Latest World News Today 17th July

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Below are the latest world news today, Wednesday 17th July 2020…


1. Washington Redskins executives accused of sexual harassment, verbal abuse

A group of 15 female former employees of the NFL’s Washington Redskins accused top team executives of sexual harassment and verbal abuse in a damning report on the team’s internal culture on Thursday.

Washington team employees accused of workplace misconduct include top player personnel executives Richard Mann III and Alex Santos, who were fired earlier this month, and Larry Michael, the team’s longtime radio play-by-play announcer, who announced his retirement on Wednesday, the Washington Post reported. The incidents were alleged to have occurred from 2006 to 2019.


The women allege they were subjected to unwanted sexual advances and remarks from team employees and that executives with knowledge of the harassment failed to take action. In some instances, the women say they were pushed to wear revealing clothes or flirt with sales clients.


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2. Real Madrid clinch La Liga title with win over Villarreal

Real Madrid won the La Liga title for the first time since 2017 after a 2-1 win over Villarreal gave them an insurmountable seven-point lead over Barcelona with one game left to play.

The triumph extends Los Blancos‘ record haul to 34 league titles — eight more than Barca, who had lifted the past two La Liga trophies.

Zinedine Zidane’s team overhauled their rivals with a 10-game winning streak since La Liga returned in June after a three-month break due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Zidane — who was reappointed for his second spell as coach in March 2019 — has now won two trophies this year, after picking up the Spanish Super Cup in January.

The legendary ex-player was previously in charge from 2016 to 2018, winning 10 trophies including one league title and three Champions Leagues, before resigning.

The 2019-20 season has seen Madrid and Barca battle it out at the top of the table, with little to separate the two giants.

Madrid have had to compete for much of the campaign without €100 million star signing Eden Hazard, who has struggled with a persistent ankle injury that eventually required surgery.

The 2-0 Clasico win over Barca on March 1 was crucial — but it was followed by a 2-1 defeat at Real Betis that left Barca two points ahead when La Liga was suspended on March 12.

Since the restart on June 11, Madrid have maintained a 100% record.


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3. The Memorial Tournament: Tee times, how to watch Tiger Woods live today without cable

Tiger is back on the prowl. The PGA got back on tour more than a month ago after shutting down in mid-March as the coronavirus pandemic hit, but did so without Tiger Woods, who was saving himself to make a run at the three majors that will be played later this year (the British Open having been cancelled). With the PGA Championship only three weeks away, Tiger is playing at the Memorial in Dublin, Ohio to get revved up for a run at his 16th major championship.

The tournament got underway Thursday morning — without fans — and the fourth and final round will be played on Sunday. Here’s what you need to know to watch without a cable subscription.

Which other big names are playing?

The field is loaded with Bryson DeChambeau, Dustin Johnson, Brooks Koepka, Rory McIlroy and Justin Thomas all in the field. Check out the tee times and pairings for the first two rounds.

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4. Messi blasts ‘weak’ team after Barcelona loses league title

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — After seeing Barcelona’s Spanish league title defense come to a disappointing and meek end, Lionel Messi didn’t hold back.

Messi blasted his team for being “weak” after Real Madrid wrested the league title away from Barcelona for the first time in three years on Thursday, and said it must quickly change course to have a chance at winning the Champions League.

Real Madrid clinched the title by beating Villarreal 2-1 but would have lifted the trophy regardless of that result after Barcelona slumped to a 2-1 loss to an Osasuna side that finished with 10 men.

“This game represents the entire year. We have been an erratic and weak team,” Messi said in a rare TV interview just after the final whistle sounded at an empty Camp Nou. “Madrid did its part by winning all its matches, which is impressive, but we also helped them to win this league. We have to be critical of how we have played, starting with the players, and the rest of the club.”

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5. Netflix Stock Tumbles as the Covid Subscriber Boom Comes to an End

It turns out, there are limits even for Netflix.

The streaming video giant’s shares are trading sharply lower after hours on Thursday amid signs that the company’s Covid-19 driven growth spurt is coming to an end.

In the June quarter reported Thursday, Netflix added 10.1 million net new subscribers, above the company’s forecast of 7.5 million, but falling short of Wall Street estimates that had reached 12 million or higher. Netflix is forecasting just 2.5 million net adds in the September quarter, well shy of analyst expectations.

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