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Russian politicians dismiss Theresa May 'election meddling' criticism

Media playback is unsupported on your device Senior Russian politicians have dismissed accusations by Theresa May that Moscow has meddled in elections and carried out cyber-espionage. On Monday night, Mrs May accused Moscow of “planting fake stories” to “sow discord in the West”. She said Vladimir Putin’s government was trying to “undermine free societies”. Russian senators accused the UK’s PM of “making a fool of herself” with a “counterproductive” speech. Mrs May’s comments, at the Lord Mayor’s Banquet at London’s Guildhall, were in contrast to those of US President Donald ...

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Oakley accepts deal to dismiss MSG charges

12:07 PM ET Former New York Knicks great Charles Oakley on Friday accepted a deal to have charges stemming from a February incident at Madison Square Garden dismissed, but he left open the possibility of pursuing civil action against team owner James Dolan. Oakley was arrested after a run-in with MSG security on Feb. 8 and charged with two misdemeanor counts of assault, one misdemeanor count of aggravated harassment and one misdemeanor count of trespassing. He was also cited for two additional counts of harassment that are considered noncriminal violations. ...

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Niners to dismiss Kelly, GM Baalke, sources say

10:56 PM ET The San Francisco 49ers are expected to make sweeping changes, dismissing both head coach Chip Kelly and general manager Trent Baalke, according to league sources. Meetings are expected to occur as early as postgame Sunday — San Francisco hosts the Seahawks at 4:25 p.m. ET — and no later than Monday to determine their ultimate fates, sources said. Both Kelly and Baalke are said to know that their time in San Francisco is coming to an end. The 49ers declined any comment. Kelly has three years remaining ...

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Microsoft’s latest trick: Clicking ‘X’ to dismiss Windows 10 upgrade doesn’t stop install

For months, Microsoft has been stepping up the pressure on users to upgrade to Windows 10. The company has multiple reasons for doing this — it wants to prevent a long tail of Windows 7 or 8.1 users from dragging out its support cycles (similar to what happened to Windows XP), it’s prominently pledged to hit one billion users on Windows 10, and it undoubtedly wants to push the market as a whole towards its new revenue model, which is much less focused on Windows 10 license sales, and more ...

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Grizzlies dismiss Joerger after three seasons

12:03 PM ET ESPN.com news services print The Memphis Grizzlies have fired Dave Joerger after three seasons as coach, the team announced Saturday. “The decision was made because I believe you need a deeply committed leadership team in order to establish the strong culture needed for sustainable long-term success,” general manager Chris Wallace said in a Q&A on the team’s website. “I don’t want to get into specifics, but our goal now is to identify the best candidate for our organization.” Wallace said he made the final decision to fire ...

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East-leading Cavs dismiss Blatt in second season

10:33 PM ET ESPN.com news services print David Blatt’s second NBA season seemed to be going better than his first. Now, it’s over. Blatt was fired Friday by the title-chasing Cleveland Cavaliers and replaced by top assistant Tyronn Lue, according to general manager David Griffin. Blatt had guided Cleveland to the NBA Finals last year, and the Cavs had the Eastern Conference’s best record (30-11) midway through this season, but in discussing the coaching change during a news conference late Friday afternoon, Griffin cited “a lack of fit with our ...

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Bucs dismiss coach Smith after second season

11:08 PM ET ESPN.com news services print TAMPA, Fla. — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers fired coach Lovie Smith on Wednesday night. Smith went 6-10 this season and 8-24 over two years in charge of the team. “After careful consideration, we informed Lovie that we have decided to make a change,” Buccaneers Co-Chairman Joel Glazer said in a statement Wednesday night. “I want to thank Lovie for his hard work and dedication to the Buccaneers during his time here.” The Lovie Smith-led Bucs showed some improvement this season but lost their ...

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Assad's opponents dismiss Russian ideas for solving Syria crisis

Syrian opposition figures and Gulf commentators dismissed on Wednesday a Russian draft proposal for a process to solve the Syrian crisis, saying Moscow’s aim was to keep President Bashar al-Assad in power and marginalize dissenting voices. A draft document obtained by Reuters on Tuesday showed Moscow would like Damascus and unspecified opposition groups to agree on launching a constitutional reform process of up to 18 months, followed by early presidential elections. Russia, which with Iran has been Assad’s top ally during Syria’s nearly five-year conflict, has denied any document is ...

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