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LaLiga: League president Javier Tebas expects more player swaps instead of big payments in transfer window

Tebas said he did not expect the Spanish league's transfer market to move more than 800 million euros ($908 million), compared to 3 billion euros ($3.4 billion) last summer.

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US Open 2019: Rafael Nadal says his body will be 'in good shape' ahead of semi-final clash

Second seed Nadal, a three-time champion in New York, will play Italy's Matteo Berrettini for a berth in the final after the 18-time Grand Slam winner overcame a gritty performance from the 5ft 7in (1.70m) Schwartzman.

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Wreckage of plane carrying Cardiff City striker Emiliano Sala and pilot David Ibbotson found, say investigators

The wreckage of the plane carrying footballer Emiliano Sala was located on Sunday, two weeks after it disappeared from radar over the English Channel.

World

Polar vortex makes US cities colder than South Pole; 22 states record sub zero temperatures, whiteout conditions

At least 22 states recorded sub-zero temperatures Wednesday and 139 million people in the U.S. who were under a wind chill advisory or wind chill warning as of midday Wednesday, according to information from the National Weather Service.

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NBA: Spurs' DeMar DeRozan delivers first career triple-double to sink Raptors; James Harden rallies Rockets to beat Warriors

DeMar DeRozan delivered his first career triple-double as the San Antonio Spurs routed the Toronto Raptors 125-107 on Thursday to spoil the return of Kawhi Leonard to the Alamo City.

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Pro Kabaddi 2018: UP Yoddha beat Patna Pirates; Gujarat Fortunegiants brush aside Jaipur Pink Panthers

UP Yoddha produced an impressive team effort to beat defending champions Patna Pirates 47-31 in a Pro Kabaddi Season 6 match on Sunday.

First Cricket News

India vs Australia: Coach Ravi Shastri says critics should stop picking on Virat Kohli and Co for poor overseas record

Coach Ravi Shastri vowed Sunday India will take no prisoners in their quest to win a Test series in Australia for the first time, but cautioned against underestimating the struggling home team.

World

Boris Johnson departure as top UK envoy sparks regret, relief among world's diplomats; NYT editorial says 'good riddance'

Diplomats and politicians around the world were bidding a not-always fond farewell Tuesday to Boris Johnson after the blond foreign secretary's bombshell resignation.

Sports

Wimbledon 2018: Stan Wawrinka bows out to qualifier Thomas Fabbiano; Kevin Anderson beats Andreas Seppi

Stan Wawrinka, winner of three Grand Slam tournaments, trailed by two sets overnight but was 6-5 ahead in the third when play resumed in muggy conditions.

World

Japan tells US auto tariff could backfire badly on American job market, hurt world economy

Japan's government warned in a report Friday that a higher U.S. tariff on auto imports could backfire, jeopardizing hundreds of thousands of American jobs created by Japanese auto-related companies, raising prices for U.S. consumers and devastating the U.S. and global economy.

World

US Congress delays vote on 'compromise' immigration bill in face of likely defeat after hard-right bill sinks

The US House of Representatives killed a hard-right immigration bill Thursday, and Republican leaders delayed a planned vote on a compromise GOP package with the party's lawmakers fiercely divided over an issue that has long confounded them.

World

US zero tolerance immigration policy: Donald Trump commits he'll sign executive order to end family separation at border

US President Donald Trump said he would be signing an executive order later Wednesday that would end the process of separating children from families after they are detained crossing the U.S. border illegally.

World

US 'zero tolerance' immigration policy: Cries of 'don't leave me, Mom' from border separations shatter political gridlock as outrage rises

Blanca's story is emblematic of the 2,300 instances in which US President Donald Trump's administration has separated minors from their migrant parents in an effort to deter illegal immigration. The practice has provoked a national uproar fueled by stories of children being torn from their mothers' arms and of parents being deported without their kids.

World

Former Donald Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort jailed; judge revokes house arrest over allegations of witness tampering in Mueller probe

Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort was jailed Friday after a federal judge revoked his house arrest over allegations of witness tampering in special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation.

World

Asian-American group sues Harvard University over 'startling magnitude of discrimination' in acceptance rates

Even though they bring stronger academic records than any other racial group, Asian-Americans who apply to Harvard University face the lowest acceptance rates, according to a study of admissions records filed Friday by a group that's suing the school over alleged discrimination.

World

After AT&T's $85 billion takeover of Time Warner comes the deluge; Comcast makes $65 billion lunge for Fox

Comcast bid $65 billion for Fox's entertainment business on Wednesday, a day after a federal judge has cleared AT&T's $85 billion takeover of Time Warner. If Comcast succeeds in outbidding Disney for Fox, it would give a major cable distributor control even more channels on its lineup and those of its rivals. There are fears that it could lead to higher cable bills or hinder online alternatives.

Entertainment

Rajkumar Santoshi admitted to Nanavati Hospital; says he has no heart ailment, contrary to media reports

Rajkumar Santoshi was admitted to Nanavati Hospital. Initial reports in the media stated that the filmmaker had been admitted for a heart ailment.

Sports

Rotterdam Open: Roger Federer defeats Grigor Dimitrov in one-sided final to clinch 97th career title

In the Open era, only American Jimmy Connors has won more titles than Swiss master, with 109.

Entertainment

Harvey Weinstein quotes email sent by Ben Affleck to refute rape accusations made by Rose McGowan

Harvey Weinstein also released an email exchange with Rose McGowan’s manager at the time.