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Amir fit for Champions Trophy final

So all the very best to Indian Cricket Team . You can't ignore it. I prepare in the best way I can. It has allowed Kohli, the luxury of playing an extra batsman - not that he really needed it. He even tried to connect his comment to Sarfraz's refusal to dedicate the victory over Sri Lanka to Javed Miandad on the ground that the former Pakistan captain was too critical of the team . Read More »

Justin Thomas shoots first 9-under round in US Open history

Open . Day, who had made the cut at every major since the 2012 PGA Championship, followed up his opening round 79 with a 75, leaving the Australian anchored near the bottom of the leaderboard at 10-over. He might need one at this rate. But the 27-year-old expects no repeat of Thomas' round with stronger winds forecast for Sunday. -Thomas on the meaning of his record-setting 63. Read More »

Ronaldo set to leave Real Madrid


Ronaldo's management company Gestifute insisted on Thursday the company, Tollin, established during his time with Manchester United - from whom he moved to Real Madrid in 2009 - has acted in accordance with British and Spanish tax laws. Read More »

Canada defeats Pakistan by 6-0 in World Hockey League


Continuing with their impressive run, India blanked Canada 3-0 to register their second consecutive win at the Hockey World League Semi-Final here today. "He has asked us to bring in more aggression into our game and aim at finishing on top of the table in the league stage", Manpreet added. "Though the team is ranked below us, we don't want to take them lightly". Read More »

Juneteenth celebrated in Sioux City Saturday


Juneteenth has become either a state or ceremonial holiday in 45 of the 50 US states, and hundreds are taught its importance annually at a celebration. "Hopefully it doesn't come back again but if so they can be aware and know what happened and explain to their kids someday", says Betty Taylor. If we talk we will work through things. Read More »

Facebook says using AI to fight terrorism on its platform


The blog, called "Hard Questions", will address philosophical debates about the role of social media in society, from what should happen to a person's digital history after they die to whether social media is good for democracy. "Through this work, we've been able to dramatically reduce the time period that terrorist recidivist accounts are on Facebook", the company said. "But we know we can do better at using technology". Read More »

Scalise upgraded from 'critical' to 'serious' condition

The bullet reportedly pierced his hip during baseball practice may have done a lot of damage and the hospital said he's had to have a number of transfusions. "We're all praying for Steve". Despite the party atmosphere at the ball park, Larson said Wednesday's shooting cast "a pall" over the game. "We're united not as Republicans and Democrats , but as United States Representatives", Barton said during a briefing on Wednesday . Read More »

Grocery stocks fall with Amazon deal

Amazon .com Inc. will pay $42 per share of Whole Foods Market Inc . Whole Foods has seen its sales slump and recently announced a board shake-up and cost-cutting plan amid pressure from activist investor Jana Partners. It has expanded from a book seller into a merchant of almost all consumer products, as well as producing videos. Goldman Sachs Group Inc GS.N and Bank of America Corp BAC.N advised Amazon on the Whole Foods deal and provided bridge financing, while Evercore Partners Inc ... Read More »

Nintendo Says No Political Statements in Their Games

During Nintendo Treehouse at E3, the presenters show off the game's co-op mode on stage, and it looks like a bit of fun. Playing as Mario remains roughly the same as it has always been, as he's able to run and jump as usual. It basically does acts that Mario wouldn't be able to accomplish on his own. Game director Yoshiaki Koizumi said that was the biggest challenge they faced when developing the game - as Nintendo hasn't toyed with a sandbox-style Mario in 15 years. Read More »

London fire: Death toll rises to 58

May, whose political position was already weakened by a poor showing in parliamentary elections last week, announced the government would immediately provide 5 million pounds ($6.39 million, 5.7 million euros) to help victims of the fire. Emergency services are searching the building for a third day . "She is as distraught as anyone, as all of us are, we all feel the sadness, we all recognise the anger and can see why people are that angry and the prime minister feels that as much as ... Read More »

US Democrats Warn Trump Against Firing Special Counsel Mueller

In a series of statements on Twitter Thursday, Trump repeated his assertion that Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 campaign is a " WITCH HUNT " based on the "phony" premise of possible collusion between Russia and a cadre of Trump campaign associates. Read More »

TAKING AIM | Warriors and KD win just doesn't feel right

Wojnarowski, arguably the most connected National Basketball Association reporter in the business, said James got the monkey off his back when he brought a championship to Cleveland in 2016, freeing himself to focus more on other facets of his life. Read More »

Amazon's purchase of Whole Foods 'bought a distribution network,' expert says

Amazon is buying Whole Foods in a deal valued at about $13.7 billion. Amazon launched Amazon Fresh in 2007, a service that for a fee delivers groceries to customers' homes but that has failed to make a wide impact. In May, under pressure from Jana Partners, Whole Foods replaced five board members and its chief financial officer. Amazon has agreed to pay $42 per share in cash for Whole Foods , a 27% premium on the Austin , Texas-based grocer's closing share price on Thursday. Read More »

Al Jazeera says its Arabic channel Twitter account suspended


The account was again active with nearly all its followers and tweets active. A spokesman for the channel said the cut may have been due to a technical problem and that all Twitter accounts affected were back online. Other accounts of the channel's shows on Twitter , including that of "Bila Hodoud" show, presented by Ahmed Mansour and Al-Muqabala, presented by Ali al-Zufeiry, were also suspended. Read More »

Can Amazon persuade enough people to buy fresh food online?


Wal-Mart Stores. The giant retailer sank $3.67, or 4.7 percent, to $75.24. On Friday it soared $8.87, or 27 percent, to $41.92, pennies below the $42 a share Amazon agreed to pay. At least one customer was concerned that an Amazon purchase would further distance Whole Foods from its roots as a purveyor of premium, organic and specialty foods. Read More »

Microsoft explains Xbox One X's £449 price tag

Microsoft's latest release has taken things one step forward. I think if you start taking away some of those items, people will say, 'Well, what were your goals?' And that's an area that we don't want that confusion to exist. This $100 more than the PS4 Pro, while the recommended retail price for the Nintendo Switch is $399 CAD. Microsoft's Spencer said in an interview that the company has signed some things, but he didn't reveal anything specific, and even Spencer also admitted that the ... Read More »

Playful's Paul Bettner says Xbox One X is like a high-end PC


Finally, it has already been confirmed that the Xbox One X will launch in Canada on November 7th for $599 CAD. However, it is still $100 more than the PlayStation 4 Pro and $200 more than the Nintendo Switch , which places the pressure on Microsoft to prove to customers who wants to buy a new console that its price tag is worth it. Read More »

E3 2017: Sony, Microsoft, And Nintendo Booth Galleries

Sony has also left Nintendo in the dust. Nintendo , of course, resented new titles for their Switch console. Almost 30 million of them are paying for PlayStation Plus, Sony's online service. That's something smartphone owners and people who use services like Steam have come to expect. Thanks to its considerable power and graphical capabilities, Microsoft is comfortable in pricing its new console as it did. Read More »

UK royals hold London fire minute of silence


The toll is expected to rise. May made the announcement while speaking to survivors of the fire that on Wednesday ripped through the 24-story Grenfell Tower in Kensington while most residents were sleeping, leaving dozens dead, of which 30 have been found and identified, and hundreds homeless. Read More »

Police Identify Third London Bridge Terrorist Attack Suspect


Zaghba "was not a police or MI5 subject of interest", according to the Metropolitan Police. Butt and Redouane both lived in Barking in suburban east London. He had notably featured in a Channel 4 TV documentary entitled " The Jihadis Next Door " and, according to the British media, numerous people alarmed by his views had gone to the authorities. Read More »