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Chelsea will meet Manchester City in the second all-English Champions League final in three years. Thomas Tuchel's Chelsea saw off Real Madrid with their German striker Timo Werner scoring the only goal of the night.
As Chelsea and Real Madrid prepare to face off in the second leg of their Champions League semifinal, DW examines the two men who really control these European heavyweights — Florentino Perez and Roman Abramovich.
Manchester City reached their first ever Champions League final after victory over PSG. Both goals came from Riyad Mahrez as City coach Pep Guardiola moved closer to regaining the trophy he's chased for a decade.
While not mathematically guaranteed, Mainz all but secured their top-flight status on Monday night. In doing so, head coach Bo Svensson has helped mastermind the greatest escape of the Bundesliga era.
Red Bull Salzburg coach Jesse Marsch will take the reins at sister club RB Leipzig following Julian Nagelsmann's move to Bayern Munich. We examine Marsch's suitability, his past, and the speech that made him famous.
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2021 European Championship Latin postponed to 17 July 2021 Dear valued members,Dear Competitors,In light of...
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Dear Dancers, I hear on the grapevine that a ***MEGA ANNOUNCEMENT*** is on its way;...
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Press Release: April 14, 2021 Topic: “Save the Dancers” GoFundMe Campaign UpdateDear Fellow WDC Competitor,We...
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Dear valued member bodies, dear valued presidents, today. I may contact you concerning a very...
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3 July 2021. Balkan Cup 2021. Greece, Porto Cheli.
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Chelsea v Real Madrid: Champions League semi-final, second leg – live!
Live updates from the 8pm BST kick-off (first leg: 1-1)City’s win was triumph of composure and philosophyAnd feel free to send your thoughts to Scott by email

8.44pm BST

43 min: Mount dribbles in from the left and works a little bit of space for a shot. His effort is deflected into the air. Werner tries to scoop it further goalwards, but it’s an easy claim for Courtois. Chelsea are enjoying the run of this left flank.

8.42pm BST

41 min: Madrid, not for the first time this evening, make a meal of playing out from the back. Chelsea’s high press is causing them all sorts of bother.

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- Sean Ingle
Trans weightlifter Laurel Hubbard set to make history at Tokyo Olympics
Covid-amended rules mean qualification effectively ensuredNew Zealander to become first transgender Olympic athlete

History and controversy is expected to be made at the Tokyo Olympics this summer after the transgender weightlifter Laurel Hubbard was effectively guaranteed a place in the women’s super heavyweight category.

While the 43-year-old has not yet been named in the New Zealand team, an International Weightlifting Federation insider confirmed to the Guardian that she would automatically qualify because of amended rules approved by the International Olympic Committee.

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Chelsea on verge of WSL title after Sam Kerr’s double sinks Tottenham

Sam Kerr scored twice against Tottenham to put Chelsea tantalisingly close to retaining their Women’s Super League title on Wednesday. With one game left to play, against Reading on Sunday, and a two point gap to second-placed Manchester City (who travel to West Ham) the league is the Blues’ to lose.

Kerr took time to settle at Chelsea, having joined in January 2019 from Chicago Red Stars, but her double in a sunny then torrential Barnet means she has scored 20 goals in 21 WSL games to move two goals clear of Arsenal’s Vivianne Miedema in the race for the golden boot (Spurs have scored 17 goals his season).

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- Ewan Murray
‘A money grab’: Rory McIlroy denounces Saudi-backed breakaway golf tour
McIlroy says he is ‘very much against’ proposed new tourAmnesty warns of Saudi ‘sportswashing’ of human rights abuses

Rory McIlroy has led the backlash against a breakaway golf tour that has shot back to prominence two weeks after football’s European Super League’s stunning collapse. McIlroy likened the scheme to a “money grab” while Amnesty International again castigated Saudi Arabia’s “sportswashing” attempts.

Saudi Arabia hopes to entice the world’s best players away from the PGA and European tours, with combined financial incentives that run into billions, but there is rising and audible resistance. “I’m very much against it,” McIlroy said. “I don’t see why anyone would be for it.”

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England’s IPL players will complete return from India on Thursday
Morgan, Malan and Jordan are last to departIPL suspension could affect global calendar

Eoin Morgan, Dawid Malan and Chris Jordan are expected to depart India on Thursday, completing the return of all 11 England players at the Indian Premier League after the tournament’s Covid-related collapse on Tuesday.

An initial contingent of eight England players landed in the UK on Wednesday morning, with Moeen Ali, Jonny Bairstow, Jos Buttler, Chris Woakes, Jason Roy, Sam Billings and Sam and Tom Curran then moving to government-approved hotels to begin a 10-day quarantine mandated by India’s status as a “red list” country.

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He appeared in a Levi's advert in 1985 and had a top five hit with Each Time You Break My Heart.
Immigration reforms are intended to encourage the "best and brightest" to the UK, say officials.
The duo team up with The Prince's Trust on a scheme aimed at making the industry more accessible.
The star felt "miserable" being compared to her bandmates and reached "breaking point" last year.
The online retailer said full-year sales jumped 41% as the pandemic boosted demand for loungewear.
Disney+'s Loki Series Is Arriving Sooner Than Planned: See the Mischievous Announcement
Loki, Tom HiddlestonThe God of Mischief is at it again. On Wednesday, May 5, Disney+ revealed that their highly anticipated Loki series will be arriving sooner than planned. As the new teaser below revealed,...
Fact-Checking That Young Beyoncé Cameo in Selena: The Series
Selena Quintanilla, BeyonceWas there truly a star-crossing of two of the most influential singers in history--a young, pre-fame Beyoncé meeting superstar Selena Quintanilla--at a Texas mall? Yes, that...
Adele Celebrates Being "Thirty Free" With Never-Before-Seen Pics
Saturday Night Live, SNL, AdeleAdele is 33 and loving it. The Grammy winner took to Instagram on May 5 to share rare photos of herself in honor of her birthday. In one photo, the "Hello" singer poses,...
Drew Scott Reveals the Touching Wish He Had for Brother Jonathan During His Tearful Best Man Speech
Jonathan Scott, Drew ScottDrew Scott's wedding wish came true. In a new YouTube video that reflected on his 2018 wedding to his now wife Linda Phan, the Property Brothers' star spoke about how his...
Why James Kennedy Promises Vanderpump Rules' Season 9 Will Be Like No Other
James Kennedy, 2019 E! People's Choice Awards, Red Carpet FashionJames Kennedy is "more than excited" to be back filming Vanderpump Rules. Filming on the hit Bravo series is finally resuming this month after over a year on hiatus due to the...
Busting Out the Broom and Mop Could Help Make You Happier
Use cleaning to reduce stress, burn calories, improve mood.
Najee Harris Hosts Party At Homeless Shelter He Once Lived
He lived in the shelter with his mom and four siblings.
Michelle Obama Celebrated Signing Day With College Students
Steph Curry and Amanda Gorman also participated.
Lamar Odom Speaks Out On The Death Of His Father
Joseph Odom died on April 20.
Here's What Diddy Legally Changed His Middle Name To
“IT’S OFFICIAL!!! WELCOME TO THE LOVE ERA.”
- Martin Belam
Kim Kardashian named in ‘looted’ Roman statue forfeiture claim

Reality TV star named in US court papers over relic bought in her name and sought by Italian authorities

The US government has named Kim Kardashian in a civil forfeiture claim for an ancient Roman statue seized at Los Angeles port in June 2016 that Italian officials think was originally looted from Italy.

According to the court documents, the statue, known as Fragment of Myron’s Samian Athena, was bought by Kardashian from a Belgian art dealer. It has been assessed to be an early to mid-Roman empire copy of a statue in the ancient Greek style.

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Small dogs: why are tiny hounds more aggressive than big ones?

Not only are little dogs more likely to lash out, they also tend to be less obedient and less well house-trained

Name: Small dogs.

Age: Human years x 7.

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Bottle good, box wine bad, biodynamic best? Seven myths about wine and sustainability

It might be grown from the earth and bottled in glass, but there are plenty of ways wine can be either more or less sustainable. From what ‘natural wine’ really means to the environmental impact of packaging, here are the facts

1 Wine is all ‘natural’ anyway … so what’s the problem?Wine has a sense of romance that sets it apart from the likes of wheat, say, or potatoes, but it’s still an agricultural product that is, literally, rooted in the earth. The way a vineyard is managed matters every bit as much as with any other form of farming, and we can choose how “natural” its production is.

Consumers are confronted with a range of different options, but there are some key terms. “Organic” means the grapes are grown without the use of artificial pesticides, fungicides or herbicides, with certain additives also prohibited in the winery. To be sure your wine is organic, look for a logo indicating that it’s officially certified.

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- Tim Dowling
Orange crush! 17 delicious ways with carrots – from barbecued hotdogs to tempting tarts

They are versatile, forgiving and long lasting – but it’s easy to overlook carrots. Here are some inspiring new ways to use them

Carrots are always with us. Even in the UK, the season is practically year round. Properly stored carrots can last for months. Improperly stored – which is the way I do it – they go a bit bendy after a couple of weeks. Their robustness also has a downside: we often use up more delicate purchases first, knowing the carrots will still be there in the fridge when the fun stuff has run out. Versatile though they may be, carrots don’t immediately inspire. And they certainly don’t get any more inspiring as they get bendier.

It doesn’t have to be this way. Carrots come in an enticing variety of sizes – from giant to micro – and a rainbow of colours. Orange is not the only carrot: there is also purple and yellow and white. We also need to consider non-standard carrot shapes: the bent, knobbly and two-legged. Carrots are subject to more fussy aesthetic scrutiny than almost any other vegetable. It is estimated that between a quarter and a half of all carrots grown are discarded for cosmetic reasons before they reach the shelves. If you see an ugly carrot, buy it.

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- Justine Cullen
Beyoncé looked glorious on my magazine cover. ‘Are you going to lighten her skin?’ my boss asked

Being urged to retouch then re-retouch the singer’s photo left Justine Cullen shaken. In this extract from her new book she recalls the ‘cookie cutter’ cycle her industry was trapped in

I stood and knocked tentatively on my publisher’s office door, holding a printout of my latest cover gingerly in my fingertips. The cover I held in my sweaty hands this time was Beyoncé, and she looked … well, she looked like Beyoncé. She looked perfect.

The publisher held the cover in her hands and looked at it approvingly. “It’s wonderful,” she said, nodding. I gave a relieved little sigh and turned to leave the room. But, just as I got to the door, she glanced back up from her computer screen and piped up, nonchalantly, as though having an afterthought: “Are you going to make her skin a little lighter?”

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- JAKE COYLE
Review: Billy Crystal and Tiffany Haddish in 'Here Today'

A sleepy and aimless stab at something earnestly “feel-good," “Here Today" is a wasted pairing of Billy Crystal and Tiffany Haddish that juggles dementia, grief and family squabbles about as adeptly as a daytime soap.

“Here Today,” which opens in theaters Friday, is genial and gentle enough to ...

- MARK KENNEDY
Broadway readies imminent ticket sales for a fall reopening

NEW YORK (AP) - Many Broadway productions are scrambling to resume ticket sales in the coming days to welcome theater-goers this fall after city and state leaders have green-lit a reopening of the Great White Way at full capacity by mid-September.

“We remain cautiously optimistic about Broadway’s ability to resume ...

- FRED LIEF
Baseball’s sweetest song: Willie Mays, forever young, is 90

Willie Mays is turning 90, and no mistaking that number. It strikes with the clarity of a line drive. Mays played in a sport measured by milestones - 3,000 hits, 500 homers, signposts he passed and then some - and now here’s one more.

On Thursday, when baseball’s oldest living ...

- Jessica Chasmar
Michael Che, 'SNL' star, OK with Elon Musk as guest host: 'How could you not be excited?'

"Saturday Night Live" comedian Michael Che signaled Wednesday that he is not among the group of castmates who are angry SpaceX founder Elon Musk is guest hosting the show this weekend.

“Well, I was all on board with it till I found out that, like, did you know he’s rich?" Mr. ...

- LINDSEY BAHR
In a new film, Gia Coppola dissects ‘Mainstream’ culture

Gia Coppola was feeling out of touch with popular culture when she stumbled upon the ending of Elia Kazan’s 1957 satire “A Face in the Crowd” several years ago. The story of a folksy truth-teller who rises to dangerous levels of fame and influence on television seemed oddly prescient (and ...

Top 10 NXT Moments: WWE Top 10, May 4, 2021
Top 10 NXT Moments: WWE Top 10, May 4, 2021
Xia Brookside wants to fight for the NXT UK Universe
Xia Brookside wants to fight for the NXT UK Universe
Nick Wright: I’m on Aaron Rodgers’ side in the Green Bay dilemma I THE HERD
Nick Wright joins Colin Cowherd to discuss his thoughts on the Aaron Rodgers dilemma in Green Bay and how it compares to the Michael Jordan and Jerry Krause drama with the 1990s Chicago Bulls.
The Undertaker vs. Mark Henry – Casket Match: Raw, March 10, 2008 (Full Match)
The Undertaker vs. Mark Henry – Casket Match: Raw, March 10, 2008 (Full Match)
Colin Cowherd: “This is the Milwaukee Bucks’ year,” talks Giannis’ progress | THE HERD
Colin Cowherd discusses the Milwaukee Bucks' progress and why this could be the year they bring home a championship. Hear why Colin believes the Bucks' addition of Jrue Holiday and PJ Tucker gives Giannis Antetokounmpo a chance at winning his first title.