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Sep 22

WWE Fans Shout 'That's Too Far' At Racist Scripted Comments In The Ring

Pro wrestling has never had any problem trading on racist tropes to arouse the fans, but times may be changing.

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Sep 22

How Austin Restaurants Are Helping With Hurricane Harvey Recovery Efforts

How Austin Restaurants Are Helping With Hurricane Harvey Recovery EffortsIncluding Supernatural star’s upcoming brewery Hurricane Harvey hit Texas over the weekend and with it came damaging winds and flooding throughout Southeast Texas, including Rockport, Port Aransas, and Houston. To help with the recovery efforts, Austin-area restaurants and breweries are pitching in by raising money to aid those affected by the storms. Texas Monthly put together a local guide of other ways to donate as well.Know of other Austin restaurants, bars, or food trucks helping as well? Let Eater know through the tipline or in the comments below. …

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Sep 22

Pakistan: Death toll from India attack in Kashmir rises to 6

Pakistan: Death toll from India attack in Kashmir rises to 6SULERIA, Pakistan (AP) — At least six Pakistani villagers were killed and 26 were wounded in an overnight attack by India in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir, Pakistan’s military said Friday, adding that hundreds of villagers were forced to move to safer places.

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Sep 22

Hughie Fury sets sights on Joseph Parker and being best of the rest | Kevin Mitchell

Tyson Fury’s cousin can win the WBO heavyweight title on Saturday but neither he nor New Zealander Parker look in the same league as Anthony Joshua or Deontay Wilder

The electricity that normally runs through the leadup to a world title fight has barely flickered in Manchester this week, although Hughie Fury’s circuitry sparked into life when he shoved the amiable New Zealander Joseph Parker at the weigh-in on Friday.

After a week that began with Parker’s promoter, David Higgins, being escorted from a press conference for supposedly upsetting the hosts by demanding a neutral referee then settling his differences with Fury’s father and trainer, Peter (to everyone’s smiling satisfaction), normal boxing service was resumed with some unsubtle histrionics the day before they fight for real at the Manchester Arena.

Related: Hughie Fury: ‘I’ve had no teenage life, no drinking or friends. I’ve sacrificed everything’

Related: Jake LaMotta was not a great champion but one of the toughest, a boxing beast | Kevin Mitchell

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Sep 22

Were Mexico's Recent Earthquakes Related?

Over the past two weeks, Mexico has experienced a lot of shaking. On Sept. 8, a magnitude-8.1 earthquake struck 54 miles (87 kilometers) southwest of Pijijiapan, which sits just above the Mexico-Guatemala border. Eleven days later, a magnitude-7.1 qu…

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Sep 22

Sam Sexton ready to be ‘hated’ in British heavyweight title fight v Gary Cornish

Sam Sexton is ready to be “hated” in Edinburgh when he meets Scot Gary Cornish for the vacant British heavyweight title.

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Sep 22

Could North Korea's Army Crush the U.S. Military in a War?

Could North Korea's Army Crush the U.S. Military in a War?No, but they could kill a lot of people.  Could North Korea’s Army Crush the U.S. Military in a War? Other than North Korea’s massed dug in artillery forces, Pyongyang’s enormous and well training special operations forces are the most dangerous threat facing the United States and the South. According to U.S. military sources, Pyongyang’s special operations troops are well trained and well equipped and pose a significant danger.

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Sep 22

Fish and chips, Hotel California & brutal camps – the build-up to Parker v Fury

As Joseph Parker and Hughie Fury get ready to fight in Manchester, BBC Sport learns of their hobbies, adversity and goals.

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Sep 22

Sports quiz of the week: sackings, strike partnerships and a sensational start

Who keep winning? Who kept scoring? And who could have been a contender?

Sergio Agüero and Gabriel Jesus were both on the scoresheet for Manchester City last weekend (and the weekend before). They have now scored nine league goals between them this season. Which two strikers contributed 55 goals to their club in a single Premier League season?

Andy Cole and Peter Beardsley for Newcastle in 1993-94

Alan Shearer and Chris Sutton for Blackburn in 1994-95

Dwight Yorke and Andy Cole for Manchester United in 1998-99

Daniel Sturridge and Luis Suárez for Liverpool in 2013-14

Why were Celta Vigo fined by La Liga this week?

Because their players were “wearing their socks too low”

Three of their players mooned to a group of photographers who came to watch them train

Their manager did an interview while wearing a set of branded headphones

All eight of their games this season have ended nil-nil and they’ve been accused of “unsportsmanlike tactics”.

Not enough fans have attended their home matches this season

What is the missing number: ???-110, 114-114, 113-115?

101

114

118

122

What was unexpected about Mark Beaumont’s attempt to cycle “around the world in 80 days”?

He wasn’t able to complete it as someone stole his bike

The ferry he had booked from Dover to Calais was delayed and he finished in 81 days

He arrived home and found out his sponsor had gone bust and hadn’t been paying him

He finished it two days earlier than planned

Gareth Barry made his 632nd appearance in the Premier League on Saturday, equalling Ryan Giggs’ record. What Premier League record does Barry own all to himself?

Most appearances without winning the title

Oldest goalscorer

Most yellow cards

First person to score a hat-trick for two different clubs

Mark Sampson, the manager of the England women’s football team, was sacked on Wednesday. How had the team performed the night before?

They lost 2-0

They lost 4-1

The drew 3-3

They won 6-0

Which football club in the UK has not dropped a point yet this season?

Manchester City

Celtic

Coleraine

Llandudno

Rio Ferdinand has taken up boxing after a long and successful career as a footballer. Which other sport did the teenage Ferdinand reject before signing a contract with West Ham?

Cycling

Ballet

Table tennis

Snooker

Which other athlete took up boxing late in his sporting career and went on to win a British title?

Andrew Flintoff

Curtis Woodhouse

Leon McKenzie

Nobby Stiles

Jake LaMotta, the fighter immortalised in Martin Scorsese’s film Raging Bull, died this week at the age of 95. What was LaMotta’s other nickname?

The Brooklyn bruiser

The Staten Island stomper

The Manhattan maniac

The Bronx Bull

The Queensberry ruler

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Sep 22

Kimmel, Atop Scorched Earth, Takes Aim At Trump Over Health Care Bill

Late-night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel continued his crusade against a Senate bill meant to repeal the Affordable Care Act on Thursday night with a pointed attack against President Donald Trump.

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Sep 21

Mexico earthquake: rescue dog who has saved 52 lives in her career searches for more victims

Mexico earthquake: rescue dog who has saved 52 lives in her career searches for more victimsHaving already save 52 lives during her career, Frida is plunging back into the rubble to find more people. The six-year-old labrador has been deployed at disasters across Central and North America,  participating in rescue missions in Haiti, Ecuador and Honduras. Men’s Best Friend, always willing to help <3 My heart and thoughts are with the people of Mexico. �� https://t.co/c9MKapIjIL— riogayguide (@riogayguide) September 21, 2017 Her bravery and resourcefulness has even earned the praise of Mexico’s president, Enrique Pena Nieto, who took to Twitter to praise the labrador. “This is Frida,” he wrote. “She belongs to SEMAR and has helped save 52 lives in various natural disasters at national and international levels.” Ella es Frida, pertenece a la Unidad Canina de la @SEMAR_mx y ha salvado más de 50 vidas en distintos desastres naturales. pic.twitter.com/SlQTiPgxAH— Presidencia México (@PresidenciaMX) September 21, 2017 Wearing goggles, a khaki padded waistcoat and all-terrain boots, Frida was back in action weeks after saving 12 victims from an earlier  Mexican quake. At least 273 people have been killed as a result of the 7.1 earthquake which struck the country on Tuesday. Others are still buried under the rubble and their hopes of survival rest on rescue dogs like Frida. Frida’s exploits have been hailed on social media. There are even cartoons of Frida and some have suggested she should run for office.

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Sep 21

How North Korea Could Start World War III: A War Between Russia and America

How North Korea Could Start World War III: A War Between Russia and AmericaUltimately, while American attempts to shoot-down a North Korean missile are unlikely to trigger an accidental nuclear war, it might not be good idea stress the Russian early warning system. The best option—time permitting—would be to forewarn Moscow of any attempt to shoot down a North Korean missile. If the United States decides to attempt to shoot down future North Korean intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) tests using the Ground-Based Midcourse Defense (GMD) system, it is likely that Russia’s early warning system will not mistake the interceptors for a potential nuclear attack.

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Sep 21

Kim Vows To Tame &apos;Mentally Deranged&apos; Trump As North Korea Threatens H-Bomb Test

Kim Vows To Tame 'Mentally Deranged' Trump As North Korea Threatens H-Bomb TestNorth Korean leader Kim Jong Un made a rare, explosive address on Thursday, two days after U.S. President Donald Trump threatened to “totally destroy” the isolated nation if provoked.

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Sep 21

The Latest: Death toll in Mexican quake rises to 273

The Latest: Death toll in Mexican quake rises to 273MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Latest on the major earthquake that struck Mexico (all times local):

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Sep 21

Fearing far-right surge, Merkel urges Germans to vote on Sunday

By Madeline Chambers BERLIN (Reuters) – Fears that apathy could boost the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) in an election on Sunday have driven Chancellor Angela Merkel and her main rival to urge their backers to go out and vote. A GMS poll on…

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Sep 21

Storm Maria brings fear, pain and shock to Puerto Ricans

By Dave Graham and Robin Respaut SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Reuters) – Miguel Cruz awoke to the descent of Hurricane Maria on his home on Wednesday morning when the massive storm peeled off most of the roof, sent his belongings flying in all directions, b…

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