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Atlanta Falcons lament penalties in latest loss

Atlanta Falcons lament penalties in latest loss

Sports
After another disappointing showing pushed their losing streak to five games, Atlanta Falcons coach Dan Quinn didn't quibble about the team's grit and toughness. It was silly mistakes that drew most of his attention. "I told the team earlier I thought our toughness was right, but our focus is not," Quinn said. "The self-inflicted wounds, the penalties, the turnovers." Atlanta (4-9) committed two turnovers in Sunday's 34-20 loss to Green Bay -- one fumble and one interception. Equally disturbing was the 13 penalties that added up to 101 yards. "The heart and hustle is there, but the self-inflicted wounds, too many, too often for us to play like we're capable of playing," Quinn said. "And that's not where we've been, but it is where we currently are due to these mistakes, and they have t...
Deliveroo wins latest court battle over rider rights

Deliveroo wins latest court battle over rider rights

Business
Riders hired by food courier Deliveroo are not entitled to collective bargaining, the High Court has ruled.The ruling confirmed a previous judgement by labour law body the Central Arbitration Committee (CAC).The Independent Workers Union of Great Britain was attempting to overturn the verdict, reached in November last year, that the riders are self-employed, However, the court rejected claims that this categorisation breached their human rights.Decisions by the CAC can be challenged in the High Court on a point of law, but the application for a judicial review was rejected.Mr Justice Supperstone said Deliveroo riders were not "in an employment relationship" with the firm, so the right to collective bargaining did not apply. M...
The Latest: Ukraine bars entry to Russian men from 16 to 60

The Latest: Ukraine bars entry to Russian men from 16 to 60

World
The Latest on Russia-Ukraine tensions (all times local): 12:40 p.m. Russia's foreign ministry says that Moscow is not going to mirror the travel ban that Ukraine has imposed on Russian men. Ukrainian officials announced earlier on Friday that all Russian men aged between 16 and 60 will be barred from entering Ukraine for the 30-day duration of martial law. The statement is the latest step in the escalation of the long-simmering conflict between Russia and Ukraine which began in 2014 with Russia's annexation of Crimea. Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova told reporters that Russia is not planning to impose similar measures on Ukrainians. Zakharova blamed the Ukrainian government for implementing a policy that hurts ordinary people. ——— 12 p.m. The Ukrain...
Transfer news and rumours: Paul Pogba latest, Man United manager update, Tottenham contract boost, plus more

Transfer news and rumours: Paul Pogba latest, Man United manager update, Tottenham contract boost, plus more

Sports
GOSSIP A round up of the latest transfer news and rumours from Sunday's newspapers and online... Here’s a round up of the latest news and rumours from Sunday’s newspapers and online… Manchester City are set to beat Tottenham to the signing of Ajax and Netherlands midfielder Frenkie de Jong, who is also interesting Barcelona. (Daily Star Sunday) Former Chelsea boss Antonio Conte and Juventus coach Max Allegri have been identified as candidates to take over from Jose Mourinho as Manchester United manager next year. (Sunday Express) DC United’s former England striker Wayne Rooney will turn down any offers to return to the Premier League during the...
'I have to be brave' – McLeish after latest Scotland defeat

'I have to be brave' – McLeish after latest Scotland defeat

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Alex McLeish says he will need to "stand up and be brave" as the pressure increases on the Scotland manager.Sunday's 3-1 home loss to Portugal means he has won two of his six games in charge of the national side.The friendly defeat came just three days after a 2-1 collapse away to Israel, ranked 94th in the world, in the Nations League. "It's never easy to lose and that was a tough weekend," said McLeish."I have to stand up and be brave and take it forward."There's other examples of managers being under the cosh - Michael O'Neil and the Russian camp and Stanislav Cherchesov persevered. I'll always retain that determination."Scotland beaten by ruthless PortugalAs it happened: Scotland lose to ...