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Sri Lanka v England: Moeen Ali and Jack Leach wrap up series win for tourists

Sri Lanka v England: Moeen Ali and Jack Leach wrap up series win for tourists

Sports
Second Test, Pallekele (day five)England 290 (Curran 64, Perera 4-61) & 346 (Root 124, Foakes 65*, Akila 6-115)Sri Lanka 336 (Silva 85) & 243 (Mathews 88, Leach 5-83, Moeen 4-72)England won by 57 runsScorecardEngland claimed their first series win in Sri Lanka since 2001 with a 57-run victory in the second Test.The hosts started day five in Pallekele on 226-7, needing 75 more, and calmly added 14 in 28 balls.But Moeen Ali drew Niroshan Dickwella into edging to first slip for 35, before bowling captain Suranga Lakmal two balls later for a duck. Jack Leach removed Malinda Pushpakumara to bowl Sri Lanka out for 243 and claim his maiden Test five-wicket haul.England lead the three-match s...
Tom Cruise to be replaced as Jack Reacher

Tom Cruise to be replaced as Jack Reacher

Entertainment
Action hero Jack Reacher is to get a reboot for the small screen with a new actor in the lead role after creator Lee Child admitted Tom Cruise, who played him in two films, is too short.In Child's books, Reacher is described as 6ft 5in tall with hands the size of dinner plates. Cruise is 5ft 7in."Cruise, for all his talent, didn't have that physicality," Child told BBC Radio Manchester's Mike Sweeney.The author said a deal was signed last week to make a new streaming show.Readers had complained about Cruise's suitability to play the imposing former major in the US military police since his casting was announced in 2011."I really enjoyed working with Cruise. He's a really, really nice guy. We had a lot of fun," Child told the stat...

Love Island’s Dani Dyer and Jack Fincham SLAMMED for ‘nasty’ McDonald’s ad

Entertainment
The Love Island couple are seriously hot property right now, as they ride the waves of their new-found fame, since the show wrapped in July.Dani, 22, and Jack, 26, took home the crown on this year’s series, so are undoubtedly a very profitable pair for companies looking to do sponsored posts.And the fact Dani is the daughter of Eastenders hard-man Danny Dyer, 41 – only adds to the duo’s profitability.The pair’s appeal is also undoubtedly helped by the fact they are both relatable to their young fans – Jack famously said all he wanted to do was “go for a Nando’s” when he left the villa. But it was another eatery the Love Island power couple were throwing their support behind yesterday on social media – but all did not go to plan...
Jack White donates $30,000 to make 'Outsiders' house a museum

Jack White donates $30,000 to make 'Outsiders' house a museum

Entertainment
Sept. 22 (UPI) -- Singer-songwriter Jack White has donated $ 30,000 to help transform the Oklahoma house from the 1983 movie The Outsiders into a museum. Tulsa World reported the gift allowed fundraisers to meet their $ 75,000 goal. "Jack White closed the thing and got it done," fundraiser Danny O'Connor told the newspaper Thursday. "I have a feeling there's a brass plaque in order in the cement at that house pretty soon. What a guy. I couldn't think of a better person to come wrap this bow up, tie the loose ends up."The vibe at The Outsiders house today was like... pic.twitter.com/w7W7aUE6qV— The Outsiders House (@OutsidersHouse) September 20, 2018 O'Connor also tweeted: "If there's a higher caliber of human being who just happens to be a rock god I haven't met em'. Thank you, Ja...
Jack Ma rows back on pledge to create one million US jobs

Jack Ma rows back on pledge to create one million US jobs

Business
Alibaba founder Jack Ma, who once boasted his e-commerce firm would spur the creation of one million jobs in America, has rowed back on those plans.Citing the ongoing trade war between the US and China, Mr Ma told China's Xinhua news agency: "There is no way to complete the promise."It follows remarks by Mr Ma at Alibaba's investor day that the trade tensions could continue for decades.He had previously embraced the idea of expanding in the US.In January 2017, Mr Ma met with US President Donald Trump, outlining a plan to increase Alibaba's presence in America and strengthen relations between the two countries.Alibaba said access to Chinese customers through its online marketplace would help US businesses grow and hire workers - a...