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Chelsea ready to ‘break transfer record’ to sign Borussia Dortmund and England star Jadon Sancho ahead of Man United and Liverpool

Chelsea ready to ‘break transfer record’ to sign Borussia Dortmund and England star Jadon Sancho ahead of Man United and Liverpool

Sports
Chelsea are prepared to smash their transfer record to sign Borussia Dortmund star Jadon Sancho.The Premier League club are currently banned from signing any players, but it is understood they will find out on Thursday if an appeal to overturn their transfer ban has been successful. AFP or licensors Jadon Sancho could leave Borussia Dortmund next year And if Chelsea are given the green light, they will be able to buy players in the next transfer window, rather than wait until the summer. Goal claim the club are ‘confident’ of landing Sancho ahead of Manchester United either in January or next summer. He is close friends with Blues stars Tammy Abraham and Callum Hudson-Odoi, who he grew up with in London. And Sancho is expected to command a much bigger fee
Still on top: Cyber Monday sales on track to hit record

Still on top: Cyber Monday sales on track to hit record

Technology
Even though deals could be found online for days, shoppers still pulled out their phones and laptops to shop on the Monday after Thanksgiving, with sales on track to hit a record $ 9.4 billionBy JOSEPH PISANI AP Retail WriterDecember 2, 2019, 8:47 PM3 min read Cyber Monday is still holding up as the biggest online shopping day of the year, even though many of the same deals have been available online for weeks and the name harks back to the days of dial-up modems. Shoppers are expected to spend a record $ 9.4 billion on purchases made on their phones and computers Monday, up about 19% from last year’s Cyber Monday, according to Adobe Analytics, which tracks transactions at 80 of the top 100 U.S. online stores. The busiest time is expected to be in the hour before midnight, as people race t
Black Friday shopping at brick-and-mortar stores dropped by 6% as consumers spent record online

Black Friday shopping at brick-and-mortar stores dropped by 6% as consumers spent record online

Finance
Black Friday shoppers wait to purchase goods at a Best Buy store on November 29, 2019 in Emeryville, United States. Black Friday is traditionally the biggest shopping event of the year, and marks the beginning of the holiday shopping season.Philip Pacheco | Getty Images News | Getty ImagesBlack Friday brick-and-mortar retail sales fell by 6.2% compared to last year as consumers eschewed in-person shopping for online purchasing, according to preliminary data from ShopperTrak.The pullback corresponds with a jump in Black Friday spending online, which hit $ 7.4 billion, the largest online Black Friday total ever, according to Adobe Analytics."There is no longer one way to shop on Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday," said Brian Field, senior director of global retail consulting for ShopperTrak....
Cristiano Ronaldo now has 98 GOALS for Portugal after latest hat-trick and is closing in on all-time international record

Cristiano Ronaldo now has 98 GOALS for Portugal after latest hat-trick and is closing in on all-time international record

Sports
Cristiano Ronaldo is not done yet. While the 34-year-old has been substituted in his last two Juventus games having not quite been at his best for the Serie A side, on the international stage he continues to be unstoppable. AFP Ronaldo is still performing at an increbible level for his country On Thursday night, Ronaldo hit a hat-trick in a 6-0 win over Lithuania to put his country on the verge of a place at the Euro 2020 finals. The treble was the 55th of Ronaldo’s incredible career and his ninth at international level. He has netted 13 times in his past seven caps alone, and his remarkable tally for Portugal now stands at 98 goals in 163 appearances. With no signs of Ronaldo letting up, it seems a certainty that he will become the highest goalscore
Air Force X-37B lands successfully after completing record 780 days in orbit

Air Force X-37B lands successfully after completing record 780 days in orbit

Science
Oct. 27 (UPI) -- The U.S. Air Force's X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle Mission 5 spaceplane set a new record as it landed Sunday at Florida's Kennedy Space Center after spending more than two years in orbit. The reusable unmanned spacecraft touched down at 3:51 a.m. after completing 780 days in orbit, breaking its own previous record of 718 days, and extending the total number of days spent on-orbit for the test vehicle program to 2,685. "This program continues to push the envelope as the world's only reusable space vehicle. With a successful landing today, the X-37B completed its longest flight to date and successfully completed all mission objectives," Air Force Rapid Capabilities Office director Randy Walden said. "This mission successfully hosted Air Force Research Laboratory Experiments, ...