Starting Five: Jimmy Butler is the early MVP after Miami Heat’s scintillating week | NBA News

There are six teams boasting a league-best 5-1 record to start the season but it’s the Miami Heat – and Jimmy Butler in particular – who have been most impressive. But before we get to that, let’s start in Los Angeles, where Carmelo Anthony continues to roll back the years… The Melo renaissance Here’s a stat for you: through seven contests, Carmelo Anthony is averaging the most points per game (16.7) since his final season as a New York Knick. That came all the way back in 2016-17, when a…

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Hungary fans banned from World Cup qualifier in Poland after disorder during England game at Wembley | Football News

Hungary fans will be banned from attending their team’s final World Cup Qualifier away to Poland on November 15 after clashes with the police during last month’s game against England at Wembley. The Metropolitan Police said there was “minor disorder” from the away fans at the match on October 12 after officers entered the stand to arrest an individual for what was described as a racially-aggravated public order offence. A document published by FIFA on Monday said supporters would be banned from one away match as a result of the…

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Watford investigating allegations of homophobic chanting during Premier League match against Southampton | Football News

Watford are investigating an allegation of homophobic chanting at their match against Southampton on Saturday. The incident is said to have occurred during the Hornets’ 1-0 Premier League defeat at Vicarage Road. The club said in a statement: “We are aware of an incident of homophobic chanting at Saturday’s match. “We have spoken to the supporter who reported this and are working with them to identify the individuals responsible. “We reiterate our zero-tolerance approach to discrimination and how to report it.” Please use Chrome browser for a more accessible video…

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Senior military officers from over 90 countries meet to discuss laws of war

Nearly 400 senior military officers from more than 90 countries will convene over a period of three weeks for a high-level workshop on the laws of war, also known as international humanitarian law (IHL), and their application in military operations. Hosted by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), the 14th Annual Senior Workshop on International Rules governing Military Operations (SWIRMO) will focus on current issues: urban warfare, partnered military operations, and influences on battlefield behaviour. Participants will also use a new video game simulation created by the ICRC…

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Warning issued for thundershowers and severe lightning

The Department of Meteorology has issued a special advisory for severe lightning and heavy rainfall in several provinces and districts.  Thundershowers accompanied by severe lightning are likely to occur at several places in  Western, Sabaragamuwa, Central, North-Central and North-Western provinces and in Mannar, Badulla, Galle and Matara districts. Heavy showers above 100 mm can be expected at some places in these areas. There may be temporary localized strong winds during thundershowers. General public is kindly requested to take adequate precautions to minimize damages caused by lightning activity. Thank you

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Flemington no issue for Spanish Mission as Balding team go in search of Melbourne Cup glory | Racing News

Andrew Balding has said the Flemington track will not provide any issues for Spanish Mission as he bids for Melbourne Cup glory on Tuesday morning. The five-year-old has ran several excellent races this season, including victory in the Yorkshire Cup as well as a narrow second to Stradivarius in the Lonsdale Cup and a third-place finish in the Ascot Gold Cup behind Subjectivist. With 22 runners and a tight turning track at Flemington, the Melbourne Cup will provide a different test for Balding’s star stayer on Tuesday morning – live…

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Commonwealth Games: England, Australia and New Zealand among first six netball nations to qualify | Netball News

Jamaica, South Africa, and Malawi have also secured their places in Birmingham; the competition will take place at the NEC Arena from July 29 to August 7, 2022; England will bid to defend the title they won on the Gold Coast Last Updated: 01/11/21 11:14am England are the defending champions, having won gold at the 2018 Commonwealth Games England, Australia, New Zealand, Jamaica, South Africa, and Malawi are the first six teams to qualify for the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham. The sides were announced by World Netball and the Commonwealth…

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Allan Lamb: Former England and Northamptonshire cricketer being treated for prostate cancer | Cricket News

Allan Lamb: “Having recently been diagnosed with prostate cancer, I have just completed a month of treatment. I urge all men to go and get their PSA levels checked as prostate cancer so often goes undiagnosed. Put your egos aside. Don’t be ignorant about your health” Last Updated: 01/11/21 10:34am Former England cricketer Allan Lamb has been undergoing treatment for prostate cancer Former England cricketer Allan Lamb has been undergoing treatment for prostate cancer. The 67-year-old revealed the news on Twitter and urged other people to get tested. South Africa-born…

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IFS appoints Andy Watts as new VP of Asia

IFS, the leading global enterprise applications company, has announced Andy Watts as a key new member of its team. The new Vice President for Asia (including ASEAN, India, Sri Lanka, Korea and China) has over 20 years of experience in the IT industry and brings a wealth of knowledge and leadership across sales and software as a service. Andy’s key areas of expertise include building high performance teams that go above and beyond, backed by a great working culture. His focus and customer centricity helps customers across enterprise businesses in…

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Kevin Durant ejected, James Harden notches triple-double in Brooklyn Nets rout of Detroit Pistons | NBA News

Kevin Durant scored 23 points before being ejected for a flagrant foul late in the third quarter as the host Brooklyn Nets comfortably beat the Detroit Pistons 117-91 on Sunday night. Durant was thrown out of the game with 3:23 remaining in the third quarter after his right forearm and elbow hit Kelly Olynyk’s face during an off-ball tussle just outside the paint. He had shot 10-13 from the field before getting ejected. Olynyk made the two free throws after the flagrant 2 foul, and Cory Joseph hit a basket,…

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