The NFL finally returns on Thursday night as the Philadelphia Eagles begin their defence of the Super Bowl crown. Philly face off against the Atlanta Falcons on the opening night, where we will be able to judge for the first time just how possible it is that they become the first team to go back-to-back since the New England Patriots in 2004 and 2005. A new season represents a clean slate for all 32 teams, with a host of contenders in the mix to go all the way to the Super Bowl in Atlanta in February. Can the Patriots claim their third title in five years? Are the Jaguars close to being the real deal? Who are the rookies that you need to look out for? We look ahead to the season with six key talking points... 1) London-born Ajayi's Eagles aim to avoid Super Bowl hangover The Eagles resisted the temptation to trade Nick Foles at his peak market value after he miraculously led Philadelphia to the Super Bowl. That will allow the organisation to be patient with franchise QB Carson Wentz … [Read more...] about 6 talking points ahead of new NFL season
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0 Have your say Summer signing Florian Jozefzoon scored twice as a much-changed Hull City side were hammered by Derby County in the Carabao Cup at the KCOM. Fellow summer arrival Martyn Waghorn also broke his duck for the Rams as Frank Lampard’s outfit won the battle of the second strings in front of a sparse crowd. Mason Mount added a late fourth to complete the rout.Hull will hope more fans turn up on Saturday when the clubs do it all over again with Championship points up for grabs.Four academy graduates started for Hull while Derby had the likes of former Tigers midfielder Tom Huddlestone and experienced defender and captain Richard Keogh in their starting side. Both teams showed numerous changes with the home side numbering nine and the visitors eight.The visitors took the lead their dominance deserved after 24 minutes when a ball over the top from Bradley Johnson played Waghorn through and he took it on his chest before lobbing George Long.The … [Read more...] about Hull City 0 Derby County 4: Stand-ins on stage as Tigers lose ‘rehearsal’
Glenavon hammer Ballymena 4-0 - and all the rest of Friday's Irish League action BelfastTelegraph.co.uk It was another thrilling night of Irish League action, 12 goals across three games as Glenavon and Ards picked up big wins while Coleraine were held. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/sport/football/irish-league/glenavon-hammer-ballymena-40-and-all-the-rest-of-fridays-irish-league-action-37249912.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/incoming/article37249903.ece/44ec8/AUTOCROP/h342/glenavon_ballymena_24082029.jpg Email It was another thrilling night of Irish League action, 12 goals across three games as Glenavon and Ards picked up big wins while Coleraine were held. Here's all you need to know from Friday night's games: Glenavon 4-0 Ballymena United Glenavon made it three wins it a row with an entertaining second half display to punish 10-man Ballymena. The hosts opened the scoring on the hour-mark with a flowing move. The classy Mark Sykes slipped a through ball to Rhys … [Read more...] about Glenavon hammer Ballymena 4-0
New season; same old Liverpool (and West Ham). Mo Salah and Sadio Mane picked up from where they left off last season as they fired Jurgen Klopp's men to a routine victory at Anfield. The Egyptian suffered a heartbreaking end to the previous campaign when he hobbled off injured in the Champions League final. He struggled through his country's World Cup campaign unable to make an impact but made it clear on Sunday that he will be no one-season wonder. It took Salah less than 20 minutes to get on to the scoresheet as new boy Naby Keita fed Andrew Robertson on the left and the Scot's cross was turned in by the former Roma and Chelsea man. Robertson was involved in Liverpool's second on the stroke of half-time as his ball to the far post was headed back across goal by James Milner and Mane tapped home. The Senegal international added his second eight minutes after the break when he was fed by Roberto Firmino befroe tucking the ball home - albeit from an offside position. Substitute Daniel … [Read more...] about Talking points from Liverpool’s win over West Ham
Science & Environment By Isabella Kaminski Environment Writer 12 May 2016 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-36078295 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Successive governments have made popular pledges to plant large numbers … [Read more...] about Is there any point in planting new trees?