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Beirut explosion: ‘No signs of life’ after hopes raised in rubble of Lebanon

Beirut explosion: ‘No signs of life’ after hopes raised in rubble of Lebanon

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No signs of life have been found in the rubble of a building in Beirut, despite earlier hopes that a survivor could be found.The search began on Thursday afternoon after a sniffer dog detected something in the Gemmayze area of the Lebanese capital. Audio detection equipment had detected a pulse of 18 to 19 beats per minute, sparking hope someone could be alive. Lebanese engineer Riyad al Asaad says all 3 ceilings & the stairwell are cleared and all that’s left is to clear rubble on the pavement but have not found any body. Expects to clear everything tonight or tomorrow morning. #Beirut pic.twitter.com/66hXC1xKjE— Zein Ja'far (@skyzein) September 5, 2020 However, on Friday morning, it was reported that the signal had decreased to seven.Rescue
Pat Riley’s vision for Bam Adebayo drives Heat playoff hopes

Pat Riley’s vision for Bam Adebayo drives Heat playoff hopes

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MIAMI, Aug. 6 (UPI) -- Miami Heat president Pat Riley's vision to transform 6-foot-9 center Bam Adebayo into a smooth playmaker has come to fruition. Now, the Heat's excavation of Adebayo's potential has the team in position for a playoff run. "Pat [Riley] told me they were going to put the ball in his hands and they wanted him to be 50% [better] than what he was at Kentucky," said John Calipari, who coached Adebayo at Kentucky before he was drafted by the Heat. Advertisement "I've seen him do things now that I only saw in spurts when he was in high school and here." Adebayo's unique versatility, which creates space on the floor on the offensive end, has been integral to the Heat's success. Adebayo still uses his 255-pound frame as a dominant interior player, but defenders must respect hi...
Authentic wins Haskell to keep Derby hopes alive

Authentic wins Haskell to keep Derby hopes alive

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July 20 (UPI) -- Authentic won the Haskell to keep his Kentucky Derby hopes alive in a highlight of weekend horse racing, while Paris Lights moved a step closer to the Kentucky Oaks. Aquaphobia upset the Grade I United Nations in New Jersey and Chad Brown had another good day on the New York turf. Advertisement Internationally speaking, Persian King was a dominant winner in the Prix d'Ispahan at Chantilly and Even So took down the Irish Oaks. Meanwhile, some interesting statistics are cropping up about racing without spectators, or with only limited attendance. NYRA reported Sunday that Saratoga's opening weekend all-sources handle, with no fans in the stands, topped more than $ 80 million -- an increase of 9.4 percent over the 2019 opening weekend. Saturday's stakes-packed Haskell Day a...
Arsenal 2-1 Liverpool: Gunners come from behind to end champions’ record hopes

Arsenal 2-1 Liverpool: Gunners come from behind to end champions’ record hopes

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Liverpool's hopes of setting a new points Premier League record ended when the champions suffered only their third defeat of a stellar campaign at Arsenal.Jurgen Klopp's side - who will receive the trophy after the game with Chelsea at Anfield next week - needed to win all of their remaining games to eclipse the tally of 100 points set by then champions Manchester City two seasons ago.And they looked on course when Sadio Mane gave Liverpool a fully deserved lead after 20 minutes as he slid home Andrew Robertson's cross. Arsenal were then allowed back into the game before the interval after uncharacteristic errors by two of Liverpool's most reliable performers, Alexandre Lacazette taking advan...
Manchester United 2-2 Southampton: Late equaliser sets back hosts’ top-four hopes

Manchester United 2-2 Southampton: Late equaliser sets back hosts’ top-four hopes

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Southampton substitute Michael Obafemi's 96th-minute equaliser prevented Manchester United from jumping up to third place and leaves their Champions League qualification still in the balance.United led 2-1 for 73 minutes after Marcus Rashford had slotted home an equaliser and Anthony Martial fired a superb second three minutes later.They were on course to leapfrog top-four rivals Chelsea and Leicester but Obafemi bundled in a set-piece at the back post deep in stoppage time after it had been flicked on by Jan Bednarek. The Saints had initially taken the lead through Stuart Armstrong's 12th-minute strike, following Paul Pogba's mistake, and after fighting back to draw, they now sit five point...