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  • Trump becomes presumptive Republican nominee as Cruz quits

    Sanders secured a surprise victory over Hillary Clinton in the Democratic contest Donald Trump, the billionaire real-estate developer who has upended the rules of modern campaigning, became the presumptive Republican presidential nominee on Tuesday after driving his top challenger, Texas Senator Ted Cruz, from the race with a crushing Indiana primary win. The victory sets up a likely all-New Yorker presidential general election between Trump and Hillary Clinton, who remained on pace to secure the Democratic nomination even after a surprising loss to Senator Bernie Sanders in Indiana. Trump’s Indiana win is almost certain to allow him to secure the 1,237 delegates needed to win the nomination

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  • Ronaldo declared fit for CL semis clash against Man City

    Confirming the news, Real coach Zinedine Zidane said that Ronaldo played a full part in training ahead of Wednesday's return leg at the Bernabeu, the Guardian reported. The Portuguese international was forced to sit on the bench with a thigh injury in the goalless first leg clash against City at the Etihad Stadium last week. He had also missed Saturday's 1-0 La Liga win at Real Sociedad. Ronaldo has scored 47 goals in 45 appearances so far in this season. (ANI)

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  • Jesus Chrysler supercar: Google to make 100 self-driving minivans

    For the first Google is collaborate directly with a carmaker to build self-driving cars and revealed it is working with Fiat Chrysler to produce 100 2017 Pacifica minivans with plug-in hybrid drivetrains. The Pacificas will count the third type of vehicle to enter the Google fleet if you add in Lexus RX crossovers and Google’s own prototypes. In a Google+ post technology giant Google said that it has expanded its self-driving test programme to over four US cities in the last several months. This has required it to increase the number of vehicles in its fleet. ‘This experience will help both teams better understand how to create a fully self-driving car that can take you from A to B with the touch

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  • Patrick Logue: The sick male world of dress-down Friday

    When God rested and made men, she must never have envisaged something called dress-down Friday. Because if she had, she would never have made men like she did. Or even at all. It’s a strange thing that has crept into modern office working life over the past few decades, where people are accustomed to saying “ah feck it, I couldn’t be bothered making an effort today” once a week. There wasn’t a law passed, or a decree, or even a memo to say it was to be a thing. But it is a thing. I certainly didn’t get the memo, but I do find myself attempting to look a little less sharp on Friday than usual. Okay, keep it polite, colleagues. I’ve noticed the women make a better fist at dress-down Friday. Maybe

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  • Astros bullpen closes out Twins

    George Springer reached base in his first three plate appearances and the Houston Astros followed by relying on their bullpen to close out a 6-4 win over the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday night at Minute Maid Park. Springer finished 1-for-2 with two runs, two walks and two RBIs to pace an offense that made the most of its five hits. Center fielder Carlos Gomez, making his return after missing three games with rib soreness, was the lone starter to record a multi-hit game, recording two doubles. "We've been able to not quit and at least stay in games and come back in some," Springer said. "That's a good sign. Obviously, stuff hasn't been ideal for us, but it's a long year. Slow grind." Astros relievers

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  • Real Madrid make Champions League final

    A DEFLECTED Gareth Bale strike ended Manchester City's Champions League challenge and sent Real Madrid through to face city rivals Atletico in the final. City midfielder Fernando inadvertently diverted Bale's 20th-minute strike into his own net at the Bernabeu to hand Real a 1-0 win both on the night and on aggregate. City never found momentum after captain Vincent Kompany was forced off yet again early on and they had Joe Hart to thank for keeping them in contention right until the end. Hart produced a string of impressive saves to deny a Real side bolstered by the return of Cristiano Ronaldo and that kept City hopes alive they could nick an away goal and with it victory. But it was not to be

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  • Civil rights leaders ‘astonished' by Adams founder member claim

    LEADING figures in the north's civil rights movement have said they are "absolutely astonished" by Gerry Adams's claim that he was a founding member. The Sinn Fein president made the remark on Monday in a statement apologising for his use of the 'n' word in a message on Twitter. The Louth TD said: "The civil rights movement here, of which I was a founding member, was inspired and based its approach on the civil rights campaign in the USA." He also said on Tuesday night that he took part in a meeting in 1967 at which it was decided to establish the Northern Ireland Civil Rights Association (NICRA). But Ivan Cooper, a leading figure in the association, branded the claims a "shameless attempt to

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  • Fastest ever Craigantlet hill climb basks in the sun at 150mph

    SUNSHINE encouraged a bumper number of spectators to come and enjoy the high-octane action at the Craigantlet Hill Climb on the outskirts of east Belfast on Saturday. The good weather had another effect, too; it also meant the road surface temperature was high, meaning that the quickest cars, shod with sticky racing slick tyres, were at their grippiest and so able to make the most of their speed in the corners on the closed public roads snaking up the hill above Parliament Buildings. The fastest category of cars in the Ballyrobert Craigantlet Hill Climb were those competing in the British championship. Scott Moran attacked the start line on each run-up, scorching his tyres to gain adhesion; after his first run, he was tied with close rival Trevor Willis with a time of 40.76 seconds.

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  • Munster determined to finish campaign on a high note

    Different home venue, different away team, but same deal as last week. Despite last Friday’s welcome win over Edinburgh at Musgrave Park, Munster again host the team immediately above them in the Guinness Pro12, the Scarlets, with their participation in next season’s European Champions Cup going down to the wire. Once more it’s win or bust time. A win copperfastens Munster’s qualification for the premier European tournament they have adorned so memorably on and off for 21 years. Even a bonus point defeat might be enough, or might not if the Ospreys scooped a five-point haul at home to Ulster. A defeat without a losing bonus point would see them miss out to the Ospreys if the Welsh outfit defeat

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  • Suarez still leads race for Golden Shoe Higuain in second place

    However, Argentine Gonzalo Higuain of Napoli has narrowed the distance with the double he achieved on Monday against Atalanta, making 32 goals and 64 points and putting him in second place, reports Efe. The third place is occupied by Real Madrid's Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo, who despite his absence in the last La Liga match still has a total of 31 goals this season. Sharing with him the same position is the top scorer of the Portugal's Primeira Liga, Jonas Goncalves, giving them both 62 points. The top scorers in European leagues: 1. Luis Suarez (URUGUAY, Barcelona) 35 goals, 70 points 2. Gonzalo Higuain (ARGENTINA, Napoli) 32, 64 3. Cristiano Ronaldo (PORTUGAL, Real Madrid) 31, 62

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  • Manchester City Fail To Reach First Ever Champions League Final

    Manchester City put on one of the most inept and passionless semi-final performances in Champions League history as they limped out after a 1-0 defeat to Real Madrid. The Citizens were dealt a huge blow when their talismanic skipper Vincent Kompany was forced off with what looked like a groin injury inside 9 minutes. Whatever inspiration or motivation the classy Belgian could deliver evaporated, as did City's chances of making the final. Both sides were incredibly average and the goal that separated the sides highlighted that fact when a Gareth Bale cross was deflected into his own net by Fernando after 20 minutes.

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  • Padres 6 Rockies 3

    The Padres rallied from a three-run deficit in clinching their second consecutive series after losing five straight. Colorado and San Diego concludes the three-game set at Petco Park on Wednesday. San Diego right-hander Andrew Cashner (2-2) got his second win in three starts, working six innings and allowing three runs on five hits. He walked three and struck out six. Cashner, who was coming off his worst start of the season, gave up his runs in the first two innings, then settled down to beat the Rockies for the second time in seven starts. Fernando Rodney pitched a scoreless ninth for his sixth save. He was preceded by spotless one-inning stints from Kevin Quackenbush and Brandon Maurer. Eddie

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  • Atletico fans flock to Neptune Fountain to celebrate CL semis win

    Atletico fans gathered at the fountain on Tuesday night which was guarded by units of the National Police, reports Efe. Atletico Madrid passed to the final of the Champions League despite losing to Bayern 1-2 in the second leg of the semifinals. The aggregate score for the tie after two legs was 2-2. Atletico won the first leg 1-0. They advanced to the final on the away-goal rule. The future opponent of Atletico in the final will come from Wednesday's duel between Real Madrid and Manchester City. The first leg ended 0-0. --IANS sam/dg

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  • Ronaldo fit for Man City tie Madrid coach Zidane

    The former Manchester United forward has missed Real's last three games - including the goalless draw in the first leg at the Etihad Stadium last week - with a thigh injury. But he returned to training on Sunday and has since played a full part in training ahead of Wednesday's second clash at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium, leaving Zidane convinced he is ready to return. "Cristiano is okay. He is 100 per cent. He trained this morning and he will be there tomorrow. The whole week, little by little, Ronaldo has been recovering. That's how it is with this player," Zidane was quoted as saying by Sky Sports on Tuesday. "He's very quick and he looks after himself a lot." The Portugal international is

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  • Concessions clear way for FG minority government

    Acting Taoiseach Enda Kenny has sought to convince his TDs that Fine Gael extracted a serious concession from Fianna Fáil by getting Micheál Martin to sign up to a three-year government deal. Mr Kenny and Mr Martin have both received the unanimous backing of their parliamentary parties for the deal struck last week to allow Fianna Fáil facilitate a Fine Gael-led minority government. Fine Gael is continuing its negotiations with Independent TDs in order to establish a minority coalition and reach the required number of votes to elect Mr Kenny as taoiseach if Fianna Fáil abstains. The Independents have also been shown the Fine Gael-Fianna Fáil deal which will effectively allow Fine Gael introduce

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  • Dublin's startup scene aims to take on the tech giants

    1. Rory McIlroy, Northern Ireland -- Quail Hollow might be McIlroy's favorite course on the PGA Tour. The defending champion and two-time winner of the Wells Fargo Championship has posted five top-10 finishes in his six starts there. Last year, he carded a course-record 11-under-par 61 in the third round on his way to a seven-stroke victory over Webb Simpson and Patrick Rodgers. Rory claimed the first of his 11 PGA Tour victories by four strokes over Phil Mickelson at Quail Hollow in 2010. The Irishman is winless this season after claiming eight victories around the world in the last two years, but he has six top-10 finishes on both major tours this year, including three in his last four events,

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  • Diego Simeone hails Atletico Madrid’s mettle after claiming final spot

    Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone hailed the “huge mettle” of his team as they booked a place in the Champions League final at the expense of Bayern Munich. Bayern won 2-1 on aggregate in Bavaria but Antoine Griezmann’s strike for the Spanish side took them through to the final on the away goals rule after they won the first leg 1-0. Simeone told his club’s official website afterwards: “It was a fantastic first half from Bayern. Thomas Müller missed a spot-kick for the hosts before Fernando Torres did likewise for Atletico and Simeone said: “A missed penalty always implies several things.

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  • Real edge past Man City to set up all-Madrid Champions League final

    Real Madrid celebrate their winning goal. REAL MADRID WILL take on capital rivals Atletico in a repeat of the 2014 Champions League final after beating Manchester City 1-0 at the Santiago Bernabeu. Zinedine Zidane’s men have a shot at claiming the club’s 11th European crown at San Siro on 28 May, having followed up last week’s cagey goalless draw at the Etihad Stadium with a considerably more impressive showing in the semi-final second leg on Wednesday. Madrid – boosted by Cristiano Ronaldo’s return to fitness, but still without Karim Benzema – capitalised on yet another injury setback for City captain Vincent Kompany to take a first half lead when Gareth Bale’s delivery looped in off Fernando.

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  • Group water schemes: Fine Gael commits to higher subsidy

    Fine Gael has committed to increasing the subvention for people on group water schemes as part of its negotiations with Independents. Party negotiators met five rural TDs and the Independent Alliance last night to continue discussions on the formation of a government. It is understood the two sides discussed crime, health and education in the talks which began at 10am and ran late yesterday evening. Fine Gael made a series of commitments including additional funds for homecare packages. Minister for Finance Michael Noonan and Minister for Health Leo Varadkar acknowledged additional money would have to be located next year to address the issues raised. Waterford TD John Halligan held a separate

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