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Though the Liverpool forward would still be substantially jet-lagged, his omission from the Uruguay team next week would significantly raise hopes over his participation against Everton in the 200th meeting between the two clubs at Goodison Park.
Summary: In news that will raise hopes for a white Christmas, snow has started falling across the UK, with widespread delays already reported.
Faustman says the findings raise hopes that it may be possible for people to recover from the condition, if surviving insulin-producing cells can be protected or regenerated, as has been tried using stem cell and immune retuning treatments.
Since beating the Faroe Islands 4-0 in August to raise hopes of securing a Euro 2012 play-off place, Worthington's side have lost to Serbia at home and suffered back-to-back humblings at the hands of Estonia.
Andy Murray won at Queen's Club again this year to raise hopes of a British victory here, and the world number four claimed a four-set victory over Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, the man he triumphed over in the final at Queen's, to book a place in last year's semifinals against Rafael Nadal.
Changes raise hopes for Valley fansDICK Dull's decision to step aside as athletic director at California State University, Northridge, is one that bodes well for CSUN sports.
For now, the new data raise hopes that future treatments designed to reduce excess amounts of IL-6 could prove beneficial for caregiving seniors, says Glaser.
But Schofield, given a rare start, hopes his 82nd and 88th-minute goals will raise hopes.
Facey headed home Craig Armstrong's 79th-minute corner to raise hopes that Huddersfield can beat the drop to division two.
England's Trish Johnson repeated her opening round 70 to move into a tie for the halfway lead and raise hopes of ending a long lean spell in the French Open yesterday at Paris International.
Llandyrnog immediately responded through Neil Hughes with a shot on the turn to raise hopes of salvaging a home point, but it was superior Llangefni who struck the decisive blow with a killer third in the final minute when Adrian Jones was left with acres of space to wrap up the Anglesey side's second win in seven games
The recent withdrawals raise hopes for handlers of marginal Classic candidates such as Pleasantly Perfect and Toccet, favorite and second choice in today's Goodwood Handicap, one of four Breeders' Cup prep races at Santa Anita this weekend.