Daily Archives: September 4, 2019

Cris Cyborg: Bellator sign ex-UFC featherweight champion

Cris Cyborg beat Felicia Spencer by unanimous decision in her final UFC outing Former UFC champion Cris Cyborg has signed with rival promotion Bellator in what the organisation describes as “the largest deal in women’s MMA history”. Brazilian-American Cyborg, 34, was UFC featherweight champion for 517 days and is the …

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US Open: Serena Williams beats Wang Qiang to reach semi-finals

Williams, who has not lost a US Open quarter-final since 2007, earned her 100th singles win at Flushing Meadows US Open 2019 Venue: Flushing Meadows, New York Dates: 26 Aug – 8 Sep Coverage: Live text and BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra commentary on selected matches on the BBC Sport website and app. …

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US Open 2019: Roger Federer goes out to Grigor Dimitrov

Roger Federer had been seeking his sixth US Open title US Open 2019 Venue: Flushing Meadows, New York Dates: 26 Aug – 8 Sep Coverage: Live text and radio commentary on selected matches on the BBC Sport website and app Five-time champion Roger Federer is out of the US Open after Bulgaria’s Grigor Dimitrov …

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RBS faces up to £900m in new PPI charges

Image copyrightAFP RBS says its profits could fall by a third this year after a surge of last-minute claims for mis-sold payment protection insurance ahead of the August deadline. The bank said it expects to take an additional charge of between £600 and £900m after receiving a “significantly higher” amount …

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M&S to drop out of FTSE 100 after shares slide

Image copyrightGETTY IMAGES It is the end of an era for Marks and Spencer, which will be relegated from the FTSE 100 index of Britain’s biggest listed companies on Wednesday. It will be the first time the retailer has not been a FTSE 100 member since the index was launched …

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UK ‘at risk of slipping into recession’

Image copyrightGETTY IMAGES The UK is at risk of slipping into recession, according to a closely watched survey of industry managers. The dominant services sector grew only slightly in August, the purchasing managers’ index (PMI) from IHS Markit/CIPS suggests. “The lack of any meaningful growth… raises the likelihood that the …

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Lego working with shops to avoid Brexit disruption

Image copyrightGETTY IMAGESHarry Potter was among Lego’s best sellers in 2018 The boss of Lego has said the toymaker is working with UK retailers to “make sure they have enough stock” this Christmas in case of a no-deal Brexit. Niels Christiansen said the Danish firm was not expecting problems but …

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Huawei accuses US of cyber-attacks and threats to staff

Image copyrightGETTY IMAGES Huawei has accused the US government of “using every tool at its disposal” to disrupt its business. In a press release on Tuesday, the Chinese tech giant said the US had launched cyber-attacks to infiltrate its networks and was threatening its employees. The firm, which was put …

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