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West Brom manager Tony Pulis dismisses links to Wales job

West Brom manager Tony Pulis dismisses links to Wales job

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West Brom boss Tony Pulis has dismissed links to the Wales job. The 59-year-old, who was born in Newport, has been installed as one of the favourites for the role with current manager Chris Coleman assessing his future. Wales failed to qualify for the World Cup after a 1-0 home defeat to the Republic of Ireland on Monday ended their hopes of reaching the play-offs.Coleman has said he is considering his position after previously saying it would be his final campaign.READ MORE: Gareth Bale and senior Wales players urge Chris Coleman stay on as managerBut Pulis has rejected any speculation.He said: "I'm quite happy where I am and I think it's wrong we're even talking about someone who's still in a job."Chris has done a fantastic job there and he'll be very disappointed at the m...
'This is his season to be fit' – Andy Carroll faces a make-or-break season at West Ham according to Slaven Bilic

'This is his season to be fit' – Andy Carroll faces a make-or-break season at West Ham according to Slaven Bilic

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Injury-plagued striker Andy Carroll faces a make-or-break season at West Ham.The 28-year-old has two years left on his current contract, but he needs to stay fit to stand a chance of earning a new one.Otherwise West Ham may cut their losses on their one-time record signing next summer, rather than risk him leaving for nothing 12 months later.Carroll, who cost £15million from Liverpool, has missed 114 matches through a catalogue of injuries since he signed for the Hammers in 2012.He is currently fit, however, and poised to lead the line in Saturday's lunchtime London derby against Tottenham.Manager Slaven Bilic said: "He's got two years and this is, to be fair, his season to be fit, to stay fit."Because if we are talking about his contract, the question mark about him is his fitness, about
Warm waters off West Coast has lingering effects for salmon

Warm waters off West Coast has lingering effects for salmon

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The mass of warm water known as "the blob" that heated up the North Pacific Ocean has dissipated, but scientists are still seeing the lingering effects of those unusually warm sea surface temperatures on Pacific Northwest salmon and steelhead. Federal research surveys this summer caught among the lowest numbers of juvenile coho and Chinook salmon in 20 years, suggesting that many fish did not survive their first months at sea. Scientists warn that salmon fisheries may face hard times in the next few years. Fisheries managers also worry about below average runs of steelhead returning to the Columbia River now. Returns of adult steelhead that went to sea as juveniles a year ago so far rank among the lowest in 50 years. Scientists believe poor ocean conditions are likely to blame: Cold-water...
Hurricane Irma: Storm hits west coast of Florida

Hurricane Irma: Storm hits west coast of Florida

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Media playback is unsupported on your deviceHurricane Irma is blasting up the west coast of Florida after buffeting the city of Miami, with dangerous flooding along long stretches of coast.It has been downgraded from category three to one but still has maximum sustained winds of 75mph (120km/h).More than 3.4 million homes in the state are without power, with parts of the city of Miami under water.At least four deaths have been linked to the storm and several areas have brought in curfews.Are you in the region? Have you been affected by Hurricane Irma? If it is safe for you to do so, share your experiences by emailing haveyoursay@bbc.co.uk.Florida's Director of Emergency Management, Bryan Koon, said late in Sunday he could not yet confirm or deny reports of multiple deaths and extensive dam...
West Indies beat England in final day thriller – videos & report

West Indies beat England in final day thriller – videos & report

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Media playback is not supported on this device Second Investec Test, Headingley, day fourEngland 258 & 490-8 dec: Moeen 84, Root 72, Malan 61, Woakes 61*West Indies 427 & 322-5: S Hope 118*, K Brathwaite 95West Indies win by five wicketsScorecardWest Indies produced a masterful chase to win a Test in England for the first time in 17 years with a five-wicket victory in a thrilling match.The nerveless Shai Hope led them to their target of 322, becoming the first man to score a century in both innings of a first-class match at Headingley.Opener Kraigg Brathwaite had earlier struck a superb 95 after being dropped by Alastair Cook on four.Aided by Jermaine Blackwood's 41, Hope hit the winning runs to finish on 118.Victory for the tour...