Bangladesh cricket team escape Christchurch mosque shooting

Batsman Tamim Iqbal says he and his teammates fled after shots were fired at the Masjid Al Noor mosque in the New Zealand city The Bangladesh cricket team just escaped after shots were fired at a Christchurch mosque near to where the team was due to play the final Test match of their tour of New Zealand. Bangladesh Cricket confirmed, after taking refuge in the immediate aftermath in the dressing rooms at Hagley Oval. Australias Under-19s women side, who are also on tour in New Zealand and were staying in the same hotel as the Bangladesh team, were also confirmed safe. Opening batsman Tamim Iqbal, Bangladeshs highest run scorer, said he and his teammates were able to flee the scene. …

Conor McGregor charged with strong-armed robbery after alleged altercation with fan

UFCs biggest star, Conor McGregor, has been arrested in Florida for stealing the phone of someone who was trying to take his photo UFCs biggest star, Conor McGregor, has been arrested in Florida for stealing the phone of someone who was trying to take his photo. According to a Miami Beach police report, the 30-year-old was arrested on Monday afternoon and charged with strong-armed robbery and criminal mischief. McGregor was leaving the Fontainebleau Miami Beach shortly after 5am when a 22-year-old man attempted to take his picture. Police say McGregor slapped the phone out of the mans hand and then stamped on it several times. Investigators say McGregor then grabbed the phone and left the area. Police later found McGregor …

My critics need to look in the mirror Bottas hits out after Australian GP win

Finlands Valtteri Bottas said he has entered the Formula One season with a fresh approach after his victory in Melbourne Valtteri Bottas hit out at his detractors and claimed he has entered the new season with a fresh approach after an emphatic win at the Australian Grand Prix. The Finn won the opening race of the 2019 campaign ahead of his Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton, who acknowledged he had been outraced by Bottas but, in finishing second, said he had been struggling with the balance of his car due to damage. Ferrari finished with Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc in fourth and fifth, with the Scuderia using team orders, instructing Leclerc not to attack Vettel in the closing stages. They …

Zinedine Zidane responds to the call to save Real Madrid from darkness | Sid Lowe

With infighting rife, the man who brought Madrid such riches in Europe has made a remarkable return to the Bernabu Darkness descended on Real Madrid, the metaphor visiting them on a Sunday night in Valladolid, light not let in until the following evening when he returned. The week after they lost it all, the man returned who won it all. Zinedine Zidane is back. Less than a year since he walked out, insisting that this was a see you later not a goodbye, he has walked back in again. Just how different the place is, just how bad it had got in his absence, was shown by seven days in which it all slipped through their fingers. Shown too, by …

Blind runner, guide dog trio makes history in NYC Half Marathon

(CNN)Thomas Panek and his running guide dogs Westley, Waffle and Gus made history on Sunday in the 2019 New York City Half Marathon. According to the race website, Panek’s team finished the race in just shy of two hours and 21 minutes. An avid runner, Panek had no intention to give up the sport, even after losing his eyesight in his early 20s. Thanks to volunteer human guides, he has since completed 20 marathons. Still, Panek missed the feeling of independence, which ultimately inspired him to start a formal training program for running guide dogs. “It never made sense to me to walk out the door and leave my guide dog behind when I love to run and they love …

Mikaela Shiffrin adds to dazzling season with first super-G crystal globe

The American sensation won the World Cup super-G title for her 10th career crystal globe at the World Cup finals on Thursday Mikaela Shiffrin won the World Cup super-G title for her 10th career crystal globe, and Dominik Paris secured the mens title by winning the season-ending race at the World Cup finals on Thursday. Both skiers won super-G titles at the world championships five weeks ago, but had not won the season-long World Cup prize in the discipline before. Shiffrin finished fourth in the womens race, which was won by Viktoria Rebensburg of Germany, for her first globe in a speed discipline. She has also won three overall titles and six slalom titles, and is a strong favorite to …

Prisoners in England to be taught code

The hope is that the trials will eventually lead to a network of coding workshops in UK prisons. The programme is modelled on the Last Mile project in the San Quentin prison, in California, which has helped almost 500 offenders find jobs after release, with none of those taking part reoffending. That compares with a national reoffending rate in the US of 55%. Reoffending in the UK is estimated to cost around £15bn, according to the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport. Minster for Digital Margot James said: “The government is committed to stopping the cycle of reoffending and a valuable asset to prevent recidivism is employment. “Equipping offenders with coding skills will help them into life-changing work and …

UFC star Conor McGregor arrested after police say he smashed a fan’s phone

(CNN)A fan just wanted a picture with Ultimate Fighting Championship star Conor McGregor, but Miami police say McGregor wasn’t having it. CNN has reached out to McGregor’s press team, the victim and the UFC. UFC Star Conor McGregor charged with assault McGregor was previously handed a six-month suspension and fined $50,000 after an October post-fight brawl with Khabib Nurmagomedov, who scaled the octagon to launch an attack on McGregor’s team after defeating the Irishman to maintain his unbeaten 27-0 record last year. Members of Nurmagomedov’s team were also involved in a fracas with the beaten McGregor. Last April, McGregor was charged with assault, attempted assault and criminal mischief after he and others allegedly attacked a bus carrying UFC fighters at …

Real Madrid wins first game of Zinedine Zidane’s second spell

(CNN)Zinedine Zidane began his second spell in charge of Real Madrid with victory after Isco and Gareth Bale scored in a 2-0 win against Celta Vigo Saturday. “The sensations are good,” Zidane was quoted as saying by London’s Evening Standard. “We went in search of the win and we got it. We didn’t start well, but we had to be patient. We improved at the end of the first half and in the second. I’m happy.” Real is third in the La Liga table, two points behind Atletico Madrid and nine behind leader Barcelona. READ: How Euro-kings Real lost crown READ: Amazing Ajax humble Real Madrid Zidane resigned after last year’s Champions League final victory against Liverpool, but was asked …

Women’s football looks to the future

International team manager Alfie Wylie says the traditional stereotypes and prejudices – that football is a game for boys and men – no longer apply. He said the game now has an infrastructure to allow the best players to flourish. “There has been fantastic development in the women’s game over the last 17 years,” he told BBC News NI. “The women’s game is very much accepted now and the IFA has continued to lead and develop the women’s game at all levels,” he said. Image copyright IFA Image caption Developing talent is now a key objective for the sport’s governing body Caoimhe McLaughlin has been with Derry City since she was 13 and is now both player and assistant manager. …

No plan, no courage German press lays into Bayern after Liverpool loss

Bayern Munich were heavily criticised after their defeat, with Der Spiegel writing that German football has been left behind For the first time in 13 years there will be no German club in the Champions League quarter-finals, a fact not lost on the countrys media the morning after Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

Poetic justice: how Jay-Z became a civil rights champion

The rapper has involved himself, and his legal team, in a string of legal cases involving black men mistreated by law enforcement On an early Monday morning in February, 11-year-old Jabari Talbot, who is African American, decided not to stand for the pledge of allegiance in his classroom at Lawton Chiles Middle Academy. Another classmate, who is not African American, joined him, a civil rights complaint obtained by the Guardian claims, but the child was not questioned by the substitute teacher. Equality in this country is not fair … black people are not treated fairly, he answered the teacher when asked why he would not stand, adding, [and] police dont treat black people fairly. Within minutes, as if to prove …

Cristiano Ronaldo hat-trick keeps Juve’s Champions League dream alive

(CNN)Cristiano Ronaldo was under no illusions when he signed for Juventus last July. It was the first time Juventus had come back from a two-goal defeat in the first leg, prompting Ronaldo to tell Sky Italia: “Maybe that’s why Juventus signed me. To help it do things that it had never done before. This result is a great push for the future, we’re strong and we showed it.” Atletico must be sick of the sight of Ronaldo pushing for the future — he’s now scored a remarkable 25 goals in 33 games against the Spanish side. His winning strike — his eighth Champions League hat-trick — sparked wild celebrations inside Juventus Stadium and must have made those in the higher …

Manchester City enjoy seven-goal stroll into last eight against limp Schalke

Sergio Ageros double showed Manchester City the path to seven-goal heaven and a place in the Champions League quarter-finals For Manchester City it was an evening of spectacular superiority. They have had a lot of those occasions at the Etihad and perhaps the scariest part, for all the other sides in Fridays quarter-final draw, is that there were long spells when it did not even feel like Pep Guardiolas team were playing at their maximum point of expression. They did not have to reach their highest peaks when the imbalance of talent was so lopsided, when Leroy San can play this beautifully and there were players on the bench, namely Phil Foden and Gabriel Jesus, who could enter the play …

Outpouring of support from UK after NZ attack

Image copyright PA Image caption A man hands out flowers to Muslims as they leave Birmingham Central Mosque as Friday prayers finish Report End of Twitter post by @sandwellcouncil People gathered for prayers at mosques across the UK, including at the East London Mosque and London Muslim Centre, which urged its community to “be more vigilant than ever”. Meanwhile, Finsbury Park Mosque, whose worshippers were targeted in a terror attack in June 2017, shared a picture of flowers and a note of support which it had received from members of the local community. Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionLondon imam Mohammed Mahmoud calls for a crackdown on far-right extremism Mohammed Mahmoud, who made headlines when he stood …

Manchester United have no fear of Barcelona, says Ole Gunnar Solskjr

Ole Gunnar Solskjr said Manchester United hold no fear of Barcelona but would need luck on their side in the Champions League quarter-final Ole Gunnar Solskjr has said Manchester United have no fear of facing Barcelona after drawing them in the Champions League quarter-finals. United host the five-times European champions on 10 April before the return the following week, with the winners facing a semi-final against Liverpool or Porto. The draw also threw up an all-Premier League tie involving Manchester City and Tottenham, whose next opponents will be Ajax or Juventus. Solskjr said United were not scared to face anyone, having The Fiver: sign up and get our daily football email. Liverpool against Porto is a rerun of last seasons …