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U.S. women’s soccer co-captain Alex Morgan to play in 2020 Summer Olympics

U.S. women’s soccer co-captain Alex Morgan to play in 2020 Summer Olympics

Sports
Nov. 6 (UPI) -- United States women's national soccer team star Alex Morgan said she plans to play in the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo despite expecting her first child less than four months before the start of the event. Morgan, 30, announced her pregnancy on social media two weeks ago. She is expecting a baby girl in April, about three months before the beginning of the Olympics. "I hope to get back on the field as soon as possible," Morgan told reporters Tuesday. "After having a healthy baby, I want to get back with the national team and look forward to playing in Tokyo." Morgan, who helped guide the U.S. women's national team to a gold medal in the 2012 Olympics and wins in the 2019 World Cup and the 2015 World Cup, said she believes she will continue to play at a high level after h...
Left-handed women’s quirk over sense of smell

Left-handed women’s quirk over sense of smell

Health
Scientists say they have discovered a biological anomaly that could change how we understand our sense of smell. The study in the journal Neuron shows some people can smell normally, despite missing the part of the brain that is considered to be crucial for smell - the olfactory bulbs. Lacking bulbs should cause anosmia (being unable to smell). Curiously, the phenomenon mostly affects left-handed women, and has never been detected in men. How does smell work?So how do we smell a fresh mug of coffee, a garden flower or even a newborn's soiled nappy? Current science says odours enter the nose where they excite nerve endings. This creates an electrical signal that travels up to a specialised part of the brain called the olfactory bulbs. They process the sign...
Dina Asher-Smith wins World Championships women’s 100m silver; Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce takes gold

Dina Asher-Smith wins World Championships women’s 100m silver; Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce takes gold

Sports
Media playback is not supported on this device 2019 World Athletics ChampionshipsVenue: Khalifa International Stadium, Doha Dates: 27 September-6 OctoberCoverage: Watch live on BBC TV, BBC iPlayer and BBC Sport website and app; Listen live on BBC Radio 5 Live; Live streams, clips and text commentary online.Dina Asher-Smith became the first British woman to win an individual World Championships sprint medal in 36 years as she claimed silver in the 100m final with Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce taking gold.It is the 23-year-old's first major global medal outdoors with the 200m to follow, where sh...
Women’s British Open: Charley Hull makes strong start

Women’s British Open: Charley Hull makes strong start

Sports
Media playback is not supported on this device First round leaderboard-7 A Buhai; -6 H Shibuno (Jpn), D Kang (US); -5 C Hull (Eng) M Jutanugarn (Tha), HS Park (Kor) M Khang (US); -4 A Jutanugarn (Tha), JE Lee (Mor), YJ Ko (Kor)Selected others: -3 G Hall (Eng); -2 B Law (Eng); -1 L Thompson (US); +10 L Davies (Eng)England's Charley Hull started strongly at the Women's British Open at Woburn in her bid to win a first major.Hull, 23, shot a five-under-par 67 on her home course - including a birdie at the 18th - and is two shots adrift of leader Ashleigh Buhai of South Africa.Hinako Shibuno ...
Loose Women’s Nadia brands EasyJet a ‘disgrace’ as she’s left stranded for two days

Loose Women’s Nadia brands EasyJet a ‘disgrace’ as she’s left stranded for two days

Entertainment
The TV star, who is thought to be worth around £2 million, took to Twitter to share a furious video from the check-in desk.Stood in a long queue, the make-up free ITV host appeared at her wit's end as she vented to camera.Nadia said: "I am never, ever going to fly EasyJet again."Do you remember the documentary about EasyJet and we used to wonder why are they so irate?"Why don't they calm down? Well we properly found out tonight."Not stopping there, Nadia continued: "EasyJet shame on you – people with children here for two days."[We've] been left with no information, not even any water brought to them... never again."Captioning the post, she fumed: "It’s so unbelievable what’s going on here!"A man with two children is having to sleep in the airport because your ground staff have said it’s t