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Hull City midfielder Ryan Mason has surgery on fractured skull

Hull players rush to the aid of injured team-mate Ryan Mason. Credit: PA

Hull City have announced Ryan Mason has suffered a fractured skull and is in a stable condition in hospital.

The midfielder has undergone surgery at St Mary's Hospital in London following a clash of heads with Gary Cahill during the first half of Sunday's 2-0 Premier League defeat at Chelsea.

Mason is expected to remain in hospital for the next few days.

Players and clubs from across England and Europe sent best wishes to the 25-year-old via Twitter.

Comey gets White House welcome from President Trump

FBI Director James Comey, the man Hillary Clinton blamed for her election defeat, got a hug and a handshake from Donald Trump on his second full day as president.

Mr Comey was singled out at the event for law enforcement and security officials in the White House's Blue Room by Mr Trump who said: "He's become more famous than me."

Mr Comey sent a letter to the US Congress only days before the presidential election on 8 November announcing that he was reopening an investigation Mrs Clinton's use of a private email server while secretary of state from 2009 to 2012.

The FBI director announced a week later there was no new indication that a prosecution was needed.

France: Hamon ahead of Valls after first Socialist primary

France's Socialist Party will choose Manuel Valls or Benoît Hamon as their presidential candidate next Sunday. Credit: PA

France's governing Socialist Party will choose Benoît Hamon or former prime minister, Manuel Valls as their presidential candidate after five other contenders were eliminated in the first primary.

Mr Hamon is fractionally ahead of Mr Valls - early results put Mr Hamon on around 35% of the vote with the former premier close behind on 32%.

Whoever wins the second round next Sunday will be unlikely to make it through to the second round of the presidential contest according to current polls which put the Socialist Party fifth.

Current polling suggests far right leader Marine Le Pen and the centre right's Francois Fillon will contest the presidency on 7 May.


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