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Florida rescuers are racing to save more than 40 whales stranded in shallow water after 10 others from the pod died, a US official said Wednesday. The pilot whales are located in a very remote region of Everglades National Park in the southern part of the state, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. NOAA spokeswoman Blair Mase told reporters that four of the whales had to be euthanized and six others had already died.
England's Premiership clubs confirmed Thursday they would not take part in next season's European Cup. Representatives of all 12 Premiership clubs met in London following last week's dramatic decision by France's Top 14 sides to pull out of the proposed Anglo-French breakaway Rugby Champions Cup following pressure from the French Rugby Federation (FFR). "The English clubs have unanimously re-confirmed their position," said a statement issued by Premiership Rugby (PRL), the umbrella group for England's leading teams, following Thursday's meeting. PRL said they were "pursuing other options" not involving ERC, who also run the second-tier European Challenge Cup.