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Fury returns, Joshua meets rival, Wilder back

From a Tyson Fury masterclass in front of a crowd of over 90,000 at Wembley Stadium to Katie Taylor and Amanda Serrano rocking MSG in New York, boxing has delivered (Author: Gardener)

JoshuaFrom a Tyson Fury masterclass in front of over 90,000 at Wembley Stadium to Katie Taylor and Amanda Serrano rocking MSG in New York, boxing has delivered in the first six months of 2022. But there's still a lot we want to see before the end of the year. Some fights, like a third fight in the epic rivalry between Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin, are signed and sealed so we don't count those. No, that's six fights that could realistically still take place in the second half of this year - and each one is exactly what fight fans are craving. From delicious heavyweight showdowns to undefeated rivals to undisputed champions being crowned, these are THE six fights to piece together before 2023 begins. Wilder has now had nine months to recover from his war with Fury and as the American insists he will fight again there is no point in him firing another journeyman. Joyce seemed set for an intriguing joe-off with Joseph Parker, but with that frustrating failure, he needs an elite opponent [for now]. Joyce - with his rich amateur pedigree - will face a dangerous but damaged opponent to outwit to finally get a big name on his record. Since both men are 36 years old, there is no point in waiting. A lot of great fights can be fought in the brand new lightweight class, but this one appeals the most. However, "Tank" is the division's biggest draw and was added to his list of notable KOs by defeating Rolly Romero. You can see exactly how this would play out with big and fast Haney trying to box from the outside. But we've seen Devin shut down, been capped and faltered in the past - and Davis isn't a clumsy brawler but more of a patient predator who puts out his devastating hooks and uppercuts. Cynics can say that this belated welterweight fight-turned-modern-day Mayweather-Pacquiao tribute act has been on boxing wish lists for years and may well remain there until the end of time. The good news is that there has indeed been movement lately; Signs since Spence's KO of Yordenis Ugas that the two rivals are finally ready to leave ego and unreasonable demands at the door to fight this battle. To recap, both are unbeaten pound-for-pound talent who have sharp boxing skills and superb finishing power. Switch-hitting Crawford is the more versatile boxer, the younger Spence has the higher work rate, but this is a contest we really need to see in 2022 -- or early next year right off the bat -- before it truly fulfills its May-Pac destiny and finds plenty to do late instead. If "King Artur" passes his test against the hard-hitting Joe Smith Jr., this will be the only fight that can be fought at 175 pounds. Bivol's excitement over Canelo added to the intrigue, as Beterbiev - who recorded a perfect 17-0 [17 KOs] before the Smith fight - was previously widely regarded as the clear No. 1 in the division. Alvarez, who chooses to complete his trilogy with "Triple G" rather than make an immediate rematch, leaves Bivol without an elite opponent, setting up this all-Russian clash nicely. It may seem like a classic boxer/puncher showdown, but Bivol has a history of showing power - and injuring Canelo - while Beterbiev has a great amateur background. And yes, neutrals could argue that Inoue vs. John Riel Casimero — or Inoue stepping up to fight Steph Fulton — are better fights on paper. But everything in time. Boxing is on a great run to crown undisputed champions in what we depressingly have to call the four belt era - and Inoue vs. Butler would do so at bantamweight. Granted, this isn't a 50-50 match unlike the fights above. But boxing loves a David vs. Goliath match - or in this case, "Paul vs. the Monster." Or of course Fury against Oleksandr Usyk. Although Fury insists he is retiring for good, it seems he can't quite make up his mind and tells talkSPORT he would return to the ring...if the price is right. That sum, he says, equates to a record £500million [or half a billion, as he repeatedly told White and Jordan] - but let's face it, it wouldn't come as a shock to absolutely anyone when Fury declared he's ready to go again battle. And with AJ's rematch against Usyk set for August, the winner should have plenty of time to fight The Gypsy King again before the end of the year. One day before the World Cup final is Eddie Hearn's dream - and has Eddie ever let us down? Usyk is a favorite to repeat his win over Joshua - and Fury's 'middleweight' digs suggest he's mentally preparing to face both men. However, you get the feeling that Fury vs AJ is somehow, somehow destined to happen. Whatever the belts, odds and win-loss record, it's just too big in Britain - with too much money, pride and history on the table - to never happen. The bet here is that we'll eventually see Fury and AJ in the same ring trading punches before both men truly retire.

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'I'm coming out of retirement - but only for £500m'

Despite calls for his return to the ring, Fury insists he is retired... although he could be tempted by a £500m offer (Author: Gardener)

Tyson Fury celebrates with his belts after KOing Dillian Whyte It's been a burning topic in boxing ever since Tyson Fury KO'd Dillian Whyte in April and then immediately hung up his gloves: is he really retired? The good news for those wanting to see Fury, modern boxing's most compelling fighter, return to the ring is that he's telling Telegraph Sport his price. "So if anyone wants to pay for that, I'm sure there are people out there who have a lot more than that, then I'll go back. But until that day, Kaput, I'm out. And if someone wants to squander half a billion, I suppose my morale will be tested.” So Fury is still adamant now, two months after that night in front of 90,000 at Wembley Stadium when his composure may have faltered . Unlike many boxing retirements, he says there will be no return. “Two people in history have retired as undefeated world heavyweight champions, myself and Rocky Marciano. It's an exclusive club," he adds. "When I come back it will be a sad day for me and it will be like I've let money overcome my morals because I put performance before money. But if anyone wants to put half a billion on the table, I'll definitely test that morale." Fury was busy. It's a whole new world for the Morecambe man, who was 27 five years ago, was depressed and contemplated suicide. "I was going to retire after the trilogy fight with Deontay Wilder [last October] but I owed the fans in England one more fight and I did it and a promise is a promise," Fury explained. "The warrior in me has taken me to every moment of my life, coming off the screen, trilogies, conquering America, coming back, doing everything I've done, winning every belt there is in boxing, three times The Ring Magazine [title holder ]. I won everything for a warrior to do what a warrior wants to do. "But the real man is done fighting," he explains. I got away, my skills are fine, totally unscathed, successful, famous... I've done everything that was asked of me, defeated every opponent I've ever faced and lived a life after that - it's not great and beautiful?” Fury in action against Whyte at Wembley Looking back on the night at Wembley, Fury adds: “Yes it was an absolutely amazing, fantastic, incredible night, what a way to end a sensational career. Wembley, the biggest crowd ever recorded at a [boxing] event [there]. Walking out with a bang was amazing, the ring walk was epic, everything about it was amazing - the boxing lesson, the knockout, everything just fell into place and the stars were right again. "I've had a few months to think about it, I just think what a wonderful career I've had, the ups and downs, the ups and downs, the comebacks, the retirements, coming back from all the troubles, it's all Life experience, and after boxing I have plenty of life left at 33.” However, many believe Fury could be lured back once more if his British rival Anthony Joshua defeats his nemesis, Ukraine's Oleksandr Usyk, and reclaims the three heavyweight belts he last September in London and in August in Saudi Arabia has lost the official announcement is imminent. But Fury - although he admits one punch can change everything in heavyweight boxing - believes Joshua will not win. "I just think Usyk is too good a boxer for AJ and I don't think AJ has the ability to pressure him for 12 rounds and drag him into a dog fight and knock him out." to hit," he says. 'I'm the only living member of an elite club' He may be retired but Fury still trains twice a day. "I've been in the gym since 2018, I haven't stopped. You have to train all these things, your body, your mind, your emotions. The man - and the fighter - gets something special out of it. "I was with Ed Sheeran the other night and he was telling me he's done 700+ tour dates which is amazing and he gets to travel the world and meet millions of different people in all these different countries. "They all have the same common goal, they all love music, but with me, people can like music, they can like boxing, they might struggle with themselves, so it's very good for me to give back to people and it." gets me on the road and keeps me busy and gives me a goal and something to focus on.” For Fury, who was once overweight and stuck in his head with nowhere to go, life has come full circle. “It seems a long way from where I am today, no one believed like they say but God did. Then they certainly didn't think that I would lose 10 stone and win back the world heavyweight championship or that I would stand and hit with Deontay Wilder," laughs Fury. It's a day and night difference between now and then.” If Fury never returns to the price war, he believes his place in history is secure. "I'm content, very, very happy with my career and sitting at the top of the heap of elite members-only club [with Marciano] and no one can ever take that away from me. People may try to emulate it, maybe in a hundred years there will be a few members, but I would openly welcome these guys to my club. I am the only living member of my club.”

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Vince McMahon takes the stage amid a sex scandal on SmackDown

McMahon, 76, appeared at the Target Center in Minneapolis on Friday to the riffs of his popular theme song "No Chance in Hell" and addressed the crowd. (Author: Gardener)

Vince McMahonWWE Kingpin Vince McMahon brazenly opened Friday night's edition of SmackDown just days after he resigned as CEO for allegedly paying $3 million in hush money to a paralegal he had sex with. "As always, it is a privilege to be standing here before you, the WWE Universe, tonight," he said. McMahon, who has long been the face of the wrestling company, will reportedly step down pending an investigation into his conduct for "alleged executive misconduct" by a special committee of the company's board. He was replaced as CEO by his daughter, longtime WWE employee Stephanie. An unnamed paralegal said McMahon hired her for $100,000 and then doubled that salary after they started having sex. She claims he then passed her "like a toy" to WWE's head of talent, John Laurinaitis, and was paid millions of dollars to keep quiet after leaving the company. Vince's daughter Stephanie McMahon, 45, who recently took a break from the company herself to "focus on her family," will serve as wrestling's interim CEO pending the conclusion of this investigation, the company said. "Effective immediately, [Vince] McMahon has voluntarily stepped down from his responsibilities as CEO and chairman of the board pending the completion of the investigation," the board of directors wrote in a statement Friday morning. The board further announced that McMahon will "maintain his role and responsibility in relation to WWE's creative content" during this period. They added that McMahon, 76, "remains committed to working with the ongoing review." McMahon is first cited in the statement on the board's investigation. "I have pledged my full cooperation with the Special Committee's investigation and will do whatever I can to assist in the investigation," wrote the mogul, who began his career with the company in the '70s when it was still WWF. Stephanie, who herself had a career in wrestling and is married to promotion star Triple H, added, "I love this company and am committed to working with the independent directors to strengthen our culture and our company. "It's extremely important to me that we have a safe and collaborative workplace," added the former WWE Brand Executive. "I have committed to doing everything in my power to help the Special Committee complete its work, including the collaboration of the entire company to support the completion of the investigation and act on its findings." The investigation is investigating allegations made by McMahon, who is married, gave hush money payments during affairs to several female employees over the course of several years - including to a paralegal whom he allegedly paid $3 million after doubling her salary. The couple have two adult children, Shane and Stephanie, who served on the WWE board with their father. The investigation began in April after the board received emails from the unnamed 41-year-old paralegal's boyfriend. McMahon has been CEO of the multi-billion dollar company since 2009 and is said to be worth $2 billion. The woman's boyfriend said their affair was over, she received "millions" from McMahon through his attorney, Jerry McDevitt. She said McMahon hired her for $100,000 and then doubled that salary after they started having sex. She claims he then passed her "like a toy" to WWE's head of talent, John Laurinaitis. McDevitt has neither confirmed nor denied that McMahon gave the woman millions or that they had an affair, but he said the woman never accused him of molestation. McDevitt has neither confirmed nor denied that McMahon gave the woman millions or that they had an affair, but he said the woman never accused him of molestation. He added that no company money was used to pay them off. He added that no company money was used to pay them off. After the attorney received the lawsuit from the paralegal's friend, the committee's investigation uncovered additional alleged payments to female employees of McMahon and Laurinaitis dating back years. After the attorney received the lawsuit from the paralegal's friend, the committee's investigation uncovered additional alleged payments to female employees of McMahon and Laurinaitis dating back years. These allegations focus on allegations of unspecified misconduct, but it is unclear whether the misconduct was sexual or otherwise. These allegations focus on allegations of unspecified misconduct, but it is unclear whether the misconduct was sexual or otherwise. McMahon's attorney did not immediately respond to inquiries Thursday afternoon, and WWE has not issued any statement. McMahon's attorney did not immediately respond to inquiries Thursday afternoon, and WWE has not issued any statement. Laurinaitis is also married, but it is unclear if he was married at the time of the allegations; He married his wife Kathy in 2016. Their daughters Nikki and Brie Bella are WWE Stars known as The Bella Twins. McMahon and his family hold a quarter of the seats on the board; He is the President and his daughter Stephanie is also present alongside her husband. His wife, Linda, served as Administrator of the Small Business Association during Donald Trump's presidency. She has not yet responded to claims of her husband's affairs or alleged payments to women. The McMahon family has long been synonymous with the world of WWE. McMahon then rose through the ranks of what was then called the Capitol Wrestling Corporation.

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South Africa Cricket Results and Updates in India 2022

India vs South Africa LIVE: South Africa Cricket Results & Updates in India 2022 - Follow all the action from M.Chinnaswamy Stadium (Author: Gardener)

IndiaThis website uses cookies for analytics, personalized content and ads. By continuing to browse this site, you agree to this use. Please use a supported version for the best MSN experience. India vs South Africa LIVE: Cricket Results and Updates from South Africa in India 2022 Follow live coverage of India vs South Africa from South Africa in India 2022 today. The ICC Test Championship sees nine teams compete in a two-year cycle before a Two-team final decides the winner. Australia is the reigning world champion having won the 2021 tournament. Follow the latest live coverage of tonight's game on the live blog below: 16:00 , admin When the cricket's on, the chicken's on. Well, that's a 🔥 deal. @KFCSA pic.twitter.com/yigBA1V1gx - Cricket South Africa (@OfficialCSA) Jun 18 2022 2:31pm , admin Teams will be announced at the draw 2:30pm , admin Follow the live coverage of India vs South Africa from the present-day South Africa in India 2022. The ICC Test Championship pits nine teams against each other in a two-year cycle before a two-team final decides the winner. The inaugural competition was won by New Zealand after a thrilling win over India in June 2021. The World Over 50 Championship is much older and has been held since 1975. The inaugural competition was won by New Zealand after a thrilling win over India in June 2021. The World Over-50 Championship is far older, having been held since 1975. The record winner is Australia, which has emerged victorious five times (1987, 1999, 2003, 2007 and 2015). Australia is the record winner with five wins (1987, 1999, 2003, 2007 and 2015). England clinched the crown in 2019 after a dramatic Ben Stokes-inspired super-over win over New Zealand at Lord's. In the shortest form of the game, teams compete against each other in Twenty20. England clinched the crown in 2019 after a dramatic Ben Stokes-inspired super-over win over New Zealand at Lord's. In the shortest form of the game, teams compete against each other in Twenty20. Australia is the reigning world champion having won the 2021 tournament. Follow the latest live coverage of tonight's game on the live blog below: 14:31 , admin It just keeps getting better 🔥 @shabnim_ismail #IREvSA #AlwaysRising #BePartOfIt pic.twitter .com/z4Zm8xQogV – Cricket South Africa (@OfficialCSA) June 18, 2022 How to watch the US Open on TV and online today What time does the US Open start today? US Open third round start times today with Rory McIlroy, Collin Morikawa and Jon Rahm

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When and where to watch the fifth T20I match live coverage on live tv online

The fifth T20I game between India and South Africa will be broadcast on Star Sports Network in India. (Author: Gardener)

fifthTeam India beat South Africa in their penultimate game to equalize the five-game T20I series 2-2. Now the fifth and final game of the series, to be played at Bengaluru's M Chinnaswamy Stadium on Sunday, is the deciding factor. South Africa had started the series on a positive note as they managed to win their opening two games to take a 2-0 lead. South Africa seemed vulnerable from the start during the chase. Ahead of Sunday's fifth T20I game between India and South Africa; Here's everything you need to know: What date will the fifth T20I match between India and South Africa be played? The fifth T20I match between India and South Africa will be held on June 19, Sunday. Where will the fifth T20I game India vs South Africa be played? The fifth T20I match between India and South Africa will be played at M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru. When will the fifth T20I game between India and South Africa start? The fifth T20I match between India and South Africa begins at 19:00 IST. Which TV stations will broadcast the India vs South Africa game? The fifth T20I game between India and South Africa will be broadcast on Star Sports Network in India. How can I watch the live stream of the fifth T20I match between India and South Africa? The fifth T20I game between India and South Africa is available to stream live on the Disney+Hotstar app and website.

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Pacers, middle orders make India favorites against South Africa

With Dinesh Karthik doing exactly what is expected of him and Harshal Patel and Avesh Khan also hitting the straps, Indian fans would want to see Yuzvendra Chahal at his IPL home stadium in a match that matters most, an or performs two tricks. (Author: Gardener)

IndiaIn eight days, this Indian team has played four games. There are still many gray areas to be addressed, but a young Indian side with an admirable collective spirit will start Sunday's series-deciding fifth T20 International against South Africa as favorites. In a span of eight days this Indian team has played four games. It fielded an identical XI in sync with Rahul Dravid's "School of Continuity," which bottomed out in the first two games, only to smash its own highest winning margin record against the Proteas -- with 47 runs in the third game and with 82 runs in fourth. Know What It's to be Dropped; As for the India return: Dinesh Karthik With Dinesh Karthik doing exactly what was expected of him and Harshal Patel and Avesh Khan also hit the straps, Indian fans would see Yuzvendra Chahal with a trick or two at his home IPL stadium want a game that matters most. Therefore, when the teams step onto the turf of M Chinnaswamy Stadium, the team that looked jaded and overcooked in the first two games will start as the overwhelming favorite as the South Africans have already lost the action. If Temba Bavuma can't recover, they'll miss a leader more than the batsman. And suddenly, batting looked doubtful in the last two games on variable-bounce stretches, making this Indian attack look a lot deadlier. Call it oddly comfortable, but the fact remains that there are many things at home in this series. While it hasn't quite gone to plan, India managed to equalize the series from a 2-0 deficit. A young captain who might have happily spent a few days in his hometown of Rourkee had it not been for one of the pressures from one of the stakeholders should at least have a few stars if there aren't safe box office bets like Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma or Jasprit Bumrah. Pant was not exceptional as a captain, nor did his similar layoff pattern inspire confidence, but India somehow managed to pull through. If they finally win the series, the youngster would be in that leadership mix alongside Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul when the next transition in Indian cricket comes after the 2023 ODI World Cup. If Coach Dravid wanted to check if the troika of Ishan Kishan, Ruturaj Gaikwad and Shreyas Iyer didn't exactly fit the puzzle, here's a way to tinker with the existing top 3. Quality attacking on better pitches, with sporadic performances here and there. On the contrary, he might be bullied by fast pace. Ishan Kishan has a limited range of shots and one should not go by the number of runs scored in this series as the extra jump and pace will be a difficult proposition in Australian wickets. Avesh Khan, Dinesh Karthik Help India win by 82 runs vs SA; Series level at 2-2 Shreyas Iyer has a full series but he should be the first to admit he messed up with both hands and next time India play Ireland in Malahide his place will go to Suryakumar Yadav , who is considered a much better T20 proponent. There's something about big ICC event years and Karthik that ramps up its performances. He'll already be donning the big gloves in Ireland and the way he's proving to be an asset in the back-end no one should. If he becomes the designated goalie-stick in the MCG game against Pakistan in the last week of October, he's likely to Raising eyebrows The disguised bouncer along with the ability to throw fuller and hit the hard lengths is also a contender among the five pacers India could wear Down Under. The spinners in this series underperformed despite improved efforts. Axar Patel blew hot and cold but more importantly looked one dimensional while Chahal proved wasteful in his attempt to get through the air faster. The series hasn't been one of India's best but somehow, just like top teams do, the Men In Blue have found their way to winning games under pressure.

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Rishabh Pant, the batter must learn humility and patience - Opinion News, Firstpost

Three times in as many games and twice against Keshav Maharaj, Pant has pretty much fallen for the same plan - they'll keep the ball well outside of Pant's off-stump, and he'll play that flamboyant slash and get caught. (Author: Gardener)

Rishabh PantNot long ago, Rishabh Pant was irreplaceable in the Indian scheme of things. That in and of itself may not set alarm bells ringing for the wicketkeeper batsman, but from captain to de-squad may be late in fashion in Indian cricket, this instance definitely has to do with Pant's repeat failures as a batter during the South Africa series and the need for both the player and Indian management to reassess their approach or even utility at T20 International. There was never any doubt that Pant could hit the cricket ball hard and long. Emerging on the international stage, Pant was promoted to next best for India and future captain. Unfortunately for the Delhi player, this combination of captain, wicketkeeper and also one of the team's best batsmen somehow doesn't work for him. This was evident during the IPL, as is the case now in the South Africa series. It was different when he came out in bowling excellence. Or maybe he is, as South Africa has clearly figured him out. Also Read: Rishabh Pant Is Not a Certainty for Me in T20Is, Says Wasim Jaffer. Three times in as many games and twice against Keshav Maharaj, Pant has pretty much fallen to the same plan - they'll keep the ball well outside of Pant's off-stump. and he'll play that flamboyant slash and get caught. Three times in as many games and twice against Keshav Maharaj, Pant has pretty much fallen for the same plan - they'll keep the ball well outside of Pant's off-stump, and he'll play that flamboyant slash and get caught. Three times in as many games and twice against Keshav Maharaj, Pant has pretty much fallen for the same plan - they'll keep the ball well outside of Pant's off-stump, and he'll play that flamboyant slash and get caught. The problem here is that Pant just can't let go of this shot or refuses. It's not a sign of weakness when a batter acknowledges that their shortcomings have been exposed, and the best way out is to get rid of them once and for all. But Pant wants to dominate and prove to everyone that this is not the case. However, once the South Africans figured it out (and did it with such simplicity and accuracy), other sites will have taken notice. In this year of the ICC T20 World Cup, that definitely doesn't bode well for Pant. Which brings us to the question of whether he is irreplaceable in T20 International's Indian squad. The Indian eleven in the current series against South Africa have a strange coincidence of having three wicketkeepers. Both now have much better conversion rates than Pant and are no worse as wicketkeepers. Also Read: Ashish Nehra Says Rishabh Pant Should Focus More on His Form Than Where He Bats Then KL Rahul, who was originally supposed to lead this team but has been injured for a long time now, is expected to return hopefully before the World Cup, so we have to make room for him. So far, few in this XI have given more reason to be replaced than Pant. He could be back in business in the Test against England, which he deserves, but whether he should or would continue in subsequent limited overs series, particularly the T20Is, remains to be seen. Rishabh Pant received a long rope as India's second best thing but his continued inability to cut out the unnecessary and ugly bits of his game has frayed that rope to within an inch of coming apart. A lot of noise is already being made about it and unfortunately he either didn't commit to the job or just isn't able to do so. Anyway, it's not a pretty sight and certainly nobody knows better than the batsman himself. But that doesn't seem to make a difference in the middle and it's brutally open there. Read all Latest News, Trending News, Cricket News, Bollywood News, India News and Entertainment News here.

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US flight cancellations, delays continue on Saturday

Flight delays and cancellations continued to hold up US air travelers Saturday morning, with nearly 690 flights canceled and over 2,030 delayed. (Author: Gardener)

SaturdayFor the third straight day, travelers across the country are facing a high number of flight delays and cancellations. S. flights were delayed and nearly 690 US flights were canceled, according to FlightAware, which tracks flights in real time. S. flight delays and about 1,470 U.S. flight cancellations, according to FlightAware. More than 1,750 US flights were also canceled on Thursday. The thousands of flight delays and cancellations come as US airlines try to recover from the severe storms that raged through much of the country this week, while working to accommodate the growing number of travelers over the summer holidays. Friday: Thousands of U.S. flights were canceled or delayed on Friday after one of the worst summer air travel days yet Nationwide, Delta and American Airlines reported some of the highest numbers of cancellations on both Friday and Saturday mornings - with a 6 reduction in their flight schedules % and 4%. each for Saturday from noon ET. These numbers do not include flights on its regional affiliates, which operate as American Eagle and Delta Connection. "The vast majority of these are weather-related," American Airlines spokesman Curtis Blessing said Friday. This week's numbers aren't the first time U.S. flights have experienced thousands of delays and cancellations this year. Between Friday and Monday of Memorial Day weekend, FlightAware reported nearly 2,800 US flight cancellations and delays for more than 20,000 US flights. In May: Memorial Day air travelers face thousands of cancellations and delays over the holiday weekend S: FlightAware reported more than 9,500 delays and over 2,230 cancellations worldwide for Saturday as of 12:00 p.m. ET. The site recorded over 21,790 flight delays and nearly 3,330 cancellations worldwide as of Friday. If your flight is canceled, the US Department of Transportation requires airlines to rebook you on the next available flight with space. Summer travel: what airlines owe you when flights are canceled or delayed Many airlines have updated their policies during the pandemic to give travelers more flexibility to rebook or change plans. Delta Air Lines, for example, automatically rebooks passengers whose flights have been canceled and sends them their new itineraries via email, SMS and the Fly Delta app. Customers can change their rebooked flight online or through Delta's digital messaging platform if the new itinerary does not work. This article originally appeared in USA TODAY: Why are flights canceled on Saturdays?

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Germany investigates several hundred potential war crimes; UK 'long-term with Ukraine' says Boris Johnson - live

Missiles hit city in central Ukraine; Nearly 100 miners trapped at Donetsk coal mine as power to the mine is cut (Author: Gardener)

UkraineThis website uses cookies for analytics, personalized content and ads. Please use a supported version for the best MSN experience. Russia-Ukraine War: Germany investigates several hundred possible war crimes; UK 'long-term with Ukraine' says Boris Johnson - Live missiles hit central Ukraine city; Nearly 100 miners trapped at Donetsk coal mine as power to the mine is cut. Ukraine's Defense Intelligence Directorate said Saturday that five Ukrainian civilians had been brought back in a five-for-five prisoner swap with Russia. It was not said whether the exchanged Russians were combatants, Reuters reported. The directorate said four of the five Ukrainian civilians were captured during the Russian occupation of parts of the Kyiv region, from which Russian forces withdrew in late March. It also said the body of a Ukrainian civilian was recovered from the exchange. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said during a working trip to the southern city of Mykolaiv that "Ukraine will definitely win" while relentless fighting continued in the east of the country. The president handed out medals and posed for selfies with the soldiers in what appeared to be an underground bunker, according to a video posted to his official Telegram account. We will definitely win.” Russian forces reached the outskirts of Mykolaiv in early March, but were then pushed back to the eastern and southern edges of the region, where fierce fighting continues. Related: "Ukraine will definitely win," says the president during a visit to Mykolaiv. Hundreds of mourners have gathered in Kyiv to say goodbye to a young Ukrainian activist who was killed in combat at the front. Roman Ratushnyi, 24, died Saturday fighting Russian forces in Izium, which was under relentless shelling, according to the Associated Press. He was among the protesters who helped oust the country's pro-Russian leader in 2014 and did not hesitate to take up arms when Vladimir Putin launched his invasion in February. The Foreign Ministry of Ukraine also paid tribute to Ratushnyi, tweeting: From the first day of Maidan, 17-year-old Roman joined the protests and was among the students who were beaten by the police. We will always remember our brave defenders. From the first day of the Maidan, 17-year-old Roman joined the protests and was among the students who were beaten by the police. At 24 he decided to defend #Ukraine from #Russians. At 24 he decided to defend #Ukraine from #Russians. pic.twitter.com/yItAX9k5wi— MFA of Ukraine 🇺🇦 (@MFA_Ukraine) June 18, 2022 Several hundred potential war crimes by Russian troops in Ukraine are being investigated by German authorities. Federal police say they received triple-digit tips involving both political and military officials, AFP reports. German investigators could be sent to Ukraine, but they would need an international mandate to do so. Ukraine said last month that 15,000 suspected war crimes had been reported since the war began. Chief Prosecutor Iryna Venediktova said around 600 suspects had been identified, including "high-ranking military figures, politicians and propaganda agents of Russia". Russia has denied attacking civilians or being involved in war crimes. The Lithuanian authorities have announced that a ban on the transit of goods subject to EU sanctions through their territory to the Russian enclave of Kaliningrad will come into force from Saturday. News of the ban came through a video posted by Kaliningrad Governor Anton Alikhanov on Friday, Reuters reported. The EU sanctions list includes coal, metals, building materials and advanced technologies, and Alikhanov said the ban would cover about 50% of items Kaliningrad imports. The immediate start was confirmed by the freight department of the Lithuanian State Railways in a letter to customers after the European Commission "clarified" the mechanism for applying the sanctions. The 36-year-old, a Ukrainian electrician working in Gdansk, rushed back to join after Russia invaded and was deployed on May 10 against all odds to guard a chest-high trench in the Donbass. “We were constantly fired at during the day. There was not 10 minutes without Russian shelling,” he said, describing a terrible human cost. A Russian drone had hovered over Oleksandr's position near Avdiivka, and armed with the position, the intruders threw a grenade, then another, closer, and finally a third, even closer. It felt like he was "hit by a rock" on his right arm, Oleksandr said, but it was worse: "I looked at my sleeve and then tried to move my hand. See also: 'A shot went through my cheek': The human cost of defending Ukraine The UK Prime Minister has called on the European Broadcast Union (EBU) to reverse its decision to move the Eurovision Song Contest from Ukraine to the UK . The EBU has decided to move the popular competition out of Ukraine citing security risks and is currently in talks with the BBC. Boris Johnson said it was important for the UK to show it stood firm with Ukraine amid what he called "Ukraine fatigue". Rockets struck a southern district of the central Ukrainian city of Kryvyi Rih on Saturday, claiming at least two victims, local authorities said in posts on the messaging app Telegram. The attack came as it was confirmed that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy had visited the southern city of Mykolayiv during a work trip to the region, Reuters reported. "The President inspected the building of the Mykolayiv Regional State Administration, which was destroyed as a result of a missile attack by Russian forces," it said. She jumped up and rushed into the next room, where she found her husband, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, already dressed in a suit and tie for work. See also: Ukraine's first lady Olena Zelenska on being Russia's #2 target: 'If you see their crimes, maybe they really are capable of anything.' Ukraine can and should host the 2023 Eurovision Song Contest, the British prime minister has said Boris Johnson continued Saturday after organizers said they were in talks to hold it in the UK instead because of the war. While decades-long tradition dictates that the winner of the competition gets to host it the following year, organizers said the safety guarantees needed to hold the competition in Ukraine would require talks with runners-up Britain. "Obviously I would love to be in this country but the fact of the matter is they won and they deserve to have it and I believe they can have it and I believe they should have it," he said Johnson reporters on his return to Britain a visit to Kyiv. "I think Kyiv or any other safe Ukrainian city would be a fantastic place to do that," he added. "It's still a year, until the Eurovision Song Contest it will be good and I hope the Ukrainians can do it." The statements of the organizer European Broadcasting Union on Friday that they are in talks with the British broadcaster BBC about the organization of the next event, met with disappointment in Kyiv and called for further negotiations. It is important that Britain continues to show it supports Ukraine in the long term, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Saturday, warning of the risk of "Ukraine fatigue" as the war drags on. "The Russians are advancing bit by bit and it's important for us to show what we believe to be true, which is that Ukraine can and will win," Johnson told reporters upon returning to the UK from a visit to Kyiv. Some members of his Conservative party have criticized him for making the trip rather than attending a conference in northern England, Reuters reported. "When Ukraine gets tired, it's very important to show that we are with them over the long term and give them the strategic resilience they need," Johnson said. Boris Johnson met Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on a surprise trip to the Ukrainian capital Kyiv. Photo: Ukraine Presidency/Zuma Press Wire Service/Rex/Shutterstock Nearly 100 miners were trapped at a coal mine in Donetsk after power to the mine was cut. According to Reuters, Russia's state-run news agency RIA blamed Ukraine for the incident, accusing it of launching attacks in the eastern region that caused the blackout. "As a result of the shelling [by Ukrainian forces], power to the Zasyadko mine in Donetsk was cut off and 77 miners remain underground," RIA said. Reuters was unable to immediately verify the report and there was no immediate response from Ukraine. A Ukrainian medic who smuggled footage out of the besieged city of Mariupol was freed by Russian troops three months after his capture. Yuliia Paievska, known as Taira, used a bodycam to record the efforts of her team tending to the injured, including both Ukrainian and Russian soldiers, the Associated Press reports. The day before her arrest, she gave the clips to agency reporters, one of whom fled the city with the clips embedded in her tampon. Taira and a colleague were then captured by Russian forces on March 16, the same day an airstrike hit a theater, killing 600 people. It sounds like such ordinary words, and I don't even know what to say," said her husband Vadim Puzanov. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy confirmed on Friday evening that the paramedic was at home, adding that work continued to "free everyone". King's College proposed removing the rate from the 80ft historic building but shared its concern for those affected by the Russian war in Ukraine. The King's Community is appalled by the suffering and loss of life inflicted by the Russian military across Ukraine in recent months and the disastrous impact the hostilities are having on the lives of thousands of people, including displaced students and scholars , while we regret the risks associated with the installation of a banner suspended between the chapel's towers, both in terms of the physical substance of the historic building and the dangers that now exist for those who remove it we fully support his view. Since the invasion, we have assisted researchers stranded by the outbreak of war and recently appointed the first of three displaced researchers to post-doctoral positions within the college and established a fund for refugee students from all conflict zones.

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Willy T, the bowl and Saturday

No matter what state the students are from, they all share a home in the UK. However, what students may not share is the slang associated with their respective home states or regions. (Author: Gardener)

Willy TNo matter what state the students are from, they all share a home in the UK. However, what students may not share is the slang associated with their respective home states or regions. "I would say that slang is really about belonging, not so much communication," said Jennifer Cramer, PhD associate professor in the UK. Students in the UK come from all parts of the US and around the world, so they bring with them a wide variety of local slang terms. "I thought Buffalo Wild Wings and 'BDubs' were two different restaurants," said Haylee Ferenchik, a Georgia freshman, referring to how locals in Kentucky call the popular wing restaurant BDubs. Maryland native Carly Cravath said she was surprised when she arrived in the UK to find out that many people from Kentucky call lollipops "suckers". Cravath also gave an example of a Maryland word: "siced". She said the word is used as a synonym for excited or to say that you are for something. Louisville-born Kinesiology Major Ben Goins said the phrase "on butt," meaning to act wildly or outrageously, is an expression common in conversations between young people from Kentucky, but those from other states may not be familiar. Mike Deangelis, a New York business major and a friend of Goins's, agreed, saying he "never heard anybody say that before I came to Kentucky." However, Deangelis explained a slang term used in New York, the term "O-D," which would be used to express someone going overboard or doing something too much. “Social media has made the slang a bit more consistent, at least for users of such media, also across age groups, which is something new. When it comes to slang, the youngsters are usually the primary users," Cramer said. No matter what state UK students are from, if they call the library Willy T, go to The Bowl on Mondays or yell "Cats By 90", they are wildcats with a home in the UK and in Lexington.

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