Cheat Sheet: Sonnen vs. Silva

Jun 23, 2017 For just the second time in company history, and first under current president Scott Coker, Bellator MMA will test its selling power on the pay-per-view market this weekend. Just 20, Aaron Pico is set to make his professional MMA debut at Madison Square Garden on Saturday at Bellator NYC. Will the most hyped prospect in the sport actually live up to it? Chael Sonnen — who fights Wanderlei Silva on Saturday at Bellator NYC — is arguably the biggest voice in the sport. Here’s why he won’t ...

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Yemen cholera cases 'pass 200,000'

The number of suspected cholera cases in Yemen has now exceeded 200,000, the United Nations says. The joint statement by Unicef and the World Health Organization said the country was now facing the worst cholera outbreak anywhere in the world. The two UN agencies say they are doing everything they can to stop the outbreak from accelerating. So far more than 1,300 people have died – one quarter of them children – with the death toll expected to rise. “In just two months, cholera has spread to almost every governorate ...

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Judge: Ivanka Trump must answer questions in shoe design lawsuit

Ivanka Trump must give a deposition in a lawsuit by an Italian shoemaker claiming her fashion label copied its designs, a federal judge has ruled. Aquazurra Italia filed the suit against Ivanka Trump and her company in June 2016. It claims the brand has produced cheaper knockoffs of Aquazurra’s “coveted” and highly publicized shoe designs. At the heart of the lawsuit is Aquazurra’s “Wild Things” shoe. The company says the Ivanka Trump brand’s “Hettie” shoe too closely resembles the Aquazurra design. Ivanka Trump’s lawyers have staunchly denied those allegations, according ...

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Is Aaron Pico the greatest prospect in MMA history?

Jun 21, 2017 Three years ago, Bellator MMA president Scott Coker took a call from longtime mixed martial arts manager Bob Cook — who cut right to the chase. “I’ve got him,” Cook said. “I’ve got the next kid.” It was a statement Coker knew he shouldn’t take lightly. Cook has a history of bringing untapped talent to Coker’s doorstep, including a completely inexperienced heavyweight named Daniel Cormier in 2009, when Coker was CEO of the now-defunct promotion Strikeforce. TV lineup for the PPV card on Saturday (10 p.m. ET) ...

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Parliament hit by 'sustained' cyber-attack

Parliament has been hit by a cyber attack, officials at Westminster say. The “sustained” hack began on Friday night, prompting officials to disable remote access to the emails of MPs, peers and their staff as a safeguard. The parliamentary authorities said hackers had mounted a “determined attack” on all user accounts “in an attempt to identify weak passwords”. Government sources say it appeared the attack has been contained but it will “remain vigilant”. A parliamentary spokeswoman said they were investigating the attack and liaising with the National Cyber Security Centre. ...

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U.S. asks Supreme Court to take up Microsoft fight over email privacy

The U.S. Justice Department wants the Supreme Court to take up a years-long court fight with Microsoft. The case tests the reach of government warrants for private emails. At issue is a 2016 court ruling that determined that Microsoft didn’t have to hand over customer data that was stored on computers in another country. On Friday, the Justice Department filed a petition asking the Supreme Court to review the lower court opinion, insisting the Second Circuit federal appeals court had “seriously misinterpreted” the law. The Justice Department argues that it ...

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The world without Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi might not be medicine, but he can feel like it. Watching Messi with a ball at his feet is a testament to the rest of our possibilities. Maybe we aren’t so terrible, because he’s one of us. He can make us seem better than we are. He rewards so many different kinds of attention. Sometimes he is best seen from a distance. If you’re far enough away from the action so that the names and numbers have disappeared, Messi will still be easy to spot. That’s him, way ...

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Getting deported was the best thing that ever happened to me

Undocumented: How an ICE raid shattered this family’s American dream If you ask Orlando Lopez, getting deported was the best thing that ever happened to him. His parents had brought him to the United States when he was just three years old, hoping to offer him a better life. But by the time he was a teenager, Lopez’s future was looking bleak. Lopez recalls that he was a good student at his Fort Worth, Texas high school. But he says he was also a wannabe gangster who ended up serving ...

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