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Sports Berlin patient: First person cured of HIV, Timothy Ray Brown, dies

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Timothy Ray Brown, also known as the Berlin patient, pictured in 2012 The first person cured of HIV – Timothy Ray Brown – has died from cancer. Mr Brown, who was also known as “the Berlin patient”, was given a bone marrow transplant from a donor who was naturally…


Sports Bairstow loses England Test central contract

Bairstow made his England debut in a one-day international in 2011, and his Test debut the following yearWicketkeeper-batsman Jonny Bairstow has not been given an England central contract for Test cricket in 2020-21.Yorkshire’s Bairstow, 31, who was not selected for the summer’s Test series with West Indies and Pakistan, remains contracted for limited-overs cricket.Batsmen Zak…


Sports Aaron Donald, D.K. Metcalf & Kalen Ballage in best bits of the NFL you may have missed

BBC Sport’s Osi Umenyiora and Jason Bell take us through some of the best bits of the NFL you may have missed, including an attempt at showboating which goes wrong for Seattle’s D.K.Metcalf.Watch The NFL Show on Saturday 3 October on BBC One, BBC iPlayer, and the BBC Sport website and app at 23:25 BST.


Sports Ministers ‘sticking fingers in ears’ over 2021 exams

Image copyright PA Media Ministers are being accused of “sticking their fingers in their ears” over the possibility that next year’s public exams may have to be cancelled.The National Education Union says higher Covid-19 infection rates and more pupils being sent home, makes holding exams unfair and less likely.It argues that as the situation develops,…


Sports Covid-19: Government ‘must explain new lockdown rules better’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Meeting people from outside your household in a pub in the North East was allowed on Tuesday but is now illegal New local lockdown restrictions need to be “communicated better” by the government, a police and crime commissioner (PCC) has said.Households in the north-east of England are now banned from…