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Mason Greenwood: Man Utd teenager’s natural abilities ‘frightening’, says Rashford

Seventeen-year-old Manchester United striker Mason Greenwood has “frightening natural abilities”, says team-mate Marcus Rashford. Greenwood scored in a 4-0 pre-season win over Leeds and boss Ole Gunnar Solsjkaer says he could start in the Premier League opener against Chelsea next month. “He is quite laid-back,” said Rashford. “I think it’s no good putting things in his head […]

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Trevor Bayliss: England coach to take over at Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL

England’s World Cup-winning coach Trevor Bayliss will take charge of Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League in 2020. The Australian will step down from the England job when his contract expires after this summer’s home Ashes series. He will replace compatriot Tom Moody, who led the side to the IPL play-offs in the 2019 competition, as […]

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Netball World Cup 2019: England beat Trinidad and Tobago to reach semi-finals

England are through to the Netball World Cup semi-finals after a 72-46 win over Trinidad and Tobago. The Roses got off to a slow start in Liverpool but turned things around to remain top of Group G. South Africa confirmed England’s place in the last four with victory against Uganda later on Wednesday. The top […]

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Eddie Hearn ranks top five heavyweights featuring Anthony Joshua, Tyson Fury, Deontay Wilder, Andy Ruiz Jr and Dillian Whyte

The promoter, who represents Joshua and Dillian Whyte, admitted that ‘on paper’ AJ is no longer the world’s best, however insisted that his belief in his man has not faded following the loss. When asked for his personal opinion on the top heavyweights, Eddie Hearn gave iFL TV the following list: Anthony Joshua Andy Ruiz […]

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Football transfer rumours: Joelinton to join Steve Bruce at Newcastle?

As if the underworld of tittle-tattle was not incognito enough, Real Madrid are preparing to launch “Operation 200”, the kind of code that belongs in an MI6 mission to aid James Bond but, in this case, it is simply the La Liga club’s masterplan to offload James Rodríguez and Gareth Bale to fund a move […]

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Healthy lifestyle can reduce risk of dementia even if the condition runs in your family, study says

Some people have genes that put them more at risk of the condition but this research shows that everyone can lower the risk by leading a healthy lifestyle. The study, led by researchers at the University of Exeter, was revealed at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference. They collected data over eight years from almost 196,383 […]

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Autism Largely Caused by Genetics, Not Environment

The largest study of its kind, involving more than 2 million people across five countries, finds that autism spectrum disorders are 80% reliant on inherited genes. That means that environmental causes are responsible for just 20% of the risk. The findings could open new doors to research into the genetic causes of autism, which the […]

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Obesity is not a choice driven by greed – it’s a disease epidemic, doctors argue

They argued the idea that being overweight is self-inflicted and an individual’s own fault is wrong. ‘It’s not your fault’ Instead, genetics plays a major role in determining if someone will be obese. And that combined with the serious complications including type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and some cancers, means it should be defined as a disease, they […]

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Raising the steaks: how to have a fancy barbecue

There is a lot to be said for barbecues, including smell, taste, poignant memories of summers past, licensed overeating and the ubiquity of coleslaw, but I have noticed one thing: the chef never gets any credit. It is a bit of reverse sexism: men usually take over, in what we can call “manflipping” or “pyromannia”, […]