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Desperate search for boys' soccer team lost in Thailand cave hampered by rains

Desperate search for boys' soccer team lost in Thailand cave hampered by rains

World
A nation continued to hold its breath Friday and hope for the safe return of 12 young soccer players and their coach who remain trapped in a flooded cave in northern Thailand after disappearing nearly a week ago. "My son! Come on out! I'm waiting for you here!" one mother could be heard calling into the cave recently as she stood next to her child's bicycle. Tham Luang, Thailand's longest cave and a popular tourist site, is said to be a labyrinth, miles of passageways and tunnels running underground that can flood up to 20 feet during heavy downpours. It's believed that the coach often brought his team to the cave for fun excursions. The boys, who are between 11 and 16 years old, went missing with their coach after he took them to the cave complex after soccer practice June 24. It...
Kyle Walker admits he swapped Tottenham for Manchester City as he is desperate to win silverware

Kyle Walker admits he swapped Tottenham for Manchester City as he is desperate to win silverware

Sports
Manchester City's new signing Kyle Walker wants to add multiple trophies to a CV lacking silverware after joining from Tottenham in a deal that could reach £50million.The England right-back, 27, was confirmed as City's third signing of the summer on Friday for an initial fee of £45m, with Spurs due another £5m if various add-on clauses are met.Although David Luiz's £50m switch to Paris St Germain in 2014 and John Stones' £47.5m move to City in 2016 initially cost their clubs more, Walker's agency Base Soccer claimed on Twitter their client commanded "a record fee for a defender and record fee for an English player".Whatever the eventual outlay, it is a significant sum for Pep Guardiola's team and takes their summer spending well beyond the £100m mark following the acquisitions of Monaco pl