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Report: Cavs C Thompson out 2-4 weeks

FILE PHOTO: Nov 28, 2018; Oklahoma City, OK, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers center Tristan Thompson (13) fights for position while defended by Oklahoma City Thunder forward Jerami Grant (9) during the third quarter at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Mandatory Credit: Rob Ferguson-USA TODAY Sports Cleveland Cavaliers center Tristan Thompson is expected to miss up to a month with a sprained foot, ESPN reported Tuesday. Thompson scored his 5,000th career point on Monday against Milwaukee and has been one of the team’s most consistent players this season. Thompson is averaging 12 points and…

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Maro Itoje: England lock to miss ‘four to eight weeks’ with knee injury

Itoje made his England debut in 2016 England lock Maro Itoje is set to miss “four to eight weeks” with his knee injury – but is expected to be fit for the start of the Six Nations. The 24-year-old Saracens player chipped a bone in his knee on England duty and the problem is said to have worsened. Saracens boss Mark McCall said there were no complaints about the way Itoje was handled by England and confirmed he would not require surgery. England’s first match in the Six Nations is…

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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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Van Morrison: Astral Weeks anniversary new intrigue

Image caption Cyprus Avenue is one of the many corners of Belfast made famous by Van Morrison Vanatics can be found across the globe. They are the most dedicated fans of Belfast’s poetic, enigmatic, musical genius. The 50th anniversary of the release of his most critically acclaimed album – Astral Weeks – has triggered a new wave of interest in how the city of Sir Van Morrison influenced his songwriting. Lynn Corken leads a walking tour around the streets of east Belfast where Sir Van grew up – she says…

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Peter Gouldstone, 98, dies weeks after north London home robbery

Image copyright Met Police Image caption Peter Gouldstone was left fighting for his life in hospital A 98-year-old man who was attacked and robbed in his home has died in hospital. Peter Gouldstone was found with bruising and a head injury at a house in Evesham Road, in the Bounds Green area of north London, on 6 November. Mr Gouldstone was left suffering severe injuries including two bleeds to the brain and extensive bruising on his body in the attack, described by police as “brutal and senseless”. He died in…

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NBA notebook: Wizards’ Howard out 8-12 weeks following back surgery

Dwight Howard underwent a lumbar microdiscectomy on Friday to alleviate a muscle injury near the buttocks and will likely miss two to three months, the Washington Wizards announced. FILE PHOTO: Nov 14, 2018; Washington, DC, USA; Washington Wizards center Dwight Howard (21) celebrates with Wizards guard John Wall (2) against the Cleveland Cavaliers in the second quarter at Capital One Arena. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports At the recommendation of a nerve specialist, Howard opted for surgery on the L4-L5 discs in his spine. According to The Athletic, he…

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Flybe ‘up for sale’ weeks after profit warning

Image copyright SOPA Images Flybe is reported to have put itself up for sale less than a month after issuing a dramatic profit warning. The regional airline is expected to say on Wednesday that its board is exploring a sale or a merger with a rival, according to Sky News. Last month, the airline warned full-year losses would reach £22m due to a combination of falling consumer demand, a weaker pound and higher fuel costs. The airline’s shares have fallen by almost 75% since September. The Exeter-based airline is now…

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Tesla auto-park upgrade to be ready in six weeks: Musk

FILE PHOTO: A Tesla Model S electric car is seen at its dealership in Seoul, South Korea July 6, 2017. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji (Reuters) – An upgrade to Tesla Inc’s ‘Summon’ auto-parking feature will be ready within six weeks and will allow its vehicles to drive around a parking lot, find an empty spot and read parking signs, Chief Executive Elon Musk said on Thursday. The upgrade will be compatible in all Tesla cars made in the past two years, Musk said in a series of tweets bit.ly/2Puaeur on Thursday. “Car…

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NHL notebook: Leafs’ Matthews out at least four weeks

Toronto Maple Leafs forward Auston Matthews will be out at least four weeks with a left shoulder injury, the team announced. Oct 20, 2018; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Maple Leafs center Auston Matthews (34) skates during the warm up against the St. Louis Blues at Scotiabank Arena. Mandatory Credit: Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY Sports Matthews, 21, will be placed on injured reserve. He was hurt Saturday in the second period of the Leafs’ win over Winnipeg when he took a hit from Jets defenseman Jacob Trouba. In 11 games this season,…

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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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