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Anthony Martial could be tempted to leave Manchester United after World Cup snub, claims former France star David Ginola

Anthony Martial could be tempted to leave Manchester United after World Cup snub, claims former France star David Ginola

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David Ginola believes Anthony Martial may be tempted to leave Manchester United after missing out on a place in France's World Cup squad.Martial's name did not feature when Didier Deschamps revealed his 23-man squad for Russia on Thursday, with the 22-year-old on the stand-by list instead despite starting in France's last friendly game in March. The forward's omission comes after a frustrating campaign for Manchester United. Martial was marginalised at Old Trafford following the arrival of Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal in January. Anthony Martial will not be pulling on a France shirt at the World Cup this summer He has been linked with a summer move away from the Premier League runners-up, with the likes of Chelsea and Juventus reportedly interested. Asked about Mart...
Betfred to axe 4,500 jobs after FOBT stake cut

Betfred to axe 4,500 jobs after FOBT stake cut

Business
The bookmaker which owns The Tote will axe more than 4,500 jobs if the Government implements plans to slash maximum stakes on gambling machines to just £2. Sky News has learnt that Betfred has told ministers that almost 900 of its shops - more than half its UK estate - will become loss-making overnight if they press ahead with reforms to Fixed Odds Betting Terminals (FOBTs).In a letter to members of the home affairs sub-committee, Mark Stebbings, Betfred's managing director, warned that "much upset and heartache will go into having to make…redundant" close to 4,500 people who work in the potentially loss-making betting shops.Sources said that several hundred staff at the company's Warrington headquarters were also likely to be made redundant if the £2 move ...
Colao to step down from Vodafone after 10 years in charge

Colao to step down from Vodafone after 10 years in charge

Business
Vodafone's chief executive Vittorio Colao will step down on October 1 after more than 10 years in charge of the world's second-largest mobile phone company. Nick Read, group chief financial officer, who will become chief executive designate from July 27, will replace Mr Colao.Under Mr Colao's tenure, Vodafone sold its joint venture with Verizon for $ 130bn and merged its business in India with Idea Cellular.Last week, Vodafone agreed to buy Liberty Global's cable operations in four European countries for £16.1bn as the mobile phone operator extends its reach to 110 million homes and businesses by offering fixed-line and TV services.Vodafone group chairman Gerard Kleisterlee said: "I would like to express our gratitude to Vittorio for an outstanding tenure."He has ...
69-year-old double amputee climbs Everest after decades-long mission

69-year-old double amputee climbs Everest after decades-long mission

World
May 14 (UPI) -- A 69-year-old Chinese man reached the top of Mount Everest Monday, on his fifth try -- decades after a prior attempt forced doctors to amputate both his legs. Xia Boyu was guided by Mingma Gyalje Sherpa, a veteran mountaineer who's successfully climbed the world's 14 highest mountains, and joined by 11 others. Xia's son said his father had finally realized his "40 years dream" by reaching the top of the world's highest peak early Monday. "I love the mountain," Xia told TIME magazine before the climb, "I will fight for it my entire life." "Boyu finally won his 40-year-long battle for Mount Everest," the sherpa said Monday. Xia lost both legs below the knee when he was 25, after a failed attempt in the mid-1980s resulted in severe frostbite. In December, Nepal banned solo c...
Southampton or Swansea City: Who can still be relegated from the Premier League after Huddersfield Town's draw with Chelsea?

Southampton or Swansea City: Who can still be relegated from the Premier League after Huddersfield Town's draw with Chelsea?

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The relegation trapdoor has already claimed two teams - who will be next?Wednesday, May 9, 2018Huddersfield secured a second season in the Premier League by clinching a 1-1 draw with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.Laurent Depoitre capitalised on a kind bounce following a long ball by Aaron Mooy to fire home the opener in the 50th minute before a clearance struck Marcos Alonso's head and went into the net for a bizarre equaliser.Huddersfield's goal came under constant attack in the closing stages and they had to survive six minutes of injury-time, but resolute defending preserved their top-flight status for another year.The outcome in west London spells all but finalises the identities of the teams relegated for the 2017-18 season, with Huddersfield pulling clear of trouble.Stoke's demise was c...