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Manchester City 6-0 Shakhtar Donetsk: Raheem Sterling goes from zero to hero with wonder goal making up for penalty gaffe

Manchester City 6-0 Shakhtar Donetsk: Raheem Sterling goes from zero to hero with wonder goal making up for penalty gaffe

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STERLING EFFORT The England international kicked the turf and won a contentious penalty for the Citizens before a wonderful solo goal Gabriel Jesus grabbed a hat-trick as Manchester City, aided by a farcical penalty decision, edged closer towards the Champions League last 16 by thrashing Shakhtar Donetsk 6-0. City were leading 1-0 through David Silva in the Group F encounter at the Etihad Stadium when Raheem Sterling stubbed his toe and fell over to earn a freak spot-kick which Jesus converted. Gabriel Jesus celebrates scoring his hat-trick Shakhtar had a right to feel aggrieved but they were otherwise outplayed for a second time in two weeks by City, who made victory certain through Sterling, Riyad Mahrez and two more Jesus strikes. It was a...
Hamilton title wait goes on as Raikkonen wins thriller in Austin

Hamilton title wait goes on as Raikkonen wins thriller in Austin

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Lewis Hamilton just failed to clinch a fifth world title when he finished third in a thrilling US Grand Prix.Mercedes let a victory slip through their fingers by delaying a second pit stop and Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen took his first victory for more than five years. Hamilton's title rival and Raikkonen's team-mate Sebastian Vettel looked to have handed Hamilton the title early on when he spun battling with Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo. Red Bull's Max Verstappen also beat Hamilton, who will have to wait until the race in Mexico next weekend to have another chance of clinching the title.He leaves Austin, Texas, with a 70-point lead over Vettel, who eventually finished fourth, with ...
Bloodhound 1,000mph car goes into administration

Bloodhound 1,000mph car goes into administration

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The project to race a car at over 1,000mph has run into a financial roadblock with the company behind the venture going into administration. The Bloodhound supersonic vehicle is all but built but needs a £25m investment if it is to break records on a dried-out lakebed in South Africa. The administrators, FRP Advisory LLP, have already begun to talk to potential suitors and want to hear from others. But without the funds the project faces being wound up in the coming weeks. Bloodhound is, by any measure, the most sophisticated land speed record car ever conceived. To be powered by a Rolls-Royce Eurofighter jet engine bolted to a rocket, it should easily smash the e...
Chandra X-ray Observatory goes into safe mode

Chandra X-ray Observatory goes into safe mode

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Oct. 12 (UPI) -- It's been a bad couple weeks in space. A week ago, technical difficulties forced engineers to put the Hubble Space Telescope's science mission on hold. Now, the Chandra X-ray Observatory is in safe mode, too. In a statement released on Friday, NASA confirmed Chandra, one of the most powerful telescopes in space, transitioned to safe mode earlier this week. During safe mode, the observatory's mirrors are pointed away from the sun and its solar panels are turned directly toward the sun. The satellite's most critical hardware is transferred to backup drives. "Analysis of available data indicates the transition to safe mode was normal behavior for such an event," according to NASA. "All systems functioned as expected and the scientific instruments are safe." Engineers are st...
Stoke stunned by newly promoted Wigan as winless run goes on

Stoke stunned by newly promoted Wigan as winless run goes on

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Stoke City's winless start in the Championship continued as they were well beaten by newly promoted Wigan Athletic.Wigan took the lead when Will Grigg poked home from Gavin Massey's low cross into the box, and they doubled their advantage when Massey finished from a tight angle.The hosts conceded a penalty when Joe Allen brought down Grigg, who fired past Jack Butland from the spot for his second. As the game drew to a close, Stoke were reduced to 10 men when Ashley Williams was sent off for a second yellow card after a bad tackle on Massey.Relive Wednesday's EFL action as it happenedStoke struggled for long periods and the result means they have now failed to win their past nine home league ...