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  • MINE, Japan -- Mazda's powertrain guru, Mitsuo Hitomi, can't count how many times he nearly threw in the towel while working on the company's new compression-ignition Skyactiv-X engine. It was Mazda's moonshot effort to deliver more fuel efficiency and power, a mission that bigger rivals are struggling to bring to an intensifying world market. But a sense of crisis spurred Hitomi and his team forward. As a result, pint-sized Mazda will soon roll out not only the new powerplant, but also a wave of next-generation powertrain technologies. The competitive challenge is not merely Mazda's. As Japan's carmakers host the Tokyo Motor Show this week, Mazda's urgency epitomizes the rush by Japan's auto industry to play catch-up in an era of technological change. "We thought if we failed at this, it was all over," Hitomi recalled. "That's the level of pressure." New demands for autonomous cars, electrification, artificial intelligence and new mobil..

    Mazda races ahead as Japan’s auto industry plays catch-up

    MINE, Japan -- Mazda's powertrain guru, Mitsuo Hitomi, can't count how many times he nearly threw in the towel while working on the company's new compression-ignition Skyactiv-X engine. It was Mazda's moonshot effort to deliver more fuel efficiency and power, a mission that bigger rivals are struggling to bring to an intensifying world market. But a sense of crisis spurred Hitomi and his team forward. As a result, pint-sized Mazda will soon roll out not only the new powerplant, but also a wave of next-generation powertrain technologies. The competitive challenge is not merely Mazda's. As Japan's carmakers host the Tokyo Motor Show this week, Mazda's urgency epitomizes the rush by Japan's auto industry to play catch-up in an era of technological change. "We thought if we failed at this, it was all over," Hitomi recalled. "That's the level of pressure." New demands for autonomous cars, electrification, artificial intelligence and new mobil..
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  • Burnley boss Sean Dyche said speculation linking him with the Leicester vacancy was "a paper story" and that no approach had been made to his club.Dyche, 46, the third-longest serving current Premier League manager, has emerged as the bookmakers' favourite to replace Craig Shakespeare, who was sacked by the 2016 champions on Tuesday."First of all, I don't want any manager to lose their job. It's not the first time I've been linked," Dyche told a press conference before Saturday's trip to Manchester City."In a way, you're flattered because it's some form of recognition. But it's a paper story. "I'm not aware of any approach from anyone in any time here. There's n othing in my consideration other than Man City on Saturday." Dyche, a reported target for numerous clubs this season, including Crystal Palace and Everton, did not categorically rule himself out of the running. The former Watford boss is approaching his fifth anniversary..

    Burnley boss Sean Dyche plays down Leicester talk

    Burnley boss Sean Dyche said speculation linking him with the Leicester vacancy was "a paper story" and that no approach had been made to his club.Dyche, 46, the third-longest serving current Premier League manager, has emerged as the bookmakers' favourite to replace Craig Shakespeare, who was sacked by the 2016 champions on Tuesday."First of all, I don't want any manager to lose their job. It's not the first time I've been linked," Dyche told a press conference before Saturday's trip to Manchester City."In a way, you're flattered because it's some form of recognition. But it's a paper story. "I'm not aware of any approach from anyone in any time here. There's n othing in my consideration other than Man City on Saturday." Dyche, a reported target for numerous clubs this season, including Crystal Palace and Everton, did not categorically rule himself out of the running. The former Watford boss is approaching his fifth anniversary..
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  • Jose Mourinho has said he does not plan on signing a new contract with Manchester United imminently, but has played down suggestions he will leave for Paris St Germain.In an interview conducted with French television that aired at the weekend, the 54-year-old Portuguese dismissed the possibility of ending his managerial career at Old Trafford. He also spoke of his interest in PSG’s bid to shake up the established order in Europe with their recent recruitment. After that interview, speculation emerged that Mourinho was about to put pen to paper on a lucrative new contract with United.However, speaking in Portugal ahead of United’s Champions League clash with Benfica, Mourinho told a press conference that as far as he was concerned, nothing was about to change with his employment.Jose Mourinho clarifies his comments on his #MUFC future: https://t.co/Lsb6fUCkHe pic.twitter.com/mXhXtpZMCh— Manchester United (@ManUtd) October 17, 2017“I think you (in the) English media, you have the a..

    Mourinho plays down PSG links by affirming commitment to Manchester United

    Jose Mourinho has said he does not plan on signing a new contract with Manchester United imminently, but has played down suggestions he will leave for Paris St Germain.In an interview conducted with French television that aired at the weekend, the 54-year-old Portuguese dismissed the possibility of ending his managerial career at Old Trafford. He also spoke of his interest in PSG’s bid to shake up the established order in Europe with their recent recruitment. After that interview, speculation emerged that Mourinho was about to put pen to paper on a lucrative new contract with United.However, speaking in Portugal ahead of United’s Champions League clash with Benfica, Mourinho told a press conference that as far as he was concerned, nothing was about to change with his employment.Jose Mourinho clarifies his comments on his #MUFC future: https://t.co/Lsb6fUCkHe pic.twitter.com/mXhXtpZMCh— Manchester United (@ManUtd) October 17, 2017“I think you (in the) English media, you have the a..
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  • Watch out, Raheem Sterling is about. The Manchester City winger is usually tormenting defences with his pace and skills while playing but it looks like he can be just as tricky to handle off the pitch as well.The 22-year-old played 85 minutes against Slovenia as Harry Kane grabbed the only goal to secure England’s place at next summer’s World Cup before he was an unused substitute for the trip to Lithuania.You gotta watch yourself around @sterling7, Stonesy! ???? ???? #mancity pic.twitter.com/r9gFx79ua8— Manchester City (@ManCity) October 10, 2017All the energy that he saved from sitting on the bench in Vilinus, as Gareth Southgate’s side stumbled to their second 1-0 victory inside four days, was used on the sleepy defences of club-mate John Stones as they travelled back to Manchester following the international break. The former Everton defender was filmed by Sterling while he was asleep in his England kit before the ex-Liverpool man pinched his nose, waking the disgruntled Ston..

    Raheem Sterling plays prank on sleepy team-mate John Stones

    Watch out, Raheem Sterling is about. The Manchester City winger is usually tormenting defences with his pace and skills while playing but it looks like he can be just as tricky to handle off the pitch as well.The 22-year-old played 85 minutes against Slovenia as Harry Kane grabbed the only goal to secure England’s place at next summer’s World Cup before he was an unused substitute for the trip to Lithuania.You gotta watch yourself around @sterling7, Stonesy! ???? ???? #mancity pic.twitter.com/r9gFx79ua8— Manchester City (@ManCity) October 10, 2017All the energy that he saved from sitting on the bench in Vilinus, as Gareth Southgate’s side stumbled to their second 1-0 victory inside four days, was used on the sleepy defences of club-mate John Stones as they travelled back to Manchester following the international break. The former Everton defender was filmed by Sterling while he was asleep in his England kit before the ex-Liverpool man pinched his nose, waking the disgruntled Ston..
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  • Cesc Fabregas has sought to downplay the significance of Chelsea’s Premier League loss to Manchester City.Antonio Conte’s side are six points behind leaders City after seven games following last Saturday’s 1-0 defeat.Chelsea midfielder Fabregas pointed to the proximity of the win at Atletico Madrid – compared to City’s home win over Shakhtar Donetsk a day earlier – before reminding their Premier League rivals that the Blues were further behind this time last season when they went on to claim the title.pic.twitter.com/Q44GS3qIZZ— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) October 2, 2017Fabregas said on chelseafc.com: “This was without a doubt the same Chelsea of last season, but what happened was that we came up against a City side who went into the game much better rested than we did. Nothing more.“This time last year we were eight points behind, but it doesn’t mean anything. There is still a long way to go in all competitions.” Source: By PA Sport Staff Please enable Java..

    Fabregas plays down City defeat and warns season has long way to go

    Cesc Fabregas has sought to downplay the significance of Chelsea’s Premier League loss to Manchester City.Antonio Conte’s side are six points behind leaders City after seven games following last Saturday’s 1-0 defeat.Chelsea midfielder Fabregas pointed to the proximity of the win at Atletico Madrid – compared to City’s home win over Shakhtar Donetsk a day earlier – before reminding their Premier League rivals that the Blues were further behind this time last season when they went on to claim the title.pic.twitter.com/Q44GS3qIZZ— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) October 2, 2017Fabregas said on chelseafc.com: “This was without a doubt the same Chelsea of last season, but what happened was that we came up against a City side who went into the game much better rested than we did. Nothing more.“This time last year we were eight points behind, but it doesn’t mean anything. There is still a long way to go in all competitions.” Source: By PA Sport Staff Please enable Java..
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  • Wayne Rooney looked to have been healing well as he took part in Everton’s training session on Wednesday morning ahead of their Europa League Group E clash with Apollon Limassol.Rooney was left with a cut above his left eye and a bloodied face after being caught by the arm of Simon Francis in an aerial challenge during Saturday’s 2-1 victory over Bournemouth.The former England captain, who came off just after half-time in that game, appeared in far better shape as he trained with his team-mates in front of the media on Wednesday, with the area around his eye looking only a little darkened.Wayne Rooney" srcset="https://content.assets.pressassociation.io/2017/09/27134222/b333c3370ebcab47dc3297766953ce9c-640x419.jpg 640w, https://content.assets.pressassociation.io/2017/09/27134222/b333c3370ebcab47dc3297766953ce9c-1366x895.jpg 1366w, https://content.assets.pressassociation.io/2017/09/27134222/b333c3370ebcab47dc3297766953ce9c-1200x786.jpg 1200w" sizes="(max-width: 709px) 85vw, (max-width..

    Wayne Rooney plays full part in Everton training ahead of Europa League clash

    Wayne Rooney looked to have been healing well as he took part in Everton’s training session on Wednesday morning ahead of their Europa League Group E clash with Apollon Limassol.Rooney was left with a cut above his left eye and a bloodied face after being caught by the arm of Simon Francis in an aerial challenge during Saturday’s 2-1 victory over Bournemouth.The former England captain, who came off just after half-time in that game, appeared in far better shape as he trained with his team-mates in front of the media on Wednesday, with the area around his eye looking only a little darkened.Wayne Rooney" srcset="https://content.assets.pressassociation.io/2017/09/27134222/b333c3370ebcab47dc3297766953ce9c-640x419.jpg 640w, https://content.assets.pressassociation.io/2017/09/27134222/b333c3370ebcab47dc3297766953ce9c-1366x895.jpg 1366w, https://content.assets.pressassociation.io/2017/09/27134222/b333c3370ebcab47dc3297766953ce9c-1200x786.jpg 1200w" sizes="(max-width: 709px) 85vw, (max-width..
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  • Wayne Rooney looked to have been healing well as he took part in Everton’s training session on Wednesday morning ahead of their Europa League Group E clash with Apollon Limassol.Rooney was left with a cut above his left eye and a bloodied face after being caught by the arm of Simon Francis in an aerial challenge during Saturday’s 2-1 victory over Bournemouth.The former England captain, who came off just after half-time in that game, appeared in far better shape as he trained with his team-mates in front of the media on Wednesday, with the area around his eye looking only a little darkened.Wayne Rooney" srcset="https://content.assets.pressassociation.io/2017/09/27134222/b333c3370ebcab47dc3297766953ce9c-640x419.jpg 640w, https://content.assets.pressassociation.io/2017/09/27134222/b333c3370ebcab47dc3297766953ce9c-1366x895.jpg 1366w, https://content.assets.pressassociation.io/2017/09/27134222/b333c3370ebcab47dc3297766953ce9c-1200x786.jpg 1200w" sizes="(max-width: 709px) 85vw, (max-width..

    Wayne Rooney plays full part in Everton training ahead of Europa League clash

    Wayne Rooney looked to have been healing well as he took part in Everton’s training session on Wednesday morning ahead of their Europa League Group E clash with Apollon Limassol.Rooney was left with a cut above his left eye and a bloodied face after being caught by the arm of Simon Francis in an aerial challenge during Saturday’s 2-1 victory over Bournemouth.The former England captain, who came off just after half-time in that game, appeared in far better shape as he trained with his team-mates in front of the media on Wednesday, with the area around his eye looking only a little darkened.Wayne Rooney" srcset="https://content.assets.pressassociation.io/2017/09/27134222/b333c3370ebcab47dc3297766953ce9c-640x419.jpg 640w, https://content.assets.pressassociation.io/2017/09/27134222/b333c3370ebcab47dc3297766953ce9c-1366x895.jpg 1366w, https://content.assets.pressassociation.io/2017/09/27134222/b333c3370ebcab47dc3297766953ce9c-1200x786.jpg 1200w" sizes="(max-width: 709px) 85vw, (max-width..
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