Two operations for PC run over by own patrol car

Supt Tom Joyce said: “It’s difficult to give a prognosis at the moment. They are certainly potentially life-changing injuries but we are relieved to say, we understand they are not believed to be life-threatening. “His wife is aware of the incident and is with him at this time.” Image Copyright @WMPolice @WMPolice Report Report Image copyright SnapperSK Image caption The cordoned-off scene in Ladypool Road, Sparkbrook, on Saturday afternoon The attack came just days after PC Stuart Outten was stabbed in the head as he tried to stop a van suspected of having no insurance in Leyton, east London. The Met Police officer Tasered his assailant despite receiving multiple stab wounds to his head and body. Follow BBC West Midlands …

Anthony Joshua and Andy Ruiz Jr. rematch in Saudi Arabia draws criticism

(CNN)The decision to stage the rematch between Anthony Joshua and Andy Ruiz Jr. in Saudi Arabia has drawn heavy criticism from human rights group Amnesty International. Visit CNN.com/sport for more news, videos and features Saudi Arabia has hosted a number of fights in recent times, including Amir Khan’s win over Billy Dib and Callum Smith’s World Boxing Super Series victory against George Groves. It also welcomed the opening race of the 2018-19 Formule E season, motorsport’s all-electric race series, and will stage the world’s richest horse race — with a prize purse of $20 million — next year. However, the middle east country’s “abysmal human rights record” has been called into question by Amnesty International UK, which urged Joshua to …

American gold medalist kneels during national anthem at the Pan Am Games

(CNN)American gold medalist fencer Race Imboden knelt as the national anthem played Friday at the Pan American Games in Lima, Peru, to protest racism, gun control, mistreatment of immigrants and President Donald Trump. As Imboden knelt, his teammates Gerek Meinhardt and Nick Itkin stood tall. Several members of the silver medalist Brazilian team saluted and Canada’s bronze-winning team stood quietly. Taking a knee during the national anthem became a form of civil protest after former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick took a knee throughout the 2016 football season in protest of police brutality and injustice against people of color. Since then, many athletes, from NFL players, to soccer star Megan Rapinoe to amateur high schoolers have knelt as a form of …

It’s official. Watching soccer can be good for your health

(CNN)With every painstaking second that ticks by you get that bit closer to the edge of your seat. This could be it, this could be the week your beloved soccer team wins that all-important three points. The recent study, due to be released soon, suggests watching your beloved soccer team romp home to victory has a positive impact on your health, with spectators experiencing physical stresses equivalent to going for a brisk 90-minute walk. Results also found that a win lifts a spectators mood for a whole 24 hours after the game has finished. “Ultimately supporting your team at a football match gives you a moderate cardiovascular workout and depending on the result of the match, a psychological boost or …

Gambling companies see huge rise in complaints

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption“If I hadn’t gone online for a day, they were quickly on the phone or sending me an email” The number of gamblers complaining about British betting firms has risen almost 5,000% in the past five years. There were a record 8,266 complaints last year, according to Gambling Commission figures obtained by BBC Panorama. That compares to just 169 in 2013. Most of them were about firms refusing to pay out on winning bets or failing to operate in a socially responsible way. The rise follows a sharp increase in UK gambling over the past decade. Image caption Neil McArthur says the industry must know its customers “We are pushing the industry …

Christian Pulisic: From Pennsylvania to London (via Brackley Town and Dortmund)

(CNN)The youngest foreign player to score in the German Bundesliga; the youngest player to score two Bundesliga goals in a single game; the youngest player to score for the US men’s national team; the youngest player to captain the USMNT and the most expensive American player (transfer fee-wise) of all time. READ: Transfer deadline day: Whatsapp messages, spinning plates and a ‘Catch-22’ An English taster Born in Pennsylvania to Kelley and Mark Pulisic in 1998, Pulisic was exposed to football from an early age. Both his parents played collegiate soccer at George Mason University, with Mark also playing professional indoor football in the 1990s and latterly becoming a coach. But Pulisic’s passion for the sport really blossomed thanks to the …

Bryson DeChambeau criticized by fellow pros for slow play

(CNN)Debate surrounding slow play in golf has trundled on for years, but opposition to it has gathered steam at the PGA Tour’s Northern Trust event this week. “There are a few players that continually disrespect their fellow pro’s and continue to break the rules without a conscience [sic],” wrote Englishman Ian Poulter. “It should be self policed but clearly this won’t happen … so disappointing it hasn’t been stopped.” DeChambeau, who shot 71 on Saturday, was quick to hit back at critics of his ponderous shot-making. “I take my 40 seconds that’s allotted, sometimes over, absolutely. Totally agree,” the 25-year-old told reporters. “It’s maybe 5% of the time. But I’ll tell you that it’s really kind of unfortunate the way …

Universal Pictures Cancels Plans To Release Thriller Movie ‘The Hunt’ Amid Backlash

The Hunt,” the studio announced on Saturday. temporarily paused their marketing campaigns for the satirical film in the wake of “While Universal Pictures had already paused the marketing campaign for ‘The Hunt,’ after thoughtful consideration, the studio has decided to cancel our plans to release the film,” the studio’s statement read. The film was previously set for release in September, The film received criticism from people on Twitter last weekend, including from President Donald Trump, who appeared to comment on the film’s subject matter (though he didn’t name it directly).  wrote. “They create their own violence, and then try to blame others.” REAL LIFE. REAL NEWS. REAL VOICES. Help us tell more of the stories that matter from voices that …

New cars ‘can be broken into in 10 seconds’

They measured the time it took to get into the cars and drive them away. Car theft rates in England and Wales have reached an eight-year high. In 2018, more than 106,000 vehicles were stolen. Hundreds of popular cars ‘at risk of keyless theft’ And motor theft insurance claim payouts hit their highest level in seven years at the start of 2019. The Association of British Insurers said claims for January to March were higher than for any quarter since 2012. It said a rise in keyless car crime was partly to blame, but did not have figures on what proportion of claims were for keyless vehicles. Audi’s parent company, the VW Group, said it collaborated with police and insurers …

Transfer deadline day: Whatsapp messages, spinning plates and a ‘Catch-22’

(CNN)It’s the day the dollars are splashed, headlines are made nerves are frayed, and football fans flock to their club’s stadium to surround television reporters in the desperate bid to catch a glimpse of a new superstar signing. As the clock ticked down on Thursday the likes of Juventus star Paulo Dybala and Barcelona playmaker Philippe Coutinho are both being linked with a move to Tottenham, while Christian Eriksen is reportedly seeking a transfer away from the north London club with Spain his favored destination. Then there’s Manchester United’s Romelu Lukaku, reportedly destined for a new adventure with Italian giant Inter Milan. And don’t forget Brazilian superstar Neymar at Paris Saint-Germain and Gareth Bale at Real Madrid whose futures remain …

No-deal poses ‘big unanswered questions’ for music

Classical musicians agree no-deal could mean uncertainty over work permits, delays at European borders and complications with moving instruments across the continent. “The nice and simple crossing at Calais, with 100 musicians and no obstacles,” could instantly become a thing of the past by Halloween, says Mark Pemberton, director of the Association of British Orchestras. Orchestral manoeuvres in the dark “We’ve got orchestras that are going on tour in November who do not know what the work permit restrictions and extra costs are going to be in, say, France or Germany. In terms of their preparation, there are some very big unanswered questions.” Even if work permits are granted, he believes European concert halls may look elsewhere as “there’s only …

A Belgian cyclist dies after crashing in the Tour de Poland

(CNN)Tragedy struck the Tour de Poland on Monday, when cyclist Bjorg Lambrecht died after a crash. Lambrecht went pro in 2018 when he joined Lotto-Soudal and was considered up and coming talent in the cycling world. The Tour de Poland is a seven-day race that usually covers between 600 and 700 miles. It’s part of the men’s World Tour for cycling, which also includes the Tour de France. Original Article : HERE ;

MotoGP: Ducati mind games forge unusual bond

(CNN)Back in June, on a sweltering Sunday at Italy’s majestic Mugello circuit, Danilo Petrucci fired his Ducati across the line for his maiden MotoGP victory. READ: MotoE takes to the circuit just months after fire destroyed everything No greater prize For any MotoGP rider, let alone an Italian, there is simply no greater prize than a win on a Ducati at Mugello. This is the two-wheeled equivalent of a Ferrari victory at Monaco. As Fratelli d’Italia belted out over the podium ceremony, Petrucci dissolved into tears of joy and disbelief. But his triumph also has a fascinating backstory. At the post-race press conference, his voice choking with emotion, Petrucci dedicated the win to his teammate and fellow Italian, Andrea Dovizioso. …

World’s best soccer stars are playing too much, says players’ union

(CNN)Professional soccer players around the world are reaching breaking point under the strain of playing so many matches, according to a new “At the Limit” report by FIFPRO. “This means that they cannot perform at their best and, worse still, that some are struggling with sustained periods of mental and physical strain. “Scientific research confirms that the health of top players is at risk because of today’s congested match schedule.” READ: Real Madrid and Gareth Bale saga is a ‘Rubik’s Cube to solve’READ: The foreign footballers giving up their passports to become Chinese ‘Threshold of human tolerance’ The research found the majority of elite players had, on average, less than the five recommended days between games as a result of …

The foreign footballers giving up their passports to become Chinese

(CNN)In January 2019, Nico Yennaris gave back his British passport, moved to Beijing and became a naturalized Chinese citizen. Aged 26, he adopted a new name. Growing up in east London, Yennaris had perhaps the most British of boyhood dreams: he wanted to become a famous soccer star. Born in David Beckham’s stomping ground of Leytonstone to a Cypriot father and a Chinese mother, Yennaris got off to a good start.

Only six Love Island contestants actually applied

Image copyright ITV Image caption The programme will return next year with two series ITV chief executive Dame Carolyn McCall said: “The production team continuously looks for people who would be right for Love Island in terms of being able to be in the villa and the personality that they are required to have.” Image copyright Shutterstock Image caption Tommy Fury and Molly Mae came second in this year’s final When asked if contestants are often selected from a small pool of people who know each other, Dame Carolyn said: “I do not think they just look in that pond. I think they keep it quite open. “There are some people who go on Love Island who have never achieved …