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British surfer breaks his back in massive wipe-out in Portugal British surfer breaks his back in massive wipe-out in Portugal
- November 10, 2017

He broke the L2 vertebra in his lower back. Cotton told reporters: "What can I say?" He's already dreaming of the next big wave. "Thank you to all the lifeguards and crew on the beach who help (ed) stabilise me and do a great spinal recovery", he said. (more...)
United Kingdom inventor sets human powered jet suit record United Kingdom inventor sets human powered jet suit record
- November 10, 2017

By that point though it didn't matter because Richard had made already history with Gravity's game-changing invention. A British man set a Guinness World Record for the fastest speed in a body-controlled jet engine power suit this week. (more...)
Emotional Brian Boyle scores but Devils lose 3-2 in OT
- November 10, 2017

Boyle said he was feeling relatively unaffected by the disease upon diagnosis and that it would be treatable with medication, but he wasn't able to make his Devils debut until almost a month into the season. Boyle's goal just put an exclamation on the emotion the Devils showed off the opening faceoff, perhaps a response to coach John Hynes' challenge. Skating around to his right as his teammates surrounded him, Boyle's face erupted into a scream of relief and tears as he pumped his arm into ... (more...)
Hawks probe information leak linked to Jacques Pauw's book — Newsflash Hawks probe information leak linked to Jacques Pauw's book — Newsflash
- November 10, 2017

Instead of investigating what Pauw's explosive new book reveals about the agency - including that millions of Rands of taxpayers' money was blown on a bogus parallel intelligence network - the SSA has chosen to "shoot the messenger". SSA spokesperson Brian Dube said the charges that were opened related to the contravention of the Intelligence Services Act. But despite initial media reports claiming that Pauw had been charged, Hawks spokesperson Hangwani Mulaudzi said this was not the case. (more...)
Adidas reveals Russian Federation 2018 World Cup matchball Adidas reveals Russian Federation 2018 World Cup matchball
- November 10, 2017

According to the official statement form FIFA, the new ball is: "A reinvention of a classic model with a brand-new panel design and the latest technology: in an exciting re-imagining, Adidas today revealed the official match ball for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia, which pays homage to the first-ever Adidas World Cup ball". (more...)
Another round of layoffs to hit ESPN, SportsCenter this month Another round of layoffs to hit ESPN, SportsCenter this month
- November 10, 2017

Dynamic change demands an increased focus on versatility and value, and as a result, we have been engaged in the challenging process of determining the talent-anchors, analysts, reporters, writers and those who handle play-by-play-necessary to meet those demands. (more...)
Timmy Jernigan's extension portends D-line dominance for years to come Timmy Jernigan's extension portends D-line dominance for years to come
- November 10, 2017

He's one of many offseason acquistions that are paying off for Philadelphia. While no longer tasked with reading and reacting to each play, the former Florida State Seminole has been able to utilize his power, speed and relentless motor to burst into the offensive backfield on virtually every play. (more...)
Oops! Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 Breaks Cover Ahead of Debut Oops! Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 Breaks Cover Ahead of Debut
- November 10, 2017

It appears the new Corvette ZR1 will grace the cover of vehicle and Driver , and CorvetteBlogger.com has somehow managed to get its hands on it. Since all we know is what is on the cover shot, details are still sparse. The 2017 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 is to be revealed on 12 November, ahead of an LA motor show debut later in the month. That's an awfully big rear wing, isn't it? Performance numbers for the 2019 ZR1 include a 0-60 time under 3-seconds, a quarter mile time under ... (more...)
Malky Mackay proud of Scotland players after Netherlands defeat Malky Mackay proud of Scotland players after Netherlands defeat
- November 10, 2017

I've only been in it 10 months and the fact the last performance director wasn't in it very long means there is a need for stability. Obviously I have a level of Premier League experience, but that was all I was asked to do - take the Holland friendly'. (more...)
Cardinals Adam Wainwright wins Silver Slugger Award
- November 10, 2017

He follows Bob Forsch in both 1980 and 1987 and Jason Marquis in 2005. The duo combined for 62 home runs and 172 extra-base hits as the American League Central Division champion Indians won 102 games, including an AL-record 22 straight. Selected to his first All-Star game, Ramirez collected 186 hits, including 29 home runs, and scored 107 runs. The extra-base hits are second-most by a switch hitter in Major League Baseball history, trailing just Lance Berkman's 94 in 2001. (more...)
Wembley to get first sight of video referee for England v Germany Wembley to get first sight of video referee for England v Germany
- November 10, 2017

The FA spent yesterday scouring for reinforcements after injuries to Jordan Henderson, Raheem Sterling and Fabian Delph swelled the list of absentees to six. The pair had treatment during the 1-0 win over Crystal Palace on Sunday. Despite there been numerous players dropping out of the senior squad which has seen Southgatecall on the likes of the uncapped Jack Cork to fill up the spaces, but they will be looking to impress against Joachim Löw's men on Friday before welcoming Brazil on ... (more...)
OJ Simpson reportedly kicked out of Las Vegas hotel OJ Simpson reportedly kicked out of Las Vegas hotel
- November 10, 2017

It's been pretty well known that OJ Simpson has basically been roaming around Vegas from bar to bar, casino to casino on the regular since he got out of prison. The news outlet says Simpson was "disruptive" and that glasses were broken at the bar. According to audio published by TMZ , a dispatcher mentions that "Orenthal is here" at Clique, a club inside the Cosmopolitan. (more...)
Attorneys Set to Deliver Closing Arguments in Det. Brian Moore Murder Trial Attorneys Set to Deliver Closing Arguments in Det. Brian Moore Murder Trial
- November 10, 2017

A Queens man has been found guilty of murder and other charges in the slaying of a 25-year-old NYPD officer gunned down in his patrol vehicle, right next to his partner, two and a half years ago. He died two days later at a hospital. Jansen testified that Moore asked Blackwell if he "got something" on him. Queens Executive Assistant District Attorney Daniel Saunders said the case was complicated and included dense testimony, but judging from the speed of the verdict, he said, jurors ... (more...)
Controversy as Switzerland beats Northern Ireland 1-0 Controversy as Switzerland beats Northern Ireland 1-0
- November 10, 2017

Switzerland got behind their defence in the 18th minute, Haris Seferovic stretching to reach Shaqiri's terrific pass over the top and poke in a volley that Michael McGovern had to claw away. "Our support has been fantastic and they will come to support us again". This, however, was not the way the referee saw it - awarding a penalty for handball by the defender, who also received a yellow card which would rule him out of the second leg in Basel on Sunday. (more...)
Croatia rout Greece, close in on World Cup Croatia rout Greece, close in on World Cup
- November 10, 2017

The result left the Greeks with a hard task to overhaul the deficit in Athens on Sunday if they are to reach their third successive finals. Croatia secured a big victory over Greece , while Switzerland edged past the Northern Ireland in Thursday's 2018 World Cup play-off ties. (more...)
Martellus Bennett back with Patriots Martellus Bennett back with Patriots
- November 09, 2017

The Packers signed Bennett after he helped the New England Patriots win the Super Bowl last season, but now it appears the team could be in a sticky situation with the Super Bowl victor. Bennett was released with the designation that he failed to disclose a physical condition. The injury would've ruled him out for the team's Week 10 matchup with the Chicago Bears if he had remained on the team long enough. (more...)
Ezekiel Elliott's Preliminary Injunction Denied, Suspension Back in Place
- November 10, 2017

Now sitting at.500, the Falcons are nowhere near as impressive as they were expected to be. Right now the Falcons and their backers should be pulling for the Cowboys to beat the Lions om Monday night (even though Dallas already has clinched home field in the NFC playoffs). (more...)
Arsenal name their price for Ozil as Man Utd prepare January offer Arsenal name their price for Ozil as Man Utd prepare January offer
- November 09, 2017

Mesut Ozil wants Jack Wilshere's number 10 shirt as part of the terms for him signing a new contract with Arsenal , according to reports in the British media. However, it's understood that Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger would prefer a swap deal involving Sanchez and PSG ace Julian Draxler. Silverware, though, has been relatively thin on the ground, though he has netted a trio of FA Cup winners medals. (more...)
Witnesses say Roy Halladay's plane was flying low, diving before crashing Witnesses say Roy Halladay's plane was flying low, diving before crashing
- November 09, 2017

Michael Felger, co-host of Boston's 98.5 Felger and Mazz with Tony Massarotti, said Halladay was an "idiot" and a "jackass" for risking his life by becoming a private pilot. Felger compared Halladay's death to Steve Irwin, "The Crocodile Hunter", who was stung by a stingray in 2006, and to Dale Earnhardt, who died in a NASCAR accident. (more...)
United Kingdom gold jewellery demand hit by pre-Brexit jitters United Kingdom gold jewellery demand hit by pre-Brexit jitters
- November 09, 2017

The nation's gold demand in the July-September quarter dropped 24 percent from a year ago to 145.9 tonnes, the WGC said in a report published on Thursday. The amount of gold going into smartphones and gadgets is on the rise - even as global demand for the metal slumps to an eight-year low. Russian Federation and Turkey together added almost 95t of gold to global official reserves. (more...)

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