Is VAR ‘killing’ football?

(CNN)VAR, what is it good for? Absolutely nothin. Neymar took issue with referee Damir Skomina’s decision to award Manchester United a stoppage-time penalty after Diego Dalot’s shot struck Presnel Kimpembe and sailed over the crossbar. Gianluigi Buffon: Football legend & art lover ‘Part of the drama’ “There was a big danger that VAR would drain the drama,” leading football commentator Ian Darke told CNN. “There was a suggestion that you would lose the moment, that everybody would be waiting and thinking, ‘is it a goal?’ but I don’t think it has quite worked out like that. “With VAR, you might have to build a bridge in to the commentary if there’s some doubt around the decision but you still do …

Sala pilot ‘not qualified to fly at night’

Regulatory authorities have confirmed that Mr Ibbotson, from Crowle, North Lincolnshire, did not hold a “night rating” on his UK private pilot’s licence, the BBC understands. Who owned the plane? What does the interim air accident report say? Agent: ‘The tragic events have shocked us all’ Family’s tribute to Sala The story of Emiliano Sala His UK licence was mirrored by a US pilot’s licence – enabling him to fly the US-registered Piper Malibu in Europe. The public record of his Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) licence states Mr Ibbotson “must have available glasses for near vision” and that “all limitations and restrictions on the United Kingdom pilot licence apply”. There is no publicly available record of UK pilot licences, which …

Can the world quench Chinas bottomless thirst for milk?

The long read: Chinas leaders have championed milk as the emblem of a modern, affluent society but their radical plan to triple the nations consumption will have a huge environmental cost Beijing-based film-maker Jian Yi, now 43, clearly remembers the arrival of fresh milk in his life. It was an image of it, not the real thing. It was the 1990s, and I first saw it in an advert on TV. The ad said explicitly that drinking milk would save the nation. It would make Food Fund, a project to promote sustainable food. My mother has diabetes and has been told to diet, but the doctors say she must still have milk to make her strong, he said. The Chinese …

Santa Anita may step back from whip ban, says leading jockey Mike Smith

Santa Anita may use a more relaxed attitude to the use of the whip instead of an outright ban on using it for encouragement, according to Triple Crown-winning jockey Mike Smith Mike Smith, one of Americas leading jockeys, has launched a strong defence of the whip and suggested that Santa Anita may step back from banning its use for all but corrective safety measures from Friday. The California track, one of the racing worlds most cherished courses, has been closed since 5 March following the death of 22 horses when either training or racing in the first nine weeks of the 2019 season. Santa Anita announced a ban on the whip for encouragement ahead of the scheduled re-opening of the …

Juan Fernando Quintero: a reminder of the glory days of football’s No10

The Colombian tore his ACL last weekend. He brings back memories of a time when the game cared less about fitting players into boxes In recent years, football has attempted to eliminate subjectivity. The rise of VAR is the most obvious example, but we also see players movements tracked by GPS and statistics such as expected goals abound. The pure No10 a player trusted to organize chaos and produce results from the unknown is a casualty of our era. Until Sunday, Juan Fernando Quintero was one of the few remaining creators still allowed to work at his own pace. He was at the top of his form last year, lifting River Plate of his idol Juan Romn Riquelme, who retired …

SNL’s Mueller and Trump cold open illustrates the political divide

New York (CNN Business)A version of this article first appeared in the “Reliable Sources” newsletter. You can sign up for free right here. The public will see Mueller’s report sometime in April — but Trump and his media allies have already hardened the right’s perceptions of what the report says. The no-collusion cake has been baked. “SNL” nailed this: De Niro: “I’ve included hundreds of pages of evidence.”Bryant: “Most of it provided on live television by the president himself.”Baldwin: “Russia, if you’re watching, go to bed. Daddy won.” The rhetorical power of Trump’s repetitiveness is on display right now. His message is simple, while Mueller’s report (judging by the sheer length) is more complicated. De Niro: “In conclusion, it is …

Manchester City brushes aside woeful Fulham to go top of Premier League

(CNN)Premier League champion Manchester City returned to the top of the table after a comfortable win over relegation-threatened Fulham on Saturday. On 27 minutes a mistake from Joe Bryan was pounced on by Silva, who teed up Sergio Ageuro. The Argentine has been in lethal form this season and he wriggled past three Fulham defenders space before expertly finding the net to claim his 18th league goal of the season. This was Fulham’s 23rd league defeat of the season in 32 games, with Saturday’s loss leaving the London team 13 points behind fourth from bottom Burnley. INTERACTIVE: Predict the winner of the Premier League Without the injured Aleksandar Mitrovic, who has scored 10 of Fulham’s 29 league goals this season, …

Candace Cameron Bure Sends Thoughts & Prayers ToLori Loughlin Amid College Bribery Scandal – Perez Hilton

In an appearance on the Today show Tuesday, Candace Cameron Bure pledged her unflinching support for her embattled costar as Loughlin experiences personal, financial, and professional fallout “It’s too personal to us and we would never want to talk about someone that’s such a dear and close friend. I’ve already said that we are family and we stand by each other and pray for each other and we’ll always be there for each other.” The 54-year-old and her fashion designer hubby have been accused of paying $500,000 to have their daughters, Olivia Jade and Isabella Rose, designated as recruits for the USC crew team despite the fact that neither had ever played the sport. Weeks after the scandal broke, Loughlin was …

Women’s football looks to the future

International team manager Alfie Wylie says the traditional stereotypes and prejudices – that football is a game for boys and men – no longer apply. He said the game now has an infrastructure to allow the best players to flourish. “There has been fantastic development in the women’s game over the last 17 years,” he told BBC News NI. “The women’s game is very much accepted now and the IFA has continued to lead and develop the women’s game at all levels,” he said. Image copyright IFA Image caption Developing talent is now a key objective for the sport’s governing body Caoimhe McLaughlin has been with Derry City since she was 13 and is now both player and assistant manager. …

Another Horse Euthanized Following Accident At Santa Anita Racetrack

Santa Anita Park, the famed thoroughbred racetrack outside Los Angeles, following a two-horse spill on Sunday. Arms Runner, a 5-year-old horse owned by Rockingham Ranch, suffered a severe and ultimately fatal injury to his right front leg when he fell during the Grade 3 $100,000 San Simeon Stakes, prompted a weekslong suspension. Prior to the resumption of races, The Stronach Group, which owns Santa Anita, had announced that it was taking the unprecedented step of banning race-day medication as well as introducing several new regulations, like demanding complete transparency of all veterinary records, in an effort to protect racehorses from harm. said in a statement. “First and foremost, we must do right by the horse. When we do right by …

‘More Parents’ Could Be Affected By College Cheating Scandal! – Perez Hilton

The “College Cheating Scandal” is far from over… As According to the Hollywood Reporter on Wednesday, prosecutors have sent subpoenas to schools with names of students whose parents have not been charged, which possibly means more individuals will be indicted. Because of this, Los Angeles students, parents, and counselors are — very much — still feeling the heat of the scandal. According to one private school parent, who was not named: “There’s a sense that there could be more parents caught up… that the list of people indicted is not the complete list.” A Westside mother of three added: “Everyone’s view is that this is going to keep going.” According to Beverly Hills-based consultant Danny Ruderman, who bills himself as “America’s …

Cristiano Ronaldo hat-trick keeps Juve’s Champions League dream alive

(CNN)Cristiano Ronaldo was under no illusions when he signed for Juventus last July. It was the first time Juventus had come back from a two-goal defeat in the first leg, prompting Ronaldo to tell Sky Italia: “Maybe that’s why Juventus signed me. To help it do things that it had never done before. This result is a great push for the future, we’re strong and we showed it.” Atletico must be sick of the sight of Ronaldo pushing for the future — he’s now scored a remarkable 25 goals in 33 games against the Spanish side. His winning strike — his eighth Champions League hat-trick — sparked wild celebrations inside Juventus Stadium and must have made those in the higher …

Bobble-Heading Through the Mud in the Jeep Gladiator Pickup

From the top of the mound, I can’t see much. Some trees. A sky mottled with the clouds that over the past few days have soaked this grassy meadow in the Sierra foothills. And a pair of hands, ostensibly attached to a human being with their arms held high, beckoning me forward. Obeying them seems like a terrible idea. About as bad as driving up to the top of this slope in the first place. But orders are orders. I engage my core, clench my cheeks, and push my right foot onto the accelerator pedal. The 3.6-liter V-6 engine responds, and the four 32-inch wheels, clad in mud-loving tires, roll forward. And so the Jeep Gladiator pickup truck rumbles down …

Kimora Lee Simmons Shades Lori Loughlin As Her 16-Year-Old Daughter Gets Accepted Into Harvard University? – Perez Hilton

UPDATE 12:47 P.M. EST: Kimora responded to our article on Instagram, firmly stating that, despite her joke, she is “not excited by [Loughlin’s] downfall.” Read her comment (below): The fashion mogul also added that she’s never donated any buildings to Harvard, writing: Ok, gurl. We see you… and your brilliant daughter! Kimora Lee SimmonsThe ex-wife of Russell Simmons took to social media to share a video of their daughter Aoki Lee Simmons reading her acceptance letter into the Ivy League school, which included some not-so-subtle shots from the proud momma at Lori Loughlin and “I’m only 16 and I’m going to Harvard baby! Insert emotional crying face.” Aoki got into the prestigious university of her own accord, her fashion designer …

Alex Jones hosted show after miscarriage

“It’s really odd. You’re in that room looking for answers that you’re never going to get. “You’re thinking: ‘Have I done something wrong? What did I do differently? Was it because we flew a long way? Was I too stressed? Was I putting too much pressure on myself?” Alex Jones’ bilingual wish for her son Jones to climb peak for Sport Relief An hour after learning she had lost her baby, Jones was back on television, even though her boss had told her she did not need to do the show. She said she explained to him that she did not know what else she would do besides her job. In 2018 she became pregnant again, but said she struggled …

‘You’re a girl, you can’t play snooker at the Crucible’

Because most of the snooker in my hometown of Blackpool was centred around social clubs, I had my share of battles on and off the table. Image copyright Blackpool Gazette Image caption Lynette being presented with the Walton Trophy In the Gazette Cup I drew Tommy Eaves who played for Fleetwood Conservative Club. As with the Walton Trophy, he would have lost home advantage if I wasn’t allowed to play at the club, so he arranged for us to play at the crack of dawn, with only the cleaners for company, when the committee members weren’t in. The club had a line across the room separating the bar from the tables and women usually weren’t allowed to cross it, let …