Celtic hang on to reach Champions League

Celtic survived a second-leg onslaught to reach the Champions League group stage with a narrow aggregate play-off win over Hapoel Beer Sheva. Beaten 2-0 in Israel, Brendan Rodgers’ side progressed on the strength of their 5-2 win in Glasgow last week. Celtic keeper Craig Gordon saved Maharan Radi’s penalty shortly before he was beaten by…

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Jim Gianopulos Expected to Leave Fox in Early September

Stacey Snider will take over Gianopulos’ duties as chairman-CEO of the film studio on Sept. 1, nearly a year earlier than expected When 21st Century Fox announced a management change at its film studio in June, the company said the outgoing Fox film chairman-CEO Jim Gianopulos would stay on until next summer. That’s not happening.…

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China's Wanda Planning Two, Billion-Dollar Film Deals This Year, Chairman Says

5:41 AM PDT 8/23/2016 by Patrick Brzeski The company’s next target will be one of the “big six” Hollywood film studios, chairman Wang Jianlin said. China’s richest man is escalating his historic push into Hollywood.  Real estate and entertainment conglomerate Dalian Wanda Group plans to close two, billion-dollar film industry deals in the U.S. this…

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Burnley's Gray charged over homophobic tweets

The Football Association has charged Burnley’s Andre Gray with misconduct over homophobic posts by the striker on Twitter in 2012. One tweet from the 25-year-old Premier League player’s account appeared to condone killing gay people. The tweets from four years ago were posted when Gray was playing for non-league Hinckley United. Gray, who is charged…

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Virgin challenges Jeremy Corbyn train footage

Virgin Trains has questioned footage showing Jeremy Corbyn sitting on the floor of a “ram-packed” service. In a film shown on The Guardian, the Labour leader said he was experiencing a problem “many passengers face every day” on the London to Newcastle train. But Virgin said CCTV showed Mr Corbyn and his team walking past…

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'Ben-Hur' Fallout: Film, TV Biblical Epics in Need of Redemption

6:00 AM PDT 8/23/2016 by Pamela McClintock , Lesley Goldberg MGM and Paramount’s big screen ‘Ben-Hur’ bombed in its box-office debut, following troubled results for similarly themed movies and television shows. The wheels are coming off in Hollywood’s race to make biblical epics that galvanize faith-based moviegoers and TV viewers on a grand scale, as…

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Heatwave alerts for southeast England as temperatures hit 30C

The Met Office has issued heatwave alerts across the south and east of England, with temperatures expected to reach about 30C (86F) in some areas. A level-three heatwave alert is in place for the east of England, where high daytime temperatures and warm, humid nights are forecast until Friday. London and south east England are…

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Emmys 2016: Who Should Win, Who Will Win

Courtesy of Mitch Jenkins/The Ink Factory/AMC​ Eliminating the AHS: Hotel contenders (weak season), there are 2015’s winner (American Crime‘s Regina King) and two critics’ darlings (All the Way‘s Melissa Leo and The Night Manager‘s Olivia Colman). But nobody had a meatier role than Fargo‘s matriarch, played by a three-time winner. WINNER: Jean Smart, Fargo Do…

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Scotland: Gordon Strachan faces familiar dilemmas in squad choices

A new campaign is unfolding for Gordon Strachan, but the same old issues remain. Even if his Scotland squad is evolving, so there is at least a sense of progress happening, radical change is not within the manager’s reach. He joked about being able to field an entire team of left-backs, but there can only…

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Rio Paralympics 2016: Russia banned after losing appeal

Media playback is not supported on this device Russia will not compete at next month’s Paralympics in Rio after losing an appeal against a ban imposed for state-sponsored doping. The Court of Arbitration for Sport (Cas) upheld the International Paralympic Committee’s (IPC) ban on all Russian competitors. The IPC made the decision in light of…

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