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Williams railways review to look at ‘all options’

Image copyright EPA Keith Williams, who is heading a year-long review of UK railways, has refused to rule out nationalisation as a possible recommendation to government. Mr Williams is a deputy chairman of John Lewis Partnership and former chief executive of British Airways. “I am independent, for me all options are on the table. I think we should look at everything,” he told the BBC. “Our job is to come up with a recommendation for government, of whatever persuasion, to take forward.” His review was established to suggest the most…

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Ex-NFL star Williams behind new Freedom Football League

Another football league is in the works and former NFL players such as Ricky Williams and Terrell Owens are behind it. FILE PHOTO: Cast member Ricky Williams poses after a panel for “The New Celebrity Apprentice” in Universal City, California, December 9, 2016. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok The Freedom Football League doesn’t have a launch season but Williams said it would begin with 10 teams and would play games in spring and summer. “The purpose of this league … is about community and the development of players,” Williams told ESPN’s Outside The…

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Motor racing: Williams sign Canadian Latifi as F1 reserve

LONDON (Reuters) – Canadian Nicholas Latifi will be a reserve driver for Williams next season, the Formula One team announced on Monday. The 23-year-old was previously test and reserve driver for Force India, who now have Canadian owners and have been renamed Racing Point F1. Williams, former champions who finished last in the championship that ended in November, have Britain’s 2018 Formula Two champion George Russell and Poland’s Robert Kubica as their race drivers for 2019. British-based Williams said Latifi, whose father Michael this year bought a stake of around…

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Yu Delu and Cao Yupeng match-fixing: Cheats should be banned for life – Williams

China’s Cao Yupeng has been banned from snooker, alongside compatriot Yu Delu Snooker players caught match-fixing or involved in gambling in the sport should be “banned for life”, says world champion Mark Williams. China’s Yu Delu has been banned for more than 10 years and compatriot Cao Yupeng for six years. Three and a half years of his sentence are suspended. “If a life ban is here for everyone to see and they get caught, they know what is coming,” said Welshman Williams. Six-time world champion Steve Davis said the…

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UK Championship 2018: Victorious Mark Williams ‘not bothered’ about snooker

Williams says rival Mark Selby “can keep” the world number one ranking and that he does not want it World champion Mark Williams says he is “not bothered” about snooker after thrashing fellow Welshman Daniel Wells 6-0 to reach the third round of the UK Championship in York. Williams, twice a winner of the event, made two centuries and two 60 breaks. “If someone says to me do I have a chance to win this, I would say probably not,” Williams told BBC TV. “I’d love to win more tournaments.…

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Force India: Lance Stroll confirms switch from Williams

Lance Stroll (right) with Esteban Ocon, who he will be replacing as driver in the Force India team for the 2019 Formula 1 season Canadian driver Lance Stroll is to race for Force India in 2019. His move from Williams, for whom he made his debut in 2017, has been Formula 1’s worst-kept secret since his father bought Force India in August. Canadian billionaire Lawrence Stroll rescued the team from administration as head of a consortium and is expected to change their name. His 20-year-old son will partner Mexican Sergio…

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Wales v South Africa: Liam Williams and Gareth Anscombe to face Springboks

Autumn international: Wales v South Africa Venue: Principality Stadium, Cardiff Date: Saturday, 24 November Kick-off: 17:20 GMT Coverage: Live on BBC Two, S4C, BBC Radio Wales, Radio Cymru, BBC 5 Live Sports Extra, the BBC Sport website and app. Liam Williams will start at full-back and Gareth Anscombe at fly-half in a Wales team showing 14 changes against South Africa in Cardiff on Saturday. Williams is the only survivor from the starting XV that beat Tonga 74-24, but moves from wing to full-back in place of the injured Leigh Halfpenny.…

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Robert Kubica: Polish driver to make F1 comeback with Williams in 2019

Kubica was in the frame for the Williams drive this season but lost out to Sergey Sirotkin Robert Kubica is to race for Williams in 2019, completing a remarkable comeback eight years after a rally accident that nearly killed him. The 33-year-old Pole suffered a partially severed right arm among many other injuries in the crash and still has partial movement in that limb. A story of remarkable resilience and determination, it could go down as one of the greatest comebacks in sport. Kubica will partner British rookie George Russell…

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Venus Williams agrees settlement in fatal Florida car crash

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionBodycam video: Venus Williams after crash Venus Williams has settled a wrongful death lawsuit with the family of a man who died as a result of a car crash in Florida involving the US tennis star. Ms Williams and the family of Jerome Barson reached a settlement last week, court documents show. Further details were not included. Mr Barson, 78, suffered “massive” fatal injuries from the collision in Palm Beach Gardens city on 9 June 2017. Police had previously cleared Ms Williams…

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Wales v Australia: Josh Adams picked ahead of Liam Williams

Josh Adams started for Wales against Scotland and England in this year’s Six Nations Autumn International: Wales v Australia Venue: Principality Stadium, Cardiff Date: Saturday, 10 November Kick-off: 17:20 GMT Coverage: Live on BBC Two, S4C, BBC Radio Wales, Radio Cymru, the BBC Sport website and app. Wales have picked Worcester wing Josh Adams ahead of British and Irish Lions star Liam Williams for Saturday’s Test against Australia. Adams replaces Luke Morgan as one of three changes from the team that beat Scotland, while Williams is joined on the bench…

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