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Rugby union: All summer tours off amid coronavirus pandemic

Rugby union: All summer tours off amid coronavirus pandemic

Sports
All of this summer's tours have been postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic, World Rugby has confirmed.With many countries restricting people's movements and some borders closed or under strict controls, the news is not unexpected.Wales were due to tour Japan and New Zealand, while England have long been resigned to not going to Japan. Scotland were due in South Africa and New Zealand, with Ireland heading to Australia.The sport has been suspended at domestic level throughout the world amid the pandemic, with only New Zealand having announced plans to resume its Super Rugby competition.In a statement, World Rugby said: "Extended travel and quarantine restrictions that apply to numerous...
Ivanka Trump tours NASA center in Houston, calls space crew

Ivanka Trump tours NASA center in Houston, calls space crew

Technology
Ivanka Trump made a telephone call to the International Space Station and spoke to the crew while touring NASA's Johnson Space Center. Trump, who is an adviser to her father, President Donald Trump, talked to the space station crew whose members are flying 250 miles (402 kilometers) above the Earth's surface. She also spoke to students from nearby public schools who are participating in an international robotics competition. Her visit to the center Thursday in Houston came during a stop on her campaign tour of Texas for Republican candidates in the Nov. 6 midterm elections. The White House said her appearance was intended to draw attention to students learning about science and technology. She was accompanied by U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, U.S. Rep. Brian Babin and state Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, al...
Yates wins Vuelta a Espana to complete British clean sweep of 2018 Grand Tours

Yates wins Vuelta a Espana to complete British clean sweep of 2018 Grand Tours

Sports
Media playback is not supported on this device Simon Yates won the Vuelta a Espana to complete a clean sweep of British victories in this year's Grand Tours.The 26-year-old Michelton-Scott rider crossed the line safely in Madrid on Sunday to secure his first Grand Tour, with Spain's Enric Mas second and Colombia's Miguel Angel Lopez third.Britons Chris Froome and Geraint Thomas won the Giro d'Italia and Tour de France respectively this year. Elia Viviani claimed the 100km final stage of the Vuelta in a bunch sprint.In a chaotic run-in, the Italian edged out world champ...