Cristiano Ronaldo: Man City interested in signing Juventus forward | Football News

Manchester City are interested in signing Cristiano Ronaldo from Juventus, according to Sky in Italy. City are willing to offer Ronaldo a two-year contract, with a salary of £12.8m-per-season (€15m), and would like to sign the Portugal captain for free. But Juventus want at least £21.4m (€25m) as a transfer fee and no formal offer has been made yet. The 36-year-old, who scored 118 goals in 292 games for Manchester United between 2003 and 2009, has been linked with a move away from the Allianz Stadium this summer and is…

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Afghanistan: ‘The pain of watching my country burn from afar’

The Taliban’s swift takeover of Afghanistan – and the group’s announcement that it will impose Sharia or Islamic law – has millions of young Afghans concerned about their future. These young people grew up with considerable freedom compared to their parents. But they fear that all of that could easily be reversed under the Taliban. Hundreds of Afghan students and other refugees from the country live in India – and they are anxious about what the future holds for them and their families back home. They tell the BBC’s Anshul…

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LBGTQ+ Afghans Fear for Their Lives as Taliban Takes Control

By Matthew Lavietes and Rachel Savage NEW YORK/LONDON, Aug 20 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) — It was never easy being gay or transgender in Afghanistan. Now it could be deadly, according to LGBTQ+ Afghans, whose fear of violence under the Taliban is driving a frantic bid to escape. But how any evacuation might work is another matter, with scant practical support coming from overseas and even less hope that Islamist militants will let them into the airport. “If I find a visa and a country gives…

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Charlotte Edwards Cup: Marie Kelly hits majestic 53-ball century as Central Sparks defeat Southern Vipers | Cricket News

Josh Gorton Comment & Analysis Marie Kelly’s heroics ended Southern Vipers’ unbeaten record in Group A of the Charlotte Edwards Cup; South East Stars closed the gap with victory at Guildford, while Northern Diamonds and Western Storm prevailed in Group B Last Updated: 25/08/21 11:37pm Kelly finished unbeaten on 100 from just 53 balls to inflict a first defeat on the Southern Vipers Marie Kelly struck a sensational century as Central Sparks ended Southern Vipers’ unbeaten run in the Charlotte Edwards Cup with a convincing six-wicket victory at Hove. Kelly…

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Vitality Blast: Hampshire Hawks end Notts Outlaws’ reign in quarter-final thriller | Cricket News

Hampshire only manage 125-9 at Trent Bridge but Notts Outlaws come up just short after stunning fightback by the visitors despite late onslaught from Matt Carter, with Liam Dawson leading the way with the ball for the Hawks Last Updated: 25/08/21 10:37pm Hampshire Hawks celebrate their Vitality Blast victory over Notts Outlaws Hampshire Hawks booked their place at Vitality Blast Finals Day with a stunning two-wicket win over defending champions Notts Outlaws. With runs hard to come by on a slow, used wicket at Trent Bridge, the quarter-final contest see-sawed…

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Philanthropist funds new facility at Kalutara hospital

The Sri Lanka Air Force on Monday (23) handed over a Heated Humidified Oxygen Therapy Unit (HHOT) to District General Hospital in Kalutara. The unit was handedover by the Commanding Officer of SLAF Station Katukurunda, Air Commodore B.A.M.P. Balasuriya to the Director of District General Hospital, Kalutara, Dr. Pradeep Rathnasekara at a simple ceremony. The Heated Humidified Oxygen Therapy Unit was manufactured by the Air Force General Engineering Wing at Katunayake together with its designing, which was done by the Electronics and Telecommunications Wing at Ratmalana. According to Dr. Rathnasekara,…

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Carabao Cup third round draw – watch live on Sky Sports | Football News

The draw for the third round of the Carabao Cup takes place on Wednesday night – and you watch the drama unfold via our free live stream! Holders Manchester City, eight-time winners Liverpool, European champions Chelsea and Manchester United are among the big-name Premier League sides who enter the tournament at this stage. There will be at least seven sides from the Sky Bet Championship in the draw, five from League One, and two from League Two, with Oldham Athletic and Rochdale eyeing a glamour draw. Third-round ties will take…

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Aryana Sayeed: Afghanistan returns to miserable time for women

Afghan singer Aryana Sayeed fled the country on a US army plane after the Taliban took control of the country’s capital Kabul. She told BBC World News: “It’s very sad, very unfortunate that Afghanistan is all the way back to 20 years ago when life was so miserable for a lot of women in Afghanistan.” Ms Sayeed said that if the Taliban remain in control then she could not see a time when singers would be able to go and perform in the country. More than 82,000 people have been…

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Unvaccinated mobile vendors not allowed trading in Colombo

It has been decided that only the mobile vendors who have received both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine will be permitted to carry out their trade in the Colombo District during the curfew period, District Secretary Pradeep Yasaratne said. He added that mobile vendors who have not taken both doses of the vaccine would be subject to quarantine laws if they engage in trading. District Secretary Yasaratne mentioned this at a press conference held at the Department of Government Information today (August 24). Thank you

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Rory McIlroy hurled three-wood towards New Jersey Turnpike at Liberty National | Golf News

“I might not have reached the road but I threw it into the trees off the ninth tee at Liberty National, so if someone wants to go get a three-wood, there’s one in there somewhere!” Rory McIlroy arrived at the BMW Championship without a three-wood! By Keith Jackson Last Updated: 25/08/21 8:20pm Rory McIlroy hurled a three-wood towards a main road on Monday Rory McIlroy spent extra time on the range ahead of the BMW Championship to avail himself with a new three-wood, having launched his towards the New Jersey…

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Decision on the continuity of quarantine curfew on Friday

A decision on whether the quarantine curfew imposed to control the Covid-19 pandemic should be extended will be made on Friday, Director General of Health Services Specialist Dr. Asela Gunawardena said. Accordingly, a decision would be made upon the discussions in consideration of the daily number of deaths and infections, he added. The quarantine curfew was imposed on August 20 and is in force until 4 am, August 30. MIAP Thank you

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Teddy Bridgewater: Denver Broncos name starting quarterback after competition with Drew Lock | NFL News

Teddy Bridgewater will start the season as Denver’s quarterback after winning competition with previous starter Drew Lock; Broncos head coach Vic Fangio told team on Wednesday; Denver kick off season against New York Giants on September 12 By Field Level Media Last Updated: 25/08/21 7:22pm Teddy Bridgewater has won the starting quarterback competition in Denver Teddy Bridgewater has won the quarterback competition in Denver and will start in Week One for the Broncos on September 12. “Coach (Vic) Fangio informed our team this morning that Teddy Bridgewater will be the…

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AFC East preview: Buffalo Bills, Miami Dolphins, New England Patriots, New York Jets | NFL News

Will Josh Allen and the Buffalo Bills defend their AFC East title? The time for talking is nearly over, with the 2021 NFL season just around the corner. And as kickoff edges ever closer, Sky Sports NFL writers are breaking down all eight divisions from the key men to the marquee acquisitions. Thursday, September 9 is the date to mark in your diaries as the reigning Super Bowl champions Tampa Bay Buccaneers host the Dallas Cowboys, which you can see live on Sky Sports NFL from 1.20am in the early…

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Mangala Samaraweera: A liberal without a political home

Mangala Samaraweera was a political misfit in Sri Lankan politics. He was a man of honesty and integrity among many crooks. He was a liberal who believed in freedom and democracy when most of his colleagues on both his side as well as the Opposition were driven by narrow ethnic, racial and religious considerations. He never found a political home in Sri Lanka. It did not come as a surprise when he did not contest the last election. Mangala changed his party affiliation when he felt the occasion demanded it. His…

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