The fallout from Trump closing down his advisory panels is just beginning | Nils Pratley

A breakdown in relations between business chiefs and President Trump will damage confidence and hurt share prices

America’s chief executives finally seem to have got the message about President Trump. There is little benefit in trying to maintain sweet relations with a president whose ability to deliver tax cuts is fading by the day. But there is real reputational risk in being the last corporate suit still lending him support.

With the bosses resigning in droves from Trump’s two advisory councils, the president was obliged to take matters into his own hands by disbanding both panels. This was done to relieve “pressure” on the business people, he tweeted. But the way events were running, there would have been nobody left by the end of the week.

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Suzann Pettersen out of Solheim Cup firing line after suffering back injury

• Norwegian forced out of European team at Des Moines
• Pettersen involved in controversy with Alison Lee at 2015 event

The Solheim Cup has been denied its pantomime villain, in a playing capacity at least. Wednesday’s news that a back problem has forced Suzann Pettersen out of the European team for this weekend’s event in Iowa would be notable enough – she has played eight times in the Solheim Cup – without the colourful backdrop.

Related: Solheim Cup 2015: USA roar back to win after bitter row on 17th green

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I was in Charlottesville. Trump was wrong about violence on the left | Jason Wilson

Jason Wilson, who was in Charlottesville during the white nationalist rally, says the record must be cleared: counter-protesters came in peace

Donald Trump said many things over the course of his press conference yesterday. Some of those things cannot be allowed to stand.

I was in Charlottesville over the weekend, and Trump’s characterization of the events there is flatly wrong.

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Fight commission allows lighter gloves for Mayweather-McGregor fight

  • Fighters will wear eight-ounce rather than 10-ounce gloves
  • Doctors express concern about exemption for 26 August bout

Floyd Mayweather Jr and Conor McGregor will fight with smaller gloves, though not nearly as small as the ones McGregor is used to wearing.

Nevada boxing regulators on Wednesday gave the two fighters an exemption to a rule requiring 10-ounce gloves, approving eight-ounce gloves for the bout, which takes places on 26 August. Representatives of both fighters appeared before the Nevada Athletic Commission to request the waiver.

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