Texas opens new $17M Athletics Hall of Fame

  AUSTIN, Texas — Texas has long paid tribute to its greatest athletes and coaches by placing their names in its hallowed Hall of Honor. Now it finally has a physical Hall of Fame to help Longhorns fans celebrate them. The school unveiled the n...
  • September 1, 2019
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Argentina imposes currency controls

  Argentina slapped currency controls on businesses on Sunday to prevent capital flight after the peso lost more than a quarter of its value since primary elections last month, in its latest move to stave off a rapidly spiralling economic crisis. The...
  • September 1, 2019
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Leclerc digs deep to win on sombre day at Spa

  SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS, Belgium — There was a sombre and subdued atmosphere hanging over the Spa-Francorchamps paddock on Sunday ahead of the grand prix. The day before had brought the tragic news that Anthoine Hubert had succumbed to injuries sus...
  • September 1, 2019
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Record 336 migrants crossed English Channel in August 

  A record 336 migrants were detected crossing the English Channel last month-  more than in the whole of 2018.  On Saturday boats containing 66 men, women and children were intercepted along the Kent coast – taking the tally to the highest mon...
  • September 1, 2019
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Fund management chiefs hit by big pay cuts in 2018

  BlackRock chief executive Larry Fink took a pay cut last year — but the head of the world’s largest asset manager still earned more than double any rival mutual fund company boss. Pay awards to asset management chief executives are under scrutiny d...
  • September 1, 2019
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Walker, Tatum pace Team USA in FIBA victory

  SHANGHAI — Kemba Walker and Jayson Tatum are probably going to win a lot of games with the Boston Celtics over the next few years. On Sunday, they combined to play important roles in their first consequential win together as Team USA opened t...
  • September 1, 2019
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UK migration figures provide a cautionary tale

  Bad statistics can fuel bad policies. After pledging in 2010 to reduce annual net migration into the UK from hundreds of thousands to “tens of thousands”, the Conservative government used official migration data for a purpose for which they were ne...
  • September 1, 2019
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Britain needs a win-win deal on the Irish backstop

  With just weeks to go before Britain departs from the EU with or without the benefit of a deal, you might expect Boris Johnson’s administration to be vigorously cooking up a proposal that could push aside the biggest barrier in the way of a consens...
  • September 1, 2019
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Vikings cut kicker Vedvik just weeks after trade

  MINNEAPOLIS — Less than three weeks after sending a fifth-round pick to the Baltimore Ravens in exchange for Kaare Vedvik, the Minnesota Vikings have cut the 25-year-old kicker/punter. The Vikings also parted ways Saturday with former first-r...
  • September 1, 2019
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