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Conor McGregor KO’s sparring partner and practices ground game ahead of UFC 229 clash with Khabib Nurmagomedov

Conor McGregor KO’s sparring partner and practices ground game ahead of UFC 229 clash with Khabib Nurmagomedov

Sports
BRUTAL The Notorious will be aiming to reclaim the lightweight title against the undefeated Russian in Las Vegas on October 6 Conor McGregor released footage of him dropping a sparring partner with a vicious left-hand ahead of his UFC 229 fight with Khabib Nurmagomedov. The ‘Notorious’ is attempting to put his legal worries to one side, and win back the lightweight belt he was stripped of on October 6 in Las Vegas against the undefeated Russian. The meeting between Nurmagomedov and McGregor is one of the most highly-anticipated match-ups in UFC history For MMA experts around the world, this will be the biggest fight in combat sport history, but has proved to be the most divisive as well. Most recently, reigning UFC welterweight ch...
Plan ahead to protect your family and your fortune from this retirement risk

Plan ahead to protect your family and your fortune from this retirement risk

Finance
Not everyone will wind up needing care in an assisted-living facility in old age, but everybody should plan for it, just in case. "When people hear the term 'long-term care,' they immediately think, Oh, my gosh, long-term care insurance. That's for old people," said certified financial planner Marguerita Cheng, CEO of Blue Ocean Global Wealth. "Just because you don't talk about planning for long-term care, it doesn't mean that it's not going to happen," she said. Paying for long-term care can be a costly and complex undertaking if you're unprepared. L...
Use of online pay-to-watch TV surges ahead

Use of online pay-to-watch TV surges ahead

Technology
The use of commercial video streaming services has surged ahead in Great Britain, according to official figures.Close to half of all adults said they had watched Netflix, Now TV, Amazon Prime Video or a similar internet-based service over the past three months.That compares to less than a third of respondents in 2016, the last time the figure was given.The data is contained in the Office for National Statistics' annual Internet Access and Use report.The study also indicates that the percentage of households with some kind of internet access has not changed since last year, remaining at 90%.But it does suggest that usage has increased, with 86% of over-16s reporting that they use the net daily or almost every day. The prior year, ...
House of Fraser store closures to go ahead

House of Fraser store closures to go ahead

Business
House of Fraser has settled a legal row with a group of landlords removing one hurdle to a potential rescue deal. The deal means the department store chain can go ahead with its plan to close 31 of its 59 shops in January.The landlords had argued slashing rents on remaining stores was unfair to them, putting the rescue plan in jeopardy.However, the deal will not be enough to safeguard House of Fraser's future, with it now urgently seeking fresh investment in order to survive.House of Fraser said it was now "focused on concluding discussions with interested investors" and the out-of-court settlement with the landlords had removed "any risk to those discussions".Potential suitors for the chain include Philip Day, owner of Edinburgh...
Championship 2018/19: Super Computer predicts table ahead of the new season

Championship 2018/19: Super Computer predicts table ahead of the new season

Sports
REVEALED The new EFL season is about to get under way and you can hear 110 regular season matches on the talkSPORT and talkSPORT 2 On Friday night, the Championship season will kick off live on talkSPORT 2 as Reading play Derby. It will be Frank Lampard’s first professional game as a manager and many eyes will be on him to see how he does. Who will win the Championship this season? It’s one of a number of tantalising narratives set to enthral us all season. Meanwhile, over the rest of the opening weekend you can also hear Sunderland v Charlton in League One and West Brom v Bolton back in the Championship on Saturday, while on Sunday you can listen to Leeds United v Stoke City. Everyone is having their bet on who will win the title...