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Football news LIVE: Harry Kane to Real Madrid unlikely, Gareth Southgate’s advice to Jesse Lingard, ‘Jose Mourinho has held Gareth Bale back’

Sports
[unable to retrieve full-text content]Keep up to date with all the latest sports news, views and gossip. TOP HEADLINES: Harry Kane to Real Madrid transfer doubt raised amid reports Tottenham star would be ‘easier to land than Kylian Mbappe or Erling Haaland’ Andros Townsend defends under-fire Steve Bruce for giving Newcastle stars six days off during international break – […] talkSPORT
Covid: WHO says ‘extremely unlikely’ virus leaked from lab in China

Covid: WHO says ‘extremely unlikely’ virus leaked from lab in China

World
International experts investigating the origins of Covid-19 have all but dismissed a theory that the virus came from a laboratory in China.Peter Ben Embarek, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) mission, said it was "extremely unlikely" that the virus leaked from a lab in the city of Wuhan.He said more work was needed to identify the source of the virus.The investigation could now focus on South East Asia, one expert said. The WHO team are currently at the end of their investigation mission. Wuhan, in China's central Hubei province, is the first place in the world that the virus was detected in 2019. Since then, more than 106 million cases and 2.3 million deaths have been reported worldwide.Dr Embarek told a press conference the investigation had uncovered new information but ha...
NASA ‘unlikely’ to achieve moon landing by 2024, says audit

NASA ‘unlikely’ to achieve moon landing by 2024, says audit

Technology
NASA programme to land the first woman and the next man on the moon by 2024 is "unlikely" to be achieved, according to an audit report by the agency's office of inspector general.The report warns the space agency "will be hard-pressed" in "achieving any date close to this ambitious goal", although it could potentially do so with "strong, consistent, sustained leadership from the president... as well as stable and timely funding". NASA's Artemis programme, named after the mythological sister of Apollo, the first moon mission's namesake, aimed to take the first woman and the next man to the lunar surface by 2024 - although that date is now in question. While president-elect Joe Biden has named the members of his NASA transition team, he hasn't yet set out his administration's priorities ...
Sir Rod Stewart assault case over alleged Florida hotel incident ‘unlikely’ to go to trial

Sir Rod Stewart assault case over alleged Florida hotel incident ‘unlikely’ to go to trial

Entertainment
Sir Rod Stewart's assault case in Florida over a claim that he punched a security guard at a luxury hotel is unlikely to go to trial, a US court has heard.The 75-year-old singer has been charged with simple battery, after allegedly punching Jesse Dixon in the chest at the Breakers Palm Beach Hotel on New Year's Eve. His son, Sean, 40, has received the same charge after reportedly getting "nose to nose" with Mr Dixon during the dispute.Both men have pleaded not guilty. Image: The alleged incident took place at the Breakers Palm Beach Hotel in Florida The alleged altercation is said to have occurred after Sir Rod and his family tried unsuccessfully to gain access to a private children's event at the five-star venue. ...
MLB team owners propose 76-game season; July 4 start unlikely

MLB team owners propose 76-game season; July 4 start unlikely

Sports
June 8 (UPI) -- Major League Baseball team owners made a new proposal to players for a resumed season on Monday with a tentative schedule of 76 games and a July 10 start to the suspended 2020 campaign. Sources told ESPN, The Athletic and MLB Network about the proposal. Advertisement Players would receive 75 percent of their salaries under the terms of the new plan. The offer likely nixes a previous tentative start date of July 4. Owners had considered a 50-game schedule last week. The parties also have considered 82 games. Under the latest proposal, the season would end Sept. 27 and the post-season would end no later than Oct. 31. Players would have 85 days to complete an 82-game schedule if they started the season July 4. They would have 79 days to complete a 76-game schedule if they sta...