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Wife of tragic Emiliano Sala plane crash pilot hopes new evidence clears husband's name

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Liverpool’s Champions League home match against Atletico Madrid and the Cheltenham Festival contributed to an increase in coronavirus deaths in the UK, a scientist has said.

Professor Tim Spector, from King’s College London, said the two events held in March had “caused increased suffering and death that wouldn’t otherwise have occurred”.

He said data from an app used to report COVID-19 symptoms showed that Cheltenham and the North West both became “key hotspots” for the coronavirus.

Despite several European countries and cities already being in lockdown by the time the sports fixtures took place, Prime Minister Boris Johnson waited until 23 March to announce his own “stay at home” message in the UK.

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Football news: Christian Mbulu dead at 23, Morecambe confirm

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English football player Christian Mbulu has died at the age of 23, League Two club Morecambe have confirmed.

Having started his career with non-league Brentwood, the centre-back joined Millwall and had a loan spell at Braintree before joining Scottish Premiership side Motherwell.

Mbulu made seven appearances for Crewe after signing a short-term deal in October and signed for fellow League Two side Morecambe in January until the end of the season, making three appearances.

In a statement on Tuesday evening, the club said: “Everyone at Morecambe FC is deeply saddened to learn of Christian’s death and would like to extend our deepest sympathies to his family and friends at this very sad time.

“He was only 23 and the news of his sudden and untimely passing has been a shock to us all.



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Bundesliga results: Bayern Munich def Borussia Dortmund, score, video, Joshua Kimmich goal

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Joshua Kimmich’s long-range chip handed Bayern Munich a 1-0 win over Borussia Dortmund that put them on course for a record-extending eighth consecutive Bundesliga title.

Kimmich collected the ball outside the area and chipped it over Dortmund goalkeeper Roman Burki just before halftime.

It was enough for Bayern to stretch their lead to seven points over Dortmund with six games of the season remaining.

Kimmich's crazy chip

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