Manchester United lose £200m training kit deal over fans’ anti-Glazers campaign

  • The Hut Group pulls out of contract starting in July, sources say
  • Fans are campaigning for boycott of club’s commercial partners

Manchester United have missed out on a proposed new training kit deal worth £200m over 10 years after the Manchester-based company The Hut Group had concerns about the supporters’ campaign to boycott the club’s commercial partners in protest at the Glazers’ ownership, the Observer understands.

Richard Arnold, United’s group managing director, was told on Friday that THG had pulled out of a contract which was due to start on 1 July.

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‘Craziest thing’: Tennessee police shock escaped and ‘agitated’ zebra with a Taser

It took nearly three hours to capture the zebra, who had escaped an exotic livestock auction

Law enforcement officials helped capture a loose zebra in middle Tennessee after it escaped from an exotic livestock auction.

According to news outlets, the Cookeville police department and Putnam county sheriff’s office assisted Triple W employees to capture the “agitated” zebra early Friday morning. Cookeville is about 80 miles (128km) east of Nashville.

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‘We can’t worry’: Slumping Lakers drop to No 7 in West and could face play-in

  • Defending NBA champions could face play-in tournament
  • Since Lebron James’s injury, LA have fallen from No 2 to No 7
  • Lakers are 28-15 with James in uniform and 9-15 without him

The Los Angeles Lakers won’t have home-court advantage in the first round of the Western Conference playoffs. They need help if they’re going to escape the play-in tournament. Worse yet, their invitation to the postseason isn’t even guaranteed.

The defending NBA champions might be in trouble.

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Trump DoJ seized Washington Post reporters’ phone records, paper says

Newspaper ‘deeply troubled’ by revelation that records were secretly obtained over three months in 2017

The phone-call records of three reporters with the Washington Post were secretly obtained by officials with Donald Trump’s justice department over a period of three months in 2017, the newspaper reported.

Related: The sleazy, sordid Matt Gaetz scandal: are the walls now closing in on him?

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Secret Service extension for Trump’s adult children cost $140,000 in a month

  • Trump extended post-presidency protections by six months
  • Secret Service detailing four siblings and two of their spouses

Donald Trump’s adult children reportedly cost taxpayers $140,000 in Secret Service security in the month after the clan’s patriarch left the White House in January.

Related: The sleazy, sordid Matt Gaetz scandal: are the walls now closing in on him?

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