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Tennis: Pliskova moves on in Eastbourne after sister act

Karolina Pliskova booked her spot in the last 16 with a straightforward 6-3 6-3 defeat of Margarita Gasparyan (not pictured) on the Devonshire Park grass.PHOTO: REUTERS/ACTION IMAGES EASTBOURNE, ENGLAND (REUTERS) – Second seed Karolina Pliskova was just happy not to have her twin sister on the other side of the …

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2026 Winter Olympics will be staged in Milan

Italians celebrate in Milan after the city was announced as the winning candidate to host the 2026 Winter Olympic Games.PHOTO: REUTERS LAUSANNE (AFP) – The 2026 Winter Olympics will be staged at the Italian venue of Milan/Cortina d’Ampezzo after beating off a bid from Stockholm/Are in Sweden, the International Olympic …

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Australia celebrates ‘greatest day’ in women’s sport

It has been described by many as the greatest day in Australian women’s sporting history. Australians woke up on Monday to a cascade of achievements from the nation’s female athletes in tennis, golf, surfing and rowing. First, surfer Sally Fitzgibbons cut a monster wave at the Rio Pro to cruise …

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Microsoft prohibits employees from using Slack, report says

Microsoft  employees likely won’t be Slacking this article to their coworkers. The company has banned or discouraged employees from using certain outside software and online services for their work due to concerns about IT security and protecting company secrets, GeekWire reported, citing an internal company list. Popular messaging service Slack, which just went public last …

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Will outer space sperm banks make male astronauts irrelevant?

In the beginning, there was Adam and Eve. In the new beginning, it may just be astronaut sperm and Eve. Spanish scientists have recently proven that frozen human sperm is viable in zero-gravity environments — as in outer space — creating the possibility of a cosmic sperm bank. The researchers presented their findings at …

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‘Magnificent’ baptismal font discovered at Bethlehem’s Church of the Nativity, Palestinian officials say

An ancient 1,500-year-old baptismal font has been discovered during renovation work at the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem. Bethlehem is Jesus’ birthplace, according to Christian tradition. The font is estimated to date back to between 501 and 600 A.D. Ziad al-Bandak, head of a Palestinian presidential committee leading the church …

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Trump, RNC launch ‘WinRed’ to compete with Dems’ online fundraising machine

President Trump on Monday unveiled a new online fundraising site to give his re-election campaign and other Republicans running in 2020 a new platform to compete with the Democrats in the battle for small-dollar campaign donations. “I am pleased to announce the launch of tmagac.winred.com,” the president announcedMonday on Twitter. “This new platform will allow my …

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