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Oldest pro footballer in the world scores at 74

1:35 AM ETEd DoveSpecial to ESPN CloseEd Dove is a writer and scout who has a deep and enduring passion for African sport, politics and literature. Instagram: @EddyDove22, Facebook: @EddyDoveAfricaA 74-year-old grandfather became the oldest footballer in the world to score a goal in an official match when he netted on his debut for an Egyptian third tier side on Saturday.Ezzeldin Bahader is seeking recognition as the world's oldest professional footballer, and he can meet the Guinness World Records criteria of playing two official full-length matches when his club take to the field on Match 21 in their next Group Five fixture.• Serie A halted due to coronavirus outbreak• Ronaldinho 'in good spirits' - prison warden• Sources: Utd up efforts to sign Bellingham• Can rejected Man Utd due to...

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Jyotiraditya Scindia meets PM Modi, may join BJP today

Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia on Tuesday morning met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the company of Home Minister Amit Shah strengthening speculation that he is set to cross over to the BJP a day after he flew out 17 of his loyalist party MLAs. Scindia started from his residence in Delhi after 10 am and went to meet Shah after which both of them drove down together to the residence of the prime minister. The Congress leader is set to join the BJP sometime today, party sources told ET. The day is also the birth anniversary of his father, the late Madhavrao Scindia, who was a union minister in the Congress governments led by Raji Gandhi and PV Narasimha Rao. The BJP has called for a meeting of his legislature party at 6 pm to elect former chief minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan as the...

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County where San Jose Sharks play bans mass gatherings due to coronavirus rates | CBC Sports

The California county where the San Jose Sharks' home arena is located, is prohibiting all large gatherings of more than 1,000 people due to rising rates of COVID-19, the illness caused by the coronavirus. The ban will take effect on Wednesday, March 11 at midnight PT and will remain in place for three weeks, according to the County of Santa Clara Public Health Department.The ban will likely affect three host games scheduled at the SAP Center against the Montreal Canadiens (March 19), Boston Bruins (March 21) and Arizona Coyotes (March 29). It marks the first time a major North American sports team or league would be forced to postpone or cancel a game due to the outbreak. Here is the most specificity provided by Santa Clara County in its mass gathering ban, effective Wednesday until...

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Chinese President Xi Jinping visits Wuhan for the first time since the coronavirus outbreak

Chinese President Xi Jinping, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, chairs a symposium at the School of Medicine at Tsinghua University in Beijing, capital of China, March 2, 2020.Yan Yan | Xinhua News Agency | Getty ImagesChinese President Xi Jinping flew into Wuhan city on Tuesday morning to inspect new coronavirus control efforts, according to state news broadcaster CCTV. The visit marks the latest step in the leader's public turnaround on involvement in fighting the disease, which has killed more than 3,100 people in the country after emerging in Wuhan in late December. Officially called COVID-19, the disease has now hit more than 100 countries including the U.S. and several in Europe. Fears of the v...

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All-Star SS Lindor, Indians suspend negotiations

Francisco Lindor says he still wants to sign a long-term extension with the Indians but that it won't happen in the near future.2 RelatedIn a story published by The Athletic on Monday, the four-time All-Star shortstop said the sides have suspended talks with Opening Day a little more than two weeks away."We had good conversations," Lindor told The Athletic. "We couldn't come up with an agreement. So we put that aside and let's focus on winning."Lindor, 26, avoided arbitration this offseason, signing a one-year, $17.5 million deal -- a $7 million bump over what he made in 2019. He won't be a free agent until after the 2021 season.Lindor didn't detail what type of deal he's looking for from Cleveland but did tell The Athletic that he is seeking more than the nine-year, $215 million contra...

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Oil demand set for first contraction since 2009 due to coronavirus: IEA

LONDON: Global oil demand is set to contract in 2020 for the first time in more than a decade as global economic activity stalls due to the coronavirus, the International Energy Agency said on Monday. The downward revision came as oil prices dropped as much as third in their biggest one-day fall since the 1991 Gulf War after Saudi Arabia launched a bid for market share following the collapse of an output pact with Russia. The energy watchdog said it expected oil demand to be 99.9 million barrels per day (bpd) in 2020, lowering its annual forecast by almost 1 million bpd and signalling a contraction of 90,000 bpd, the first time demand will have fallen since 2009. Global oil demand fell 2.5 million bpd on the year in the first quarter, or around 2.5%, the IEA estimated in its report, as ...

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Reaching gender equality at work means getting over this major hurdle first

Despite ongoing efforts to improve gender equality in the workplace, still too few men recognize the extent of the problem. Until that perception gap is addressed, attempts by individuals and organizations to make progress will be stymied.That's the conclusion of a new report from the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL), a leadership development network, released to coincide with this year's International Women's Day on March 8.Just two-fifths (41%) of men believe men and women experience unequal roles in the workplace, compared with almost two-thirds (63%) of women who view that to be the case. That represents a perception gap of 22%, according to the research, which surveyed over 300 professionals across Asia Pacific.Meanwhile, less than half (44%) of men agree there is a gender pay ...

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Coronavirus: San Jose Sharks may have to play in empty arena after Santa Clara ban on mass gatherings

Amid increasing concern over the coronavirus outbreak, Santa Clara County health officials announced a temporary ban on all events (both public and private) that would draw large gatherings and possibly spread the virus. That ban, which prohibits crowds of more than 1,000 people, will carry through at least the end of March and could affect multiple San Jose Sharks games scheduled at SAP Center in the coming weeks. The Sharks, who are scheduled to play three home games this month, released a statement following the decision on Monday night:"SAP Center at San Jose is aware of the County of Santa Clara's Public Health Department order to prohibit public and private mass gatherings through the end of Ma...

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County home to San Jose bans large gatherings

California's Santa Clara County will ban gatherings of 1,000-plus people, a move that could impact upcoming home games for the NHL's San Jose Sharks and MLS' San Jose Earthquakes.Officials announced the measure Monday night, hours after the first coronavirus-related death in the county was confirmed.The ban will go into effect at midnight PT on March 11, and will last three weeks -- or until April 1.The Sharks open a four-game road trip Wednesday in Chicago. They're scheduled to return home for game against the Canadiens on March 19, then play two more home games before April 1 -- vs. Boston on March 21 and vs. Arizona on March 29.The Earthquakes visit Philadelphia on March 14, then are scheduled to host Sporting Kansas City on March 21.It wasn't immediately clear how the two teams will...

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‘Odd’ quirk raises delegate stakes in Tuesday’s elections

WASHINGTON (AP) — A quirk in how delegates are won under Democratic Party rules is raising the stakes for Tuesday's elections, allowing a candidate to make up ground in the race quickly — or fall further behind.Five states — Michigan, Washington, Missouri, Mississippi and Idaho — hold Democratic primaries on Tuesday, while North Dakota has a caucus. All told, there are 352 delegates up for grabs. A candidate needs 1,991 delegates to win the Democratic presidential nomination.That makes for only the fourth-largest delegate night on the primary calendar. But the intricate arithmetic of how delegates are won under Democrats' rules makes it possible for a candidate to reap a bigger haul of delegates with a smaller margin of victory on this Tuesday than on any other night.For Bernie Sanders,...

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