31 декабря 2017, 21:42

Surprising Things You Didn’t Know About Kendall Jenner

You might already know that Kendall Jenner is a model and reality star, but these are some funny and interesting facts you probably didn't know about her.

31 декабря 2017, 18:30

West Brom 1-1 Arsenal: Premier League – as it happened

Jay Rodriguez’s contentious late penalty rescued a point for West Bromwich Albion and took them off the foot of the table 6.27pm GMT Hector Bellerin and Petr Cech engage in a long debate with Mike Dean. Cech ends up getting himself booked. What an end to 2017! It was, however, a pretty dire game. Not that West Brom will care. A contentious penalty was enough for them to snatch a point off Arsenal, who thought they’d won it after James McClean’s own-goal. Arsenal go fifth, three points behind Liverpool, before hosting Chelsea on Wednesday. West Brom clamber off the bottom and will need to recover quickly before visiting West Ham on Tuesday night. Thanks for reading and emailing. Happy new year! We’ll be back ... tomorrow. Good old football. Bye! 6.23pm GMT Happy new year, Arsene! Continue reading...

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31 декабря 2017, 17:27

The day the quarterback’s cool head settled NFL’s coldest contest | Barry Glendenning

On New Year’s Eve 1967, Green Bay Packers and Dallas Cowboys contested the NFL Championship in temperatures so cold that the referee’s whistle frozeNew Year’s Eve marks the 50th anniversary of one of the most remarkable American football matches in history. A game that almost certainly should not have been played on New Year’s Eve 1967, it remains as renowned for the hideously bitter conditions in which it was contested as its thrilling denouement.The Green Bay Packers, managed by the legendary Vince Lombardi, were aiming to make history by becoming the first team in the history of the play-off era to win three consecutive NFL titles. Similarly venerated Dallas Cowboys coach Tom Landry and his men had the difficult job of stopping them. Up for grabs: the NFL Championship and a place against the AFL champions in the second Super Bowl. Still in its infancy and nothing resembling the spectacle that stops a nation it has since become, that particular decider would prove little more than a footnote to what has gone down in football folklore as the “Ice Bowl”. Continue reading...

31 декабря 2017, 14:07

Alastair Cook and David Warner: two Test maestros playing to a different beat | Jason Gillespie

Cook’s 244 not out in Melbourne underlined his status as a great of the game, just as Warner’s versatility showed there is no one-size-fits-all route to successCricket is a sport of wonderful contrasts and during the Melbourne Test we saw the beauty of this in Alastair Cook and David Warner. Here are two champions who are performing the same job for their team and yet could not be more different in terms of personality or the way they go about their business. “Finding a way” is a very good coaching phrase in cricket. It denotes the individuality of this team sport. There is no one-size-fits-all route to success, rather a unique path that each player must take to get the best out of themselves. What works for you is the key. And the two openers I mention, who both put on fine shows at the MCG, are very good examples of this.Cook’s unbeaten 244 over nearly 11 hours at the crease was a classic of his genre. He was the first to admit an innings like this should have come sooner in this Ashes tour. But as a firm believer in the primacy of each Test match and there being no dead-rubbers, I take issue with anyone who saw the series scoreline as somehow detracting from his efforts here. Continue reading...

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30 декабря 2017, 22:35

Mickey Mouse and Jesus among write-in votes that helped sink Roy Moore

Controversy surrounding Roy Moore prompted the high number of write-ins – 22,852 in total – a margin that helped tip the election for Democrat Doug Jones Votes for Mickey Mouse, football coach Nick Saban and “any other Republican” were among more than 22,000 write-ins in the Alabama Senate election the Democrat Doug Jones won this month by a little less than that number.Early life Continue reading...

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30 декабря 2017, 22:00

The Bayern blueprint: how Pep Guardiola honed Manchester City’s unbeatables | Michael Butler

A win at Crystal Palace will give City 19 league wins on the trot, a feat the coach also achieved in Munich. How do Pep’s record breakers compare?Manchester City managers of the future have a problem. The football played at the end of 2017 will always be the standard to which they are held. This month, City fan Noel Gallagher, a man not known for his compliments and somebody that has seen 250,000 people at Knebworth sing his name, described what is going on at the Etihad as “the greatest thing I’ve ever seen in my entire life”.Hyperbole perhaps, but if you do not agree that Pep Guardiola’s side are playing the best football of the Premier League era, then nobody can argue with the record that City are furthering each week — it is 18 consecutive league wins and counting. Continue reading...

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30 декабря 2017, 13:00

The Coach House, Darley Abbey, Derby: B&B review

With its stylish, Scandi-tinted interiors, this B&B edges into hotel territory; an impression reinforced when gorging on its lavish breakfastWhen I heard a new B&B had opened in my home town of Derby, I had a mental picture of the dull, dreary guesthouses in a Patrick Hamilton novel. I couldn’t have been more wrong. Walking into the Coach House, which reopened under new ownership this autumn, was more like stepping into the pages of an interiors magazine. It is so on-trend, the Christmas tree had cactus baubles (very winter 2017). Continue reading...

30 декабря 2017, 01:18

Ashes 2017-18: Australia v England fourth Test, day five – live!

Updates from the final day of play at the MCGFire off an email to Adam or get in touch on Twitter @collinsadam 5.51am GMT The umpires have realised that Australia can declare now, and they have. In turn, a draw is recorded with 263-4 is the score, Australia 99 ahead. Smith unbeaten on 102, Marsh 29. “Congratulations to the winner of this match,” says Simon Mann on BBC, “the MCG pitch.” Not wrong. Some reaction from the presentation in a couple of minutes. 5.48am GMT 124th over: Australia 263-4 (Smith 102, M Marsh 29) Instead, Root bowls himself. Four byes! First extras of the innings. Beats a swinging Smith and YJB’s gloves. Actual spin. Second time he’s landed in the footmarks, the first when he removed Warner with his second ball today and briefly injected some excitement into this final day. Feels like a million years ago. Continue reading...

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30 декабря 2017, 01:13

Jones names uncapped Obano and Graham in England training squad

England coach Eddie Jones has picked uncapped Bath prop Beno Obano and Newcastle Falcons' openside flanker Gary Graham as part of his 34-man squad for a training camp…

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29 декабря 2017, 23:17

NCAA Research Shows Pervasiveness of Early Recruiting -- Especially Of Female Athletes

Division I girls athletes are much more likely than boys to be contacted at ninth grade or earlier by college coaches.

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29 декабря 2017, 18:30

Ex-Leeds manager Neil Redfearn named Doncaster Rovers Belles head coach

• Redfearn left Rotherham United in February 2016 after four months in charge• ‘The women’s game is on a steep upward curve’ says former Leeds bossDoncaster Rovers Belles have appointed former Leeds United manager Neil Redfearn as the Women’s Super League 2 leaders’ new head coach.The 52-year-old was formerly head of academy at Leeds United before assuming caretaker charge on three occasions and later being named first-team manager on a permanent basis in 2014. After being abruptly replaced as manager by Uwe Rösler six months into the job he returned to his previous role as academy manager. He resigned in July 2015, citing the position as untenable under former owner Massimo Cellino. He left his role at Rotherham United less than a year later, after just four months in the job during which he lost 14 out of 21 matches. Redfearn will succeed interim coach Kate Rowson after former Belles manager Emma Coates left the club to join the England set-up in October. Continue reading...

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29 декабря 2017, 15:37

Manu Tuilagi left out of England training squad for Six Nations

• Eddie Jones still keen to select Leicester centre when form returns• Billy Vunipola and James Haskell recalled to 34-man squad for two-day campManu Tuilagi has been left out of England’s training squad for a two-day camp in Brighton next week following his latest comeback from injury, but Eddie Jones has recalled Billy Vunipola and James Haskell. There are also surprise first call‑ups for the Newcastle openside flanker Gary Graham and the Bath prop Beno Obano.Vunipola is nearing a return to fitness after the knee injury that forced him to miss the autumn internationals while Haskell is recalled after he was omitted throughout the November series. Continue reading...

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29 декабря 2017, 12:52

Ashes ball-tampering claims just ‘pommie-bashing’, says Trevor Bayliss

• Bayliss says umpires told him there was no substance to ball-tampering claims• Local media picked up on footage of Anderson running fingernail down seamEngland were cleared of ball-tampering during the fourth Ashes Test in Melbourne after what their head coach, Trevor Bayliss, described as a “beat up” story and a touch of “Pommie-bashing” by the local Australian media.A soggy fourth day in which only 44.1 overs were bowled, Alastair Cook broke the record for an opener carrying his bat with an unbeaten 244 and two Australian wickets fell, suddenly became abuzz with talk of tampering when Channel 9 showed footage of Jimmy Anderson running his fingernail down the quarter seam of the Kookaburra ball. Continue reading...

29 декабря 2017, 11:38

Ashes: England coach Trevor Bayliss denies ball-tampering claims in fourth Test

Coach Trevor Bayliss denies suggestions that England tampered with the ball in the fourth Ashes Test against Australia in Melbourne.

29 декабря 2017, 01:30

Ashes 2017-18: Australia v England fourth Test, day four – as it happened

Alastair Cook becomes the first man to carry his bat in an MCG Test Australia end a rain-affected day on 103 for two, 61 runs behind 6.18am GMT That’s all, folks. It’s a frustrating scene for England, though I’m sure they’ll return with bushy tails in the morning. Australia will be equally optimistic that David Warner and Steve Smith can continue their excellent defensive performance and secure a draw. They will resume tomorrow morning on 103 for two, still 61 runs behind. Thanks for your company, goodnight! 6.17am GMT “Hang on, Guy Hornsby,” says Sarah Bacon. “Nowt to be sniffed at, gin-wise, when one is an Aussie living in England, and up at sparrow’s in arctic temps to watch this thing. Seeing as we’ve already had our wins, may as well partake of gins! Bed beckons, but I’ll see this Test match through if it kills me. (It won’t.)” Continue reading...

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29 декабря 2017, 00:40

Evacuation plans in place for U.S. skiers, snowboarders at Pyeongchang Winter Olympics

United States Ski & Snowboard have emergency evacuation plans in place for athletes, coaches and officials should a "nightmare scenario" unfold during the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, the head…

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29 декабря 2017, 00:22

New French coach: 'Winning Six Nations top priority'

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New France coach Jacques Brunel told AFP that his immediate ambition is to win the Six Nations and end the negative spiral which has enveloped the struggling national…

28 декабря 2017, 23:31

You Won’t Believe How Much Your Favorite Child Stars Are Worth Today

The Olsen twins have long been well-known for their childhood acting success, but they aren't the only child stars that have made some serious wealth.

28 декабря 2017, 21:30

The Revolving Door Of Coaches In China's Super League

China's high-rolling top leagues have come to resemble a revolving door for foreign coaches, who make quick fortunes in short-lived stints working within chaotic clubs.

28 декабря 2017, 19:00

Bad Day Boof turns into Sad Day Smudge for Australia’s Ashes captain | Adam Collins

In addition to his speed machines enduring a slowdown and England’s Alastair Cook in imperious nick, Steve Smith experienced a sudden bout of butter fingers on a draining third day for Australia’s main manYou know it has not gone well for Australia when their coach fronts the media at stumps. Bad Day Boof is what it’s called when Darren Lehmann steps in front of the cameras but this was a case of Sad Day Smudge. Steve Smith started the morning with an upset stomach and could only have ended his draining shift in the field feeling worse.Run ragged by a champion in commanding nick, dropping catches, drawn into increasingly funky fields and, by the end, playing an unwilling game of Protect No11 – this was the sort of afternoon the Australia captain usually inflicts on others. Continue reading...