The rise of the Barrett brothers, the All Blacks’ prolific family affair

(CNN)When asked what he planned to do after retiring from rugby, Kevin Barrett — or “Smiley,” as he was nicknamed — announced he was “going to breed some All Blacks.” Beauden — a World Cup winner and two-time player of the year — Jordie, and Scott made history when they linked arms to sing the national anthem before taking on France in 2018. The story of the ‘greatest rugby player on earth’ READ: England rugby star on family fighting, injuries, and his World Cup ‘dream’ Engrained in the team’s identity is the haka. Performed before each game, it was originally a Maori ritual undertaken by the country’s indigenous people ahead of battle. Today, it unites the All Blacks — many …

Brexit timeline told through Britney, Ariana and Pokemon

Image copyright Getty Images Prime Minister David Cameron announces that the UK will get a “very simple in or out choice” on EU membership – if the Conservatives win the next election. Image copyright Getty Images Fast forward two years, and the Conservatives win the election outright and Ed Miliband resigns as Labour leader. Meanwhile, emoji becomes the fastest growing language in the UK, according to a university professor. 20 February 2016: David Cameron sets referendum date Image copyright Allsport/Getty Images The fact that Leicester City are Premier League champions is still sinking in. The referendum is held, and the UK votes to leave the EU. David Cameron announces his resignation as prime minister. A few days later, England lose …

Errol Spence Jr overwhelms Mikey Garcia in pound-for-pound showdown

Errol Spence Jr defended his welterweight title with a one-sided beatdown of previously unbeaten Mikey Garcia Errol Spence Jr successfully defended his IBF world welterweight title for the third time, unanimously outpointing previously undefeated challenger Mikey Garcia on Saturday night. Garcia moved up two weight classes to take on Spence and took a pounding though he never went down. Garcia, obviously worn out, spent the later rounds blocking punches instead of throwing them. Spence improved to 25-0 after all three judges awarded him every round. One card was 120-107, and the other two were 120-108. It was the first time Spence had to go the distance in his last 12 fights. Garcia, who moved up from 135 to 147 pounds …

Elite sport is gradually waking up to widespread mental health issues | Sean Ingle

Administrators are arriving at a better understanding of the extent of anxiety and depression among top sportspeople and a finger is pointing at social media On Friday night the NBAs commissioner, Adam Silver, made a statement that was both shocking and profound: many of the leagues players, who have an average salary of $7m a year, were truly unhappy. He told the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference: The outside world sees the fame, the money, all the trappings that go with it, and they say: How is it possible they even can be complaining? But a lot of these young men are genuinely unhappy. As he warmed to the theme of his players mental health, Silver told his audience that …

Champions League draw: Manchester United to face Barcelona in last eight

(CNN)Manchester United will face Barcelona in a heavyweight Champions League quarterfinal after the draw was made at UEFA’s Swiss headquarters in Nyon on Friday. READ: UEFA investigates Manchester City The semifinal draw was also made on Friday, with Manchester United or Barca due to face Liverpool or Porto, with the winner of the tie between Manchester City and Tottenham playing either Ajax or Juve. The quarterfinal first legs will be played on April 9/10 with the reverse fixtures scheduled for April 16/17. The semifinals will kick off on April 30 and May 1 — with the second legs set for May 7/8 — ahead of the final at Atletico Madrid’s Wanda Metropolitano stadium on June 1. English dominance returns? It …

Felicity Huffman & Lori Loughlin ‘Haven’t Fully Grasped’ The Possibility Of Jail Time Over Their Alleged Involvement In College Admissions Scam – Perez Hilton

Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin could be facing a lot more than a slap on the wrist over their alleged involvement in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal! As we The Desperate Housewives star is claimed to have paid $15,000 to have her daughter Sofia‘s SAT scores raised. William H. Macy, Huffman’s husband, is said to have no involvement. Meanwhile, the Fuller House cast member and Giannulli are accused of paying $500,000 to make it appear that their daughters Olivia Jade and Isabella Rose had been recruits to the University of Southern California crew team, despite them never playing the sport. And if these parents aren’t lucky, they actually might be sent to jail, a real possibility the starlets are supposedly not be prepared for. A …

Outpouring of support from UK after NZ attack

Image copyright PA Image caption A man hands out flowers to Muslims as they leave Birmingham Central Mosque as Friday prayers finish Report End of Twitter post by @sandwellcouncil People gathered for prayers at mosques across the UK, including at the East London Mosque and London Muslim Centre, which urged its community to “be more vigilant than ever”. Meanwhile, Finsbury Park Mosque, whose worshippers were targeted in a terror attack in June 2017, shared a picture of flowers and a note of support which it had received from members of the local community. Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionLondon imam Mohammed Mahmoud calls for a crackdown on far-right extremism Mohammed Mahmoud, who made headlines when he stood …

USC Students Allegedly Involved With College Bribery Scandal ‘Under Review’ & Can’t Enroll In Classes! – Perez Hilton

Two students who probably aren’t too bummed by this news? The daughters of Lori Loughlin and her fashion designer husband Mossimo Giannulli, who allegedly paid $500,000 to make it appear that their daughters Olivia Jade and Isabella Rose had been recruits to the USC crew team, despite the fact that they never played the sport. “She can’t handle anything right now. She seems more and more upset every day. She just wants to stay home… She thought she knew what the future had in store for her, and it all just crumbled. It’s a never-ending nightmare for her. She understands the serious consequences her parents are facing and she is very scared.” USC, meanwhile, has already fired two employees connected …

Julia Roberts calls college admissions scandal ‘so sad’

Julia Roberts opened up about the first time about the ongoing college admissions scandal. (Allen Berezovsky/WireImage) SELMA BLAIR SLAMS LORI LOUGHLIN’S ALLEGED COLLEGE ADMISSIONS SCAM WITH PHOTOSHOPPED IMAGE OF HER SON As previously reported, Loughlin and her husband Mossimo Giannulli were among the 50 people swept up in the scandal after it was revealed they paid $500,000 to the scheme’s organizer so that he would make it look like their daughters participated in crew and were recruited to USC despite never rowing for the sport. They were released on $1 million bond each. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP Fellow actress Felicity Huffman, an Academy Award nominee, was arrested at her home for her alleged involvement in the …

Felicity Huffman & William H. Macy ‘Arguing A Lot’ Amid College Cheating Scandal! – Perez Hilton

Felicity Huffman and William H. Macy‘s marriage is being put to the test amid the college cheating scandal. As The teen reportedly took the SATs in December 2017 and received a 1420, which was a 400 point improvement over her PSAT score. At the test taking center, a proctor allegedly corrected her answers after she turned in the test. According to an ET source on Wednesday, the controversy has greatly affected the couple, who have been married since 1997. The insider revealed: “This situation has been very trying on Felicity and William’s marriage… They love each other but they’ve been arguing a lot.” Additionally, friends of the pair were “stunned by the news” as the 56-year-old starlet and the 69-year-old actor …

Mohamed Salah misses reflect Liverpool forwards loss of edge | Jonathan Wilson

The solidity of Jrgen Klopps team in defence has come at a cost in attack and against Everton they passed up five decent chances in a draw that kept them off the top Another Sunday away against a local rival, another goalless draw, and another point that will either be what ended up winning Liverpool the league or that ended up costing them the title. Thats the problem with games like these: it can never be said an away point in such an environment is a bad result, but equally too many of such outcomes could be costly. And again there is the underlying thought that something has gone wrong with the forward line, that just when Liverpool could have …

NFL suspends Cleveland Browns running back Kareem Hunt 8 games

(CNN)The NFL suspended Cleveland Browns running back Kareem Hunt on Friday for the first eight regular-season games without pay for violating the league’s personal conduct policy, stemming from physical altercations at his Cleveland residence in February 2018 and at a resort in Ohio in June. “I respect the league’s decision on discipline, and I appreciate the time I spent with Commissioner (Roger) Goodell last week. I’m grateful for my time with the Browns over the last month and thankful to all the people in the organization that have welcomed me. I also appreciate all of the support I received from my union through this process. “My commitment to earning the trust of the league, my teammates, the organization and this …

Trump donor who owned spa linked to Kraft arrest offered access to president

Miami Herald and Mother Jones report Li Yang claimed to be able to get Chinese clients pictures with Trump A company run by a donor to Donald Trump claimed it could provide Chinese clients with a chance to mingle and Miami Herald and https://t.co/CI4vCj9e7c Miami Herald on Friday published a photo of Yang with Trump at a Super Bowl party at his West Palm Beach country club and reported on the link between Yang and the spa where Yang was a former owner of the spa. Yang wasnt charged in a multiagency anti-human trafficking operation that resulted in 25 arrests, including that of Kraft, and shut down 10 Asian day spas in South Florida last month. None of the spas …

Sala pilot ‘dropped out of training’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption“You wished you never went and watched the guy play,” agent Mark McKay tells BBC sports editor Dan Roan The report added further investigation is needed to discover his background and experience as a pilot. The light aircraft disappeared on 21 January and Sala had completed his transfer to Premier League side Cardiff from French club Nantes just two days earlier – for a club record fee of £15m. He had returned to France to say goodbye to his former teammates. Sala pilot search finds ‘no trace’ Fifa investigates Sala transfer payment Image caption The plane carrying Sala disappeared on 21 January Dr Stuart E Smith, head of training for the school, …

Mike Trout and LA Angels close to $430m deal, largest in sports history

Mike Trout and the Los Angeles Angels are close to agreeing a 12-year deal that would secure the outfielder the largest contract in the history of sports Mike Trout and the Los Angeles Angels are close to agreeing a 12-year deal that would secure the outfielder the largest contract in the history of sports, according to multiple reports. The 27-year-old is due to become a free-agent in 2020 and several Major League Baseball clubs had already started showing an interest in the greatest player of his generation. However, the new deal would likely see Trout play the rest of his career with the club that drafted him in 2009. signed with the Philadelphia Phillies last month, and the $365m boxer …

Prisoners in England to be taught code

The hope is that the trials will eventually lead to a network of coding workshops in UK prisons. The programme is modelled on the Last Mile project in the San Quentin prison, in California, which has helped almost 500 offenders find jobs after release, with none of those taking part reoffending. That compares with a national reoffending rate in the US of 55%. Reoffending in the UK is estimated to cost around £15bn, according to the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport. Minster for Digital Margot James said: “The government is committed to stopping the cycle of reoffending and a valuable asset to prevent recidivism is employment. “Equipping offenders with coding skills will help them into life-changing work and …