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  • Why the Blue Jays should trade Josh Donaldson and head in a new direction

    September 25, 2017 6:04 PM 6

    Jays have said goodbye to Encarnacion and will to Bautista. Should they move on from Donaldson, too? On Sunday, long-time Toronto Blue Jays slugger Jose Bautista got a standing ovation from the hometown fans as a show of appreciation for all the joy he's brought them over the year. Long-time slugger Edwin Encarnacion departed via free agency after last season

  • Trump: Has staffing at the UN doubled since 2000?

    September 19, 2017 2:46 PM 3

    The claim: President Trump said in a speech at the United Nations on 18 September that since 2000, the UN's staff has more than doubled. Reality Check verdict: That's correct. Overall UN staff numbers, not including peacekeepers, have indeed more than doubled since 2000. But the size of the secretariat - the UN's bureaucracy - has been decreasing since

  • Valentino Rossi: Italian back in action 18 days after double leg fracture

    September 18, 2017 10:08 PM 9

    Nine-time MotoGP champion Valentino Rossi has returned to action 18 days after suffering a double leg fracture in a training accident. The Italian, 38, will decide on Wednesday whether to compete at the Aragon Grand Prix in Spain. Rossi is fourth in the standings, 42 points behind leader Marc Marquez with five rounds to go. His Movistar Yamaha team said on Monday

  • Ousmane Dembele: Barcelona forward faces four month injury lay-off

    September 17, 2017 12:23 PM 6

    Barcelona forward Ousmane Dembele will be out for up to four months with a hamstring injury. "He is expected to be out for between three and a half months and four months," said the statement. Dembele was making his first league start for Barcelona and his third overall. He came on as a substitute in a 5-0 league win over Espanyol, started the 3-0 Champions

  • Trump says no deal made with Democrats on DACA immigrant children

    September 14, 2017 10:22 AM 5

    WASHINGTON, Sept 14 (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday said any move on illegal immigrants brought to the United States as children would have to be tied to border security, adding he did not make a deal with Democratic congressional leaders on Wednesday night. "No deal was made last night on DACA. Massive border security would have to be agreed

  • US Open 2017: Rafael Nadal fights back to beat Leonardo Mayer in third round

    September 3, 2017 12:59 AM 3

    Top seed Rafael Nadal overcame stubborn resistance from Argentina's Leonardo Mayer to reach the fourth round at the US Open in New York. The Spaniard, 31, lost the first set but fought back to win 6-7 (3-7) 6-3 6-1 6-4 after three hours and 16 minutes. Nadal saw 13 break points go begging before finally breaking the world number 59 after nearly two hours

  • US Open 2017: Petra Kvitova and Garbine Muguruza to meet in fourth round

    September 1, 2017 10:14 PM 6

    Petra Kvitova reached the second week of a Grand Slam for the first time since her career-threatening hand injury as she set up a fourth-round match against Garbine Muguruza at the US Open. Spanish third seed Muguruza overcame Slovakian Magdalena Rybarikova 6-1 6-1. American ninth seed Venus Williams also progressed with a 6-3 6-4 victory over Greek

  • Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain: Liverpool agree £40m deal for Arsenal midfielder

    August 30, 2017 12:53 PM 6

    Liverpool have agreed a £40m deal to sign Arsenal and England midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. Oxlade-Chamberlain has started each of Arsenal's four games so far this season despite telling manager Arsene Wenger he would not sign a new contract. He has made 198 appearances for Arsenal since joining them from Southampton in August 2011. The fee would

  • King of Spain joins Barcelona march of defiance against terrorism

    August 26, 2017 6:15 PM 5

    Hundreds of thousands of people in Barcelona have marched against militant Islamists who left 15 people dead in and around the city last week. King Felipe VI joined the demonstrators, alongside Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy. The king is the first Spanish sovereign to join a march since the monarchy was re-established in the 1970s. Emergency workers and shop staff

  • More Than 500,000 Infected With Cholera in Yemen

    August 14, 2017 9:23 PM 3

    Cholera is endemic in Yemen, which is on the tip of the Arabian Peninsula and across the Gulf of Aden from Somalia. But the disease, caused by a bacterium in contaminated water, has spread rapidly since April. Civil war and bombing by neighboring Saudi Arabia have crippled much of the country’s water-distribution system, destroyed hospitals and forced