13-time ATP champion Nicolas Almagro’s career comes to end

Spanish tennis player Nicolas Almagro’s career has come to an end. The Spaniard announced last week that this week’s Murcia Challenger would be the last tournament of his career. Almagro, 33, played just a total of five matches last year, losing all five of them. Prior to the Murcia event, Almagro didn’t play since October and the Szczecin Challenger. On Tuesday, Almagro lost to fellow compatriot Mario Vilella Martinez 6-2 6-2 in the Murcia Challenger first round. World No. 262 Vilella Martinez claimed an easy win as he broke Almagro twice in…

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Lionel Richie feared knee injury would end career

Singer-songwriter Lionel Richie said a knee injury once made him apprehensive that his career could end. The 67-year-old singer got candid about recovering from a torn meniscus and resuming his All the Hits tour with Mariah Carey during a chat. “You go into denial and you are like, ‘Oh, okay, I am having a little knee problem, I will just do some more shows and work it out,” Richie said of his initial response to the injury. “In the old days if you got a little pain, you work it…

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Elton John says HIV ‘end in sight’ in West

The end of HIV “is in sight” in Western countries, but increased testing is vital, Sir Elton John has said. The music star said early testing could save “millions of pounds each year” for the NHS, in an interview with the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire programme. His charity, the Elton John Aids Foundation, has offered to finance HIV testing in Lambeth, south London, which has the UK’s highest HIV rate. The PM says the UK is driving advances in HIV prevention and treatment. About 40% of people diagnosed with HIV in…

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Admissions to pvt med colleges end

Summary: Mumbai: The last day of MBBS admissions to private colleges concluded amidst chaos. Many wait outside these institutes on the final day to grab seats that go vacant after the official rounds,” said the official. “The numbers of medical aspirants always outnumber the total number of seats. While several aspirants got seats of their choices, many others were left disappointed.The state government failed to get an extension of deadline for private college admissions from the Supreme Court. Though institutes were allowed to fill the seats on their own after…

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