Australia fast bowler Mitchell Starc will miss the final two Twenty20 matches against India to deal with a family illness. “There is nothing in the world more important than family and in this case Mitch is no exception,” coach Justin Langer said Sunday. “We will give Mitch all the time he needs and welcome him back into the squad with open arms whenever he feels the time is right for him and his family.”
The first nor’easter storm of the season began dumping heavy, wet snow across New England on Saturday, December 5, downing trees and power lines, causing outages in several states, and causing traffic accidents.This footage from Nashua, New Hampshire, shows heavy snowfall covering roads and reducing visibility for motorists.Power supplier Eversource said heavy snow and wind had toppled power lines and trees, cutting power to at least 18,000 customers in New Hampshire, and thousands more in neighboring states. Credit: Juan Javier Flores Agudo via Storyful
The decision came after a barrage of "abusive comments."
Formula One champions Mercedes would be willing to organise a farewell test for Romain Grosjean if the Frenchman, who escaped a fiery crash in Bahrain last week, is unable to return for the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. The 34-year-old’s Haas split in half and burst into flames after spearing into the barriers at high speed on the opening lap of the Bahrain Grand Prix. While he walked away from the horrific smash, Grosjean suffered second-degree burns to his hands which have forced him to miss this weekend’s race around the outer layout of the same Sakhir desert track.
Protesters have said they are taking part in a "mass trespass" at Stonehenge against the Government's £27 billion roads programme and plans to dig a tunnel near the prehistoric monument. The group, who described themselves as an alliance of local residents, ecologists, activists, archaeologists and pagans, gathered at the Wiltshire site at about noon on Saturday. They are protesting against the Government's planned £27.4 billion investment in the strategic road network across the country, as well as a controversial £1.7 billion plan to dig a road tunnel near Stonehenge. Transport Secretary Grant Shapps gave the go-ahead to the scheme in November, against the recommendations of planning officials, who warned it will case harm to the World Heritage Site. Protesters said they also gathered in support of Save Stonehenge World Heritage Site, which has launched a legal challenge to Mr Shapps' decision. English Heritage closed the site to the public for the rest of the day after the arrival of the protesters.
But for three errant Reece Hodge kicks, coach Dave Rennie would have been contemplating a very different first season in charge of Australia on Saturday night. If Hodge had converted late penalties in a draw against New Zealand and two against Argentina, the Wallabies would have headed into the off season with the Tri-Nations title and a record of four wins and two losses. Rennie was not about to heap any blame on the shoulders of Hodge, usually only a long-range kicker for club and country, and said all three games should have been put to bed long before the versatile back approached the tee.
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Britain is preparing to become the first country to roll out the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine this week, initially making the shot available at hospitals before distributing stocks to doctors' clinics, the government said on Sunday. The first doses are set to be administered on Tuesday, with the National Health Service (NHS) giving top priority to vaccinating the over-80s, frontline healthcare workers and care home staff and residents. Britain gave emergency use approval for the vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech last week - jumping ahead in the global race to begin the most crucial mass inoculation programme in history.
Yealimi Noh closed with a double bogey Saturday in the Volunteers of America Classic, dropping the 19-year-old American into a tie with major champions Inbee Park and So Yeon Ryu with a round left. Anna Nordqvist (73) and Madelene Sagstrom (71) were 2 under.
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II will receive the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine within weeks, after UK regulators granted emergency approval and the world's first roll-out begins next week, reports late Saturday said.
New Zealand completed the first step of its mission for the home summer when it beat the West Indies by an innings and 134 runs Sunday on the fourth morning of the first cricket test. The win began New Zealand’s drive to win all four of its home tests — against the West Indies and Pakistan — this season which could lift it into the top two in test rankings, depending on the series between Australia and India. A 2-0 series win over the West Indies likely will be enough to lift New Zealand above England into third place on WTC standings.
There has been a resurgence in Egypt, DR Congo, and South Africa and the beginnings of a second wave in Kenya
High blood sugar may portend a rocky course for COVID-19 patients who seek hospital care, even if they do not have diabetes, according to a new study of 11,000 COVID-19 patients in Spain. Overall, 20% of the patients died while hospitalized, including 16% of individuals with blood sugar below 140 milligrams per deciliter at admission, 34% of those with levels of 140 to 180 mg/dL, and 41% of patients with levels above 180 mg/dL. People with elevated blood sugar were also at higher risk for needing intensive care and mechanical breathing assistance.
New Zealand wrapped up a record innings and 134-run victory over West Indies before lunch on the fourth day of the first test in Hamilton on Sunday after finally breaking a rearguard action from Jermaine Blackwood and Alzarri Joseph. The victory margin was the largest by New Zealand over West Indies, surpassing the innings and 105-run win at Wellington's Basin Reserve in 1999, and gave the hosts a 1-0 lead in the two-match series.
Eddie Jones will be delighted if England supply the bulk of the squad for next year's British and Irish Lions tour of South Africa.
Julianna Margulies is joining the Morning Show team.
New Zealand claimed the first Test against the West Indies by a comprehensive innings and 134 runs after ending a battling rearguard century by Jermaine Blackwood in Hamilton on Sunday.
Grillo, chasing a second PGA Tour win, began the day four clear of the field but the Argentine's three-under 68 and 16-under total was barely enough to hold off Hoge, who collected birdies over five of his final six holes for a six-under 65 to sit one back. "Started in the lead, finished in the lead, that's kind of the idea," Grillo said.
California's two most densely inhabited regions and its agricultural breadbasket will be under stay-at-home orders by Sunday night as the COVID-19 pandemic strains hospitals in the most populous U.S. state, officials said. Designed to kick in when intensive care units in any of five regions have little remaining capacity, the order affecting Southern California and the San Joaquin Valley will close bars, hair salons and barbershops, and allows restaurants to remain open only for takeout and delivery service. The shutdowns, which go into effect at 11:59 pm Sunday, are triggered by an order announced Wednesday by Governor Gavin Newsom, a Democrat.
The European Union will leave Poland and Hungary out of its economic recovery plan if the two countries continue to resist efforts to link the disbursement of 1.8 trillion euros (1.62 trillion pounds) of funds with rule-of-law provisions, a French cabinet minister said. European Affairs Minister Clement Beaune said such a move was legally complex, but possible. "Our position is clear: we will not sacrifice either the recovery or the rule of law," Beaune told the Journal du Dimanche.