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Heartbreak for American challenger in world chess final

Heartbreak for American challenger in world chess final

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The chess player hoping to become America's first world champion in nearly forty years fell short at the final hurdle in an intriguing match in London. Fabiano Caruana, 26, could have been the first American to win the World Chess Championship since Bobby Fischer took the title in 1972, but in the end the reigning champion Magnus Carlsen proved too strong for him. The final score after the tiebreakers was 3-0. You could hear a pin drop before the match started as photographers from around the world assembled to capture the opening moves. Both players appeared confident, but it was Carlsen who came out on top after a dominant performance against the young American challenger, who will have to wait a while longer to fulfill his ambition of one day becoming world champion. After drawing...
Women's World T20: England beat India to move into final

Women's World T20: England beat India to move into final

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Media playback is not supported on this device ICC Women's World Twenty20 semi-final, AntiguaIndia 112 (19.3 overs): Mandhana 34, Rodrigues 26, Knight 3-9England 116-2 (17.1 overs): Jones 53*, Sciver 52*England win by eight wicketsScorecardEngland cruised into the Women's World T20 final - where they will face Australia - after a dominant eight-wicket win over India in Antigua.Natalie Sciver - dropped on two - and Amy Jones punished India with an unbeaten 92-run partnership as they won with 17 balls to spare.After winning the toss, India collapsed horribly, losing their last eight wicket...
England 3-0 USA: Gareth Southgate’s vibrant young side excel in Wayne Rooney’s final Three Lions game at Wembley

England 3-0 USA: Gareth Southgate’s vibrant young side excel in Wayne Rooney’s final Three Lions game at Wembley

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THANK ROO AND GOODNIGHT While much of the attention was on the former Manchester United forward, the future looks bright for England Wayne Rooney may well have missed out on a final goal for England, but Gareth Southgate will be delighted after watching the Three Lions beat the USA 3-0 at Wembley. Goals in the first half from Jesse Lingard and Trent Alexander-Arnold effectively killed off the game as a contest as the visitors head’s dropped. Alexander-Arnold celebrates his first goal for England Callum Wilson finally got his debut goal before being withdrawn after several missed opportunities in the game. The latter wrapped up victory on a night that also saw Lewis Dunk and Alex McCarthy make their international bows, with 18-year-old J...
Mid-term elections 2018: Trump makes final bid for votes

Mid-term elections 2018: Trump makes final bid for votes

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US President Donald Trump has made a last bid for voters to back the Republican party on the eve of a nationwide election that is seen as a referendum on his presidency."Everything we have achieved is at stake tomorrow," he said during a blitz of three final rallies.The mid-term elections come half way through his four years in office, and will determine how effectively he can govern for the next two years.Voter turnout is expected to be high. At stake are 435 seats in the House of Representatives and 35 of 100 seats in the Senate - the two bodies that make up Congress. Governors are also being chosen in 36 out of 50 states. All you need to know ahead of mid-terms Your simple guide to the US mid-terms In recent days, the presiden...
What missing journalist wrote in his final column

What missing journalist wrote in his final column

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Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi's final column for The Washington Post has been published two weeks after he went missing. The US resident's assistant sent his passionate article on the lack of press freedom in the Arab world a day after he was reported missing after entering Istanbul's Saudi consulate on 2 October.Karen Attiah, the Post's global opinions editor, said the paper held off publishing the column until Wednesday night "because we hoped Jamal would come back to us so that he and I could edit it together"."Now I have to accept: That is not going to happen. This is the last piece of his I will edit for The Post," she wrote. Image: Jamal Khashoggi's assistant sent his final column the day after he went missing Mr Khashogg...