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Gay man wins Supreme Court case on equal pension rights

Media playback is unsupported on your device A gay man has won a landmark ruling which will give his husband the same pension rights as a wife would receive. The Supreme Court unanimously ruled that if John Walker, 66, dies, his husband is entitled to a spouse’s pension, provided they remain married. The ex-cavalry officer said it would “drag” the government “into the 21st century”, while human rights group Liberty said “thousands” could benefit. A government spokesman said it would review the implications of the ruling. BBC legal affairs correspondent ...

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OKC gambles on Paul George and wins a trade

1:11 PM ET You know a trade is good when even the downside has upside. Consider this scenario: Russell Westbrook, basking in the Paul George hoopla, agrees to a five-year super-max extension to stay in Oklahoma City, George bolts for L.A., and the Thunder rebuild again with only Westbrook and Steven Adams tied to big-money long-term contracts. You might quibble with how nice that upside is. There is risk in ponying up 40 percent of the cap to Westbrook as he passes 30; he’s a so-so shooter who relies on ...

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Sato outduels Castroneves, wins Indy 500

5:22 PM ET Associated Press INDIANAPOLIS — The Andretti family has struggled for decades to win the Indianapolis 500. As a car owner, though, Michael Andretti certainly knows the way to victory lane. Takuma Sato won the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday to give Andretti a second consecutive victory in “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing.” An Andretti driver has now won the 500 three times in the past four years. Last year, it was with rookie Alexander Rossi. This time it is with Sato, who joined the team just this season ...

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Iran election: Hassan Rouhani wins second term as president

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani has been re-elected with an emphatic victory, official results show. Out of more than 40 million votes cast, he received 57%, defeating his main rival, a conservative cleric. Mr Rouhani, a moderate who agreed a deal with world powers to limit Iran’s nuclear programme, pledged to “remain true” to his promises. The decisive victory gives him a strong mandate to seek reforms and revive Iran’s ailing economy, analysts say. The president received close to 23 million votes, Interior Minister Abdul Reza Rahmani Fazli said on state ...

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Eurovision 2017: Portugal's ballad wins contest

Portugal have won the Eurovision Song Contest for the first time in the competition’s history. Salvador Sobral, 27, won with his ballad Amar Pelos Dois, which was written by his sister. He said on receiving the trophy: “We live in a world of fast food music. This is a victory for music… music isn’t fireworks, music is feeling.” Lucie Jones, representing the UK with I’ll Never Give Up on You, came 15th. Bulgaria came second and Moldova third. The former X Factor contestant received 111 points for her performance but ...

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Predictions: Who wins Alvarez vs. Chavez Jr.?

3:06 PM ET Where: T-Mobile Arena in Las VegasWhen: SaturdayTV: HBO PPV, 9 p.m. ET At this point, it’s the only question worth asking: Who will win Saturday night’s fight between Canelo Alvarez and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.? Our experts make their picks. Dan RafaelESPN.comAlvarez by decision I expect this to be a really exciting fight. But as far as how it goes, Canelo is the superior boxer, and he has better speed and a bigger heart. Even though he will face a bigger, stronger man and will be fighting ...

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Passenger dragged off United Airlines plane wins settlement

The Kentucky doctor dragged off a United Airlines flight from Chicago earlier this month has received a financial settlement from the airline. Lawyers for Dr David Dao, 69, say a condition of the payout is that the “amount remain confidential”. United boss Oscar Munoz “said he was going to do the right thing and he has”, Dr Dao’s lawyers said. Dr Dao was violently removed by airline law enforcement officers after refusing to give up his seat to United staff. United Airlines incident: What went wrong? Video of the bleeding ...

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Reports: Bush-Jeter group wins bid for Marlins

8:27 PM ET ESPN.com news services Former New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter is part of a group led by ex-Florida Gov. Jeb Bush that has reached an agreement to purchase the Miami Marlins after submitting a bid of $ 1.3 billion, according to multiple media reports. According to the Miami Herald and Bloomberg, Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria has reached an agreement to sell the Marlins to the Bush-Jeter group after its bid won the auction ahead of other potential buyers for exclusive negotiating rights. As a kid, he told ...

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Konta wins after Nastase outburst

Media playback is not supported on this device Romania captain Ilie Nastase was banned from the Fed Cup tie against Britain after an incident that left Johanna Konta in tears and her match suspended. In Konta’s match against Sorana Cirstea, Nastase was sent off after swearing at the umpire and abusing Konta and her captain Anne Keothavong. The world number seven lost her serve in the next game and was visibly upset before play was halted for 25 minutes. The International Tennis Federation is investigating Nastase’s conduct. The world governing ...

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Turkey referendum: Erdogan wins vote to expand presidential powers

Media playback is unsupported on your device Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has narrowly won a referendum to expand presidential powers, which could keep him in office until 2029. With 99.45% of ballots counted, the “Yes” campaign had won 51.37% and “No” 48.63%, and the electoral board called victory for “Yes”. Erdogan supporters say replacing the parliamentary system with an executive presidency will modernise the country. Turkey’s two main opposition parties said they would challenge the results. The Republican People’s Party (CHP) demanded a recount of 60% of votes. They ...

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