Injury-plagued Schalke confident of snapping winless run

BERLIN (Reuters) – Schalke 04 will have more than half a dozen injury absences when they host in-form Bayer Leverkusen on Sunday but coach Manuel Baum is confident they can finally snap their 25-game winless run in the Bundesliga.



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The Royal Blues, who last won in the league back in January, are in last place and already locked in a battle to stay up this season. They are six matches away from the all-time winless run in the Bundesliga set by Tasmania Berlin in 1965/66.

Schalke are missing injured striker Goncalo Paciencia, who underwent surgery this week, as well as Salif Sane, Rabbi Matondo and Ahmed Kutucu.

Several others including both keepers, Frederik Roennow and Ralf Faehrmann, are also nursing injuries and doubtful for the game, which could mean bringing in a keeper from the Under-23 team, Baum said

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Australia fall short in run chase as India open T20 series with 11-run win | Australia cricket team

Justin Langer clashed with match referee David Boon before a controversial concussion substitution allowed Yuzvendra Chahal to spin India to victory in the opening Twenty20 international.

In a dramatic match at Canberra’s Manuka Oval, Australia fell 11 runs short of India’s 161-7 – with the loss added to by a leg injury suffered by captain Aaron Finch. Australia’s chase stumbled after a 56-run opening stand between Finch and D’Arcy Short, with Chahal taking 3-25 to be named man of the match.

After starting the game on the bench, Chahal was brought in to the match as a concussion replacement for Ravindra Jadeja at the change of innings. Jadeja top edged a Mitchell Starc bouncer into his helmet while batting in the final over of India’s innings, but did not receive an on-field assessment.

Under the ICC’s rules, a doctor does not have to come on to the field immediately but

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Alitalia to run COVID-tested flights from Rome to New York from Dec. 8

MILAN (Reuters) – Alitalia will offer COVID-tested flights from Rome to New York starting from Dec. 8, the airline and the company running the Fiumicino airport, Aeroporti di Roma, said in a joint statement on Friday.



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The announcement follows a health ministry order issued late last month and in force until Feb. 15 under which passengers flying between Rome and some U.S. destinations can be tested for the coronavirus 48 hours before departure and on arrival at the airport, to avoid the mandatory 14-day quarantine Italy imposes on incoming travellers.

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In September, in an effort to resume domestic travel after the first wave of the epidemic, Alitalia experimented with COVID testing on some flights between Rome’s Fiumicino and Milan’s city airport Linate, Italy’s biggest hubs.

However, the government progressively restricted movement between regions to

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After 66-year run, Indianapolis Boat, Sport & Travel Show canceled due to pandemic

INDIANAPOLIS — The nation’s largest consumer sports exhibit, the Indianapolis Boat, Sport & Travel Show, has been canceled for 2021 due to health concerns and venue capacity restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The cancellation is the first time since the 1950s that the city has not hosted the show — which fills buildings at the Indiana State Fairgrounds with boats, RVs, campers, watercraft and fishing equipment.

“This is the first time in our 66-year history that we’ve ever postponed a show, and it’s a major disappointment to our entire organization,” said Kevin Renfro, with Anderson, Ind.-based Renfro Productions, Inc., which produces and manages the show, in a statement. “But the good news is that we expect to be back bigger and better than ever in 2022.”

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Seattle’s Payge Turner harbors no regrets about her memorable run on ‘The Voice’

Payge Turner has no regrets about her run on “The Voice.”

Sure, the South Seattle indie soul singer didn’t make it as far as she wanted after failing to get through to the final nine during Monday and Tuesday’s live-performance rounds. But she was her authentic self during her entire memorable run on the popular singing competition show, and that’s really all that matters.

Going into lives, I think I just was ready to bring a different level of Payge Turner to the stage,” Turner said Thursday afternoon. “And I would definitely say my live performance was definitely the other level.”

Turner, 28, displayed a chameleon-like ability to change from episode to episode, showcasing her smoky voice and low register on songs as diverse as The Weeknd’s “Call My Name” and Radiohead’s “Creep.”

She turned *NSYNC’s “It’s Gonna Be Me” and Rihanna’s “Diamonds” inside out on Monday and Tuesday

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Purdue tries to plug leaky run defense with Nebraska up next

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As Purdue coach Jeff Brohm watched video of Nebraska, he immediately identified a potential pitfall.

Quarterbacks Adrian Martinez and Luke McCaffrey look a lot like the Rutgers quarterback tandem.

So in hopes of avoiding a repeat of last week’s debacle, Brohm decided to spend part of this week finding a solution for his defense.

“I need to do the best job I can of being involved in all aspects of our game,” he said. “We want to make sure that we put a plan together that has the resources available to stop the run, to get penetration, to put pressure on the quarterback and to challenge the offense and not let them sit back there and do what they want.”

A week ago, the Scarlet Knights pretty much did whatever they wanted in the second half. Johnny Langan had 21 carries for

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Tata Chemicals Extends Winning Run After Parent Increases Stake

(Bloomberg) — Shares in Tata Chemicals Ltd. rose on Thursday, set for another record high amid 11th day of gains, its longest winning streak in 18 years, after its parent Tata Sons increased stake in the company.



a sign on the side of a building: Signage for Tata Communications Ltd. is displayed atop of the company's headquarters in Mumbai, India, on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016. Cyrus Mistry, the ousted chairman of India's biggest conglomerate, was replaced as Tata Sons chairman by his 78-year-old predecessor Ratan Tata at a board meeting on Oct. 24. Tata Sons said the conglomerate's board and Trustees of the Tata Trusts were concerned about a growing “trust deficit” with Mistry, which prompted the company to remove him.


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Signage for Tata Communications Ltd. is displayed atop of the company’s headquarters in Mumbai, India, on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016. Cyrus Mistry, the ousted chairman of India’s biggest conglomerate, was replaced as Tata Sons chairman by his 78-year-old predecessor Ratan Tata at a board meeting on Oct. 24. Tata Sons said the conglomerate’s board and Trustees of the Tata Trusts were concerned about a growing “trust deficit” with Mistry, which prompted the company to remove him.


Tata Sons Private Ltd. bought about 1.80 million shares in the company at 420.92 rupees apiece in a block deal on Wednesday, according to NSE’s dataTata Sons Private Ltd. held 29.39% stake in the company

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Half of US states worry they’ll run out of COVID-19 tests, and even more fear they won’t have the supplies to distribute a vaccine, according to a government report



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  • States were still short of personal protective equipment, COVID-19 tests, and other vital medical supplies nine months into the pandemic, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) said in a report Monday.
  • Half of states who responded to a survey by the watchdog in mid-October said they were short of rapid COVID-19 testing kits.
  • Around the same number said they expected to have shortages over the next two months.
  • Not being able to carry out enough tests means the disease could spread further, the GAO said.
  • More than three-quarters of states expressed concerns about having supplies to distribute and administer a COVID-19 vaccine.
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‘I’m Your Woman’ Review: On the Run With a Baby

The conventional crime movie is, with few exceptions (“Ocean’s 8,” “Hustlers”), male-centered. With “I’m Your Woman,” the director Julia Hart (who wrote the screenplay with Jordan Horowitz) explores the spaces between what we generally see in crime pictures — spaces inhabited by the women who are intimate with the criminals.

Narration at the beginning informs the viewer that Jean and Eddie are married and unable to have children. Jean (Rachel Brosnahan), alone in her yard, is idle, as a Bobbie Gentry song plays on the soundtrack. (The movie is set in an unspecified period that aims to evoke a suburban 1970s.) She appears to be bored, and the yard appears to need raking. Soon Eddie shows up — with an infant. Jean wanted a baby, so he got her one.

But this is not a “Raising Arizona” variant. Eddie (Bill Heck), who by Jean’s understanding is merely a petty criminal,

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