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England thrash West Indies in three days – report & highlights

England thrash West Indies in three days – report & highlights

Sports
Media playback is not supported on this device First Investec Test, Edgbaston, day threeEngland 514-8 dec (Cook 243, Root 136, Malan 65, Chase 4-113)West Indies 168 (Blackwood 79*, Anderson 3-24) &137 (Broad 3-34)England won an innings and 209 runsScorecardEngland took 19 wickets on the third day to beat West Indies by an innings and 209 runs in the day-night Test at Edgbaston.West Indies, 44-1 overnight in reply to England's 514-8 declared, were bowled out for 168 and 137.James Anderson took 3-34 in the first innings and Stuart Broad 3-34 in the second to move above Sir Ian Botham into second on the list of England's all-time leading Test wicket-takers.England take the lead in the three-match series, and have named the same 13-man s...
Asda reports first rise in sale in three years

Asda reports first rise in sale in three years

Business
Asda has reported its first increase in quarterly sales for three years, boosted by a bumper Easter.Britain's third biggest supermarket, owned by US retail giant Walmart, said like-for-like sales rose by 1.8%, excluding petrol, in the three months to 30 June.This compares with a 2.8% fall in the first quarter of this year, which was an eleventh straight decline.It is a big turnaround when compared to this time last year, when the supermarket chain suffered its worst ever quarterly result with sales plummeting by 7.5%.Walmart president and CEO Doug McMillon said he was "encouraged" by the results."I visited Asda to see the progress being made," he said. "Customers are responding to investments in price and store experience by visiting the stores more often and increasing their basket sizes....
Manchester United news: 'They'll be like three new signings this season' – fans react to Madrid win

Manchester United news: 'They'll be like three new signings this season' – fans react to Madrid win

Sports
Manchester United have experienced a fruitful pre-season so farMonday, July 24, 2017Manchester United beat Real Madrid in a farcical friendly penalty shoot-out, but there were plenty of positives for Red Devils fans to take from the game.United made it four games unbeaten, winning 2-1 on spot-kicks following a 1-1 draw, as they made it four matches unbeaten so far in pre-season.As Jose Mourinho builds towards the 2017-18 campaign there were also some concerning displays from his players, but the general feeling is one of optimism among United fans.Here is a selection of reaction from Red Devils supporters...Let's block ads! (Why?)
Cleveland Indians, New York Yankees, three others interested in RHP Sonny Gray

Cleveland Indians, New York Yankees, three others interested in RHP Sonny Gray

Sports
July 15 (UPI) -- Oakland Athletics pitcher Sonny Gray has been linked to the Chicago Cubs, New York Yankees, Cleveland Indians and two more teams in trade talks.Last week, Athletics general manager Billy Beane told Peter Gammons that not one team called to open negotiations for the right-hander.On Friday, sources told MLB Network that the Cubs continue to show interest in Gray, despite acquiring Jose Quintana from the Chicago White Sox last week.Sources told FanRag Sports that the Yankees are one of "many" teams to check in on Gray, but are "reluctant" to give up their best prospects.Sources told ESPN Saturday that the Indians were among those interested teams "evaluating" Gray. The Boston Globe reported that the Athletics are closely following the Houston Astros' farm system and there is ...
Three retirement savings strategies to use if you plan to retire early

Three retirement savings strategies to use if you plan to retire early

Finance
If you're lucky to have saved enough money to leave the rat race early, you still need to a retirement strategy that minimizes taxes and penalties.Retirement account rules are stacked against early retirees. People may face a 10 percent early withdrawal penalty if they take money out of their traditional IRAs before age 59½ and before age 55 with traditional 401(k) plans and other workplace retirement plans.Here are some strategies early retirees can use to maximize their retirement savings:There is an exception to the early withdrawal penalty for IRAs. The IRS allows you to take "substantially equal periodic payments" under Rule 72(t).To avoid the 10 percent penalty once you begin distributions, you must continue to take the required distribution for the longer of five years, or until you