ZELENOGORSK, Russia — With indie music blaring out around the training complex, England's players strolled out for their first World Cup practice session in Russia and were soon bestowed with a large tea urn and a loaf of bread as symbols of local hospitality. Later, they would joke around and take selfies with school children from the local area — Zelenogorsk, just outside St. Petersburg — who waved England flags as their idols trained in front of them. About the same time Wednesday at the other end of Russia, Spain fired its coach and was starting the World Cup seemingly in turmoil. For England, nothing of the sort. In fact, rarely has an England squad come to a major soccer tournament with such a relaxed and easygoing attitude. "I think that's how we've wanted to make it as a team," England striker Jamie Vardy said, "nice and relaxed and enjoyable, where we can have a laugh and a giggle." The real business begins Monday, when England plays Tunisia in Volgograd in … [Read more...] about Youthful England intent on enjoying the ride at World Cup
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Supported by Obituaries By RICHARD SANDOMIRAPRIL 8, 2018 Continue reading the main story Share This Page Continue reading the main story Eric Bristow, a British laborer’s son who began mastering the pub game of darts as a teenager and became a dominant world champion in the 1980s, died on Thursday in Liverpool. He was 60.The cause was a heart attack he suffered outside the Echo Arena after a tournament, where he was working as a hospitality host, the Professional Darts Corporation said.“I’m just a great darts player,” Mr. Bristow said in “Arrows,” a 1979 documentary filmed after he had started winning tournaments.He became nearly unstoppable in the 1980s. Nicknamed the Crafty Cockney, he won five British Darts Organization world titles from 1980 to 1986 using an unusual technique: Before letting a dart fly, he would raise his right pinkie, as if he were daintily lifting a cup of tea. Advertisement Continue reading the main story When … [Read more...] about Eric Bristow, the First Superstar of Darts, Dies at 60
More than 10 years after "DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story," ESPN is launching a real-life ESPN8: The Ocho for a 24-hour special on Tuesday, Aug. 8 (or 8/8). The Ocho will take over ESPNU for a day and air "the finest in seldom seen sports." The special faux channel will start at midnight from Monday going into Tuesday and air coverage of sports like disc golf and trampoline dodgeball. In "DodgeBall," The Ocho is the channel that televises the Las Vegas Dodgeball tournament where the Average Joe's team compete against Globo Gym in order to save their own gym. Ben Stiller reunites "Dodgeball" cast for charity Unfortunately, commentators Cotton McKnight and Pepper Brooks from "DodgeBall" will not be available when ESPN8 airs on Tuesday. Most of the events will also be available on demand and on streaming devices. All of the events have previously aired on ESPN at different times. See below for The Ocho's full schedule. Date Time (ET) Title … [Read more...] about CBS News Logo ESPN8: The Ocho from “Dodgeball” to air for 24 hours
IS this the moment pregnant TV host Helen Skelton's bum was "grabbed" live on TV by a darts pro? The Countryfile host and mum-of-two has claimed she was “grabbed on the a**e” while she was interviewing a man at a sporting event in 2014. A video has now emerged from the time of Helen interviewing Scottish darts player, Ross Montgomery, at the BDO World Darts Championship in Hampshire. It appears to show Helen, who hasn't named the man, looking put out after the darts player - nicknamed The Boss - apparently touches her behind. Montgomery has denied groping the presenter, telling Mail Online: "She wasn’t groped. It was nothing more than a friendly slap on the bottom. "I was spoken to at the time. She was apologised to and she didn’t make a big deal of it. "But using the word grope, that’s a bit much. My wife was in the crowd and it wasn’t a grope." Helen, 34, revealed how she was left feeling "awkward" after the incident while filming for BT … [Read more...] about Is this the moment Helen Skelton was ‘groped’ live on air by darts player?
Updated 12:10 pm, Wednesday, February 21, 2018 Photo: Michael Ciaglo, AP Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 In this Monday, Feb. 19, 2018, photo, former Olympic figure skater Katy Taylor helps Olivia Henry, 8, skate backwards in a circle as she coaches her at the Aerodrome Ice Skating Complex in Houston. (Michael Ciaglo/Houston Chronicle via AP) less In this Monday, Feb. 19, 2018, photo, former Olympic figure skater Katy Taylor helps Olivia Henry, 8, skate backwards in a circle as she coaches her at the Aerodrome Ice Skating Complex in Houston. (Michael ... more Photo: Michael Ciaglo, AP Texas skater finds new purpose after Olympic dream fades 1 / 1 Back to Gallery HOUSTON (AP) — Katy Taylor was 16 as she watched the ladies figure skating competition at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin from her home … [Read more...] about Texas skater finds new purpose after Olympic dream fades