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NASA’s Cassini spacecraft ready to probe Saturn’s rings

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft ready to probe Saturn’s rings

American space agency’s Cassini spacecraft will start a series of daring dives through Saturn’s rings on Nov. 30, 2016, moving a step closer to its planned death plunge into the gaseous planet’s atmosphere in September next year.

From Nov. 30 to Apr. 22, the Cassini spacecraft will dive through the outer edge of the planet’s rings at least 20 times, once per week. The dives will allow it to capture the closer images of the planet’s outer rings as well as its moons.

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MLS Commissioner Don Garber Diagnosed with Prostate Cancer

MLS Commissioner Don Garber Diagnosed with Prostate Cancer

The league announced Saturday that MLS Commissioner Don Garber is fighting prostate cancer. Garber has led the MLS for 15 years. The cancer has not spread and Garber has started treatment at Sloan Kettering Memorial Hospital in New York.

Garber, 56, will also undergo surgery at Mt. Sinai Hospital. The doctors have informed that the cancer has been detected at an early stage and their team expects full recovery for Garber.
The official statement from the league said that Garber will continue with his duties as a commission during the treatment.

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Ivory Coast Ranks best among African Nations in FIFA Rankings

Ivory Coast Ranks best among African Nations in FIFA Rankings

The latest FIFA world football rankings have ranked Ivory Coast at number 21, up by 3 ranks. Spain and Germany have maintained their first and second rank. Argentina has dropped by three ranks in the current ranking, making space for Portugal and Colombia.

Argentina is sharing number six with Brazil, which has jumped by three places. Switzerland, Italy and Greece rank among first 10 teams in the world.

South Africa dropped by two ranks at number 66. The South African team currently has 500 points in the ranking table.

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Harrington Encourages People to get Checked on Symptoms of Skin Cancer

Harrington Encourages People to get Checked on Symptoms of Skin Cancer

A warning has been raised by Padraig Harrington, patron of the Oesophageal Cancer Fund Ireland, to aware people of risks of skin cancer. The 42-year-old golf player from Ireland underwent number of skin cancer surgeries during his life. His father ignored the cancer till it became fatal.

The Irish golfing legend shared his views on his fear of cancer and how he underwent surgery for ‘sun spots’.

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Soft Helmets can help Reduce Brain Injuries in Football Players

Soft Helmets can help Reduce Brain Injuries in Football Players

Researchers are testing 10 of the most widely used helmets by the football players in United States to check for risks of traumatic injuries, broken skulls and concussion. About four million children apply to play tackle football every year across the country. Most parents and coaches believe that the helmets worn by kids reduce risk of brain injuries.

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Researchers Evaluate Football Helmet Benefits

Researchers Evaluate Football Helmet Benefits

A six-year study by researchers from Virginia Tech revealed that Riddell Revolution helmet can prevent risk of concussions by more than 50%. They compared Riddell Revolution helmet with Riddell VSR4 helmet and found the former helmet to be bit safer than the other.

Concussion is a minor traumatic brain injury that is caused when the head hits an object and affects functioning of brain. Symptoms of the disease are severe headache, loss conscious, have decreased level of alertness, and even amnesia.

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WADA to Use Novel Drug Testing Technique to Catch Cheats

WADA to Use Novel Drug Testing Technique to Catch Cheats

Britain's Craig Reedie, the incoming President of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), said that athletes could now be tested for drugs by testing their hair samples. He revealed that Euro 7.2m fund from the International Olympic Committee (IOC) could lead to formation of new testing techniques to catch cheating players.

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Olympics in South Africa among Mandela’s Last Wishes

Olympics in South Africa among Mandela’s Last Wishes

South Africa hosting Olympics was among the last wishes of great leader Nelson Mandela. Mandela, who left this world on Thursday after prolonged illness, expressed his desire to Sam Ramsamy.

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Saracens Announces To Play Heineken Cup Pool Match With Biarritz

Saracens Announces To Play Heineken Cup Pool Match With Biarritz

"The world is becoming increasingly smaller and well connected, and, as a club, we are committed to thinking big and creating major events people want to watch”, said the Chairman of Saracens, Nigel Wray, while announcing to play Heineken Cup pool match with Biarritz, in Cape Town. The announcement has confirmed that the tournament will be played outside Europe for the first time.

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World Doping Conference to Be Held in Johannesburg

World Doping Conference to Be Held in Johannesburg

According to the South African Sports Ministry, the World Anti-Doping Agency is set to stage the next World Conference on Doping in Sport in Johannesburg after Johannesburg beat out Dallas (United States) and Sochi (Russia) in their bids to host the event during a meeting in Durban.

Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula signed the memorandum of agreement that sealed the deal on behalf of the South African Sports Ministry in Durban while on the sidelines of the International Olympic Committee's 123rd Session.

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