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Ademola Lookman’s sensational hat-trick seals Europa League victory for Atalanta [Video]

Atalanta 3-0 Bayer Leverkusen (Lookman 12′, 26′, 75′)

This Europa League final was won in Dublin but made in south ­London. Ademola Lookman was born in Wandsworth, went to school in Peckham, played Sunday League ­football for Waterloo FC and began his professional career with ­Charlton Athletic.

On Wednesday night he scored a sensational hat-trick as Italian side Atalanta lifted their first European trophy and ended Bayer Leverkusen’s unbeaten run in the Bundesliga champions’ 52nd game of the season.

Big things were expected of the Nigeria winger when he broke through at The Valley in 2015. Everton signed him just over a year later, but his ascent stalled during underwhelming spells at RB Leipzig, Fulham and Leicester City.

However, the air in Bergamo must agree with him. Twenty-seven goals in 75 appearances before last night became 30 in 76 as he opened the scoring after 12 minutes, doubled the lead after 26 and made …

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Alec Baldwin trial latest: July 12 [Video]

The lead detective in the shooting of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on the set of the film Rust is likely to be on the stand for most of Friday at Alec Baldwin's involuntary manslaughter trial in New Mexico, as prosecutors try to cast the movie star as a reckless cavalier with a gun in his hand and the defense seeks to portray him as a working actor just doing his job.Cpl. Alexandria Hancock of the Santa Fe County Sheriff's Office didn't become the chief investigator until two weeks after the October 2021 shooting, but she conducted the first interviews of Baldwin, Rust armorer Hannah Gutierrez-Reed and assistant director David Halls, the three people criminally charged in the case.Watch live coverage of the trial in the video player above.Hancock was on the stand briefly at the end of the day Thursday and will continue her direct examination by the prosecution Friday before undergoing what's likely to be a long cross-examination by the defense as they look to poke holes in an investigation they have suggested unfairly focused on Baldwin. On Thursday, before Hancock took the stand, Italian gunmaker Alessandro Pietta testified about quality control in the manufacturing process for the gun eventually acquired by an Albuquerque-based gun and ammunition supplier to Rust and handled by Baldwin in the fatal shooting. It was shipped in 2017, and Pietta last examined the gun in 2018 through a sales and distribution company.The provenance of the gun, and its use for several years in trade shows, is under the microscope as defense attorneys raise concerns that the gun might have been modified or might otherwise discharge under some circumstances without a trigger pull.Baldwin has claimed the gun fired accidentally after he followed instructions to point it toward Hutchins, who was behind the camera. Unaware that it was loaded with a live round, he said he pulled back the hammer not the trigger and it fired.Both Pietta and a sales distributor who handled the gun as recently as September 2021 testified that the revolver was in good working order and had not been modified.Pietta testified that the hammer on the gun will only drop with a trigger pull.If you want to release the hammer you have to pull the trigger, he told the courtroom.But Pietta also noted that standard practice is to only load the gun -- a remake of a 19th century revolver -- with five rounds, and not six, to ensure the firing pin does not rest on a live round. Gun experts including an FBI forensic expert acknowledge that the revolver can discharge if pressure is applied to the hammer while resting on a live round.Before Hancock returns to the stand, Judge Mary Marlowe Sommer will consider striking testimony from Thursday about a good Samaritan who walked into a sheriff's station with what he told authorities was the supply of ammunition that the bullet that killed Hutchins came from, after the conviction early this year of Gutierrez-Reed for involuntary manslaughter.The issue came up during defense questioning of sheriff's crime scene technician Marissa Poppell. Baldwin lawyer Alex Spiro suggested with his questions that Poppell and other authorities had been overly cozy with the film's firearms supplier Seth Kenney and had insufficiently investigated whether he was responsible for the fatal ammunition reaching the set.Spiro asked Poppell whether the good Samaritan had brought the ammunition into the sheriff's department, and she said he had and she had written a report on it, denying that she had buried it to keep it from the defense.Spiro asked whether the man told you you all had been duped by Seth Kenney. Poppell said she had no recollection of that.The prosecution reacted with contempt for the suggestion that the mans claims were legitimate.Special prosecutor Kari Morrissey established in her questioning that the source of the ammunition was Troy Teske, a friend of Gutierrez-Reeds father with motivations to redirect the blame, and despite similarities the bullets were not the same size as the live rounds found on the Rust set, including the one that killed Hutchins.Morrissey sought to further defend Kenneys role in her questioning of Hancock.Did you ever discover any evidence throughout your entire investigation that Seth Kenney supplied live rounds to the set of Rust? Morrissey asked. Hancock said no.Kenney has not been charged with any wrongdoing. An email sent to his attorney seeking comment was not immediately returned.Gutierrez-Reed's attorney said they have been informed prosecutors will try to call her to testify.The lawyer, Jason Bowles, told The Associated Press in an email that Gutierrez-Reed will assert her Fifth Amendment rights against self-incrimination if she is called because she has an appeal of her conviction pending. The judge declined to grant a pretrial request from prosecutors to give Gutierrez-Reed immunity for her testimony.She is serving an 18-month sentence, the same penalty Baldwin faces if he's convicted.___Dalton reported from Los Angeles.

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Tearful Keys forced to retire from Paolini clash at Wimbledon [Video]

Madison Keys broke down in tears at Wimbledon on Sunday as the injured American 12th seed was forced to retire from her fourth round match against Italy's Jasmine Paolini with victory in sight. After dropping the first set to the seventh seeded Paolini on Court One, Keys hit back to level the match at 3-6,