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Champions League final: Liverpool dealt pre-match blow as AZ Alkmaar snub friendly with Reds ahead of Tottenham clash

Champions League final: Liverpool dealt pre-match blow as AZ Alkmaar snub friendly with Reds ahead of Tottenham clash

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rejected Jurgen Klopp wanted to keep his players fresh by taking on the Dutch side in the run-up to the June 1 showpiece Liverpool’s hopes of playing a friendly before the Champions League final have been dashed, according to reports in the Netherlands. Jurgen Klopp hoped to prepare for the June 1 showpiece in Madrid by keeping his playing squad fresh with a pre-match fixture against Dutch side AZ Alkmaar. Getty Klopp wants to guide Liverpool to Champions League success after missing out on the Premier League title However, Dutch sources say Alkmaar told Liverpool to ‘abandon’ the plans as much of their first-team squad will be on holiday, as they have no more football to play with their 2018/19 campaign ending earlier this week. Th
Apple sees iPhone sales recovery ahead despite worst decline

Apple sees iPhone sales recovery ahead despite worst decline

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By James Sillars, business reporter Apple shares have surged after the iPhone maker raised its forward guidance amid early signs of a recovery in premium handset sales.The tech firm said that while iPhone sales declined at their sharpest rate in the second quarter of its financial year - by 17% on a year earlier - a resurgence of sales in China towards the end of the period gave it more confidence. It reported iPhone revenue of $ 31bn between January and March - a figure that was still above Wall St estimates while its main area of growth, from services such as Apple Music and the App Store, hit $ 11.45bn - a rise of 16%.Total revenue came in at $ 58bn, a decline of 5%, reflecting the weaker iPhone sales. Image: App...
Jarrell Miller reacts to failed drugs test ahead of Anthony Joshua fight; strongly denies knowingly taking banned substance

Jarrell Miller reacts to failed drugs test ahead of Anthony Joshua fight; strongly denies knowingly taking banned substance

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‘SHOCKED’ The heavyweight tested positive for GW1516 with his clash with Anthony Joshua now in doubt Jarrell Miller claims he was ‘totally shocked’ when told he’d failed a drugs test ahead of his heavyweight showdown with Anthony Joshua on June 1. News broke yesterday that the American tested positive for GW1516 (a metabolic modulator also known as cardarine and endurobol) in a VADA test taken March 20. Jarrell Miller claims he has never knowingly taken a banned substance The New York State Athletic Commission has subsequently denied him a licence as a result, meaning that his fight with AJ is now off as things stand. To have any chance of regaining a licence, Miller must request that his ‘B sample’ of the drugs test be opened a
Uber reveals massive losses ahead of market debut

Uber reveals massive losses ahead of market debut

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Uber has lost nearly $ 8bn (£6.1bn) during its 10 years of existence, according to documents released ahead of its debut on the stock market.The ride-hailing firm also disclosed that government authorities and regulators in the US are investigating a year-long cover-up after the details of millions of passengers and drivers were stolen in 2016. Uber chief executive Dara Khosrowshahi said: "Some of the attributes that made Uber a wildly successful startup - a fierce sense of entrepreneurialism, our willingness to take risks that others might not, and that famous Uber hustle - led to missteps along the way."Mr Khosrowshahi, who took over the company 18 months ago, has vowed to run it with integrity.The bankers handling Uber's IPO (initial public offering) are expected to reveal a pricing ran
Bayern Munich vs Liverpool: Three key battles ahead of their Champions League second leg clash

Bayern Munich vs Liverpool: Three key battles ahead of their Champions League second leg clash

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delicately poised It's all to play for at the Allianz Arena with nothing to separate the sides going into the second leg Liverpool’s Champions League second leg clash against Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena is well and truly in the balance – and you can hear it live on talkSPORT. The Bavarian outfit would have been elated to have avoided defeat at Anfield, while the Reds will be equally happy not to have conceded an away goal. Liverpool were effectively stifled by Bayern in the first leg. It means the second leg is deliciously poised and couldn’t be harder to call. It is a mouthwatering tie for the neutral, but what are the key clashes that could decide the outcome? talkSPORT.com has identified the key battles that could ...