“Play” in the news

Example collocations

continued to play
did not play
extended play
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Publications and example sentences

Financial Express
· China's crypto is all about tracing — and power  
Still, there’s also a power play.
Malay Mail
· Covid-19: Appreciate behind-the-scene role played by CPRC personnel during Raya, says Dr Noor Hisham  
He said that since the Covid-19 outbreak, the public began to acknowledge the important role played by the CPRC in particular, and the public health (sector) in general.
The Guardian
· Odion Ighalo's stay at Manchester United drawing to a close  
“I’m not comparing him yet to them but he’s made other players play better and he’s given everyone a lift.”
Financial Express
· Major industries, govt agencies owe about Rs 5 lakh cr in outstanding dues to MSMEs: Nitin Gadkari  
Gadkari said the government has devised a scheme to strengthen NBFCs as they play a significant role in financing.The government was thinking of creating a separate category of ‘village industry’ for MSMEs to encourage setting up of units in villages, he added.
The Independent
· Coronavirus: Barley used to make beer could become food for barnyard animals as pubs and restaurants remain closed  
“What happens and how it plays out, I have no idea,” Mr Askew said by phone from his farm in northern England.
The Guardian
· Large crowds gather for Memorial Day as US braces to surpass 100,000 deaths  
At New York’s Orchard Beach in the Bronx, kids played with toys, and people sat in folding chairs.
Malay Mail
· Bayern’s Thiago to miss top game at Dortmund through injury  
“It is a completely different game from the first one (that Bayern won 4-0 earlier this season),” Flick said ahead of the game that will be played in an empty Dortmund stadium that normally sits 80,000 fans.
· Hayley Williams On the Release of Her Solo Debut, Petals for Armor  
The two bonded over their grief, listening to “chill shit like Sade” and playing around in the studio until “Leave It Alone” was born.
The Guardian
· Daily Mail demand for Cummings to go poses challenge for UK PM  
Under the headline “What planet are they on?”, the newspaper’s editorial said Cummings “violated the spirit and letter of the lockdown ... giving every selfish person a licence to play fast and loose with public health”.
The New York Times
· Putin Speaks, Officials Shrug, and Doctors Are Caught in the Middle  
Mr. Putin, playing one of his favorite roles as a caring but stern father of the nation undermined by bungling bureaucrats, fumed recently in a teleconference that officials in many places had not acted on his bonus order.