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VIDEO: Precious three-minute hug on US border

BBC - Sun, 05/01/2016 - 05:36
Six families get chance to hug as the US-Mexico border in California opens for 20 minutes.

F1 cockpit protection decision in July

BBC Sport - Sun, 05/01/2016 - 05:28
Formula 1 bosses set a deadline of 1 July for a decision on the introduction of cockpit head protection in 2017.

F1 aims to introduce cockpit protection for 2017 despite Ecclestone objections

Guardian Sport - Sun, 05/01/2016 - 04:46
• Decision on halo device or aeroscreen to be made by 1 July
• Berne Ecclestone: ‘I don’t like it’

Formula One’s race director Charlie Whiting has confirmed that the use of a cockpit protection device in the sport is still set to go ahead for the 2017 season, despite objections from some drivers over the weekend in Russia.

However the F1 chief executive, Bernie Ecclestone, stated on Sunday morning that he was not in favour of employing the cockpit safety system.

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Dilly-ding, dilly-dong: How Leicester City’s five-year fairytale unfolded

Guardian Sport - Sun, 05/01/2016 - 04:30
Retracing the journey that turned Sven-Goran Eriksson’s Championship strugglers into Claudio Ranieri’s Premier League title contenders – the stars, the storms and #Ostrichgate

The mood is mixed. Leicester finish 10th in the Championship with a chaotic but upbeat 4-2 home win over Ipswich. Sven-Goran Eriksson – hired expensively in October by the club’s Thai-based 80% owners to clean up after Paulo Sousa’s nine-game reign – reflects on his lot. “At one stage this season I could have bet we would finish in the play-offs. But we conceded too many goals all season, and today was typical. We must alter our approach.”

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Adelaide United crowned A-League champions after grand final win over Western Sydney

Guardian Sport - Sun, 05/01/2016 - 04:20

There would be no dramatic comeback from the Western Sydney Wanderers this time. It was a grand final that had it all – a sell-out crowd, a play off between the top two sides vying for their first A-League title and some late suspense. In the end, however, two first-half goals and a late strike from super-sub Pablo Sanchez was enough for Adelaide United.

The Reds won the game in the first half, going ahead on 22 minutes through Bruce Kamau and then again on 34 minutes after an inch-perfect free-kick by Isaias. It wasn’t a classic performance from the Reds but it was efficient – Marcelo Carrusca provided the creativity, Kamau the spark and Craig Goodwin a solid defensive performance at left-back.

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A day in Dundee as United face abyss

BBC Sport - Sun, 05/01/2016 - 04:14
Tom English meets Dundee United fans pondering the future as the club stares relegation in the face.

Hillsborough tribute at Swansea match

BBC Sport - Sun, 05/01/2016 - 03:15
Football fans are to pay tribute to the "justice for the 96" campaign ahead of Swansea City's game against Liverpool on Sunday.

Western Sydney facing points deduction after flare lit at A-League grand final

Guardian Sport - Sun, 05/01/2016 - 03:11
  • Flare ripped before kick-off at grand final in Adelaide
  • Wanderers on notice from FFA for previous incidents

Western Sydney Wanderers face sanctions from Football Federation Australia after a flare was lit in one of the A-League club’s supporter bays at the grand final in Adelaide.

Related: A-League grand final: Adelaide United v Western Sydney Wanderers – live!

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Jamie Conlan stops champion Nelson

BBC Sport - Sun, 05/01/2016 - 02:54
Belfast's Jamie Conlan stops champion Anthony Nelson in the eighth round to win the Commonwealth super-flyweight title.

Lance Franklin leads Sydney Swans to narrow AFL win over Brisbane

Guardian Sport - Sun, 05/01/2016 - 02:45
  • Sydney Swans beat Brisbane Lions 15.7 (97) to 14.10 (94)
  • Franklin kicks five goals as Swans move into third on ladder

Lance Franklin booted five goals as Sydney held off a gallant Brisbane Lions to win a pulsating AFL clash by three points on Sunday. What started as a scrapfest at a rain-drenched Gabba ended up resembling a shootout, with the lowly Lions providing a scare but the Swans ultimately holding their nerve to secure the 15.7 (97) to 14.10 (94) result.

Franklin’s brilliance was the difference, with three of his goals coming in the opening term as Sydney established a 22-point quarter-time lead, and the two others at crucial junctures in the contest.

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Casino guard arrested

Stabroek - Sun, 05/01/2016 - 02:20
A security guard attached to the Ramada Princess Hotel’s Casino is the second suspect to be arrested by the police in relation to Friday morning’s robbery and he has since admitted to being one of...

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Good Hope

Stabroek - Sun, 05/01/2016 - 02:18
Good Hope is a tiny village on the East Bank Essequibo pressed between Greenwich Park and Ruby. It has approximately 200 residents.

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Aside from bed bugs Camp St prison conditions livable

Stabroek - Sun, 05/01/2016 - 02:16
Bugs were found in the mattresses that prisoners at the Camp Street jail slept on, according to a former member of that prison’s visiting committee who said that aside from this, the penitentiary...

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Gunmen rob Rose Hall family, shoot worker

Stabroek - Sun, 05/01/2016 - 02:15
Three men armed with guns and knives pounced on a Rose Hall family early yesterday morning robbery yesterday and shot a worker, who unmasked one of them during a scuffle.

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Baishanlin transactions should be reviewed before takeover by new firm – Ram

Stabroek - Sun, 05/01/2016 - 02:14
All transactions engaged in by Baishanlin should be reviewed before any takeover by a new firm and the investment agreement should not automatically be allocated to the successor company, attorney...

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Andrews family launches new indigenous cuisine eatery

Stabroek - Sun, 05/01/2016 - 02:13
The Tocuma Indigenous Restaurant, a family owned and operated Amerindian cuisine eatery, was yesterday launched at the Amerindian Village of the Sophia Exhibition Centre.

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Guyana’s LCDS & Green Economy: The Paris Agreement and pledged cuts to carbon emissions

Stabroek - Sun, 05/01/2016 - 02:12
Earth Day 2016 Signing ceremony As indicated last week, Guyana, together with 174 other nations, have all reportedly signed on to the Paris Agreement, finally negotiated last December (2015).

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Previous administration’s negligence led to March prison unrest – Granger

Stabroek - Sun, 05/01/2016 - 02:12
President David Granger says the “March disturbances” at the Camp Street Prison which led to the deaths of 17 prisoners was a result of the previous administration’s negligence.

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President Granger posits new model for more Olympic success

Stabroek - Sun, 05/01/2016 - 02:11
President David Granger Friday night emphasized the important role that sport plays in any society and noted that creating a new model “could increase participation of citizens in sport and ensure...

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Renewing the US relationship

Stabroek - Sun, 05/01/2016 - 02:11
A few days ago the US House Foreign Affairs Committee unanimously agreed a draft bi-partisan bill that seeks to have the administration give greater priority to the US-Caribbean relationship.

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