FA Cup and Premier League: 10 talking points from the weekend

VAR inconsistency in the FA Cup, Nuno Esprito Santos stock continues to rise, and James Maddison shows his class 1) Barkley gets the Goodison pariah treatment Ross Barkley would have known what kind of reception awaited him at Goodison Park: the type rained down on previous Everton escapees such as Wayne Rooney and Joleon Lescott. Goodison might not be much longer for this world, with the latest suggestion being a new stadium for 2023, but for now it retains oldfashioned menace to those who have transgressed the Evertonian code. Barkleys crime among the faithful is to have left Goodison on a cut-price transfer to Chelsea in the January transfer window of last year after running down his contract. As he …

In pictures: Life after the Army

Photographer Ed Gold interviewed soldiers who served in Afghanistan and asked them about their experiences of adjusting to civilian life. Soldiers Callum Wright, Scott Meenagh, Geoff Dunn, Dan Eccles and Terry Jones all served in the Parachute Regiment, known as the Paras. Ed worked with the Paras as a photojournalist in the UK and in Afghanistan, taking thousands of images of army life. The photos shown here document the Para soldiers between July 2010 and July 2011 and when he caught up with them again in 2018 after they left the Army. Callum Wright Initially, Callum wanted to be a tank transporter like his two older brothers but then decided he would rather be in the “nitty gritty” of combat …

Fans and players celebrate Grand Slam

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWales won an emphatic 25-7 victory over Ireland at the Principality Stadium on Saturday Hundreds of rugby fans joined the Wales national team in Cardiff Bay to celebrate winning the Grand Slam. Celebrations after victory over Ireland to win the Six Nations continued throughout the weekend. They included a special event at the Senedd to mark a fourth Slam in 14 years. Receiving big cheers from the crowd, head coach Warren Gatland said how he has “really loved his time here.” Live updates: Celebrations at Cardiff Bay after Wales’ Grand Slam victory He added that when he joined the team: “There was no way to go but up.” Image caption First Minister …

Video games are now a legitimate high school sport

Atlanta (CNN Business)Competitive video game playing, also known as esports, is now a high school varsity sport in eight states. Two teams of students with six players each faced off in a video game game called “Smite,” one of the three high-school-sanctioned esport games, in which they battle each other as gods and other mythological characters. According to Brian Prokes, the center’s executive director, the facility’s goal is to level the playing field and give anybody an opportunity to compete. “If there are two schools that don’t have the facilities to host a five-on-five tournament, we are here for them,” he said. The regular esports season runs through the end of April, with playoffs and finals starting in May. A …

What we know so far in the college admissions cheating scandal

(CNN)The massive college admissions scam is a harsh reminder that wealthy families can cheat their way to even greater privilege. And some say this scandal is just the tip of the iceberg. Actresses Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman are among the dozens of parents facing federal charges. Others charged include nine coaches at elite schools; two SAT/ACT administrators; an exam proctor; a college administrator; and a CEO who admitted he wanted to help the wealthiest families get their kids into elite colleges. How did this scheme work? It was all orchestrated by William Rick Singer, CEO of a college admissions prep company called The Key. Singer pleaded guilty to four charges Tuesday and admitted that everything a prosecutor accused him …

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 …

Prosecutors offer Patriots owner Kraft plea deal over massage parlor charges

Florida prosecutors have offered a plea deal to the New England Patriots owner, Robert Kraft, after he was charged with paying for illicit sex at a massage parlor Florida prosecutors have offered a plea deal to the New England Patriots owner, Robert Kraft, after he was His team then won the Super Bowl in Atlanta, the Patriots sixth NFL championship under his ownership. NFL has not taken any action against him but has said its personal conduct policy applies equally to everyone in the NFL and it will handle this allegation in the same way we would handle any issue under the policy. Krafts wife, Myra Hiatt Kraft, died in 2011. He has been dating 39-year-old actress Ricki Noel Lander …

Chiefs Hill linked to domestic battery case in suburban Kansas City

The Chiefs are investigating an incident in which star receiver Tyreek Hill was involved in a domestic battery episode in suburban Kansas City earlier this week The Chiefs are investigating an incident in which star receiver Tyreek Hill was involved in a domestic battery episode in suburban Kansas City earlier this week. The team said in a statement to the Associated Press that it was aware of a police report filed Thursday by the Overland Park Police Department that lists Hills address and identifies a juvenile as the victim. Hills fiance, Crystal Espinal, is identified among others involved. The couple has a 3-year-old son, Zev. No charges have been filed in the case, but Chiefs spokesman Ted Crews said the …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Man Says Women Should Stop Complaining About Period Pain Unless They Know What A Scraped Knee Pain Feels Like, Gets Shut Down

Apparently, periods are small potatoes to other forms of bleeding – for example, a skinned knee. A guy took to Twitter to not only imply that women overreact about cramps, but also that when it came to pain nothing quite compares to scrapping your knee during a game. Well sir, in that case, can you imagine being a female athlete? In response to his ludicrous statement, women across the internet didn’t hesitate to put him in his place. This Twitter user received a heavy flow of backlash after he tweeted a comparison between period pain and a skinned knee Image credits: Image credits: Image credits: Image credits: Image credits: Image credits: KylePlantEmoji pircesinha Peachy_RM Peachy_RM ess_phoenix zadidoll Rose_Embolism pircesinha Image …

Joe Biden readies major endorsements and message of strength ahead of likely 2020 run

(CNN)Joe Biden didn’t clear the field, so he’s poised to join it. His verbal slip — intentional or not — drew laughter in the room and considerable attention outside, but it was the words “new left” that may have offered the best clue about how he plans to run a third bid for the White House. He plans to emphasize the record of the Obama administration over his own long record from the Senate and intends to push back on any notion he’s not progressive enough for today’s Democratic Party. As he prepares for a possible run, Biden has hunkered down for strategy sessions with a tight knit group of advisers and held meetings with top Democrats and elected officials. …

The story behind the Sala transfer flights

From the beginning of December through to a few days before the fatal crash, a succession of journeys were made between the UK and France by the various parties involved in the transfer deal. Football agent Willie McKay, who brokered the deal, has said he and his family arranged and paid for these flights. What do we know about these flights? A BBC Wales investigation has found the flights were conducted by three different companies or individuals. We understand that all were filed on flight plans as “general aviation” – therefore private, rather than commercial flights – and that none flew under an Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC) An AOC is a licence which charter companies obtain from the CAA – …

Liverpool sees off Bayern Munich as Messi inspires Barcelona

(CNN)As the political uncertainty surrounding the UK’s future relationship with Europe shows no sign of reaching a resolution, Liverpool, like all three of its Premier League rivals, just can’t get enough of the continent’s most prestigious tournament. Liverpool, along with Tottenham, Manchester United and Manchester City, will all compete in the last eight of the competition — coincidentally four teams whose cities all voted to remain in the 2016 Brexit referendum.