NFL Hall of Fame lineman wanted son, now entering 5th Super Bowl, to avoid football altogether

CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE SUPER BOWL LIII COVERAGE “I discouraged them to play football. I didn’t think (Matthew) would be big enough to play football,” Slater said. “I coached in basketball, soccer, track and field, even some flag football. I didn’t see football as something that he would excel. But when he played flag, he had good speed and he caught the ball and ran well.” Matthew Slater gave other reasons why his former Los Angeles Rams lineman father wanted him to avoid the sport altogether. “He felt that way for two reasons,” he said. “First, he didn’t want me to feel the pressure of living up to his name. He thought the expectations could be unfair. “He also wanted me …

Frank Robinson, Hall of Fame baseball player who was first black manager in MLB, dies at 83

(CNN)Frank Robinson, the feared slugger who became the first black manager in major league baseball, died Thursday at 83, according to Major League Baseball. In 1975, he became player-manager of the Cleveland Indians. He managed until 2006, when he finished his career with the Washington Nationals. “Frank Robinson’s résumé in our game is without parallel, a trailblazer in every sense, whose impact spanned generations,” Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred said. “He was one of the greatest players in the history of our game, but that was just the beginning of a multifaceted baseball career.” Robinson was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1982. This is a developing story and will be updated Original Article : HERE …

People Are Captivated By This Timelapse Of A Single Cell Becoming An Organism

The first stages of embryonic development are roughly the same for all animals, including humans. In the film, the viewers are invited to observe the very beginning of an animal’s life, a single cell transforming into a complex living organism with a beating heart and running bloodstream. ‘Becoming‘ has screened at more than 20 international film festivals, and even received the Award for best short documentary at the Innsbruck nature film festival 2018. Image credits: 

The Patriots head to the Super Bowl — As a fan, all I can say is they hate us ’cause they ain’t us

Fans cheer and hold a sign referring to New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola) The five (soon to be six) Super Bowl victories are amazing enough. But here’s a record that will never be broken (until next season, by the Pats themselves): eight straight conference championship games. That’s a demonstration of consistency unparalleled in any sport, let alone one with a salary cap and an overwhelming desire for parity (which is really just another word for mediocrity). Oh, the haters love to talk about the weakness of the AFC East. You can’t blame us if the other three teams have second-rate organizations and third-rate cultures. Not our fault. And where exactly in the NFL do you find a division with four …

Federal preliminary report on limo crash offers no cause yet

State police and prosecutors pursuing a criminal case against the vehicle’s operator had prevented the NTSB from doing its customary inspection protocol on the vehicle until a local judge intervened two weeks ago. NTSB lawyers had said that federal inspectors were prevented from getting within 15 feet (4.5 meters) of the wreckage. Schoharie County District Attorney Susan Mallery argued that criminal cases take precedence. A deal brokered by Judge George Bartlett on Jan. 29 gave NTSB access, with some limitations. The limo blew through a stop sign at a T-intersection and crossed a state route into a parking lot where it struck a sport utility vehicle. The SUV struck and killed two pedestrians and the limousine crashed into an earthen …

The Office Edition Of The 10 Year Challenge Shows How The Actors Lives Have Changed

Well time flies, not only in our daily lives but on the TV screens as well. Remember when Pam and Jim found out that they’re expecting a baby? Well in few months time, that will be 10 years ago. How did they look back then? How do they look today? We compiled a series of pictures where we compare the cast of The Office and how they’ve changed in 10 years. And it’s not only the beards that have appeared. Some things have disappeared… Like that infamous golden haircut that Ryan used to rock 10 years ago.  #2 Michael Scott The legendary actor Steve Carell, to whom we all should be grateful for Michael Scott, has really aimed for the …

Cara Delevingne recreates Janet Jackson’s ‘iconic’ topless cover in new fashion campaign

But it was her tribute to Jackson that drew the biggest response. DISNEY STAR DOVE CAMERON DEFENDS ‘SEXY’ BIKINI SELFIE: ‘I LOVE THE FEMALE BODY’ A photo featuring French fashion designer Olivier Rousteing covering Delevingne’s bare chest gave fans some serious nostalgia. Many were quick to point out it resembled Jackson’s famous 1993 “Rolling Stone” cover, which was published when she was 24 years old. “Iconic,” Rousteing said of Jackson’s vintage picture, which he shared on Instagram a day before releasing images from his 2019 spring campaign. The post garnered more than 75,000 likes. “We’re going back to basics: I wanted something pure and transparent.” — Olivier Rousteing “I love it,” one Instagram fan commented on the photos. “Incredible,” another echoed. “The work of …

Search plan for Sala’s missing plane

Cushions believed to be from the plane were found on a beach near Surtainville, on France’s Cotentin Peninsula, on Monday. The Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) said Geo Ocean III departed at 09:00 GMT on Saturday with investigators on board, and is expected to arrive at the search area at 09:00 on Sunday to start the underwater search, which will last three days. Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionDavid Mearns explains the next steps in the search expected to begin on Sunday Cardiff City play their first match at home since Sala, the club’s record £15m signing, went missing. A minute’s silence is planned before the game with Bournemouth at 17:30 GMT. Cardiff’s match shirts will be …

Very Unexpected Paternity Test Results Creates Scandal At Swiss Zoo

Basel Zoo in Switzerland has been caught in a scandal that sounds like something straight off The Jerry Springer Show. A paternity test has exposed some rather risqué goings-on in the orangutan enclosure.  At the center of it all is the 5-month-old Padma, whose paternity test threw up some unexpected results. To get to the nitty-gritty of the story, her father is not who the keepers thought he was.  Orangutans (Pongo abelii) at Basel Zoo are part of the Endangered Species Program. This means staff try to match couples so that the male and female orangutans have as little DNA in common as physically possible to encourage as much genetic diversity within the zoo as they can. And so, 11-year-old Maja was paired …

John Coughlin, two-time US pairs skating champion, dies by suicide day after being suspended

“My wonderful, strong, amazingly compassionate brother John Coughlin took his own life earlier today. I have no words. I love you John. Always Always Brother Bear,” she wrote. U.S. Figure Skating released a statement on Twitter regarding Coughlin’s death. “We are stunned at the news of the death of two-time U.S. pairs champion John Coughlin. Our heartfelt and deepest sympathies are with his father Mike, sister Angela and the rest of his family. Out of respect to the family, we will have no further comment until a later time,” U.S. Figure Skating tweeted. MIRAI NAGASU MAKES OLYMPIC HISTORY WITH FIGURE SKATING TRIPLE AXEL Coughlin’s death comes before the U.S. Figure Skating Championships are slated to take place in Detroit. Kathleen …

Osprey carries off vibrant-blue coral reef fish in Aruba, stunning images show

‘MOST VENOMOUS’ FISH IN WORLD DISCOVERED IN POPULAR SWIMMING SPOT PROMPTS WARNING FROM BEACHGOER “While driving along the shoreline I noticed the osprey making a splash in the ocean. I quickly parked my car and grabbed my camera,” Oversteegen, who is originally from the Netherlands but now resides on the island, told the UK.-based publication the Daily Mirror. “While flying over, the raptor looked me straight in the eyes as if it wanted to show me its just obtained trophy.” — Michiel Oversteegen “The moment I stepped outside, the osprey flew over and he was still struggling with the non-cooperating fish,” he added, noting this was the first time he’d ever seen this bird-of-prey species with a coral reef fish …

WWE star Becky Lynch suffered nip slip during live TV event, fans suspect

Becky Lynch at the ACMs in 2018. (Getty) RANDY ORTON, NIA JAX SHOCK FANS AT ROYAL RUMBLE The Irish fighter had been having trouble wither her top throughout the bout, The Sun reported. Fans took to social media during the match. Lynch became the second woman ever to win the event after it was established last year. (Getty) “Going to wrestlemania with an army behind me,” Lynch wrote in an Instagram post. “Last year I was on the preshow. This year I’m the main event.” In other Royal Rumble news, Nia Jax, in a surprise move, entered the men’s division as the 30th entrant into the event hours after she was eliminated from the women’s event. R-Truth initially appeared as the last person to …

Kickers sometimes are an afterthought, but they are key to Super Bowl success

Atlanta (CNN)Football fans see it almost every year: A team’s season coming to an end because of a missed field goal by its kicker. But a kicker has also been the source of other fans’ euphoria, like when Los Angeles Rams kicker Greg Zuerlein made a 57-yarder in overtime against the New Orleans Saints to reach Super Bowl LIII. It was the longest game-winning field goal in postseason history. Zuerlein also converted a game-tying 48-yard field goal in the fourth quarter. “We wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for him,” Rams head coach Sean McVay said. Inside the mind of a kicker Both kickers in this Sunday’s Super Bowl agree that kicking is more cerebral than anything. “Probably 90-10 I …

Hundreds pay tribute to pizza pioneer

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Peter Boizot wanted to “bring great pizza to the UK”, restaurant managing director Zoe Bowley said He took on his first premises on a peppercorn rent, imported an oven and sold slices of pizza wrapped in napkins. More restaurants quickly followed and he worked with the Italian designer Enzo Apicella to develop the chain’s look. His sister Clementine Allen said he was stubborn, turning unlikely premises into “usable restaurants”. She said: “He was magical, he was dogged and in his heart he loved Peterborough.” Image caption Peter Boizot was a boy chorister at cathedral and remained close to Peterborough Peterborough United chaplain Richard Longfoot gave a reading at the service. The vicar of Peterborough …

Teenage Diver Discovers Something Disturbing Off The Coast Of California

If you picture plastic pollution in the ocean, you probably imagine plastic bags, drink straws, and fishing nets, but one California teen has helped to reveal a massively overlooked source of this environmental crisis: golf balls. Just a couple of years ago, Alex Weber was diving in the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary near Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, and was stunned to see the seafloor littered with hundreds of golf balls. Further dives in the area, especially near California’s abundant golf courses, revealed that her local coastline was caked in tens of thousands of balls – a whopping 50,681 of them, to be precise. “You couldn’t see the sand. It was completely white,” she told NPR. “It felt like a shot to the heart.” Alex, …