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New York Giants WR Sterling Shepard suffers fractured thumb

New York Giants WR Sterling Shepard suffers fractured thumb

Sports
July 25 (UPI) -- New York Giants wide receiver Sterling Shepard suffered a fractured thumb during training camp Thursday. The team announced the injury after the Giants' first day of camp concluded. Shepard underwent post-practice X-rays, which revealed his left thumb injury. Shepard sustained the injury while attempting to catch a low pass. The team said he will be evaluated on a week-to-week basis. The fourth-year wideout started all 16 regular-season games and finished with career highs in receptions (66) and yards (872) last season. He signed a contract extension with the Giants in the off-season. After the departure of star receiver Odell Beckham Jr. to the Cleveland Browns in an off-season trade this year, Shepard is expected to fill in as the team's top pass-catcher. Giants head c...
Technology giants’ power to be probed in US

Technology giants’ power to be probed in US

Technology
The US Justice Department has announced an investigation into leading online platforms, examining whether they are unfairly restricting competition.The DoJ did not name any firms, but companies such as Facebook, Google, Amazon and Apple are likely to be scrutinised in the wide-ranging probe.It was sparked by "widespread concerns" about "search, social media, and some retail services online," the DoJ said.It marks the latest scrutiny of tech firms' power over the US economy.Last month, the Justice Department was reported to be preparing an investigation of Google to determine whether the search engine giant had broken anti-trust law.The US Department of Justice said its anti-trust review would consider "whether and how market-leading online platforms have ...
Shoe giants urge Trump to end trade war

Shoe giants urge Trump to end trade war

World
Some of the world's biggest footwear firms are urging Donald Trump to end the US trade war with China, warning of a "catastrophic" effect on consumers.In a letter signed by 170 companies, including Nike and Adidas, they said the President's decision to lift import tariffs to 25% will disproportionately impact the working class. They also warn that higher levies threaten the future of some businesses. "It is time to bring this trade war to an end," the firms urged.Mr Trump lifted levies on $ 200bn worth of Chinese imports into the US from 10% to 25% more than a week ago after Washington and Beijing failed to reach a deal on trade.China retaliated by announcing plans to raise levies on $ 60bn of US imports from 1 June. US-China trade war: What could Beijing...
Jurgen Klopp describes Liverpool players as ‘f****** giants’ live on TV after extraordinary Champions League triumph over Barcelona

Jurgen Klopp describes Liverpool players as ‘f****** giants’ live on TV after extraordinary Champions League triumph over Barcelona

Sports
'fine me!' And BT Sport host Gary Lineker refused to apologise! Jurgen Klopp was lost for words following Liverpool’s extraordinary Champions League triumph over Barcelona – and could only describe his players as ‘f****** giants’. The Reds boss could be excused for swearing live on TV – BT Sport host Gary Lineker refused to apologise to viewers – after his side pulled off a miraculous 4-0 victory against the Spanish giants to reach the Champions League final. Klopp was overcome with joy Klopp told BT Sport after the game: “It’s ten past ten, most of the children are probably in bed. These boys are f****** giants. “It’s unbelievable. It is unbelievable. Fine me, fine me if you want. “I’m not native, I don’t have better words for it. It is unbe
NFL Draft: Minor Leaguer credits anger of Giants’ Daniel Jones pick for 3 homer game

NFL Draft: Minor Leaguer credits anger of Giants’ Daniel Jones pick for 3 homer game

Sports
April 26 (UPI) -- A Minor League Baseball player credited his anger over the New York Giants' first pick in the 2019 NFL Draft as the reason he recently hit three home runs. Tim Locastro went yard three times in Triple-A Reno's 15-5 win against Fresno on Thursday at Greater Nevada Field in Reno, Nev. After the game, the Aces right fielder from Auburn, N.Y. let his displeasure known about the Giants' decision to pick Duke quarterback Daniel Jones with the No. 6 overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft. Jones was not expected to be the second quarterback taken in the field on Thursday in Nashville. "If I'm being completely honest with you, we were watching the NFL Draft before the game," Locastro told MiLB.com. "I'm a huge Giants fan, and I was a little upset with their pick." "I sort of had tha...