What's not to like about Urban Meyer? The appointed savior of the Jacksonville Jaguars football team won more than 85 percent of his games during an illustrious 17-year college-coaching career. He's come a long way since Bowling Green -- and made a lot of green on his way to Jacksonville.
Portugal's Finance Minister Joao Leao has tested positive for the coronavirus, his office said on Saturday, a day after he took part in an in-person meeting in Lisbon with top EU officials including Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen. The 46-year-old minister has so far shown no symptoms and will continue to work from home during a period of self-isolation, a statement from his ministry said. Leao's positive test result was announced more than 24 hours after he attended the meeting at the Belem Cultural Center on Friday to discuss Portugal's top priorities during its six-month EU presidency, which started this month.
Borussia Dortmund had to come from behind to rescue a 1-1 home draw against struggling Mainz 05 on Saturday that kept them in fourth place in the title race, four points off the top. Dortmund, who missed a late penalty, did everything right in the first half with close to 70 percent possession and 11 shots on goal, but they wasted a slew of chances and Jude Bellingham also hit the woodwork. Mainz struck with their first chance after the break as Levin Oztunali picked up the ball in midfield, charged towards the Dortmund goal, beat one defender and then released an unstoppable left-footed missile from 25 metres out.
Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman says he will allow Lionel Messi to take a decision on his fitness ahead of the Spanish Super Cup final against Athletic Bilbao on Sunday. Messi missed Wednesday's penalty shootout victory over Real Sociedad after picking up an injury in last weekend's victory over Granada.
Michail Antonio's early goal proved enough for West Ham United to beat a toothless Burnley 1-0 and move into the top eight in the Premier League at the London Stadium on Saturday. The powerhouse striker stabbed the ball home from close range in the ninth minute after Burnley defender James Tarkowski failed to clear a cross, Antonio's 40th Premier League goal for the club.
Maupay struck in the 17th minute, finishing off a flowing move started by Alexis Mac Allister, who burst into the United box after a quick exchange of passes with Leandro Trossard before squaring the ball for the Frenchman to tap home. Patrick Bamford squandered a chance to equalise two minutes later when he scuffed his shot with the goal at his mercy after Raphinha's low cross. Trossard nearly extended Brighton's lead in the 24th minute, but the Belgian cannoned his shot off the crossbar after charging virtually unchallenged into the Leeds box.
He replaces Stanley Tucci.
Ben Moseley serenades his newborn while playing guitar. What a heartwarming moment!
Whether it’s a coral sky shimmering in the reflections of the Oscar Niemeyer-built Mondadori building outside Milan, or the rubble and rust of an abandoned steel mine in the hinterlands north of the city, sensory experience is part of the Zegna show phenomenon. Alessandro Sartori, the house’s creative director, doesn’t so much proffer a catwalk show as curate a moment and a mood. So the new digital way of doing things, while we patiently await the vaccine roll out, doesn’t lend itself naturally to his way of messaging. That said, the brand has gone further than most in exploring the capabilities of a 2D presentation, and its autumn/winter 21 show came with a script entitled Re(set) and an immersive catwalk film of models wending their way around new, emerging areas of Milan.
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Celtic's misguided mid-season trip to Dubai cost them two more points as, without 13 self-isolating players, the Scottish champions were held 0-0 at home by Livingston.
Tunisian Prime Minister Hichem Mechichi named 12 new ministers on Saturday in a cabinet reshuffle he hopes will inject new blood into his government amid rising political tensions and an unprecedented economic crisis. Saied and Mechichi are at odds over their respective powers and political alliances, jeopardising the stability required to push through much-needed reforms. Mechichi named Youssef Zouaghi as justice minister, Sofien Ben Touns as minister of energy and Oussama Kheriji as minister of agriculture.
'My form is improving' says former world champion
France winger Damian Penaud said Clermont were "satisfied" after Jean-Pascal Barraque kicked his first penalty goal in more than four years to take them up to fourth in the Top 14 after Saturday's 16-16 draw at Bordeaux-Begles.
Lawyers for Venezuela's central bank on Thursday said opposition leader Juan Guaido rejected a proposed deal to buy coronavirus vaccines in Britain, an assertion the opposition dismissed as false. The lawyers said the bank - whose board was named by President Nicolas Maduro - requested the support of an ad-hoc central bank board appointed by Guaido to transfer $120 million in funds frozen in Britain to Gavi, an alliance seeking to improve poor countries' vaccine access. "Due to international sanctions the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic in Venezuela have worsened, and President Maduro's government has been unable to effect payment to Gavi to secure access to COVID-19 vaccines by any other means," the central bank's lawyers at Zaiwalla & Co said in a statement.
The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) said it is "deeply disappointed" by Mexico's decision to close its investigation of ex-Defense Minister Salvador Cienfuegos, after the Mexican attorney general decided to not press charges. The decision, which Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador publicly backed on Friday, threatens to strain strategic U.S.-Mexico security ties. A DOJ spokesperson said late on Friday that the department "fully stands by its investigation and charges in this matter."
Forty-seven players were barred from practising for a fortnight Saturday in a major setback to their Australian Open preparations after passengers on two charter flights that brought them to Melbourne tested positive to Covid-19.
Bambolim (Goa) [India], January 16 (ANI): Mumbai City FC and Hyderabad FC played out an evenly fought goalless draw in the Indian Super League (ISL) match at the GMC Stadium, Bambolim, on Saturday.
There’s the sort of wealth that buys designer clothes. Then there’s the sort of wealth that shuts down Rodeo Drive for a private Lunar New Year party, has a nine-piece band and a Gucci claw machine for a 1-year-old’s birthday, and takes a friend to their favorite restaurant — in Paris — as a treat. […]