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Breeders' Cup Preview: 'Future Stars' card set for Friday

Breeders' Cup Preview: 'Future Stars' card set for Friday

Sports
Oct. 31 (UPI) -- When Breeders' Cup officials decided to group all five championship races for 2-year-olds on Friday's program, they created a "one-stop shop" for future stars in both North America and Europe -- and a massive handicapping challenge. The first-ever "Future Stars" card kicks off the 35th Breeders' Cup World Championships, back at Churchill Downs for the first time since 2011 and the ninth time overall. The nine races for older horses will be run Saturday. For handicappers, the issue with the "Future Stars" is, well, trying to see into the future. For many of these still-developing horses, there's not much history to consider. Still, one must try so here's how the five races shape up, in running order. The $ 1 million Juvenile Turf Sprint This is a new race which obviously ...
Crude oil futures volatile Friday amid investor risk concerns

Crude oil futures volatile Friday amid investor risk concerns

Business
Oct. 26 (UPI) -- Crude oil futures were volatile Friday in part as investors are concerned about risks of an economic slowdown, yet the move into normal backwardation reflects healthier price levels, analysts said. "If equities are selling off, the public is taking a risk off stance, pulling in their wallets and moving from a risk-on, the global economic expansion, to a risk-off, for potential global economic contraction," John Thorpe, a commodity broker at Los Angeles-based Cannon Trading, told UPI via email. Andrew Pawielski, analyst at Chicago-based Daniels Trading, also saw a correlation with stock market declines earlier in the day. "We are seeing WTI crude oil prices highly correlated to the futures equity markets this week and the bearishness we are experiencing," Pawielski told UP...
UEFA Nations League Review: What happened on Friday night across Europe?

UEFA Nations League Review: What happened on Friday night across Europe?

Sports
New Italy boss Roberto Mancini was forced to settle for a draw in his first competitive game in charge of the Azzurri.The hosts came from behind to draw 1-1 with Poland in their opening UEFA Nations League clash in Bologna. Jorginho celebrates scoring his penalty The Azzurri failed to qualify for the World Cup and trailed at half-time when Piotr Zielinski converted Robert Lewandowski’s pass as Poland ended a scoreless run against Italy of 11 games. Jorginho had been caught in possession in the lead up to Poland’s goal, but made amends 12 minutes from time. The Chelsea playmaker netted from the penalty spot after Jakub Blaszczykowski’s foul on Federico Chiesa. And Italy head coach Roberto Mancini had to settle for a draw in his first competitive mat...
Cost of some US goods to rise by 25% on Friday

Cost of some US goods to rise by 25% on Friday

Business
The EU has said its retaliatory tariffs on US goods will kick-in from Friday - six weeks after America slapped import duties on the bloc's steel and aluminium products. Officials in Brussels, spearheading the member states' response, said the list of US imports that will now face an extra duty at the EU border includes steel and aluminium products, agricultural goods and a variety of other products.Duties of 25% will be applied to the raft of US goods worth €2.8bn - including bourbon, make-up and motorbikes - from 22 June.The move has the potential to make many items commonly sold on supermarket shelves - like long grain rice, cranberry juice, orange juice and sweetcorn - jump in price.There is also a notable addition at the end of the long list of products - a 10% ta...
3 killed in 5th straight Friday of clashes at Israel-Gaza border

3 killed in 5th straight Friday of clashes at Israel-Gaza border

World
April 27 (UPI) -- Three Palestinians were killed and hundreds were injured Friday during the fifth weekly "March of Return" rally along the Israel-Gaza border, officials said.The Israeli military said it opened fire at the crowd after hundreds of Palestinian rioters tried to burn the fence and enter the Israel throwing explosives, fire bombs and rocks.Thousands of young people, dubbed "rebellious youth," protest every Friday at the border fence. Several of the injured on Friday were journalists and medical staff:UN Human Rights chief Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein said Israel must address what he called an excessive use of force in Gaza -- saying the loss of life is "deplorable" and the number of injuries is staggering.Last week, the Israel Defense Force again dropped pamphlets over Palestinian dem...