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British-Soviet double agent George Blake dies aged 98 in Moscow

British-Soviet double agent George Blake dies aged 98 in Moscow

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Cold War British-Soviet double agent George Blake has died aged 98 in Moscow, according to Russian state news agency RIA.Russia's SVR foreign intelligence agency reportedly confirmed the news, with a spokesman quoted as saying: "We received some bitter news - the legendary George Blake passed away." Image: Blake was awarded a medal by President Putin in 2007 and never expressed any regrets Blake was the last in a line of spies whose work for the Soviet Union humiliated Britain's intelligence establishment when it was uncovered at the height of the Cold War.Britain says he exposed the identities of hundreds of Western agents across eastern Europe in the 1950s - some of whom were executed as a result. ...
NBA, MLB and MLS postpone games after Milwaukee Bucks’ walkout over Jacob Blake shooting

NBA, MLB and MLS postpone games after Milwaukee Bucks’ walkout over Jacob Blake shooting

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Last updated on 48 minutes ago48 minutes ago.From the section BasketballThe NBA postponed Wednesday's three play-off games after the Milwaukee Bucks called off their fixture in protest at the shooting of Jacob Blake.In baseball, three MLB games were called off after teams decided not to play, and five MLS matches have been postponed.Tennis player Naomi Osaka pulled out of a WTA match on Thursday.She tweeted that she would no longer play her semi-finalexternal-link in the Western and Southern Open in New York, saying that "as a black woman I feel as though there are much more important matters at hand that need immediate attention, rather than watching me play tennis".The US Tennis Association, ATP and WTA subsequently announced it was pausing play at the Western and Southern Open on Thursd...
Jacob Blake: Teenager arrested over Wisconsin protesters’ deaths

Jacob Blake: Teenager arrested over Wisconsin protesters’ deaths

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Media playback is unsupported on your device More reinforcements are being sent to the US city of Kenosha, Wisconsin, following unrest sparked by the police shooting of a black man.Jacob Blake, 29, was shot and injured by police on Sunday as he leaned into his car and as his children watched.Protests since then have turned violent, with two people killed and one injured on Tuesday night. A 17-year-old youth has been arrested.Mr Blake is recovering in hospital and is conscious, his family say.But his lawyers say it will take "a miracle" for him to walk again. The protests over Mr Blake's shooting have at times turned violent, causing damage to property.Tuesday night's incident was believed to have involved protesters against Mr Blake's shooting and armed me...
Pistons' Blake Griffin faces former team in matchup with Los Angeles Clippers

Pistons' Blake Griffin faces former team in matchup with Los Angeles Clippers

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Blake Griffin re-signed with the Los Angeles Clippers last July with the understanding that he'd be a 'Clipper for life.' His tenure with the Clippers after inking the five-year, $ 171 million contract lasted just over half a season. Griffin was blindsided when he was dealt to the Detroit Pistons late last month, claiming he found out about the trade on Twitter. He'll get a chance to exact a little revenge on Friday night when the Clippers play at Little Caesars Arena. Griffin has already had a major impact on his new team. The Pistons carry a five-game winning streak into the game, the last four with the five-time All-Star power forward in their lineup. He supplied 11 points and two assists during the fourth quarter of a 115-106 victory over Brooklyn on Wednesday. After finishing with a t...
Blake Griffin unlikely to play in Clippers-Warriors rematch

Blake Griffin unlikely to play in Clippers-Warriors rematch

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OAKLAND, Calif. -- The Golden State Warriors will seek to continue their recent mastery of the Los Angeles Clippers when the two top teams in the Pacific Division meet for the second time in five days on Wednesday night. The Warriors have beaten the Clippers 12 straight times, including 121-105 on Saturday afternoon in Los Angeles. Only three NBA teams have a longer active winning streak against a single opponent. Oklahoma City has won 17 in a row against Philadelphia, while the Los Angeles Lakers have lost their last 14 to both Dallas and Portland. The Warriors' 12th straight over the Clippers was an especially painful defeat for Los Angeles. It lost star forward Blake Griffin in the game to a concussion. Griffin sat out Monday's 108-107 home win over the Atlanta Hawks, and is unlikely to...