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After 16 long and often painful years, fans of Leeds United have had double cause for celebration this weekend with a return to the top-flight of English football confirmed and the wrapping up of the Championship title, the club's first silverware in nearly 30 years. Since it last played in the Premier League, Leeds has tried 15 managers in a bid to restore it to its former glory days, but only the latest, a 64-year-old Argentinian with a reputation for eccentricity, hence his nickname "El Loco" (mad man), has succeeded. Marcelo Bielsa, who counts top coaches Pep Guardiola and Mauricio Pochettino among his admirers, is now a revered figure for fans of the northern England side, long a "sleeping giant" while sides across the Pennines in Manchester United and lately Manchester City have dominated the Premier League title race.
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Lewis Hamilton took the F1 championship lead as he won the Hungarian Grand Prix for the eighth time on Sunday, leading from start to finish at one of his favorite circuits. The imperious victory, lapping arch-rival Sebastian Vettel of Ferrari on the way, was the 86th of his career and puts him firmly on course for a seventh world title at the end of a coronavirus-shortened season. Dutchman Max Verstappen claimed a remarkable second place, recovering his composure after a pre-race accident saw him lose control of his Red Bull on a surface made treacherous by rain and crashing into the barriers.
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Chelsea will play Arsenal in an all-London FA Cup final after beating Manchester United 3-1 at Wembley on Sunday, aided by an error strewn goalkeeping performance from David de Gea. The Spanish international, drafted into the United team in place of Sergio Romero, who has played previous rounds of the cup, endured a nightmare evening in the semifinal. His first mistake came in the 11th minute of first half injury time as he allowed Oliver Giroud's flick to beat him at his near post to put Chelsea 1-0 ahead. Worse was to follow almost immediately at the start of the second as the excellent Mason Mount burst forward and shot from long range, seeing his effort squirm under de Gea's body and into the goal.
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In Toronto, a new pop-up event lets sick-of-Zoom yoga enthusiasts take in-person — and totally socially distanced — classes, thanks to individual geodesic domes. Spaced evenly apart on the grounds of Lake Ontario-front Hotel X, these 50 clear bubbles measure more than 7 feet tall and 12 feet wide — and include built-in heating systems to mimic the warmth of a hot-yoga studio. And after each class, the domes get sanitized by certified cleaners.
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He weighed 520.5 pounds at his biggest -- but has now managed to cut to an impressive 226 pounds in just three years. Kayes said he was spurred into action after his mom was diagnosed with terminal cancer. He then embarked on his weight loss journey, during which met partner Nicole Mulholland. Kayes said he had previously resigned himself to "dying alone" -- but credits his slim size with helping him find love. The civil servant, from Co. Down, Northern Ireland, also believes his weight loss may have saved his life after he caught COVID-19. He added that his survival was a "timely reminder" how important his health is. Kayes was helped in his dramatic transformation by Slimming World, who recently crowned him their “Greatest Loser 2020.”
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One in four Americans will never be returning to gyms even once the pandemic is over, according to new research. A survey of 2,000 Americans who exercise at least twice a week surveyed respondents on their attitudes toward gyms in the "corona age" and found 24 percent are over them, with one in three saying they will be likely to go less than before. However, four in 10 remain undeterred by COVID-19 and said they will be returning to the gym at the same rate or more once it opens back up.
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If people were hoping to at least catch up on some much-needed sleep during the lockdowns, things may not have worked out the way they hoped. A new study suggests that life during lockdown has left many Americans feeling more exhausted than before. The study was conducted by OnePoll on behalf of Leesa Sleep, Southwest News Service (SWNS) reports. Out of 2,000 Americans questioned about the impact of the pandemic on their sleep schedules, six-in-10 responded that they’ve had more trouble sleeping than they normally do. A similar number said that their sleep schedules had become inconsistent during the lockdown.
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The CEO of an Arizona fitness club company told “Fox and Friends Weekend” on Sunday that he feels “singled out” and is suing Gov. Doug Ducey over what he calls an “arbitrary” decision to re-close gyms as coronavirus cases surge. placeholder “The decision was just arbitrary, there was no fact behind the decision,” Mountainside Fitness CEO Tom Hatten said the day before he was scheduled to appear in court. He added that he received no warning and the decision to close gyms wasn’t consistent with “the previous mandate for everybody to close down.” “We just felt like it was unconstitutional when you can make arbitrary decisions like that,” he continued, adding that there were “statutes in our Arizona law that [don’t] allow for that and that’s where our basis of our case is as we look tomorrow for a stay.”
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