Mandatory Credit: Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports The Minnesota Timberwolves sent Butler and center Justin Patton to Philadelphia for forwards Robert Covington and Dario Saric, guard Jared Bayless and a 2022 second-round draft pick. The NBA approved…

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Wolves’ Butler sitting out Wednesday, still seeking trade: reports

Following practice Wednesday, Minnesota Timberwolves coach Tom Thibodeau told the media that star swingman Jimmy Butler will miss that night’s game against the Utah Jazz because of “general soreness and precautionary rest.” Oct 22, 2018; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Timberwolves guard Jimmy Butler (23) reacts to a foul called in the second half against the Indiana Pacers at Target Center. Mandatory Credit: Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports But according to multiple reports, Butler’s absence is actually the player’s latest attempt to get traded out of Minneapolis. The Athletic reported that Butler…

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England World Cup squad: Gareth Southgate to pick 23 on Wednesday

World Cup 2018: Who will Gareth Southgate choose to go to Russia? England manager Gareth Southgate will name his 23-man squad for this summer’s World Cup in Russia on Wednesday. Goalkeeper Joe Hart and midfielder Jack Wilshere will not be included, as reported by BBC Sport on Tuesday. England start their Group G campaign against Tunisia on 18 June, before games against Panama on 24 June and Belgium on 28 June. England will play Nigeria on 2 June and Costa Rica on 7 June in home friendlies before leaving for…

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Senate votes Wednesday on effort to reinstate ‘net neutrality’ rules

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Senate will vote on Wednesday on whether to reverse a decision by the Trump administration to roll back Obama-era “net neutrality” rules, Democratic senators said on Monday. FILE PHOTO: A supporter of Net Neutrality, Lance Brown Eyes, protests the FCC’s recent decision to repeal the program in Los Angeles, California, November 28, 2017. REUTERS/ Kyle Grillot Advocates of keeping the 2015 open-internet rules have the backing of 50 U.S. senators, including Republican Susan Collins. And with the absence of Senator John McCain because of illness,…

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