Formula E to make London return with ‘one-of-a-kind indoor/outdoor’ track

(CNN)Formula E plans to stage a race in 2020 that will feature an indoor section as the sport returns to London. London previously held four editions of the electric car race between 2015 and 2016, with Sam Bird claiming glory on home soil in the second of the 2015 races. However, the Battersea Park Street Circuit used as the final event during Formula E’s first two years was scrapped after facing opposition, which accused the environmentally-focused series of harming the local green space area. Bird, who now has eight Formula E race wins to his name and 17 podiums, said that he was “delighted” by the news. He explained: “As a British driver and a previous London E-Prix winner, I’m …

‘I will cry when I watch my team again’

“The fans had to endure the long and bitter court battle between Oyston and Belokon,” says Peter. “The wheels of justice are a slow process and at times it felt like it would never end and we would never get back to watching Blackpool at Bloomfield Road.” Image copyright Reuters Image caption The boycott continued even when Blackpool played Arsenal in the third round of the FA Cup in January The cause of the boycott dates back to the team’s tumultuous 2010-11 season in the Premier League, when their brand of attacking football saw the Seasiders become many fans’ “favourite other Premier League team”. The £90m parachute payment the club received on relegation should have been game-changing but supporters complained …

Stabbed Manchester United fan recovering after surgery in Paris

The Manchester United fan stabbed on Wednesday night in Paris may be able to return home at the start of next week United knocked Paris Saint-Germain out of the Champions League last 16. United have been in contact with his family and are monitoring the situation. A club spokesperson said: We were shocked to hear about the incident with one of our fans who was stabbed while in Paris for the Champions League game. Everyone at the club wishes him well during his recovery. The supporter is being treated at the Hpital Europen Georges-Pompidou in Paris and the Foreign Office is in contact with the French authorities regarding the incident.

Zion Williamson: Basketball prodigy injured 33 seconds into star-studded match after Nike shoe bursts

(CNN)A star-studded crowd including former US President Barack Obama had gathered to watch hotly tipped college basketball player Zion Williamson, but the 18-year-old’s night unraveled after just 33 seconds when his Nike shoe fell apart. Tickets for the local derby were reportedly available for over $3,000 and freshman forward Williamson — described by double NBA champion Kevin Durant as a “once-in-a-generation athlete” — was a big reason for the inflated prices.

‘Against all odds’: Women’s football — a vision for the future

(CNN)As the manager for the Afghanistan Women’s National Football Team, I’ve seen the remarkable drive that women and girls have to play football. If women will go to those lengths to play football, we can only imagine how the women’s game will develop under the right global conditions. Men’s football may have a 111-year head start, but with the required shifts in culture and governance, the women’s game will explode. READ: FIFA investigates Afghan football body over women’s team abuse READ: Death threats and football — how Khalida Popal escaped the Taliban A change in perspective — football is football Ballon d’Or winner shines despite sexism gaffe In many clubs, academies and federations globally, the women’s game is a “tick …

Andy Murray cautiously hopeful gamble on hip surgery may extend tennis career

Andy Murray is no longer in pain following his latest hip operation but he remained unsure whether he will be able to play top-level tennis again Andy Murray says he gambled on the advice of a leading London hip specialist after years of listening to surgeons who told him the operation he opted for would not save his tennis career. The former world No 1 and three-times grand slam champion knows he may yet be unable to return to the game at the highest level and playing at Wimbledon this summer looks unlikely but he says he is pain-free and optimistic for the first time in 18 months, because of the work of Miss Sarah Muirhead-Allwood, who performed losing in …

William and Kate light up Belfast bar

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionPrince William and Catherine are on a visit to Northern Ireland The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have closed the first day of their visit to Northern Ireland at a party in a Belfast bar. The couple mingled with young people who are making a difference in Northern Ireland at the Empire Music Hall. The focus of this Royal visit is very much on children and young people. Earlier, Prince William and Catherine visited Windsor Park stadium where they showcased their football skills. They also met Northern Ireland football manager Michael O’Neill and former Northern Ireland, Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Pat Jennings. Image copyright EPA Image caption The Duke and Duchess …

Cardinal George Pell sentenced to six years in prison for child sex abuse

Melbourne, Australia (CNN)Cardinal George Pell, the most senior Vatican official to be convicted of sex abuse to date, has been sentenced to six years in prison for the “callous” assault of two choirboys in the late 1990s. On Wednesday, Judge Kidd said Pell’s attack on the victims was “breathtakingly arrogant” adding that the cardinal had assaulted the boys with “callous indifference to the victims’ distress.” But the judge said Pell was “not to be made a scapegoat for any failings or perceived failings of the Catholic Church.” Outside the court, survivors of Catholic sex abuse who had attended the hearing were divided on the sentence. Some felt justice had been done, while others thought the judge had been too lenient. …

A wrestler forfeited a game so he wouldn’t have to compete against a girl. Now she’s clapping back in the most epic way.

Photo by Matt Roberts/Getty Images The United States has 16,562 female high school wrestlers, however only 12 states have girls’ wrestling programs with state championships. This year, Colorado piloted a program giving female wrestlers their own bracket. Girls are starting to get more opportunities to wrestle, however many female wrestlers still find themselves fighting against a stigma. When Jaslynn Gallegos and Angel Rios opted to compete with the boys in the state championship, one of the boys declined to compete with them. Now, Gallegos has a to-the-point message for all the boys who are reluctant to get into the ring with her, “Just wrestle me.” High school senior Brendan Johnston forfeited a match during the Colorado state wrestling championships so …

Six arrested over Pittodrie disorder

“However, it is disappointing that a very small minority of fans chose to ignore the warnings and were in involved in disorderly behaviour. “They have let themselves and their clubs down. “Disruptive behaviour in and around football matches in Scotland will not be tolerated and those who choose to conduct themselves in such a way will be firmly dealt with.” Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

5 things to know for March 1: Jared Kushner, India and Pakistan, Netanyahu, gun reform, pedestrian deaths

(CNN)Say hello to Toni Harris, the female athlete who accepted a scholarship this weekto play men’s college football. Here’s what else you need to know to Get Up to Speed and Out the Door. (You can also get “5 Things You Need to Know Today” delivered to your inbox daily. Sign up here.) President Donald Trump overruled objections from White House senior staff and the intelligence community to get Jared Kushner his top-secret security clearance. That’s what is alleged in a report in The New York Times, which said back in May the President ordered then-chief of staff John Kelly to grant Kushner — Trump’s son-in-law and adviser — the clearance the day after the White House Counsel’s Office urged …

LA Galaxy unveil statue of David Beckham at MLS opener

Major League Soccers past, present and future all converged at on Saturday night as the Galaxy paid tribute to their former captain Major League Soccers past, present and future all converged at on Saturday night. One of the most prominent events of the opening day of the leagues 24th season was the LA Galaxy unveiling a statue of David Beckham before their 2-1 victory over the Chicago Fire. Beckham played six seasons with the Galaxy and led them to two championships. Beckhams signing gave higher prominence to the league internationally as more high-profile players arrived and fan interest increased. No doubt our league wouldnt be what it is today if David didnt make that decision, MLS commissioner Don Garber said …

After 15 years, the Mars Opportunity rover’s mission has ended

(CNN)It’s time to say goodbye to Opportunity. The Mars rover’s team made its last attempt to contact Opportunity on Tuesday night, and it went unanswered. On Wednesday, NASA confirmed that the mission is over. Solar-powered Opportunity hasn’t communicated with engineers since June 10. Dust has blocked out sunlight, and even the expected winds from November through January haven’t helped clear Opportunity’s sensors and panels. Engineers tried different things to revive Opportunity, sending repeated signals and commands to attempt to fix other potential issues. They’ve sent more than 835 recovery commands that remain unanswered.

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft accused of soliciting sex, police say

(CNN)New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft is facing charges of soliciting prostitution as part of a large-scale sex trafficking crackdown that has led to hundreds of arrest warrants in Florida, police said. A spokesperson for Kraft has denied that he committed a crime. “We categorically deny that Mr. Kraft engaged in any illegal activity. Because it is a judicial matter, we will not be commenting further,” the spokesperson said. Kristin Rightler, a Jupiter police spokeswoman, said Friday that Kraft has not been arrested. People wearing football jerseys and others were seen taking group photos and selfies outside the door of the Jupiter spa on Friday. Another billionaire also charged John W. Childs — a billionaire and CEO of the private …

Friend’s hope for missing climber

In the same year his mother became the first woman to conquer Everest unaided but later died on K2 in the Himalayas. Image copyright Pakistan Embassy Image caption A tent “invaded by snow” was spotted during a search involving a Pakistani army helicopter Related Topics Fort William Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

Aubameyang atones from spot to help Arsenal leapfrog Manchester United

Granit Xhaka and a penalty from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang gave Arsenal a 2-0 win over Manchester United to go fourth in the Premier League After the the euphoria of Paris Manchester United tasted Premier League defeat for the first time under Ole Gunnar Solskjr. This topsy-turvy season continues to confound and, as the dust settled, the fight for third and fourth places in the top-flight table could not be more tantalisingly poised. Arsenal had been abject in the 3-1 defeat in France on Thursday in the first leg of the Europa League last 16 but they found a way to maintain their imposing form at the Emirates Stadium. It was not a vintage display but one in which they laboured for …