Ice warnings as snow disrupts weekend

Thames Valley Police say they rescued an eight-week-old baby from a vehicle which came off a road in icy conditions in Bracknell, Berkshire, on Friday night, and ended up in a ditch. Parts of southern England saw 19cm (7.5in) of snow on Friday, with motorists stuck in vehicles overnight and falling trees blocking train lines. Highways England said police had worked until 02:00 GMT on Saturday to free vehicles from the M3 near Basingstoke. Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionAmbulance rescued on snowy road in Basingstoke Up to 1,500 people were without left power in the Basingstoke area of Hampshire – but power was restored around lunchtime. Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks said its engineers had struggled …

A star is born: Future looks bright for newborn foal with superstar parents

(CNN)With so much pressure and expectation, being born to superstar parents mustn’t be easy — but that hasn’t stopped the horse racing world from getting very excited about a baby boy. Visit CNN.com/Sport for more news, features and video

Emiliano Sala: Tears for missing footballer as Nantes pays emotional tribute in Ligue 1 match

(CNN)On an emotional evening in Nantes, players and fans paid tribute to missing footballer Emiliano Sala in the French team’s first match since the plane carrying the Argentine striker disappeared from radar last week. A video featuring the 28-year-old’s highlights was played before the match and in the warm-up Nantes players wore white shirts bearing a photo of Sala and the message “On t’aime Emi” — which translates as “We love you Emi” — on the back, while a picture of the player covered the center circle. As the players shook hands before kick-off, his name was spelled out by supporters using yellow and green cards in the stands. READ: Touching tributes to Emiliano Sala Some Cardiff fans had traveled …

Mikaela Shiffrin takes aim at record books with win at Maribor

(CNN)Mikaela Shiffrin maintained her dominance on Saturday with her 13th victory of the season, comfortably winning the slalom World Cup event at Maribor, Slovenia. “It’s always a big fight, but it’s something I’m really proud of this whole season. My team has done a great job … it’s hard to put it into words.” The win came a day after Shiffrin finished tied for first place in the giant slalom with Slovakia’s Petra Vlhova. The results earned Shiffrin a Golden Fox Trophy, awarded to the highest finisher in both technical disciplines for the tournament in Maribor. “The first time I won the Golden Fox I thought, I’m starting to be more than just a slalom skier and that’s a nice …

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 …

Marcel Hirscher’s World Cup quest derailed by German snowstorm

(CNN)Marcel Hirscher’s quest for his eighth straight World Cup title has been put on hold. Visit cnn.com/sport for more news and videos READ: Shiffrin takes aim at record books with win at Maribor READ: Why Kitzbuhel downhill is skiing’s wildest race READ: Skiing’s bucket-list party even Arnie can’t miss Last week Hirscher won at Schladming’s infamous night slalom for his 10th victory of the season and 68th World Cup win overall. The 29-year-old Austrian skiing superstar is third on the all-time list of World Cup wins, now just 14 behind US speed queen Lindsey Vonn, who is set to retire at the end of this year. Swedish great Ingemar Stenmark, who retired in 1989, leads with 86 race victories. The …

Qatar stuns Japan to win Asian Cup

(CNN)Qatar produced the most famous moment in its sporting history Friday after defeating Japan 3-1 in the final of the Asian Cup. Qatar’s 4-0 win over the UAE in the semifinal was particularly difficult for the host nation to swallow, but this result is likely to prove even more embarrassing with celebrations likely to last all night in Doha. The boycott of Qatar, the worst diplomatic crisis to hit the Gulf Arab states in decades, followed allegations that the state was supporting terrorism and destabilizing the region. Qatar rejected the accusations, labeling them “unjustified” and “baseless.” READ: Qatar crisis: What you need to know Much of the criticism aimed at Qatar comes from its alleged support of the Muslim Brotherhood, …

Briton held in UAE in football shirt row

The Foreign Office said it is providing assistance to a British man and is in touch with the UAE authorities. United Arab Emirates profile The UAE and four other countries in the region are currently engaged in a political and diplomatic stand-off with Qatar after they accused the state of supporting radical and Islamist groups. On its website, the Foreign Office warns travellers to the UAE of a June 2017 announcement “that showing sympathy for Qatar on social media or by any other means of communication is an offence. “Offenders could be imprisoned and subject to a substantial fine”. ‘Loved sport’ Mr Ahmad is said to have travelled to the UAE for a holiday. He was arrested after watching Qatar …

Rafael Nadal engaged to girlfriend of 14 years Mery Perello

(CNN)Tennis star Rafael Nadal and long-term girlfriend Mery Perello are set to get married later this year following the couple’s recent engagement. She was in Nadal’s team box at the Australian Open, only the second time she has supported him Down Under with the couple reportedly preferring to not travel together to every tournament. Nadal’s defeat to Djokovic means the Spaniard remains second on the grand slam all-time list with 17, three behind Roger Federer. ‘I can’t practice’ In October, Nadal’s mind was as far away from tennis as is possible. Flash floods struck his home island of Mallorca, killing 13 people, including the cousin of one of his best friends and her young son. READ: Nadal reveals how he …

The Patriots’ latest Super Bowl challenger is the Rams, in a 2002 Super Bowl rematch

Atlanta (CNN)The Patriots dynasty began in 2002, when a plucky team led by a 49-year-old head coach named Bill Belichick and a 24-year-old quarterback named Tom Brady upset the Rams in Super Bowl XXXVI. “Ready to go,” Goff said. “It’ll be fun. I’m excited. It’s something that you dream about, you work for. You put in all the work since even before this year. You’re constantly thinking about this game and constantly thinking about getting to this game and having a chance to play in this game, and now we have it. Now we have a chance to be world champions and have to prepare our best and get ready to go out there.” The Rams, in their fourth Super …

Five things to know for February 4: Super Bowl, Ralph Northam, Pope Francis

(CNN)Today is Facebook’s 15th birthday. See how this college experiment at Harvard changed the world (for better and worse). Here’s what else you need to know to Get Up to Speed and Out the Door. (You can also get “5 Things You Need to Know Today” delivered to your inbox daily. Sign up here.) Well this sounds familiar, doesn’t it: The New England Patriots are Super Bowl champs. Tom Brady, Bill Belichick and the gang had to grind out a 13-3 victory over the L.A. Rams in Atlanta in what shockingly turned out to be a defensive battle. Brady and Belichick have now won six Super Bowls together, and the Pats are tied with the Pittsburgh Steelers for the most …

5 things to know for January 31: Cold, Russia probe, Foxconn, immigration, Fed rates

(CNN)Step inside the cave in Siberia that sheltered the first known humans 300,000 years ago. Here’s what else you need to know to Get Up to Speed and Out the Door. (You can also get “5 Things You Need to Know Today” delivered to your inbox daily. Sign up here.) The Midwest is still stuck in a deep freeze. The temperature is well below zero in many states, thanks to a breakdown in the polar vortex that’s flooding the region with the coldest air it’s seen in years. Chicago set an all-time record low of 27 below zero. And residents are reporting hearing a series of mysterious booms. Those are “frost quakes,” which happen when water underground freezes and expands, causing …

Travellers hit by more snow and ice delays

Hundreds of schools across Wales and southern parts of England were closed for the day due to the conditions. At Bristol Airport most of the day’s flights were cancelled. The airport advised passengers to check flight information with their airline but said they expected a normal service on Saturday. Highways England said there was only one lane open from junction 6 to juncton 7 on the M3 westbound near Basingstoke, due to three stranded HGVs. It said surrounding roads were also “treacherous”. Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital made an appeal for nursing staff within walking distance to help, as it faced staffing issues due to the gridlock. Drivers in Surrey also face delays, with the A31 and A3 among the …

Body seen in Emiliano Sala plane wreckage

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe search for answers A body has been seen in the underwater wreckage of the plane that was carrying footballer Emiliano Sala and pilot David Ibbotson. A search on Sunday found the Piper Malibu plane on the seabed off Guernsey, almost two weeks after it went missing. The Air Accident Investigation Branch confirmed the sighting on Monday. Rescue teams are now developing a recovery plan for the plane, which is 67m (207ft) below water. The man who found it said it was “imperative” it was raised from the seabed soon. Image copyright Getty Images/David Ibbotson Image caption Emiliano Sala (left) was on board a plane being flown by pilot David Ibbotson The …

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 …

Michael Bubl knows his name is funny

(CNN)For Michael Bubl, poking fun at his distinct last name is nothing new. “It’s not the first time people have taken advantage of my name and making fun of it,” he said. “I remember walking onto the set of ‘Saturday Night Live’ (in 2010) and me and Jon Hamm were talking and Seth Meyers walked up to us and he said, ‘Listen, I’ve written this thing, it’s really funny it’s called Hamm and Bublé — it’s a sketch about Jon owning this place that only sells the finest pork and champagne products.’ I thought it was hilarious and we were both so giddy about it, and I had the same feeling when I got to read the (Bubly) script.” Outside …