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Mexico death toll rises as volunteers help frantic search for quake survivors

* Death toll from 7.1 magnitude earthquake climbs to at least 225 * At least 44 buildings collapsed in Mexico City with thousands more damaged * Mexico earthquake: president declares national mourning – live Rescue workers backed by an army of untrained volunteers searched for survivors buried under mounds of rubble as the death toll from Tuesday’s powerful earthquake climbed to at least 225 across central Mexico. Related: Mexico earthquake: president declares national mourning as death toll rises - latest news Continue reading...

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Matildas win hearts of nation with heady mix of fight, grit, heart, skill and passion | Ann Odong

They are role models for young girls but their attributes have also appealed to young boys, made converts of sceptical men and made women all over proud Australians love a winner. What they love even more is a winner who competes in the Australian way; a winner who demonstrates fight, grit, heart, skill and most of all passion for the green and gold jersey and its crest. That is the Matildas. That has always been the Matildas. Since they played their first international match back in 1979 against Trans-Tasman rivals New Zealand, the players who pulled on the Australian women’s national team jersey did so for a love of the game and representing their nation. Continue reading...

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Trepidation towards preliminary finals is in Crows’ supporters DNA | Greg Jericho

The joy of winning a preliminary final is always tempered with ‘we still have one more to go’, but a defeat is the worst sporting loss any team can suffer As is so often the case I discovered the news first thing in the morning via social media. On waking that July morning in 2015, I opened Twitter on my phone and saw the tweet by Advertiser journalist Tory Shepherd: “Holy shit. Crows coach Phil Walsh has been killed.” And just like that the awful tragedy of life muscled its way into a pastime that is supposed to be a joyful release. Sport for the most part only uses tragedy in a hyperbolic sense in reference to a missed shot on goal, or perhaps a knee injury that sees a player miss a grand final. And yet here was tragedy writ large – a father killed by his son during a psychotic episode as a result of schizophrenia. Continue reading...

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U.K. pledges $88 million to gigantic U.S. particle physics experiment

U.K. researchers to build key parts of proposed Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment

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Mitsubishi e-Evolution Concept to Debut at 2017 Tokyo Motor Show

It’s been a long time since Mitsubishi introduced a new car that was legitimately fun to drive. Sure, the Lancer Evolution X was technically available new until midway through last year, but it hadn’t actually been new new since 2007. And let’s not even talk about how long it’s been since “VR-4” still meant something. But Mitsubishi... The post Mitsubishi e-Evolution Concept to Debut at 2017 Tokyo Motor Show appeared first on Automobile Magazine.

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Warren Gatland to blame for Lions not beating the All Blacks, claims O’Brien

• Ireland flanker says squad was ‘over-trained’ before Tests • ‘I think we should have won the tour – probably comfortably’Seán O’Brien has blamed Warren Gatland and his coaching staff for the British & Irish Lions’ failure to win their series in New Zealand over the summer, claiming they should have comfortably done so. Related: Warren Gatland sees Lions’ draw against All Blacks as next best thing to success | Andy Bull Continue reading...

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RFU’s attempt to reduce Six Nations to six weeks is defeated

• RFU outvoted by five to one at Six Nations board meeting • Victory for player welfare after opposition from Joe Marler and others The Rugby Football Union’s hopes of reducing the Six Nations Championship from seven weeks to six are in effect dead in the water after it emerged the governing body was outvoted five to one at a Six Nations board meeting this week. Despite widespread opposition from a number of senior England players, the RFU had been pushing for the removal of one of the two rest weeks during the Six Nations from the 2019-20 season onwards but failed to attract any support from the other five unions at the vote. Continue reading...

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IAAF’s Sergei Bubka faces investigation on payment to disgraced Balakhnichev

• $45,000 paid to Monaco firm a day after same amount paid to Diack company • Newly formed Athletics Integrity Unit investigating 2009 paymentA payment made by Sergey Bubka, the senior vice-president of athletics’ world governing body, to a now disgraced senior figure is to be investigated by the independent Athletics Integrity Unit, the Guardian can reveal. Bubka, who is also an executive board member of the International Olympic Committee and an Olympic gold medallist, was reported by the French newspaper Le Monde to have paid $45,000 into the Monaco account of the Nevis-registered firm of Valentin Balakhnichev, the former IAAF treasurer and head of Russian athletics, on 18 June 2009. Continue reading...

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