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PM says Gov't has increased loans to small businesses

Observer - 5 hours 32 min ago
KINGSTON, Jamaica — In addition to creating an enabling business environment, Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller says Government is determined to continue increasing access to financing for the micro and small business sector.

Ebdon rolled back years - Bingham

BBC Sport - 5 hours 38 min ago
World champion Stuart Bingham says Peter Ebdon "rolled back the years" after he lost in the UK Championship third round.

Nineteen Timehri North residents to be relocated for runway extension

Stabroek - 5 hours 39 min ago
Minister of Public Infrastructure, David Patterson, yesterday met with residents of Timehri North for discussions on the community and the planned Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA), Timehri...

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Windies looking to exploit Aussies weaknesses, Holder says

Observer Sport - 5 hours 46 min ago
BRISBANE, Australia (CMC) – West Indies will be aiming to exploit some of the chinks in Australia’s armour which were exposed during the just concluded series against New Zealand.

Pirelli calendar goes with more jokes and less steam this year

Guardian Sport - 5 hours 48 min ago

Annie Leibovitz opts for natural and effortless style in portraits of Serena Williams, Yoko Ono, Amy Schumer and others

The annual calendar produced by Pirelli tyres – which traditionally centres on the artfully lit nude bodies of female supermodels – has been unveiled, presenting a dramatic shift in subject matter and aesthetic.

Gone are the gym-toned limbs and heaving bosoms; in their place for the 2016 calendar, shot by Annie Leibovitz, are simple portraits of women of various sizes, ages and ethnicities chosen for their “professional, social, cultural, sporting and artistic accomplishment”.

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Phil Neville to assist interim Valencia coach Voro after departure of Nuno

Guardian Sport - 5 hours 50 min ago
• Former England international took training on Monday
• Voro will begin third spell as caretaker of club

Voro has been named interim Valencia coach, with Phil Neville as his assistant, following the resignation of Nuno on Sunday evening.

Nuno announced his departure following Los Che’s 1-0 loss to Sevilla, but said he had already informed chairman Peter Lim of his decision prior to kick-off.

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Swans 'turned corner' at Liverpool

BBC Sport - 5 hours 51 min ago
Swansea City defender Neil Taylor feels they "turned a corner" with their performance in Sunday's 1-0 loss at Liverpool.

Ebdon shocks world champion Bingham

BBC Sport - 5 hours 51 min ago
World champion Stuart Bingham is knocked out at the third-round stage of the UK Championship at the hands of Peter Ebdon.

The Gulliver Theory behind Arsenal’s mountain of injuries | Barney Ronay

Guardian Sport - 5 hours 55 min ago
It’s that time of year when Arsène Wenger’s men succumb to their seasonal injury crisis but why is it always Arsenal?

Ten down: one to go. After a bruising Premier League draw at Norwich Arsenal’s attempt to rack up an entire first XI of convalescents is now tantalisingly close to succeeding. Although typically the balance in Arsène Wenger’s 10-man injury list is weighted towards midfielders and attackers. The new additions are Laurent Koscielny, Santi Cazorla, and most frustratingly of all given the apparent desire to run him until he explodes, Alexis Sánchez. They join Danny Welbeck (knee), Jack Wilshere (ankle), Tomas Rosicky (knee), Kieran Gibbs (ankle), Theo Walcott (calf), Francis Coquelin (knee) and Mikel Arteta (calf).

Related: Arsenal’s Alexis Sánchez and Santi Cazorla could miss Olympiakos game

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Chris Cairns trial: verdict leaves more questions than answers about match-fixing | Ali Martin

Guardian Sport - 5 hours 55 min ago

Details to emerge from trial of former New Zealand all-rounder, who was acquitted of perjury, paint a worrying picture for the game at large

In a case like this there are no winners,” said Chris Cairns on the steps of Southwark crown court moments after being acquitted of perjury and perverting the course of justice following a gruelling trial that spilled into its ninth week but gave an all-too-brief glimpse into the murky world of match-fixing in cricket.

In a sense the former New Zealand all-rounder is right. While Cairns and his co-defendant, Andrew Fitch-Holland, were visibly relieved on hearing the not guilty verdicts, the result leaves little sense of celebration overall, instead throwing up questions as to how corruption is dealt with by the sport.

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Brady has never been 'so pissed off' after loss but Gronkowski fears ease

Guardian Sport - 6 hours 36 sec ago
  • Patriots lose unbeaten record after overtime defeat
  • Reports indicate Rob Gronkowski could return for next game

The New England Patriots’ shot at a perfect season has gone and Tom Brady isn’t pleased.

The Super Bowl champions lost to a Denver Broncos side led by Peyton Manning’s back-up, Brock Osweiler, in overtime on Sunday night, and Brady said the result had affected him deeply.

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VIDEO: The Furys meet the media - best bits

BBC Sport - 6 hours 8 min ago
The best bits from world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury's bizarre news conference in Bolton, including an incredible rant from his father.

Tyson Fury ‘feared being drugged’ after beating Wladimir Klitschko for world title

Guardian Sport - 6 hours 10 min ago
• New WBA, IBF and WBO champion refused to drink water after fight
• ‘I had it from good sources not to touch anything in the changing room’

Tyson Fury has claimed that he refused to drink anything in his dressing room after ripping the world heavyweight title from Wladimir Klitschko because he had “good information” that the Ukrainian’s camp would try to drug him.

Speaking at the Macron Stadium in Bolton after returning home on the overnight ferry to Hull, Fury revealed he was dehydrated after defeating Klitschko over 12 rounds but feared the consequences of drinking any fluids. “After the fight, I had it from good sources not to touch anything in the changing room because they might try to drug me,” he added. “People were trying to pass me all sorts of things but unless it came from my own baggage, I wasn’t having it, there was no chance of me getting drugged.

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Seventeen killed in Guatemala prison fight — official

Observer - 6 hours 13 min ago
ESCUINTLA, Guatemala (AFP) — Seventeen people have been killed in fighting inside a maximum security prison in Guatemala, officials said Monday as hundreds of police moved to take control of the facility.

PCL Update: Hurricanes arrive for Scorpions clash

Observer Sport - 6 hours 20 min ago
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Leeward Islands Hurricanes arrived in the island on Monday ahead of their fourth-round match against Jamaica Scorpions in the WICB Professional Cricket League (PCL).

Un De Sceaux heads Tingle Creek betting after Sprinter Sacre defects

Guardian Sport - 6 hours 20 min ago
• Henderson sends his chaser to Kempton for Desert Orchid Chase
• Horse lost unbeaten record after heart scare there two years ago

Un De Sceaux, who heads the market for the Queen Mother Champion Chase at Cheltenham in March, is odds-on to make a winning seasonal debut in the Betfair Tingle Creek Chase at Sandown on Saturday after Nicky Henderson decided that Sprinter Sacre, the 2013 Champion Chase winner, would skip the Grade One event to run in a Grade Two contest at Kempton Park on 27 December.

Un De Sceaux is top-priced at 4-6 with Coral to beat a field which could also include Vibrato Valtat, the winner of the Henry VIII Novice Chase over course and distance on the same card last year. Paul Nicholls’s grey is a 7-2 chance for Saturday’s race, while Simonsig, who has made just one start over hurdles since taking the Arkle Trophy at Cheltenham in March 2013, is 7-1 and Sir De Grugy, the 2014 Champion Chase winner, is 10-1.

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Russian athlete Kukarin dies aged 22

BBC Sport - 6 hours 20 min ago
Modern pentathlon world silver medallist Alexander Kukarin dies aged 22 after a suspected a heart attack.

VIDEO: World champion Bingham knocked out

BBC Sport - 6 hours 27 min ago
World snooker champion Stuart Bingham is knocked out of the UK Snooker Championships in York, losing 6-3 to Peter Ebdon in the third round.

Bartica Gold Board office recommissioned

Stabroek - 6 hours 27 min ago

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