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Knights’ Lehner opts out of Olympics, cites health

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2:00 AM ET Vegas Golden Knights goaltender Robin Lehner has told Sweden that he won’t accept their invitation to play in the 2022 Winter Olympics. Lehner is the first high-profile NHL player to announce he won’t participate in the Beijing Games, which will feature restrictive […]

Sports
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Long-term expansion questions hover, but no playoff debate needed this year

2:30 PM ET This is the space where a hot take was supposed to live. Since the College Football Playoff committee released its first rankings on Nov. 2, we’ve been sharpening our knives, waiting to climb atop a soapbox and defend the latest aggrieved party […]

Sports
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Alibaba to overhaul e-commerce business, appoint new CFO

Chinese tech giant’s reorganisation comes as it faces increased competition, slowing economy and a regulatory crackdown. Alibaba Group Holding Ltd said it was reorganising its international and domestic e-commerce businesses and would appoint a new chief financial officer. The changes, announced on Monday, come as […]

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Vladimir Putin: What Russian president’s India visit means for world politics

“Both Russia and India are wary of the Taliban and the Haqqani Network, and the potential for terrorism coming out of Afghanistan and impacting their countries, So, Afghanistan really is an area of strong agreements between New Delhi and Moscow,” says Derek Grossman, senior defence […]

World
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Next pandemic could be more lethal says jab creator

Prof Woolhouse, a member of the government’s Scientific Pandemic Influenza Group on Modelling (Spi-M), told the BBC’s Andrew Marr show that Omicron was “spreading pretty rapidly” in the UK, and if current trends here and in South Africa continued in the coming weeks and months, […]

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O’Neil, Minoso join four in making baseball’s HOF

7:05 PM ET ESPN News Services Buck O’Neil, a champion of Black ballplayers during a monumental, eight-decade career on and off the field, joined Gil Hodges, Minnie Minoso and three others in being elected to the baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday. Former Minnesota Twins […]

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OU finalizes deal to hire Venables, sources say

8:43 PM ET Oklahoma has finalized a deal with Clemson defensive coordinator Brent Venables to be the Sooners’ next head football coach, sources told ESPN’s Chris Low on Sunday. Venables has been a major part of Clemson’s championship run under Dabo Swinney and has a […]

Sports
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New notice to Sonu Sood for failing to restore hotel to residential building

MUMBAI: The BMC issued a new notice to actor Sonu Sood for failing to restore his six-storey building from a hotel back to a residential building. In July the BMC had asked Sood to convert his Juhu hotel back into a residential building and remove […]

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To test vaccine efficacy, ICMR isolating Omicron strain

PUNE: Scientists at the Indian Council of Medical Research-National Institute of Virology (ICMR-NIV) have initiated efforts to isolate and grow the Omicron strain of the novel coronavirus from the Dombivali man’s throat/nasal swab sample inside its high-end biosafety laboratory in Pune. The scientific exercise will […]

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Climate change: Is ‘blue hydrogen’ Japan’s answer to coal?

The Mirai (which means future in Japanese) is Toyota’s first zero-emissions electric car. Unlike other electric cars, the Mirai doesn’t have a huge battery under the floor. Instead, it has a fuel cell under the bonnet, and hydrogen tanks under the back seat. The hydrogen […]

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