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Harry Maguire scores as Manchester United win at Chelsea – but Red Devils captain avoids red card for kick on Michy Batshuayi

Harry Maguire scores as Manchester United win at Chelsea – but Red Devils captain avoids red card for kick on Michy Batshuayi

Sports
Manchester United breathed new life in their quest for Champions League football with a very useful 2-0 win over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. Headers from Anthony Martial and Harry Maguire secured the win, although the Red Devils captain arguably shouldn’t have been on the pitch to score his goal. AFP or licensors Maguire’s powerful header helped seal the win but should he have been on the pitch to score it? Maguire was fortunate to escape being sent off in the first half for kicking out at Chelsea frontman Michy Batshuyai. Meanwhile, Chelsea had two goals in the second half disallowed following VAR checks on a night where the hosts will feel very aggrieved. The result sees Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men go just three points behind fourth-placed Chelsea a
Sydney harbor fireworks kick off global New Year’s celebrations

Sydney harbor fireworks kick off global New Year’s celebrations

World
Dec. 31 (UPI) -- New Year's celebrations around the world began at the stroke of midnight in Australia, followed by Asia as the new year marched across the globe. Sydney's world-class harbor fireworks display kicked off the global celebrations with its usual impressive display of pyrotechnics after being delayed by 15 minutes due to high winds. Its organizers were granted an exemption by Australian fire officials who have imposed a total ban on fires in New South Wales because of an unprecedented wave of bushfires which has ravaged the country for days. Planned fireworks celebrations in many other parts of Australia, however, were canceled due to the ban. As the night progressed, Asian nations were next on the list of New Year's celebrations. In Japan, revelers welcomed the first New Ye...
Dow and S&P 500 will try to snap a 3-week slide as US-China trade talks kick off in the week ahead

Dow and S&P 500 will try to snap a 3-week slide as US-China trade talks kick off in the week ahead

Finance
Stocks will try to regain their mojo as China and the U.S. hold long-awaited trade negotiations in Washington.The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 0.9% this week while the S&P 500 slid about 0.3%. Overall, the two averages posted their first three-week losing streak since August.Wall Street's poor performance for the week comes after a disappointing U.S. manufacturing data report sparked fears of a recession. The report itself pointed to trade as a key source of weakness for the manufacturing sector, making this week's trade talks the key focus for traders."Trade talks are crucial, not just for the U.S., but globally," said Quincy Krosby, chief market strategist at Prudential Financial. "The conclusion from central bankers, CEOs and CFOs is we're slowing down.""They are waiting for...
Soccer’s Carli Lloyd turns down chance to kick in NFL preseason game

Soccer’s Carli Lloyd turns down chance to kick in NFL preseason game

Sports
Aug. 27 (UPI) -- An anonymous NFL team offered Carli Lloyd a chance to kick during a preseason game, but the soccer star had a scheduling conflict because of a United States Women's National Team. Lloyd's trainer, James Galanis, told Fox Sports that multiple NFL teams approached Lloyd after video of her successful 55-yard field goal attempt surfaced last week during a training session with the Philadelphia Eagles. One of those teams told Lloyd she could be on its roster for a final preseason game Thursday. "Today [Monday], she got another call from another NFL team," Galanis told Fox Sports. "I don't want to say who it is, was willing to put her on the roster for their next [game]. They were willing to put her on the roster." The U.S. women's team has a friendly match against Portugal at...
Trade war: China-US talks resume with new tariffs due to kick in

Trade war: China-US talks resume with new tariffs due to kick in

World
Chinese and US negotiators are attempting to salvage a trade deal just hours before fresh US tariffs are due to come into force. US President Donald Trump says the two sides were close to reaching a deal but China attempted to renegotiate.The US is shortly due to raise tariffs on $ 200bn (£152bn) of Chinese goods, while China says it will retaliate.The International Monetary Fund (IMF) said the row poses a "threat to the global economy"."As we have said before, everybody loses in a protracted trade conflict," the body which aims to ensure global financial stability said in a statement, calling for a "speedy resolution".The Chinese delegation, led by Vice-Premier Liu He, is meeting US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Tr